First Peoples Worldwide Community and Outreach Coordinator

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Community and Outreach Coordinator of First Peoples Worldwide (FPW) supports the program's mission to work from a foundation of Indigenous values to establish a sustainable future for all. This position connects and engages with Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners; manages relationships and performs outreach; develops research and deploys tools in coordination with FPW staff and outside partners; attends meetings and provides support for partners related to ongoing engagements and initiatives; and assists the FPW Program Director with research and administrative needs.

First Peoples Worldwide’s work builds capacity for both Indigenous Peoples, investors, and industry groups towards meaningful engagement. FPW engages by convening consensus-driven dialogue between partners and transforms through activities that align business behavior with the rights of Indigenous Peoples. First Peoples is housed at the CU Boulder Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS), a Center within The Graduate School.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

First Peoples Worldwide’s mission is to work from a foundation of Indigenous values to achieve a sustainable future for all.

Our work empowers by building awareness and education for both Indigenous Peoples and industry groups, engages by convening consensus-driven dialogue between stakeholders, and transforms through activities that align business behavior with the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Using corporate engagement strategies, we provide tools and resources for investors, companies and financial institutions to increase understanding about the ways to include Indigenous Peoples in project design in accordance with the principle of free, prior and informed consent as enumerated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Simultaneously, we facilitate participation by Indigenous Peoples in high-level dialogue regarding investments that impact their lands, territories and resources.

First Peoples addresses the unique social and environmental impacts of development in Indigenous communities, while preparing current and future leaders to meet the pressing social responsibility challenges facing today's businesses. Through capacity-building sessions between institutions and Indigenous representatives, and major research projects, our work increases accountability, furthers human rights-based engagement, and helps to protect the planet for all.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Connect and engage with partners, managing relationships, and performing outreach.
  • Develop research and deploying tools in coordination with the First Peoples staff and with outside partners.
  • Attending meetings and providing support for partners related to ongoing engagements and initiatives.
  • Track and evaluate activities and assisting the FPW Program Director with research and administrative needs.
  • The Community and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for:

    • Partner with Indigenous leaders, Indigenous organizations, investors, and outside organizations to:
    • Provide direct support for Indigenous Peoples and investors to build capacity towards rights-based engagement;
    • Develop a database of contacts and connections to support FPW’s work as a hub for investors and Indigenous Peoples;
    • Present at key forums and provide training, and participate in relevant convenings;
    • Support, join, and/or sign-on to partner-led initiatives and projects on issues of mutual interest between impact investors and Indigenous Peoples.
  • Deploying the tools and strategies of corporate engagement in line with Indigenous Peoples' self-determined goals, to include:
    • Create research on involved companies and financial institutions or other specific research questions as needed;
    • Engage companies via letter writing and coordinating direct engagements with companies and financial institutions;
    • Prepare and support Indigenous leaders in all meetings/engagements through written and oral briefings; and,
    • Coordinate with partner coalitions and organizations to achieve the goals above.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $65,000-$85,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Masters Degree in law or business, or related professional field; additional 2-3 years of experience (preferred).
  • Substitution: Bachelors plus 2 years qualifying experience; additional 2-3 years of experience (preferred).
  • Experience working with Native Nations and/or Indigenous Peoples.
  • Experience in business, finance, financial analysis, federal Indian law, or business and human rights.

What You Will Need
  • Ability to provide thorough research and analysis on topics related to the financial, social, environmental, and governance policies and practices of publicly-traded and private companies, utilizing an interdisciplinary, intersectional, and equity analysis.
  • Outstanding communication and design skills, including the ability to synthesize information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Proven track record of professionally crafting meaningful messaging.
  • Excellent interpersonal, creative, and organizational skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to work autonomously, and to seek support and direction as appropriate.
  • Demonstrable past success working with all levels of staff, management, and leadership.
  • Ability to display initiative and introduce innovations to accelerate progress toward strategic vision and mission and dedication to inclusive excellence.
  • Ability to set and meet timelines, supervise project progress, and communicate scheduling challenges.
  • Ability to work remotely.
  • Ability to work within culturally diverse communities.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by 4/8/21 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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