The Massachusetts institute of
Technology (MIT or the Institute) is seeking an experienced,
innovative and results-oriented advancement executive to serve as
its Senior Executive Director (SED) of Resource Development. A new
position, this role will bring together all the major fundraising
activities housed in MIT Resource Development, including principal
gifts, major gifts, planned giving and foundation relations.
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
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 has an opportunity to increase alignment of its
fundraising teams in order to raise more gifts and improve
efficiencies of operations. The SED will provide strategic
leadership and vision for all these efforts and integrate them into
a unified vision for philanthropy within RD.
The ideal candidate for SED will be a distinguished fundraiser
and leader who is eager to utilize their experience to bring
together the varied fundraising functions within RD and shape the
future of one of the most successful advancement teams in higher
education. Specifically, the ideal candidate should have at least
ten years of direct fundraising management experience including
management of frontline development staff, preferably at a higher
education institution. In addition, the next SED 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.
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 the leadership
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
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Greg Duyck and Jevon
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 now.mit.edu.