Development Associate, Parents, Office of Leadership Giving

Massachusetts, United States
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full 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.

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (PARENTS)Resource Development-Office of Individual Giving (OIG), to actively coordinate engagement projects for the benefit of major gift and non-alumni parent prospects in consultation with staff across OIG and Resource Development. Will work with OIG colleagues along with staff and faculty from across the Institute to develop, oversee, and maintain work consistent with engaging philanthropic support for development activities.  Will receive strong project management, data analysis, event management, and logistics support in order to assist officers with developing relationships with prospects; building prospect lists; special event planning; ongoing cultivation/stewardship; and other project support.  Will report to a senior director. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  at least two years’ relevant work experience; precise attention to accuracy and detail; strong organizational and oral and written communication skills; independent judgment and a high level of discretion, especially with confidential information; initiative and self-motivation; and familiarity with computers and databases. Must be able to analyze, synthesize, and present information; interact well with others; solicit information across departments; prioritize and manage multiple work assignments/projects, meet deadlines, and work under tight time constraints; and function both independently and as a team member.  Seek someone with an interest in a career in development.  Development and project management experience are strongly preferred. A bachelor’s degree is also preferred.  Job #16730-N

There will be limited travel and evening work, as needed.  


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.