Program Manager, MIT-France and Belgium Programs
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-FRANCE AND BELGIUM PROGRAMS, Center for International Studies-MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), to be responsible for the management and overall development of the MIT France and Belgium programs. The programs create experiential learning and research opportunities in France and Belgium for MIT students and faculty and develops partnerships connecting MIT and France/Belgium. Will implement and oversee all aspects of student internships and other experiential learning opportunities in France and Belgium, 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 France and Belgium, 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; and collaborate with and serve as a resource on France and Belgium for the MIT community, and promote the program as a hub of France/Belgium-related activity on campus through outreach/events.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ relevant professional experience; excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills, including excellent command of written and spoken French and English; solid knowledge of France’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, schedule and account for intern travel arrangements, schedule meetings, and prioritize multiple tasks under pressure; Microsoft Office proficiency and willingness to learn database and web editing software; and discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues.
PREFERRED: master’s degree, demonstrated interest in international education and/or intercultural communication, and knowledge of and experience with Belgium. Job #18747-8
Must be willing to work evenings periodically and travel to France and Belgium several times per year.
Starting annual salary: $65,000 - 70,000
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.
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