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Program Curator

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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.

Solve seeks a Program Curator to generate content, including issues addressed and speakers selected, for Solve events, most notably its flagship event, Solve at MIT. Will assist with conceptualizing and implementing the agenda, content, format, and logistics for meetings; and develop the processes for turning content into Solve event sessions.  

Responsibilities

  • Staying current on international issues, specifically around innovation and technology; 
  • Developing event programming and leading content development/research, speaker recruitment, and management; 
  • Designing facilitated interactive workshops to gather ideas for new Solve challenges, including sourcing facilitators and subject matter experts; 
  • Researching speakers and managing speaker recruitment; 
  • Collaborating on content for marketing materials; 
  • Writing briefings and conducting briefing calls for speakers; 
  • Supporting event operations and program logistics; 
  • Performing other duties as needed.  

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (master’s preferred); 
  • At least five years’ project management experience, including at least two focused on international development, social impact, innovation, or related area; 
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills and attention to detail; 
  • Experience designing and facilitating interactive workshops and event sessions; 
  • Proactivity and comfort coordinating numerous time-sensitive projects; 
  • Commitment to developing content with gender, class, geographic, ethnic, religious, and political diversity;  
  • Ability to develop and abide by clear goals, timelines, and priorities; 
  • Engage with high-level speakers and their staff; 
  • Set and meet deadlines within the context of a larger team;  
  • International working/living experience a plus.  

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, reference #16733. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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