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Join a team that is passionate about invention and encouraging youth to invent. 

Program Support Assistant

Invention Education Pathway Administrator (MA)

Job Number: 21427
Department: Lemelson/MIT Program
School Area: Engineering
Employment Type: Part-Time Temporary
Payroll Category: SRS Administrative
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Schedule: part-time, 50%, schedule to be determined

INVENTION EDUCATION PATHWAY ADMINISTRATOR (MA), Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) (part-time, 50%), to support the LMIT’s collaborations with other entities making invention education offerings available in particular geographic regions that span grades K-12 and the early years of college.  The collaborative efforts will help people learn to invent, protect their intellectual property, and bring creations to intended beneficiaries.  Will engage with school administrators/educators to convince them to offer invention education programs; provide consultation to determine which of LMIT’s offerings will be implemented; provide professional development to educators; and recruit, train, and manage hourly instructors. Will also organize local and state invention competitions and be LMIT’s liaison with those running competitions that celebrate students’ work and accomplishments as inventors.  May assist with developing grants, funding proposals, and associated reports; and participate in research, evaluation, and program efforts related to curricula, hands-on activities, and professional learning opportunities for educators.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  B.A./B.S. in education, science, or engineering; three years’ professional experience in science, engineering, or teaching; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; good judgment and discretion with confidential information; project planning and management experience; driver’s license; experience with databases and online survey development and collaboration tools (e.g., Google Docs, Adobe Connect), preferably on a Mac; and Microsoft Office proficiency.  Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies; work independently and collaboratively; synthesize data for clear communication to diverse partners; coach/mentor people of different ages and levels of experience; and work with young people in a hands-on, project-based environment.  PREFERRED:  teaching credential; experience with online and hybrid events/programs; and experience with learning management systems, programming language(s), and devices such as Arduino, micro:bit, or Raspberry Pi.  

Schedule to be determined.

Some weekend work and occasional extended work schedules will be required.  Must be able to travel nationally.

This is a term hire through December 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension beyond that date if funds are available.

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