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Title: Tribal Conservation Collaboration Coordinator, Full Time
Location: FDL Resource Management
Supervisor: Resource Management Director
Closing Date: March 25, 2019


General Summary:

The Tribal Conservation Collaboration Coordinator will work to bring in key stakeholders in Tribal Resource Management fields across the state of Minnesota to create a priority listing of resource conservation areas to be shared with the NRCS as a way to increase participation in and knowledge of federal funding opportunities. The purpose of this work is to promote agriculture and food sovereignty in tribal communities and ceded territories.

Position Responsibilies:

  • Organizing and coordinating meetings and conference calls with 11 MN Tribes.
  • Increase communication with 11 MN Tribes regarding NRCS Funding and Services.
  • Create a resource conservation priority list with the MN Tribes.
  • Increase participation or applications to the NRCS from MN Tribes.
  • Promote agriculture and food sovereignty for 11 MN Tribes.
  • Travels to multiple locations to sponsor and/or represent Tribal Conservation Collaboration Programs at meetings at off site locations.
  • Provide quarterly, yearly, and final reports on budget finances, successes, challenges, accomplishments and deliverables.
  • Monitors and maintains all program budgets.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to do physical garden work such as lifting and stooping, and ability to load/unload 25-40 pounds, and up to 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Walking, standing, running, bending, stooping, climbing, pushing, pulling are required.
  • Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, including work in adverse weather conditions.

Position Qualifications:

  • Class D Driver’s License required.
  • A.A or A.A.S is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience in coordinating meetings is required.
  • Experience with program coordination and development, including grant administration is required.
  • Experience with maintaining and adhering to budgets is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (occasional evenings and weekends) is required.
  • Three years’ experience in tribal support/outreach work is preferred.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with both the Fond du Lac Tribal community and Native American culture is desired.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with USDA programs eligible to tribes is desired.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Travel is required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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