Job Title:                     Tribal Member Benefits Manager

Department:              Administration

Location:                    Administration Building

Reports To:                Senior Director of Operations

Level/Status:             Exempt (E4)/Full-Time

Hiring Salary:             $55,897 – $68,474

Open:                          December 10, 2020

Closes:                         January 4, 2020


The Tribal Member Benefits Manager oversees Tribal enrollment and administers progressive Tribal social benefit programs and other related services as authorized and designated by the Tribal Council. The Tribal Member Benefits Manager is responsible for ensuring and maintaining compliance with Tribal, federal and state taxation laws as they pertain to treatment of social benefit plans for Tribal Citizens such as per-capita distribution, General Welfare Exclusion, Resident Tribal Member and life insurance benefits. This position has routine contact with Citizens, spouses and other program beneficiaries.



·   Must meet the criteria for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians’ Native American Preference Policy under the Gun Lake Labor and Employee Rights Ordinance (ex. enrolled Citizen of the Gun Lake Tribe; spouse, parent, descendant or grandparent of a Gun Lake Tribal Citizen; or enrolled Citizen of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe)

·   Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or related field; OR

·   Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or related field plus three years of relevant experience; and

·   Five years of work experience handling confidential information and records management

·   Two years of work experience managing benefits

·   Demonstrated supervision experience



You are required to register and apply through our online employment portal to be considered for this position.


About Gun Lake Tribe

We, the members of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, will maintain our elders’ vision, integrity, spirituality, culture, and economic self-sufficiency by protecting our sovereignty, treaty rights, traditions, land and natural resources for our future generations.

We are very proud of how far the Gun Lake Tribe has come in recent decades. From humble beginnings with only a few key employees, to a fully-functioning Tribal Government housed at our beautiful government campus in Bradley, MI, that serves as our Tribal Nation’s Capital. Each day, the employees of the Gun Lake Tribal Government and the Tribal Council work toward improving the lives of Tribal Citizens and their families. We are also focused on continuing to provide education and information about the history and culture of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians so that these traditions and beliefs may continue to be passed down to future generations.