Chief Executive Officer

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Program: 
Northern Arapaho Business Council
Wage/Salary: 
Negotiable
Opening: 
January 2, 2019
Closing: 
January 17, 2019

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the overall coordination, administration and oversight of programs, services, and activities provided by the Northern Arapaho Tribe. Administers, plans, and directs the Tribe’s programs and services in accordance with Business Council directives, policies and procedures, legal requirements, and principles. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective implementation of Tribal Government services. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the development of and implementation of Tribal goals and objectives, program services and economic development and maintaining compliance with applicable regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Directly supervises the Executive Management Team and other key staff as specified by the Business Council or as identified in the organizational chart.
• Indirectly provides administrative direction to all Tribal employees.
• Meets with the Tribal Council in regular and special meetings; provides information and/or reports regarding tribal operations, services and programs; advises Tribal Council in their deliberations on planning, policies and/or laws/ordinances. Responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures approved by the Tribal Council.
• Supervises subordinate employees to include: assignment and review of work, performance evaluation, annual work plans, employee development (training), disciplinary action, and executing hiring decisions.
• Practices and promotes a team approach to management and ensures accountability throughout the workplace.
• Meets with the Tribal Council in regular and special meetings; provides information and/or reports regarding tribal operations, services and programs; advises Tribal Council in their deliberations on planning, policies and/or laws/ordinances. Responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures approved by the Tribal Council. Ensures consistency in policy direction.
• Oversees and confers with staff and others on various operating procedures, economic development, financial, and administrative matters and requirements.
• Reviews contracts, plans, reports, program policies, and procedures, and provides recommendations where necessary.
• Participates in Federal, Tribal, Regional and State organizations, commissions, task forces and groups, to promote tribal programs, services and/or activities; represents the Tribe in advocating and testifying on legislation regarding American Indian related issues. Develops plans and strategies to implement and carry out specific legislative and policy directives of the Tribal Council.
• Promotes open communication among staff by conducting regular staff meetings.
• Oversees short-term and long-term strategic planning, including the assessment of community needs and the design and implementation of new programs/services.
• Ensures that goals and objectives support the stated mission of the organization including: building community, promoting health and economic development, promoting individual responsibility, and preserving Native American culture.
• Provides review when appropriate on Tribal personnel changes in accordance with the Northern Arapaho Tribal Personnel Manual.
• Coordinates with the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Management team to make recommendations to the Business Council regarding annual Tribal budgets and long-term revenue/expenditure forecasting; reviews and works with the administrators, finance directors, and auditors on annual audit.
• Interprets the function of the Tribe to the community through direct involvement and through public relations programs, including personal contact, literature and the media
• Maintains productive working relationships with relevant Federal and State agencies as well as tribal and other native organizations
• Represents the Tribe as directed
• Travel as necessary.
• Performs other duties as identified by the Business Council.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced Degree in Business Management, Public Administration or related field strongly preferred. Must be knowledgeable in Business and Public Administration with five years extensive experience in working with Federal, State, and local agencies and Native American governments.
• Knowledge of tribal operations, programs, and services; federal and state laws; policies and regulations pertaining to tribal operations, programs and services; budgeting and fiscal management; automated data processing systems; knowledge of accreditation processes; principles of supervision and personnel practices.
• Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others to meet overall objectives and goals; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; evaluate and appraise the effectiveness and quality of tribal operations, programs, and services.
• Ability to interpret and apply tribal, federal, and state laws and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Tribal Council, other Tribes and governmental agencies and jurisdictions, businesses, and the general public.
• Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Must possess the ability to negotiate contracts and coordinate legal review.
• Must possess superior interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and facilitative skills; must have demonstrated strong leadership and consensus building abilities; and be able to implement an effective open management style in order to develop and maintain work team cohesiveness.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION
• Valid Wyoming Driver's license

How to apply:
Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to N.A.T. Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Road, Ethete.
You can also apply online at www.nothernarapaho.com and click on the HR link. For more information call 307-332-2499 or fax to: 307-335-3596