DIRECTOR OF EVENTS, Resource Development (RD), to partner with the executive director of communications, events, donor relations, and stewardship on the strategy, planning, and execution of events for the engagement, cultivation, recognition, and stewardship of current and prospective MIT donors. Events often involve the president, Institute officers, faculty, domestic and international dignitaries, and other influential leaders. Will lead a team of five and collaborate with fundraisers/colleagues within RD and across MIT, coordinate the work of external vendors, and conceptualize and produce curated and compelling event experiences that showcase Institute priorities and philanthropic impact and opportunities.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; five years' event management experience, preferably in a nonprofit or higher education environment; two years' supervisory experience, preferably leading an event production team; excellent project management, problem-solving, organizational, customer service, negotiation, facilitation, presentation, writing, and oral communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; excellent judgment with confidential information; familiarity with Mac computers and proficiency with standard applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and support for MIT's diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities. Seek an event planning professional who brings a strategic approach to the events function and is able to manage important relationships and act as an ambassador for MIT; function as part of a cohesive team; develop working knowledge of donor and senior leadership preferences/needs; effectively plan event catering suitable for a variety of guests; and work under pressure in a demanding, fast-paced environment. PREFERRED: experience with Zoom, Cvent, G-Suite (e.g., Docs, Sheets), collaboration tools (e.g., Workfront, Slack), and Dropbox; familiarity with MIT; experience in higher education; knowledge of international cultures; and ability to speak a second language. Job #23650-10
This is a hybrid position with a combination of on-campus and remote work. Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally and work early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature