Posted 4 years ago

Company / Organization: The Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority

Date available: 10/05/2020

Job Description:
The Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority, (ASEDA) is an organization dedicated to sustaining, expanding, and attracting business that benefits the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, (AST) and its tribal members.

Our organization is seeking to hire an Chief Executive Officer to manage the ASEDA organization, oversee its multiple ongoing projects, its business operations, manage its staff, and launch projects that have been identified as important to the growth of the AST.

The ideal candidate will possess the business skills, characteristics, and abilities to take ASEDA to a higher level of success and strategic action as a vital component of the AST’s immediate, short term and long range goals.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to manage the organization’s governance needs, which include board meeting, timely and efficient communications with the ASEDA Board Members, and the AST Executive Committee, and all of the necessary documentation that is required to support a professional economic development operation.

He or she will demonstrate the polish and professionalism to operate effectively among a diverse constituency, the ability to understand and work with the Tribal leadership, being respectful of the culture of the AST, and be responsive to the ASEDA Board of Directors, along with the AST’s Executive Committee.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with the ability to identify objectives, determine plans to meet those objectives, and lead the organization in achieving them. Grant writing and land planning experience is a plus.

With the assistance of the ASEDA Board, and an outside consultant, the successful candidate will develop a long range plan of work that the ASEDA Board and Absentee Shawnee Tribe will be supportive of.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Candidates must also have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience working in public or private sector economic development. Having proven Tribal experience is a plus.

A Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation is desirable. The degree requirements may be waived if a candidate has additional years of experience in the economic development field, with a CEcD designation and a minimum of a high school diploma.

The candidate compensation will be commensurate based upon their experience, level of expertise and their proven success at leading and managing an organization and its staff.

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter and a resume electronically, to Tim Burg at

The selection process will be made by the ASEDA Board with the input from the AST Executive Committee.

To apply for this position, please contact us using the information below:

Contact Person: Tim Burg
Phone: 405-808-4887

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