Director of Major Giving and Grants

Partnership for Strong Communities
September 4, 2019
Hartford, Connecticut
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Jane Peters
227 Lawrence Street


The Position:
Director of Major Giving and Grants
Partnership for Strong Communities, Hartford, CT

What We Offer:
Partnership for Strong Communities offers schedule flexibility including part-time, possible remote work opportunity, an attractive salary plus incentive options, a competitive benefits package and work-life balance.

The Organization and Our Work:
Partnership for Strong Communities is a statewide nonprofit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness, expanding affordable housing, and building strong communities in Connecticut.

We are a leader in policy development, advocacy and research in Connecticut. We produce studies, inform state policymakers and municipal officials, and convene scholars, practitioners, business executives and government leaders.  Partnership for Strong Communities plays a vital role in shaping solutions to end homelessness, develop healthy neighborhoods and to create more affordable housing opportunities for workers, young professionals and families.

Compensation, Values & Benefits: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Executive level salary with incentive options available for those who have extensive development experience.

Part-time, contractual, flexible and remote work location position structures will be considered based on applicant experience and other relevant factors.

Partnership for Strong Communities deeply values work-life balance and offers a competitive benefits package.

We seek to grow and nurture a diverse and talented workforce with regular opportunities for professional development.  We are an inclusive, collegial, dedicated group.

Position Description:
Partnership for Strong Communities seeks a Director of Major Giving and Grants to head our ongoing funding efforts. Reporting to the executive director, this senior professional must have an established background in coordinating nonprofit donation strategies, philanthropic relationship management and grant-writing. Candidates with knowledge and understanding around the issues of affordable housing, homelessness, poverty, racial equity, underrepresented populations and community development will be strongly considered.

This role involves working with board members, managing our fund and building relationships with donors and staff. The director will also seek and manage all major gifts and implement major giving and planned giving fundraising strategies.  This includes ongoing stewardship of existing donor relationships and cultivating new ones.  The director will be responsible for drafting and implementing a complete development plan.  The role may involve planning, managing and evaluating one or more fundraising events.

The director will also be responsible for overseeing and mentoring our current development associate and, with her, overseeing the Partnership’s grant seeking, grant writing and grant reporting activities.  This includes relationship management with current grantors. The director will work with the associate to develop and implement an annual strategic plan for grant management.

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of fund development experience, preferably in the nonprofit field. The director should also be familiar with donor databases and other fundraising technology (like Salesforce) to use in their daily job duties.  Evaluating and upgrading these systems, if desired, is also part of the role. Superb written, verbal, interpersonal and time management skills are a must.






A minimum of five years of fund development experience.

How To Apply

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2019 and early submissions are encouraged. Please send application materials (resume, cover letter, and 3-4 references) to

Application Deadline:
October 15, 2019, early submissions are encouraged.

Partnership for Strong Communities is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Discrimination is prohibited against applicants on the basis of age, race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, status as a veteran, present or past history of mental disorder, or intellectual, learning, or physical disability.

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