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GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANT FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, Priscilla King Gray (PKG) Center for Public Service (part-time, 19 hrs/wk.), be responsible for a variety of tasks, including outreach and communications work for the program, reviewing grant applications and providing feedback, writing news articles, and networking with key partners (especially those who are part of the innovation and social entrepreneurship ecosystem at MIT and in the Boston area). Will also be responsible for running logistics and managing volunteers for several campus events (virtual and physical) and representing the program to students and various other stakeholders.
The PKG Center for Public Service is the epicenter of public service at MIT. It is a small collegial and welcoming office whose overarching goals are to tap and expand MIT students' unique skills and interests to prepare them to explore and address complex social and environmental challenges.
REQUIRED: enrollment as a graduate student in a Boston-area university in higher education management, international development, social work, public policy, social entrepreneurship, or a related field; support for MIT's commitment to diversity and willingness to work with a highly diverse student population; attention to detail; strong organizational, project management, interpersonal, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills; comfort with graphic design, promotional material design, and social media posting; and sound judgment and discretion with sensitive information/documents. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks; navigate or learn platforms like SMApply, Google Drive, Canva, Canvas, and Airtable; approach problem solving strategically; and exercise initiative and work with minimal supervision when meeting and anticipating emerging issues and requirements. PREFERRED: experience with entrepreneurship, fundraising, project management, communications technologies, technology transfer, and other relevant areas; and field experience in emerging markets. Job #21608-1
Hourly wage: $16.75
Schedule to be determined.
This role is highly flexible including friendly work hours and remote working options, but must be able to worl some evenings and weekends (two to four times per month).
While MIT will not sponsor a visa, applicants who have "nonimmigrant status" (such as F-1 student on approved OPT with written permission from their sponsoring institution/program with an approved I-765 Work Authorization) may be considered.
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