Executive Director, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks an Executive Director, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships to assume responsibility for the overall leadership and direction of MIT’s cause-based major and principal gift fundraising efforts, with a special focus on non-alumni friends and corporations, both domestic and international. While raising funds at all levels, the OPP focuses most of its energy on principal and transformational gifts. While the OPP occasionally works with alumni, its primary donor focus is on non-alumni and corporations capable of making lifetime gifts of $5 million or more. Philanthropy from previously unaffiliated donors has become a significant revenue stream for MIT, as individual and corporate donors develop relationships with MIT based on shared objectives for impact on society in areas including artificial intelligence, climate change, and life sciences. The Executive Director will be responsible for setting and implementing strategies for donor development, market development, volunteer management, and resource allocation in collaboration with the offices of Strategic Information Management; Communications, Events, Donor Engagement, and Stewardship; Development Planning and Initiatives; and Finance and Operations.

Founded in 1861 to accelerate the nation’s industrial revolution, MIT has risen over its history to become one of the most distinguished and productive higher education institutions in the world. With ingenuity and drive, its graduates have invented fundamental technologies, launched new industries, and created millions of American jobs. At the same time, MIT is profoundly global. The Institute’s community gains tremendous strength as a magnet for talent from around the world. Through teaching, research, and innovation, MIT’s exceptional community pursues its mission of service to the nation and the world. Originally located in Boston, MIT moved to Cambridge in 1916. Offering students opportunities to study and research in state-of-the-art classrooms, as well as acres of green spaces, gardens, and playing fields, the campus is home to nearly 12,000 students. A low student-to-faculty ratio promotes intensive learning that allows students to excel. MIT offers 56 undergraduate majors and has 50 departments and programs offering graduate degrees across its five schools. As an institution with a global reputation, MIT has been home to many internationally prestigious award winners such as Nobel laureates and MacArthur Fellows.

"As Senior Executive Director of Resource Development, I'm looking for a committed and trusted thought partner and strategist—someone who is talented, energetic, and a bold and positive thinker, who can drive and nurture a team, and equally importantly, is someone who can collaborate across Resource Development and the campus, motivating the team to think in the most creative of ways. I very much look forward to your application." — Tuli Banerjee, Senior Executive Director, Resource Development

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.