Development Officer

Massachusetts, United States
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
27 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.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICERD-Lab (part-time, 50%), to develop, plan, and manage the philanthropic efforts of D-Lab. Will align D-Lab’s fund-raising mission with the Institute and the Campaign for a Better World; develop, prioritize, and implement strategies to deliver market penetration, donor engagement, prospect identification, alignment with campaign affairs, and thematic fund-raising; partner with Resource Development (RD) staff to cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals identified as donors and prospects; lead the relationship with RD and collaborate and consult with D-Lab staff. Will report to the executive director of D-Lab.  D-Lab is an interdisciplinary program at MIT that is committed to using its technological and educational resources to improve the lives of the three billion people who live on less than $3 a day. Through academic offerings, research projects, and fieldwork, D-Lab pursues low-cost and locally sustainable solutions in agriculture, water and sanitation, health, energy, and education. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor’s degree; at least three years of work experience in functions involving fund-raising and/or philanthropy; and experience developing individual philanthropic relationships with prospects of varying financial capacity. Seek someone with strong interpersonal skills who can demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness and is at ease with both in-person and virtual communication. International development experience and/or work in cross-cultural environments is preferred. Job #16788-P

Schedule to be determined.

This is a temporary, one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.


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.