Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Program Administrator

The Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) seeks a program administrator to join the MIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community (MOSTEC), a rigorous, six-month enrichment program exposing rising high school seniors to science and engineering fields.  It is held primarily online with a five-day conference component at MIT.  Will oversee day-to-day administration and lead a collaborative implementation team.

Responsibilities include supervising and providing direction to program staff, temporary staff, and consultants; leading the implementation of all aspects of the program, e.g., logistics, planning, hiring and training staff, program evaluation, student recruitment and selection, and stakeholder (e.g., parents, students, vendors, donors) communication/engagement; contributing to and attending events; and other duties as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science, engineering, and/or education
  • Three years of related experience in program development, program coordination, and/or education
  • Ability to multitask
  • Support for MIT’s commitment to diversity and serving diverse constituents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • One year of experience managing program staff/direct reports
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong analytical, project coordination, problem-solving, organizational, leadership, facilitation, interpersonal, presentation, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team with diverse backgrounds/skills sets
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel), cloud-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google Drive, Microsoft SharePoint, Dropbox), social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), email marketing platforms (e.g., Constant Contact, Mail Chimp), and content/experience management systems (e.g., WordPress, SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics)
  • Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment
  • Experience with online education, distance learning, and outreach programs
  • Training in a scientific/technical field
  • Good judgment with confidential information and in unexpected situations
  • Experience with high school students and coordinating staff, including undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals
  • Written and oral Spanish language skills

Must be able to work a varied hybrid schedule (in office two days, remote three days) with some evening and weekend hours and to live on campus in dorms (~5-10 days) with students during program execution.

The ability to travel locally and nationally to recruit students and staff (up to 2% of time) is required.

Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 21139.  A cover letter is required to apply for this position.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, 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.  MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.