Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability status in employment. Individuals of Indian ancestry will be given preference by law in initial employment or re-employment.
The Planner/Grant Writer facilitates research, development, review, writing and editing of applications for grants. They conduct research for potential funding sources, maintains databases, and work in collaboration with staff in development of grant applications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works with staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposal.
- Interacts with tribal entities in grant-funding activities.
- Participates in meetings and discussions in which decisions affecting grant program applications and follow through are made.
- Ensures that the Tribe has reasonably up-to-date needs assessment data to help guide the Business Committee, Tribal Administration and Program Managers to design appropriate strategic responses to meet the needs of the membership and the community.
- Maintains comprehensive knowledge of particular areas involved in identifying and soliciting grants and collaborates with various internal departments.
- Monitors Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), the Federal Register, and other notifications of public and private sector resources available to meet high priority needs of the tribe.
- Responds to notifications and inquiries received from the various Programs and shares information regarding resource availability to appropriate staff.
- Conducts research on potential funding sources using library and electronic research and compiles the required specific data that is used for each grant application.
- Identify related goals between programs and departments that will both facilitate the tribe’s strategic plan and be more competitive when reviewed by funding agencies.
- Prepares grant applications and reviews and edits them for accuracy, completeness and clarity and adherence to grantor’s guidelines.
- Respond to correspondence and requests for reports or other information as required.
- Review contracts, agreements, and other documents, as they relate to grant funding applications.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proven track record of acquiring grants and other financial resources for Tribal entities preferred.
- Proven ability to research.
- Possess knowledge of the Constitution of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, as well as other enacted Acts and Codes.
- Must be able to handle confidential and sensitive material/information with discretion.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as people skills.
- Proficiency with computers and programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Must be a Certified Grant Writer or willing to obtain certification.
Conditions of Employment:
The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma operates a drug-free workplace.
- May be required to submit to and pass applicable drug test and background check.
- Adhere to all work rules, policies & procedures, and safety standards.
Position involves prolonged sitting, standing, stooping, or bending, lifting, or carrying up to 30 pounds on a daily basis. Work is generally performed in an office environment with varying levels of lighting, air quality, noise, and / or temperature.