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Officer, Economic Prosperity Community

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Location: Cambridge, MA [MIT Campus]

Position Overview:

Solve is seeking an Economic Prosperity Community Officer to join its team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in developing, growing, and engaging the Solve community of private, public, nonprofit, and academic leaders and the social entrepreneurs--Solver teams--Solve supports. This role will also help create a community of diverse, cross-sector leaders relevant to Economic Prosperity issues, including financial inclusion, work of the future, inclusive economic growth, and technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain. The Officer will engage startups and entrepreneurs, supporting them through incubation, mentorship, and partnership brokering. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and build a movement to address the biggest issues of our time. This is a full-time position, located in Cambridge, MA. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Research and recruit private, public, nonprofit, and academic leaders who are expert in relevant pillar to create a community of excellent, diverse, cross-sector, cross-geography leaders relevant to the Economic Prosperity pillar

  • Manage relations and handle correspondence with above leaders to engage them with Solve and its community, including invitation to events, logistics of their participation, invoicing, and connections to other leaders and Solver teams

  • Broker partnerships between Solver teams and Solve Community leaders and create partnerships to advance the growth of selected solutions

  • Work with other teams across Solve on planning and executing events that bring together the community physically and virtually to support Solver teams and solve the challenges

  • Source potential sponsors and partners to develop customized partnerships with Solve, including hosting Solve events; sponsoring Solver teams; and participation in the full innovation cycle. 

  • Take part in the facilitation of human-centered design thinking workshops and other Solve activities in person and virtually with the Solve Community

  • Promote new and existing Solve Challenges across the Solve Community and extensive networks for targeted outreach to find the most promising Solver teams

  • Maintain and update customer relations management databases

Supervision Received:

  • Report to the Lead, Economic Prosperity Community

  • Support the Lead, Economic Prosperity Community, and the Managing Director, Community as needed

Supervision Exercised:

  • Manage interns and volunteers as needed

Qualifications & Skills: 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience, with at least 1 years’ experience managing relationships and partnerships 

  • Highly developed organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, handling multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to prioritize and plan work in an efficient manner to meet deadlines

  • Must be flexible and able to work independently, take initiative, and anticipate needs

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in an area relevant to Solve’s work

  • Experience in social and/or environmental impact organization

  • Experience in sales or nonprofit development 

  • Project management training or experience    

To apply: Please visit web.mit.edu/jobs, reference #18014-7. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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