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SCE Job Posting – Tribal Representative

Posted on January 24th, 2012 | Leave a comment

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Date: Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM
Subject: Fw: SCE Tribal Representative Position

Please forward to all interested.

Southern California Edison Job Opportunity:
Tribal Representative (RMG3)
Job Posting:

Tribal Representative (RMG3) (80005118) 
Job Posting:
Jan 6, 2012, 5:56:58 PM – Jan 14, 2012, 2:59:59 AM
Primary Location:

Job Description:  This position will be in the Local Public Affairs division within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) External Relations Business Unit. The successful candidate will assist Southern California Edison (SCE) management in implementing its commitment to interacting with Indian tribes as sovereign nations, in addition to their being important customers. This position will be the primary liaison in the service territory between Southern California Edison and the Native American Indian tribes.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the information flow, and where appropriate, the activities of the various SCE organizations and business units that interact with Native American Indian tribes.
  • Assisting SCE management in developing policies relating to Native American Indians and to SCE’s activities related to Native American Indians, including right-of-way issues.
  • Assisting in training SCE personnel on relevant matters.
  • Establishing regular contact with tribal representatives and serving as a point of contact and company advocate for tribes.
  • Developing training within the various business units that have direct dealings with tribes on the legal, cultural, and historical information that will assist SCE’s business units in their dealings with tribes.
  • Identifying educational and other nonprofit organizations serving Native American Indians that are candidates for SCE corporate support.
  • Assisting SCE’s TDBU in developing operating protocols to apply when SCE must enter upon tribal lands, Reservations, allotments, and broader aboriginal lands however currently owned for routine and emergency operational purposes.
  • Participating in SCE’s negotiating team on right-of-way matters.
  • Maintaining a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have experience establishing strong relationships with Native American Indian nations to resolve significant issues such as ongoing operational, real property, financial and/or economic development.
  • Must have experience making formal presentations to senior management to whom the individual reports, Native American Indian tribal councils and staff, state and local governmental bodies and/or other organizations on matters relating to Native American Indian issues.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in, Business, Political Science, Integrated Studies, Communications, Public Administration, or equivalent combination of education, training, and tribal management related experience.
  • Typically possesses five or more years’ experience in protecting and promoting Company business interests and working as a liaison with various federal, state, and local regulatory and governmental bodies, community leaders, and business peers.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, or similar Native American Indian specialty.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Native American culture and tradition, specifically California tribal history, as well as experience working with tribal government leaders probably in the territory of SCE.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic policy development and implementation involving Native American Indian tribes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local governmental and regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in performance management, coordination, control and implementation of Native American Indian Affairs-Programs associated with the policies, standards, procedures and operations for program functions within Native American Indian Affairs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions, take action, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Must have exceptional oral & written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well with department peers as well as members of other departments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to actively contribute to department objectives, and show leadership and initiative in the direction and implementation of company, department, and region goals.
  • Demonstrated experience working on cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks appropriately, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.
  • Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.
  • Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.


  • Knowledge of the electric utility industry and electric service planning.
  • Experience and knowledge with California tribes and/or regional tribal organizations.


  • Additional testing may be required as part of the selection process for this position.
  • Edison International and Southern California Edison reserve the right to close or cancel a posting at any time.
  • Edison International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

To apply and for more information visit Southern California Edison’s website:
Click on: Search Jobs at Southern California Edison
Type the job number (80005118) and click on: Search for Jobs
Click on: Tribal Representative (RMG3)
Click on:  Apply
Login with user name and password or if new user, click on New User and complete registration process.

Follow the prompts on-line.
Good Luck!
Lynn Monzon
Native American Alliance
Southern California Edison
(562) 903-3161

Michelle L. Holiday
Advisor, Native American Alliance
Edison International

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CALPRIG Scholarship

Posted on January 24th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Here is a CALPIRG Scholarship available to students.  Please use the contact info within this message for further information.  Good luck!

Prof. Lechusza Aquallo

Subject: Great internship opportunity for your students

Dear Professor Aquallo,

I’m a field organizer with CALPIRG looking to work with some great Palomar
College students through our civic engagement internship program this winter
and spring.

Interns can make a difference on issues they care about – like protecting
our oceans, promoting energy efficiency, or making textbooks affordable.
Students can build support for local plastic bag bans to protect our coasts
and marine life, or organize events to educate students about how we can end
wasteful subsidies to big agribusinesses.

By participating in our internship program, students will learn how to plan
and run a campaign, recruit and train a team of volunteers, work with the
media, and educate their campus community about these issues.

We are now accepting applications.

Students can apply online at

Will you forward the email below to your classes or any other student
leaders on campus who you think would be interested in our internship

Thank you for all you do for your students!


Isa Ballard

Field Organizer


o. (213) 251-3683 x 306

c. (802) 522-3041


If you want to make a difference and learn valuable skills, join our team of
interns and volunteers. We’ve got plans to take on the problems our country
faces – and with your help, we can.

Spring Campaigns:

. Save Our Oceans

. Cut Subsidies to Giant Agribusiness

. Make Textbooks Affordable

. Energy Service Corps

Find out more and apply for a CALPIRG

UCSD Native Student Conference, Feb. 18, 2012

Posted on January 18th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Here is a notice from the UCSD Native Student Alliance (NASA) club regarding a Native High School conference which they are hosting on Feb. 18, 2012.  Please share the following information below with others.  Questions can be addressed to the email included below.


Prof. Lechusza Aquallo


Hello all,


My name is Aries Yumul, I am the chair of the Native American Student Alliance at UCSD for this school year. As many of you may have already heard, we are hosting our first annual High school Conference on February 18th, 2012. The conference will be from 9 am to 5pm, admission is free, rides can be provided, breakfast and lunch is also provided by us.


The aim of the conference is to increase the yield of Native students into higher education and make college access easier. We have outreached to many Native High School students in San Diego and the Inland Empire and we are looking at a max capacity of 200 students.


We are looking for workshops to be held at our conference, if you are interested in hosting a workshop or volunteering for the day please fill out the link below:


We would like to have workshop proposals by January 30th. The workshops can vary on its topic, and we will notify you if your proposal is accepted.


if you would like to register students individually please use this link below:


student registration is at a first come, first served basis and we are running at a 200 max capacity.


More information can be found on our website, which will be updated regularly:



If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to email me and Michael Cervantes our Vice-chair at


Thank you for taking the time to read my email and hope you all have a wonderful day,


All the best,


Aries Rivers Yumul
Chair – UCSD Native American Student Alliance
University of California, San Diego
(707) 548-6539

Spring 2012 AIS courses!

Posted on January 9th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Here are some exciting courses that still have space for enrollment for the coming Spring semester 2012.  These are certainly worth looking into!  Further questions regarding these courses can be directed to the AIS Dept.:  760.744.1150 xt. 2425 or email Prof. Locklear ( Prof./Chair Dixon (, Prof. Lechusza Aquallo ( or the AIS ADA Martha Collins (


AIS 100, Introduction to American Indian Studies, #31661. Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in MD-131. Team taught by L. Locklear, C. Henley, and P. Dixon. CSU/UC transfer. Meets Multicultural Requirement.

Learn about diverse Indians of yesterday and today!


AIS 102, The American Indian and the U.S. Political System, #31662. CSU/UC transfer. Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-12:20 MD-104.  Along with AIS 101 meets state requirement in American History and Institutions. Instructor: Jean Keller, a Teacher of the Year.

Find out how American Indians fit into the American political system!


AMS 104, American Family and Genealogy #33517. Wednesdays, 2-4:50 p.m. in MD-131.  Instructor: S. Crouthamel, Professor Emeritus. CUS/UC transfer. Meets Multicultural Requirement.

Learn about the American family over time, our values and identity.

AMS/MCS/SOC 200, Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups in America, #331664, or 31666, or 31668. Instructor: Evangelina Franco-Gomez.  Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:20 p.m. in MD-131. CSU/UC transfer. Meets Multicultural Requirement.


AMS/MCS/SOC 200, Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups in America,  #34086, or 34087, or 34088. Instructor: Rachel Jacob-Almeida. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:50 p.m. in MD-322. CSU/UC transfer. Meets Multicultural Requirement.

A look at contemporary relations among American racial, social class, and cultural groups.