The Muscogee Nation   Okmulgee, OK   Full-time     Other
Posted on March 22, 2024



Seeking a DIRECTOR


Description: The Director of Community Research and Development acts as a contact person and liaison between the Chartered Communities and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Government. The Director will provide answers and direction for all questions relating to community affairs as well as ensuring compliance with Title 11 and Financial Standards. Directs and provides mandatory trainings for Chartered Communities per Title 11.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the department. Oversees the daily workflow of the department; approves leave requests and timesheets. Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations. Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with MCN policy.           

Duties/Responsibilities: Plans, organizes and executes educational programs in areas of board training, grant administration and financial accounting under the authority of Tribal law. Assists local community boards in planning and managing initiatives; establishes and coordinates activities of local community boards at their request. Assists with economic development ventures. Assists with financial statements and reporting, such as payroll taxes. Responds to requests for legal opinions and assists with community governance. Assesses the need for legislation and drafts appropriate documents for review and adaptation. Works effectively and efficiently with Executive Office, National Council Representatives, the Office of the Attorney General and other tribal departments as necessary. Works with program staff to develop projects that best benefit the Chartered Communities. Works with Tribal Construction on Community building construction and renovations; project manages work orders. Monitor programs and budgets. Maintains department policies and procedures; monitors and updates as appropriate. Travels to local communities, various events and meetings, both within and outside MCN Reservation. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Associate's degree in social sciences, business administration, public administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in community development.        Experience: Minimum four years' experience in public policy and planning to include but not limited to experience with supervising direct reports. Knowledge of: Constitutional issues, Tribal Law, Parliamentary Procedures, Financial Standards and Accountability, Community Policy and Procedures. General understanding of Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chartered Communities. General understanding of business practices. Special skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to write policy and procedures. Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.            Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong supervisory and leadership skills. Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. Ability to adapt to the needs of the MCN and employees. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.        Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Quick Books or related software.            Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn MCN's Munis system.

Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.

Preferred Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree in social sciences, business administration or public administration. Experience: Ten years of experience in community development and in a leadership/management capacity.   

Special skills: Experience working in a diverse multi-cultural organization. Knowledge of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.          

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