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Officer, University Community

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Location: Cambridge, MA [MIT Campus]

Solve is an MIT initiative 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 the partnerships these Solver teams need to scale their impact. 

Solve is seeking a Community Officer to focus on institutional university relationships. The Officer will play a key role in deepening and expanding Solve’s engagement with the MIT community, as well as other university members of Solve. They will support recruitment of and relations with exceptional leaders from academic programs whose expertise and interests align with Solve’s mission of tackling pressing global challenges through open innovation and partnerships. In consultation with colleagues on Solve’s Community Team, they will develop new partnerships with departments, labs, centers, and initiatives across MIT, seeking to engage undergraduate & graduate students, faculty, and staff in connection with Solve’s annual Challenges and broader work.

Job Requirements 

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in an area relevant to Solve’s work; at least two years’ related experience, including at least one managing relationships and partnerships; working understanding of the MIT community; excellent organizational skills; and flexibility.  Must be able to prioritize multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines, work independently, take initiative, and anticipate needs in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.  

PREFERRED:  experience in a social and/or environmental impact organization, experience in sales or nonprofit development, project management training or experience, and graduation from MIT.  Job #17961-7 9/10/19

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, reference #17961-7. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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