Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GRADUATE STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Career Advising and Professional Development, to provide the vision, strategic planning, and leadership for a campus-wide program focused on the professional development of graduate students, leading to careers within and beyond academia. Will actualize, expand, and deliver a full-range of workshops/seminars, coordinate professional development across MIT, and work with departments to create professional development in their units; establish and maintain a co-curricular professional development curriculum that provides graduate students with key skills needed before completing their degrees (i.e., career advancement, communication, interpersonal skills, leadership/mentoring, personal development, social responsibility, and teaching); facilitate productive collaborations across campus that promote professional development; and serve as an advocate for graduate student needs.
Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, student services or related degree. PhD preferred.
Minimum of five years of experience in a career center or higher education setting related to career or professional development, preferably working with graduate students.
Understanding of Science and Technology careers as well as where analytically oriented graduates can add value in a world where production of science and engineering graduates is increasing worldwide.
Prior experience in delivering professional programming.
A deep interest in and enthusiasm about the principles of MIT mission, and in extending that education to contributing to society and solving the world’s problems.
Ability to interact collaboratively and effectively with students and faculty at a research institution.
High ethical standards, knowledge and appreciation of cross-cultural and bias issues, and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to listen carefully and communicate tactfully.
Organization, written and oral communication skills, ability to engage in multiple tasks, a motivated/enthusiastic work style, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents.
Prior experience developing and implementing professional development programs.
Internal Number: 19131
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