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Tribal Workforce Development Coordinator

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary Range: $74,065 To 78,843 Annually

The Tribal Workforce Development Coordinator will be responsible for 1) building a robust and sustainable workforce program through education and training pathways for CRITFC tribal members to pursue and achieve STEM degrees in post-secondary educational programs at junior college, college, and graduate levels, 2) responsible for organizing, recruiting tribal youth and facilitating a week-long Salmon Camp each summer within the Columbia Basin, 3) developing qualitative and/or quantitative methods to measure the effectiveness of actions implemented, and 4) incorporating the four Columbia River Treaty Tribes Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into presentations to the tribal students, education and training systems and the Salmon Camp coordination strategies.


  • Coordinate efforts among member Tribes, federal, state, and local officials in identifying, planning, and implementing tribal workforce opportunities through specialized training and educational programs.
  • Organize, recruit tribal youth, and facilitate a week-long tribal Salmon Camp each summer within the Columbian Basin.
  • Develop partnering opportunities with education institutions.
  • Coordinate design of customized internships and placement at tribal organizations and federal and state agencies.
  • Develop informational documents (brochures, reports, handouts, videos, photographs, website, etc.) that reflect the four Columbia River Treaty Tribes TEK for public use that demonstrate tribal salmon restoration successes and
  • issues surrounding education and workforce.
  • Conduct or coordinate external outreach activities at schools, festivals, and other public events.
  • Advocate for tribal salmon restoration successes by speaking at public venues, schools and conferences.
  • Establish metrics and indicators of success for STEM proficiency in tribal populations that will capture evaluation findings, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • Assist in research and writing of grant proposals to support the continuation of the program.
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Application Procedure

Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email for assistance.

Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.