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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Executive Director, D-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Executive Director, D-Lab

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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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, D-Lab, to lead MIT D-Lab and promote and support its mission ( broadly across the campus and around the world. Will provide leadership and vision and establish priorities and partnerships; strategically direct the development, implementation, and sustainability of D-Lab initiatives; oversee partnerships and collaborations with a wide variety of stakeholders; and represent and advocate for D-Lab within and outside of MIT. At a high level, will also be responsible for the administration and management of D-Lab’s business operations, including staff and program management and evaluation, communications, partnerships, and finances; optimize the organizational structure, delegating responsibilities and supporting staff in their professional success and growth are key responsibilities; and work closely with D-Lab’s administrative officer to oversee financial operations and with a full-time development officer on D-Lab’s overall fund-raising and stewardship activities. A full description is available at

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REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree; at least seven years’ progressively responsible experience; excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills and ability to articulate a compelling message about D-Lab’s mission; experience building successful partnerships and collaborations; and a track record of success in major fund-raising. PREFERRED: an advanced degree, experience navigating a university setting like MIT, and leadership experience in the global development sector. Job #19246-11 Salary range: $103,392-125,000This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 1/25/21