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Assistant Planner

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc.
Lac du Flambeau, WI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: $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:

  • Engage in networking activities to remain current on the availability of services available to Native Americans.
  • Assure that all services are delivered in a culturally sensitive
  • Participate on various committees within and outside the organization as deemed necessary and appropriate to the position.
  • Attend all training sessions and meetings as
  • Attend technical conferences, seminars, workshops, and other educational events to stay current on technological
  • Plan and implement program/community development activities for all GLITC supported tribal entities.
  • Support and assist in designing all projects in support of the program.
  • Support all necessary community outreach and public involvement.
  • Attend all meetings required to accomplish duties and obtain tribal community and departmental input, including attendance at any Tribal Council meetings deemed appropriate.
  • 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: excellent verbal and written communication 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 internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people. Individual must be able to follow routine instructions and apply logic in the solving of various computer related issues. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and website editing preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of the social, economic, educational and health concerns of Native Americans. Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, teams, and diverse partners. 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. Ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people. Professional demeanor and appearance. Valid driver’s license. Access to reliable transportation with auto insurance. Ability to travel, and to travel extensively when required.


To Apply:  See the Employment page of our website at for the application.  *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

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc.


Lac du Flambeau, WI
54538 USA



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