Associate Director, Class Giving

Posted on 08/11/2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Associate Director, Class Giving, Alumni Association, to encourage philanthropy from MIT undergraduate alumni through a class-based fund-raising program.  Will be responsible for developing the strategy for two-three reunion campaigns and leveraging best volunteer management practices; setting stretch goals to increase support and participation; recruiting and training committee members on-campus, regionally, and through online calls; monitoring progress, providing analysis, and helping determine priorities in partnership with volunteer leaders; soliciting for annual leadership gifts as appropriate; coordinating with leadership gift and major gift colleagues on a comprehensive approach to reunion giving; and supporting class fund-raising agents in non-reunion classes.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least three years of relevant experience;
  • Experience working with and managing volunteers;
  • Ability to recruit, motivate, and train volunteers; experience setting and implementing strategy, including establishing and meeting goals and priorities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, alumni, and other constituents; strong planning, organizational, and written and oral communication skills;
  • Initiative;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong presentation skills, including the ability to effectively develop and deliver training sessions for a wide variety of audiences; sound judgment with confidential information;
  • The ability to work independently yet contribute to a collaborative environment and handle diversified tasks concurrently while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


  • Experience in nonprofit fund-raising environments and experience with Tableau, Ellucian Advance Web or other enterprise fund-raising system, and volunteer management portal systems.

Must be willing and able to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.

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