Massachusetts Institute of Technology — OpenCourseWare Community Engagement Specialist

Opencourseware (OCW) Community Engagement Specialist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

MIT Open Learning seeks a community engagement specialist to cultivate connections with stakeholders around the world who re-use, re-mix, and/or adapt open educational resources (OER) from OpenCourseWare (OCW) to promote educational equity. OCW is seeking to multiply its global impact through outreach and collaborations that will support open education initiatives with other institutions and organizations.


  • Work with OCW leadership to identify and create collaborative opportunities withteaching and learning communities that will expand its reach, impact, and ability to scaffold educational equity
  • Support educators and organizations in accessing and adapting OCW content, develop insights into their goals and needs, and work with the OCW content publication team and platform developers to prioritize and deliver solutions for those goals and needs
  • Coordinate OCW outreach and promotion through such means as serving as the content lead for the OCW e-newsletter, contributing blog posts, and networkingat open education conferences
  • Collaborate on other projects and activities at OCW and across MIT Open Learning as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years’ experience working in the open education space
  • Experience developing and stewarding collaborative relationships
  • Ability to assess and make strategic recommendations about community engagement opportunities, work proactively and independently, and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience presenting at conferences, participating in meetings with prospective and established collaborators, and writing communications copy (e.g., blog posts, op-eds, and newsletters
  • Commitment to working towards increased educational equity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Higher ed teaching or support experience
  • Social media savvy
  • Familiarity with marketing strategies and Google analytics

Must be able to travel up to five days a month when needed.

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 20373.

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