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.
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INVENTION EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR, K12, Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT), to facilitate collaborative efforts to support invention education offerings in particular geographic regions that span grades K-12. These efforts will help people learn to invent, protect their intellectual property, and bring creations to intended beneficiaries. Efforts will include annual events celebrating students’ work and accomplishments as inventors. Will also support the development and implementation of new online and hybrid invention education offerings for educators and students (emphasis on K-8) as part of a comprehensive strategy for expanded educator and student engagement; engage with educators and administrators; and cultivate relationships and ongoing collaborations through paid memberships or other revenue sources. Responsibilities include collaborating on the development of grants and funding proposals; managing grant commitments, program budgets, and reports to funders; collaborating on invention education-related events, attending conferences, and making presentations; participating in research, evaluation, and new program development efforts, including curricula, hands-on tools and materials, and professional learning opportunities for educators; and supervising two part-time associates.
LMIT, a national leader in efforts to prepare the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs, focuses on expanding opportunities for people to learn ways inventors find and solve problems in order to improve lives. LMIT’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion aims to remedy historic inequities among those developing inventions, protect their intellectual property, and commercialize their creations.
Full description available at https://lemelson.mit.edu/job-opportunities.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in education, science, or engineering; and three years’ professional experience in science, engineering, or teaching; PREFERRED: master’s degree or teaching credential (demonstrated ability to work creatively with young people in a hands-on, project-based environment may substitute for teaching credential). Job #20170-8
Application material should include a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position.