Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Director of Training in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Associate Director of Training

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Research - Other

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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

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Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

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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.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF TRAINING, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to assume a strategic leadership role in the development of J-PAL’s global training portfolio and advise the work of its worldwide offices in capacity building and training. This includes analyzing the contribution of trainings to J-PAL’s mission; working with J-PAL leadership on strategic planning; directly managing one or two associate- or senior associate-level staff; and overseeing the work of different teams within RET who build out data analysis tools, create new reference and teaching materials, implement training courses, and support online courses. A full job description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in economics, political science, education, public policy, or related field; training in and a strong technical understanding of randomized impact evaluations; at least seven years of relevant experience (which may include at least four years’ of relevant full-time teaching and research experience gained during graduate school); strong interest in poverty alleviation policy and research as demonstrated by coursework and research and teaching experience; knowledge of data management, data analysis, and econometrics; experience with PowerPoint and Excel; and good command of Stata or knowledge of R, Python, or other analytics programs; and the ability and willingness to quickly learn Stata. International development experience or extensive experience in social policy in other settings is desired. Job #1686812/13/18

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.