Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Division of Institutional Advancement
Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a
full-time, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations position
in the Division of Institutional Advancement. Reporting to the Vice
President for Institutional Advancement and Strategic Partnerships
or designee, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is
charged with developing an overall strategy and execution plan for
a program to secure external funding from corporate sources and
local, regional, national, and international philanthropic
foundations to support the strategic priorities of Central
Connecticut State University (CCSU). The Director will facilitate
and coordinate the establishment of a comprehensive corporate and
organizational relationship plan and will collaborate with key
campus partners, including deans, faculty, program directors, the
Career Development Office, Grants and Funded Research, and other
campus leaders to identify programs and projects that allow for
innovative community relationships to grow and thrive.
Supervises professional and/or support staff.
Serves as liaison for the University with existing and potential
corporate and foundation partners; responsible for planning,
facilitating, and managing University initiatives with such
entities, including those with financial and non-financial
Develops and nurtures relationships with deans, faculty, staff, and
Grants and Funded Research and/or CCSU Foundation, Inc., as
applicable, on all aspects of grant seeking, implementation, and
administration, including developing/writing high quality concept
papers, letters of intent, compelling proposals, narrative and
financial reports and evaluation plans and instruments.
Annually generates major gifts and pledges from corporations and
foundations consistent with the mission of the University and CCSU
Conceptualizes and creates fundraising proposals for corporations
and foundations, both prospective and current donors, after
educating them about relevant University priorities, and areas of
need and determining where University needs match their funding
Manages all logistical details and makes all necessary arrangements
for in-person visits by corporate and foundation officials
involving Institutional Advancement representatives, the
President’s Office and/or academic deans and departmental chairs
Represents Institutional Advancement at both internal and external
campus events and activities as necessary.
Shares results broadly on and off campus in order to demonstrate
the positive benefits strategic partnerships have on the
advancement of University priorities.
Utilizes available resources, databases, and networking to research
and identify corporate and foundation prospects.
Facilitates corporate and foundation outreach including social
media, campus visits, and external engagement collateral produced
in collaboration with the University’s Marketing Department.
Responsible for timely research and writing of grant proposals and
subsequent required reporting.
Completes and submits fiscal and programmatic grant reports and
supplemental materials in a timely manner as required by the CCSU
Foundation and the corporations and foundations funding major
Creates reports as required by Institutional Advancement and
University senior management that accurately reflect activity and
Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of CCSU and
individual college, school, and departments’ missions and needs as
they pertain to fundraising priorities.
May be required to work evenings and weekends.
Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above
which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the
- Bachelor’s degree and five years of related corporate and
foundation development work experience.
- Thorough understanding of approaches and techniques used in the
development process for corporations and foundations, including
prospect identification and research; relationship building,
solicitation and stewardship.
- Must possess strong communication skills, superb writing
skills, independent judgement; attention to detail, project
management skills and the ability to follow instructions.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work
- Must possess the ability to manage complex tasks and meet
deadlines, knowledge of university programs.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the
above may also be considered.
- Master’s degree.
- Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and proficient in
Microsoft Office suite.
The largest of Connecticut’s regional
comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000
students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the
largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the
students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central
Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New
Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater
Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally
located in the state and is within easy reach of much of
Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware
City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black
& Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New
Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by
Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by
a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S.
Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as
Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian
or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population
identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New
Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino.
Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home
and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its
population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves
to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic
backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New
Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts two hours
from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of
the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore,
within easy driving distance of a host of private and public
institutions of higher education and many cultural
Application and Appointment:
For full consideration,
applications must be received by November 15, 2021.
To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and
electronically submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the
- Current resume
- Names of three professional references including their address,
email address, and telephone numbers.
The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is compensated
at the Administrator 5 salary level in accordance with the State
University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF)
Collective Bargaining Union Agreement. For more information, please
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University
is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range
of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental
Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid
holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life
insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care,
tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the
Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or
Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits
such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care
Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and
short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed
and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any
personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number,
date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any
documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is
not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Christa Sterling, Search Committee
Chair, at 860-832-2277 or email@example.com
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State
University actively seeks and encourages applications from women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with
protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon