Housatonic Community College


Institutional Advancement Division - Bridgeport, CT - Full Time

Posted: September 16, 2019

Management Position (Manager 2)


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master’s degree in a field related to grant development, communication or together with between two to five years of experience in a related field with one to two years of experience in grant writing, development work, and the supervision of others.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following areas:

  • Commitment and understanding of the mission of the comprehensive community college and its diverse commuter student population;
  • Professional practice of researching, writing and pursuing grant funds;
  • Ability to understand and follow relevant laws and guidelines for various grant funding sources;
  • Tact and resourcefulness in dealing with various publics, prioritizing needs, and handling a variety of situations and tasks;
  • Organizational and analytical skills;
  • Creativity and the ability to clarify ideas and develop concepts and information for written presentation;
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and private foundation grant programs;
  • Ability to work with diverse agencies, groups and individuals;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written, oral, telephone and electronic;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse agencies, groups and individuals, and to establish appropriate working relationships with faculty, administration, businesses;
  • Excellent computer skills, including the ability to research using the Internet and other sources; and
  • Ability to work flexible hours and to travel as necessary.

Substitution Allowed:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


  • Experience in grant writing and development work in higher education preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the supervision of the College President and/or Executive Director of the HCC Foundation, the Director of Grant Initiatives will be responsible for identifying and participating in the development of new grant initiatives; serving as the Principal Investigator on appropriate projects; overseeing major grant projects to ensure accountability, compliance and success; supervising grant personnel; and reporting.

The Director will provide leadership to the faculty and administration in the aggressive identification, writing and procurement of state, federal, and private grants to advance the mission of the College and support the goals and objectives of the College's Strategic Plan. The Director works with the faculty, administrators and the Planning Committee to translate their needs into well-developed and written proposals which will secure grants to strengthen current programs and to support new initiatives.  This person is creative and an agent for change through the planning and development process.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:  $73,400 – $117,400 approximate annual salary, with full benefits package.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  To apply, you must submit a cover letter and resume via the HCC Careers Portal at https://careers.housatonic.eduIncomplete submissions will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.


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