Senior Director, Foundation Relations, Office of Foundation Relations

Massachusetts, United States
27 Jun 2019
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27 Aug 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.

SENIOR DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION RELATIONS, Resource Development-Office of Foundation Relations (OFR), to coordinate and direct activities that will ensure regular and increased support from selected independent and family foundations to fulfill the Institute's goals and priorities. Will maintain primary responsibility for all interactions, strategy development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with a designated portfolio of foundations; work with faculty members, program directors, school development officers, and the executive director and senior directors of Foundation Relations to develop strategy and coordinate and execute fund-raising plans for specific foundations, including establishing and cultivating relationships with foundation staff; work with senior administrators to develop and implement targeted strategies for selected projects in need of support from private foundations; liaise with specific MIT initiatives, schools, and programs as assigned and facilitate their connection to appropriate foundation partners; and participate in the development and implementation of the overall foundation relations program. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree; seven years’ related fund-raising or related business development experience and three years’ management experience; ability to independently organize, set priorities for, and manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously in a fast-paced and proactive office within a complex institution; ability to accept responsibility and initiate appropriate activity; excellent oral and written communication skills for interacting with key foundation contributors and MIT senior officers; ability to digest and effectively communicate scientific and technical content to lay audiences; ability to work effectively and collaboratively with senior leaders, deans, faculty members, program staff, and Resource Development colleagues to achieve fund-raising goals; discretion with confidential records/documents and communications; and ability to remain calm under pressure.  Experience with independent foundations and in a higher education setting desired.  Job #17632-11

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.

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