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Development Associate
  • Job Number: 15906
  • Functional Area: Administration
  • Department: MIT Press
  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
  • Employment Type: Part-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: TBD


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.


DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, MIT Press, to support the Press director with implementing strategic plans to increase philanthropic and community engagement with the Press. Responsibilities include working with the director to identify prospects in coordination with Resource Development and Annual Giving; building and implementing general fund-raising strategies; developing and maintaining systems/processes for the organization, tracking, planning, and execution of a variety of development and communication projects; managing relevant infrastructure and systems, including creating reports and providing prospect research summaries; utilizing the Advancement database to document donor interactions; coordinating stewardship efforts; overseeing growth and stewardship of the Friends of the MIT Press program; building relationships/partnerships within Cambridge and Boston; maintaining deep knowledge of Press publishing programs; and performing other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ experience that demonstrates interest in development and constituency engagement; ability to navigate a complex advancement organization; experience with Ellucian/Advance or other donor or relationship management platforms; discretion with highly confidential information; proficiency with Microsoft Office and FileMaker; strong project management, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills; flexibility; ability to work independently, take initiative, and anticipate needs; self-direction and eagerness to articulate the case for philanthropic support of the Press; and interested in building and leveraging relationships with contacts in the creative, business, technology, and philanthropic communities.  A background in a scholarly, literary, arts, or nonprofit setting; experience in or portfolio of writing for a variety of contexts, including marketing copy, email marketing, and individual donor correspondence; expertise with email marketing platforms (i.e., MailChimp, Constant Contact) and facility with web content interfaces; and event management experience are preferred.  Job #15906-N


4/6/18

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.