Grants & Resource Development Director

Tribal Operations · Juneau, Alaska
Department Tribal Operations
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $81, 366 - $114, 134

Grants and Resource Development Director

Job Class: Director 
Department: Tribal Operations

Type of Position: Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 14 – 16

Prepared by: R. Helgesen/J. Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 10/1/2020


Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Director administers a comprehensive Grants Program for Tlingit & Haida. This Director is responsible for pre-award efforts, grant writing, coordination of grant applications for the Tribe, as well as post-award support for staff in charge of grant-funded projects and grants compliance for Tlingit & Haida.

It is expected that the Grants Department will generate sufficient grant funds to finance this position as well as meet annual goals established for grant approval.


Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
Supervises: Grant Writer, assigned clerical staff
Liaison To: All departments and functions


• Develop an organizational strategy for the submission of grants and other funding requests based on the Tribe’s plans and direction
• Create, design, and implement processes and procedures related to grants management and proposal development
• Actively seek, identify and target external opportunities that present viable funding opportunities and match Tlingit & Haida goals
• Manage and direct internal grant writers and oversee the grant submission processes
• Collaborate with, plan, direct, review, and evaluate the work of external grant writers developing proposals for the Tribe
• Develop and maintain a process to monitor grant compliance
• Maintain a positive, proactive relationship with internal stakeholders as well as funders to ensure full grant compliance and process efficiency
• Develop and maintain tracking system for submitted proposals and progress through consideration by grantor
• Advise managers and directors concerning negotiation of new grants, effective startups and grant management issues
• Research, interpret, and disseminate information on federal, state and private funding resources to departments and stakeholders
• Create and maintain systems (i.e. grants SharePoint and/or Teams site) for dissemination of information about external funding opportunities and other grants-related information
• Serve as a liaison with funding source program and contract officers, resource developers nationally, and with community organizations
• Create and write materials related to grants development and grants management
• Provide assistance to staff in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants
• Assist staff in grant implementation to include instruction on internal procedures and funding agency compliance, and with all issues of financial, personnel, payroll, purchasing and administration of funded awards, and instruction on any cost-sharing documentation
• Conduct trainings and workshops to develop and write grant proposals for staff, tribes, and partners
• Perform other related job duties as assigned


Spending Authority: Program budget
Other Authority:

• Cultural competence with the indigenous peoples of Southeast Alaska
• Track record of developing grants in organizations
• Encouraging, positive engagement with all employees
• Ability to innovate to support engagement
• Evaluation of grants processes
• Principles and techniques of grant proposal writing and budgeting
• Grant writing resources and information sources
• Grant monitoring and compliance procedures
• Federal funding sources, State funding sources, private funding sources
• Relevant government rules, guidelines and regulations
• Read and comprehend governmental rules, regulations, RFP guidelines, and legislation
• Interpret and apply technical rules, regulations, and guidelines
• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing
• Prepare successful grant proposals including double checking grant text and structure against grant requirements
• Prepare and manage budgets
• Develop and administer policies and procedures
• Analyze, evaluate and recommend innovative solutions to district priorities and goals
• Organize effectively to work under pressure to meet district, college and proposal deadlines
• Reconcile divergent views
• Negotiate with funding agents and follow-up on progress of grant activities
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all segments of community and general public
• Use a computer proficiently for word processing, databases, spreadsheets and online research


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• 4 years of grant writing experience


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• 5 years of grant writing experience

The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.



  • All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
  • Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
  • Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Tribal Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $81, 366 - $114, 134