Full-time - Director
Fredonia, AZ

Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians

Posted On: Feb-07
Status: Open


This position is responsible for coordinating and implementing projects that support the Economic Development Plan of the Kaibab Paiute Tribe.  This position requires a high level of responsibility and motivation. 


• Work closely with the Tribal Council and Economic Development Committee to plan and carry out the goals and objectives of the Kaibab Paiute Tribe.  

• Manage current projects successfully by establishing priorities and goals to a successful completion.  Work to advance economic growth on and off the Kaibab Paiute Reservation with new, sustainable business opportunities. 

• Consult with and provide assistance to current Tribal Enterprises.  Manage current projects successfully by establishing priorities and goals to a successful completion.

• Work collaboratively with the Kaibab Paiute Economic Development Committee and Tribal Council.  Establish and maintain professional relationships and diplomatically represent the Kaibab Paiute Tribe with external economic development agencies.

• Work closely with supervisor, Tribal Administrator regarding timely execution/status and completion of projects.

• Consult with and provide assistance to entrepreneurs seeking to establish business activities on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation.  Represent the Tribe at various agencies and committees.

• Prepare report and budgets, monthly.  Maintain project files, records, and databases. • Review contracts and proposals before submission or execution.

• Develop, maintain, and implement department policies and procedures.  Develop, edit, and update various forms of communication, including letters, reports, newsletters, and websites. 

• Resolve problems and issues affecting economic development and/or any of its employees or businesses and direct measures to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

• Coordinates resources and services to maximize funding and funding opportunities.

• Research, collect, and analyze information related to economic development functions (for use in presentations, reports or other documents).

• Act as liaison between the Tribal Council and other government agencies on trust land initiatives. 

• Troubleshoot and fix issues like plumbing, basic electrical installations, HVAC systems; and operate outdoor equipment like tractors, lawn mowers, ATV, etc.

• Attend all required meetings, i.e. Tribal Council, Staff Meetings, Directors Meetings.

• All other duties as assigned.


• A minimum of three (3) years economic development experience, five (5) years related administrative experience, and two (2) years supervisory experience required; OR any equivalent combination of experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved.

• Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or a related field is required, M.B.A. preferred.

• Business/planning experience required; grant writing experience is highly desired.

• Ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of people of differing backgrounds, skills and knowledge levels, and a willingness to train, educate, and build up those around you. 

• Must have the ability to build systems and procedures to facilitate accuracy and understanding.

• Must understand basic business and know how to maximize Inventory Turns, Profit Margins, Gross Margins, and must be able to compartmentalize areas of the business.

• Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and effectively

• Must have the ability to multi-task (literally managing multiple businesses all at the same time) and establish priorities for each.

• Ability to analytically process information to come up with out of the box solutions

• Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with variable situations.

• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, have basic understanding of plumbing, electrical, HVAC; as well as operate basic outdoor equipment such as tractors, side by side ATV, lawn mowers, weed eaters, pressure washers, etc.

• Working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, but more importantly a working knowledge of business operations.

• Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.

• Ability to work well under pressure.  All duties as assigned.  

 DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY: The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians has a zero-tolerance drug use policy.  This position requires pre-employment and continued random drug testing.  

 Employment applications are available online at or at the Tribal Affairs Building located on 2 North Pipe Springs Road Fredonia, AZ 86022. Interested applicants must return completed applications for consideration. For more information, contact the Human Resource Director at (928) 643-7245.  Only completed applications will be accepted.  All applications must have a copy of the following to be considered: requested education requirement verifications, driver’s license, 36 month driving record, and two completed fingerprint cards (available at the Human Resource Office).


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