Career Opportunities at The Connecticut Forum

Founded in 1992, The Connecticut Forum is a nationally recognized, one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization based in Hartford, CT, that presents live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities.

Our mission is to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire, and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community.


Donor and Sponsor Relations Associate

Full/Part-Time: Full-Time

Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000 annually



Job Description

The Donor and Sponsor Relations Associate directly supports the Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving, helping to ensure that Fundraising functions at The Connecticut Forum run smoothly and efficiently.

This person is responsible for all administrative tasks associated with fundraising activities and an integral part of a small, fast-moving, cohesive team. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and proficiency in interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills a must.

Duties are divided between the following:

  • Assisting the Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving in prioritizing, setting up and attending meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Coordination and disbursement of sponsor benefits.
  • Facilitating all functions of the Friends of The Forum Annual Direct Mail Campaign.
  • Management of constituent database.
  • Writing organizational grant applications and processing follow-up reports.
  • Donor gift entry and acknowledgment.
  • Support for donor/sponsor meetings and cultivation events.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact and communicate with diverse people and personalities.
  • Curiosity about the Greater Hartford community – businesses, schools, people, and organizations.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Fundraising experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
  • Passion for The CT Forum mission.


Please forward your current resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. In addition to explaining your interest in the position, tell us about something you have recently watched, read, or experienced that informed, challenged, entertained, or inspired you!

The Connecticut Forum is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of the state, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum.