Massachusetts Institute of Technology External Relations Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
External Relations Manager
Job Number: 20472
Functional Area: Administration
Department: Center for Advanced Urbanism
School Area: Architecture & Planning
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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EXTERNAL RELATIONS MANAGER, Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU), to join a team working on the design and planning of large-scale, complex metropolitan environments. Will oversee the LCAU’s external partners and serve as a central coordinator and information source on all outreach and research activities between partners and MIT faculty; support the growth of LCAU’s external alliances, identifying, cultivating, and securing new external partnerships and maintaining relations; develop an awareness of LCAU research initiatives, help communicate collaborative research projects to faculty and outside funders, and maintain relationships with LCAU-affiliated faculty to accurately represent research interests to potential partners; collaborate with the center’s director, executive director, and affiliated faculty to develop grant submissions (internal and external) and philanthropic proposals, working closely with the assistant dean for resource development to coordinate Institute development efforts and resources; and work as a meaningful thought partner, engaged collaborator, and proactive problem solver.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience with and knowledge of the principles, concepts, and best practices for industry relations and major donor-funded initiatives; evidence of fundraising success cultivating and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations; experience developing and stewarding sponsored research proposals; ability to function as an effective team member; excellent analytical and written and oral presentation skills and ability to clearly articulate complex information and funding priorities; and comfort working in a highly diverse and international environment while building productive working relationships with a wide range of people. PREFERRED: proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and a master’s or terminal degree in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or closely related field. Job #20472-7Must be willing to travel.This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal dependent upon funding and progress.11/29/21