Senior Research Associate
- National Congress of American Indians - Institute for Environmental Sovereignty
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The Senior Research Associate will design and manage research projects for the NCAI Institute for Environmental Sovereignty. The ideal candidate is a mid-career social scientist experienced in formulating research questions; designing, managing, and analyzing large-scale and focused surveys; developing evidence-based questionnaires; directing and participating in qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies; carrying out statistical analysis; developing recommendations in response to current and emerging policy issues that are priorities for NCAI’s constituencies; writing reports, briefs, toolkits, and other materials intended for an audience of policymakers and environmental/natural resource program managers; and delivering presentations and trainings. Candidates will have a passion for serving Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities and is ready to lead projects evaluating the impacts of existing and proposed tribal, federal, state, and local environment/natural resource policies and programs on Tribal Nations and their citizens.
The Institute for Environmental Sovereignty’s mission is to advance Tribal Nations’ leadership in natural resource governance and environmental stewardship; the safeguarding of Indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage linked to the landscape and natural environment; and innovative Indigenous-led approaches to environmental protection. The Institute carries out this mission through its core objectives: (1) tracking environmental matters of greatest concern to Indian Country; (2) carrying out in-depth research and analysis of environmental and natural resource policy, law, programs, and action, at all levels and types of government, which impact Indian Country, treaty resources, cultural heritage, and tribal communities’ health and wellness; (3) advocating for greater tribal sovereignty over, and stewardship of critically important natural resources; and (4) convening Tribal Nation leaders, partners, and supporters around Indian Country’s greatest environmental problems, solutions, and promising opportunities to create communities of practice.
Under the direction of NCAI’s Director of the Institute for Environmental Sovereignty, the primary duties of the Senior Research Associate include but are not limited to:
Design and conduct qualitative and quantitative/statistical research analysis in various Institute research priority areas, focused on environmental protection and natural resource management
Competent in managing and undertaking quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research
Post-secondary degree in the social/environmental sciences or a related discipline. Minimum master’s degree with 10+ years of experience, or a Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Compensation: Salary range is $90,000 – $120,000. commensurate with experience and educational qualifications
Work Hours and Environment:
This is a Forty (40) hours per calendar week position, fifty-two (52) weeks per calendar year; provided, however, during the time periods leading up to, during, and immediately following NCAI conferences and similar events, involvement up to Sixty (60) hours per week may be required.