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Human Resources Director

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Parker, Arizona 85344
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Full Time
1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Weekends
  • Administrative
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Organizational Development
Colorado River Indian Tribes
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In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees of Colorado River Indian Tribes are expected to conform to the following:

  • Display respect and understanding of Colorado River Indian Tribes traditions and values.
  • Uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent.
  • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the Tribal government.
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and respectful manner with employees, Tribal members, visitors, and vendors.
  • Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, and educational programs.
  • Comply with Colorado River Indian Tribes policies and procedures.
  • Display respect and understanding of Colorado River Indian Tribes traditions and values.
  • Know, understand and follow all tribal preference and Indian preference policies.


The Human Resources Director is responsible for the overall planning, directing, controlling, and coordination of all administrative and operational functions of the Human Resources Department including compliance, benefits, recruitment, hiring, training, record-keeping, employee relations, employee evaluations and employee performance improvement. The Human Resources Director shall direct with areas contained in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, and coordinate personally, or through subordinate personnel, activities designed to achieve department and company goals and objectives. The Director also develops, implements, and manages strategic objectives as they pertain to workforce systems, policies, performance, and development in accordance with Colorado River Indian Tribe's overall strategic goals and objectives. The Director ensures that Human Resource activities are conducted in accordance with established government regulations. The incumbent shall provide effective leadership with objectives of ensuring legal compliance in all aspects of Human Resources administration and programming. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Tribal Council Chairman and shall directly supervise all Human Resources personnel.


Minimum Experience:

  • Eight years of experience working in the Human Resources field
  • Two years working for a Tribal government or Tribal enterprise in Human Resources
  • Five years of supervisory experience

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor Degree or SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification required.
  • Preferred Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resource Management or Organizational Development.


  • Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) preferred or must be accomplished within 6 months of employment.

Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of employee related topics including: benefits, compensation, recruitment, performance and development, termination, employee relations, and State and Federal labor laws and regulations, as they apply to Tribes.
  • Experience and strong understanding of HRIS, ATS and related processes.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations, provide guidance, and documentation.
  • Strong planning and project management skills and ability to apply these skills in effective working partnerships across organizational lines.
  • Strong public speaking, collaboration, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage, educate, and inform audiences with diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills, Including group facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including leadership, influencing, and relationship-building across functions.
  • Ability to work with management to align learning/leadership development with succession planning initiatives.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and projects and function effectively as a self-directed leader of multiple initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge and skill related to organizational development and strategic planning with excellent analytic skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with the public and possess strong interpersonal skills and present a professional demeanor in all interactions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors and the community.
  • Able to multi-task as well as work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations on the phone as well as in person.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components) and general office equipment Use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords. Computer-related problem-solving skills through the use of available trainings and help desk.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), internet software and appropriate storage of electronic files.
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned.
  • A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.
  • Valid driver's license, current auto insurance and the use of a privately owned vehicle for business purposes.


The Colorado River Indian Tribes has implemented a Tribal / CRIT Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position, and who are enrolled members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes will be given primary preference in hiring and employment for this position. Let it be known that Tribal preference is integrated into the interview and scoring process for candidates for job positions.


Confidentiality: All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination.

Background Investigation: This position may be subject to a criminal history background check, a suitability background check and/or a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) check. In addition, some positions are subject to a 101-630 background check in an effort to ensure compliance with Public Law 101-630 "Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act." Candidates must be able to successfully pass ail required background checks to qualify for this position.

Drug Screening:   All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to beginning employment and will be subject to random drug testing per the CRIT Employee’s Handbook, Substance Abuse Policy.

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