Officer, Economic Prosperity Community

Massachusetts, United States
17 Sep 2020
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17 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full 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.

OFFICER, ECONOMIC PROSPERITY COMMUNITY, Solve-Economic Prosperity Pillar, to handle the recruitment of and relations with exceptional leaders from private, public, and nonprofit organizations whose expertise and interests align with Solve’s Economic Prosperity pillar; support the design of new and manage existing Solve Challenges; program events; and support Solver teams through facilitated funding, mentorship, and partnership brokering. Responsibilities include managing relations with leaders to engage them with Solve and its community; collaborating on planning and executing physical and virtual events to support other Solver teams and solve the challenges; sourcing potential sponsors/partners; participating in facilitating human-centered design thinking workshops and other Solve activities; promoting new/existing Solve Challenges across the Solve community and extensive networks for targeted outreach to find the most promising Solver teams; database maintenance; managing interns and volunteers; converting leads and prospects to paying Solve members; and brokering partnerships between Solver teams and Solve community leaders and creating partnerships to advance the growth of selected solutions. 

Solve is an MIT initiative and marketplace for social impact innovation whose mission is to solve world challenges. Joining the Solve team offers a unique chance to play a critical role in shaping, engaging, and growing this cutting-edge and diverse community.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience, including at least one in fund-raising, relationship management, or nonprofit business development; desire to work in a hands-on, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently; excellent organizational and prioritization skills; and initiative; and project management training or experience.

 PREFERRED:  master’s degree in an area relevant to Solve’s work and experience in a social and/or environmental impact organization.  Job #18850-7

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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