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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Relations and Fundraising Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Alumni Relations and Fundraising Officer

  • Job Number: 19418

  • Functional Area: Resource Development/Fundraising

  • Department: Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ALUMNI RELATIONS AND FUNDRAISING OFFICER, School of Engineering (SOE)-Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP), to plan, organize, and implement comprehensive, integrated alumni relations and fund-raising programs. Will report to OEOP’s executive director and the SOE’s assistant dean for development. Will qualify, cultivate, develop, and solicit a portfolio of individuals capable of making a major gift ($50K - $ M+) to the OEOP; help construct a strategy for and lead the execution of event, fund-raising, and stewardship activities; collaborate on increasing the visibility of OEOP, building connections, and growing relationships with its alumni; build, manage, and collaborate on a portfolio of donors and industry prospects; collaborate on identifying and engaging prospective donors and industry partners, including helping arrange site tours/events, creating/disseminating OEOP-related materials, participating in/orchestrating face-to-face visits and other meetings with prospects/ donors/industry partners; and perform other duties as necessary.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ alumni relations, annual fund, or front-line fund-raising experience in a university/nonprofit setting; excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, presentation, and written communication skills; self-motivation; discretion with confidential information/issues; high-level proficiency with prospect management or other CRM systems, Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel), and cloud-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google Drive and Dropbox); and ability to adapt quickly to change, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, and work independently and as a contributing team member. Seek an active learner and listener with a strong interest in the OEOP mission who can communicate effectively with OEOP leadership, faculty, students, alumni, and program staff and build rapport with diverse stakeholder groups to accomplish goals. PREFERRED: MIT experience; record of successful cultivation and solicitation; and experience with marketing/public relations, managing virtual and in-person events, and building industry partnerships. Job #19418-8 Must be able to work evenings and occasional weekend hours with advance notice and travel regionally and out-of-state (10% of the time). This is a three-year appointment that may be eligible for renewal, contingent upon available funding. 3/20/21