Tribal Administrator

Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe   Hollister, NC   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 8, 2023

Salary:   $55,000 to $85,000
Travel: Extensive, local and out of state
Location: Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, Hollister, NC
Supervisor(s): Tribal Council
General Description:  The Administrator shall have the overall responsibility for the implementation and
administration of all programs, objectives, and activities of Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, Inc.  This will also include
preparing contracts for consultants, supervising and assigning tasks to staff, coordinating resources,
reviewing and revising documents, conducting meetings, monitoring fiscal requirements, tracking work plan
progress, and preparing oral and written reports. This position shall be the foremost representative of the
Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Council to the public, local, state or other federal agencies in the absence of the Tribal
Chairperson or other Haliwa-Saponi Council members. The Tribal Administrator will maintain a
professional appearance, attitude and working environment for the Tribe, its employees and its Tribal
Members. All work shall be in compliance with Tribal Bylaws and applicable Federal laws.
 Administer, oversee, and implement all grants, programs, policies and services approved by the
Tribal Council and monitor to ensure overall goals and objectives are accomplished.
 Provide reports regularly to the Tribal Council concerning the status of all assignments and projects
of the various programs and activities, assist in establishing program objectives and meeting
deadlines, preparing resolutions, ordinances, contracts, budgets, reports and other support documents
as needed.
 Advise the Tribal Council regarding all staff hiring and firing decisions and exercise delegated
authority to make those decisions where appropriate.
 Oversee and conduct performance evaluations of tribal staff.  
 Report directly to the Tribal Council and perform other administrative duties as directed by the
Tribal Council and Act as a liaison between the Tribal Council and staff.
 Provide administrative and logistical support to the Tribal Council and its committees.
 Serve as primary liaison and advisor for the Tribal Council on day-to-day operations of the Tribal
 Work with the Tribal Council to establish current and long-range goals and objectives.
 Identify and seek new funding opportunities to meet the Tribe’s goals and objectives. 
 Work with the fiscal officer and the Tribal Council to establish budget priorities, prepare annual
budgets, and monitor expenses on a monthly basis. Ensure that funds are spent in accordance with
established ordinances, goals, priorities, grant awards, and program policies and procedures.
 Interface with grant agencies and staff to assure programs are managed in compliance with
applicable regulations and Tribal policies and bylaws. Take corrective action when problems are
 Assist in developing contracts for services and advertising bids for contracted services.
 Attend tribal, council, local, state, and national meetings and workshops as requested. Attend
Personnel, Housing, and Economic Development Committee meetings as required and maintain

 Coordinate department head meetings to obtain progress reports on a monthly basis. Evaluate the
effectiveness of programs, identify administrative problem areas, prescribe and monitor corrective
action plans.
 Perform executive-level planning, organizing, directing, and evaluation of tribal departments and
 Review operating results, compare them to established objectives, and take steps to ensure that the
appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.
 Reports: Ensure financial and program reports to federal agencies are submitted in a timely and
efficient manner. Provide reports to the Tribal Council, Tribal Citizens, and programs.
 Economic Development:  Assist in the identification, evaluation and development of Economic
Development projects, Assist the Economic Development Committee as needed, Coordinates
meetings with potential economic development opportunity partners.
 Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
 Prefer a BA or BS degree in Business or Public Administration or related degree with three years of
verifiable, successful work experience as an administrator: 
 Experience in the area of Indian affairs or Tribal Government.
 Knowledge and experience in audit preparation, financial management, government fund
accounting, human resources/personnel/employee supervision, and grant and contract management.
 Ability to multi-task and have excellent management, planning, and organizational skills.
 Experience with computers, spreadsheets, word processing, zoom and latest technology and
programs to meet deadlines for reports, etc.
 Grant writing and management experience required.
 Receive and properly carry out instructions; meet with Tribal Members, local, state and national
leaders in a polite and businesslike manner; while establishing and maintaining effective
 Must have excellent analytical, oral, and writing skills, and have working knowledge and
understanding of current Tribal and federal laws and regulations.
 The Tribal Council may consider and waive certain qualifications based on an evaluation of
experience of the individual applicant.
 Must be able to pass background check and valid NC Driver’s License and be insurable to drive
tribal vehicles.
 Must be bondable.
Preference:  The Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.  American Indian preference
will be given as applicable in accordance with U.S.C. Section 45, U.S. Supreme Court, (6/17/74).
Resume Deadline:  February 3, 2023
Submit Resume to:  Councilwoman Angela Richardson, Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, PO Box 99, Hollister,
NC,  27844 and email to