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Job Announcement

Title: Planning Assistant, Full Time
Location: FDL Tribal Center
Supervisor: Planning Director
Closing Date: September 24, 2021
Rate of Pay: $14.00 - $18.00 per hour


General Summary:

To work with the Planning Director in conducting research, administrative support and grant writing. Also, to work with other divisions in grant writing and grant support.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of an accurate socio-economic database.
  • Assist in the coordination of all new program development efforts on the Fond du Lac Reservation.
  • Design and conduct needs assessments and other research as necessary to document needs and establish goals.
  • Research, design and write grant proposals which address specific needs and goals established by the community, the Director of Planning and the Reservation Business Committee.
  • Provide technical assistance to existing program supervisors in the areas of administration and development.
  • Research and assist staff in the development of Tribal Enterprises.
  • Research and develop contracts for the Planning Division and other divisions as needed.
  • Provide administrative assistance for emergency management planning.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • A.A. degree, related field; three years' experience in the field; or a combination of education and experience is required.
  • Previous experience in researching grant materials.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal agencies and programs.
  • Ability to write program narratives, grants and financial reports.
  • Ability to work with people, funding agencies and planning agencies.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Travel is required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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