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Assistant Director of Partnerships

Position Highlights

Assistant Director of Partnerships

New Haven, CT

Full-time, exempt, occasional evening or weekend meetings. Occasional in-state travel.

Position and compensation will be offered dependent on education and experience.

Contact Info

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Jennifer Mearns at


Business Associate

Do you enjoy working as part of a fast-paced, results-oriented team with a start-up mentality and a “can do” attitude?  If so, consider joining AdvanceCT, a private nonprofit corporation that drives job creation and new capital investment in Connecticut through high-impact economic development including business attraction, retention and expansion.

Position Overview

The Assistant Director of Partnerships, located at company headquarters in New Haven, CT, will be involved in many work streams at the organization. The position is responsible for ongoing and high level communication with economic development partners such as the state’s top employers, businesses of all sizes, officials in the towns and cities, the Department of Economic and Community Development and other executive branch agencies, and various business and governmental trade associations. The Assistant Director will be responsible for managing business expansion and retention projects, organizing and spearheading meetings and being the point of contact for relationship building.  The Assistant Director will report to the Vice President of Partnerships, affording direct involvement in high impact strategic planning and project design and management. The position requires some travel and representing AdvanceCT at meetings, events, and conferences.

Desired Candidate Qualifications

We are seeking individuals with program management experience and proven communication, presentation and relationship-building skills. A Masters Degree and a minimum of 5 years prior professional economic development or related experience are desired. A working knowledge of business operations and state and municipal structures and fluency with MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint, is preferred.

AdvanceCT Overview

Detailed information about AdvanceCT can be found at AdvanceCT is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity, equity and inclusion. AdvanceCT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Jennifer Mearns at