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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leadership Giving Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Leadership Giving Officer

  • Job Number: 24002

  • Functional Area: Development/Fundraising

  • Department: Institute for Medical Eng. and Science

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

LEADERSHIP GIVING OFFICER, School of Engineering (SoE)-Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to create and execute a comprehensive, strategic development plan designed to raise awareness, both internally and externally; strengthen relationships; and garner financial support for IMES’ initiatives and academic programs. Responsibilities include collaborating with the IMES director, key faculty and investigators, administration and finance officer, education director, and events/communications staff to increase the visibility of IMES and establish a thriving community of supporters, including philanthropic and industry partnerships; building, managing, and collaborating on a portfolio of individual donors and industry prospects; collaborating with MIT’s central prospect management teams and with colleagues within MIT’s SoE Resource Development group and MIT’s Office of Corporate Relations, to identify and engage prospective individual donors and industry partners, including taking part in face-to-face donor/industry partner/prospect visits, arranging faculty meetings/site tours/events, drafting high-level proposals, creating materials and disseminating content and collateral related to IMES, and strategically orchestrating meetings and other interactions between faculty/staff with prospects, donors, and industry partners with the goal of six- and seven-figure gift commitments; maximizing the director’s/faculty travel to engage with prospective donors and industry partners; and keeping all relevant donor/prospect records updated.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering or scientific field; three years’ direct fundraising experience, preferably with a higher education organization; excellent interpersonal, organizational, project management, time management, and written and oral communication skills; entrepreneurial approach to developing a prospect pool; ability to manage multiple projects with confidentiality and discretion; high-level computer proficiency, including with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. PREFERRED: proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of six-figure+ gifts. Job #24002-10Travel required 20% of the time, both regionally and out of state.Must be able to work evening and occasional weekend hours with advance notice.5/7/24