Director of Business Solutions and Partnerships

$90,000 - $95,000 yearly
  • Bristol Community College
  • Fall River, MA, USA
  • Feb 28, 2020
Full time   Business: Other Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Deans & Directors Development/Advancement/Fund Raising Workforce Education

Job Description


The Director of Business Solutions and Partnerships provides leadership, supervision, strategic vision, and budget oversight to the Economic and Business Development area. The Director is responsible for, but not limited to, developing and managing external relations with businesses and industry councils and managing the corporate training and community education/professional development offerings. The Director also develops and manages focused noncredit to credit and transition projects.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in business, public affairs/administration, or other related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in business and economic development, with substantial experience in higher education, non-profit organizations, public/municipal organizations, or private corporations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with industry-related organizations in sectors such as, but not limited to, life sciences, medical devices/biomedical, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, health care, and offshore wind.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders, businesses, and external funding sources to secure financial resources, as well as experience overseeing comprehensive projects.
  • Demonstrated supervision experience of team projects.
  • Demonstrated professional-level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with complex budgets that include planning, fundraising, management, and budget forecasting as well as experience with grant development at federal, state, and local levels, as well as experience developing other external financial resources.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing communication and outreach programs including marketing, social media, and web development.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement continuous improvements through assessments, surveys, and other qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  • Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity and student success practices.
  • Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.


  • Minimum of a Master's degree in business administration, public affairs/administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in economic and business development.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience working with the offshore wind industry sector.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with high-level executive and business groups in recruitment, financing, and development of small and large businesses with knowledge around business, workforce, and training needs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with GWO training providers, offshore wind developers, supply chain companies and training providers, as well as state agencies such as the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
  • Direct experience working with, or demonstrated knowledge of, Southeastern Massachusetts, state, and global companies across industries.
  • Experience working with CRMs, electronic surveys, and other database integration systems.
  • The ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Application Details

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date.


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

4) The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.