Massachusetts Institute of Technology Executive Director, Senseable City Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Executive Director, Senseable City Lab

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Urban Studies & Planning

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Architecture & Planning

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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, Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)-Senseable City Lab (SCL), to provide strategic and operational leadership across all SCL functions and assume broad responsibility for planning, shaping, directing, and executing its mission. Will serve as spokesperson for the SCL and convey its compelling mission/message in order to inspire excellence and galvanize support from key constituents; raise significant financial support within the SCL’s consortium funding structure and support the development of sponsored funding opportunities; and forge partnerships with faculty, administrators, and leaders in industry, municipal governments, and other organizations. The SCL is a multidisciplinary research group investigating how digital technologies are changing the way people live and their implications at the urban scale. It employs designers, planners, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, biologists and social scientists to conduct research that develops and deploys tools to learn about cities. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in management, finance, human resources, or other relevant field; at least five years’ relevant experience; ability to show evidence of fund-raising success; excellent analytical, financial, problem-solving, strategic thinking, program management, listening, writing, interpersonal, and communication skills; proven ability to understand, communicate, and present complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences; and a cooperative working style and ability to work with a diverse community. Seek a leader with a history of global engagement and experience managing a growing interdisciplinary organization who understands academic, industry, and nonprofit environments and can collaborate effectively both within the SCL and MIT as well as with partner organizations throughout the world. Experience in the academic, research, foundation, and/or nonprofit sectors would be ideal. Job #16894 12/19/18

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.