SENIOR ANNUAL GIVING OFFICER, Alumni Association, to represent the Institute in constituent visits and at events with a primary focus of building membership in the Annual Giving Leadership Circle, (AGLC) which recognizes donors who support MIT through annual gifts of $2,500. Will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective donors; manage and coordinate the cultivation and solicitation of a regionally-based pool of prospects with annual giving potential of $5,000 to $100,000 annually, with specific attention applied to regional donors at these levels; develop, manage, and support a small portfolio of volunteers to aid in this process when applicable; and engage annual donors in the compelling case for unrestricted support of the Institute.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least five years of annual giving experience, preferably in nonprofit fundraising environments, and at least one year of experience conducting donor solicitations; knowledge of best practices of the major gift process and planned giving vehicles; excellent interpersonal, communication (written, verbal, listening) skills; attention to detail; self-motivation and a proven record of accomplishment in a position requiring independent planning and efficient utilization of time and resources; discretion with confidential information; experience with Ellucian Advance Web, EverTrue, or other enterprise fundraising system; and proficiency with computers and standard applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Zoom, and PowerPoint). Must be able to engage and build relationships with colleagues, faculty, leadership, alumni, volunteers, donors, and other external constituents; work both independently and collaboratively; and multitask, prioritize diverse and concurrent assignments, and meet deadlines without compromising quality in a demanding, high-volume work environment. PREFERRED: higher education experience. Job #23185-8
Must be able to travel up to 40% of the time and work evenings and weekends.
This is a hybrid position with a combination of on-campus and remote work.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.
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