Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program Manager, MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Manager, MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP)

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Comparative Media Studies/Writing

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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.

PROGRAM MANAGER, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP), to handle the placement and mentoring of MIT students who are pre-service STEM teachers. The primary tasks are operational and relational, but there are also opportunities to participate in or lead educational research and development projects. Responsibilities include interviewing, screening, and selecting program candidates; advising and supervising student teachers throughout student teaching, including formal/informal observations, identifying areas of growth, determining if student meets state licensure requirements, and completing and processing state paperwork; meeting with mentor teachers to discuss student teacher growth, answer questions related to state-mandated forms/paperwork, and assess/intervene if issues arise; supporting course instructors, including revising and developing curriculum, contributing to classes, placing students in local classrooms, and responding to student emails/requests/inquiries; meeting with and advising students interested in teaching or education-related careers; and collaborating with colleagues on various education-focused projects in the STEP lab. Will also develop and create professional development for teachers; collaborate across the lab; co-develop and lead teacher professional development on a variety of topics; and oversee and manage logistics and communications related to the professional development camps hosted on and off-campus, including managing an events coordinator.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) in relevant area, e.g., education, math, sciences, or computer science; at least three years’ secondary school teaching experience, preferably in math, science, or computer science; experience advising/mentoring college students or pre-service teachers; ability to organize and coordinate schedules/activities; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; ability to set priorities and multitask with minimal supervision; and experience with program, project, and/or event management. Experience in pre-service teacher education or teacher mentoring preferred. Job #16874Local, Boston-area travel (transportation provided) can be expected, with additional travel possible. 12/12/18

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.