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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Foundations Relations Officer, Office of Foundation Relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Foundations Relations Officer, Office of Foundation Relations

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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.

FOUNDATION RELATIONS OFFICER, Resource Development-Office of Foundation Relations (OFR), to assume a position which entails both internal work across campus with faculty and administrative staff and external work with philanthropic organizations across the U.S., and occasionally internationally, with the aim of ultimately helping OFR raise significant funds for MIT. Will maintain primary responsibility for all interactions, strategy development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with a designated portfolio of foundations and support the work of a senior director in key activities; work across campus and with staff in Resource Development to coordinate and execute fund-raising plans for specific foundations, including establishing and cultivating relationships with foundation staff; develop and implement targeted strategies for selected projects in need of support from private foundations; and liaise with specific MIT initiatives, schools, and programs as assigned and facilitate their connection to appropriate foundation partners. Will work under the direction of the senior director.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience in the development or advancement field; strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; excellent project management and organizational skills; attention to detail; demonstrated ability to initiate and manage projects, keep multiple projects on track simultaneously and within deadlines, and work both independently and as part of a team. An advanced degree is preferred, with training in social sciences and humanities fields highly desirable. Experience in an academic setting, with private foundations/philanthropic organizations, and/or with federal sources of support also preferred; as is familiarity with prospect research methods and tools. Job #16929-O Some travel may be required. 1/2/19

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.

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