Assistant Director, Grants Office
Regular or Temporary
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Full or Part Time
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
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
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
- Maintaining a spreadsheet of all proposal deadlines, proposals
submitted, report deadlines, and statistics. Communicating
reporting requirements and deadlines to Grants Office staff and
- Providing administrative support, as needed, for the Faculty
Research Committee ( FRC ).
- Performing other related duties as assigned and based on
Special Instructions to Applicants
- 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
- 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.
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
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
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.