FireKeepers Development Authority (FDA) Board of Directors (Tribal Council)


Responsible for the overall direction, administration and coordination of all business activities of FireKeepers Casino Hotel and its subsidiaries in accordance with delegation of authority set forth in the FDA Charter and employment agreement for the position. Responsible for developing the strategic direction of the FDA’s business and related activities and providing leadership to ensure active participation and coordination of efforts of company Vice-Presidents, departments and Team Members with the ultimate objective to maximize profit and return on investment to the owner and maintaining FireKeepers Casino Hotel’s competitive position and reputation.


The following is a list of the main duties and responsibilities. However, other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by management. All duties must be performed in accordance with Tribal, Federal, and other applicable requirements, organizational specific policies, procedures and practices.

• Creates, develops and implements an effective strategy of corporate organization, setting objectives for future growth and expansion.

• Establishes performance and profit objectives for short-term and long-term goals.

• Maintains adequate and quality staffing levels in the top management level of the company.

• Decides final outcome of all recommendations to hire, transfer, suspend, lay-off, recall, evaluate, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline any Team Member of the Company in accordance with Company policies and executive contracts.

• Regularly reviews and evaluates departmental performance, working with department heads and the Executive Team Members, to take the appropriate steps necessary to resolve unsatisfactory results or conditions.

• Maintains positive relations with Team Members at all levels.

• Establishes committees of management personnel as needed. Participates in and delegates responsibility and authority to the appropriate Executive Team members, with regard to various aspects of company operations.

• Reviews departmental reports, addressing potential conflicts and/or misinformation.

• Maintains the appropriate balance of payroll efficiency and customer service for short and long-term success.

• Facilitates the flow of information throughout the property and develops effective procedures and controls by organizing and presiding over regularly scheduled meetings.

• Develops annual business plan for operations, including the plan for capital expenditures (replacements and improvements) and other strategic initiatives for the Company.

• Presents a positive involvement in both the Tribal and public communities by representing the company at community events as appropriate to ensure a positive image.

• Communicates regularly with the FDA Board and Gaming Regulatory Agency keeping them apprised of appropriate information and activities.

• Ensures compliance with all regulatory bodies.

• Provides support and direction to enhance hiring and development of Indian Preference Team Members.

• Leads by setting a positive example to all Team Members.
• Responsible for maintaining a consistent, regular attendance record as outlined in the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Attendance Policy.
• Maintains the highest level of confidentiality and integrity.

• Evaluates and approves Marketing Department activities and programs.

• Maintains positive relations with our VIP customers.

• Outstanding example of and a credit to FireKeepers Casino Hotel.


Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include maintaining sufficient staffing levels; interviewing, hiring, and training Team Members; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining Team Members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


An applicant’s education, training and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the ability to successfully perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. FireKeepers reserves the right to verify the sufficiency of a candidate’s education, training and competencies through the interview process, testing and methods.

The requirements listed below are generally representative of the education, experience, and skills and/or abilities required to enable one to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, four-year university in business, or related field (unless Graduate degree is in business or related). Fifteen years’ experience in the Gaming Industry. Seven or more years’ management experience at an executive level at a casino property located in a highly competitive market, with amenities comparable to FireKeepers Casino Hotel and not less than 2,000 gaming positions. Experience must demonstrate ability to provide sustained leadership which has led to revenue growth and successful implementation of capital projects or other strategic initiatives by the property. Must possess excellent communication skills, and effective public speaking skills.


Graduate degree in business or related field. Prior experience as a General Manager or Chief Executive Officer at a casino located in a highly competitive market, with amenities comparable to FireKeepers Casino Hotel and not less than 2,000 gaming positions.

Successful completion of any of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Track Training programs.


Maintains knowledge of local jurisdiction gaming laws (Tribal, federal, state, etc.) and associated regulations as well as the Company’s internal controls, policies and procedures.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports
and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimal, and work with mathematical such as probability and statistical inference.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, a Team Member is regularly required to talk or to hear. The Team Member is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls. A Team Member is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, and to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work is performed throughout all areas of the facility where the noise level varies from quiet to loud depending upon business. Must be able to work in a smoke filled environment.


• Indian preference will be applied in the selection of qualified applicants in accordance with the NHBP Indian Preference in Employment Code, which affords employment preferences to NHBP Tribal citizens, parents or spouses of NHBP citizens and other Native Americans. For purposes of this preference, NHBP law defines “Native American” as: (a) an enrolled member of any other federally-recognized Indian tribes; (b) an enrolled member of a Canadian Indian tribe or First Nation; or (c) an enrolled member of the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians or the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel reserves the right to make changes to the above job description as necessary.

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