Sault Tribe
  • - Governmental - Natural Resources
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • SALARY BASED UPON EXPERIENCE: $52,110.24 - $61,268.48 annually
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Grant Manager, under the direction of the Natural Resources Division Director, will provide oversight of grant policies and procedures, agreements, budgets, documentation and reporting. The position will work with the Natural Resources Division staff to coordinate grant-funding proposals, submissions, awards, and reporting activities across the Division's Programs. The position will assist in grant and agreement data collection and management and will submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports as directed. The position's work will involve participation in staff meetings, identifying opportunities for and ensuring maintenance of grant funding and coordination among Division Programs for efficiency, excellence in services, and for strategic growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Establishes and oversees administrative procedures to meet grant objectives
• Prepares and maintains records and reports, such as budgets, personnel records and grant targets
• Interprets federal and other funder guidelines and requirements
• Works with tribal management to identify priorities and collect grant-related data
• Prepares grant budget and application; reviews applications for funding and process
• Translates program requirements into contract terms in consultation with tribal management
• Develops or ensures development of grant and agreements requirements containing quantifiable specifications and measurable performance criteria
• Works on behalf of the Division to negotiate and clarify contract issues
• Composes contract wording and calculate contract payment rates and amounts
• Administers budgets, reporting, and other management requirements with Division staff or contractors
• Reviews plans/agreements, schedules, budgets, progress reports, or other grant/contract monitoring instruments to ensure contract or grant project/program performance
• Identifies and resolves problems
• Assures appropriate and timely correction of grant administration and/or contract compliance issues

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Ability to effectively communicate with clients and other professionals.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information.
• All other job-related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendors/service providers and other collaborative governments and organizations.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, and reading. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with the community, visitors, employees, and vendors. There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must be able to handle frequent interruptions and must also multi-task and interact with a wider variety of people on various and, at times, complicated issues. Limited overnight travel may be required from time to time.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field or five years demonstrated ability in relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Experience: Minimum of three years of grant/contract coordination experience with responsibility for obtaining and monitoring the use of grant funds and/or negotiating and administering public or private service contracts is required in addition to above stated education requirements. Experience locating sources of available grant funds, writing grant proposals, overseeing grant funded project budgeting, recordkeeping, and reporting is needed.
Certification/License:  Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of grant coordination procedures. Ability to organize, prioritize and document in a timely manner required. Ability to troubleshoot and identify resources required. Skilled in communication using written, oral and electronic skills. Strong written and verbal communications skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations, provide guidance, and ensure appropriate documentation. Ability to communicate with the public and possess strong interpersonal skills and present a professional demeanor in all interactions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors and the community. Ability to operate general office equipment. Ability to work and contribute as a team player.
Strong organization skills with an ability to prioritize required. Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365(Word, Excel, etc.), internet software and appropriate storage of electronic files. Uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Comply with Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians company policies and procedures. Native American preferred.

Grant Funded:  Grant End Date - 2027

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