Director of Human Resources

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (FIGR) was restored to federal recognition as a tribal nation on December 27, 2000. The legislation also provided for the establishment of trust land previously taken by the government. In 2005, the Tribe purchased approximately 254 acres of land for its reservation just outside of Rohnert Park, CA. While the Graton Resort and Casino is based on the Tribe’s reservation, the governmental offices are based out of a separate office building in Rohnert Park, CA. Since regaining federal recognition, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria have continued to move from strength to strength, both building their community and building out the infrastructure of the Rancheria.

The new Human Resources Director will work closely with the Executive Director of Governmental Operations in providing administrative and organizational leadership to the Tribe’s governmental operations. Having undergone a tremendous transformation during the 20 years since the Tribe’s federal recognition, the FIGR governmental operation has grown from a staff of six to its current complement of close to 100 dedicated employees. The priority for this role is to establish and maintain an HR infrastructure for the organization. This includes development and implementation of HR programs, policies & workflows, organizational systems such as an HRIS and other reporting and tracking systems, enhancing the classification and compensation structure, implementing proactive, inclusive and aggressive recruitment practices, and developing and introducing performance management and organizational development programs.

This position requires at least 10 years of generalist human resources experience with several of those years at an executive level and managing staff. This experience base can come from a range of industries including government, education, health/medical, or other environments where a blend of regulatory and entrepreneurial considerations exist. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of experience to demonstrate competency in required skillsets is required. The salary range for this position is $125,000 – $175,000 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by March 5, 2021.