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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, Alumni Outreach in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director, Alumni Outreach

  • Job Number: 23463

  • Functional Area: Alumni Relations

  • Department: Alumni Association

  • School Area: Alumni Association

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI OUTREACH, Alumni Association (MITAA), to set the strategy for and manage the team that coordinates and implements programs for alumni parents, students, and friends of MIT residing worldwide and with specific shared interests. Will review and propose strategic alliances, joint ventures, and key collaborations within the MITAA and with Institute partners and alumni clubs/groups; seek new ways to grow these areas, expand collaboration across MIT with regard to the existing programs, and find additional opportunities for bringing programming to a worldwide community; and lead and manage the Alumni Outreach Team.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; five years’ experience, preferably in alumni relations, educational programming, or volunteer management in a nonprofit or university; two years’ experience supervising staff, setting goals, and managing performance and budgets; experience setting and implementing strategy, goals, and priorities under tight deadlines; excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and written and oral communication skills; initiative; attention to detail; discretion with confidential information; proactive approach to work and problem-solving; proficiency with PCs and standard applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker, and Zoom); and expertise with/willingness to learn social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Slack, and Facebook). Must be able to establish effective working relationships with colleagues/alumni/constituents and collaborate as part of a team; recruit, motivate, train, and manage volunteers; influence others and move toward a common vision/goal; handle diverse tasks concurrently; adapt to change in a rapidly changing, service-oriented environment; and develop and deliver training sessions for a wide variety of audiences. PREFERRED: marketing or public relations skills; and experience with Ellucian Advance Web or other enterprise fundraising systems and volunteer management portals (i.e., Encompass, Hivebrite). Job #23463-9

Must be willing and able to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.This is a hybrid position with a combination of on-campus and remote work.Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.11/20/23