Tribal Outreach Fellow, Archeology Southwest

Tucson, AZ

Job Title: Tribal Outreach Fellow

Organization: Archeology Southwest 

Type of opportunity: The Fellow will participate in two years of intensive training within Archaeology Southwest’s Landscape and Site Preservation Program. The Fellow will assist with planning and implementing a campaign to establish the Great Bend of the Gila National Conservation Area. The Great Bend of the Gila is the region of southwestern Arizona from Buckeye to Yuma along the Gila River.


  • Working with Tribes to identify and support specific Tribal interests
  • Organizing Tribal visits to heritage places in the Great Bend of the Gila
  • Facilitating Tribal communications with public land managers
  • Administering online surveys, focus groups, and partnership sessions for the Great Bend of the Gila Campaign
  • Creating management plans for ancient trails preserved in the Great Bend of the Gila
  • Using social media to promote the Great Bend of the Gila Campaign
  • Assisting with outreach to local communities, public land managers, and private landowners


  • Life experience in an Indigenous community
  • Educational background (B.S. or B.A. awarded or in progress) in a relevant field (for example, archaeology, anthropology, communications, environmental studies, geography, community planning, etc.)
  • Personal commitment to heritage preservation or environmental conservation
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the Southwest
  • Communication, research, and task-management skills

Salary/pay: $46,000

How to apply: Please download and complete the position application. The application requests basic personal information, a résumé, contact information for three personal references, and two statements of about 300 words. One statement should describe your life or work experience in an Indigenous community, and one should explain how the Wyss Fellowship fits with your career goals. For more details pertaining to this fellowship, click here. Applications are to be submitted by email to

Start Date: On or before January 1, 2021

Application deadline: October 18