Assistant Director

Massachusetts, United States
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Number: 17004
Functional Area: Business Development
Department: Comp Sci & Artificial Intel Lab HQ
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CSAIL ALLIANCES, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)-Alliances, to join CSAIL Alliances, which manages interactions and engagements with industry, governments, external organizations, start-ups, and the public.  Alliances currently operates nine programs and several high-profile conferences.  Will work with the managing director on managing and fostering productive relationships that support and encourage ongoing collaborations with member companies; advancing and growing engagements with member companies; maintaining a select portfolio of companies with prime management responsibilities; serving as the lead for managing the production and marketing of professional programs and conferences and driving expansion globally through partner channels; managing and cultivating prospective member companies; managing staff and day-to-day operations; and securing new members across all programs. 

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred); ten years’ experience working in client relations and strategic partnerships, five years’ management experience, and experience managing managers of teams; comfort in a start-up environment; flexibility; excellent program management, interpersonal, relationship management, client service, leadership, team-building, supervisory, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, analytical, financial, and written and verbal communication skills; experience creating new programs/activities/services to support larger strategic goals; market-orientation; self-motivation/initiative; discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues and in all communication; and high-level of proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and graphic design applications.  Must be able to work across all levels of higher education, government, and industry; keep teams, projects, and deliverables on track; understand, communicate, and present complex technical information in both sales and service contexts; think strategically; set priorities; coordinate multiple tasks, meet competing deadlines, and deliver results; and work under pressure and with minimum supervision.  Experience developing and managing budgets, proficiency with Salesforce, and knowledge of MIT preferred.   Job #17004

Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings/ events and travel domestically, and potentially internationally, up to 10% time.


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.