Resource Development Officer
Functional Area: Resource Development/Fundraising
School Area: Chancellor's
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, D-Lab, to identify, monitor, and research funding opportunities and prospects for MIT D-Lab. Will work with leadership and program staff to develop funding proposals in line with MIT D-Lab’s strategic priorities, lead the writing and submission of grant proposals, work with staff to assure that all reporting requirements are completed, and represent and pitch MIT D-Lab to prospective institutional donors.
D-Lab is an interdisciplinary program 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.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field, e.g.., international relations, public policy, international business, etc.; at least five years’ experience in business development, proposal development, partnership management, and/or program management; demonstrated success securing foundation, corporate, and government grants; ability to set priorities, organize workload, manage competing demands, meet deadlines, and set and follow through on goals; ability to build a collective, collaborative vision for a project or program across diverse or new teams; an established network in the international development community or a proven record of being able to create one; excellent oral, written, and visual communications skills; ability to engage and tailor communication to a wide range of audiences; and experience using customer relationship management software to track donors, establish goals, and generate reports. Seek someone who understands and has an affinity for D-Lab’s mission and values and a commitment to applying those values in all aspects of the position. Experience in a nonprofit or education environment preferred. Advanced degree a plus. Job #17027-P
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.