Director of Governmental Relations

Band of the Poarch Creek Indians
Atmore, AL Full-time
Posted on September 6, 2019

Director of Governmental Relations

(RFT): Closes September 19, 2019.

Overall Objectives of Position

The Director of Governmental Relations is responsible for assisting the Chief Government and Public Affairs Officer in developing and implementing political and funding strategies at the federal and state levels where the tribe is engaged. This job description is not an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Director of Governmental Relations is expected to perform all duties and responsibilities necessary to meet the goal and objectives of applicable programs.

The Director of Governmental Relations is expected to live the Purpose and Values of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and will go beyond the call of duty.

Primary Responsibilities of the Director of Governmental Relations

  • Serves as a liaison between Tribal Government and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians business entities on all legislative and policy issues related to gaming.
  • Works under the direction of the Chief Governmental and Public Affairs Officer, the Senior Director in conjunction with the and State and Federal Lobbyists to move forward the legislative and policy agenda as laid out by the department.
  • Keeps staff, Tribal Council, and our other business entities apprised of state and federal legislative issues.
  • Identifies and researches issues and trends of importance to all entities of the Tribe.
  • Explores opportunities for cooperative efforts that would benefit the Tribe.
  • Works with the Chief Governmental and Public Affairs Officer, Senior Director and appropriate staff in the department direct activities related to legislative issues.
  • Assists the Chief Governmental and Public Affairs Officer and the Senior Director in advancing the policy agenda for the Tribe at all levels of Government.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with public officials at all levels of government including the White House Administration.
  • Serves as a resource to these individuals along with Members of Congress at the State and Federal level and their staff, when possible.
  • Serves as a resource for conferences on issues of importance to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
  • Creates reports and other communications on key issues related to gaming.
  • Drafts legislation, amendments, correspondence, summaries, and position statements on various legislative, policy and regulatory issues.
  • Attends special events and meetings as assigned.
  • Supervises interns/internships when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by an appropriate person.

Preference shall be given in accordance with the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance/DFWP. Every applicant must complete an application provided by Human Resources at the
Tribal Administrative offices.