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Job Description

Division/Department: Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority

Location: Absentee Shawnee Tribe
                2025 Gordon Cooper Dr.
                 Shawnee, OK. 74801

Job Title: Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority Board Member

Reports To: Executive Committee

Type of Position:


ASEDA Board Members are expected to serve the citizens of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe by ensuring that competent leadership and adequate resources are available to achieve the mission of economic development.


  • Be prepared to contribute their time. In addition, directors should willingly contribute their expertise (e.g. marketing, advocacy, financial, legal, etc) to further the aims of the organization.
  • Participate fully on board committees as assigned. This means attend the meetings, read the necessary documents ahead of time and be prepared to discuss the issues at hand. Committee meetings are the place where key issues are discussed, analyzed and resolved. Recommendations for board action are formulated at the committee level.
  • Advocate on behalf of the organization – directors must be prepared to promote the views of the organization in order to secure funding, legislation and other support for the organization. This requires an informed board member.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and accrediting bodies
  • Individual agendas must be subordinate to the aims of the organization. Acting out of self interest is to be discouraged.
  • Keep discussions and reports confidential.
  • Provide input into the strategic plan and monitor the organization’s progress towards achieving established goals.
  • Communicate and work cooperatively with Tribe’s Executive Committee.
  • Recruit, hire, monitor and evaluate annually the work of the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO is the employee of the board and as such is required to implement policy.
  • Develop the Board, establish and pursue economic development opportunities for the benefit of the Authority and Tribe.
  • Progress the Board into a new era by establishing new business and seeking opportunities through established and new business contacts.


  • Experience with or serving on business boards or corporate boards.
  • Financial knowledge including experience with accounting and finance practices.
  • Experience with legal/business operational and development matters.
  • Strong understanding of policies/procedures and fiduciary duties.
  • Grant writing knowledge preferred.
  • Business Plan knowledge preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge regarding government contracting and 8a process.
  • Experience or knowledge of Tribal governments.
  • Experience or knowledge working with Tribal leaders.
  • Have no or limited conflicts of interest.             
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free Workplace

July 13, 2010

Until Filled


Forward completed Absentee Shawnee Tribe applications with resume to:
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Human Resources Department
2025 South Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801
Fax: 405-273-2710