Development Associate, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships

Massachusetts, United States
17 Oct 2018
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17 Dec 2018
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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATEResource Development-Office of Philanthropic Partnerships (OPP), to actively coordinate engagement projects--in consultation with staff across OPP and Resource Development--for the benefit of principal gift donors and prospects. In addition to working with OPP colleagues, will interface with staff and faculty from across MIT, with the goal of developing, overseeing, and maintaining work consistent with engaging philanthropic support for development activities.  Will serve as central trip coordinator for travel by the president, senior officers, and faculty and partner with relationship managers to make recommendations regarding the development of strategies for engaging high level prospective donors during such travel; review trip itinerary on an ongoing basis during planning; write trip rationale and trip debrief documents for the president and senior leaders; develop invitation lists, draft invitation text, prepare event-related material, and review event databases and collateral; determine programming, secure speakers, develop invitation lists, and coordinate event logistics for lower-level events; and work with RD events team on managing and executing events.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  high school diploma; at least two years’ relevant work experience; initiative; precise attention to accuracy and detail; strong organizational and oral and written communication skills; independent judgment and a high level of discretion with confidential information/issues; and familiarity with computers and databases.  Must be able to analyze, synthesize, and present information; interact effectively with others; solicit information across departments; prioritize work assignments/projects and meet deadlines under tight time constraints; and work independently and as a team member.  A bachelor’s degree and one year of project management, development, communications, stewardship, or development services experience preferred. Experience with Advance or similar donor management system desired. 

Limited travel and evening/weekend work, as needed.  

This is a two-year term appointment.

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.