Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit
university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic
shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised
of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students
pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and
Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of
Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health
Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an
expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield
embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging
critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering
ethical and religious values.
The Office of Research and Grants is a small but dynamic and
collaborative team that works with partners across Fairfield
University to sustain, enhance, and advance grant-seeking efforts
supporting faculty research, campus projects and programs, and
community partnerships, and to deepen attention and engagement with
donors on behalf of the University. We seek an enthusiastic team
member to join the staff of the Office of Research and Grants to
advance this work as central to Fairfield University’s mission,
including that of diversity and inclusive excellence.
The applicant must have strong writing and communication skills,
have attention for detail, take initiative, and be organized, with
an ability to juggle a variety of tasks. The applicant must have
facility with Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint particularly)
along with other virtual communications platforms (Zoom, Microsoft
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 2-4
years of relevant experience. This position offers an opportunity
for growth in the area of research and grants administration.
- Collect and analyze data required for proposal development and
submissions, for donor reporting and stewardship, and for
institutional reporting needs.
- Research donors, prospects, grant opportunities, and create
- Assist in development and coordination of events, and
preparation of materials for both internal and external
constituents to ensure timely and successful completion of the
- Assist in preparing and finalizing proposal submissions and
acknowledgements, strictly adhering to deadlines as
- Attend meetings and events with university partners to support
the critical work of the Office.
- Update website, partnering with marketing coordinator.
- Other duties as assigned.
This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT
campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.
Academic - Admin
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