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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Dean for Social Innovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Assistant Dean for Social Innovation

  • Job Number: 22309

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: PKG Center

  • School Area: Chancellor's

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

    ASSISTANT DEAN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG Center) ( , to design, lead, implement, and evaluate academically-aligned social innovation and entrepreneurship programming for undergraduate and graduate students, including the IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge ( , a twenty-plus-year-old entrepreneurship program; advise, mentor, and connect student social innovators and entrepreneurs; and develop and manage related partnerships within and external to MIT. Responsibilities include supervising program staff and graduate students; contributing to the center’s fundraising efforts; elevating and communicating student and program alumni success stories; collecting, analyzing, and sharing program data; representing the center in relevant committees/events; keeping up-to-date with best practices; and performing other duties as requested. Since its founding, IDEAS has enabled MIT student-led teams to apply their education and expertise in collaboration with community partners to address social and environmental challenges around the world. IDEAS provides an important space for educating, supporting, and recognizing student social innovators and entrepreneurs and serves as a bridge between students and outside professionals/alumni. Full description available here ( .

    Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; five years’ progressively responsible experience in higher education, nonprofit management, or related mission-driven environment; experience managing student-facing and/or community-based programming; experience facilitating programs across cultures and among diverse participants/stakeholders while displaying cultural competence and respect across differences; excellent organizational, planning, project management, and communication skills; knowledge of social innovation and entrepreneurship; proficiency with spreadsheets and databases and comfort learning new software. Seek a teamwork-oriented self-starter who is interested in public service, approaches work strategically, and can prioritize multiple and sometimes competing demands. PREFERRED: master’s degree; experience in an academic setting facilitating, developing, and managing programs; and experience in the fields of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Job #22309-8

Salary range: $70,000-90,000 This is a hybrid (in Cambridge office + remote) work arrangement. Working nights/weekends and travel will be required. A cover letter is required to be considered for this role.