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Director of Corporate Partnerships

Western New England University
Springfield, Massachusetts
Not Specified.
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022
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As part of the expanded vision of the Kevin S & Sandra E. Delbridge Career Center, the Director of Corporate Partnerships will cultivate and deepen relationships between WNE and corporate partners in order to increase internship, job and other career related opportunities for students, as well as assist organizations with their professional development needs.


The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, and sales/goals driven, and possess the ability to build meaningful relationships.


Past sales and/or fundraising experience strongly preferred.


Master’s degree preferred.
Willingness to travel to organizations for meetings as needed to establish and maintain relationships with corporate partners.


Essential Job Functions:
• Establish and expand corporate partnerships by promoting WNE, WNE students and WNE programs, enhancing brand awareness and establishing WNE as a premiere resource for workforce development in the Springfield, MA area and beyond.
• Understand current workforce needs in terms of professional development, upskilling and educational gaps/opportunities.
•  Promote the professional development opportunities, educational and certificate programs at WNE, that can provide organizations with the tools needed to improve employee engagement, retention, and upskilling.
•  Work with the organizations and the University to create specialized programs that meet an organization’s specific professional development needs.
•   Work with University faculty, staff, alumni and others as needed, to create a menu of ongoing professional development programs that will meet organizations’ general workforce upskilling and training needs.


•   Determine pricing models for professional development and related programs.
•   Advance other University priorities that rely on corporate relationships.
•   Increase job and internship opportunities for our students, create mentoring and shadowing relationships with various corporate and community organizations.
•   Identify opportunities for significant revenue growth for corporate engagement and communication.
The Director will also:
•  Develop, track and report on metrics of effectiveness in outreach efforts.
•  Prepare and route any MOU’s or TOA.

Hybrid work week allows for days in on-campus office, days from home and days for travel to in person meetings with corporate partners; both are required of this position.


Sales-metric driven.


Knowledge of computer systems, word, spreadsheets, graphics, social media, outlook and database maintenance.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.
Flexibility to work occasional evening or off-hours to accommodate events.


Excellent benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.


Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.

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