Executive Director, The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

Expiring today

Massachusetts, United States
21 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Administration
Department: Sloan School of Management
School Area: Sloan School of Management
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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEGATUM CENTER, Sloan School of Management, to serve as a visionary leader who strives to continue to build a highly effective, globally visible center at MIT focused on transformative entrepreneurship in the developing world.  Will lead and oversee all operational, financial, and program management for the center.  Responsibilities include empowering a committed team to provide exceptional education and mentorship opportunities for MIT students; leading global engagement, thought leadership, and resource development activities; serving and strengthening the center’s mission by working with leadership, faculty, and DLCs across MIT and Sloan and with key strategic partners across the world; ensuring team members embody the center’s mission/values; and serving as the center’s public face, promoting and representing its mission on a global stage.

The Legatum Center is a global community committed to serving students who are tackling our world’s greatest challenges and driving global prosperity through their principled entrepreneurial leadership in the developing world.

A full job description is available at http://web.mit.edu/sloan-hr/jobs/LegatumCenterExecDir.pdf

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred); at least seven years’ experience building entrepreneurial businesses in developing world settings as a founder, CEO, and/or investor; strong leadership skills and track record of leading, empowering, and managing teams; track record working effectively with policy makers/NGOs, etc., to promote entrepreneurship and policy-change for entrepreneurship, with a commitment to and experience advocating for the value of entrepreneurship and education; effective interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; and a desire to develop the potential of students; ability to work with multiple stakeholders concurrently.  Seek someone who enjoys taking on challenges in a changeable environment.  Experience in higher education highly desirable.  Must be willing to travel 20% of the time.  Job #17617-12

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.