Assistant Director, OPP (Office of Philanthropic Partnerships) Briefings and Communications
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) BRIEFINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS, Resource Development (RD), to work with development staff and Institute colleagues to manage and independently execute and oversee all senior officer and presidential briefings and communication contributing to philanthropic support ($5M+) for MIT. Will be accountable for the quality of all briefings, senior officer correspondence, and other communications and stewardship materials; independently manage the highest-level projects and oversee and review all work conducted by the development associate and presidential writer; create, develop, and execute OPP's most complex customized donor communications strategies in a rapid turn-around and goal-driven environment; and independently ensure the preparation of all briefing materials (meeting goals, talking points, and high-level summary emails) for any presidential engagement on behalf of RD. Will also be responsible for managing staff, including hiring, orientation, training and development, workflow, and performance management; and developing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative work environment.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least two years’ development experience; some supervisory experience; excellent writing and editing skills, particularly related to producing and editing highly technical and scientifically rich content, ranging from comprehensive proposals and donor/prospect briefs to marketing copy; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills; ability to prioritize assignments, work under tight time constraints, and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects; self-motivation; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; meticulous attention to detail; excellent judgment with sensitive/confidential information; ability to initiate and manage projects and keep multiple simultaneous work streams on track and within deadlines; and tact and diplomacy while interacting with senior leadership, faculty, and program staff across the Institute. Development, legal or financial research experience preferred. Job #17472-7
Ability to work evenings and weekends required.