Tribal Affairs Senior Advisor

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Portland, Oregon, USA

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Job description

Our client is seeking two Tribal Affairs Senior Advisors to work on contract assignments with them in Portland, OR.


  • Maintain and build positive working relationships with various Tribal communities in region;
  • Work closely with the Manager, Tribal Affairs in conjunction with the broader External Affairs team to represent the project and work with local tribes;
  • Provide updates and work within cultural resource groups to support Section 106 application;
  • Work with local tribes to find opportunities for community investment and engagement;
  • Plan and track tribal engagement activities;
  • Facilitate negotiations of Cultural Resource Protection Agreements and other broader relationship agreements in the interest of supporting tribal engagement on the project in as many avenues as possible;
  • Able to identify when other stakeholders need to be engaged or informed of tribal activities from an external affairs perspective;
  • Advise and make recommendations to the broader project team on tribal affairs initiatives;
  • Adhere to all the Project's tribal affairs policies and stakeholder relations strategies;
  • Provide insight to the broader tribal affairs team to ensure departmental goals and projects are achieved within required timelines and budgetary requirements;
  • Work on an inter-disciplinary team to coordinate tribal affairs activities to facilitate the execution of projects and operating activities; and
  • Represent the Project as a tribal affairs ambassador.


  • At least 10 years of experience in a Tribal Affairs role in an energy infrastructure environment;
  • Postsecondary degree in a related discipline;
  • Oil and Gas industry knowledge is essential and LNG experience is preferred;
  • Excellent understanding of the legal and regulatory framework and reporting requirements in the United States;
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, respectful relationships with a variety of groups, from tribal communities to project leaders;
  • Strong written and visual communication skills;
  • Strong public speaking ability;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel as position will involve periods of travel in Canada and the U.S.