Massachusetts Education Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Managing Director of Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Managing Director of Development

  • Job Number: 19801

  • Functional Area: Resource Development/Fundraising

  • Department: Koch Inst - Integrative Cancer Research

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule:

    Email a Friend Save Save Apply Now

    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.

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, Koch Institute (KI) for Integrative Cancer Research ( , to lead a comprehensive internal fund-raising program. Will plan and develop all phases of a development program to expand endowment and other philanthropic support to position KI for long-term growth and sustainability. Responsibilities include managing a portfolio of individuals and philanthropic foundations with a goal of creating, building, and/or renewing long-term strategic relationships; directing, overseeing, and working closely with a small team; working with the executive director to create a fund-raising strategy and present a compelling image of KI’s goals and accomplishments to increase visibility and support; articulating fundraising priorities, educating faculty and staff about philanthropy, and serving as liaison throughout MIT; and serving as MIT fund-raiser on the Bridge Project ( in collaboration with Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; ten years’ progressively responsible major and principal gift fund-raising and development management experience in a complex academic/healthcare setting; excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, and oral and written communication skills; ability to synthesize and adapt complex information for varied audiences; and working knowledge of gift and prospect tracking systems and other technologies used to manage fund-raising functions. Must be able to manage complex issues effectively; make independent decisions; absorb and maintain knowledge about KI, its faculty, and their research efforts; clearly articulate KI’s development priorities, vision, values, and programs--in writing and in conversation--and garner support from principal gift-level donors; forecast and deliver results; and effectively navigate a large, complex, relationship-based organization. PREFERRED: advanced degree; experience in an academic, medical, or research setting; experience with cancer and/or basic science fund-raising; and experience supervising staff, setting goals, and managing performance and budgets. Job #19801-13

Must be willing to travel and work nights and weekends as required.6/30/21