Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leadership Giving Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Leadership Giving Officer

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Resource Development/Fundraising

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Institute for Medical Eng. and Science

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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.

LEADERSHIP GIVING OFFICER, Institute for Medical Engineering Science (IMES), to create and execute a comprehensive strategic development plan designed to raise financial support and awareness for IMES through philanthropy and industry engagement. May also work with the department head to assess and seek support for additional project-based fund-raising initiatives. Responsibilities will include building and managing a portfolio of 50-75 prospects (including core team assignments); working collaboratively with department head, faculty, and Resource Development colleagues to identify and engage prospective donors and expand the donor base and philanthropic support of the department/school/Institute; overseeing and/or assisting with developing, producing, and disseminating content related to departmental initiatives (people, programs, and facilities), including opportunities for funding; taking part in face-to-face donor/prospect visits and strategically orchestrating meetings and other interactions between faculty/staff and donors or prospects; and maximizing department head/faculty travel to engage with prospective donors, providing and updating all relevant donor/prospect records accordingly. Will report jointly to the assistant dean for development in the School of Engineering and the department head of Institute for Medical Engineering Science.

Job Requirements

B.A. or B.S. (preferably in an engineering or scientific field); a minimum of three years of direct fund-raising experience, preferably with a higher education organization; exceptional interpersonal, organizational, project management, time management, and oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple projects with confidentiality and discretion; and a high level of computer competency, including experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of six-figure gifts is highly desirable. Job #16320-Q Travel will be required approximately 20% of the time. 7/20/18

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.