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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Development Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Development Officer

  • Job Number: 20972

  • Functional Area: Business Development

  • Department: MIT Press

  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule:

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

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, MIT Press ( , to be responsible for fundraising strategy for the Press. Will establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists, develop and execute targeted solicitation plans, prepare and provide support to the director and publisher, and plan and manage cultivation events/activities. Responsibilities include working with the director and publisher to review current fundraising plans, develop strategy, and set sub-goals; overseeing and strengthening all aspects of individual giving programs and researching, pursuing, and securing new funding; cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of current/prospective funders; managing visits and solicitations; creating and managing a proactive system for donor stewardship and engagement; creating and editing campaign communications; devising and managing event logistics; working with MIT Resource Development personnel and systems; collaborating on procuring individual title subsidies; and performing other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; three years’ experience as a senior development/advancement officer with a track record of raising funds from individuals, foundations, government institutions, and corporations; knowledge of and experience with all aspects of philanthropy, including giving trends, benchmarks, and best practices; understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies, data analytics, and development operations (e.g., gift processing, prospect and donor research, and fundraising reporting); excellent organizational, presentation, and spoken and written communication skills; ability to prioritize workflow and manage multiple projects; flexible approach to responsibilities within a complex and lean environment; comfort navigating ambiguous and conflicting goals; track record of establishing and nurturing effective working relationships with leadership, board, donors, prospects, and staff; support for MIT’s commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and experience working with university research administration and sponsored programs and their systems. Job #20972 A hybrid schedule is available for this role. 3/17/22