Program Manager, MIT-India Program

Massachusetts, United States
04 May 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Center for International Studies
School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
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.

PROGRAM MANAGER, MIT-INDIA PROGRAMCenter for International Studies-MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), to be responsible for the management and overall development of the MIT-India Program. The program creates experiential learning and research opportunities in India for MIT students and faculty and develops partnerships connecting MIT and India.  Will implement and oversee all aspects of student internships and other experiential learning opportunities in India, including advertising, recruiting and matching students with opportunities, and preparing students through training on culture and workplace norms; cultivate relationships with potential host organizations in India, identify new and develop relationships with prospective funding sources (corporate, individual, government, foundation) and organize activities to steward current donors; administer faculty seed fund grant programs to promote research collaborations; collaborate with other units on campus, serve as a resource on India for the MIT community, and promote the program as a hub of India-related activity on campus through outreach and events; and supervise the MIT-India program coordinator.  May develop activities in other countries in South Asia.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ relevant professional experience; excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills; solid knowledge of India’s corporate, higher education, and research systems; ability to grasp and communicate broad picture of the program to students, faculty, and potential partners/sponsors; ability to work as part of a larger team, prioritize tasks, schedule and account for complex intern travel arrangements, schedule meetings, and manage multiple tasks under pressure; proficiency with Microsoft Office and willingness to learn database and web editing software; and discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues.  Master’s degree and demonstrated interest in international education and/or intercultural communication preferred.    Job #17415-8

Starting annual salary: $65,000 -70,000 

Must be willing to work evenings periodically and travel to India several times per year.

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required. 

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.