Grant Writer (Part-time)

Job Title: Grant Writer (Part-time)
Department: Administration
Reports To: General Manager
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Opens: 1/6/2022
Closes: 1/21/2022
Salary: $21.50/Hour, No Benefits



The Grant Writer will serve as the primary grant writer for the Burns Paiute Tribe. The Grant writer will work with the General Manager and Department Directors to identify, evaluate, write and edit grant proposals on behalf of the Burns Paiute Tribe or individual department. This position will be part-time of 20 hours per week with no benefits and a limited duration of two (2) years dependent upon funding. Work schedule will be flexible to meet the needs of tribal and department demands and deadlines. The Grant Writer will handle confidential information and must exercise discretion in protecting and releasing information.



·         Obtain permission from Tribal Council prior to submitting any grant proposal or accepting any awarded grant

·         Work with the GM and Department Directors to identify and evaluate for grant funding resources

·         Work with the GM and Department Directors to write high-quality grant proposals and ensure all required documents and data are correct and submitted

·         Develop and manage a grants database to include prospective grantors, with deadlines and requirements, and grant application history including awarded, rejected and declined grants

·         All other duties as determined and assigned by the General Manager



·         A Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Creative Writing, Public Relations or a related field

·         2 Years experience in grant writing with knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising process

·         Must be able to communicate effectively both written and orally

·         Ability to study and understand programs and funding requirements of the organization

·         Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources

·         Multitasking, organizational and time management skills

·         Ability to handle confidential matters with utmost integrity



·         Ability to work independently and in a team environment

·         Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals

·         Physical Ability to perform essential job functions including, but not limited to, sitting for extended periods of time, stranding, walking, stooping/bending, pushing/pulling (approximately 20 lbs.), lifting (approximately 30 lbs.) and climbing stairs.



Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of Indian applications meeting the qualifications as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preference, age, religion, or national origin.


Successful Candidate must:

  • Submit to and pass a drug test
  • Agree to a criminal background check
  • Sign confidentiality clause

Return completed Burns Paiute Indian Tribe Application, Cover Letter, and resume, to:


Human Resources Manager
Burns Paiute Tribe
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, OR 97720


Fax: 541-573-2323