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JOB: Grants and Contracts Manager: Native American Tribal Energy Programs
OPEN DATE: October 1, 2021      CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
STATUS:  Part-time, full-time and contract applicants will be considered

[NOTE: We are currently known  as Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative – our name is changing – but our mission is not!]  

Indigenized Energy Initiative (IEI) A fiscally-sponsored project of Earth Island Institute 501(c)3, IEI is first-of-its kind effort led by a team of Native Americans and solar experts.  Our mission is to empower tribes to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency in a way that creates jobs, grows their economy, and protects Earth.  We are a young organization on a growth trajectory and are specifically seeking candidates who are comfortable with an entrepreneurial work environment and possess the strong work ethic needed to launch and support new programs and projects in partnership with Native American tribes.

We are seeking an experienced grants and contracts manager to join our dynamic and diverse team.  Focus will be on proposal preparation, pre-award, and contract management for federally funded projects from agencies including the Department of Energy, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Agriculture, FEMA and others.  This individual will manage grants through their lifecycle and ensure proper due diligence for all grant funded projects. The successful candidate will have substantial experience with all aspects of grant management, have relevant software expertise and work effectively across multiple organizations, including tribal governments, community-based organizations, and partner organizations in the public and private sectors.

Earth Island/IEI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.  

Responsibilities:  

  • Manage grant proposal and contracting processes across multiple agencies for Native American tribes  
  • Ensure proposals are prepared and contracts are being managed per funder requirements  
  • Ensure IEI is tracking appropriately to meet tasks and milestones, including recommending and implementing all necessary administrative policies and reporting processes 
  • Develop project budgets according to granting agency requirements and internal project budgets 
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities
  • Manage specialty grant consultants hired to support proposal writing  
  • Manage solicitation of proposals and contracts for sub-awardees and professional services
  • Keep relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables

Desired Qualifications

  • A reliable self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team environment
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience with federal grant proposal preparation and the use of Grants.gov
  • The ability to track multiple parallel projects and prioritize with efficiency and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relations with a wide range of people and entities including government (Tribal/State/Federal), for profit and non- profit organizations, and others
  • Direct experience working with American Indian tribes is highly desirable
  • Minimum of five years managing federal grants and contracts
  • Experience obtaining and managing government grants for American Indian tribes
  • High level of proficiency with CRM/grants management and accounting software programs

 

Compensation: negotiable based on qualifications and experience

Employment status: Part-time, full-time and contract applicants will be considered

Work location: 100% remote

To Apply: Send Cover Letter, Resume and salary requirements to lisa @ covenantsolar.org

Please put “GRANTS & CONTRACTS MANAGER” in the subject line.

 

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JOB:  Accounting & Administrative Assistant
OPEN DATE: October 8, 2021      CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
STATUS:  Part-time, full-time and contract applicants will be considered

[NOTE: We are currently known  as Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative – our name is changing – but our mission is not!]  

Indigenized Energy Initiative (IEI) A fiscally-sponsored project of Earth Island Institute 501(c)3, IEI is first-of-its kind effort led by a team of Native Americans and solar experts.  Our mission is to empower tribes to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency in a way that creates jobs, grows their economy, and protects Earth.  We are a young organization on a growth trajectory and are specifically seeking candidates who are comfortable with an entrepreneurial work environment and possess the strong work ethic needed to launch and support new programs and projects in partnership with Native American tribes.


We are seeking an experienced Accounting & Administrative Assistant to join our dynamic and diverse team.  Our accounts payable/receivable, banking, insurance, and human resources functions are managed by our Fiscal Sponsor, but require internal coordination and preparation of documents, contracts, invoices, check requests, etc.  Our team is comprised of Native American champions for change in tribal communities, and solar experts. If you work well in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment, have great organizational and communication skills and a demonstrated attention to detail, and are passionate about a just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, we’d love to hear from you!

Indigenized Energy/Earth Island is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.  

Responsibilities include:  

  • Reporting to CEO/Founder, provide internal accounting and general administrative support
  • Work closely with Fiscal Sponsorship organization
  • Prepare financial documents, statements and reports as required
  • Create vendor contracts and process invoices
  • Manage employee expense reports, advances and reimbursement processes
  • Track income and expenditures to ensure budget compliance
  • Assist CEO and management team with various administrative projects and tasks including correspondence, research, presentations, event and travel planning.

Desired Qualifications

  • Direct experience working with American Indian tribes is highly desirable
  • A reliable self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team environment
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills
  • The ability to track multiple parallel projects and prioritize with efficiency and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of people and entities including government (Tribal/State/Federal), for profit and non- profit organizations, and others is a plus
  • Minimum of three years of accounting and administrative experience
  • High level of proficiency with accounting and presentation software

 

Compensation: negotiable based on qualifications and experience

Employment status: Part-time, full-time and contract applicants will be considered

Work location: 100% remote

To Apply: Send Cover Letter, Resume and salary requirements to info @ covenantsolar.org

Please put “ACCOUNTING & ADMIN ASSISTANT” in the subject line.

 

 

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