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Compliance Director - Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Job ID:

59145 | Gaming Industry Experience Required

Job Title:

Compliance Director


Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe


Hinckley, Minnesota 55037
United States

Date Posted:

Feb 17, 2021

Ending Date:

Mar 17, 2021

Type of Position:

Full Time



Job Description

The Compliance Director is responsible for adding value to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and its gaming enterprises by contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of regulation, risk management, and control process.  Responsible for the successful overall direction, administration, and coordination of all compliance operations and internal audit activities for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the Gaming Regulatory Authority (GRA), and the Gaming Enterprises, in accordance with the Mission and Objectives, all established policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct all functions of the Compliance department at all Mille Lacs Band gaming enterprises.
  • Performs audits, reviews procedures and tests equipment / games of compliance with all Tribal, Federal and State rules and regulations, including all internal controls and policies.
  • Prepare and present findings and recommendations as well as report corrective action plan follow-through to gaming enterprise management.
  • Prepare and present summary internal reports, departmental goals and achievements, and overall gaming enterprise regulatory health assessments as assigned to the GRA Board.
  • Establish procedures that, at a minimum, test compliance with Tribal-State Compact, Minnesota state gaming laws, NIGC Minimum Internal Controls, Mille Lacs Band Detailed Gaming Regulations and statutes, and related federal gaming regulations and procedures.
  • Responsible for issuance and escalation of all Warnings, Advisories and Fee & Fine recommendations for all ongoing compliance concerns.
  • Provide guidance and cultivate communication with all levels of gaming enterprise associates regarding regulatory requirements.
  • Promote efficiencies and best practice standards to add value to the gaming regulatory function and MLB gaming enterprises.
  • Contribute to review and revision of Detailed Gaming Regulations.
  • Responsible for consistent interpretation of changing regulations and application thereof.
  • Nurture communications within the GRA to guarantee efficient use of assets and personnel.
  • Establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with other agencies and services of the band, and local agencies.
  • Prepare, administer, and manage the Compliance budget.
  • Responsible for follow-up with state and NIGC representatives.
  • Responsible for training, development, coaching and succession planning for the Compliance  department.
  • Must be a highly motivated, natural servant leader and problem solver.
  • Hours vary based on needs of the business, significant variations and additional hours may occur to complete responsibilities of the position.
  • Extra hours may be required, but not a significant part of the job.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or ten (10) years Gaming Regulatory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of six (6) years Gaming Regulatory experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years Gaming Regulatory Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of financial and budget management: including probability and statistical inferences is required.
  • Competency in many gaming enterprise applications such as incident reporting databases, slot management, table games management, cage/credit management, patron club management, and Title 31 management systems is highly preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret an extensive variety of complicated documents such as technical journals, financial reports, federal, state, and tribal laws and ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must possess intermediate to advanced computer skills in a Windows environment, including spreadsheet, word processing, and Power Point in order to produce a variety of templates, customize elaborate reports with graphics, work with multiple worksheets and perform mathematical functions, and make impactful and effective presentations.
  • Ability to maintain discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to interact with and understand the interests of Gaming Regulatory Authority Board, Band Government Officials, State and Federal Gaming Regulators and Band Members.
  • Strong project and people manager, capable of driving multiple work streams and employees toward deadlines and juggling priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with the Gaming Enterprises and within the GRA to foster communication.
  • Must possess a strong comprehension of a regulatory body’s duty of independence and objectivity.
  • Must disclose immediate family members and household members working for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, the gaming enterprises and the GRA to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Must have strong moral character and promote an ethical culture.
  • Must pass pre-employment testing.
  • Must be able to obtain a Primary Management Official (PMO) Gaming License.
  • Must have current valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation.
  • Local travel is regularly required between properties; out of state travel is also required as needed for training.
  • Experience with and understanding of Native American culture and is able to demonstrate culture sensitivity.

Mille Lacs Band Member / American Indian preference applies.

Additional Information

Starting at $76,700.00 


All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.

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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
Phone: 320-532-4181


The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is an Ojibwa tribe located in Minnesota. The tribe boasts over 4,000 tribal members. Their land-base is the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, consisting of two reservations and nine communities defined in the tribal constitution, aggregated into three districts.

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe owns and operates Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Hinckley.