DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT, MIT Museum, to support the Museum's fund-raising efforts, working closely with the MIT arts development officer, director, and associate director. Will perform administrative activities including prospect/donor tracking and management; assisting with prospect research; drafting and producing correspondence, memos, and reports; and organizing, staffing, and following up on meetings and development events. Responsibilities also include becoming proficient with donor software (Advance) to maintain, manage, and report on prospect/donor data; creating new and modifying existing reports; providing research assistance and development support in coordinating Museum fund-raising appeals; drafting briefing reports and background information to be used for cultivation and solicitation meetings; coordinating stewardship by gathering pertinent information and drafting stewardship letters and reports; and serving as lead contact for fund-raising events, drafting and producing invitations, tracking RSVPs, coordinating logistics, etc.
REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; a minimum of three years of relevant experience; proficiency with MS Office and comfort learning new software; broad knowledge of office procedures; experience maintaining websites; and ability to independently organize, prioritize, carry out detailed procedures with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects. Must be able to take initiative and be resourceful, motivated, well-organized, detail- and process-oriented, problem solve, and willing to learn and adapt. The ability to communicate and interact effectively with others required; as are proficient writing, editing, and proofreading skills. A bachelor's degree and development experience and/or familiarity with nonprofit organizations or higher education institutions preferred. Job #14812-5
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
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