Senior Officer, Economic Prosperity Community

Massachusetts, United States
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

to join an initiative aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Will design--in consultation with leadership and relevant stakeholders--Solve challenges; inform event program on technical aspects of economic prosperity pillar focus areas (e.g., inclusive innovation, inclusive cities, circular economy, future of work); recruit, manage, and retain private, public, nonprofit, and academic leaders to create a relevant community of excellence made of diverse, cross-sector, cross-geography leaders within the pillar; recruit and liaise with challenge judges, advisors, and MIT faculty on technical aspects of the pillar’s focus areas; broker partnerships between solvers and solve community leaders and create partnerships to advance the growth of selected solutions; support selected solvers through mentorship, incubation, and trainings; manage relations and correspondence with leaders, advisors, solvers, and other community members (e.g., invitation to events, logistics, invoicing, and connections to other leaders); work with team members on planning and executing events that bring together the community physically and virtually; promote new and existing challenges through targeted outreach to the best potential solvers; manage staff, volunteers, and consultants; and support the managing director as needed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a relevant area; at least five years’ experience, including at least one managing relationships/partnerships with high-level stakeholders; strong technical background in the field(s) of economics, international development, or urban planning; highly-developed organizational skills; flexibility; and initiative.  Must be able to work independently, anticipate needs, prioritize, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Experience in a social and/or environmental impact organization preferred.

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.