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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Intellectual Property Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Intellectual Property Coordinator

  • Job Number: 22760

  • Functional Area: Legal

  • Department: MIT Open Learning

  • School Area: Office of Provost

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) COORDINATOR, Open Learning, to evaluate third-party content identified by MIT faculty within their published online course materials for compliance with IP guidelines for MITx and OpenCourseWare (OCW). Will provide training to faculty and associated staff in copyright, fair-use, and use of openly licensed materials; maintain related IP databases and applications. MITx-relate responsibilities (80%) include evaluating course material of MITx MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for third-party content; managing the IP clearance of MITx MOOCs using the MITx course management system; training MITx course teams about copyright and fair use based on the MITx IP policy guide and use of the MITx CMS and IP portal application; and updating MITx IP documentation, including copyright guides regarding attribution, license requests, and permission request opportunities. OCW-related duties (20%) will include processing permission requests for third party-content within OCW courses; maintaining the OCW IP database listing content owned by third parties; and addressing questions from OCW staff and MIT faculty regarding copyright, fair use, and open access content. Will report to the IP manager. Training in specific skills and processes will be provided. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; two years relevant experience; excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with people at all levels; and ability to accept personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance and to work independently and as part of a team. Seek someone who is well organized, punctual, pays attention to detail and accuracy, and is able to follow-through on all tasks. Job #22760-65/18/23