The Seneca Nation of Indians has a diverse job market which includes employment opportunities at all three casinos Seneca Allegany, Seneca Niagara and Seneca Buffalo Creek, including opportunities within the Nation as well; positions range from maintenance and custodial to management and executive positions, as well as a number of positions that exist at Seneca Enterprises. The Nation's enterprises generate revenue that subsidizes their own payroll and overhead, as well as that of the other Seneca Nation departments and programs.
Please check back regularly for employment opportunities. If you have questions about employment opportunities at the Cattaraugus Territory, please contact the Seneca Nation at (716) 532-4900, for questions about employment opportunities at the Allegany Territory, please contact the Seneca Nation at (716) 945-1790.
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Subsidiary job posting links:
Seneca Gaming Authority
Seneca Gaming Corporation
Seneca Gaming & Entertainment
Teacher will be responsible for overall classroom operation. Develop a working knowledge of Department of Social Services licensing regulations, hold certificates in emergency first aid and CPR for appropriate age levels, know CPS reporting requirements, and how serving children with special needs. The Education Specialist, Teaching Assistants, and administrative staff will give support.
Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and One (1) year experience as a Teaching Assistant in an Early Childhood setting. Must demonstrate written, verbal, formal, and non-formal communication skills as well as basic computer skills.
Head Start Education Specialist (1FT)
Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the education component in the program. Working cooperatively with other component coordinators, the Education Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that children are provided with an appropriate learning environment and opportunities that will help them develop physically, socially, cognitively and emotionally. Parents are to be supported in their role as the child's primary teacher. Duties include both the Cattaraugus and Allegany sites.
Bachelor's Degree and a New York State Teaching License is required. Two to five years experience in a regular classroom or in a pre-school setting. Proof of experience in writing educational curriculum for pre-school age children. Background Clearance required. Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.
Five years of experience in the pre-school/Head Start field, Masters Degree in Early Childhood, knowledge of the Federal Head Start Performance Standards, and knowledge of Seneca Culture.
Housing Services Coordinator
Administration and Case Management knowledge of organizing and coordinating programs and services. Link housing residents to supportive services. Coordinate and/or conduct educational Homebuyer Education and Tenant Training. Assist in creating policy with other members of a team. Work closely with Tenant Manager. Work at both Cattaraugus and Allegany Housing Authority locations.
Bachelor's Degree in business administration or relate field with three to five years of related proven experience. A combination of education and experience equal to the above will also be considered knowledge of major operating policies of the Nation. Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
This position is responsible for the overall management and growth of the organization. Performance objectives include organizational development and leadership, program development and oversight, staff management, fundraising, financial management, loan underwriting and analysis.
1. Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Finance, Accounting, Economic Development or equivalent education and training.
2. Three to five years of demonstrated experience in professional management and development experience.
3. Experience with Program management including; development and management of accounting, operating budgets, loan portfolio management, human resource policy development, personnel management, real estate lending, CDFI/Non-Profit, community and public relations.
4. Candidate will possess a strong track record of raising and deploying capital; and will have significant working knowledge of CDFI's, grant writing and compliance.
5. Ideal candidate will have working knowledge of legal documents and statutory/program requirements associated with CDFI compliance and conventional real estate loans
6. Must possess effective writing, communication and interpersonal skills
7. Ability to work independently and show professional judgment in carrying out assigned work tasks
8. Interest in working with smaller borrowers who may be familiar with any lending processes
9. Demonstrated proficiency in QuickBooks, DownHome, MS Office Suite, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
10. Ideal candidate will be familiar with nonprofit management and understand their reimbursement patterns, financial statements and organizational structures
11. Ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the larger mission of expanding access of financial services and working capital support to new and existing native businesses
12. Will value the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment committed to providing excellent products and services to the Seneca community
13. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills required
Emergency Communications Dispatcher (2FT 2PT)
Operate telephone, radio and/or computer equipment at a dispatch center. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or Marshal emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive. Will be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays, occasionally overtime and long shifts. Must respond quickly and calmly in alarming situations.
High School Graduate or equivalent; Clean criminal Record; Excellent Verbal Skills, Listening skills, Professional Telephone Skills, Courteous Attitude to the Public, Ability to Operate a Digital Two-Way Radio System. Computer knowledge is a must along with typing skills, must possess a NYS drivers license. CPR/First Aid Certification or willing to obtain certification.
AASP/JOM Teacher-Buffalo Public Schools (2FT)
Provide academic assistance to Native American students by referral of department staff, school personnel, Title VII staff, or parents. Assist with activities developed referred students in re-teaching core concepts, study skills, homework skills and completion, test taking skills, and any other services required for their successful completion of formal schooling and community needs.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, NYS Teaching Certification preferred. At least two (2) years’ experience with Native American students and knowledge of Reservation community. Required to obtain Master of Education and Professional Certification to meet NYS teaching standards and requirements within five (5) years.
Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, apparatus and electrical electronic components of industrial machinery, equipment by following electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications. Involves the hands-on assembly and disassembly of component parts and machinery in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and manufacturers specifications. All duties are to be performed within guidelines of Seneca Nation of Indians policies and procedures, internal controls and objectives.
1. High School Diploma or its equivalency required.
2. Vocational training certificate or apprentice training program preferred.
3. Knowledge and experience in commercial electrical application a must.
4. Must be well versed in the interpretation and implementation of the National Electrical Code, the New Sate Uniform building and Fire Prevention Code, national Fire Prevention Association and Occupational Safety and Health Association.
5. Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations and penalties, state safety regulations, environmental policies affecting plant operations.
6. Able to read interpret and implement the intent of architectural, engineering and design drawings in all phases of building construction.
7. Knowledge and experience in subjects such as blueprint reading, electrical theory, electronics, mathematics, mechanical drawing, electrical code requirements and safety practices
Food Service Helper (1FT)
Responsible to assist the Head Cook in the daily operation of the food service program as it relates to the Head Start Performance Standards. CACFP guidelines, and Environmental Health standards in the Early Childhood Learning Center.
High School Diploma or Equivalent. A minimum one year in food preparation experience. Must possess knowledge of kitchen sanitation. Must be physically fit and able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
The senior staff GIS Analyst (GIS Technician II) is a High-Level technical position, and requires a minimum of five years experience with GIS technology. The senior staff GIS Analyst also designs, creates and modifies the government-based GIS software to best serve the needs of the Seneca Nation’s various departments and enterprises, as well as the larger community. The senior Staff GIS Analyst will be called upon to collect, compile, and maintain accurate data for GIS databases, using GPS, mapping research, and analytical skills. The senior staff GIS Analyst may also be tasked with the development and implementation of specific GIS tools to assist end users with daily mapping and analysis. The Senior Staff GIS Analyst shall also provide technical guidance to other GIS Professionals. Work is performed under supervision of GIS Division Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in GIS or related field, plus 5-10 years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Thorough knowledge of ESRI products, specifically the ArcGIS suite of software and extensions, including server technology, published services and building web mapping applications. Working knowledge of other GIS technologies and software. Professional certification a plus.
• Knowledge of other disciplines as a result of working with various government departments and agencies on large projects.
• Must be physically fit and possess a valid NYS driver’s license.
• Knowledge of Seneca customs, traditions, and practices helpful; ability to work in diverse cultural environment required. Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens. Native preference.
Provide academic assistance to Native American students with activities developed to assist these students in study skills, homework skills, and test taking skills.
Bachelor's Degree in Education, NYS Teaching Certification preferred. At least two years successful experience working with Native American students. Background Clearance required.
Under direction of the Department Director provides and coordinates all aspects of planning, development, operation, management, and evaluation of the Employment and Training Kickstart (Youth) Program. Develops career exploration camps, career readiness training, and other pertinent training activities and experiences to further prepare the program participants for employment opportunities.
Associate's Degree in Human Services or related field or High School graduate/equivalent with two years experience working within a Native American community, with knowledge of Seneca culture preferred. Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions effectively; Must possess strong written and interpersonal communication skills; Able to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner. Must possess a valid Driver's license. Previous experience with Native American youth preferred.
Together with other members of the teaching team, provide a quality education program for children. Attend and complete all required appropriate program workshops and training. Obtain certificate in emergency first aid and CPR for appropriate age level, CPS reporting requirements, and serving children with special needs training.
High School Graduate or Equivalent plus one (1) year previous experience in Early Childhood program or willingness to enroll in such courses. Knowledge of Seneca Culture preferred. Background Clearance required. Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.
Lead Floater/Teacher (1FT)
Teacher will be responsible for overall classroom operation. Develop a working knowledge about Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Social Services licensing regulations, hold certificates in emergency first aid and CPR for appropriate age levels, know CPS reporting requirements, and how serving children with special needs. The Education Specialist, Teaching Assistants and administrative staff will give support.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with 2-4 years experience as a Teaching Assistant in an Early Childhood setting. Must demonstrate written, verbal, formal, and non-formal communication skills as well as basic computer skills. Background Clearance required. Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.