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Project Attorney-Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction

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National Congress of American Indians


Washington, DC

Skills And Qualifications:

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Knowledge of and experience in federal Indian law, policy, and related areas, especially as these areas relate to tribal governments and criminal justice systems.

Strong working knowledge of Native American culture and the social and cultural policy and legal issues impacting tribal governments; and experience in tribal government operations or understanding tribal governments a plus.

Superior communication skills both orally and writing in an effective, organized, professional, and timely manner, including authorship, editing, and proofreading.

Great attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines.

Ability to organize and maintain multiple projects concurrently.

Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills.

Ability to effectively collect, analyze, organize, distill, and present information.

Represent NCAI in a professional manner.

Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including tribal leaders, inter-tribal organizations, legislative staff, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Ability to take direction, work independently, and take initiative within areas of responsibility while working in a team environment.

Experience with and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high-pressure environment.

Duties And Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the NCAI Chief Executive Officer or his/her designee, the primary duties of Project Attorney – Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction, include but are not limited to:

Review and manage federal grant award, including reporting and entering modifications in the “JustGrants” system.

Project management and grant administration and management, including knowledge and interpretation of federal regulations, timely submission of relevant reports, and maintenance of project files for compliance documentation.

Financial management and oversight, including ensuring activities comply with program regulations.

Work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including tribal leaders, intertribal organizations, legislative staff, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Coordinate and attend status update meetings.

Project management of training and webinar meetings.

Coordinate with project partners and federal agencies to update and maintain grants.

Submit relevant grant reports as required by the Department of Justice.

Plan and coordinate federal and inter-tribal working group meetings, with attention to details of federal requirements.

Draft and review relevant tribal codes, policies, and procedures.

Create, maintain, and track federal grant budgets.

Research background and data information related to tribal issues.

Advise and update tribal leaders and stakeholders on important topics.

Maintain project website on all matters related to the grant.

Additional projects and tasks, as required.


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