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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Manager

  • Job Number: 20300

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Schwarzman College of Computing

  • School Area: Schwarzman College of Computing

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F

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    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.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

PROGRAM MANAGER, Schwarzman College of Computing, to serve as the principal aide to the director, strategic industry engagement. Will perform complex project management activities to ensure the success of a range of initiatives. Will collaborate with the director to build strong relationships; assist with the administration of gift programs, initial sponsored research programs, student support, community building, and public engagement activities at MIT; develop and execute a comprehensive plan for engagement between MIT and external partners; act as the primary point of contact for all matters related to the MIT-Amazon Science Hub, MIT AI Hardware Program (affiliated with the MIT Quest for Intelligence-Corporate), another campus-wide programs; and implement engagement agreements, manage MIT’s obligations under these programs, and prepare reports on activities. Will have extensive communication and coordination with partners and across MIT. Full description available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; four years’ project/program management experience in business/industry; demonstrated expertise relating effectively to faculty and managing relationships with senior industry executives/officials; and strong program management skills. Must be able to understand, communicate, and present complex business and technical information in sales/service/government contexts; grasp complex issues and identify solution paths; and keep teams, projects, and deliverables on track, evaluating and revising plans/methods as needed. PREFERRED: MBA, M.S., or Ph.D. in science, engineering, or management; direct experience with academic research sponsored programs, including understanding of sponsor interactions related to research/education missions; experience relating information to for-profit audiences about U.S. government compliance requirements pertaining to the performance of fundamental research at nonprofit institutes of higher education; and a degree from, knowledge of, and experience at MIT. Job #20300-910/18/21