Program Manager, Small Satellite Center

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
26 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2021
Ref
19113
Contract Type
Temporary
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.

PROGRAM MANAGERAeronautics and Astronautics-Small Satellite Center (SSC), to join a new lab whose vision is to enable MIT to become a globally recognized leader in small satellite development and operations, both for research and academic projects to design, build, and operate complete small satellites and/or payloads for small satellites. Responsibilities include implementing directives issued by the codirectors and running the center on a daily basis; working closely with technical associate staff; establishing and maintaining good relationships with partners across MIT, in multilateral agencies, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, and private industry; working with student groups active in space research; engaging faculty across MIT for the purpose of coordinating research on a broad range of technologies in a variety of sectors; collaborating on developing a plan for physical space for a center; leading the coordination of proposal writing efforts; working with Lincoln Lab to develop a process that can be repeated when more advanced facilities are needed for flight projects; managing web content. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in engineering or applied physics; four years’ experience with administration/operations and/or project/program management; experience in the commercial space industry; commitment to diversity and experience and comfort interacting with culturally diverse academic leaders/students/research sponsors; excellent interpersonal, communication, administrative, and organizational skills; and discretion with confidential information/issues.  Must be able to multitask and set and manage competing priorities while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail; and seek out root causes of issues, conceive innovative solutions, and move from concept to implementation. 

PREFERRED: SM in aerospace, mechanical or electronics; experience with small satellite systems either designing, building, and launching them and/or in mission planning and concurrent engineering. Job #19113-9

This is a one-year term appointment

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