Moapa Band of Paiutes - Grants/Contract Manager

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Posted: February 23, 2018

P.O. BOX 340
MOAPA, NV 89025
Telephone: (702) 865-2787
Fax: (702) 865-2875

Title: Grants/Contract Manager
Supervisor: Tribal Administrator
Salary: $50,000-$65,000
Status: Full-time - Salaried Exempt
Opens: February 26, 2018
Closes: March 9, 2018

Job Summary:

The Grants/Contract Manager is responsible for all aspects of grant writing, grant and PL 93-638 contract (under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act) applications and proposal development, grant and PL 93-638 contract compliance and reporting management, researching and identifying potential funding sources, and responding to federal, state, public, and private grant and PL 93-638 contracting opportunities. The Grants/Contract Manager will provide support to for Tribal programs by reviewing and editing departmental and/or governmental grants and PL 93-638 contract proposals, monitoring progress reports and the submission of reports, and new requests for funding; performs other duties as needed to support the Moapa Band of Paiutes.


1. Responsible for conducting the full range of grant writing and PL 93-638 contract responsibilities including researching potential funding opportunities, writing comprehensive proposals in response to RFP’s/NOFA’s, managing and evaluating grants and PL 93-638 contracts post grant award.
2. Works with MBOP staff to prepare and submit required grant and PL 93-638 contract reporting.
3. Maintains current grants and contracts records in electronic and paper file format.
4. Researches, gathers, and analyzes applicable data to assist in identifying departments needs and evaluate and/or support proposed projects or programs.
5. Coordinates with the MBOP staff on funding sources and grant development initiatives including the expansion of services under PL 93-638 contracts.
6. Research and identify new government, corporate, foundation, and private funding prospects.
7. Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
8. Generates revenues for Tribal programs and services through timely submission of well researched, well written, and well documented grants/PL 93-638 contract funding proposals.
9. Write proposals for existing programs to secure continuing funding from the same source and new funding sources.
10. Provide technical assistance to all Tribal programs for proposal writing techniques, styles, and content.
11. Conduct interdepartmental meetings to identify, prioritizes project needs, coordinated, and research grants and PL 93-638 contract preparation assignments.
12. Provide assistance in resolving issues and conflicts with funding agencies.
13. Meeting with Department/Program Directors/Managers, Tribal Council members, agency officials, and others involved in the Tribal program needs and goals.
14. Monitor contracts and grants compliance, assist department/programs with contract & grant modification, amendments, and other areas as appropriate.
15. Edit draft applications for accuracy, completeness and clarity and submittal of all applications in accordance with funding requirements.
16. Establish working relationships with the funding organization/agencies and maintain contact before, during, and after the funding process.
17. Perform related duties as required or assigned by the Tribal Administrator or Tribal Chairperson.
18. Attend special council meetings, general council meetings, annual council meetings, and meetings requested by Tribal Council or the Tribal Administrator.
19. Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field from an accredited college or university, or at least three years of experience relevant to this position.
• Must have demonstrated experience as a grant writer and with PL 93-638 contract management.
• Must have knowledge of effective grant writing techniques and proposal and program development.
• Must have demonstrated skills in preparing competitive grant proposals to the federal government.
• Must be detail-oriented and have experience in office organization, management, and processes.
• Must be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Must be willing to travel as necessary.
• Must possess a valid Driver License.
• Must be insurable through tribal insurance.
• Must pass a pre-employment background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment alcohol/drug screening.

Skills and Abilities:

• Able to maintain complete confidentiality.
• Be dependable.
• Exceptional writing skills.
• Ability to learn and understand the MBOP grants and federal government contracts.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, supervisor, government officials, and tribal community.
• Ability to make presentations and deal effectively with small and large groups.
• Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task various time-sensitive projects, take direction, solve problems, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently, with team members, and other staff in a team centric environment.
• Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
• Ability to manage and perform with a high degree of autonomy, organization, and adaptability.
• Ability to take initiative, working efficiently under pressure, and utilize innovation techniques and ingenuity in preparing quality funding applications within tight time constraints.
• Possess a working knowledge of computer programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Internet programs and applications.
• Ability to interpret Tribal laws, rules and regulations relative to the department.
• Ensure compliance with Tribal ordinances and policies, other government regulations, and other institutional policies and procedures.


• Prefer knowledge and experience of working within a Tribal government organizational structure.
• Five years of experience in the development and management of federal grants and/or PL 93-638 contracts.
• Certifications in grant writing and/or grant evaluation.

Contact: Jerry BigEagle, 702-865-2787