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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Education Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Education Associate

  • Job Number: 19565

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F, 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

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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 ASSOCIATE, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to support the development and implementation of innovative education programs aimed at building global capacity in program evaluation and development economics--MITxMicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) ( and MIT Master’s in DEDP. Specific responsibilities include supporting course and content management; assisting with the supervision of course forums and supporting TAs by helping to answer content-related questions; overseeing the implementation of proctored exams on the edX platform, including supporting the TAs as they write exams and providing learner support for exam taking; supporting the building of relationships with key partners in governments, NGOs, foundations, multilateral aid agencies, and universities worldwide; contributing to creating materials for program outreach, including marketing products for various audiences; and serving as liaison between J-PAL Global, J-PAL’s regional offices, MIT’s Office of Open Learning, and edX. A full description is available at

    Job Requirements

    REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in economics, public policy, or a closely related field, including coursework in microeconomics, econometrics, and development economics; two years of relevant work experience; strong data analysis skills and comfort working in STATA and/or R; attention to detail; strong writing and strategic thinking skills; self-motivation; and the ability to handle multiple projects at once with little supervision, meet deadlines, and effectively manage time. Job #19565 5/5/21