NATIVE LAND DIGITAL
In efforts to more deeply and accurately tell the stories of Indigenous communities, decolonize colonial understanding of Indigenous people and territories, and to more accurately present information related to territorial, treaty and language boundaries, Native Land Digital is hiring a Research Director. This individual must have a strong understanding of social justice, connection to land and Indigenous ways of being and knowing. The ideal candidate is a strategic, inspiring knowledgeable leader with demonstrated professional, academic, or practical experience working with communities on GIS and mapping initiatives, especially in a setting of dealing with issues resulting from colonialism and neocolonialism.
The Research Director will have the ability to articulate, coordinate and implement a thoughtful, innovative, and responsive vision for the guiding principles of Native Land Digital. This position will require balancing Native Land’s need for high-quality research with the requirement that attention be paid across vast geographical areas and hundreds of Indigenous nations.
The Research Director will work in coordination with a small research team of Native Land employees, grassroots knowledge keepers, and volunteer researchers, to coordinate geographic and cultural research over large areas of land, including Turtle Island (North America), South America and Oceania.
Please note that candidates do not need to demonstrate expertise across all areas, but should be able to demonstrate that they have worked extensively and respectfully with Indigenous communities, in addition to having experience working with maps, geography, Indigenous knowledge of land, or other similar experience.
Job Type: Part Time (approximately 10 hours/week to start)
Salary: $27.00/hr and up, depending on experience
All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to Christine McRae, Executive Director of Native Land Digital, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Research Director” in the subject line.
All applications must be received by Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.