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Development Assistant
Job Number: 15074
Functional Area: Museum
Department: Museum
School Area: Associate Provost for the Arts
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category:
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT, MIT Museum, to support the fund-raising efforts of the Museum, working with the MIT arts development officer, museum director, and associate director, and performing a range of administrative activities.  Responsibilities include becoming fully proficient with donor software in order to maintain, manage, and report on prospect and donor data; creating new and modifying existing reports; providing research assistance including conducting prospect research; helping to coordinate fund-raising appeals; drafting written materials for supervisors including prospect briefings and background information; coordinating stewardship efforts and drafting letters and reports for review by supervisors; serving as a contact for fund-raising events, drafting and producing invitations, RSVP tracking, and coordinating logistics; and tracking Museum prospecting and fund-raising.  

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REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; a minimum of two years of relevant experience; proficiency with MS Office and comfort learning new software; wide-ranging knowledge of office procedures; proficient writing, editing, and proofreading skills; and discretion with confidential information; initiative; detail-orientation; willingness to learn and adapt; and ability to communicate and interact effectively with others, including museum staff, Institute leadership, and donor and prospect constituencies.  Seek a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual who can demonstrate resourcefulness and is able to organize, prioritize, carry out detailed procedures independently, problem solve, meet deadlines while managing multiple projects.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and during a capital campaign Development experience preferred.   Job #15074-4

Occasional evening and weekend work may 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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