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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program Coordinator, GradEL in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Coordinator, GradEL

  • Job Number: 23055

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Technical Leadership and Comm Programs

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, GRADEL, Graduate Engineering Leadership Program ( , to support lecturers--under the supervision of the program director--with the management of new and existing graduate academic classes, workshops, and professional education courses. Will manage the logistics behind experiential learning modules in academic classes and train teaching assistants; collaborate with the program director to implement a new graduate student “externship” program and coordinate with employers and students; manage the tracking and monitoring of student program completion status and feedback collection; assist with student assessment, grading, and advising; work with GradEL’s staff and teaching assistants on planning and updating classes; and perform additional duties as assigned.A full job description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least two years of higher ed administration, engineering, technical education, or engineering-related work experience; experience as a teaching assistant in an experiential learning environment; ability to advise students with interdisciplinary interests; strong interpersonal (telephone, email, and in-person) skills for relating effectively with students, program staff, the campus community, and employers to build rapport with diverse stakeholder groups to accomplish goals; initiative and self-motivation; a proactive approach to problem-solving; discretion and judgment with confidential information and/or issues; strong organizational skills; ability to adapt quickly to change and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work under stress in a deadline-driven and fast-paced work environment; excellent written communication skills; and proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. PREFERRED: degree in engineering or a STEM-related field, experience as an engineer or engineering leadership practitioner, and experience assisting with graduate-level engineering leadership curriculum. Job #23055-6 8/8/23