PROGRAM CURATOR, SOLVE, Technology Review, to lead content development, including issues addressed and speakers selected, for Solve events throughout the year, most notably Solve’s flagship event, Solve at MIT. Will work closely with the events program director, other Solve departments, Solve advisors, and MIT faculty to assist with the conceptualization and implementation of the agenda, content, format, and logistics for Solve meetings and develop the processes for turning content into sessions for Solve events. Responsibilities include event program development, including gathering ideas for Solve challenges via facilitated interactive workshops, sourcing facilitator and subject matter experts, and researching and recruiting speakers; soliciting input from Solve colleagues, advisors, and MIT faculty and working with content and digital team on marketing materials, including schedule and website; following organizational guidelines for composition of program participants, writing briefings, and conducting briefing calls for speakers; and supporting event operations and program logistics.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred); five years’ project management experience, including at least two focusing on international development, social impact, innovation, or related field; exemplary oral and written communication skills; attention to detail; demonstrated interest in Solve’s pillars and challenges; experience designing and facilitating interactive workshops and event sessions; comfort coordinating numerous time-sensitive projects and ability to develop and abide by clear goals, timelines, and priorities; ability to engage with high-level speakers and their staff; proactive and forward thinking approach and demonstrated creative vision; and commitment to developing content with gender, class, geographic, ethnic, religious, and political diversity. Must stay current on international issues, specifically around innovation and technology. International working/living experience a plus. Job #14463-P
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