External Relations Manager
MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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MIT's Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism is seeking an External Relations Manager to join a team working on the design and planning of large-scale, complex metropolitan environments. Working as an integral part of an energetic and growing team, the External Relations Manager will oversee the LCAU's external partners and serve as a central coordinator and information source on all outreach and research activities between partners and faculty across MIT. This position will be responsible for supporting the growth of the LCAU's external alliances, identifying, cultivating, and securing new external partnerships, and maintaining relations. The External Relations Manager will develop an awareness of LCAU research initiatives, help communicate collaborative research projects to faculty and outside funders, and maintain relationships with LCAU affiliated faculty to represent research interests to potential partners accurately. They will work collaboratively with the center's Director, Executive Director, and affiliated faculty to develop grant submissions (internal and external) and philanthropic proposals, working closely with the Assistant Dean for Resource Development to coordinate Institute development efforts and resources. The External Relations Manager will work as a meaningful thought partner, engaged collaborator, and proactive problem solver. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal dependent upon funding and progress.

Job requirements: Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of 2 years of experience and knowledge of principles, concepts, and best practices for industry relations and major donor-funded initiatives are required. Candidates must show evidence of fundraising success cultivating and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations; experience developing and stewarding sponsored research proposals; proven ability to function as an effective team member; strategic thinker; outstanding written and oral presentation skills and ability to clearly articulate complex information and funding priorities; and comfort working in a highly diverse and international environment while building productive working relationships with a wide range of people (willingness to travel). Preferred: Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and a master's degree or terminal degree in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or closely related field of study.

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 found here (https://bit.ly/3rooEi6).

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.


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