Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Financial Services
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

Grants Manager

Dept./Program: Grant Department

Division: Finance Division

Reports To: Finance Director

Supervises: Grant Writers and Grants Services Coordinator

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Schedule: 40 hours per week

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Revision Date: 07/12/2018

Job Summary

Grants Manager position provides leadership and technical oversight in developing and managing all Federal, State and private Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) grant awards. This position oversees the grant development and financial management of the grants department in all areas - from coordinating the initial grants application composition through the final report submission.

Essential Functions

  • Research and evaluates award solicitations to determine adherence to Tribal objectives and priorities
  • Performs monthly reviews of grant programs and audits all cost transfers, budget revisions, carryovers, closeouts, no-cost extensions, and draw downs
  • Prior to signing grant contracts, assists Executive Director with providing details of terms and conditions of award agreements and negotiating recommendations with grantor
  • Provides routine feedback to program managers on grant proposals, coordinating accurate salaries for new positions, advising on KIT purchasing and travel procedures, indirect rate considerations, allowable match/in-kind contributions and grant regulations
  • Builds and maintains relationships with funding agencies, partnering organizations, program managers, and external auditors
  • Supports the Tribe in large planning efforts including Community Needs Assessment Survey, Strategic Planning, Budget formation, and the Tribe's Long-Range Transportation Plan
  • Assists tribal programs with developing mid to long range funding strategy and sustainability planning
  • Coordinates all external grant related audits - 2 CFR 200 annual audits and grantor audits - between auditors, program managers, and finance staff
  • Assists in drafting public relations information and advertising on  grant  programs
  • Maintains all KIT policies, KIT procedures and strict confidentiality of all KIT information

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Lifting Requirements

Sedentary work Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories

Category III Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, copier, fax, scanner, and other office equipment.



Comments: Intermittent travel is required.



  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting or related field, or a combination of experience and education may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.


  • Five years of experience in grant experience
  • Experience in program development and planning
  • Management experience in a tribal or non-profit entity is preferred


  • Alaska Drivers' License  and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy

Special Skills

  • Proven organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent technical writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, research, and planning skills
  • Proficiency in PC business applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF etc.)
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