Assistant Director, OPP (Office of Philanthropic Partnerships) Projects
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.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIPS (OPP) PROJECTS, Resource Development (RD), to work with development staff and colleagues around MIT to manage and independently execute presidential and other senior officer projects, contributing to philanthropic support ($5M+) for MIT. Will be accountable for the operational quality of all OPP trips, visits, and events; independently manage the highest-level projects and oversee/review projects conducted by development associates; manage and delegate development associates' workflow, including general direction on projects and strategies and assisting with coordinating presidential projects, trips, visits, and events; coordinate with the Campaign Office around the president's RD calendar; develop and oversee OPP's most complex and highly visible projects consistent with engaging philanthropic support from high priority alumni and friends; serve on central planning committees for Institute-wide projects; and oversee central trip coordination for travel by the president, senior officers, and faculty and partner with relationship managers to make recommendations related to development of strategies for engaging high level prospective donors during such travel. Will also hire, train, develop, manage workflow of, and conduct performance management for staff; and develop a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative work environment that promotes creativity and innovation.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least two years’ development experience; some supervisory experience; excellent writing and editing skills, particularly related to producing and editing a wide range of highly technical and scientifically rich content; self-motivation; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills; discretion and good judgment with sensitive/confidential information; and ability to initiate and manage projects and keep multiple simultaneous work streams on track and within deadlines.
Ability and work evenings and weekends required.