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Assistant Dean for Development Cambridge, MA

The new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing represents a dramatic commitment to leadership in computing: in research, education, societal responsibility, and partnerships between computing and non-computing disciplines across MIT. Working closely with Dan Huttenlocher, the inaugural dean of MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, and other academic leaders, the College’s first assistant dean for development will build on the transformational gift that established the College and the momentum generated by the Institute’s Campaign for a Better World.  This position is a unique opportunity to partner with a visionary leader; secure funds to support critical new initiatives and investments in new ideas; and provide faculty, students, and investigators with the resources they need to realize their ambitious educational and research endeavors.  

The assistant dean for development will craft a multiyear advancement strategy that will ensure sustainable, long-term growth in philanthropic contributions; collaborate with the dean, department heads, and faculty members to articulate the funding priorities and aspirations of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing to key colleagues within MIT's Resource Development (RD) and to potential individual and institutional donors; travel to visit prospects, often in tandem with the dean and other key academic partners; and work proactively to bring potential donors to campus for substantive visits and engagements.

The ideal candidate should be a self-starter who uses an innovative approach to building and guiding a program, and who has the ability to reach out to a broader community to promote the mission of an institution; has the ability to increase the effectiveness of a development program through established objectives and performance standards; and possesses the communication skills required to articulate the vision and mission of a program and its leader to a diverse group of funding organizations in clear and compelling language.

Jack Gorman is leading the search with John Solmonese and Kaleigh Hoffman.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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