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Senior Leadership Giving Officer, Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering
Massachusetts, United States
$125,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
Mar 2, 2023

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the search for a Senior Leadership Giving Officer, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering.

Reporting jointly to the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Assistant Dean for Development, School of Engineering, the Senior Leadership Giving Officer will create and execute a comprehensive strategic development plan, designed to raise financial support and awareness for Chemical Engineering (ChemE) within the School of Engineering. The Senior Leadership Giving Officer will manage, build, and execute successful fundraising strategies for a mature portfolio, creating individualized solicitation plans leading to major and principal gifts in support of MIT's fundraising priorities, capital projects, and other departmental priorities. The Senior Leadership Giving Officer will work collaboratively with the ChemE Department Head, key faculty and investigators, administrative officer, and events and communications staff to increase the visibility of ChemE and establish a thriving community of supporters, including both philanthropic and industry partnerships.  

MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering offers academic programs that prepare students to master physical, chemical, and biological processes, engineering design, and synthesis skills; creatively shape and solve complex problems, such as translating molecular information into new products and processes; and exercise leadership in industry, academia, and government in terms of technological, economic, and social issues. It provides a vibrant interdisciplinary research program that attracts the best young people; creatively shapes engineering science and design through interfaces with chemistry, biology, and materials science; and contributes to solving the technological needs of the global economy and human society. ChemE promotes active and vigorous leadership by its people in shaping the scientific and technological context of debates around social, political, economic, and environmental issues facing the country and the world.

Formally established as a separate department in 1920, MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering has not only set the standard for instruction and research in the field, but it also continues to redefine the discipline’s frontiers. With one of three undergraduate programs focusing on chemical-biological engineering for students interested in the emerging biotech and life sciences industries, and two of three graduate programs providing an experiential course of study in chemical engineering practice in collaboration with MIT’s Sloan School of Management, ChemE at MIT is unlike chemical engineering anywhere else.

The MIT School of Engineering is ranked at the top of its field. U.S. News & World Report has given the top spot to MIT’s undergraduate engineering program since 1983. In the most recent publishing, six programs were placed in the number one spot, with four other programs ranking in the top ten. MIT is a magnet for talent from around the world, allowing this exceptional community to pursue its mission of service to the nation and the world. As an institution with a global reputation, MIT has been home to 98 Nobel laureates, 59 National Medal of Science winners, 30 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners, 79 MacArthur Fellows, and 15 A. M. Turing Award winners. 

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least five years of direct fundraising experience, preferably in higher education. Experience with research university culture and administration is desirable. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus. Preference will be given to applications received by March 9, 2023.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $150,000 annually.

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