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Leadership Giving Officer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Massachusetts $100,000-$150,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Leadership Giving Officer


The Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) seeks a leadership giving officer to create and execute a comprehensive, strategic development plan designed to raise awareness, both internally and externally; strengthen relationships; and garner financial support for its initiatives and academic programs. 


Established in 2012, IMES is an integrative force bringing together research and education efforts at the nexus of engineering, science, and clinical medicine to advance human health. IMES aims to accelerate innovation across a spectrum of activities that span discovery, design, and delivery of new medical devices and products.


The responsibilities of the leadership giving officer will include collaborating with the IMES director, key faculty and investigators, administration and finance officer, education director, and events/communications staff to increase the visibility of IMES and establish a thriving community of supporters, including philanthropic and industry partnerships; building, managing, and collaborating on a portfolio of individual donors and industry prospects; collaborating with MIT’s central prospect management teams and with colleagues within the School of Engineering’s Resource Development group and MIT’s Office of Corporate Relations, to identify and engage prospective individual donors and industry partners, including taking part in face-to-face donor/industry partner/prospect visits, arranging faculty meetings/site tours/events, drafting high-level proposals, creating materials and disseminating content and collateral related to IMES, and strategically orchestrating meetings and other interactions between faculty/staff with prospects, donors, and industry partners with the goal of six- and seven-figure gift commitments; maximizing the director’s/faculty travel to engage with prospective donors and industry partners; and keeping all relevant donor/prospect records updated. 


Required Qualifications: 


  1. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering or scientific field
  2. Three years’ direct fundraising experience, preferably with a higher education organization
  3. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, project management, time management, and written and oral communication skills
  4. Entrepreneurial approach to developing a prospect pool
  5. Ability to manage multiple projects with confidentiality and discretion
  6. High-level computer proficiency, including with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications: 


  1. Proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of six-figure+ gifts


Travel required ~20% of the time, both regionally and out of state.


Must be able to work evening and occasional weekend hours with advance notice.


Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 24002.


Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin. See MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination at

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