Development Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 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 COORDINATOR, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to assist 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 assist in delivering an organizational fund-raising strategy to establish sustainable funding streams to expand J-PAL’s efforts to translate research into action worldwide. Will work in conjunction with the executive director of J-PAL and director of policy and communications on conducting individual donor, foundation, and corporate fund-raising research to identify prospects; coordinate with J-PAL staff, prospective donors, and MIT offices on prospect research and solicitation; assist with writing, editing, and project management of proposal development and submission; manage contact records and track meetings, calls, and solicitation status through Salesforce and other platforms; manage/update the donor pipeline tracker, liaise with staff on status of solicitations, and create reports to review and manage progress; create and maintain systems for systematic tracking of donor stewardship and other fund-raising process documents; create documentation; train and support staff on processes for soliciting funds and recording fund-raising activities; assist with the preparation of funder reports; prepare briefs, materials, presentations, and agendas; compose, edit, and prepare correspondence; and copyedit documents. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ relevant experience; knowledge and understanding of the priorities of major funders in the international development field, including foundations and governments; self-motivation and desire to work independently to achieve strategic goals; and excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills. Seek a development professional who is committed to J-PAL’s mission of reducing poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.  Job #18517-6

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.