Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Tribal Gaming Board of Directors

Position Open to Cowlitz Tribal Members


Title:  Tribal Gaming Board of Directors – Vacancy – Term ending April 2022
Location:  Longview, WA
Classification:  Part-time 4 to 6 meetings per month
Opening Date:  August 5, 2019
Salary Range:  DOQ

Position Summary: The Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority (“Authority”) is an agency of the Cowlitz Tribal government, separate from other branches of the Tribal government but accountable to the Tribal Council. The primary function is to oversee the development, operation, management, and financing of Tribes gaming operation, entertainment facilities, gas station, convenience store, and associated future development including a hotel, and resort facilities (the “Enterprise”).

During the term of the Tribe’s Management Agreement with the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut (“Sal-Mo”), which runs until April 2024, the Authority Board of Directors shares these oversite functions with Sal-Mo.

The Gaming Authority Board oversees all non-regulatory aspects of the gaming operation.  Regulation of the gaming operation is sole responsibility of the Tribal Gaming Commission.



Essential duties and responsibilities:

The duties and powers of the Authority are carried out by a four-member Management Board. In conjunction with our Sal-Mo management partners, they act as the Board of Directors for the casino operation.
Management Board members are subject to the same background and licensing requirements as key employees and primary management officials of the gaming enterprise.
The Board adopts its annual budget subject to the approval of the Cowlitz Tribal Council.

Duties of the Authority Board include:

The Authority shall exercise its powers in the best interests of the Tribe within the limits of responsible business judgment.

Meetings: The Authority Board meets every two weeks with the ilani management team. Board members hold additional meeting as needed to oversee development projects, financing needs, and other special projects that arise. Board members also usually attend monthly Tribal Council meetings.


Supervision Received: This position reports to the Tribal Council

Supervision Exercised: Directs the ilani senior management team.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Education, Experience and Training:




Please send cover letter & resume
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Admin Office | Human Resources
P.O. Box 2547 Longview, WA 98632
Fax: (360) 578-1641 


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. - Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.