Individual Giving Officer, Office of Leadership Giving

Massachusetts, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16608
  • Functional Area: Resource Development/Fundraising
  • Department: Vice Pres for Resource Development
  • School Area: VP for Resource Development
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

INDIVIDUAL GIVING OFFICERResource Development-Office of Leadership Giving (multiple openings), to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward--with supervision, mentorship, and oversight from the associate director--prospective donors who are capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more to MIT.  Will build successful fund-raising strategies and manage a straightforward portfolio focused on prospects in a few selected major markets by creating individualized solicitation plans leading to major gifts in support of MIT's fund-raising priorities.  The position involves collaboration with Resource Development and Alumni Association staff, school-based fund-raisers, senior Institute officers, faculty, alumni, volunteers, donors, and members of the Corporation Development Committee or other volunteers of the Institute. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree; at least two years of relevant advancement experience; demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the benefactors and prospects of the Institute; excellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, and volunteers; a proven record of accomplishment in a position requiring independent planning and efficient utilization of time and resources; and well-proven human relations and communication skills.  Experience in a higher education organization preferred.  MIT experience strongly desired.  Familiarity with the business markets within a territory a plus. 

Familiarity with business travel and willingness to travel approximately 30% of the time required. 

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.