Manager of Business Development

Massachusetts, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16600
  • Functional Area: Resource Development/Fundraising
  • Department: School of Architecture & Planning
  • School Area: Architecture & Planning
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTSchool of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), to support strategic and operational leadership for the SA+P’s fund-raising efforts around special projects.  This will include collaborations with some of the world’s most successful and well-known individuals and corporations.  Will report to the dean and work closely with faculty and development, finance, and communications leadership in the school to help build programs and relationships with prospective donors.  Responsibilities will include playing a key role growing the SA+P’s revenue stream; helping to shape special projects with the dean and faculty; identifying and researching potential donors; growing and managing the pipeline of prospective donors; organizing visits with potential donors (on-site and off-site); strategically planning, developing, and overseeing all aspects of visits, including organizing events, workshops, and special sessions that bring together individuals and/or company representatives and researchers; monitoring research developments and faculty interests within the school and proactively identifying opportunities of potential value to prospective donors; work with dean’s advisory council on fund-raising efforts; and performing other duties as requested.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least five years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility in fund-raising, marketing, and relationship management; knowledge of the fields represented in the school, especially architecture, art, design, and urbanism; excellent interpersonal, presentation, and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a diverse, international population of faculty, sponsors, staff, and students; supervisory experience; and the ability to function effectively in a constantly evolving academic environment.   

Travel, evening, and weekend work may be required.  

This is a temporary, three-year position.

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.