Associate Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations

Posted on 05/16/2023

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, STEWARDSHIP AND DONOR RELATIONSAlumni Association, to play a key role in developing and implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan for all annual giving donors to the Institute.  Will be responsible for reporting on pooled funds for scholarships, professorships, and student research opportunities known as UROPs; act as the lead contact for the Annual Giving Loyalty Circle (three-plus consecutive years) program, including managing a volunteer chair and data analysis that informs strategies; manage special events for Annual Giving Leadership Circle donors ($2,500+); and serve as an on-campus facilitator for stewardship activities, including MIT’s annual giving day.  

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; three years of experience in stewardship/donor relations, communications, or related field; excellent interpersonal, project management, planning, organizational, presentation, and written and oral communication skills; strategic and analytical approach to responsibilities; openness to change; initiative; attention to detail; discretion and good judgment with confidential information; and proficiency with computers and standard applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Must be able to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, alumni, and other constituents; work collaboratively as part of a team in a diverse service-oriented office; influence others and move toward a common vision or goal; multitask and prioritize multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality in a busy, demanding, high-volume work environment; and effectively develop and deliver training sessions for a wide variety of audiences.  PREFERRED:  background in special events and/or stewardship; ability to recruit, motivate, train, and manage volunteers; and familiarity with donor database, event, (e.g., Cvent), and web presentation tools/software (e.g., Zoom).  Job #22708-7

This is a hybrid position with a combination of on-campus and remote work.

Must be willing and able to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.

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