Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Quinault Nation Enterprise Board
  • Taholah, WA 98587, USA
  • Nov 08, 2018

Job Description

Quinault Nation Enterprise Board

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Job Purpose:

The Chief Executive Officer implements the vision, philosophy and mission for Quinault Nation Enterprise Board (QNEB) under the sole direction of the Board of Directors. Plans, directs and coordinates the operational activities of the enterprises by building and directing a strong enterprise management team. Directs and manages all Enterprise General Managers. Ensures the efficiency, quality and service of operations resulting in maximum profitability and growth. Develops and implements short, mid and long-term strategic plans to maximize revenues. Provides direction and leadership towards achievement of the QNEB’s strategic annual goals and objectives.

Qualifications: (Include equipment knowledge/use)


  • BA or BS degree in business administration or related field
  • Prior senior leadership experience with minimum of ten (10) years in progressively responsible positions managing large or multiple operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial data and manage resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, train, develop and motivate employees.
  • Experience in marketing and sales
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge with various management information systems.
  • Experience in leading a multi-enterprise organization
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Experience in working with public policy – federal and state.


  • Experience working with Indian tribes or Native corporations
  • Master’s degree in business or related field.
  • Experience in Seafood, Casino, Timber or Retail operations.

License Requirements:

  • Quinault Tribal Gaming License
  • Must maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License and must be insurable through our company.

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:

  • Must have an aptitude for customer services and ability work through stressful situations.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate complex or unwelcome information courteously and helpfully to guests, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Power Point.
  • Must be able to identify, evaluate, and resolve operational and personnel problems.
  • Must be team-oriented and possess a result-oriented managerial style.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiations, and change management.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background investigation which may include financial, education, and any other factors applicable.

Essential Job Functions:

Specific duties and day-to-day tasks of the CEO are prompted by assignments, and by requirements to fulfill responsibilities established by the Supervisor. These duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides regular updates to the Board of Directors.
  • Reviews operations to evaluate performance of the Enterprises in meeting objectives and to determine potential cost reductions, program improvements or policy changes. Enforces policies in an unbiased manner. Enforces adherence to operating, procurement, property, accounting, fiduciary and other policies of the QNEB.
  • Provides leadership as a primary business resource, understands the big picture, and is able to translate changes in the business environment to opportunities for the organization
  • Leader in maintaining and developing the company’s public relations with the community and the general public.
  • May represent the organization with Tribal entities, governmental entities, and the public. Represents the QNEB at Tribal Council and General Council meetings.
  • Takes the lead in ensuring alignment between individuals, teams, departments, and the overall organization (including QNEB) to implement the necessary strategies and action plans to accomplish the organization’s overall mission
  • Develops and implement short and long term financial, operational, and marketing plans
  • Insures effective financial and operational reporting systems are in place for the enterprises
  • Embraces teamwork as the foundation of the organization, demonstrates good interpersonal skills, treats all team members with dignity and respect, actively supports others, and maintains a high level of personal integrity
  • Builds an enterprise management team that:
  • Generates energy and enthusiasm by creating a vision for the enterprise that team members find inspiring and motivating
  • Constantly strives to improve profit and organizational effectiveness and efficiency, while maintaining customer satisfaction
  • Is proficient in the area of planning, organizing, leading, and performance expectations
  • Insures effective lines of communication throughout the organization and the community
  • Is responsible for effective employee safety programs
  • Teaches others and helps team members to reach their potential, maintains an appropriate authority balance, and ensures accountability in others
  • Brings together the necessary tools, information, and resources to accomplish the enterprise’s purpose/mission • Adheres to and maintain effective professional business standards
  • Provides leadership in creating new economic opportunities
  • Develops and maintains close internal and external customer ties and ensures the enterprises meet customer expectations
  • Responds quickly and aggressively to changing customer needs and embraces new ideas, methods, and devices to improve processes
  • Performs annual performance evaluations on all management personnel, and ensures all other employees performance evaluations are conducted annually.
  • Leads a culture that promotes opportunities within the enterprises for growth and development.
  • Promotes a positive corporate culture through team-building and effective management of human and capital resources. Fosters an environment of continuous performance improvement and development of QNEB employees.
  • Supervises the Central Accounting and Administrative staff and delegates appropriately in order to maximize executive productivity.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by QNEB
  • Adhere to all QNEB Policies.

Physical/Mental Requirements: (*Constantly, Frequently, Occasionally)

While performing these job duties, the employee is regularly required to, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk.

The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor setting for eight hours per day.

Note: The list of duties and responsibilities, requirements and licenses is not meant to be exhaustive. Management reserves the right to revise the position description and to require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the position change.

Should an applicant or employee request special consideration for any particular reason, such as reasonable accommodation for a disability, the Supervisor or Manager should contact the Human Resources Department.

Job functions are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate management changes and requests. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any job-related tasks requested by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an employment relationship and one of primary functional expectations.

The Quinault Indian Nation and its businesses are Equal Employment Opportunity employers except as provided by the Indian Preference Act (PL93 Section 638, Section B.) and Title 97 (TERO) of the Quinault Tribal Code. All applicants are considered on the basis of their ability to perform the job functions without regard to individual race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, and physical disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other condition covered by applicable laws. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.


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