Sault Tribe
  • - Economic Development
  • MI, USA
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Project Specialist, under the general direction of the Economic Development Director, is responsible for providing expertise in negotiating, preparing, submitting and reporting on the Economic Development grants.  The position is responsible for difficult to complex grant and administrative projects requiring diverse, advanced knowledge and expertise relating to strategic and development planning and grant writing. The position is responsible for reading, interpreting and developing a plan to implement projects and awarded grants which includes providing materials to staff to assist in carrying out project or grant requirements.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Submits timely and accurate competitive      grants including writing, packing, implementing and reporting.  
  • Formulates required reporting including      Annual Performance Report, Self-Monitoring and other project and grant      activities.  
  • Coordinates, facilitates and monitors      project or grant plan and implementation with key personnel.
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets      statistical and other data to support project and grant activities.
  • Researches and secures grants, loans,      Federal and non-profit funding resources to fund and further the Economic      Development goals.
  • Reviews and processes project documents      i.e. contracts and grant agreements for Economic Development Director.
  • Performs feasibility studies, needs      assessments, surveys and analysis to determine Economic Development needs.
  • Facilitates strategic planning      activities and development of comprehensive strategic plans and monitors      goals and objectives.           
  • Coordinates the development and      implementation of special projects as directed.
  • Develops media materials: newsletters,      television and radio, brochures and fact sheets on Economic Development current      events.  


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Performs community based planning      process, develops plan and facilitates community meetings.
  • Develops and conducts educational      presentations to local government officials, tribal decision makers, and Board      of Directors and other community groups.
  • Provides technical support for Economic      Development Administration.
  • Maintains appropriate files, prepares      correspondence, reports and written documentation. 
  • Prepares related project and grant      implementation and training materials.                                                   
  • Directly support Economic Development      Director as assigned.
  • All other job related duties as      assigned.





Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, Board of Directors, local, state and federal grant agencies, customers and vendor/service providers.




Position sedentary primarily sitting/lifting a maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant typing; frequent sitting, use of hearing, near vision; and occasional standing, walking, carrying/lifting, manual handling, use of midrange/far vision, depth perception and color/field of vision. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, noise and vibration. Potential hazards include constant computer use and occasional equipment use.




Education:     Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Office, Business, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship or Computer Sciences required.


Experience:    Experience working with grants; grant writing, grant submissions and grant implementation preferred.


Certification/License:   Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department.  Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Excellent knowledge of practices and formats for development and strategic planning required. Must have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.   Working knowledge and proficiency in project management and other specialty software programs preferred. Must have strong interpersonal and problem solving skills. Must be able to work with minimal to no supervision. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email.  Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with coworkers, supervisory personnel and the general public. Must have excellent project management skills; provide strong leadership, prioritize projects tasks and meet project deadlines. Must be able to exercise good judgment. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.


REMUNERATION:                        $17.69 per hour

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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