Giving Initiatives Program Strategist, Annual Giving

Posted on 09/07/2023

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

GIVING INITIATIVES PROGRAM STRATEGIST, ANNUAL GIVINGAlumni Association (AA), to drive the strategic direction and planning for the MIT 24-Hour ChallengeGiving Tuesday, and other fundraising initiatives, including affinity groups.  Will set the plan for the successful execution of deliverables for giving initiatives; lead regular meetings of key stakeholders and report on progress and results; serve as a lead point of contact on developing strategy, working with others on the Annual Giving and AA Strategic Communications and Marketing team (SCM) and with external vendors; and collaborate closely with other partners within the Alumni Association and across campus on planning and implementing giving days.  Will also oversee and manage relationships with forty-plus campus partners and coordinate and oversee digital platform execution, data tracking, and reporting.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years of administrative, operations, and/or project/program management experience, preferably in a nonprofit fundraising environment; fundraising event management experience; meticulous attention to detail, deadlines, and quality; excellent relationship-building, communication, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; discretion and excellent judgment with confidential information; and proficiency with computers and standard applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Zoom, and PowerPoint). Must be able to work proactively, anticipate problems, and quickly and independently resolve unforeseen situations; utilize data to problem solve; multitask, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines without compromising quality in a demanding and high-volume work environment; manage relationships diplomatically; and work both independently and collaboratively.  PREFERRED:  experience with Ellucian Advance Web or other enterprise fundraising system and with volunteer management portal systems.  Job #23099-8

Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed and to travel on occasion.

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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