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Events Program Director, Solve
Job Number: 13982
Functional Area: Administration
Department: Technology Review
School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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EVENTS PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review, to spearhead the program content strategy and operations for Solve, including the execution of all of its events.  Will report to the executive director and work with internal and external stakeholders to develop content strategy and content modules for all events; lead and oversee speaker-selection process and recruit high profile speakers and moderators; develop strategy for Solve finalist fellowship activities including potential training and boot camps; oversee all event logistics, e.g., scheduling, facilities, catering, and production; oversee staff (of three to four in FY 2017) and consultants; and oversee and manage finance, operations, and reporting for all Solve activities.  Solve is a MIT initiative addressing real and lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges—from education and health to energy and inequality.  

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REQUIRED: a minimum of eight years’ experience in project management; at least two years’ experience in content development production of world-class events; at least two years’ experience managing a team of staff; proven ability to effectively brief and build relations with world-class speakers and personalities; ability to speak the language of academics and policy makers; experience working in a complex, multilayered environment with multiple stakeholders; strong leadership and verbal and written communication skills; and a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred).  Must be flexible and able to work independently and take initiative.  A background in STEM and technology would be a plus.  Job #13982-R


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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