Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leadership Giving Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

LEADERSHIP GIVING OFFICER, Mechanical Engineering (MechE), to create and execute a comprehensive strategic development plan designed to raise financial support and awareness for MechE. May also work with the department head to assess and seek support for additional project-based fund-raising initiatives. Will report jointly to the School of Engineering’s (SOE) assistant dean for development and the department head of Mechanical Engineering. Responsibilities will include building, managing, and collaborating on a portfolio of 25 to 75 prospects (includes core team assignments); working collaboratively with department head/faculty and Resource Development colleagues to identify and engage prospective donors, expanding the donor base and philanthropic support of the department and the SOE; overseeing and/or assisting with developing and disseminating content and collateral related to departmental initiatives including opportunities for funding; taking part in face-to-face donor/prospect visits and strategically orchestrating meetings and other interactions between faculty/staff and donors or prospects; maximizing department head/faculty travel to engage with prospective donors; and providing and updating all relevant donor/prospect records.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical, engineering, or scientific field; five years of direct fund-raising experience, preferably with a higher education organization; exceptional interpersonal, organizational, project and time management, and oral and written communication skills; the ability to manage multiple projects with confidentiality and discretion; and a high level of computer competency that includes proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of six-figure gifts is highly desirable. Job #14674

Travel will be required approximately 20% of the time.


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.

Job Number: 14674

Functional Area: Resource Development/Fundraising

Department: Mechanical Engineering

School Area: Engineering

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No