Program Development Officer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA, US

PROGRAM DEVELOPENT OFFICER, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)/MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, to join an exciting research environment with a focus on sponsor retention and the recruitment of potential new sponsors from industry and other sources. Responsibilities include maintaining relationships with existing sponsors, advising the codirectors on sponsor relations and the broad interests of existing and potential sponsors, and working with senior staff to align program goals with funding.  Will devise strategies to identify resource development opportunities, regularly advise the codirectors on sponsor recruitment activities, maintain a database on these activities, propose innovative funding approaches, and develop and oversee the development of materials from the research program that can be used for recruitment activities; work with related fund-raising efforts at MIT (e.g., MITEI, Environmental Solutions Initiative, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), and Industrial Liaison Program) to the extent these relationships advance Joint Program’s recruitment efforts; develop an understanding of the research program to speak of it to existing and potential sponsors; and actively participate in Global Change Forums, CEEPR workshops, and other activities geared toward engaging industrial sponsors, and participate in planning these meetings.  Will report to the codirectors of the Joint Program.

REQUIED:  at least five years’ experience in a similar fund-raising/marketing environment; experience in the energy, transport, agriculture, natural resources, or related industries that are potential funders of the program; experience relating complex models and analyses to an industry audience; bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in economics, business, or a science that provides the basis for understanding the research conducted in the program; ability to work in a team-oriented environment; and excellent speaking and writing skills.  Job #14022


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