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Position Announcement: Researcher in Applied Tribal Natural Resource Management


The Native Lands Advocacy Project is looking for a motivated candidate for an 18 month full-time position in data development for tribal geographies. The NLAP is a project of Village Earth and the developer of the Native Land Information System (NLIS); an online repository of native land agricultural, climate and natural resource management data. Following the launch of the NLIS, we are starting a new project to tailor natural resource management datasets to facilitate the development of Tribal Integrated Resource Management Plans (IRMPs) and Agriculture Resource Management Plans (ARMPS) in partnership with the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF). 

Following an established protocol, the researcher will be responsible for the development of data outputs to facilitate the completion of IRMPs and ARMPs  for use for tribal entities. To accomplish this work, you will join a dynamic team dedicated to promoting native agriculture and  tribal sovereignty in the United States. You will be supervised and guided through the work but are expected to adapt quickly to a fast-moving applied research setting. Knowledge of tribal and/or Native Land issues in the United States is required for this position. Individuals with Native American, Alaskan or Hawaiian descent are particularly encouraged to apply. 


Work will start January or February 2022 and will be done primarily remotely with the possibility of short fieldworks in the United States.


  • Process tabular and spatial Data
  • Deliver Key Data Outputs in Table and Interactive Tableau Formats
  • Write metadata and Summary Reports
  • Write associated Blog Posts and Reports
  • Keeping tasks on schedule


  • Masters Degree or Bachelor with significant experience in Natural Resource Management, Environmental or Social Sciences with a focus on data analysis
  • Significant Knowledge of US Native Land issues, history and/or policies
  • Experience using QGIS/ArcGIS, Excel and/or willingness  to learn new software
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Used to work independently but within a team
  • Knowledge of team management software

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using Tableau and Tableau Prep
  • Experience using  WordPress and/or publishing content on websites
  • Knowledge of Tribal Integrated Resource Management and or Agricultural Resource Management planning.
  • Other quantitative/mixed methods data analysis skills


30k-50k depending on background, skills and experience

Application Process:

Submit your application before December 31, 2021 via the application form below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Aude Chesnais at