GRANT WRITER(S) - RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS
August 31, 2021
RED LAKE BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS
Open: August 30, 2021- Until Filled
The Grant Writer researches and responds to funding opportunities to support the vision and mission, as well as projects and programs, for the Tribe; they are responsible for managing the application, evaluation, and administration of grants from both public and private grant sources, as well as local and national. Reports to Director, full-time positions w/benefits, Salary; DOQ.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Identifies and researches funding opportunities at all levels.
• Develops, writes, and prepares concept papers, proposals, and reports.
• Researches funding source proposal requirements and submittal deadlines; maintaining a reporting deadline calendar and coordinating the reporting with appropriate staff.
• Ensures timely submission of proposals to secure funding.
• Communicates with the Finance Department and various Program Managers, and Project Leads, to gather necessary and accurate fiscal information for proposals and funding opportunities.
• Establishes and implements a system of prospect research for support from government funding agencies and the Federal Government; to include ARPA funding.
• Interviews Program Managers to determine goals, objectives, scope, feasibility, and funding needs for programs and projects.
• Connects with external agencies on ARPA funding and programs, and engages stakeholder agencies on ARPA funding, programs, and impact.
• Gathers and maintains current files on institutional programs and projects.
• Writes, edits, and proofreads proposals and reports to funding agencies, ensuring that all reporting requirements are being met.
• Tracks status of proposals and follows-up to provide additional information as required by funding sources.
• Performs other duties as assigned
• A minimum of two (2) years of grant-related or relevant experience
• A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Public Policy, or other closely-related field of study
• Prior experience working with Native American populations or other government entities, such as a non-profit
• Extensive knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures at the local, State, and Federal level, as well as all regulations surrounding these policies
• Strong experience with grants submission processes and protocols
• Exceptional writing and editorial skills, with the ability to communicate the goals and aims of the Tribe to outside funding sources in a manner that invites successful funding
• Ability to maintain a high level of activity without daily supervision; to develop project plans and consistently meet deadlines
• Aptitude to develop creative approaches to ensure that projects and programs can be developed, meeting the requirements of funding sources
• Ability to work and write professionally in a deadline-driven environment
• Significant experience in Tribal Government, program management, and compliance with Federal grant requirements
• Knowledge and application of principles and best practices of budget, grants, research, and performance measurements
• Strong application of professional research and budget methodology; strong financial skills
• Skills with connecting with external agencies on ARPA funding and programming, and ability to engage with stakeholders and agencies on ARPA funding, programming, and impact
• Understanding of Federal guidelines regarding ARPA and other Federal funds
• Ability to organize and synthesize complex data
• Experience with working with multiple grants, including Federal grants and reporting requirements
• Skilled in complex financial tracking across multiple fund sources and projects, and with outside agencies
• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
• Ability to communicate complex information in a way that is understandable by others
• Demonstrated accuracy, thoroughness, and strong attention to detail
• Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and respond promptly
• Knowledge of Tribal sovereignty and the impact of applicable regulatory standards; a strong commitment to social justice and experience partnering with under-served communities
• Knowledge of grant application, administration, and compliance
• Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to earn trust and respect of colleagues and partners at all levels, and from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands
• Excellent verbal and written communication, and strong presentation skills
• Ability to function as an effective member of a work group, gaining the respect and cooperation of others
• Excellent planning and organization skills
• History of successful and positive working relationships with all prior employers
• Sensitivity towards the Native American culture
• A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment, as evidenced by positive employment references from period and current employers and other references
• Basic computer and software skills are required, including, but not limited to Microsoft products such as Excel, Word, Adobe PDF, and Outlook
• Employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test and comprehensive background check.
TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates are accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, PO Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 – Fax (218) 679-4176.