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Assistant Director - Casino Executive Communications


Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Highland, CA
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Under the direction of, and reporting to, the Director, Casino Executive Communications, the Assistant Director of Casino Executive Communications is responsible for managing and coordinating complex communication projects and activities that require a high degree of specialized knowledge of Yaamava' Resort & Casino and Tribal operations. This position will develop, plan, and execute a wide range of communication strategies coming from the Office of the General Manager. This role will orchestrate the multi-faceted communications which may include conducting and/or collecting research, providing data, making recommendations, and implementing solutions to achieve the Office of the General Manager’s communication project goals and objectives.Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Assistant Director will be responsible for leading, managing and moderating the C-suite’s communication channels. The Assistant Director will handle aspects from concept to creation and launch of the C-suite’s communications including proactive and reactive communication relations, conferences, community relations, discussion forums, all-hands meetings, executive presentations, board communications, etc.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1.Provides impactful, targeted, and illustrative presentations that support operational insights, business opportunities and strategy of Yaamava' Resort and Casino.

2. Acts as project leader across multiple initiatives, balancing resources and time to meet iterative requirements and changing priorities.

3. Ensures offsite meetings, team member activations and group gatherings align with the expectations of the OGM office.

4. Manages the tactical execution of short and long-term Executive Communication objectives through the coordination of projects, presentations, and organizational outreach.

5. Collaborates, develops and vets internal and external communications to align with the Tribe’s and Yaamava' Resort and Casino’s strategy on behalf of the OGM office.

6. Enhances communication and efforts centered around recruitment, engagement, retention, and people development in partnership with Human Resources and other stakeholders.

7. Prioritizes and coordinates the flow of information from various contributors for assignments and projects to meet deadlines.

8. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning reviewing and directing work; evaluating and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Makes hiring decisions and designs individual development plans with succession planning in mind for all key roles.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or similar field required.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience with strategic communications, business development and project management required. Ten+ (10+) years preferred.  Brand, PR, or advertising agency experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant, and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational requirements indicated above.
  • Experience with developing content and messaging.
  • Experience with presentations, Keynote, PowerPoint, and marketing design is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in dealing with executive, or similar, level staff.
  • Demonstrated experience across a wide range of traditional and emerging channels.
  • A strategist who can anticipate and support the needs of internal audiences (Board-level, enterprise leaders) and external stakeholders (key vendors and partners, regulators, and the public).
  • A strong written and verbal communicator adept at working with a range of consumer, business, and governmental audiences of varying education levels internally and externally.
  • A flexible, nimble, self-directed, and collaborative self-starter who can quickly shuffle priorities to meet the demands of the job and be comfortable in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Structured thinking and communication of plans and performance.
  • Has an aptitude for visual narrative storytelling.
  • Strong track record in achieving goals with outstanding execution and problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and creativity.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work effectively independently and in collaborative team environments.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company’s insurance carrier.

Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

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Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346

(909) 863-2270

Casino & Hotel

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, CA. It is one of the largest casinos on the West Coast, with 7,000 slot machines, 150 table games, and five high-limit rooms. 

Guests enjoy sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains, live entertainment, and a full array of dining options, which include The Pines Modern Steakhouse, Hong Bao Kitchen, Serrano Vista Cafe, Rock & Brews, Chingon Kitchen, Big Mo’ Cafe, and 11 bars and lounges.

The Serrano Spa earned a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, and The Pines Modern Steakhouse and Yaamava’ Resorteach earned a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award, with all three being the first in the Inland Empire to receive such designation. Yaamava' Resort and Casino at San Manuel also received two 2023 AAA Four Diamonds ratings for the new hotel and The Pines Modern Steakhouse.

The hotel is a 17-story tower with 432 guest rooms. Guests relax in an elevated pool with a bar and private cabanas, the lavish full-service Serrano spa and salon, a health and fitness center, a full array of dining options, multiple bars and lounges, and luxe retail shops.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry.

At San Manuel, our team members define us. Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be.

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After 35 years, Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel employees still love their jobs!

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive Benefits Program.

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