COMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATOR, Chemical Engineering (ChemE)-Communication Lab, to analyze departmental needs, connect with students, and develop customized resources that ensure students' success at MIT and beyond as part of a peer-coaching organization that helps students learn to write, speak, and design visuals more effectively. Responsibilities include outreach to, managing, and mentoring six to ten graduate student and postdoc fellows who provide peer coaching and communication support; developing resources/experiences for students as they explore different careers, creating connections with potential employers and alumni, and leading professional growth initiatives; designing lab marketing/outreach; serving on an interdepartmental Communication Lab team to align ChemE's strategic and operational plans with the overall program's vision and goals; collecting/analyzing lab data to help make programmatic decisions; ensuring the lab's administrative needs are met (materials, website, budget, etc.); analyzing workplace/market trends; promoting awareness of the department; designing networking and professional development initiatives; and coordinating with relevant partners across campus to create a holistic career support system.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in a communications or STEM field or education; minimum of three years' administrative experience in higher education, preferably working directly with students and/or pedagogy; extraordinary technical, oral and written communication, and visual design skills; deep understanding of career paths and necessary professional skills for STEM students; experience coaching/mentoring STEM students; team-orientation; demonstrated project management skills; and keen attention to detail. Must be able to solve problems creatively, analyze data to inform decision-making, and create connections between people and organizations; receive and give constructive feedback; interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff; and manage multiple long-term deadlines simultaneously. Experience supervising students preferred, as is MIT experience. Job #14523-O
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