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Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Staff Associate III for Academic Success Programs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Staff Associate III for Academic Success Programs

The Office of Minority Education (OME), under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, is seeking a Staff Associate III for Academic Success Programs. Reporting to the Associate Dean/Director of the OME, the Staff Associate III for Academic Success Programs will manage academic enrichment and support programs for MIT undergraduates, with a primary focus on underrepresented minority students (African American, Native American, Mexican American and Puerto Rican).

The mission of the OME is to promote academic excellence, build strong communities, and develop professional mindsets among students of underrepresented minority groups, with the ultimate goal of developing global leaders in the academy, industry, and society.

Will be part of a professional staff whose over-arching goals are to facilitate student transitions at the high school-college, college-graduate school, and post-graduate-career interfaces; serve as an information base and resource for underrepresented minority students on opportunities for academic pursuits during the undergraduate years; provide access to graduate students, alumni, faculty, industry, and other resources at MIT and beyond; and provide a supportive social, emotional and cultural environment for underrepresented minority students

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM, education, and/or counseling field
  • At least three years of experience in college-level student advising
  • Excellent management skills
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve issues in collaboration with all levels of staff
  • Knowledge or willingness to develop knowledge of the issues, best practices, current research, and innovations in teaching and learning in higher education in general and in science and engineering specifically


  • Ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary group/team
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced-level proficiency with Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Drupal, etc.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with the development and implementation of academic and professional development programs for undergraduate students, particularly underrepresented minority students

Given that this is a student-facing position, the ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and occasional weekends is necessary.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 22645.

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.