University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tribal climate liaison sought for Northeastern & Southeastern U.S.


United Southern and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) is soliciting applications for the position of Tribal Climate Science Liaison for the USET region and regions of the Southeast and Northeast Climate Science Centers.

The following excerpt from the vacancy announcement describes duties of the Tribal Climate Science Liaison:

Brief Description of Duties to Be Performed

The Office of Environmental Resource Management (OERM) Tribal Climate Science Liaison will serve as a technical expert on climate change issues, resource vulnerability, and climate adaptation actions to Tribal nations in the USET region, and more broadly in the combined region comprising the Department of Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center and Southeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC and SE CSC). The Tribal Climate Science Liaison will be responsible to develop and implement a communication, education and outreach program; identify climate research needs and priorities; and provide climate adaptation planning support to Tribal nations. He/she will also integrate program and research results into budget documents, annual reports, or other documents. The Tribal Climate Science Liaison will participate in a network of Tribal climate science liaisons within the Climate Science Center system; and a national workgroup of Tribal organizations, Tribal colleges, and other partners to address policy and resource issues associated with Tribal climate resilience. This position will be based at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

The Tribal Climate Science Liaison will also have office space at the Southeast Climate Science Center at NC State University.