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Coordinator, Strategic & Partner Programs

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Location: Remote/Cambridge, MA

Position Overview:

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to helps them drive lasting, transformational impact. 

MIT Solve seeks a Coordinator to join its Strategic & Partner Programs team to support Solve’s mission of advancing lasting solutions from tech-based social entrepreneurs that address the world’s most pressing problems. The primary responsibilities of the position are to support Solve’s Strategic & Partner Programs team through project coordination support for custom challenges hosted on the MIT Solve open innovation platform and world class in-person and virtual global events, to help further build and engage Solve’s diverse community of impact leaders. 

Major responsibilities:

  • Provide coordinated support across Solve’s portfolio of custom open innovation challenges, in particular supporting Strategic & Partner Programs Portfolio Officers & Leads in standardizing processes across portfolios.
  • Attend and take notes for client and internal kickoff meetings for each custom challenge. 
  • Manage backend of Solve’s open innovation platform including building out and maintaining custom challenge landing pages and applications, creating judges and reviewer profiles, assigning judges and reviewers to challenges and solutions, etc.
  • Maintain Salesforce database records including inputting data, data cleaning, and creating reports as needed.
  • Support challenge promotion by researching challenge-specific outreach targets and liaising with the S&PP Marketing Officer to coordinate Hubspot workflows and track the communications plan.
  • Support judge and reviewer recruitment and stewardship, including researching and vetting potential judges and reviewers, recruiting and communicating with reviewers, pulling scores and preparing deliberation materials, and preparing all applicant communications throughout the selection process.
  • Coordinate virtual events including managing virtual event platforms, creating briefing documents and decks, organizing the event run of show, and drafting and sending event logistics emails.
  • Assist in preparations for all custom challenge winner support programs, including creating winner welcome materials and associated intake forms.
  • Vet all potential custom challenge clients, judges, finalists, and Strategic & Partner Programs event speakers. 
  • Expected travel: 0-5%

Minimum Required Skills:

  • At least two years’ experience in project coordination and administration. 
  • Highly developed organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience planning and/or staffing virtual events, workshops, and programs. 
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently; manage multiple projects simultaneously; function effectively under pressure; approach problem solving creatively; effectively manage and build relations with key internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to quickly learn and manage new systems, such as registration platforms, online form tools, and CRM databases (e.g., Salesforce).  
  • Experience interpreting and presenting data from various sources.
  • Bachelor’s degree in international studies, global development, social entrepreneurship, business management, business administration, public relations, or other relevant field.

As an MIT Solve employee, you are eligible for a number of benefits, perks, and discounts, including:

MIT Solve is committed to inclusion and diversity to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more diverse our team is, the better we can achieve our mission of solving world challenges. Meet our team. 

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.

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