May 2010


 First Alaska’s Institute is looking for a development administrative assistant who will report to Development Director. This assistant will help in assists the Development Director and key staff in fund development strategies and activities for the First Alaskans Institute. They will also ensure the mission, vision and values of the organization are incorporated into all functions of the Fund Development. The wage will be DOE; this is a 1.0 regular part-time equivalent, non-exempt. The day to day responsibilities will include assisting Development Directory in conduction research, writing and tracking grants when appropriate, maintains the database of past, current and prospective Funders, the upkeep of donor database along with filing, provides administrative support to the Development Director to support fund development activities, provides primary logistical support for Alaska Native Policy center (ANPC) events. Assists with logistical arrangements for development activities. The assistant will work with ANPC Policy & Research Coordinator to coordinate Elders and Scholarship participants’ involvement in ANPC events along with assists ANPC staff with all grant and development related activities as directed. Will need to know how to compile survey and evaluation data for reporting purposes. Assists with all fund raising efforts that support the mission and increase the Institute’s profile and also other duties as assigned.

The assistant will need to have extensive experience and knowledge of Alaska Native and rural Alaska, 2-3 years of administrative, marketing or similar experience and grant writing and close-out experience desired. They will also need to understanding of and appreciation for Alaska Native cultures and history, strong writing skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer-service, well spoken and works well under pressure and is able to represent First Alaskans in a cordial and professional manner. Experience working with project management, well organized when planning events. Make informed decisions, work with others and independently. Needs to know their way around word processing, spreadsheet application, database applications and other office equipment. The assistant will need to be organized, with organized goals and objective to meet deadlines. Creativity, energetic and self motivated to achieving goals. Most of all work and communicate as a team member.

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Doyon Foundation is pleased to welcome the newest member of its staff. Doyon, Limited shareholder Whitney Demientieff was hired as the Foundation’s administrative assistant in late May, and is already hard at work in the Foundation’s office.

“What I most look forward to in this new job is working and meeting lots of people,” Demientieff said. “I will be keeping everyone organized and helping out wherever I am able to.”

Before joining the Foundation, Demientieff worked at Tanana Chiefs Conference, first as a receptionist and most recently as a travel coordinator. In her free time, she loves rock climbing, drawing and “just being outside.”

Doyon Foundation is seeking a dynamic, people-person to join our fast paced team. As the scholarship program manager, you’ll be the first point of contact for students. The foundation is looking for a major multi-tasker, highly organized, an independent worker and someone who loves the adrenaline rush that comes with tight deadlines! Interested applicants can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to:

Doris Miller, Executive Director

Doyon Foundation

714 4th Avenue, Suite 302B

Fairbanks, AK 99701

See the job description at the link below. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

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The Cap Lathrop Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. This scholarship is open to eligible Alaska Natives who originally enrolled to a regional or village corporation as provided in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA) and their direct lineal descendants. Preference is given to original enrollees and direct lineal descendants of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI). The application deadline for the Cap Lathrop Scholarship Program is June 1, 2010. Cap Lathrop Scholarship applicants should:

a. Be enrolled or accepted into an accredited or authorized college or university as a full-time student.
b. Have a declared major in a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree program with a major in broadcast, telecommunications, business, engineering, journalism, and other media-related fields.
c. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
d. Intend to work in Alaska in the broadcast/telecommunications industry in some capacity upon completion of the degree program and describe such intent in the Statement of Purpose.

Go to www.thecirifoundation.org for application.

The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council would like to announce a recent opportunity for a paid internship with its Science and Energy Dept. in Fairbanks Alaska during the Summer of 2010.

Description: The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC) is a coalition of 70 Tribes and First Nations in Alaska and Canada united in protecting the Yukon River for current and future generations. The challenges the Energy Dept. seeks to address include the high cost of fuel, dependence on diesel generators for electricity, air and water pollution from burning fossil fuels, and fuel spills. The Science Dept manages the largest Indigenous operated observation network in the World. We seek to use traditional knowledge to guide our focus areas, form strong relationships within communities, train technicians, and build local capacity for Indigenous Peoples to execute their natural liberty as sovereign people.

See attached internship position for more information. For more information on the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council see our website dpelunis-messier@yritwc.org and bmaracle@yritwc.org.

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Take Wing Alaska, a new project of the Alaska Humanities Forum, is looking for staff for this summer’s Campus Immersion Experience. The Experience is a 12 day camp at UAA and Job Corps in Palmer where Alaska Native high school students will come to town for a cultural immersion to prepare them for the transition from their village to urban post-secondary education.

Day staff will participate both in large-group activities, and small “family” group activities, along with some non-organized recreational time during the days of the camp. Night staff will monitor the camp participants in the residence halls overnight and conduct periodic room checks each night, reporting back to the Camp Director.

Please see attached the job descriptions for the camp staff, and feel free to contact Amber Matthews, Project Director, at (907)272-5338 or amatthews@akhf.org with any questions.

Night Staff.pdf
Day Staff.pdf

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 70 full-time staff and over 40,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors in the United States and around the world.

For more information, go to http://www.twc.edu.

Deadline: July 30, 2010
Contact: Sarah Hernandez, Education Coordinator
Phone: 602-540-0303
Email: sarah@nafoa.org
Website: www.nafoa.org

The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) is dedicated to supporting Native people pursuing their education. Our scholarship program assists Native American and Alaska Native students working toward a degree within a financially related field.

NAFOA Scholars are chosen by the Board of Directors based upon academic merit, interest in business and finance, and demonstrated commitment to the Native community. Scholarships will be awarded in September 2010. Award amounts vary by year based upon decisions made by the Board.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be working towards a degree in a financially related discipline including (but not necessarily limited to): Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance and Marketing.
  • Must provide a completed application along with a personal statement, a letter of recommendation, a list of honors and awards, a list of community involvement and volunteer activities, transcripts and a photograph.
  • Must provide proof of tribal enrollment.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

2010 American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship Program

Application Deadline is AUGUST 6, 2010

Each year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development awards scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business. Scholarships will be awarded in the Fall of 2010.Selected recipients must be available to attend the INPRO Awards Banquet in the Fall of 2010. Selected recipients will be provided lodging, air and ground transportation to the event.

American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarships will be awarded to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business who are currently in the junior, senior or master level of study. Eligible students must be enrolled for the entire 2010/2011 term.Application Package submittal deadline has been extended to August 6, 2010.  Don’t miss your opportunity – submit your package TODAY!

 SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be a Business Major
  • Enrolled full time during entire school term (Fall 2010/Spring 2011).
  • Junior, Senior or Master or above level of study
  • Enrolled member of American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native.
  • If selected, candidate must be available to attend INPRO 2010 in September 2010. (Expenses including lodging, air and ground transportation from within the 50 United States will be provided by NCAIED)
  • Important Note: if selected for an award and unable to attend, award will be forfeited.

Please pass this information on to anyone who may qualify and wishes to apply.  click here for application and details about the package

 Since 1969, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) has helped form and expand more than 25,000 Indian-owned businesses, trained more than 10,000 members, generated $6.2 billion in sales contracts and financing to build these businesses and currently assist Indian businesses in generating $740 million per year in contracts and financing. NCAIED is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Visit us at www.ncaied.org to learn more about NCAIED!

GIS (Geographic Information Science) Internship – http://www.akenergyauthority.org/Employment.html

The Alaska Energy Authority, a public corporation of the State of Alaska, is recruiting for a full-time, temporary, summer Intern to help with the Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Inventory program. This position is for a college student seeking a Bachelor’s degree, and requires experience in GIS and mapping. Applicant must have an eagerness to learn, a demonstrated ability to work independently, and have an enthusiasm for energy programs in Alaska. This internship is expected to be for the duration of the college summer break; start and end dates are negotiable. Preference will be given to students at Alaskan higher learning institutions and Alaskan students at schools outside the state. The position’s salary is $12-$15 per hour and is located in Anchorage.

To apply please submit the following:

  • Application for Employment
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Verification of current enrollment
  • A copy (unofficial is okay) of your latest transcript

Mail a completed application, resume, and the requested documents to: Elsie Wertz, AIDEA and AEA, 813 W. Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage AK 99503, or submit via email to: ewertz@aidea.org. The completed application, resume and requested documents must be received by AEA no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday May 14, 2010.

The State of Alaska is an EEO/ADA employer. Individuals requiring accommodations should call 1-800-587-0430 or 907-465-4095 in Juneau or 907-465-3412 (TTY).

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region is pleased to announce a rewarding job opportunity in Anchorage as the Alaska Native Affairs Specialist. The link to the merit promotion vacancy announcement is http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87745532. The recruitment is open until May 18, 2010 and is for a GS13/14 position in the External Affairs office.

This position is an important step toward improving relationships between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the many Alaska Tribes and Native organizations. It will offer many opportunities as the selected individual fosters communication as the Regional Director’s representative between the Service and Alaska Tribes. In addition, the position is responsible for management of the Tribal Wildlife Grant program for the Service in Alaska.

Please forward this announcement to any individuals you believe would qualify. If you are aware of any candidates from outside of government service the link to the public announcement is http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87748754.

Southwest Native American Communities & Natural Resources Fellowship, 2010 Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships

Deadline: May 26, 2010
Contact: Anne-Marie Flynn, Program Coordinator
Phone: 530-219-3882
Email: amflynn@ucdavis.edu

Website: http://www.indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5126:2010-community-forestry-and-environmental-research-partnerships-southwest-native-american-communities-and-natural-resources-fellowship&catid=74:funding-a-grants&Itemid=103

The Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships program is supporting current and potential Native American graduate students who are doing participatory research with Native American communities in the Southwestern United States (including Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Utah, and Southwestern Colorado). The program accepts proposals for research on sustainable natural resource management, social and economic justice in environmental management, community ability to maintain traditional lifeways and land uses in the face of outside and/or competing interests, integrating scientific and traditional knowledge in environmental restoration, and other topics relevant to natural resource issues in southwestern Native American communities. Participatory research is a cooperative approach to research in which community members and scholars are partners in the research process. Such research should lead to community members to make more informed decisions to improve their lives.

The Program will provide funding support of up to approximately $7000 for Master’s projects and $15,000 for Dissertations. In addition, pre-dissertation and pre-Master’s funding may be supported with up to a $2500 proposal development award. These preliminary funding awards would be given to help students develop more refined proposals in collaboration with their community partner.

Student to Academic Professoriate for American Indians (SAPAI) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the rates of degree completion for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). It also aims to increase the representation of AIAN scholars in STEM faculties at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU). SAPAI is currently recruiting participants for the 2010 SAPAI Writing Retreat and Faculty Preparation Workshops. Please forward this information on these amazing and unique opportunities to students who may be interested.

This six week writing workshop will focus on bolstering critical scientific composition skills while providing guidance in drafting graduate theses and dissertations. Some key workshop elements will include; getting started with your writing, technical writing strategies, applying effective literature reviews, getting into the writing ‘zone’, effectively using your graduate committee, and utilizing constructive formal and informal peer review resources.

Visit http://stepup.dbs.umt.edu/Opportunities_Requirements/workshop.php to find out more information or to apply.

Graduate Horizons hosted by Arizona State University July 17-20, 2010

Apply by June 1, Spaces Available! Significant financial aid for tuition/airfare available!!!

Graduate Horizons 2010 is a Pre-graduate and Professional School workshop for American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation’s students.Students work alongside admissions officers, faculty and deans, professionals, and other educators in a four day “crash course” on the graduate application process.

Program Dates (July 17-20, 2010): Graduate Horizons is proud to be hosted in 2010 by Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) from July 17-20 (Sat-Tue.). Only one graduate program is offered, the program is 4 days long (only 72 hours of class time) and consists of 90 students per site. Students are required to participate for the entire program, late arrivals or early departures are not allowed – please plan accordingly and receive the appropriate permission for work, internship, or academic leave.

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The REAL GED program is focused on providing Alaska Natives better access to GED services. The program is a mixture of one-on-one tutoring, workshops, classes, on-line tutoring and independent study. To find out more about this program, please attend the REAL open house tomorrow, May 15 from 2 – 4 at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor’s Center Classroom in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Call Joy at 378-1523 if you have questions. If interested in the program but cannot make it to the open house, contact Jewelz or Marty at 452-6434 ext. 232 or email REAL@adultlearning.org.

REAL Brochure.pdf

REAL POSTCARD MTCVC.pdf

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