Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
09 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2021
Ref
19131
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GRADUATE STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Career Advising and Professional Development,  to provide the vision, strategic planning, and leadership for a campus-wide program focused on the professional development of graduate students, leading to careers within and beyond academia.  Will actualize, expand, and deliver a full-range of workshops/seminars, coordinate professional development across MIT, and work with departments to create professional development in their units; establish and maintain a co-curricular professional development curriculum that provides graduate students with key skills needed before completing their degrees (i.e., career advancement, communication, interpersonal skills, leadership/mentoring, personal development, social responsibility, and teaching); facilitate productive collaborations across campus that promote professional development; and serve as an advocate for graduate student needs.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in counseling, higher education, student services, or related area; seven years’ experience in a career center or higher education setting related to career/professional development, preferably working with graduate students; understanding of science and technology careers and where analytically-oriented graduates can add value in a world science and engineering graduates are increasing worldwide; experience developing, implementing, and delivering professional development programs; knowledge and appreciation of cross-cultural and bias issues and ability to work with diverse populations; strong interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; ability to engage in multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; self-motivation; and the ability to listen carefully and communicate tactfully, work effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of constituents at a research institution, and establish rapport with postdocs in order to help them develop their career plans.  Seek someone interested in MIT’s mission and in extending that education to contributing to society and solving the world’s problems.  Job #19131-10 

Must be able to work occasional evenings. 

Salary range:  $86,103-93,000

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