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The University of Connecticut is a top-ranked national university and health system with its flagship campus in idyllic Storrs. Designated a Carnegie Research 1 institution, UConn is the state land- and sea-grant university, as well as a Space Grant Consortium institution, charged with education, research, and service. The University serves 32,000 students across seven campuses, including 8,600 students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. UConn Health, located in Farmington, delivers award-winning medical education, research, and hospital and clinical services to 1.3 million patients a year.


With record-applications, 25 national championships—including back-to-back men’s basketball NCAA titles in 2023 and 2024—and a strategic location equidistant from Boston and New York City, UConn is poised to continue its meteoric rise as New England’s top public university guided by a new strategic plan.

The UConn Foundation is embarking on a historic campaign to support UConn’s trajectory. With students at the forefront, the campaign will also elevate faculty, groundbreaking research, sustainability, and a thriving community on campus that fuels the state. We seek the top talent in the country to join UConn Nation and invite inquiries and applications. We are committed to a caring and inclusive work culture, professional and leadership development, and flexibility for high achievers with a passion for higher education.

We’re looking for dedicated professionals to drive success and excellence, and exemplify our values of integrity, empathy, kindness, accountability, collaboration, transparency, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why Work at the Foundation?

  • We celebrate diverse perspectives and are committed to a welcoming environment.
    • We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture for our team, inspiring philanthropic support from donors across diverse backgrounds, and driving positive change.
    • We recognize that a true commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion requires ongoing education and action and we strive for continued growth each and every day.
    • Learn More about our DEI & Core Values.
  • We recognize the importance of work/life balance.
    • We offer a hybrid work schedule that allows you to spend more time at home and less time commuting.
    • You will receive five weeks of paid time off per year, plus twelve federal holidays, a floating holiday, and additional sick time
    • We organize several fun Foundation events every year. Previous events have included summer picnics, winter celebrations, and community service projects.
    • You will have access to a collaboration space at the Foundation Building, where you can take a moment to relax, play a round of darts, shoot some hoops, and grab a snack.
  • We value your financial security.
    • You will receive a generous contribution to your 403(b) retirement plan as well as additional resources for retirement planning.
    • We provide basic term life insurance and AD&D, as well as short-term and long-term disability plans to help supplement any state programs where applicable.
  • We encourage continued learning.
    • After one year of employment, you will be eligible to receive partial tuition reimbursement for your undergraduate and graduate education.
    • We offer a variety of professional development opportunities, including an all-employee UConn Foundation conference and employee-led committees.
    • We can’t forget all the great benefits that come with working on a large university campus, including access to the performing arts and sporting events!
  • We promote your physical and mental well-being.
    • Benefits start from day one. We offer medical, dental, and vision plans as well as flexible spending accounts.
      We will make an annual contribution to your health savings account if enrolled in one of the high-deductible health plans offered by the Foundation.
    • Our Employee Assistance Program provides counseling and referral assistance to help you through many of life’s challenges.
    • The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Wellness, and Fun committees help build a sense of community and appreciation through a variety of events and activities, including speakers, raffles, book clubs, and so much more!

The UConn Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We celebrate diverse perspectives and are committed to a welcoming environment that will value your unique experiences and identity. We recognize that a true commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion requires ongoing education and action, and we strive for continued growth every day.


Explore open positions at the UConn Foundation and learn how to apply. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to support The University of Connecticut. Please note we are not a state employer.