Tribal Affairs Program Coordinator

  • Full-Time
  • Portland, OR
  • Applications have closed

Website Metro

Regional government in the Portland, Oregon Metro area

Tribal Affairs Program Coordinator

Metro is dedicated to shaping a better future for the greater Portland region. The work the people of Metro do every day benefits the lives of the people who live here, today and tomorrow. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits program.

Metro is hiring for a Tribal Affairs Program Coordinator.  The Tribal Affairs Coordinator will help implement Metro’s new Tribal Affairs agenda, in partnership with the Tribal Affairs manager and the rest of the Government Affairs team. This critical role will work across the agency, with staff and elected officials, to help Metro work closely with Tribes as sovereign partners in all areas of our work.

This position will also provide subject matter expertise to Metro staff in the areas of tribal norms, customs, tribal history, and best practices for consultation and engagement to increase awareness, understanding and skills and abilities of Metro staff and leadership to support successful tribal relations.

As the Tribal Affairs Program Coordinator, you will:

  • Help your team members within the Government Affairs team and the Tribal Affairs program  implement the agency’s tribal affairs program including priorities for policy development, project support, staff and elected official training, and engagement.
  • Support Metro and tribal policy advisor efforts to establish and maintain strong relationships with Tribes including Tribal Chairpersons, Councils, representatives, and staff to help Metro achieve the region’s six desired outcomes, tribal affairs program goals, mutual goals identified by Metro and Tribes, and other strategic goals and objectives of the agency.
  • Serve as an internal subject matter expert on tribal history, treaties, sovereignty, self-governance, protocols, customs and traditions, and natural and cultural resources for Metro staff.
  • This position will be supervised by the Government Affairs and Policy Development Director within the Office of the COO.


Please visit Metro’s job website here to find more information about the position and how to apply.

Tagged as: coordinator, government, tribal affairs