Program Administrator

Massachusetts, United States
02 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2021
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.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, SEED (SATURDAY ENGINEERING ENRICHMENT AND DISCOVERY) ACADEMY, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP), to lead the administration and implementation of the SEED Academy, an academic-year, Saturday enrichment program, which exposes ~135 Boston area middle and high school students to science and engineering fields, while supporting each of them to reach their highest academic potential. The program has had great success helping underrepresented and underserved students pursue undergraduate education at top institutions.  Will be charged with continuing this history of success while identifying and implementing strategies to expand and innovate the SEED Program while streamlining its operations and processes.  Will uphold Institute policies on working with minors while implementing all aspects of the program--logistics, planning, staffing and training (50+ temporary undergraduate/professional teaching staff), student recruitment and selection, and communication and engagement with stakeholders (e.g., parents, students, alumni, vendors, speakers). 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree, preferably in science, engineering, or education; at least three years’ related experience in program development/planning/coordination and/or education; good judgment with confidential information and in unexpected situations; commitment to diversity and serving diverse constituents; ability to multitask, remain organized, and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment; strong interpersonal, facilitation, leadership, project management, and oral and written communication and presentation skills; ability to collaborate on teams with diverse backgrounds and skill sets; and proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel) and cloud-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox).

PREFERRED: master’s degree; MIT experience; training in a scientific/technical field; experience with outreach programs, middle and/or high school students, and coordinating program staff; written and oral Spanish communication skills; and experience and competency in the area of online education and distance learning.  Job 319058-8

Application material must include a cover letter.

Must be able to travel locally to recruit students and staff and work a varied schedule with evening and weekend hours, including leading programmatic activities on Saturdays in which program is in session.  Travel and in-person programming will depend upon public health guidance.

This is a one-year appointment that may be eligible for renewal contingent upon available funding.


Employment contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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