Director of Tribal Employment Rights

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Director of Tribal Employment Rights is responsible to ensure that Native Americans are employed by Band construction contractors and other employers in accordance with Federal and Band statute regarding Native American employment.

• Bachelor’s degree in public administration or business management, human resources or a related field. OR Five (5) years or more years of experience in employment services, administration, or related field required. AND
• Five (5) to Seven (7) years experience as a supervisor of staff and budgets required.
• Some prior experience in a construction field or trade is preferred.
• Knowledge of Band procurement policy and procedure, tribal employment rights, and applicable federal law is required.
• One to three (1-3) years of work experience in an Indian community required; with an understanding of Native American culture, values, traditions and needs. Must have an understanding of cultural issues relating to self-sufficiency, welfare dependency and employment.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
• Ability to write effectively to prepare reports, memos, policies and procedures required.
• Experience in development of program assessments and evaluations.
• Prior experience with professional level staff, grant writing, and public speaking preferred.
• Ability to evaluate and audit programs with conformance to standards and expectations of the guidelines.
• Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, and insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance Policy.

• Manage the staff of the Tribal Employment Rights program.
• Develop and implement the budget of the TERO program.
• Ensure attendance at TERO related meetings and conferences.
• Develop and enforce process of collection of TERO fees pursuant to Band statute.
• Enforce Native American employment goals with all employers that perform work on the Reservation.
• Negotiate with Band employers and construction contractors to resolve compliance issues.
• Advise and assist Band construction contractors and other employers to develop and implement training programs to develop the skills in the Native American population.
• Source and refer qualified Native Americans to Band construction contractors and employers.
• Conduct construction site inspections and other examinations to ensure compliance with employment and training goals and timetables.
• Communicate with Band members on Tribal Employment Rights and employment opportunities (verbally and in written form).
• Ensure Band members understand the complaint resolution process under the Tribal Employment Rights Act.
• Prepare written reports to the TERO Commission Board regarding employer and contractor goals, compliance, and related issues.
• Advise and counsel individual Band members in acquiring the skills needed to perform affected jobs and in matters related to the complaint resolutions process.
• Other duties as assigned by the TERO Commission.

• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences periods of moderate stress levels due to deadlines and workloads.
• Work is both indoors in a climate-controlled area and periodically outside where exposure to severe weather is possible.
• Little threat of personal danger or risk, although working at construction sites may pose some exposure to danger. Use of safety equipment is required in such circumstances.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours.
• Local travel to all three districts is required. Some out-of-state travel may also be required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Attn: Cheryl Miller c/o TERO Commission
2605 Chiminising Drive
Isle, MN 56342
Fax # (320) 676-3432
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