Membership Officer

Job Closing: Nov 20, 2019

Division: Tribal Clerk's Office

Job Code: 43-6014

Salary Range: $27,435.30 to 44,241.60 ($13.19 to 21.27)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for maintaining, updating and certifying enrollment/membership of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.


  • Exhibit a courteous and professional manner when dealing with the public and fellow associates.
  • Membership/enrollment application process in accordance with the Tribal Membership procedures
  • Assist in the Membership Denial process.
  • Maintain the Denial Letter Log
  • Maintain the Incoming/Outgoing mail log
  • Research family tree
  • Verify submitted information/documentation
  • Enter data into Progeny software (family tree research may be required)
  • Build queries for statistical purposes to assist various tribal programs
  • Updating and maintaining membership files.
  • Issue Tribal identification cards
  • Issue certification letters and/or verification letters of enrollment for educational, health, jury duty, social security, land ownership.
  • Filing, photocopying, recording and scanning documents
  • Answering phones, forwarding calls and taking messages
  • Other related duties assigned


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, skills 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 files maintained within the Tribal Clerks Office, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: High school diploma with at least three years’ clerical experience and at least one years’ customer service experience.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. Time management, note taking skills, confidentially in all aspects of the job and multi-tasking is a must. Also, the ability to work with the public in a helpful, friendly and courteous manner. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process.

REASONING ABILITY: The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience so others will understand. Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


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. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.