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Sr. Employee Engagement Specialist, Tulsa, OK or Lakewood, CO ID#18898

Cherokee Nation Businesses is looking for a Sr Employee Engagement Specialist.  This exciting opportunity will leverage the candidate’s leadership ability and experience in employee engagement.

Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) is the economic engine of the Cherokee Nation – the largest Indian Nation in the United States CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, health care, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services, and security and defense industries. We are looking for highly motivated and entrepreneurial leaders to join our team to build upon and further develop our growing our diverse portfolio of businesses.


Develop and implement employee engagement programs which enhance and drive the candidate and employee experience. Facilitate and conducts engagement surveys. Work with human resources, business leaders, as well as, employee focus groups, to develop engagement initiatives and practices which impact organizational policy and practices and shape organizational culture.


Includes the following:

  • Facilitates and conducts employee engagement surveys to evaluate and improve business results, uses trends and data to support program and impact change.
  • Assists with developing and executing an employee roadmap of objectives and key results which impact the candidate and employee experience and subsequent business results.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and efficiency across the employee life cycle (candidate experience through off boarding) which will enhance the employee brand and recognition of a preferred place to work.
  • Assist with efforts in building a high-performing work environment focused on employee development and delivering business results.
  • Advocates for employee engagement initiatives in the human capital strategy and people plan and develops plans on a page to successfully implement.
  • Partner with centers of expertise to enhance deliverables with the intent to map engagement solutions to company needs and growth for managers and employees.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


No supervisory/management authority.


Bachelor’s Degree in human resources management or other related field, and 6+ years of human resources, organizational development or employee engagement experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PHR, SPHR,or SHRM-CP certifications is preferred. Experience with employee engagement programs, assessing levels of employee engagement and developing/managing programs preferred. Project management experience preferred.


  • Effective written, communication, presentation and computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of HR principles and processes including those related to employee engagement.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, decision-making, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to produce results and think strategically.
  • Ability to identify alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to set priorities and work in a group environment or independently.
  • Ability to build strong interdepartmental relationships and trust throughout the company. 



Work is primarily performed in a climate-controlled office setting. Work may require travel, including overnight stays.


About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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