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Location: Cambridge, MA
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 help them drive lasting, transformational impact.
Joining the Solve team as the Program Curation Officer offers a unique opportunity to shape a leading social impact convening space. You’d be a key part of a team delivering outstanding multi-day flagship events bringing together hundreds of the foremost social impact leaders - Solve at MIT, Solve Challenge Finals, the Indigenous Innovators Summit, the Solv[ED] Solutions Summit, and more. You’d be joining an entrepreneurial team supporting social entrepreneurs and social impact leaders globally. And you’d deliver world-class in-person and virtual global events, to further build and engage Solve’s diverse community of impact leaders.
This position reports to Solve’s Events Program Lead.
The Program Curation Officer will conceptualize, plan and execute on the content of Solve’s main year-round events which convene hundreds of social impact leaders. This includes the annual flagship virtual and in-person events: Solve Challenge Finals (pitch event), Solve at MIT (major convening on MIT campus), Indigenous Communities Summit (with and for Indigenous Peoples in the US), and Solv[ED] Solutions Event (targeting young people 24 years and under). They ensure timely, engaging, and relevant programming for in-person and virtual experiences. The Program Curation Officer may also contribute to other events throughout the year. They will contribute to Solve’s overall event strategy and vision as well as develop event content and production. This role offers the unique opportunity for a creative and compelling storyteller to highlight Solve’s work, the incredible Solver teams we support, and the partnerships we create within and outside our community to drive innovation to solve world challenges.
- Conceptualize and deliver content of events that successfully tell the story of Solve’s mission and impact, and contribute to the global conversation around social impact and entrepreneurship.
- Serve as the content producer for Solve’s key events by developing and leading content development and event programming, including topic and speaker research, speaker recruitment, and management
- Serve as the relationship manager for Solve event speakers, including corporate CEOs, performers, philanthropic leaders, celebrities, or C-suite executives.
- Support their successful participation at Solve events, as well as that of all speakers and moderators, including developing briefing documents, conducting briefing calls, and following up.
- Write scripts for announcements and speeches
- Oversee the content portions of the Master Production Schedule for Solve’s events, serving as a keen eye to plan out minute by minute content of the events
- Work closely with Solve’s event production company and other Solve staff to ensure successful coordination of programming and production
- Oversee contractors as needed including videographers for Solve’s event videos.
Qualifications & Skills
- Minimum 3 years’ experience, with at least 2 years of content production experience
- Experience managing global event content and working with high-level speakers, preferably related to international affairs, social impact and related topics
- Portfolio of writing samples that demonstrate relevant interest areas and a proven writing skillset
- A proactive colleague who organically develops quality relationships with colleagues and partners, and expertly drives collaborations to meet our mission goals
- Highly developed communication and organizational skills
- Bachelor’s degree required
As an MIT Solve employee, you are eligible for a number of benefits, perks, and discounts, including:
- $50/month cell phone bill reimbursement
- Transportation: Free, unlimited subway and local bus use, and subsidies for MBTA station parking and the commuter rail; Subsidized annual BlueBikes membership ($40, regularly $99); MIT Bicycle Commuter Reimbursement Program (up to $300/year)
- Free access: Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more
- Tuition assistance: Up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible employees
- Time Off: 12 paid holidays and special Institute holidays (including Juneteeth and Patriots’ Day). 3 weeks of paid vacation your first year; 4 weeks after your first year
- Retirement: MIT Pension Plan with full vesting after 3 years; MIT will match up to 5% of your pay in contributions to the 401(k) Plan
- Healthcare: comprehensive healthcare coverage, including fitness reimbursements through enrollment in an MIT medical plan, free counseling sessions through MIT MyLife Services, and hormone therapy/gender-affirming surgery
- MIT Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
- Backup Child Care benefit
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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