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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Development Associate, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships (OPP) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Development Associate, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships (OPP)

  • Job Number: 21184

  • Functional Area: Development/Fundraising

  • Department: Vice Pres for Resource Development

  • School Area: VP for Resource Development

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, OFFICE OF PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIPS (OPP), Resource Development (RD), to actively coordinate engagement projects for the benefit of principal gift donors and prospects in consultation with staff across the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships (OPP) and Resource Development (RD). In addition to working with OPP colleagues, will also interface with staff and faculty from across the Institute with the goal of developing, overseeing, and maintaining work consistent with engaging philanthropic support for development activities. Will also assist fundraisers with developing relationships with prospects, planning travel, managing special events, coordinating donor and prospect visits, handling related writing assignments, and providing other project support.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years of relevant work experience; initiative and self-motivation; excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational, planning, time-management, project management, presentation, logistical, and written and oral communication skills; precise attention to accuracy and detail; tact, good judgment, and discretion with confidential information; tact and diplomacy while interacting with offices of senior leadership, faculty, and program staff across MIT; a flexible approach to the work, especially when challenges occur or under pressure; and proficiency with computers and standard applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Must be able to solicit information across departments and work collegially and collaboratively as part of a cohesive team in a diverse, service-oriented environment; independently organize, prioritize, manage, and follow through on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and ever-evolving organization; analyze, synthesize, and present information; and meet deadlines and work under tight time constraints. PREFERRED: knowledge of Advance and web presentation software such as Zoom and WebEx; and one year of experience managing projects, events, communications, stewardship, or development services. Job #21184-6

This position will be hybrid, with a combination of on-campus and remote work.Must be able and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed. Occasional travel may also be required.4/28/22