STAFF Opportunities

Committed to Native Lands rights and sovereignty? Looking to put your skills in service of a meaningful project at the forefront of applied research to help build regenerative and resilient territories?

Position Announcement: GIS and Data Visualization Specialist


The Native Lands Advocacy Project is accepting applications for a motivated candidate for GIS and Data Visualization Specialist 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. 

The successful applicant 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. 


Start date is TBD.


  • 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



Depends on background, skills and experience


Application Process:

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