Greenwich, CT

Director of Partnerships, Dalio Education


Organization Overview: 

Dalio Philanthropies is the Dalio family’s philanthropic enterprise, furthering the philanthropic enthusiasms of family members.  Dalio Philanthropies operates with a lean team that enables family members to develop their philanthropic passions, to learn from their passions as they pursue them, and to achieve positive outcomes and impact in those passion areas.

Led by Barbara Dalio, Dalio Education operates as an entrepreneurial team within Dalio Philanthropies, working to strengthen public education in Connecticut by engaging with educators, community leaders, and young people to achieve positive outcomes and greater equity across the state.  Dalio Education leads a results-driven philanthropic platform that includes the Connecticut Opportunity Project (a division of Dalio Education) and the Connecticut RISE Network (an independent organization co-founded by Dalio Education), as well as several collaborations benefiting students, public schools, and communities in Connecticut through an approach that supports educators and emphasizes the development of the whole child.

Dalio Education believes in the value that diversity, equity, and inclusion brings to a team and empowers each member of the team to embrace these values along their personal journey of growth and professional development.

Position Overview

Dalio Education is seeking a Director of Partnerships to support leadership in leveraging matching funds to raise additional funds for major initiatives, such as the Connecticut Opportunity Project and the Connecticut RISE Network; and to manage collaborations and maintain excellent relationships with grantee partners, funders, community organizations, and public institutions.

Position Summary: 

Dalio Education seeks a highly motivated, talented, and dynamic individual to serve as the Director of Partnerships to help the team achieve its mission.  The Director of Partnerships will support leadership in leveraging matching funds to raise additional funds for major initiatives, such as the Opportunity Project and RISE.  In addition, the Director of Partnerships will manage collaborations and maintain excellent relationships with grantee partners, funders, community organizations, and public institutions.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Dalio Education’s mission; who thrives in a fast-paced environment and excels at forming and maintaining relationships; who is adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity, and open to change; and who is able to work with and across multiple teams simultaneously.

Dalio Education is hiring for this newly created position for three primary reasons.  First, relationships matter and as we continue to grow we need more capacity to maintain excellent relationships with external partners and stakeholders.  Second, we aspire to raise additional funds to expand, diversify, and sustain the Opportunity Project and RISE and we need help to develop and execute a long-term development strategy toward these ends.  Third, we intend to form new collaborations to advance our mission and we need a dedicated person to manage these collaborations well.

Position Location:  

Greenwich, Connecticut

Given the current state of the pandemic, this position will abide by the current work-from-home status of the organization, but when appropriate, based on public health guidelines, will work from the Sound View office in Greenwich.


The Director of Partnerships is expected to travel significantly in-state (60%) in order to meet with grantee partners and other stakeholders.

Reports To:

Chief Education Officer, Andrew Ferguson

Role Responsibilities:

Top priorities are subject to change and include, but are not limited to:

Support leadership in creating and executing a long-term development strategy that raises and aggregates capital for the Opportunity Project and RISE, among other priorities (50%):

  • Collaborate with leadership to set fundraising goals, organize campaigns, and shape capital aggregation strategies in furtherance of major initiatives;
  • Conduct market research to identify prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, and to develop deeper insights into relevant philanthropic sectors;
  • Collaborate with the Opportunity Project and RISE teams to create investment materials, develop workplans, set milestones, and ensure projects meet deadlines;
  • Assist leadership in engaging development prospects and maintaining excellent relationships, and in developing proposals and reports, as requested; and
  • Track all fundraising activities and metrics and report to leadership on progress relative to goals.

Manage collaborations with grantees, funders, community organizations, and public institutions (50%):

  • Provide day-to-day project management for collaborations involving multiple partners (e.g., collaborations to close the digital divide in Hartford and Norwalk, etc.);
  • Represent Dalio Education with grantee partners (e.g., Fund For Teachers, CT Teacher of the Year Council, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Carver Foundation of Norwalk, etc.), performing portfolio management activities and regularly engaging with grantees to maintain strong relationships and assess progress on grant goals;
  • Perform informal research, analysis, and prepare materials to support priorities, as well as the exploration of new interest areas and potential collaborations identified by Dalio Education leadership;
  • Execute ad hoc projects, research, and initiatives as necessary to advance Dalio Education’s mission; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess the following professional qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree at an accredited higher education institution required;
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in forming and managing multi-sector partnerships and raising funds to advance collaborative social impact work required; and
  • Experience successfully demonstrating the cultural competency to work across diverse populations and the ability to build excellent relationships with stakeholders from various walks of life (e.g. colleagues, partners, practitioners, and community members).

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, attributes, and values:

  • Integrity, transparency, honesty, compassion, and strong ethical orientation;
  • Loves networking and cultivating and strengthening relationships;
  • Strong judgment, emotional intelligence, creativity, and analytical skills;
  • Resiliency under pressure and the ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving and entrepreneurial organization;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and deliver high‐quality work in a fast-paced environment where excellence is expected;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; and
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Applications.

Compensation, Benefits, and Relocation:  

Compensation for this role is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Dalio Philanthropies provides a full slate of employee benefits including, but not limited to, health, dental, life, vision, disability insurance, supplemental life insurance, subsidized childcare, and a 401(K) match program.  Dalio Philanthropies also offers competitive vacation and holiday policies, as well as competitive relocation packages if necessary.

Please note we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.  Dalio Philanthropies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

All employment at Dalio Philanthropies is subject to an extensive background check.

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