Job ID: 139773

Policy Fellow - Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project - School of Law

University of California Berkeley

  • Mar. 4, 2020
  • Policy Fellow - Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project - School of Law
  • University of California Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 5/1/2020
  • Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
  • Indigenous Law

Policy Fellow - Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project - School of Law

Job Title: Policy Fellow, Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project
Job Classification: Associate Specialist
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary Range: $59,600-$72,000
Anticipated Start Date: May 1, 2020

This is a 100% time, represented, position through June 30, 2021, with the possibility of renewal.

Overview: The Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project is looking to hire a policy fellow to provide training, technical assistance, advocacy support, and institutional-capacity building services to California Native American Nations concerning their Tribal cultural resources.

The Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project is based at the UC Berkeley School of Law, one of the leading law schools in the United States. Building on UC Berkeley's history of and commitment to research and public service, the Tribal Cultural Resources Law Project leverages the intellectual resources of Berkeley Law faculty and students in working with California Native Nations and providing services in the area of cultural resources protection. The Project's priorities include working with California Native Nations to identify needs in the area of cultural resources protection, including needs in training and technical assistance. Subsequently, the services may expand to include assistance in institution- and capacity-building for Native Nations to protect their Tribal cultural resources by participating in federal, state, and local environmental review and related processes.

The Policy Fellow will work on federal and state legal issues concerning Tribal cultural resource protection. The Fellow will mentor law students working pro bono in providing services to California Native Nations. The Fellow will travel occasionally within the state of California.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conducting research on federal and state law concerning Tribal cultural resources;
  • Engaging in outreach to California Native Nations and working with them to identify needs in the areas of cultural resources protection, including needs in training and technical assistance;
  • Developing trainings and drafting white papers, reports, and outreach materials for California Native Nations, under the direction of faculty and staff;
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings, workshops, and other convenings with officials and representatives from California Native Nations;
  • Presenting at events about the Project's research initiatives;
  • Mentoring students as needed on projects;
  • Assisting with other aspects of workshop, research, and report production as appropriate; and
  • Assisting with other miscellaneous tasks for the Project.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Candidate must hold a J.D. degree, or equivalent international degree, at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations;
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws concerning Native American Cultural Resources;
  • Background in Federal Indian Law;
  • Admission to the State Bar of California;
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and policy perspectives;
  • Experience with research, writing, and analysis;
  • Ability to prioritize and function both independently and collaboratively; and
  • Demonstrated ability to finish projects and deliver on commitments.

Application Procedure:
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This position will remain open until filled.

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The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at

Letters of reference, copies of scholarly transcripts, and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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