Massachusetts Institute of Technology Education Associate - MicroMasters in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE-MICROMASTERS, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-Global, to perform a variety of course management, outreach, communications, analytical, and other duties for the MicroMasters group. Responsibilities will include working under the direction of the program manager to support course and content management and assist with the logistics of supervising and training five to eight teaching assistants per semester; assisting the program manager with increasing attendance and course completion among scholars in Sub-Saharan Africa (focus on East and West Africa), supporting outreach conferences, and assessing reasons for non-completion and assisting the development of efforts to overcome these roadblocks; supporting the program director in building relationships with governments, NGOs, foundations, multilateral aid agencies, and universities worldwide; organizing communications efforts; drafting presentations on J-PAL’s work and the MicroMasters and blended Master’s programs; assisting with researching online learning best practices; and performing other tasks as assigned. The MicroMasters group at J-PAL Global leads the development and implementation of two initiatives--the MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) and the blended MIT Master’s in DEDP.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a minimum of two years of experience, which may include internships and RA or TA work; and strong quantitative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Experience with Stata and/or R preferred; as is an undergraduate degree in economics, political science, international development, or related field. Experience working on academic course management or implementation or working on economic research in Africa is a plus. Job #14978


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.

Job Number: 14978

Functional Area: Other

Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No