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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Proposal Specialist in Durant, Oklahoma

Proposal Specialist


Job Purpose or Objective(s): The Proposal Specialist works with program and administrative staff to provide expert guidance in the development of grants and post-award grant management to enhance successful implementation and compliance. You will report to the Director of Grants.

AFTER a 90-day commitment with a performance review

We are offering a FLEXIBLE work schedule for this position:

  • 2 days ONSITE in Durant, Oklahoma

  • 3 days REMOTE

Primary Tasks:

  1. You will coordinate the planning and preparation of complex grant proposals for assigned departments; provide expert guidance and assistance in the interpretation of funding agency regulations.

  2. You will provide guidance and technical assistance to departments and program staff on grants; including the research and identification of relevant funding opportunities.

  3. You will be liaison between program staff and granting agencies and collaborates with Finance Accounting in the budgeting and preparation of grant proposals; research agency and tribal requirements and prepares comprehensive budget justifications.

  4. You will establish checklists, tracking systems., to ensure application requirements and deadlines are met following granting agency requirements.

  5. You will analyze source materials and interpret data. Finalize funding application narratives.

  6. You will perform program evaluations and summary reports on grant program performance and outcomes for senior leadership.

  7. You will develop and deliver grant training resources, workshops, and one-on-one training sessions.

  8. You will monitor the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are followed.

  9. You will troubleshoot grant application or post-award management issues for less experienced grant coordinators and program staff or for complex grant issues.

  10. Performs other tasks as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communication, business, economics or related field is required

  • Advanced training, education or progress toward professional certification (Grants Management Certificate Program, NGMA Certified Grants Management Specialist, or equivalent professional grants certificate)

  • One-on-one and group presentation skills

  • Experience of grant topics, regulation and management

  • Ability to mentor and review the work of less experienced grant writers and assist with training.

  • Advanced proposal development skills, including research, data analysis, visual aid creation, and budget development

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Minimum of five years’ directly related experience is required

About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian nation in the United States, with over 200,000 tribal members and more than 11,000 employees. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, historic boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


  • Free gym membership

  • Free access to employee health clinic

  • Free lunch for casino & resort associates

  • Earned wages access once per week for hourly Associates

  • Pet insurance

  • Paid vacation / sick time

  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • 401(K) with company match

  • College tuition reimbursement

  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, and family leave

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee prescription program

  • CNO Paid Life Insurance

  • Teladoc

  • On Site Dental Clinics (Jet Dental)

  • On Site Mammogram Services

  • Free diabetes and hypertension monitoring benefit (Livongo)

  • Accolade- Concierge Benefits Program

  • Wellness Program that equals savings on health insurance cost (Virgin Pulse)

  • Maternity Care Program

  • (Benefits provided by the Choctaw Nation are based on employment classification)

CNO was selected as a winner in both HRDUS' and Forbes' 2022 "Employer of Choice" competitions:

  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma received recognition as one of six Best Places to Work in the United States as selected by HRDUS

  • Choctaw Casinos & Resorts received recognition from Forbes as a Best Employer for Diversity in the Travel & Leisure category.

  • Forbes also recognized the Choctaw Casino and Resorts as one of America's Best Employers for New Graduates .

Job Administration and Clerical

Primary Location OK-Durant

Work Locations Durant HQ 1802 Chukka Hina Durant 74701

Organization Finance

Schedule Regular


Day Job

Job Posting 03/16/2023, 8:54:03 AM

Req ID: 23003387