Assistant Director of Grants and Funded Research

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Director of Grants and Funded Research

Office of Grants and Funded Research

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Grants and Funded Research in the Office of Grants and Funded Research. The Assistant Director of Grants and Funded Research assists the Director with the operations of the Office of Grants & Funded Research to provide an effective resource for the faculty and staff of CCSU in securing and administering internal and external funding through grants in support of institutional goals and priorities.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise professional and/or support staff.

Position Responsibilities :

In conjunction with the Director, administers internal grant competitions as assigned by the Office of Academic Affairs by assisting with the selection of committee members, discussing specific guidelines criteria, providing technical assistance to applicants, coordinating the review process, as appropriate, and notifying applicants of review outcome and providing documentation.

In conjunction with the Director, contacts program officers from federal, State and private agencies to discuss preliminary proposal’s potential for future funding.

Establishes and maintains a funding information reference center containing government and private agency guidelines and application materials.

Serves as liaison with federal agencies to ensure information is current.

Performs searches for external funding opportunities to support faculty initiatives and disseminates opportunities and Requests for Proposals as appropriate.

Directs applications to the Director of Grants and Funded Research for proposal development.

Maintains a portfolio of smaller grants for which proposal and budget development will be involved, in consultation with and under the supervision of the Director.

In conjunction with the Director, provides technical assistance to faculty in mastering the proposal submission process.

Meets with potential grantees to discuss the research, conduct a funding search, assess the collected results and brief faculty as appropriate.

Assists faculty in obtaining application materials and understanding program requirements.

Assists in the preparation of proposal budgets and in obtaining institutional clearance signatures.

Maintains database system to track faculty research interests and disseminate funding information on a targeted basis.

Establishes and maintains data base systems for tracking grant submissions and awards.

Serves as liaison between grant recipients and the Office of Post-Award Grant Administration to ensure that faculty encounter minimal barriers in the administration of funded projects.
Prepares reports on institutional grant activity as requested.

Notifies grantees of reporting requirements, monitors report submissions and provides technical assistance in meeting reporting requirements.

In cooperation with the Director, conducts workshops for faculty and students explaining the grants process and services provided by the Office of Grants & Funded Research.

Produces and publishes a periodic newsletter and maintains/updates the Department website.

Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars to develop and maintain knowledge of sponsored programs field and ability to effectively analyze issues and exercise appropriate judgment.

Performs other duties related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in research and development funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty and students, and ability to organize and maintain data using computer systems.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit .

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment : For full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2020 .

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button. Please submit the following in one document:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care, deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Cox at 860-832-3138 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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