Associate Director, Donor and Alumni Events

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DONOR AND ALUMNI EVENTS, Sloan School of Management-Office of External Relations (OER), to lead the events team and supervise three direct reports who as a team, create and execute fifty-plus worldwide alumni and donor events for over 23,000 alumni and 4,600 donors.  Will--in partnership with the director--develop event strategy for the Sloan alumni community based on a deep understanding of the philanthropic needs and priorities of the organization, interests of the alumni community, and individual stewardship of the donors; work with faculty, senior leadership, and administration to develop event-specific strategies based on the goals of the events; partner with development colleagues, senior leadership, administration, and faculty to drive, develop, and execute event strategies to ensure engagement and development goals are met; and develop innovative programming based on interests and/or school priority.

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; minimum of five years’ event planning experience and ability to apply skills across a variety of events; strong event strategy and project management experience; meticulous attention to detail; ability to direct/guide others to plan events to the highest standards; experience working closely with and influencing faculty, senior leadership, and administration; excellent interpersonal, presentation, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills and ability to develop trusted partnerships with staff; experience working with vendors, senior staff, and administration; initiative; proficiency with alumni databases and standard PC applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint); and strong organizational skills. Seek a self-starter who is able to set goals and priorities in a demanding, fast-paced environment.  Event planning experience in a university or a professional school strongly preferred. Experience working with a mid-career alumni population would be extremely valuable.  Job #14375-P

1/11/17

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.


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