CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                        P.O. BOX 39                                                     ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title:                              Grants Writer

Department:                        Administrative

Hourly Rate:                       Negotiable DOQ                Full Time-40 Hours

Exempt:                                No/hourly

Supervisor:                          Tribal Planner

Summary: The Grants Writer will prepare grant proposals for the purpose of acquiring non-Tribal funds to assist the Tribal Government, with respect to the established priorities of the Bad River Community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following:

  • Will maintain familiarity with current grant and funding opportunities and processes in the areas of housing, social services, health, natural resources, environmental protection and all other areas relevant to tribal operations.
  • Will interact with tribal membership, and with programs and personnel as necessary for development of each grant proposal.
  • Will attend all tribal management meetings necessary to facilitate the flow of information regarding policy development, implementation and execution, problem identification, analysis and/or resolution.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Must submit complete Bad River Tribal Application,
  • Unofficial transcripts,
  • Copy of degree,
  • Cover letter with resume
  • 3 current letters of recordation, and
  • 2-page writing sample.

Qualification Requirements: to be successful, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational and /or Experience:


B.S./B.A. degree in Business Administration or a related field, or a combination of College/Vocational credits with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in grant writing.

Must have working knowledge of the grant development process.

A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:


This is a required driver position.

Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.

Must be capable of researching grant opportunities and collaborating with tribal department staff and non-tribal technical persons in the development of proposals.

Must maintain a good working relationship with federal, state governmental funding sources.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position required driver check, to meet eligibility for Tribal Insurance.

Language Skills:

Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, and be capable of communicating with Tribal Council and tribal membership throughout the development and implementation of projects.

Experience with computers and current software applications.

Reasoning Ability:

Must be a self-starter capable of completing projects with little or no supervision.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary work with some standing and walking is required. Must be able to lift up to 20lbs on occasion.

Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate.

Drug-Free Workplace Act in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.

Application Requirements:

Must Submit a complete Bad River Tribal Application

Unofficial Transcripts

Copy of Degree

Cover letter with Resume

3 Current letters of Reference

2 page writing sample

                                                                                                                        Send Application and accompanying documents to:

                                                                                                                                                Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                Attn: Human Resources Office

                                                                                                                                                P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                Odanah, WI 54861


Opens: Friday September 7, 2018

Closes: Friday September 21, 2018 @ 4:30pm

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