Leadership Giving Officer

Massachusetts, United States
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

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, School of Engineering (SoE)-Aeronautics and Astronautics (AA) (part-time, 50%), to create and execute a comprehensive strategic development plan designed to raise awareness, strengthen relationships, and garner financial support for AA’s initiatives and academic programs. Will collaborate with the AA department head, key faculty and investigators, administrative officer, education director, and events/communications staff to increase the visibility of AA and establish a thriving community of philanthropic supporters and industry partners; build, manage, and collaborate on a portfolio of donors and industry prospects; and collaborate with MIT’s central prospect management teams and with colleagues in the SoE’s Resource Development group and MIT’s Office of Corporate Relations to identify and engage prospective donors and industry partners. This work will include helping to arrange faculty meetings, site tours, and events; creating materials and disseminating content and collateral related to AA; taking part in face-to-face donor/industry partner/prospect visits; and strategically orchestrating meetings and other interactions between faculty/staff with prospects, donors, and industry partners.  Will also help maximize the department head’s/faculty travel to engage with prospective donors and industry partners and keep all relevant donor/prospect records updated with notes and activities.  Will report jointly to the AA department head and the SoE’s assistant dean for development. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering or scientific field; three years’ 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 high-level computer proficiency, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of six-figure gifts is highly desirable.  Job #16702-Q

Schedule to be determined. Travel will be required 20% of the time. 


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.