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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Development Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Development Coordinator

  • Job Number: 21074

  • Functional Area: Development/Fundraising

  • Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F

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    Job Description

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to assist and support the 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 fundraising 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 fundraising 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 fundraising process documents; create documentation; train and support staff on processes for soliciting funds and recording fundraising 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 a desire to work independently to achieve strategic goals; and excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills. Seek a development professional who supports J-PAL’s commitment to reducing poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Job #21074-6 Application deadline: November 1, 2022 reposted 5/12/23