Grants Manager


Position Title

Grants Manager

Job Type





E15 (30.7 - 46.05)




Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Grants Manager is responsible for providing professional and technical assistance in research, preparation and application submission of Tribal grants. Facilitates Community Development projects through research, communication, and development of projects with appropriate communities, Tribal Leaders and Tribal Departments. Provides coordination and supervision of programs and/or projects as applicable such as Federal AmeriCorps projects and assigned volunteers. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Management, Planning or related field and four years experience in creating, writing and submitting grant/contract and/or community program development proposals, including one year of management experience; or a combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides coordination with and between Community Recreation Leaders in the implementation and administration of the Summer Foods Program.

  • Provides development, coordination, administration and supervision of funded Tribal programs and/or projects, which are not specifically assigned to a Program Director.

  • Provides coordination and compilation of Tribal demographic data, statistics and resource information as it relates to and for grant applications and awards.

  • Prepares and submits for approval accurate grant/contract applications on behalf of the Washoe Tribe to Federal, State, County, and Private Funding Agencies.

  • Coordinates grant/contract applications with appropriate Program Directors, Administrators and/or Tribal Officers insuring accurate documentation, compliance objectives and assurance of Tribal priorities and proposals.

  • Provides appropriate training relating to new and/or updated funding sources, procedures on new or revised program development processes and procedures for appropriate Program Directors, Administrators, Tribal Officers and other staff.

  • Provides coordination and implementation of awarded grants/contracts and overall supervision of assigned volunteers within the Summer Food or other related Tribal/grant programs with appropriately assigned Tribal Program Director and/or Administrators, as required.

  • Stays directly involved in the coordination, compilation, maintenance, distribution and direct utilization of Tribal demographic data, statistics and resource information related to grant funding and grant awards, and performs other related duties as required.

  • Seeks out any and all available funds, possible grants or other funding sources.

  • Drafts annual development plans that include projected grant proposals under consideration for submission and by certain designated time lines.

  • Communicates to Tribal departments and communities sources of funding that are available.

  • Assists Program Directors to develop and enhance programs.

  • Maintains relationships with representatives from funding sources.

  • Coordinates timely and accurate monitoring procedures of awarded grants insuring the compliance with the requirements established by Federal, State, County, Local and Private Funding agencies.

  • Prepares concise, accurate and timely written and/or oral monthly reports to the Tribal Council and Administration. Discusses, and when appropriate, negotiates terms of final grant proposals and/or settlements of award amounts.

  • Supervises work of Grant Assistant.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to create and present effective speeches and presentations.

  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.

  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.

  • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

  • Skill in developing, writing, and submitting funding proposals.

  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.