Director, Business Development, Techology

AdvanceCT is hiring a Director, Business Development to recruit businesses in the tech sector to Connecticut. AdvanceCT is a nonprofit working to grow the Connecticut economy through job creation and investment, in partnership with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DECD). AdvanceCT’s board of directors and member companies include some of the state’s most influential leaders and organizations; all are committed to inclusive economic growth in Connecticut.

The Director, Business Development is a full-time, hybrid position, encompassing work in the New Haven office and remotely. The Director will build a network of Connecticut’s tech sector assets (companies, technologies, potential partners, key initiatives) and leverage it to capture new investments, while also building relationships with site selectors in and out of state. The position requires close collaboration with DECD and other partners, and some domestic and international travel.

Candidate Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a business development mindset and proven success following a relationship development process. Candidates should have a track record of business development wins, namely sourcing, developing, and closing leads. Work experience in economic development and/or tech is preferred. 

This role may be for you if you have:

  • A desire to make a positive social impact in Connecticut
  • The ability to develop a strategy for targeting companies using research/data
  • Understanding of the lifecycle of business development projects
  • Comfort making cold calls, following up with leads and managing a sales process  
  • Confidence to work independently to achieve organizational goals
  • Excellent communication skills, including effectiveness in presentations
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • A collaborative, team-play style

AdvanceCT is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity, equity and inclusion; it does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, origin, gender, identity, orientation, age, disability or veteran status. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

To Apply

If you are interested in the position, please submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to Jennifer Mearns at