Senior Policy Analyst - Tribal Infrastructure Development
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SENIOR POLICY ANALYST – TRIBAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
The USET Sovereignty Protection Fund (SPF) is an assertive, progressive advocacy organization in federal Indian policy at the federal level. The ideal incumbent will possess a strong understanding of U.S.-Tribal relations, superlative public speaking skills, the ability to work independently and manage a complex outreach and advocacy initiative while being an integral part of a team, and a commitment to advancing Tribal sovereignty beyond the confines of the current body of federal Indian law and policy. This position requires a holistic understanding of the opportunities and challenges Tribal Nations face in nation rebuilding and infrastructure development. The USET SPF Senior Policy Analyst – Tribal Infrastructure Development will be responsible for overseeing a national Tribal outreach, education, and advocacy project focused on recently enacted infrastructure laws and issues related to infrastructure development both on and off Tribal homelands. This includes significant travel, as well as collaborating with Tribal and federal partners to increase Tribal Nation awareness and understanding of federal infrastructure deployment opportunities and challenges, and support all federally recognized Tribal Nations in accessing information and resources pertinent to the continued development of their communities. The incumbent must possess the knowledge and experience required to hit the ground running in an active organization. This position will hold supervisory responsibilities.
Exempt/Non-Exempt and Salary Range:
The USET SPF Senior Policy Analyst – Tribal Infrastructure Development is a full-time exempt position with a salary range starting at $75,000 annually.
The USET SPF Senior Policy Analyst – Tribal Infrastructure Development is supervised by the Policy and Legislative Affairs Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Create and provide comprehensive outreach and education on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and other federal infrastructure policy to Tribal Nations, Tribal staff, and other stakeholders via webinar, video, and in-person training.
2. Conduct advocacy on behalf of the collective infrastructure interests of Tribal Nations before all branches of the federal government, as well as other partners both within and outside of Indian Country. Develop and maintain on-going communication between USET SPF and these entities.
3. Possess and develop expertise on infrastructure policy and legislative issues affecting Tribal Nations. Monitor and identify developments in programs, policies, regulations and legislation that may require USET Tribal Infrastructure Development Program attention and action.
4. Maintain USET Infrastructure webpage and create educational materials in collaboration with USET Communications Team. Prepare talking points, testimony, comments, resolution, technical reports, data analysis, and white papers, as necessary.
5. Manage and report upon USET Tribal Infrastructure Development Program deliverables in collaboration with supervisor.
6. Provide representation and/or technical support as needed at relevant meetings and conferences, including Congressional meetings and federal Tribal advisory committee meetings.
7. Provide supervision of activities for Policy Analyst – Tribal Infrastructure Development.
8. Perform other duties as assigned by the USET SPF Policy and Legislative Affairs Director.
1. Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university that has equipped applicant with knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties of the position.
2. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working on federal Indian policy and/or with American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal governments, as well as working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including Tribal leaders, intertribal organizations, legislative staff, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
3. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience at the federal level, including, but not limited to, work for the U.S. Congress, a federal agency, or an intertribal organization. Federal and Indian Country experience may be combined where appropriate.
4. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory position.
5. Experience conducting legislative/policy analysis and the ability distill complex concepts into verbal and written communication for a wide variety of audiences.
6. Knowledge of how federal infrastructure policy impacts Tribal Nations, as well as recently enacted infrastructure laws. Experience with climate change, energy, federal permitting, and/or tax policy preferred.
7. A strong understanding and appreciation for USET/USET SPF’s organizational philosophy and vision, including a commitment to and comfort with aggressive, assertive diplomacy on behalf of Tribal Nations, and an interest in modernizing the relationship between Tribal Nations and the United States.
8. Must possess superior verbal/written communication, organization, presentation skills and analytical abilities.
9. Previous experience managing funding deliverables is desired.
10. Must have the ability to take direction, work independently, and take initiative within areas of responsibility while working in a team-oriented environment.
11. Experience with and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high-pressure environment.
12. Cultural sensitivity/ability to work within the customs and traditions of various Tribal groups.
13. Ability to travel frequently and work irregular hours as necessary.
USET/USET SPF is committed to Native American preference and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $75,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- Are you a citizen of a Federally Recognized Tribal Nation?
- Federal Indian Policy: 3 years (Required)
- Supervising: 3 years (Required)
Work Location: Remote