Assistant Director, Graduate Students and Affinity Giving

Posted on 09/20/2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

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.

Assistant Director, Graduate Students and Affinity Giving, Alumni Association, to develop and manage annual volunteer fund-raising campaigns for current MIT graduate students, Graduate School Exclusive (GSE) alumni, and affinity groups.  Will collaborate with partners across MIT to identify fund-raising priorities and volunteers for graduate student and GSE alumni campaigns; leverage existing Annual Fund initiatives including Giving Tuesday, the MIT 24-Hour Challenge, and Crowdfund MIT to promote annual giving at all levels and contribute to the Annual Fund’s donor and volunteer pipeline; collaborate with staff across the Annual Fund and other divisions of the Alumni Association, Resource Development, and MIT schools and departments; and manage a portfolio of volunteers, prospects, and special projects.

Job Requirements

A bachelor’s degree; two years of relevant experience, preferably managing volunteers in higher education fund-raising; attention to detail; excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills; and diplomacy, tact, and discretion. Seek a self-motivated and proactive team player who excels at relationship building; is a strong manager of time, people, and projects; and works effectively both independently and collaboratively. Must be flexible, eager to learn, and able to adapt to a fast-paced work environment.  Job #17938

This is a two-year, temporary position.

Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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