Executive Director of Tribal Administration Revision Date: 12/19/2018Dept./Program: ExecutiveEmployment Status: Full TimeDivision: ExecutiveFLSA Status: Exempt ExecutiveReports To: KenaitzeTribal CouncilSchedule: 40+ hours/weekSupervises: Staff Attorney, Finance Director, Health Systems Director, Information Technology Director, TDHE Housing and Facilities Director, Tribal Programs Director, Construction Director, Education and Training Director, Family and Social Services Director, Human Resources Manager, Communications Manager, Archeologist, Executive Assistant Tribal AdministrationPreference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638Job SummaryPlans for and administers Tribal operations programs providing services to Tribal Members and other eligible Alaska Natives/American Indians in accordance with the Tribe's stated purpose and in such a manner that optimum results are achieved in relation to the resources and goals of the Tribe. Understands thoroughly and abides by the Tribe's stated mission, vision and values in accordance with the motions and directives of the Tribal Council. Essential FunctionsKey areas of responsibility to include General Administration, Financial, Personnel, Program Development, Public Relations and Tribal Council Relations. General AdministrationServes as professional advisor and liaison to the Tribal Council.Recommends appropriate polices for consideration. Carries out the assigned motions and directives from the Tribal Council. Communicates to Tribal Council in a timely, transparent and accurate manner regarding Tribal operations programs.Works in collaboration with Tribal Council in identifying and reporting key performance indicators.Presents appropriate recommendations and/or solutions to the Council on risks, problems and concerns of the Tribe in an appropriate time frame.Ensures the development, implementation and oversight of Kenaitze Tribal Members' succession planning throughout the Tribe including the Executive Director of Tribal Administration position in collaboration with the TERO Commission. Works in collaboration with Human Resources and TERO to assure the work environment is conducive to recruitment, training and retention of qualified candidates.Works in collaboration with Human Resources to ensure effective team building, work culture and staff morale. Develops relationships ensuring all pertinent and available funding opportunities are explored in accordance with the Tribe's expressed purpose and strategic plan.Ensures the Dene' Philosophy of Care thrives throughout all Tribal programs.Protects the Tribe and its employees from legal or regulatory threats and constraints.Maintains compliance with all applicable laws and the Tribe's Ordinances. Communicates and maintains awareness of trends affecting Alaska Native/American Indian issues that impact the Tribe. Collaborates with Tribal Council and Kahtnuht'ana Development Corporation (KDC) to identify economic development opportunities.Collaborates with Tribal Council to identify and maintain local, regional and global partnerships. Participate in Kenaitze community and cultural events. Financial ManagementWorks in collaboration with the Tribe's programs and resources to develop budgets for Tribal Council's consideration and approval.Oversight of all financial operations of the Tribe in cooperation with the Tribal Council Treasurer. PersonnelHires, supervises, directs, mentors, develops and improves the skills set of the direct reports in the performance of their job responsibilities. Program DevelopmentRecommends and provides information on proposed new programs for the Tribal Council's consideration and approval. Public RelationsConveys the function of the Tribe to the community through direct involvement and through public relations programs, including personal contact, literature and the media as directed by the Tribal Council. Builds and maintains a working relationship with Federal and State agencies as well as tribal and other native organizations.Represents the Tribe as directed by Tribal Council. Tribal Council RelationsConsults with Tribal Council regarding substantive matters including, but not limited to, organizational charts, fiscal and legal decisions.Updates and advises the Tribal Council Chair and Vice Chair on at least a weekly basis or as needed.Works collaboratively with the Tribal Council Chair and Vice Chair in development of agendas for Tribal Council meetings in a timely manner.Develops and recommends to the Tribal Council, specific, written, long and short-range plans for the development of Tribal operations programs and services.Develops and implements the annual strategic plan in collaboration with Tribal Council and Directors through work sessions.Maintains appropriate and transparent relations with the Tribal Council and Boards, Commissions and Committees in a collaborative manner.Works in conjunction with Tribal Council for Tribal Council Member orientation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL IN REGARDS TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TRIBAL ADMINISTRATIONTribal Council will advise the Executive Director of Tribal Administration, giving the benefit of its judgment and expertise.Tribal Council shall hold the Executive Director of Tribal Administration accountable for the overall operations of the Tribe. Tribal Council shall evaluate the Executive Director of Tribal Administration annually or as determined. It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives. Working ConditionsLifting Requirements Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work. Physical RequirementsStand or Sit (Stationary position)Walk (Move, Traverse)Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)Pushing or PullingRepetitive Motion OSHA CategoriesCategory III Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid. Equipment and ToolsList Equipment used for job: Computer, fax, scanner, copier, and other office equipment.List Tools: Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal TravelLocalIn-StateOut-of-StateComments: Regular travel is required. Qualifications EducationBachelor's Degree in Business Management, Public Administration or related field. ExperienceSeven (7) years of supervisory and management experience.Non-Degree equivalency is five (5) years managerial experience directing a budget of more than $10M and a minimum of three supervisory direct report positions during those five (5) years.Experienced in organizational development and strategic planning.Experience with self-governance, or Alaska Native Organizations self-determination and social welfare programs.Experience working with Tribal Council and/or Boards, key administrators and managers reviewing and establishing goals, coordinating functions and operations.Experience working with public agencies, civic leaders, businesses, community organizations and public officials.Experience with grants, contracts, grant reporting and grants management. License/CertificationHave a valid Alaska driver's license or obtain within 90 days and remain insurable under Kenaitze Indian Tribe's policy. Special SkillsHigh degree of personal integrity, objectivity, and sensitivity to the issues and needs of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe.Effective problem solving, negotiation, and strong leadership skills.Ability to recognize and resolve conflict while fostering a safe positive culture.Ability to communicate well and effectively manage crucial conversations.Strong interpersonal skills.Strong team building and employee engagement strategies.Adaptable to changing environments.Ability to supervise staff in a manner that motivates and enables them to do their job effectively and efficiently.Aligned with Kenaitze Indian Tribe's history, governance structure, subsistence, Tribal enrollment, and cultural heritage, as well as factors impacting sovereignty and self-governance.Knowledge of legal, political, social, cultural and economic issues of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. Willing to work a flexible schedule which frequently includes nights and weekends.Versatile in computer and Software skills including Microsoft Office products etc. Preferred skillsExperience with Tribal government functions.Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.