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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Development Officer 2 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Development Officer 2

  • Job Number: 19948

  • Functional Area: Resource Development/Fundraising

  • Department: Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    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.

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SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to develop and execute a comprehensive, strategic resource development plan for EAPS. Will serve as the main development advisor to the department head; help articulate fund-raising priorities for the department; educate faculty and staff about philanthropy; serve as the department liaison throughout the Institute, advocating for EAPS’ priorities and support; actively manage a small portfolio of prospects and donors; build a major gift prospect pipeline; coordinate prospect visits with the department head and faculty members; plan and implement strategic cultivation events; coordinate solicitation strategies and the cultivation of donors and prospects in collaboration with Resource Development, the School of Science, and the Alumni Association; develop annual stewardship plans for EAPS' donors; write thank-you notes and other correspondence on behalf of the department head and faculty; write EAPS’ annual fund appeals to increase overall giving and participation; create supporting donor-centric communication materials; contribute to the School of Science newsletter; and work with the communications officer to help produce the department’s semiannual alumni e-newsletter, EAPSpeaks. Will report to the department head.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree; at least three years' relevant experience in development and/or alumni relations; success cultivating and soliciting major gifts; excellent organizational, multitasking, and oral and written communication skills; high-level competency using database management systems and Microsoft Office; and ability to collaborate as part of a team and work effectively with staff, faculty, alumni/ae, and other external and internal constituencies. PREFERRED: experience in higher education. Job #19948-107/29/21