Strategic Partnership Assistant Director
Boston, MA Strategic Partnerships
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 Who We Are

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology (Franklin Cummings Tech) is a private, non-profit, two-year technical college located in Boston. Founded in 1908, the college proudly continues a long tradition of educating students for high-demand technical careers in a variety of industries, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, computer technology, engineering and construction management. With a mission to deliver transformative technical and trade education that leads to economic advancement, our unique mixture of 1, 2, and 4-year programs are delivered both in-person and on-line to appeal to student’s demand for flexible program delivery.

Our graduation and job placement rates are among the best in the nation among two-year colleges. Because of our impact and outcomes, Franklin Cummings Tech recently received the largest gift in its history: $12.5 million from the Cummings Foundation to continue to advance its leading-edge work in creating technical career pathways for students typically underrepresented in post-secondary education. 

In FY22, Franklin Cummings Tech was the academic home to almost 900 learners. Half of those learners were students enrolled in traditional credit-bearing programs. The balance enrolled in a combination of continuing education and contract education programs. In the coming years, the College seeks to boost the number of students in credit-bearing courses, while also expanding continuing education and contract education so that we are educating more than 1,000 learners a year by FY25. 

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Chief Strategy Officer, the Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships focus on building and managing relationships with priority industry, municipal, state, and community organizations with the goal of increasing FC Tech’s workforce development efforts. This role is a revenue producing position. The Strategic Partnership team manages a portfolio of external clients who pay Franklin Cummings Tech to provide training to non-traditional student population. This team also applies and manages a variety of Workforce Development grants. This individual will also support the Student Success Coach with his work on Strategic Partnership cohorts. The position is hybrid and falls under the College’s Alternative Work Policy with a combination of remote, in-person events, and on-campus work to be reviewed as least annually


Key Responsibilities:

  • In working with the Chief Strategy Officer, identify new workforce development partnerships and funding opportunities. Build multi-prawn strong relationships with potential partners.
  • Represent the Strategic Partnership team in key meetings with industry and potential partners.
  • Secure and attend meetings with new Community and Industry partnerships. Pull together meeting follow-up materials and proposals in a timely manner.
  • In working with the Student Success Coach and Strategic Partnership Coordinator, manage the process for onboarding of new Strategic Partnership cohorts.
  • Represent FC Tech and the Strategic Partnership team in key Workforce Development and Industry Committees and Groups.
  • Attend Workforce Development events and webinars with goal to network with hiring partners and workforce development partnerships.
  • In partnership with the Chief Strategy Officer, participate in informational and recruitment sessions for Strategic Partnership cohorts.
  • Work with Director of Career Services to build up internship opportunities for FC Tech students in key programming.
  • Work with department chairs, Student Success, and Chief Strategy Officer to host industry focused events to build awareness among hiring partners re: Strategic Partnerships priority programs.
  • Work with Chief Strategy Officer in writing City and State grant proposals with a focus on Workforce Development training opportunities. Develop a list of industry, community and non-profit organizations to partner with on such grants. Upon receiving funding for such grants, help project manage the funding, grant deliverables and reporting required as part of the grant.
  • Attend key virtual and in-person FC Tech hosted events.
  • Play a key role in managing a “re-imagined” Industry Partnership Committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.

All employees of Franklin Cummings Tech are expected to be passionate advocates for students and actively lead and contribute to institution-wide efforts to further improve graduation, retention rates, and career placement of our student body. Furthermore, all staff and faculty across the institution collaborate to support student recruitment, retention, and success. 



  • 4+ years of experience in a Project Management, Client Services, Workforce Development, or Business Development role.
  • Strong client relationship skills.
  • Experience in bringing in revenue to an organization.
  • High aptitude with Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of InDesign, and Adobe products.
  • Knowledge of student information systems data bases or a similar CRM.
  • Ability to provide troubleshooting support to students.
  • Affinity for working in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Must be deadline focused and flexible – ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Supports diversity.
  • Results driven.
  • Must be discrete and keep student and partnership information highly confidential. Will be required to sign a BFCIT confidentiality agreement as well as an ATR confidentiality agreement.

Education, Experience, & Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years of professional experience in a Project Management, Client Services, Workforce Development, or Business Development role.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications should address their cover letter to: Kristen Hurley 

 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Franklin Cummings Tech complies with all state and federal guidelines that pertain to Covid-19. All employees must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated upon hire.  Employees are expected to comply with current Covid precautions which are subject to change. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: Franklin Cummings Tech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other characteristic or activity protected under federal, state or local law.