Associate Director, Annual Leadership Giving
Alumni Association, to represent the Institute in constituent visits or at events. The primary focus will be to build membership in the William Barton Rogers Society (WBRS), which recognizes donors who support MIT through annual leadership-level gifts. Will manage, cultivate, and solicit--with support and guidance from the director of ALG--a regionally-based pool of prospects with annual giving potential of $1,000 to $50,000+ annually; develop, manage, and support a small portfolio of volunteers to aid in this process when applicable; and engage annual donors in the compelling case for unrestricted support of the Institute. Specific attention will be applied to regional donors of $2,500-$25,000.
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of three years’ relevant annual fund experience, preferably in nonprofit fund-raising environments; one and a half years’ experience with and awareness of best practices in conducting solicitations; outstanding communication and people skills; organization skills; attention to detail; excellent people, time, and project management skills; high degree of self-motivation; ability to work both independently and cooperatively; and strong computer skills, including proficiency with Word and spreadsheet software and familiarity with complex databases. Willingness to learn is a must in this position.
Knowledge of major gift process and planned giving vehicles is highly desired. Experience in higher education is preferred.
Must be available for evening and weekend work and to travel up to 40% of the time.
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