Cayuse Holdings
  • 12-May-2021 to Until Filled (HST)
  • Cayuse Talent Solutions
  • Pendleton, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Cayuse Talent Solutions (CTS) provides top tier talent to government and commercial clients. CTS yields permanent placement, staff augmentation services, and talent management/recruitment consulting services.


The Executive Director is charged with the management of CTUIR governmental operations as directed by the CTUIR governing body, the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the Tribal management, operational, fiscal, personnel and legal systems work effectively and efficiently to deliver governmental services. The Executive Director has the authority and responsibility to implement the legislative actions and annual budgets as approved and directed by the Board. The CTUIR government employs approximately 500 persons with an annual budget of approximately $330 million.

The Executive Director shall provide management oversight and supervision for all aspects of CTUIR government as per the Executive Management Policy. The Executive Director shall provide through the chain of command direct supervision to the Deputy Executive Director, Department Directors, administrative and management staff and indirect supervision to all tribal staff under the direct supervision of these positions.


  • To implement the policies, laws and budgets of the CTUIR as adopted by the Board of Trustees;
  • To carry out the day-to-day government and administrative affairs of the CTUIR consistent with the policies, laws and budgets adopted by the Board of Trustees. In carrying out these delegated duties, the ED shall utilize appropriate CTUIR programs and staff. This general authority shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Oversight and Supervision
    • Budget Development and Implementation
    • Procurement
    • Personnel
    • Specific Delegation
  • Report regularly and frequently to the Board of Trustees on the status of Tribal projects, departments, programs, and any issues, concerns, and accomplishments of the CTUIR staff
  • To establish the organizational structure of CTUIR governmental departments and make any necessary changes in the organizational structure to ensure effective delivery of services, in accordance with adopted policies, laws and budgets of the CTUIR.
  • To issue rules and regulations governing tribal government and administrative as authorized by the Board of Trustees
  • To negotiate, execute, sign and modify grant and contract documents which implement programs, activities and functions that have been approved by the Board. This delegation includes signature authority for all agreements that are necessary for the successful implementation of the program, i.e. riparian agreements, sub-contracts.
  • In coordination with the Board of Trustees Secretary and through the Office of Records Management, ensure that minutes, resolutions, codes and all other associated records of the Board of Trustees and the CTUIR are properly maintained.
  • To carry out administrative functions in support of CTUIR commissions and committees, such as the provision of administrative support services for such advisory bodies, or other duties as assigned, as expressly directed by the Board of Trustees in a Tribal policy, law or budget.
  • Other duties as required


  • Education: Bachelors of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Work Experience: Five (5) years and preferably seven (7) years of work experience, within the last ten years at the executive management level in government and/or enterprise with accountability for fiscal and supervision over three or more diversified departments or divisions with a preferred focus on Tribal governance
  • Management Experience: Proven experience in aligning organizations to long term comprehensive policy plans, strategic planning, policy and operational priorities, and development of implementing Annual Work Plans.
  • Supervision Experience: Proven ability to effectively exercise direct supervisory responsibility over directors/managers, and indirect supervision over all other employees.
  • Policy Development: Applicant must have the ability to coordinate executive level advising to a governing body for policy making. Such advising provides timely, accurate and qualitatively relevant information and options to support sound governmental and policy making
  • Tribal Governance Knowledge: Applicants should demonstrate instances of advancing tribal goals as applied to tribal government operations, including 638 contracting and self-governance compacting, federal Indian law, tribal treaties, tribal constitutions, and tribal issues including economic development, gaming, housing, health, public safety, natural and cultural resources, human services, education, knowledge of tribal history, culture and values, and other issues related to tribal governments.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer operations including electronic mail, word processing and database (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must have a valid state driver's license and meet Tribal Insurance Requirements to drive GSA vehicles


  • Indian Preference
  • Veteran' s Preference

As an equal opportunity employer, Cayuse Talent Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Operations Department at (541) 278-8200 for assistance.

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