Intertribal Agriculture Council Risk Mitigation Specialist Remote · Full time

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) is seeking a Risk Mitigation Specialist to present a solutions-driven thought process in addressing the realities faced by Tribal producers. This person will remain keenly aware of the agricultural disasters as they arise throughout Indian Country, and will inform proactive responses that address the needs of Tribal producers. This individual will gain intimate exposure to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programming portfolio. Initially, the Specialist will be the project coordinator for the IAC’s Risk Management Education Cooperative Agreement Award: Building Resiliency with a More Diverse Delivery Strategy; a first of its kind, agent/loss adjuster training program targeting underserved communities. Long-term, the Specialist will present integral leadership in the research, design, and establishment of a formal risk mitigation program serving the diverse and expansive needs of Indian Country. This position is under the direct supervision and guidance of the Regenerative Economies Director.



Technical Assistance, Outreach, & Training

  • Provides responsive one-on-one technical assistance to producers facing unprecedented disasters.
  • Supports the design of an annual outreach campaign to inform stakeholders of key deadlines, programs, and strategies to mitigate risk in their agricultural operations, inclusive of insurances, production practices, safety net programming, etc.
  • Informs and supports IAC programmatic staff in the delivery of risk mitigation and disaster response opportunities in a timely fashion.

Programmatic Design & Implementation

  • Defines risk mitigation and disaster response programming that compliments existing portfolios of work for the IAC and key partners.
  • Communicates innovative solutions to address the systemic barriers prevalent in risk mitigation and disaster response efforts; Distinctly outlines how and/or why historically underserved producers face unique challenges in accessing risk mitigation programming.


Project Supervision, Implementation, & Administrative Tasks

  • Executes key responsibilities as the Project Coordinator of the IAC’s Risk Management Education Cooperative Agreement Award, through: 
  • Ensuring all project activities are carried out in a timely, cost-efficient and quality manner.
  • Providing oversight of daily activities and directing the project toward accomplishment of the objectives.
  • Monitoring the successful completion of prescribed timelines and coordinating the administrative workload affiliated with the named Project’s sub-award recipients.
  • Coordinating with the IAC Development Team for all grant reporting and tracking.
  • Offers high-level administrative assistance to the Regenerative Economies Director and/or other assigned staff.
  • Performs clerical and administrative tasks including drafting letters, memos, invoices, reports, and other documents based upon Regenerative Economies Program needs.
  • Performs office tasks including maintaining records, ordering supplies, and performing basic bookkeeping.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned to address the needs of our stakeholders as they may relate to risk mitigation and disaster response efforts.


Minimum Qualifications & Desired Experience

  • Presents a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience working with underserved agricultural producers. 
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of existing risk mitigation practices and disaster response programming.
  • Possesses general awareness of local, state, and national policy contributing to the design and enactment of risk mitigation and disaster response programming.
  • Exhibits an ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive information in working with IAC stakeholders, team members, and partners.
  • Previous experience providing interface between American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian governments and communities on complex issues related to USDA programming; preferably specific to crop insurance,  risk mitigation in agriculture and food, rural economic and business development, and/or production management in rural communities. 
  • Willingness to work as part of a team of professionals on issues supporting Tribal agriculture food producers. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • General knowledge of office administration, clerical procedures, and recordkeeping systems.
  • Advanced computer skills in Zoom, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft and Google Suite.
  • Experience facilitating meetings through online platforms.

Conditions of Employment:

  • An initial six (6) month introductory period is required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Travel may be required for internal and external meetings.

To Apply

Submit combined cover letter and résumé to the applicant portal. 

Important Note: The portal only allows one upload, applications are incomplete without a combined cover letter and resume attached.


All full-time, permanent employees of IAC receive family health and dental insurance. The employee receives life insurance, short-term disability and 6% equivalent of the annual salary will be contributed to a retirement account (there is no match requirement). Eligible for holiday, annual, and sick leave.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

The Intertribal Agriculture Council does not discriminate in employment on the basis of

race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin,

political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,

membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or

other non-merit factors.

Reasonable Accommodation:

The IAC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where

appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of in the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the IAC directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, organizations utilizing federal funding must provide

reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring

process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Send

accommodation requests to the Director Operations and Strategy: Donita Fischer

[email protected]


$59,091 - $70,558 per year