Development Officer

Massachusetts, United States
06 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 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.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to lead and support execution of J-PAL’s donor engagement and stewardship strategies as part of a creative, energetic team that works closely with staff across J-PAL’s program areas.  Will develop and deliver on an organizational fund-raising strategy to establish sustainable funding streams to expand J-PAL’s efforts to translate research into action worldwide.  Responsibilities include working with J-PAL leadership to develop and execute a multi-year strategic plan for fund-raising and donor engagement for its network of seven offices; supporting relationship management for several existing individual and organizational donors; conducting prospect research and cultivating relationships with a range of potential individual and organizational donors; building systems to support donor engagement; tracking funding opportunities and supporting the development of proposals to philanthropic foundations and other international funders; supporting development of engaging outreach content; and providing vital input to short- and long-term strategic and operational planning. 

Job Requirements
: bachelor’s degree; at least four years’ experience fund-raising for academic research or international development activities from a range of funding streams, including high net worth individuals and philanthropic foundations; knowledge and understanding of the priorities of major funders in the international development field, including foundations and governments; experience executing on a fund-raising strategy, ideally at a large institution, and executing a multi-stakeholder initiative/campaign; self-motivation and desire to work independently to achieve strategic goals; and excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills.  Seek a fund-raising and relationship management professional who is committed to J-PAL’s mission of reducing poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.  Job #18516-10

Must be willing to travel within the United States and overseas, including to J-PAL regional offices in Chile, France, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.

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.