Now Hiring: AIANTA is Seeking a Public Lands Partnership Manager

Position Title: Public Lands Partnerships Program Manager
Classification: Exempt
Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000 DOE
Supervisor: Program Development Director

Position Summary:
Desert View Watchtower // (c) AIANTAThe American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking a well-organized self-starter for a fulltime position as the Public Lands Partnership Program Manager. The Manager maintains regular, ongoing contact with tribal organizations and federal and state agencies in order to foster positive relations and advance the interests of tribal tourism in relation to public lands.

The following list of duties and responsibilities below is illustrative and should not be considered all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and growth of the program in alignment with AIANTA’s strategic plan and business plan through the development of outreach, technical assistance and partnership-based planning by providing technical and organizational assistance in responding to programmatic requests
  • Develops, manages, nurtures, expands and maximizes partnerships with public land agencies and outdoor recreation organizations to support tribal tourism.
  • Supports technical assistance and training programming development.
  • Initiates and supports the creation and development of partnership-based programming through outreach, planning and implementation.
  • Organizes and facilitates coordinated AIANTA and/or collaborative partner meetings, events and/or technical assistance and training.
  • Develops capacity-building opportunities for AIANTA and our partners and works directly with leadership to and staff to assess programming to maximize program impact
  • Assists in identifying and supporting the solicitation of funding from public land agencies, foundations and other funding sources for partnership-based projects.
  • Develops, manages and reports on annual Public Lands Partnership Program budget and work plans for leadership review and approval.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Native American studies, cultural anthropology, interpretation, American history, public lands management – or equivalent senior level experience.
  • Knowledge of Native American cultures, histories and economic issues.
  • Proven ability to bring together individuals of diverse cultures, organizations and social backgrounds
  • Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.
  • Strong budget development and management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management and oral and written communication skills.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Ariel Richardson at