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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Knowledge and Communications Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Knowledge and Communications Officer

  • Job Number: 20128

  • Functional Area: Communications

  • Department: Mechanical Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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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.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

KNOWLEDGE AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, Mechanical Engineering (MechE), to be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing strategies for the communications, knowledge management, and a research community of practice (CoP) for the BRIDGE-Train project at MIT. Responsibilities include developing and successfully implementing communications and knowledge management strategies for a $15 million, five-year project; successfully implementing and managing a professional CoP focused on the Lean Research approach and implementing strategies to engage and communicate with the CoP; monitoring progress on key metrics; engaging with the communications teams at USAID, collaborator institutions, and MIT; developing and implementing a plan for research uptake and translation by policy and practitioner audiences; developing and maintaining web, communications, collaboration, and knowledge management platforms; and completing and ensuring adherence to the USAID branding and marking plan and MIT requirements. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in knowledge management, communications, media, journalism, public relations, marketing, library science, or a relevant technical field; five years of project-level management experience in communications, knowledge management, and/or facilitating or managing a professional community of practice; and ability to write clearly, succinctly, and effectively in English. PREFERRED: experience related to developing and managing knowledge management platforms and systems, communicating academic work to non-technical audiences, and research uptake and research translation; experience with international development, public policy, and/or the technical area of focus of the project; and at least two years’ experience facilitating CoPs. Job #20128-8

Salary range: $70,000-80,000This is a temporary position through through June 9, 2026.

Application material should include a resume and cover letter. 9/7/21