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External Relations Manager

EXTERNAL RELATIONS MANAGER, Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU), to join a team working on the design and planning of large-scale, complex metropolitan environments. Will oversee the LCAU’s external partners and serve as a central coordinator and information source on outreach and research activities between partners and faculty across MIT; support the growth of the LCAU’s external alliances, identifying, cultivating, and securing new external partnerships and maintaining existing relations; 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 accurately represent research interests to potential partners; collaborate with LCAU’s director, executive director, and affiliated faculty to develop grant submissions and philanthropic proposals; work closely with the director of external relations and strategic initiatives in the Dean’s Office to coordinate development efforts and resources with the school and the Institute; and act as a meaningful thought partner, engaged collaborator, and proactive problem solver.  
Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience; knowledge of the principles, concepts, and best practices for industry relations and major donor-funded initiatives; evidence of fundraising success cultivating and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations; experience developing and stewarding sponsored research proposals; ability to work strategically, function as an effective team member, and clearly articulate complex information and funding priorities; excellent written and oral presentation skills; and comfort working in a highly diverse and international environment while building productive working relationships with a wide range of people.  PREFERRED:  master’s or terminal degree in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or closely related field of study and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.  Job #23281-7

Must be willing to travel.

This is a full-time (35 hrs/wk.), one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal dependent upon funding and progress. Apply here: MIT Careers
Questions? Please feel free to reach out to us lcau@mit.edu.