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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Education Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Education Administrator

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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.

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR, MIT Sea Grant College Program (MITSG), to coordinate educational programs as part of a team led by Professor Michael Triantafyllou planning and implementing field, lab, and classroom curriculum and education programs that address National Sea Grant priority areas, with specific emphasis on environmental literacy and workforce development and healthy coastal ecosystems. Will develop, coordinate, and administer MITSG education programs for K-12 students, college freshman, underserved communities, and teacher training. The overall program objective is to increase STEM ocean-literacy within Massachusetts, fostering the ability to understand and make informed decisions about local marine resources and technology. The program seeks to inspire and train the next generation of marine scientists and engineers.

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REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in marine or natural sciences; at least three years’ experience designing and conducting marine education programs and curricula; strong time-management, organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to prioritize effectively; experience leading education programs in field/lab/classroom environments; good judgment and discretion working with diverse groups in a variety of conditions. Must be able to collaborate with and promote productive and positive working relationships with a wide range of individuals/constituencies in a diverse community; work both as a team member and/or independently; lift weights of up 50 pounds; and maintain confidentiality with regard to program participants. PREFERRED: experience or familiarity with incorporating marine science in educational programs in field/lab/classroom environments; experience recruiting and working with students and teachers from underserved communities; master’s degree or higher in a marine or natural sciences; experience writing grant proposals; and knowledge of ocean engineering. Job #19112-8 Some weekend and evening work and domestic and local travel will be required.11/20/20