Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
SENIOR OFFICER, ECONOMIC PROSPERITY COMMUNITY, SOLVE, to join an initiative aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Will design--in consultation with leadership and relevant stakeholders--Solve challenges; inform event program on technical aspects of economic prosperity pillar focus areas (e.g., inclusive innovation, inclusive cities, circular economy, future of work); recruit, manage, and retain private, public, nonprofit, and academic leaders to create a relevant community of excellence made of diverse, cross-sector, cross-geography leaders within the pillar; recruit and liaise with challenge judges, advisors, and MIT faculty on technical aspects of the pillar’s focus areas; broker partnerships between solvers and solve community leaders and create partnerships to advance the growth of selected solutions; support selected solvers through mentorship, incubation, and trainings; manage relations and correspondence with leaders, advisors, solvers, and other community members (e.g., invitation to events, logistics, invoicing, and connections to other leaders); work with team members on planning and executing events that bring together the community physically and virtually; promote new and existing challenges through targeted outreach to the best potential solvers; manage staff, volunteers, and consultants; and support the managing director as needed.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a relevant area; at least five years’ experience, including at least one managing relationships/partnerships with high-level stakeholders; strong technical background in the field(s) of economics, international development, or urban planning; highly-developed organizational skills; flexibility; and initiative. Must be able to work independently, anticipate needs, prioritize, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Experience in a social and/or environmental impact organization preferred. Job #15847-O