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 ADMINISTRATOR, THE JOB CONNECTOR , Office of Government and Community Relations , to establish a new organization--The Job Connector--which will help connect Cambridge residents to the region's innovation economy. Will proactively collaborate with a cross-section of stakeholders to develop and manage partnerships and programs in areas such as job readiness, skill training, career planning, apprenticeships, internships, and employment. Responsibilities include establishing and managing productive working relationships with nonprofit and government partners, public officials, companies, community organizations, MIT community members, unions, residents, workforce development organizations, community colleges, and others; organizing, executing, and/or supervising program delivery logistics; developing and managing budgets; identifying resources and funding opportunities within governmental and philanthropic organizations and developing grant applications; serving as liaison between community organizations and area employers; organizing, planning, and executing Job Connector outreach events; conducting participant survey results, generating reports, and proposing operational changes/enhancements as needed; and other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree, preferably in an education- or workforce development-related field; five years' workforce development/community organizing experience; strong skills in leading meetings, convening people for productive dialogue, deep listening, and developing shared objectives/goals; and excellent financial, organizational, customer service, strategic planning, interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to prioritize, track, and implement multiple schedules/projects simultaneously; function independently with minimal supervision and as part of a close-knit team; and successfully execute initiatives through collaborations with multiple stakeholders in a pressured, fast-moving environment. An understanding of Cambridge or similar urban communities and the local workforce development landscape would be beneficial. Knowledge of the area's tech and biotech industry and the innovation economy a plus. Background in social justice work preferred. Job #17247-8
Internal Number: 17247
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