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Assistant Director, Grants Office

Employer
Trinity College
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Title
Assistant Director, Grants Office

Department
Grants Office

Regular or Temporary
Regular

Hours Per Week
40

FLSA Determination
Exempt

Weeks Per Year

52

Open Date
01/18/2022

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

The Assistant Director, Grants Office works closely with all members of the Grants Office to secure grant support for the College’s community outreach and other initiatives and provides post-award support for external grants. The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Director of the Grants Office and routinely communicates with Finance and other faculty and staff at the College.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Serving as the primary liaison to funders and external program directors for the Dream Camp program and other community initiatives, as assigned.
  • Assisting Grants Office staff with researching funding opportunities, drafting proposals, budgets, letters of inquiry, and acknowledgement letters for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Working with faculty and staff to routinely monitor active grants and prepare reports for funders. This includes proactively reaching out to faculty and staff on a routine basis for progress updates, providing report templates, working with faculty/staff to draft responses, and working closely with Finance and the Dean of Faculty Budget Director to monitor expenditures.
  • Working closely with the Director of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research to ensure compliance on government grants. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring faculty and staff are adhering to reporting requirements, have completed training in Responsible Conduct of Research ( RCR ), and Institutional Review Board ( IRB ), as required.
  • Assisting Director of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research with post-award support including processing award agreements, continuations, supplements, amendments, and subcontracts, as needed.
  • Maintaining a spreadsheet of all proposal deadlines, proposals submitted, report deadlines, and statistics. Communicating reporting requirements and deadlines to Grants Office staff and project teams.
  • Providing administrative support, as needed, for the Faculty Research Committee ( FRC ).
  • Performing other related duties as assigned and based on departmental need.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience in higher education, grant writing and administration, program design and evaluation, compliance, marketing, or a comparable area required. 3-5 years of experience is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to write proposals and progress reports, communicating with funders and faculty/staff.
  • Ability to monitor grant budgets.
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities.
  • Experience with or abilty to learn to monitor compliance with regard to federal grants
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and ability to successfully use electronic grant portals and/or online databases (i.e., SPIN, the Foundation Directory)
  • Highly motivated to learn and grow professionally, individually, and as a member of the Grants Office.
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references. In your cover letter or application materials, please also address how you would foster and promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion in this role.


Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment .
Review of applications will begin three weeks after the role posting date.

Quick Link
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2523

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.
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