Tribal Administrator



Coordinates assigned tribal department activities with the Tribal Chairman to develop and implement all initiatives directed by the Tribal Council and to regularly report on the status of department projects, assignments, and functions.

Provide leadership and work to develop and retain highly competent, service-oriented staff through selection, compensation, training, and day-to-day management practices that support the mission, objectives, and service expectations. Provide leadership and participate in programs and activities that promote workplace diversity and a positive employee relations environment.

Interprets and assigns tribal policies and programs in an efficient and timely manner. Manages operations and ensures results with respect to overall goals and objectives established within tribal government.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

· Indian affairs or Tribal Government experience.

· Must have excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.

· Working knowledge and understanding of current Tribal and federal laws and regulations, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services, NAHASDA, and other applicable state and federal funding agency regulations.

· In-depth knowledge of audit preparation, financial management, government fund accounting, human resources/personnel/employee supervision, and grant and contract management.

· Must be able to take direction from Tribal Council and communicate those directions to staff.

· Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize.

· Ability to multi-task and have excellent management, planning, and organizational skills.

· Experience with computers, spreadsheets, and word processing.

· Receive and properly carry out instructions; meet with Tribal Members in a respectful and professional manner. Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees and Tribal Members.

· Should be able to effectively make public presentations when required.

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


Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, or another related field. Master’s degree preferred.

A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Consistent with Public Law 93-638 and other federal laws recognizing the inherent right of the Tribe to exercise Indian Preference. Documentation of Tribal Enrollment must be included with application submission.