Jobs & Contract Opportunities

Join us! ATNI-EDC is a growing non-profit organization seeking dynamic, community-oriented, and mission driven Team Members!

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation (ATNI-EDC) is a nonprofit organization that provides financial and technical assistance to ATNI Member Tribes in the priority areas of community and economic development to each of the fifty-seven ATNI Member Tribes in the Pacific Northwest that includes all of the Tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well at Tribes in Northern California, Nevada, Montana, and Alaska. As one of its tools, ATNI-EDC operates a Revolving Loan Fund that aims to increase access to capital for Native American communities and entrepreneurs. ATNI-EDC first began lending in 2000.  In 2002, the board formed a subsidiary Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) called Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Financial Services (ATNI-FS). 

ATNI-EDC offers a generous benefits package that includes 4 weeks of PTO, 13 holidays, 100% employer-paid medical insurance, and 401(k) match.

To Apply

Please send completed application, cover letter (1-page maximum), resume or CV, and a list of three professional references.  Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.  The references should be from a peer, someone you have managed, and someone that has managed you.

By email: Send to with the subject line of “Application for Office Administrator by end-of-close business on the day of the application deadline listed.  It is preferable if you send your documents as a single pdf.

By mail: Send to: Casey Pearlman, ATNI-EDC, PO Box 66592, Portland Oregon 97290. Envelope must be postmarked TWO DAYS PRIOR to the application deadline.  If you are sending your application by mail, please inform us by email ( or by phone (503.206.8754).

ATNI-EDC is Seeking an Office Administrator

Closing Date: January 28, 2022

Pay Rate: $21 – $24 per hour, depending on experience

The Administrative Assistant will support the mission and vision of ATNI-EDC by assisting the Executive
Director with clerical, HR (payroll, benefits and onboarding), light accounting, note taking, and
marketing tasks. This position requires in-office attendance in a full-time capacity, with the possibility of
flexible hours. The successful candidate is mission-driven, organized, and a self-starter.  Position is
required to work on-site (post-COVID 19 restrictions).

ATNI-EDC offers a generous benefits package that includes 4 weeks of PTO, 13 holidays, 100% employer-paid medical insurance, and 401(k) match.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  ATNI-EDC reserves the right to observe Tribal preference as a standard hiring practice, as part of our mission is to promote and provide employment opportunities for Indian People from the Member Tribes of ATNI.

Partner Job Postings

Nixyaawii Community Financial Services is Seeking a Business Services Manager

SALARY: $45K-$65K

The Nixyáawii Community Financial Services (NCFS) Business Services Manager is responsible for the development and administration of programs and services to assist Native Americans and NCFS target markets in the development of small and microenterprises.

  • This position works with our small business clients and community members interested in starting or expanding their existing businesses.
  • The position is on point for NCFS for marketing and communication including the NCFS website, client software, and social media. Advanced computer skills are highly desired.
  • The position leads frequent classroom and direct client interaction for business aspects along with youth entrepreneurial events.
  • Salary range is between $45-65,000 annually

Applications are now posted on the Wildhorse Resort & Casino’s Careers page (, in the Current Open Positions, under Business Service Center

Cayuse Holdings is Seeking a Director of Tribal Business

Closing Date: January 31, or until filled

The Director of Tribal Business is responsible for identifying, developing, and closing new and repeat business opportunities with a primary focus on Tribal Governments, Tribal Enterprises and other Native-owned businesses or organizations that serve Indian Country.

Cayuse Native Solutions is a new subsidiary of Cayuse Holdings that will help tribes invest in the well-being of their communities and people. The Director of Tribal Business will collaborate with company leadership to build out product and service lines, which will include initial offerings such as a mobile app, social media and website management, general consulting and emergency preparedness products such as community response team bags and training. The Director will also play a key role in helping Cayuse establish a presence in Indian Country. The Director will be key in helping to build the new company and offerings from the ground up.

This role is a cross discipline role that includes establishing long-term relationships, identifying opportunities, working with the Cayuse Native Solutions team to qualify and close opportunities while maintaining key industry and vendor relationships. Normal daily activities include collaborating with internal resources on multiple opportunities simultaneously; utilizing industry-standard best practices and methodologies to perform the highest-quality sales and marketing efforts; building long-term client relationships; and working to continue to grow our client base.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (Specific to work with Native American/Indigenous/Tribal Communities):

  • Collaborate with leadership to grow the company with innovative approaches to outreach, business development and delivery while building trusted partnerships with tribal communities.
  • Assist in developing and shaping initial offerings and to generate ideas for additional services and products.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and other Cayuse departments to build and execute campaigns that attract quality leads, resulting in increased brand awareness and pipeline growth.
  • Develop, own, and maintain relationships and new business with Native Nations and Tribal entities with the purpose of generating and closing sales opportunities and providing services and products to Indian Country.
  • Gather requirements and expectations from prospects, and work in partnership with the internal team resources to recommend specific products, services, or solutions.
  • Take an active role in Bid/No Bid discussions, proposal strategies, drafting proposal content, and quality reviews of proposals.
  • Assist in the preparation of project estimates, schedules, work plan, resource/sourcing plans. Understand and clearly define the input required to create cost estimates.
  • Assist with delivery oversight and subcontractors as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned related to operations and growth of Cayuse Native Solutions, communications with tribes, and efforts to enhance tribal employment opportunities within Cayuse Holdings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent years of experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in tribal business or experience working with or for Native Nations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with tribal communities and businesses.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively in a polished, professional, and friendly manner.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Skill in understanding client needs and providing quality client service.
  • Demonstrates high level of integrity, fiscal responsibility, critical thinking, and leadership courage.
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.

NOAA is Hiring a Cultural Resource Coordinator

The cultural resources coordinator will:

·  Foster an environment of shared goals with indigenous and native communities and other partners to promote the cultural heritage program and indigenous engagement across all Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) program areas, with a focus on stewardship of coastal and marine resources, knowledge sharing, cultivating partnerships, and fully implementing Executive Order 13175 and NOAA policies and procedures on tribal consultation.

·  Coordinate with outreach and education specialists to develop and execute engagement, public outreach, education, communications, and events that may occur at various sites. 

·  Develop trainings, orientation programs, and internal policies and guidance for ONMS staff to create an awareness regarding cultural norms, proper engagement protocols, and the importance of sanctuaries and monuments to native and indigenous communities.

·  Collaborate with staff and ONMS programs to ensure ONMS cultural engagement, outreach, and similar initiatives adhere to the practices and principles of native and indigenous cultures, including cultural protocols and stewardship principles.

·  Prepare, compile, and maintain reports, documents, maps, files, papers, databases, records, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and any other information associated with the cultural heritage or resources within a region.

Learn more and apply at the following links:

Job Announcement # (MAP): NOS-ONMS-2022-0009

Job Announcement # (DE): NOS-ONMS-2022-0010

Group Health Foundation is Hiring for Seven Open Positions

Administrative Associate (Tacoma or Seattle)

The Administrative Associate provides executive-level administrative support and leads special projects for the Executive Vice President. This position can be located in our Seattle office or South Tacoma office (scheduled to open in 2022).
Read the job description and submit your application materialsDeadline: Nov. 5.

Events Manager (Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle, Tri-Cities, or Tacoma)

The Events Manager coordinates in-person and virtual experiences that advance the Foundation’s mission and aspirations – including community building events, meetings, staff retreats, convenings, and conferences. This position can be located remotely in Spokane or Vancouver, or at any of our offices.
Read the job description and submit your application materials. Deadline: Nov. 5.

Investment Analyst (Seattle)

The Investment Analysts will join the five-person investment team. The investment team is responsible for managing the foundation’s assets of more than $2 billion across public and private investments. This position is located in our Seattle office.
Read the job description and submit your application materialsDeadline: Nov. 5.

Investment Summer Analyst (Seattle)

The Summer Analyst will join the five-person investment team. The investment team is responsible for managing the foundation’s assets of more than $2 billion across public and private investments. This position is located in our Seattle office.
Read the job description and submit your application materialsDeadline: Nov. 5.

Investment Operations Manager (Seattle)

The Investment Operations Manager will be responsible for a full range of monitoring, analysis, and reporting functions for a complex, multi-asset-class portfolio. This position is located in our Seattle office.
Read the job description and submit your application materialsDeadline: Nov. 12.

Program Associate, Grantmaking (Washington)

The Program Associate supports the Grants team as we work collectively to engage with and learn from communities across the state and deliver on the promise of the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies. This position can be located remotely (within Washington), or at any of our offices.
Read the job description and submit your application materialsDeadline: Dec. 3.

Policy and Advocacy Director (Washington)

The Policy and Advocacy Director will serve in a leadership position on the GHF Programs team working in partnership with our CEO, lobbyists, program staff, community leaders, and funding partners to advance the Foundation’s public policy strategy in Washington. This position can be located remotely (within Washington), or at any of our offices.
Read the job description and submit your application materialsDeadline: Dec. 3.

Oweesta is Seeking a Development and Capitalization Officer

The Development and Capitalization Officer is responsible for working with Chief Operating Officer to plan and implement Oweesta’s short- and long-term Oweesta’s development and capital management program. They will write and oversee the production of grant proposals in coordination with other Oweesta team members. The Development and Capitalization Officer will support the Chief Operating Officer in the creation and execution of development strategies, campaigns, and initiatives that continuously reach and expand Oweesta’s funder and investor experience, and fuel the growth, scale, and impact of the Oweesta mission. They will also support the due diligence process, helping new investors understand and ultimately invest in Oweesta. Lastly, they will also monitor grant compliance, reporting, and ongoing relationship management with Oweesta’s many wonderful funding and investment partners.

This person must display:
• Strong writing skills and experience with grant writing.
• Deep passion for connecting funders to the mission and work of Oweesta.
• Passion, positivity, and strong team skills.
• Internal motivation and time management skills.

In short, we are seeking a detail-oriented and passionate individual with outstanding writing
and relationship building skills.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional writing samples to Chief Operating Officer,
Krystal Langholz at

Nimiipuu Fund is Seeking a Loan Officer

The Loan Officer is responsible for underwriting, originating, closing, and monitoring the portfolio of loans for NCDF CDFI, a private, non-profit, community development financial institution serving the tribal citizens of the Nez Perce Reservation and community members in areas of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The Loan Officer’s tasks are undertaken to meet loan production goals, satisfy lending and portfolio management policies, and minimize legal and financial risk to the organization. The position works closely with the Executive Director, Financial Services Consultant, the Loan Committee, and outside lenders or service providers in support of NCDFs CDFI mission, operations, and growth potential.

To apply, contact Jonelle Yearout at, call 208-621-3729 for more details. Job application can be found at

Recruitment will run from October 15-29th

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District is Seeking a Loan Fund Manager

MCEDD is seeking a full-time Loan Fund Manager. As a service to the regional business community and as a strong part of our economic development strategy for the region, MCEDD manages several business loan programs that provide an accessible, affordable source of capital for projects that create or retain jobs. The Loan Fund Manager position manages MCEDD’s loan portfolio as well as business services, including loan packaging, business incentives and information/ access to a variety of public sector financial resources. This position also manages the loan portfolios of the Oregon Investment Board and Mount Hood Economic Alliance loan. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of business administration, finance and accounting, financial lending and credit principles and practices, and financial analysis; broad knowledge of program marketing and outreach strategies; knowledge of principal public sector lending programs; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Education requirements are an equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, economic development or a related field, and four years of directly related experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties in the job description. Bi-lingual and bi-literate (English/Spanish) candidates are preferred.

View the full job description below. Salary DoQ, approx. $64K to $67K with competitive benefits. Position open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

Apply by October 25, 2021 for first-round consideration. EOE.

The Tribal Community Health Provider Project (TCHPP) is recruiting for their Behavioral Health Aid (BHA) Education Program

From the NPAIHB:

Over the last two years, the Tribal Community Health Provider Project (TCHPP) team here at the [Northwest Portland Area Indian Health] Board have been diligently working to build the Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) Education Program at Heritage University and Northwest Indian College and are very excited to share that we are currently accepting applications for BHA students to begin the program in January 2022. 

Heritage University is offering a 2-year BHA Certificate pathway that will certify students to be a BHA-II and Northwest Indian College is offering a 2-year Associate Degree in Technical Arts in Chemical Dependency pathway that will also certify students to be a BHA-II. NPAIHB is looking to enroll up to 12 students per Institution for this very first Northwest cohort! Applications are open to prospective students from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Tribes – deadline to apply is October 30, 2021

There are many benefits for students or employees to pursue the BHA Education Program, such as: 

  • Student stipend/scholarship of $5,000 after first completed year of program, and $7,500 near completion of the program. 💸
  • Financial support for any type of school supplies student needs- laptop, books, course materials, travel (pending due to COVID-19), tutor, etc. 
  • Ongoing technical assistance for Tribes and student support from NPAIHB throughout the duration of the program.  
  • Elder/mentor support for BHA students to walk alongside their educational journey and provide cultural insight, guidance, and support. 
  • This program is the first of its kind in the Northwest! This first NW Cohort will be the start of something great for Tribal behavioral health workers in Tribal communities. Students and Tribes can become active participants in the development of this program.  

We are happy to schedule a 1:1 zoom call to chat more about Health Aide roles and scope of work. If you know anyone who would be a good fit for this education program, please contact Katie Hunsberger, BHA Student Support Coordinator at (775)230-9844, or

If you would like to learn more about the Tribal Community Health Provider Project, please visit our website at   

NICWA is hiring a Training Manager!

Location: Portland, OR

Salary range: $44,922 – $54,973

Classification: Regular/Full-time

Apply by: September 10, 2021

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is seeking a Training Manager. This position will have the exciting opportunity to coordinate and plan the facilitation of virtual and in-person trainings and provide technical assistance to facilitators. The training manager will also provide community outreach and marketing to connect organizations and others to NICWA’s training programs and its annual conference. In addition, they will be responsible for the management of a budget, volunteer recruitment, and leadership of the local planning committee for our annual conference.

The full position description and vacancy announcement can be found online at

National Indian Child Welfare Association is seeking a Community Development & Government Affairs Fellow

Location: Portland, OR (with the option to negotiate a remote location with periodic travel to Portland)

Wage: $53,737-$69,677

Classification: Temporary/Full-time

Apply by: September 17, 2021

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is seeking a Community Development and Government Affairs Fellow. This fellow will have the exciting opportunity to build their organizational knowledge while working under the direction of our director of government affairs and advocacy to support child welfare by developing and maintaining strong relationships with tribal and urban Indian communities, building their capacity to be an effective advocate while working with child welfare agencies, courts, and policymakers. The fellow makes a difference in Native communities by participating in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of effectiveness of child welfare training and technical assistance, ensuring that Native children remain connected to culture in their families and communities.

Click here to learn more.

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