Mno-Bmadsen is Seeking 1 Pokagon Citizen to Join its Board of Directors

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Mno-Bmadsen is Seeking 1 Pokagon Citizen to Join its Board of Directors

The Pokagon Band Tribal Council established Mno-Bmadsen, an autonomous Tribally-Chartered entity of the Pokagon Band, whose purpose is to engage in economic development activities on behalf of the Pokagon Band. This entity has set aside a significant investment to be strategically invested for the tribe. Mno-Bmadsen is managed by seven (7) member Board of Directors and is currently seeking one (1) Pokagon Citizen for one (1) open position.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements. The Mno-Bmadsen Charter requires that all Directors must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Minimum twenty-one (21) years of age
  2. Have a high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma, or general education development certificate; and
  3. Have either: (1) a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in private sector management, business administration, accounting, or law, or (2) (a) a minimum of (5) years of experience in private sector management, business administration, accounting, or law, and (b) a bachelor’s degree; and
  4. Have the ability to exercise sound judgement in matters related to the objectives of Mno- Bmadsen; and
  5. Have a knowledge or a willingness to acquire knowledge of Pokagon history and culture; and
  6. Not have been convicted within the last (10) years of a crime subject to imprisonment for a term of one (1) year or longer, excepting those crimes determined by the Tribal Council to relate to the furtherance of the Band’s tribal sovereignty rights; and
  7. Have demonstrated personal and professional integrity, honesty and adherence to high ethical standards; and
  8. Have a commitment to understand Mno-Bmadsen and all of its business activities and to participate fully in meetings of the Board of

Experience. Candidates who meet the minimum charter requirements are eligible for consideration for appointment to the Board of Directors. Please note that candidate’s with additional experience in the areas of direct investments, professional services, construction, manufacturing, or real estate, would bring additional value to the board. Other areas in which a candidate can add value through their expertise include business financing, investing, family office experience, marketing, business development and sales, minority contracting and federal contracting.

Appointment Process and Length of Term. Vacancies on the Board shall be filled by nomination of the Board of Directors and appointment of Tribal Council. The existing Director seat term ends on 6/8/21, at which time the appointed Director may be eligible for reappointment.

Time Commitment. The time commitment required to prepare for and attend Board meetings will vary, but it is anticipated that a minimum of 120 hours per year will be required for preparing for and attending board meetings. The Board presently meets monthly and more often, if needed. It sets its master meeting schedule each year and may adjust meeting frequency, times and locations in the best interest of business.

Compensation. This is a Board Director position. It is not a full-time position of employment and Board members are ineligible for Mno-Bmadsen employee benefits. Directors shall receive a stipend at a rate established by resolution of the Tribal Council and reimbursement for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.

How to Apply. To be considered for appointment of the board, please forward your resume and letter of interest along with a completed application in PDF format to:

Board Member Application: PDF

Mno-Bmadsen Charter