Senior Project Director

Massachusetts, United States
06 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

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.

SENIOR PROJECT DIRECTOR, MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii) (part-time, 50%), to serve as a key member of the Node strategic team, creating and directing programs and processes across multiple functional areas. Will assist with overall strategy, programmatic and educational management, and training of the New England Regional Innovation Node (NERIN), an MIT center serving as a trusted catalyst and connector helping academic entrepreneurs prepare and engage with innovation resources across the region. MIT has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead this effort as part of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.  Will create direction and manage communication strategies, methods, and activities for all Node programs; help shape program strategy, direction, and management and guide its operational structure through building collaborative relationships at MIT and with innovation leaders in external regional ecosystems; source and refer evaluation processes to measure I-Corps team(s) performance and success; work with research director to develop administrative processes to support NERIN-required data collection; and perform other duties as needed. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in relevant field; five years’ administration, operations, and/or project/program management experience; demonstrated success leading teams, projects, and programs (preferably supporting academic entrepreneurs and the translation of research to practical applications); knowledge of and experience collaborating with MIT innovation and entrepreneurship programs and other MIT resources; experience interacting with and coaching researchers on the innovation process; and experience with the NSF I-Corps program, including curriculum and operations.

 PREFERRED: relevant advanced degree; experience as instructor in NSF national cohorts; experience with marketing strategy and communications, preferably in an innovative R&D environment or startup; and strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.  Job #18562-10

Schedule to be determined.

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.