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Senior Officer, Economic Prosperity Community

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Location: Cambridge, MA

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world's most pressing problems. Solve issues four Challenges each year to find the most promising Solver teams who will drive transformational change. Solve then deploys its global community of private, public, and nonprofit leaders to form partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact. Joining the Solve team offers the chance to play a leading role in defining this cutting-edge and diverse community.

The Senior Officer, Economic Prosperity Community at MIT Solve 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 Solver teams and Solve community leaders and create partnerships to advance the growth of selected solutions
  • Support selected Solver teams through mentorship, incubation, and trainings
  • Manage relations and correspondence with leaders, advisors, Solver teams, 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 Solver teams
  • Manage staff, volunteers, and consultants; and support the managing director as needed

Job Requirements 

  • 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.

To apply: Please visit web.mit.edu/jobs 15847. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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