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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Communications Associate for the Dean of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Communications Associate for the Dean of Engineering

  • Job Number: 20343

  • Functional Area: Communications

  • Department: School of Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Part-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: 50% effort, schedule to be determined

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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.

TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE FOR THE DEAN OF ENGINEERING, School of Engineering (part-time, 50%), to provide presentation support to the dean of the School of Engineering. The primary aspect of the role will be to develop, edit, and refine PowerPoint presentations that describe faculty research; and to offer additional guidance and support to the dean and department heads so that faculty research is described and presented in a clear, accurate, and concise manner. Will also provide additional support to the dean by developing, editing, and refining robust presentations for the dean to deliver to the Dean’s Advisory Council and the school’s visiting committees, within which the school’s latest data and research is shared. Will perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a STEM field; at least two years’ journalistic, professional writing, or editorial experience; demonstrated science communication experience (e.g., published science news, features, and/or scientific manuscripts); excellent interpersonal, project management, and technical and academic communication (oral, written, and visual design) skills; proficiency with MS Office (e.g., Word and PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop) or other photo editing software; ability to receive and give constructive feedback to faculty members; ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously; keen attention to detail; and discretion with confidential information. PREFERRED: advanced degree in STEM field, science communication training or experience in scientific communication publishing or training/coaching, and experience as a content expert in the STEM fields within MIT or another higher education institution. Job #20343-7

This is a part-time (50% effort) position with the possibility of expansion in the future.10/26/21