• Economic and Business Development Director

    Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
    Job Description
    Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
    JOB POSTING
     
    Job Title:              Economic and Business Development Director
    Department:        Office of Finance and Revenue
    Reports To:          Tribal Council
    Status:                      Exempt
    Salary Range:    $69,573 to $94,128  
    Level:                  8
    Open:                       March 12, 2019
    Close:                          Open until filled
     
     
    SUMMARY
    The Economic and Business Development Director is responsible for performing a variety of professional administrative functions related to Economic Development including coordinating and driving a pro-active economic diversification, growth and business development initiative; find, analyze, recruit, propose non-gaming economic opportunities beneficial to the tribe and tribal citizens; manage projects including development, recruitment, and purchase of business prospects, at the local, state, national and international level; prepare and implement policies and programs relative to economic development initiatives. Assist Legislative Branch Tribally Chartered Corporations, Tribal sub-entities and enterprises with economic development and business-related activities by addressing problems and recommending solutions.  Analyze and assist in development of new enterprises and revenue streams and create and oversee economic development plan for the Tribe to be presented to Tribal Council.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
    • Work closely with Tribally Chartered Corporations, Tribal sub-entities and enterprises to assess and improve current business processes
    • Provide technical assistance with the implementation and development of training programs, employee handbook, reporting systems, business development, licensing, and financial reporting.
    • Communicates with boards, management and employees, review documents to understand what problems exist and provide assistance and solutions.
    • Develop and analyzing business plans, studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions
    • Assist with the development of business plans for Chartered Corporations and Enterprises and steps for implementation.
    • Improve efficiency and reduce company costs of doing business.
    • Strategic and economic development planning.
    • Assess and develop plans for vacant or underutilized land parcels for potential economic development.
    • Assess and develop plans for new economic development opportunities.
    • Research grant, tax credits and other economic development programs and opportunities and seeks grants and other funding opportunities to leverage economic development and redevelopment.
    • Investigate and assess business opportunities for recommendations to Tribal Council.
     
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    Knowledge of databases and computer applications systems to supply the most accurate financial information required. Experience with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted direction and planning required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills applicable to all levels of audience. Excellent analytical, reasoning and organizational skills required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to present persuasive and effective speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, Tribal Council, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Knowledge of sound public relations and marketing techniques for promoting and advancing economic and redevelopment objectives, and the ability to make effective presentations in a group or individual setting. Ability to manage tasks and projects that require the ability to schedule, coordinate, and manage various projects of varying degrees of difficulty, size and complexity. Knowledge of how local economies function and fit within the larger marketplace. Knowledge of economic development programs and providers.  Ability to research grant funding programs associated with redevelopment and economic development opportunities. Knowledge of code compliance best practices.
     
    COMPETENCY
    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
     
    Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and effectively plan work activities; use time efficiently; meet realistic goals and objectives; complete work in timely manner; follow through on commitments; meet challenges with resourcefulness; develop innovative approaches and ideas.
     
    COMMENTS
    Indian preference will apply.  Position will require occasional local and national travel. Individual must be able to pass a civil and criminal background investigation.
     
    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
    Preferred but not required:  Certified Management Consultant (CMC) certification
     
     
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    Requirement of three (3) plus years of business development or consulting experience and either an MBA, Masters in Entrepreneurship, or one of the following:
    • MS in Management
    • MS in Management - Project Management
    • MS in Management - Leadership
    • MS in Management - Organizational Design and Development
       
      EXPECTATION OF THE POSITION
      It is the expectation of Tribal Council that the person in this position will be self-revenue generating within a 9-month period. If this position is not successful in creating new revenue for the Tribe, the position will be eliminated.
      This will be a contractual position with agreed upon measurable goals.
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