Director of Public Affairs Opening at NIGC

National Indian Gaming Commission

Job Title: Director of Public Affairs
Salary Range: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year
Location:  Washington, D.C.
Open Period: Monday, April 4, 2016 to Monday, April 18, 2016

About the Agency
The Commission’s primary mission is to work within the framework created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands to fully realize IGRA’s goals: (1) promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency and strong tribal governments; (2) maintaining the integrity of the Indian gaming industry; and (3) ensuring that tribes are the primary beneficiaries of their gaming activities.

The Director of Public Affairs is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all governmental and public interactions for the Commission’s communication programs and activities relating to public, governmental and media relations. The Director of Public Affairs is also responsible for the coordination of daily activities and functions relating to the Division of Public Affairs, including supervision of the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator, Communication Specialists and collaborations with other staff and Divisions within NIGC.


  • Serves as point of contact, both internally and externally, for all public and governmental communications and interactions; ensures that all such contacts are consistent with overall Agency mission, policy and protocol. Directs and oversees incoming written communications while working with the proper Agency department or division for adequate response.
  • Coordinates, on an agency-wide basis, the implementation of policies, criteria, and procedures governing Congressional relations, and other governmental affairs, and media relations.
  • On a daily basis keeps the Chief of Staff and other key NIGC officials informed on matters regarding tribal, Congressional, legislative and other governmental and media issues that may impact the Agency or reaction toward NIGC programs and activities.
  • Develops, integrates, and monitors plans and programs and tracks associated budget.
  • Organizes the formulation, development and presentation of the public message of the NIGC, including preparation and release to the media of press releases, speeches, reports and policy statements.
  • Has extensive experience in the development of and understanding of social media and should be able to utilize multiple social media platforms to share and exchange Commission information.

How to Apply
A cover letter, resume and writing sample must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement, April 18, 2016. To apply submit your Cover letter and Resume to: Questions can be directed to Renee Fox at  or 202-632-7003.

About Sarah M Donnelly

Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.
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