Grant Writer

The Grant Writer is responsible for researching and writing or assisting with writing grant applications proposals for Chugachmiut and for the seven Native communities in the Chugach Region.  The Grant Writer also provides training to Project Directors on general oversight for grant compliance, including the completion of timeline activities, budget modifications, allowable expenditures, and reporting requirements as instructed by the supervisor.

Research and Identify Grant Opportunities

  1. Research funding opportunities by monitoring the Federal Register, State publications, private funding sources and funding periodicals regularly.
  2. Identify potential sources in alignment with Chugachmiut’s and Tribe’s strategic plans. Provide information to Chugachmiut management and Tribes through monthly reports, including funding newsletters and other reports

Write Grant Proposals

  1. Develop a schedule for completing grant proposal including requirements for resolutions and submission deadline.
  2. Assist in the writing of proposals for Tribes and Chugachmiut as directed.  Provide assistance to other Chugachmiut and Tribal grant writers as directed.
  3. Monitor the status of proposals.

Grant and Contract Compliance

  • Provide assistance in the monitoring of grant or contract compliance as directed.  Coordinate all pertinent regulations and provide them to the proposer. Assist with the coordination of reporting requirements by working with granting agencies.


  • Assist Tribes and Chugachmiut staff in assessing the likelihood of funding, potential benefits, and restrictions. Identify requirements such as in-kind contributions, contract support caps, cash flow, and timelines needed to evaluate the value of submitting a proposal.  Evaluate existing resources, including available staff, office space, and other resources for accomplishing a program.
  • Maintain files of potential opportunities.
  • Prepare a quarterly report on activities for the supervisor.
  • Travel to communities to consult on projects or grant applications.
  • Participate in Chugachmiut and Tribal workshops and provide instruction in grant writing and compliance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Education Requirements

  • B.A. or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years experience in writing and/or administering a grant or contract including compliance issues and evidence of significant successful proposals and project completion is preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of State and federal grant and contract opportunities and procedures pertaining to rural Native communities.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Must be able to manage time and workload to meet deadlines for submission of grant applications and reporting requirements.
  • Familiarity with Tribal governments and the needs and resources of small rural communities is preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to express ideas and recommendations clearly and concisely in writing and orally.

 Hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch.

This is a full-time 37.5 hours per week and 1950 hours per year position.

Chugachmiut maintains a drug/alcohol-free and non-smoking environment.


Chugachmiut offers its employees a robust and comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 100% Employee paid benefits including medical, dental, and vision;
  • 50% Dependent coverage;
  • 401(a) Pension Plan with 8% company contribution;
  • 403(b) with Roth option;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Subsidized gym membership;
  • And more!

Application Instructions

Please visit to complete Chugachmiut's application process. Resumes submitted without a completed application will be discarded.


Chugachmiut participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with the Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States once a candidate is hired. If E-Verify cannot confirm authorization to work, written instructions will be provided and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security or Social Security Administration for resolution. 


Contact Information




1840 Bragaw Street
Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 334-0134

Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • Non-Profit
  • Government
  • Department Administrator
  • Government
  • Grants and Contracts


Target Job Information

  • Full Time