Job Opportunity – City of Portland Tribal Liaison

The Position:

The Office of the Mayor is seeking candidates for Tribal Liaison. A primary objective is to assist the City Council and all city bureaus to establish and strengthen relationships with tribal nations, tribal officials and staff, and urban Indian leadership and communities. This position is responsible for overall American Indian/Alaska Native policy development and overall coordination of the city’s relationships with Native American tribal governments and affiliated entities, and also American Indians and Alaska Natives living in Portland. It involves providing expertise on tribal history, treaties, sovereignty, self-governance, protocols, customs and traditions, natural resources, relevant economic enterprises and cultural properties. The position provides a primary point of contact for City and the tribal public, and also involves facilitating the identification and discussion of urban Indian needs in Portland and facilitating discussions of Portland’s interests with Pacific Northwest tribes. The Tribal Liaison will report to the Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff and hold a full-time position within the Office of the Mayor.
To Apply:

Please email a résumé and a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position to Sidd Mandava at by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2016.

If any questions arise, please also direct them to Sidd Mandava at and we will respond to you shortly.

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