Little River Holdings Careers
Little River Holdings LLC takes great pride in serving the LRBOI Membership and community and we are always seeking outstanding individuals who wish to do the same. New opportunities are updated regularly, so please check back often.
Help build the future of the LRBOI while building your career. Contribute to strengthening the tribal economy and advancing the broader economic and community development goals of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. Be part of the vision for the next seven generations, be part of the Economic Development Corporation. Creating Sustainability through Economic Sovereignty.
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Little River Holding is the investment enterprise of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. Our mission is to provide a legal structure built under sovereign tribal laws to house the economic development entities (other than the Little River Casino Resort) whose purpose is to create monetary profits and tribal community benefits. Our vision will seek to become the parent economic development entity of the Nation, acting as the direct link between related entities and the will of the Tribal Council and Ogema, wherein profit and/or tribal community oriented businesses will be housed that are integral to the operations, financial health, economic self-sufficiency, and continued existence of the Nation. Our values are the Seven Grandfather teachings: love, wisdom, respect, bravery, honesty, humility, and truth.
Little River Holding is organized as a diversified holding company to invest in, support, and manage businesses that meet our investment criteria in pursuit of our mission and vision.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller is responsible for computing, classifying, and recording financial transactions to ensure the financial records of the organization are accurate. The Controller also performs routine financial calculations and general ledger duties, directs the accounting and control functions, reports on the results of operations, and provides chronological systems. The Controller will supervise and coordinate the activities of the accounting and operations staff. The person filling this position must be extremely detail-oriented with excellent writing, speaking, and financial computation skills.
The following list of duties represents a sample of work routinely performed by the Controller:
- Develop and implement accounting policies, coordinate systems and procedures, and prepare operating data and special reports as required, including interim and year-end financial statements. Maintain the EDC’s system of accounts and keep books and records on all EDC transactions and assets.
- Establish, coordinate and administer, as an integral part of management, an adequate control of operations including profit planning, programs for capital investing and financing, sales forecasts, expense budgets and cost standards, together with necessary controls and procedures to effectuate the plan.
- Compare performance with operating plans and standards, and report and interpret the results of the operation to all levels of management.
- Provide for the control and editing of all EDC policies and procedures to ensure conformity, and to facilitate data control and retrieval of records generated by the policies and procedures.
- Establish and administer tax policies and procedures.
- Provide managers and entities with requested information to assist them with their budgets.
- Ensure protection for the assets of the business through internal controls, auditing, and appropriate insurance coverage.
- Serve as a liaison between the EDC and legal counsel or outside accountant support.
- Provide input to the CEO on financial matters of the EDC.
- Provide the overall direction, coordination, evaluation, coaching, and development of staff. This includes interviewing, hiring, orienting, and training employees; providing timely feedback, appraising performance, and providing professional development opportunities; and rewarding and disciplining employees. Proactively address and resolve staff concerns and explore and implement methods and procedures for improving departmental workflow and service to all EDC entities.
- Assist CEO with interviewing, hiring, orienting, and training financial staff as well as planning, assigning, and directing work.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Candidates for the position of Controller must meet the following requirements, as demonstrated through past employment, education, testing, or a combination thereof:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or other related field.
- Five (5) years of progressive accounting experience required; or three (3) years of progressive accounting experience and a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
- Two (2) years supervisory experience required.
- Five (5) years of Financial Application Management experience required.
- Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas.
- Governmental financial knowledge of a population of 2000 or greater.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial statements. Basic math skills are also required to reconcile and perform calculations within financial statements.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form.
- Demonstrated strong service and communications skills, both oral and written, and project management skills.
- The Controller is an Independent Contractor.
- The Controller reports to the CEO.
Minimum = $48,000
Midpoint = $87,000
Maximum = $100,050
TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO CRYSTALNEWMAN@LRBOI-NSN.GOV
Director of Sales-Native Source Procurement Services division
Little River Holdings
Little River Holdings is the investment enterprise of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.
Our mission is to provide a legal structure built under sovereign tribal laws to house economic development entities (other than the Little River Casino Resort) whose purpose is to create monetary profits and tribal community benefits.
Our vision is to seek to become the parent economic development entity of the Nation, acting as the direct link between related entities and the will of the Tribal Council and Ogema, wherein profit and/or tribal community-oriented businesses will be housed that are integral to the operations, financial health, economic self-sufficiency, and continued existence of the Nation.
Our values are the Seven Grandfather teachings: love, wisdom, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth.
Little River Holdings is organized as a diversified holding company to invest in, support, and manage businesses that meet our investment criteria in pursuit of our mission and vision.
The Native Source Procurement Services Director of Sales position provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive, and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the company. The Director is a member of the Little River Holdings group of companies management team reporting to the CEO. Little River Holdings managers are flexible, dedicated, and remarkably effective experts in their fields of management. They manage the Little River Holdings group of companies for profitability and dedication to the Little River Holdings mission.
As a member of the management team, the Director will:
- Respect and learn the customs, traditions, and values of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians;
- Make sound decisions and inspire others to skillfully and efficiently perform the mission of Little River Holdings;
- Set and achieve challenging goals for themselves, their staff, and their professional consultants;
- Take proper action in difficult situations and act with appropriate levels of urgency to ensure stability and continuity of business operations and revenues;
- Strive to provide greater value to customers than the competition, while also adding value to Little River Holdings as a long-term, viable holding company, inspiring their staff and colleagues to do the same;
- Take calculated risks, persevering as a consummate professional even in the face of failure;
- Have strong communication skills, self-confidence, and effectively listen to the ideas of and promote respectful dialogue among others to empower, inspire, and motivate;
- Embrace a robust and changing business environment with innovative ideas and leadership;
- Enthusiastically embrace Little River Holdings and pursue its mission and goals with vigor;
- Have a genuine interest in Little River Holdings and its long-term success;
- Treat citizens and employees of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians with respect, care, integrity, humility, honesty, wisdom, and love (the Seven Grandfather teachings); and
- Adhere to the highest of business ethics and values, leading others by example.
The Director works very closely with the CEO to provide the type and frequency of analysis and reports which support the CEO in leading Little River Holdings as a profitable holding company. The Director must be dedicated to the policies set by the Board of Directors, the CEO’s vision and leadership, and the overall mission of Little River Holdings. The Director must also be flexible, willing to grow with the organization, and play a role in organizing, managing, and growing sales for Native Source Procurement Services.
The Director is a high-functioning yet hands-on position requiring a person with years of experience successfully managing the components of a corporation, government, or sales force. The Director is responsible for the Native Source Procurement Services operational organization and reporting on company operations, integrating these functions in a thorough comprehensive reporting system to Little River Holdings. The Director effectively manages the operations of the Native Source Procurement Services with an entrepreneurial spirit in sync with the CEO’s vision.
The Director prepares and presents monthly and annual reports to the CEO who relies upon them to make critical financial, personnel, and organizational decisions.
The Director of Sales’ Duties. The following duties represent a sample of work routinely performed by the Director:
- Examines client needs to maximize business and/or solutions for business concerns; completes a thorough discovery process and performs cost-benefits and needs analysis.
- Leads the development of sales presentations, proposals, and assists in the development of contractual sales documents. Follows Native Source contracting process to assure proposals are approved prior to presenting to client.
- Investigates and analyzes new business opportunities; develops and maintains positive business relationships with potential clients; builds both internal and external networks
- Develops and implements the business plan, budget, and forecasts to achieve sales, market share, hit rate, and market growth targets to attain overall financial goals.
- Researches growth strategies and competitor practices and strategies to evaluate and implement new strategies and complies with all customer relationship management (CRM) requirements.
- Other duties as driven by organizational needs, professional initiative, and as requested by the CEO.
The Director of Sales’ Credentials. Candidates for the position of Director of Sales, Native Source Procurement Services must meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, economics, finance, or equivalent experience
- Master of Business Administration or similar graduate degree is desirable.
- The equivalent of five years increasingly responsible experience working with tribal government operations and any non-gaming tribal economic development entity wholly-owned or majority-owned by the tribe or an instrumentality of the tribe and tribal-owned casinos, hotels, senior living, and school facilities.
- Direct experience with portfolio-level sales projections, risk management, and managing client relationships, and experience working with national sales consultants and advisors.
- Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work assignments to manage a high-volume workload in a fast-paced and changing environment, and in completing detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.
- Skill in verbal and/or written communication of complex information that is accurate, timely, and based on sound judgment, and in making presentations to groups with varied levels of finance and sales procurement knowledge.
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, vendors, clients, and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
- Must have excellent analytical and computer skills.
The Director of Sales is a direct report of the Little River Holdings Chief Executive Officer.
The Company offers market compensation
Salary Range: Minimum = $49,000
Maximum = $113,100
TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO CRYSTAL NEWMAN AT