Massachusetts Institute of Technology Development Associate, Office of Individual Giving in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Development Associate, Office of Individual Giving

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Resource Development/Fundraising

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Office of Leadership Giving

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VP for Resource Development

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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.

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, Resource Development (RD)-Office of Individual Giving (OIG), to actively coordinate engagement projects for the benefit of major gift prospects in consultation with staff across OIG and Resource Development. Will develop and oversee, from inception to completion, projects consistent with engaging philanthropic support from high priority alumni and friends. Projects may include customized cultivation/stewardship, reporting and outreach, proposal development, and personalized tours of MIT facilities. Will manage and report on prospect and donor data from the Advance database to inform decisions on regional coverage and prospect assignment; serve as central trip coordinator for senior officer travel, including partnering with the offices of the President, Chancellor, Provost, faculty, and other senior leaders to monitor regional travel and make strategic recommendations for field officer travel; coordinate logistics for all complex donor visits with senior staff. Will also assist officers in developing relationships with prospects, building prospect lists, special event planning, ongoing cultivation/ stewardship, and other project support.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least two years’ relevant work experience; precise attention to accuracy and detail; strong oral and written communication skills; independent judgment and a high level of discretion with confidential information; initiative and self-motivation; strong organizational skills; familiarity with computers and databases; and an interest in a career in development. Must be able to ability to analyze, synthesize, and present information; solicit information across departments; prioritize work assignments; meet deadlines and work under tight time constraints while managing multiple projects; interact well with others; and work both independently and as a team member. A bachelor’s degree and development and project management experience preferred. Job #16334-NThere may be limited travel and evening work as needed. 7/24/18

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.