Mesa Grande Board Nominations OPEN

To all citizens of the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians,

It is with great joy that the nominations for the Mesa Grande Business Development Corporations’ Board of Directors seats are now OPEN. As voted and passed by the General Council in November, the Nomination Committee has been seated and is accepting submissions for our next phase in business development for the tribe.

Mesa Grande Business Development Corporation (MG-BDC) NOMINATION FORM

 MG BDC Board Nomination Form(1): PDF

Position:  Board Director, Mesa Grande Business Development Corporation

The Board will support the work of the Mesa Grande Business Development Corporation (“BDC”) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the BDC’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements the BDC’s strategic plan;
  • Defining the CEO’s responsibilities, providing guidance and supporting in order to improve the CEO’s performance.
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by the BDC for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings;
  • Approving the BDC’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities;
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO;
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out;
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments;
  • Representing the BDC to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization;
  • Hiring the chief executive officer and delegating the daily operation of the corporation to the person.
  • Formulating the rules of governance, establishing the methods for oversight and determining the determining an outcome.
  • Staying accountable for the quality of the products or services and regularly scheduling the financial reporting.
  • Staying financially and legally responsible for all the vital decisions made by the corporation.
  • Planning to attend meetings on regularly, participating on a standing subcommittee, becoming familiar with the products and services of the organization and promoting the organization.
  • Establishing the policies and procedures and making it work.


Board terms/participation

The BDC’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment. Board meetings will be held monthly, and as needed, committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the BDC’s mission and who has a track record of board and executive management leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in the business and government sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Native American preference will be considered;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business Administration, Master’s Degree and/or Juris Doctorate is preferred, but not mandatory. Relevant life experiences and accomplishments are also considered important and valuable;
  • Awareness about the changing trends in the world of finance and business is highly imperative;
  • At least five years’ experience in Business management or in government leadership is necessary;
  • Highly creative in nature;
  • Great supervisory skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Responsible and organized;
  • Stress tolerance;
  • Great leadership qualities;
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector;
  • A commitment to and understanding of the BDC’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience;
  • Commitment to attending monthly board meetings;
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals;
  • Ability to listen, analyzes, think creatively and work one-on-one with people and in a group setting.
  • Possess honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive and patient approach, community-building skills, a sense of values and a sense of humor, personal integrity and legitimate and passionate concern for the BDC’s growth development, and the community it serves.
  • No felony criminal convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for theft and/or crimes of moral turpitude (Mandatory requirement).
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