Akwesasne Travel Manager

Job Closing: Jan 26, 2022

Job Code: 11-9151 Status: Full - Time

Exempt: Non-Exempt Location:

Department: Economic Development Reports To: Community Planner

Summary: Under the direction of the (Community Planner), the (Akwesasne Travel Manager) will oversee the operations of the DMMO and manage the staff. They will also act as community liaison and forge strategic community and external partnerships. This role will also work closely with the public sector to communicate and coordinate broader destination management initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordination of infrastructure developments with appropriate government entities
  • Lead data collection, monitoring and reporting for visitor survey, partner survey and collection of industry data
  • Initiate the fundraising/grant writing for Akwesasne Travel needs and future initiatives.
  • Liaise with in-destination partners and attractions
  • Hire outside consultants and experts
  • Act as community liaison
  • Forge strategic community and external partnerships
  • Coordinate infrastructure developments with appropriate government entities
  • Manage subordinate roles, duties and
  • Manage the cultural tourism guidelines and adherence to them through all tourism activities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Akwesasne Travel Director shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable Tribal rules. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and managing the Akwesasne Travel team; Travel Trade Manager, Marketing & Training Manager and Program Admin.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personnel files maintained within Human Resources, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelors degree (B. A.) from four - year College or University

in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field and 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Consideration will be given to an equivalent, relevant combination of education/experience in the Hospitality, Tourism & Service field. Professional certification in Hospitality, Tourism & Service Industry is an asset. Upon hire, must work toward and obtain both, or equivalent certifications.

Other Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. ADP training is an asset but not required. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.