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Executive Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Executive Director of
Philanthropic Partnerships -
The Massachusetts institute of
Technology (MIT or the Institute) is seeking an experienced,
innovative and results-oriented advancement executive to serve as
its Executive Director of Philanthropic Partnerships (ED-OPP). This
role oversees MIT's principal gifts program domestically and
internationally, working with individuals, family foundations and
corporations to secure the most transformative gifts.
Founded in 1861 to accelerate the nation's industrial
revolution, MIT has risen over its history to become one of the
most elite 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 globe. Through teaching, research and innovation, MIT's
exceptional community pursues its mission of service to the nation and the
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students
in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will
best serve the planet in the 21st century. To achieve this mission,
the Institute is committed to generating, disseminating and
preserving knowledge as well as working with others to bring this
knowledge to bear on the world's greatest challenges.
MIT Resource Development (RD) is responsible for all private
support from alumni, parents, friends and foundations to the
Institute. MIT's most recent comprehensive campaign, MIT Campaign for a
Better World, raised a record $6.2 billion and concluded
in 2021. MIT RD is now celebrating this momentous achievement and
planning for the future of the office and for later campaigns. The
Office of Philanthropic Partnerships (OPP) oversees RD's principal
gift efforts across constituents and around the world. Leading a
team of more than 20 in OPP, the Executive Director provides
strategic leadership and vision for these efforts and integrate
them into a unified vision for MIT principal gifts. With the
conclusion of the campaign, the ED-OPP has an opportunity to
evaluate these efforts, plan for the next phase of MIT's principal
gift fundraising and develop a more ambitious plan for corporate
The ideal candidate for ED-OPP will be a distinguished principal
gifts fundraiser and development manager who is eager to utilize
these experiences to chart a new course for one of the most
productive principal gift fundraising units in American higher
education. Specifically, the ideal candidate should have at least
ten years of principal gifts fundraising experience and four years
of direct fundraising management experience including management of
frontline development staff, preferably at a higher education
In addition, the ED-OPP will have a deep commitment to
transformational higher education in which remarkable students are
educated, groundbreaking research is conducted and solutions to the
world's most pressing problems are developed, tested and
implemented. This commitment will be complemented by experience in
highly matrixed, complex organizations that will ensure the
selected ED-OPP can understand and learn organizational
relationships and dynamics and use them to achieve objectives.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in leadership
profile found at
WittKieffer is assisting MIT in this search. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful
placement is made.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's

candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Greg Duyck and Ashlee
Winters Musser
MIT is an equal employment
opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage
applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds.
All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for
employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will
not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age,
genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or
ethnic origin. MIT's full policy on nondiscrimination can be
MIT considers equivalent
combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All
candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and
education are encouraged to apply.
MIT requires COVID-19
vaccination for all MIT employees who will have an on-campus
presence. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine
requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information may
be found at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139

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