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.
LEAD PROJECT MANAGER , Office of Digital Learning (ODL)-Office of Open Learning-Playful Journey Lab , to join a groundbreaking initiative applying a systems engineering approach to understand ways the education system is broken and create a roadmap envisioning tomorrow's school and education system that reflects emerging opportunities at the human-technology frontier. The team will consist of learning engineers, school system designers, and others. The project will create a community of teachers, school administrators, education innovators, and MIT scientists and faculty. Responsibilities include collaborating on project planning and building and organizing a team; assembling a library of best practices and points of failure; building/managing partnerships with schools, districts, and MIT research labs; identifying and convening experts/stakeholders working in school design and learning sciences; synthesizing findings/feedback from the convening and working groups; leading the process of identifying impactful elements of the school system; writing white papers, working papers, and other publications; identifying and connecting with innovative learning models within and outside MIT; making connections between this project and others in the Playful Journey Lab; applying MIT research to improve education systems; supporting research and evaluation aspects of the project; and quality management of deliverables.
REQUIRED : master's degree in learning sciences, systems design, education, or related field; at least ten years' experience in education; experience/comfort working on the ground in schools and with all levels of students/teachers/administrators/district leaders/etc.; strong project management skills; deep understanding of education system and broad knowledge of learning sciences, educational policy, and educational technology; and comfort with ambiguity. Seek someone with ideas for school reform and a strong interest in student-centered assessment and learning. Experience with MIT communities and working with MIT faculty/staff preferred. Job #17160-P
The position has an eighteen-month duration and is anticipated to last through September of 2020.
Internal Number: 17160
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