Development Associate

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 ASSOCIATEPhysics, to manage a variety of development activities, including events and stewardship, actively working with donors, identifying and cultivating new donors, and acting as a liaison to development colleagues in other departments across campus.  Responsibilities include developing and overseeing--from inception to completion--projects consistent with engaging philanthropic support from high priority alumni, parents, and friends; identifying and managing groups of donors that need cultivation; liaising with the Annual Fund team to track key reunion and high-end annual fund cases; managing and reporting on prospect and donor data from the Advance database; implementing and managing the department’s stewardship program, including acknowledgement letters, stewardship reports, and personalized stewardship for top donors; drafting a variety of written materials; coordinating internal/external meetings; providing additional research assistance and development support as needed; managing all department development events, i.e., developing invite list, coordinating logistics, negotiating vendor contracts, event follow-up, etc.; serving as central trip coordinator; coordinating logistics for complex donor visits; and performing other duties as requested.  Will report to the director of development for the Physics and Math departments.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  two years’ relevant work experience (development experience strongly preferred); initiative; interest in a career in development; precise attention to accuracy and detail; strong organizational and oral and written communication skills; independent judgment and discretion with confidential information; and familiarity with computers and databases.  Must be able to analyze, synthesize, and present information; interact well with others; solicit information across departments; prioritize multiple work assignments/projects, meet deadlines, and work under tight time constraints; and work independently and as a team member. Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Job #16731-N

The position will involve travel and evening work as needed.


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