Assistant Director, Grants Office


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Assistant Director, Grants Office
$62,000 to $74,000 Per Year
Full Time
Grant Writer
At least 4 years experience in grants management required, or equivalent combination of education an

Williams College is recruiting a full-time Assistant Director of the Grants Office. We are a small, life-cycle office searching for an individual capable of and comfortable working directly with our faculty grant recipients, funding agencies and foundations, and a variety of on-campus offices and individuals.  The Assistant Director should have experience with grants management, compliance, and budgeting.  The successful candidate will be a strong writer and critical thinker who can easily grasp new concepts and communicate them with clarity.  

Williams is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse community.


The primary responsibility of the Grants Office (GO) Assistant Director is to provide support for faculty who have secured external funding.  The Assistant Director serves as the primary point of contact for post-award inquiries and as such, provides faculty with the following services: individual consultations upon award receipt (new grant meetings), review and tracking of compliance requirements, award monitoring, grant revisions, funder stewardship, and reporting.  The assistant director handles the logistics of the post-award process for grants from both governmental agencies and private foundations. 


  • At least 4 years experience in grants management required, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Proficiency in managing budgets and in use of Google Suite and/or MS Office Suite, data tracking and analysis, and spreadsheet competency
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills with solid attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills for developing and maintaining working relationships with faculty, co-workers, and external constituencies
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment and to manage multiple projects with varied deadlines

Application review will begin on July 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $62,000 to $74,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-E.  Please visit to apply. 

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at


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