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Project Manager, Governance Innovation

MIT GOV/LAB is a group of political scientists focusing on innovation in citizen engagement and government responsiveness. The Governance Innovation initiative is a sandbox for testing innovative tools and processes to design the future of governance through human-centered design, social/political/behavioral science, and technology. This is a hands-on role with tasks that include coordinating with case study writers, administrative oversight of local interviewers and organizing interviews, and handling other logistics as needed; managing and supporting the design of a fellowship pilot program; tracking and evaluating the progress of innovation and research activities; managing and designing events; contributing to communication materials; providing administrative support for associate director of innovation; and performing other duties as requested.


Job Requirements


Required:
bachelor’s degree; three years’ administrative, operations, and/or project/program management experience; background in human-centered design, social science research, and event design and management; track record of managing programs in complex environments with multiple political, administrative, and logistical challenges; experience working in interdisciplinary and/or international teams; demonstrated integration skills; self-motivation; experience with online collaboration tools; and excellent project management, writing, and communication skills. Must be able to design slide decks and other collateral and present ideas in a visually appealing manner, work in a dynamic and ambiguous environment, and interact with and represent MIT GOV/LAB to partners.


Preferred:
master’s degree; professional experience in the Global South and in the public sector or applied social sciences and experience bridging the gap between academics and practitioners and managing projects related to trust, digitization, accountability, citizen engagement, and transparency in the public sector.


Salary range:
$70,000 – 80,000, commensurate with experience

Must be able to travel internationally as needed (10-25% time).

This appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on needs, funding, and performance.

To apply for this position, please visit careers.mit.edu and search for job # 21367.

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