Tribal Operations Manager

Delaware Tribe of Indians   Bartlesville, OK   Full-time     Management
Posted on November 15, 2020

Tribal Operations Manager

Delaware Tribe of Indians
Employment Opportunity
Tribal Operations Manager
Employment Status: Political Appointment; Interview with Tribal Council Required
Bartlesville, OK
Immediate Supervisor: Chief and Tribal Council

General Description
The Tribal Operations Manager provides oversight to all Delaware Tribal Programs on behalf of the Chief and the Tribal Council and acts as their liaison to the tribal employees. This is an at-will position serving at the pleasure of the Chief as well as being a political appointment of the Chief.


Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or other similar degree and/or five years executive management experience (tribal government experience preferred but not required)
Requires a high level of personal integrity and ethics.
Requires a high level of problem solving skills.
Requires familiarity with grant writing, administration, and compliance with grant regulations.
Requires familiarity with PL638 and the BIA.
Requires familiarity with the concepts of project management.
Requires familiarity with the concepts of budget development and compliance with Tribal budgets.
Requires familiarity with planning concepts and processes including but not limited to program planning.
Requires willingness and ability to learn new skills, including travel to conferences and training sessions.
Requires ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs as well as Microsoft Project.
Requires good interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.
Must have own transportation and clean driving record – may be required to drive GSA vehicle or tribal vehicle to meeting or training.

Duties and Responsibilities

Hiring and oversight of department director level employees of all tribal programs.
Provides oversight to all tribal programs in planning and budgeting for Tribal Council approval./li>
Communicates with the staff on behalf of the Chief and Tribal Council
Communicates with the Chief and the Tribal Council on behalf of the staff.
Conducts regular staff meetings and compiles monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the Chief and the Tribal Council.
Ensures that all department directors and enforcing Delaware Tribal policies and procedures throughout the tribal programs.
Approves all voucher/purchase requisitions for all tribal programs up to a certain amount.
Provides program development for Tribal Council approval.
Other duties as assigned by the Chief and the Tribal Council.

Indian Preference Policy

In accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934, (Title 25, USC, Section 47), Indian Preference will be observed in hiring.

This job description reflects the general functions required of the employee for this job, but the description should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, which may include changes to schedules of time and days, by the supervisor.

Delaware Tribe of Indians

Bartlesville , OK