Program Manager, pK-12 @ J-WEL assist the Associate Director, pK-12 @ J-WEL in the daily operation of the pK-12 @ J-WEL Collaborative by supporting member engagement, conducting research, managing member-related projects and writing reports and other domain-specific documents. Coordinates activity with the pK-12 Action Group and other MIT community members.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities
- Supports member of the pK-12 collaborative at J-WEL, which includes welcoming them to the community; understanding their work and interests; connecting them to relevant work at MIT, and reporting on their progress,
- Conducts research and analysis in areas of focus for pK-12 @ J-WEL including STEM education, computation, early childhood education, teacher professional learning, and compassionate systems,
- Manages projects related to pK-12 @ J-WEL member engagements, establishing plans, timelines, outcomes and ensuring efficient execution of projects,
- Writing concept notes, research reports, landscape overviews, and other domain-specific documents,
- Provides input for J-WEL programs (J-WEL Weeks, J-WEL Exchanges, webinars, etc.),
- Performs other miscellaneous duties and participates in special projects as assigned
Position reports to the Associate Director, pK-12 @ J-WEL. Employee determines appropriate work methods, plans, schedules, and prioritizes work based on goals and objectives to be achieved, within the standards of work unit; carries out work activities independently. Consults with the manager to resolve unusual problems or to provide general direction.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in education, ideally with an emphasis on one or more of the following areas: STEM education, teacher professional learning, computation, and early childhood education; Master’s degree preferred.
Strong writing, statistical and graphical data analysis skills. Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing educational projects or programs. Strict attention to detail and ability to work effectively as a team as well as independently. Requires excellent customer service and relationship building skills as well as sensitivity to client/customer needs. Requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to handle a pressured, multi-task work environment with changing priorities and limited supervision. Excellent communication, oral and solid presentation skills, and contract negotiation skills a plus.
This is a one-year temporary position renewable on an annual basis.
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.