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Massachusetts Institute of Technology NEET Industry and Projects Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

NEET Industry and Projects Manager

  • Job Number: 19704

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: School of Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Part-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: 50% - schedule to be determined

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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.

INDUSTRY AND PROJECTS MANAGER, School of Engineering-New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) ( (part-time, 50%, 2-year term), to act as the spearhead for creating and managing productive engagement programs between NEET and corporate and industry organizations that align with its values and goals. The goal is to increase student engagement and opportunities through company-sponsored projects and internships and through related fund-raising programs from industry and individuals capable of making gifts to NEET. Will be responsible for managing a portfolio to maintain and cultivate relationships with sponsors and prospective companies and for cultivating relationships for all of NEET’s engagements with industry; working with NEET leadership and thread faculty leads and instructors, other faculty across MIT, Makerspaces, MIT’s Industry Liaison Program, and industrial partners to recruit, identify, screen, deploy, coordinate, and manage industry-based projects and internships across all five NEET threads ( ; and working directly with the NEET executive director, NEET faculty co-directors, and the School of Engineering’s assistant dean for development to plan, organize, and deploy industry engagements and fund-raising programs.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least five years of experience in industry, industry-sponsored academic programs, business development, proposal development, partnership management, program management and alumni relations, and front-line fund-raising in an R1 university/nonprofit setting; excellent time management, problem-solving, and analytical skills; demonstrable organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, presentation, and written communication skills; success securing foundation/corporate/government/individual grants and donations; knowledge and experience with grant writing; and high-level proficiency with prospect management or other CRM systems, Microsoft Office, cloud-based collaboration tools, and social media. Seek a proactive self-starter and leader who requires minimal supervision and can work independently and as a contributing team member. Job #19704-9 Schedule to be determined. Must be able to work evenings and occasional weekend hours with advance notice and travel regionally, out-of-state, and internationally (10-20% of the time).

Must have valid passport and be authorized to work in the United States.

In addition to applying online with a cover letter and resume, applicants are asked to send three references (names/titles/institutions/contact details); that information will be kept confidential, and applicants will be notified in advance and with sufficient lead time if and when we decide to contact their references.