Associate Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy

Massachusetts, United States
23 Jul 2020
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23 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a cultureand 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.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INITIATIVE ON THE DIGITAL ECONOMY (IDE), Sloan School of Management, to assume a leading role in the developmet and implementation of strategies to raise funds, primarily from corporations through Sloan’s Corporate Membership Program, but also from individuals, private foundations, and government grant programs. Will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of stakeholders; manage relationships in partnership with MIT’s development offices, the Office of Foundation Relations, and inbound inquiries; contribute to IDE’s overall marketing strategy by creating original content for the website, the online IDE; project manage grant-funded research by engaging with the researchers and the funder; support the development and implementation of specific research plans; assist in determining researcher resources for given projects; determine and arrange support for research visitor and guests; and support the executive director and faculty leadership in setting IDE strategy and direction. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ administrative/operations and/or project/program management experience, preferably working with senior executives; familiarity with academic research in economics, information technology, and management; excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, event planning, and organizational skills; ability to multitask among complex projects, solve problems on the fly, and work independently; and general knowledge of technology and business.  Seek someone who would like to work at the cutting edge of understanding how technology impacts business, the economy, and society and is comfortable leading and working in a fast-growing and dynamic environment with an all-hands-on-deck approach.

PREFERRED: MBA and experience in fund-raising.  Job #18811-8

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.

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