INVENTION EDUCATION COORDINATOR, JV INVENTEAMS, Lemelson-MIT Program, to coordinate the JV InvenTeam annual cycle, interacting with and providing support to potential and selected grant recipients and managing details and documentation related to the grants. Will collaborate with Invention Education colleagues to create new materials and curricula and provide professional development opportunities on-line and in-person for education professionals; engage within MIT and with education communities across the nation to cultivate and support the growth of invention education and support efforts to increase the program’s operating resources; work collaboratively with the invention education program officer and other LMIT staff to coordinate events to celebrate invention and to plan and implement a strategy for expanding educator and student participation in programs.
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REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in education, engineering, science, or related field; minimum of three years’ professional experience; demonstrated ability to work creatively with young people in a hands-on, project-based environment; knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards, international standards for technology education, and Common Core mathematics and English-Language Arts standards; excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies (e.g., foundations; MIT community; education communities; corporate sponsors; and high school students, teachers, parents, and administrators); and outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills. Educational outreach experience and an inventive and entrepreneurial mindset are highly desirable. The position is ideal for a creative and self-directed team player. Job #15376
Must have the flexibility to travel nationally, with some weekend work and occasional extended work hours, including remote event or professional development workshops extending over several work days.
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.