Grants Database Specialist

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, is seeking a grants database specialist to join the grants department team.

The assignment: Maintain a grants information database and an online application system, assist with grant-related activities from initial inquiry to grant closure, maintain electronic and print grant record-keeping systems, respond to grantee support needs, process grant payments, and assist department team members to develop grant processing efficiencies.


  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook) and data/information management software
  • Ability to comprehend systems (the "big picture") and the importance of following established procedures and paying attention to details
  • Ability to produce accurate work on time and to balance multiple priorities
  • Critical thinker with ability to define a problem and offer potential solutions
  • Confidence to interact with grantees and coworkers 
  • Energy/enthusiasm to work with team members to improve systems 
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Determination to learn new skills in the quest for skills improvement
  • Associate's degree, preferably in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 3 to 5 years administrative experience, preferably in a complex nonprofit organization

To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for this position, your salary requirements and your résumé to

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is an equal opportunity employer whose diversity among our staff and volunteers is essential to our mission.

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