Director, Annual Giving Donor Relations & Stewardship

Posted on 01/30/2023

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Director, Annual Giving Donor Relations and Stewardship,  Alumni Association, to assume a senior management position responsible for setting strategic direction and managing annual donor stewardship.  Will lead comprehensive strategy development for all annual giving level donors with a focus on donor retention, fostering donor loyalty, and creating relevant programming, including events, and benefits for leadership donors ($2,500+); provide fiscal responsibility for stewardship and donor recognition budget; manage endowment and usage reporting for all 120 MIT pooled-funds; collaborate with Resource Development’s Donor Relations and Stewardship team on setting policies and procedures regarding donor relations across campus; and manage a team by providing strategy and vision to drive stewardship and donor recognition efforts.

Job Requirements: 


  • bachelor’s degree; seven years’ experience in donor relations, stewardship, or fundraising, preferably in a higher education setting;
  • experience managing a team; two years’ experience supervising staff, setting goals, and managing performance; experience setting and implementing strategy, including providing vision and establishing and meeting goals and priorities; excellent organizational, project management, planning, problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills;
  • attention to detail;
  • initiative; and discretion and good judgment with confidential information;
  • proficiency with computers and standard applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Zoom, and PowerPoint) and experience with Advance or similar database; and support for MIT’s commitment to advancement and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Seek someone who is open to and welcomes change, can work strategically, and handle diverse tasks concurrently while meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, alumni, and other constituents; and collaborate as part of a team in a service-oriented environment.


  • background in special events.

Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed and to engage in occasional travel.

This position will be hybrid, with a combination of on-campus and remote work.

Application material should include both a cover letter and a resume.

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