Vice President of Development

Massachusetts, United States
03 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2020
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.

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENTedX, to expand edX’s mission of providing access to education all over the world by planning and fund-raising major gifts from individual donors. Will serve as the first VP of Development and key spokesperson for the organization and assume responsibility for creating and executing a strategy that meets edX’s fund-raising goals, with a focus on philanthropic donations.  Responsibilities include developing a comprehensive strategy for edX’s annual development goals, while building upon the capability of its development team; researching prospects and cultivating deep ties with high profile individuals, promoting edX’s story, through a variety of edX sponsored events and meetings; pioneering and advance the edX Global Strategic Board to create a community of influential philanthropists world-wide behind the edX mission; collaborating with edX C-suite and business development, strategic partnerships, and marketing leaders to execute on its strategy; and establishing metrics and KPIs to analyze development progress and identify areas for optimization.  EdX is a Cambridge-based nonprofit whose mission is to offer a world-class education to everyone, everywhere, allowing them to gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that will lead to fulfilling careers and lifelong success.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  ten years’ professional fund-raising/development experience, ideally in universities/non-profits; proven success meeting ambitious annual development goals in the tens of millions; ability to create, implement, and track a strategic, data-driven major gifts plan; comfort in an outward-facing role, prospecting and growing the relationships of potential donors while leveraging existing network, with an emphasis on stewardship; experience planning and managing large fund-raising events and smaller personal gatherings; entrepreneurial approach to fund-raising and propagating edX’s vision. Job #18699-S

Will travel up to 30% of the time.

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.