Assistant Planner

IDC · Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Department IDC
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $50,000 - $52,000 Annually based off experience

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin.  We serve all Wisconsin tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs range from Child and Maternal services to Education to Disability and Elder benefits. Our Mission is: To Enhance the lives of all Native American People.


Assistant Planner

Position Summary:

The Assistant Planner is an administrative position, reporting to the Strategic & Planning Development Director.  The Assistant Planner will coordinate and assist programs and services in developing program/community infrastructure and conducting short and long-term strategic plans for the development of tribal communities.  The Planner researches and supports projects involved with, but not limited to Housing, the Drug Crisis, Mental and Behavioral Health, Economic Development, Healthcare and Emergency Planning in support of the Director.


This is a grant funded position whose extension depends upon availability of funds. The focus of this position is to support, strengthen and enhance GLITC’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend ANA required meetings (Year-1 Grantee Meeting in Phoenix and Annual Grantee Meetings in Washington, DC).
  • Collaborate with Strategic Planning Director and other GLITC Program Directors to identify program specific funding and adjust work plans to deliver action steps identified in the Strategic Plan.
  • Create a long-range schedule for grant management meetings with program directors and prepare agendas for each meeting.
  • Work with accounting staff to prepare grant progress reports for all GLITC departments to be submitted regularly to the CEO and Compliance Officer.
  • Work with the GLITC Compliance Officer to manage grant-related activities for ANA.
  • Assist Program Directors with populating the AmpliFund data management system with program specific grant data.
  • Prepare a Grants Management Training Manual specific to GLITC and for use by the Program Directors and staff.
  • Assist Program Directors and other program staff with Process and Program evaluations for each of their grants, which will determine if expected outputs and outcomes are being achieved.
  • Work with the GLITC Grant Writer on grant proposals, to help complete the grants management and program sustainability sections for each proposal.
  • Serve as a member of Grant development team to work through GLITC’s decision matrix with the CEO and Program Directors to identify grant components, establish a grant proposal schedule and assign roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop a funding strategy to support GLITC’s general operating needs and attract more private foundation.
  • Develop Concept Papers, Letters of Intent, etc. for private foundations.
  • Attend required ANA meetings and trainings (year 1 Post-award Training and annual Grantee Meeting Years 1-3).
  • Prepare grant-related progress reports for this targeted challenge.
  • Maintain Grant Database in AmpliFund for this targeted challenge.
  • Prepare reports for the GLITC Board upon request.
  • Assist in preparation of the GLITC Annual Report, for the Planning Department Section.
  • Prepare for the CEO and Board’s approval, a long-term sustainability plan to assure Grants Management policies and practices identified under this grant will become an ongoing administrative function.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


This is a full- time exempt position working at the worksite Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin. The salary range is $50,000 to $52,000 based upon experience, with benefits including: Annual/Personal Leave and Holiday Pay; Health, Dental, Life & AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance, FSA and 401k Retirement Plan. Regular work hours are normally Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and will usually average 40-45 hours a week. There will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines, and other concerns. Work is performed at the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Office.  This is not a remote position.  Minimal travel is required to execute the functions of this position. Drug Testing required before hire.


Qualifications: An equivalent combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered. Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a related field; five years of progressively responsible planning experience; AICP Certification desirable. Desired:  Experience with a Native American Tribal organization and/or not-for profit agency desirable.  Individual must possess: Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, teams, and diverse partners; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong computer skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; Ability to build positive work relationships with all GLITC staff, external customers, Tribal staff, partner agencies and potential funders. Individual must be able to apply advanced reasoning skills to problem solving and use basic and advanced mathematical skills.  Must possess valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.


Additional qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and website editing preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the social, economic, educational and health concerns of Native Americans.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking problem-solving, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Understanding and experience with fiscal and budgetary theory and practice.
  • Requires the ability to perform data analysis.
  • Ability to work on independent projects with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to build positive work relationships with all GLITC staff, external customers, Tribal staff, partner agencies and potential funders.


*Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer that applies Native American Preference as defined in Section 703(i) of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(i).  Consistent with the referenced Native American Preference, it is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872-7207.  

Closing Date: Open until filled

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  • Location
    Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $50,000 - $52,000 Annually based off experience