Announcement of Anticipated Opening Educational Assistant (Grant Specialist)

12 Month, Part-time, Non Tenure Track



Bachelor’s degree in a related field with one to three years of experience in research and grant writing required.  The following core skills are critical: professional practice of researching, writing and pursuing grant funds; ability to understand and follow relevant laws and guidelines for various grants funding sources; working knowledge of federal, state and private foundations’ grant programs; excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and communication skills; creativity; and strong computer skills.   A demonstrated understanding of the mission of the community college and a demonstrated ability to respond to and work with multiple constituencies and involvement in support of a culturally and ethnically diverse population are essential.  

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.


The Grant Specialist, under the direction of the Dean of Institutional Advancement,
will identify and pursue specific major funding sources that are consistent with the mission and   
philosophy of the College and its strategic and long-range plans.  The Grant Specialist is
responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive grant proposal writing program
which encompasses research, identification of grant sources, grant writing, grant solicitation,
building professional relationships with grant sources, and administrative duties.  Examples of
duties and accountabilities are as follows:

        • Identifying and pursuing major funding opportunities;
        • Creating and maintaining large databases of information sources;
        • Researching, writing, editing, and preparing proposals;
        • Other projects and duties as assigned by the Dean and/or her designee.


$24.94 per hour; 17.0 hours per week.


Send letter of intent, resume, names and addresses of three references to:        

Sharon Mills, Institutional Advancement, MS #6
Manchester Community College
Great Path
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046

OR via email to:


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Manchester Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Affirmative Action and Staff Development Coordinator (Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator), Manchester Community College; Great Path; MS #2; Manchester, CT 06040; Lowe Student Services Center L-143c 860-512-3107.

Last Update: February 14 2014
For additional information, contact: S. Mills