Program Manager

Massachusetts, United States
21 Jan 2021
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21 Mar 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 MANAGER, FOCUSCenter for Biomedical Innovation (CBI), to coordinate the development, execution, and communication of the FoCUS strategic plan and activities in collaboration with the executive director NEWDIGS, strategic director of FoCUS, FoCUS Advisory Group, and other stakeholders.  Will collaborate on overseeing the programmatic development and management of industry partners and program deliverables, and build and reinforce the FoCUS reputation nationally by organizing its research in media appearances/conferences/seminars/forums/public speaking opportunities.  Responsibilities include managing fund-raising processes, including ongoing management of the FoCUS consortium, identifying and stewarding additional sponsors and funding opportunities, and developing proposals and grants; leading event planning activities; managing portfolio and full life-cycle of programs, initiatives, and projects, including planning for new initiatives and managing existing activities; collaborating on developing periodic workshops on learnings generated by the consortium during design labs and other activities; translating--with guidance from strategic director, executive director, and FoCUS Advisory--strategic objectives and plans into operational plans, deliverables, and milestones with appropriate performance metrics; organizing FoCUS representation at industry functions and meetings; and additional duties as requested. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in related field; at least three years’ administration, communication, and program/project management experience; diplomacy and tact; ability to present compelling arguments; excellent interpersonal, relationship management, and client service skills that promote collaboration/cooperation amongst a range of faculty/staff/students/external stakeholders.  Must be able to meet the simultaneous demands of industry, academia, and a global community of healthcare stakeholders; and effectively engage, build consensus, and negotiate with senior faculty/university administrators/outside stakeholders. PREFERRED:  experience with MIT, the research consortia/initiative model, university/industry partnerships, and fund-raising.  Job #19221-8

There will be domestic and international travel, including conferences and sponsor visits, up to 10% of the time.