NYU-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project

Employment Opportunities

Research Fellow, NYU-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project

Location

New Haven, Connecticut

Open Date

June 16, 2021

Description

The NYU-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project Research Fellow seeks to hire a Research Fellow for a two-year appointment with an option to renew. Designed for those with experience in American Indian law or other relevant experiences who are interested in preparing for careers in federal Indian law practice, Indian law clinical teaching, educational administration, and/or academic research, the Research Fellow will coordinate the activities of the Sovereignty Project. The Fellow be based at Yale University with full access to campus resources, office space, and institutional affiliation. 

Under the supervision of the Sovereignty Project’s faculty directors and program coordinator, the Research Fellow will coordinate academic working groups composed of faculty, students, and staff; oversee the Project’s websites and related social media accounts; help with the preparation and running of academic programs and conferences; and assist Project faculty with research initiatives and community-based collaborations. In concert with the NYU Clinical Fellow the Research Fellow will also co-supervise work on the Native Briefing Project; coordinate with Center partners, including the Native American Rights Fund’s Tribal Supreme Court Project, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Supreme Court Practice at Paul Weiss; and assist with the judicial education component of the Sovereignty Project in collaboration with the Institute for Judicial Administration at NYU Law. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; JD or related prof. degree preferred
  • Two years of experience in Indian affairs or related advocacy preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Prior research experience and interest in academic scholarship
  • Experience working in or with Indian Country preferred

This is an opportunity to work alongside other conscientious professionals within the innovative and intellectual powerhouses that are NYU School of Law, located in vibrant Greenwich Village, and Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut.  The position will be based in New Haven, CT.

Salary and Benefits

The position is for a two-year term, with the possibility of extension.  Salary is competitive with other academic fellowships within the legal academy.

NYU offers a competitive salary and an outstanding array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and references.

Apply Now

Clinical Fellow, NYU-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project 

Location

New York, NY

Open Date

Jun 16, 2021

Description

The Sovereignty Project Clinical Fellow is a two-year position designed for lawyers with experience in American Indian law or other relevant experience who are interested in preparing for a career in federal Indian law practice or Indian law clinical teaching.  The Clinical Fellow will coordinate the activities of the NYU-Yale Sovereignty Project and will be based at NYU School of Law in Greenwich Village, NY. 

Under the supervision of the Sovereignty Project’s faculty directors and in concert with the Yale Research Fellow, the Clinical Fellow will co-supervise work on the Native Briefing Project; coordinate with Center partners, including the Native American Rights Fund’s Tribal Supreme Court Project, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Supreme Court Practice at Paul Weiss; and assist with the judicial education component of the Sovereignty Project in collaboration with the Institute for Judicial Administration at NYU Law.

The Fellow will participate in the planning and coordination of the Sovereignty Project, including the development of courses and curriculum and the selection of cases for tracking and briefing.  Fellow may have the opportunity to teach or co-teach a course. 

Qualifications

  • A JD degree and an outstanding law school record
  • At least two years of prior experience in Indian law or related advocacy
  • Bar membership in state or jurisdiction of the United States Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Prior teaching experience and an interest in legal scholarship
  • Experience working in or with Indian Country highly preferred.

This is an opportunity to work alongside other conscientious professionals within the innovative and intellectual powerhouses that are NYU School of Law, located in vibrant Greenwich Village, and Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut. The position will be based in Greenwich Village.

Salary & Benefits

The position is for a two-year term, with the possibility of extension.  Salary is competitive with other academic fellowships within the legal academy.

NYU offers a competitive salary and an outstanding array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and references.

Apply Now

Program Coordinator, Sovereignty Project and Bernstein Institute

Location

New York, NY

Open Date

June 16, 2021

Description

The NYU-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project and the Robert and Helen Bernstein Institute for Human Rights are seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to support both centers, with a 50% appointment in each. The Coordinator will:

  • Administer and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Sovereignty Project and the Bernstein Institute, working with the Centers’ Directors, various department heads at NYU and Yale, students, faculty, Advisory Board members and outside organizations.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of research workshops, annual conferences, training sessions, in-person and online events, and meetings.
  • Project budget requirements, administer the budget (including processing payments, invoices, and reimbursements), and track spending; Oversee and coordinate the annual audit.
  • Assist in the drafting of grant proposals to prospective donors and donor reports to existing donors, as well as managing the grant process.
  • Maintain, update, and enhance the various web sites, social media accounts, and newsletters associated with each center; Coordinate and publicize Fellowship programs; Prepare academic materials for publication and finalize legal briefs for submission. 
  • Assist the Centers’ Directors with daily office operations and oversee the maintenance and purchase of equipment and furniture; Answer telephones, screen calls, and take messages; Respond to mail, email, telephone, and in-person inquiries; draft correspondence.
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for courses.
  • Assist with supervision of clinical fellows, research fellows, research assistants, student research teams, interns, and research assistants; coordinate with Human Resources and other Law School offices to manage the onboarding of new staff, fellows, research assistants, and interns;
  • Take on special projects, as needed.

Qualifications

This job might be a good match for you if you: 
  • Are extremely organized, have a high attention to detail, and are adept at following up and keeping things on track.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with faculty members, all levels of university personnel, center stakeholders, students, and community partners. 
  • Can think on your feet, are creative, and a skilled problem solver with excellent judgment.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree/equivalent and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, social media platforms, project management software such as Slack and Asana.
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience supporting executive staff, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Have experience working in, or in-depth familiarity with, the fields of human rights/community justice/social justice and/or contemporary American Indian affairs. We especially encourage applicants with experience in Indian Country and/or working with other communities impacted by injustice.

Of Note:

This is an opportunity to work on social and legal justice issues alongside other conscientious professionals within the innovative and intellectual powerhouse that is NYU School of Law, located in vibrant Greenwich Village, and Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut. The position will be based in Greenwich Village.

NYU offers a competitive salary and an outstanding array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter

Apply Now

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

For people in the EU, click for information on your privacy rights under GDPR.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Sustainability Statement 

NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more about sustainability at NYU.