Massachusetts Institute of Technology Grants Development Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

GRANTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, MIT-SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design) Collaboration-MIT International Design Center (IDC), to identify potential funding opportunities, produce strategies and proposals, and steward ongoing grants for the IDC. Will report to the IDC co-director and MIT-SUTD collaboration director and work in close collaboration with the IDC’s director of strategy and outreach to solidify the IDC’s position at MIT as a center of design thinking and research. Will collaborate on developing a comprehensive grants management program and increase awareness and engagement in grant opportunities and outcomes at the IDC; identify relevant funding opportunities and develop and coordinate the proposal submission process; build strong working relationships with IDC faculty and relevant MIT administrators; keep leadership informed of current and pending grants at the IDC; and work closely with Office of Sponsored Programs to ensure the efficient and timely review and submission of all proposals and track these proposals.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years of experience in grant writing; outstanding persuasive writing skills; demonstrated success securing foundation, corporate, and government grants; and demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize workload, manage competing demands, meet deadlines, and set and follow through on ambitious goals; enough budgeting experience to be able to assist and advise on project budgets; and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience in an educational environment is preferred. Additional information about the position is available from Jesse DeLaughter, Assistant Director at Job #14865-P

This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14865

Functional Area: Grants Administration/Management

Department: MIT-SUTD Collaboration

School Area: Office of Provost

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No