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Grant Management Specialist I, Washington DC, US ID #19235




Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients’ toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client’s mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.

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The candidate shall support U.S. Government representatives in all stages of the award process to ensure efficient and accurate communication with grantees/implementers.



Includes the following

  • Communicate with the grantee during the pre-award phase on behalf of the Grant Officer (GO) and Project Officer (PO)
  • Organize meetings between POs, GOs and grantees
  • Provide technical assistance during award execution, assisting with award closeout
  • Work on grant compliance activities, assisting in grant reviews or other inquiries
  • During the pre-award phase, NEA advertises requests for applications or Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) and receives multiple application responses, each of which needs to be logged and organized in order to distribute to reviewers. Once applications are logged, review panels are developed, where the contract shall be responsible for organizing and managing the aspects of the review panel process.
  • The GMS will be responsible for tracking submissions, organizing the review panels, compiling questions and working with GOs and POs for responses, and compiling any additional communication.
  • Each panel will require logistical management, possibly travel facilitation for attendees; honorariums, where appropriate and approved; meeting space (possibly on-site or off-site); and supplies.
  • The candidate must also establish an acceptable mechanism with which to accurately track all costs associated with panel reviews and facilitation.
  • The active award process support may include the following: technical assistance, timely and effective budget negotiation, preparation of award action documentation, and support in the development of Statements of Work (SOW); assist GOs and POs with the development and management of awards incorporating goals and evaluation schedules.
  • The candidate will also facilitate awarded grantee access to the grant database management system, as necessary, facilitate grantee travel and payment authorizations, and providing support for award file documentation.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.



Bachelors with at least 1 year of experience in Grant management, either with the U.S. Government or an implementer, is preferred. Some knowledge of U.S. Government grant regulations and policies. Writing experience, a plus.  




  • Interpersonal, writing, and organizational skills
  • Significant attention detail
  • Ability to be flexible in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to maintain detailed records and communicate clearly.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Experience working with the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region, Iran, other relevant countries or relevant language skills, a plus.




 Controlled climate office environment.


About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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