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Position Overview:

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) promotes excellence and transformation in education at MIT and worldwide. The J-WEL membership team supports that mission by convening and supporting a global community of educators. The J-WEL Community Manager will work towards an essential strategic priority for J-WEL: building an ever-stronger global online and in-person community of educators working towards educational change. Our members are institutions represented by faculty, teachers, administrators, policy makers.  A central goal is to facilitate deep community dialogue and engagement towards sustainable educational impact. The manager should be passionate about global education, creating engaging experiences for and with our members/community, and empowering them to collaborate in creative ways with their peers at J-WEL.

The Manager for Community Engagement will also support communications output and event management/organization, informed by interaction with our members and larger community. This role will work across J-WEL units, but will work as part of the membership team. Updating the J-WEL and Open Learning staff on the membership team’s work is also part of this role. This involves sharing with peers the work in progress, ideas, and plans emerging from the membership team’s ongoing work.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  • Conceptualize, design, organize and deliver/enable events to build community in coordination with other J-WEL team members. (Specific examples of community events include an online community of higher education leaders and faculty across Latin America). 
  • Set and implement social media and communication campaigns/activities (e.g. informational materials, including newsletters) surrounding aforementioned events to align with member/community interests and in concert with the communications team. Ensure internal consistency with other parts of J-WEL and OL in messaging. 
  • Flag opportunities for J-WEL (programs, activities, scholarship, publications, events) arising from interactions with members, and follow-up with J-WEL team for action.
  • Provide inputs on website development to serve community engagement purposes.

Qualifications & Skills:


The ideal candidate will have exceptional oral and written skills and be able to develop engaging community-building/engagement programming; be a person with great communication skills and ability to facilitate online and offline conversations and activities with our community of educators. 

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree; at least four years’ work experience in a related area; experience as a facilitator; deep knowledge of online tools; experience launching and supporting community initiatives (e.g. building an online forum, launching an community-based program –ideally in the education space, higher education focus specifically); experience with international audiences; ability to identify and track relevant community metrics; flexibility; initiative; and ability to work independently and plan work effectively to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 


Bi-lingual a plus, particularly in Spanish. 

Experience in marketing and communications would be a plus.


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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.