Two Bears Environmental Consulting, LLC Grant Writer II Remote · Full time

The Grant Writer II is responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals to secure funding for Tribal organizations, programs, and projects. The ideal candidate will have experience working with Tribal communities and possess knowledge of federal, state, and private grant opportunities that support Native Alaskan initiatives. Will work closely with program staff, Tribal leaders, and external stakeholders to identify funding opportunities, develop competitive grant proposals, and secure funding to support the vital work of Tribal entities. The successful candidate will be a creative, strategic, and results-driven grant writer with a deep commitment to advancing Tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and well-being.


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

·        Researches and identifies grant opportunities that align with the needs and priorities of Tribal entities, programs, and projects.

·        Works with program directors and Tribal leaders to develop compelling grant proposals that effectively communicate the organization's goals, strategies, and impact.

·        Collaborates with program staff to ensure that grant proposals are feasible, realistic, and aligned with the organization's overall mission and vision.

·        Maintains up-to-date knowledge of funding trends, grant opportunities, and best practices in grant writing for Tribal entities.

·        Tracks and manages grant application progress and report on results to Tribal leaders and team members.

·        Remains up-to-date on current issues relative to grant proposals.

·        Writes clear and concise grant narratives, budgets, and supporting documents that meet the requirements of grant applications.

·        Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to during business regarding clients, students, supervisors, or other employees.

·        Reviews and edits grant proposals for accuracy, consistency, and clarity, ensuring that they meet all the criteria outlined in the grant guidelines.

·        Submits grant proposals within the designated timelines, following the appropriate submission protocols and procedures.

·        Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write, and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals.

·        Assembles all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; submit reports to funders and investors.

Minor Responsibilities and Duties:

·        Coordinates and follows-up on the progress of submitted proposals.

·        Maintaining master calendar of grants and prospects and all associated files and correspondence.

·        Develops and maintains a master file on pending grants and contracts.

·        Research new funding and business development opportunities on a local, state, and federal level.

Required Skills:

·        Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality.

·        Knowledge of grant application process, scoring criteria and funding cycles

·        Grant writing experience, preferably with an environmental and Tribal focus.


·        Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner. Should have good organizational skills and methods to track emails, tasks, and calendar events.

·        Minimum of 2-3 years of grant writing experience, with a proven track record of securing funding from federal and private sources.

·        Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience.

·        Understanding of research writing, use of citations, and development of reference resources to tell a story.

·        Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Public Administration, Environmental Studies/Science, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

·        Knowledge of federal grant programs that support Native Alaskan initiatives, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Commerce (NOAA, EDA, etc.), Department of Homeland Security (FEMA), and the Department of Justice.

·        Understanding of Tribal culture, sovereignty, and governance structures, and familiarity with the unique challenges and opportunities facing Tribal entities.

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate complex ideas effectively.

·        Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

·        Ability to work independently and collaboratively with program staff, and Tribal leaders.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and an ability to quickly understand and utilize agency grant management software.

Salary and Benefits:

·        Contract Position

·        Flexible Hours – Work at Home

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Legal Disclaimer: This document is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal information or advice. This information and all HR Support Center materials are provided in consultation with federal and state statutes and do not encompass other regulations that may exist, such as local ordinances. Transmission of documents or information through the HR Support Center does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, you are encouraged to consult an attorney.

The incumbent shall be exposed to those conditions normally encountered in a business office environment. Physical demands are light, consisting primarily of sitting, standing, and walking.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


$20 - $30 per hour