Current Job Openings

Communications Manager

Position Overview:

The Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) is a national leader in efforts to prepare the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Our work focuses on the expansion of opportunities for people to learn ways inventors find and solve problems that matter in order to improve lives. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion aims to remedy historic inequities among those who develop inventions, protect their intellectual property and commercialize their creations.  The Lemelson-MIT Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications campaigns that generate interest, engagement and support for all LMIT program initiatives. 

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Communications Coordinator

Position Overview: 

The Communications Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Communications Manager and Lemelson-MIT colleagues to build brand awareness and stimulate interest, engagement, and support for all LMIT program initiatives by executing communications and marketing activities, and developing materials in support of the program.  

Application Requirements: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume when applying on the MIT Careers site.  Qualified candidates will need to demonstrate his/her writing ability by providing work samples, including press releases, articles, ads, brochures, emails, etc.  

  

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Invention Education Administrator, InvenTeams

Position Overview: 

We are seeking an Invention Education Administrator, who will facilitate collaborative efforts between LMIT and educators at other institutions engaged in helping people learn to invent, protect their intellectual property, and bring creations to intended beneficiaries. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the management of the InvenTeams grant program and the provision of assistance to participating sites with planning for their future efforts to expand invention education opportunities in their local communities. Efforts will also include annual events that celebrate students' work and accomplishments as inventors. The Invention Education Administrator will support the development of new invention education curricula/programs and strategies for expanding engagement with educators and students. S/he will also contribute to program evaluations and research studies conducted by LMIT to generate new insights into the emerging field of invention education.   

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Invention Education Administrator, K-14

Position Overview: 

We are seeking an Invention Education Administrator who will facilitate collaborative efforts between LMIT and educators at other institutions engaged in helping people learn to invent, protect their intellectual property, and bring creations to intended beneficiaries. Efforts will include annual events that celebrate students’ work and accomplishments as inventors. The Invention Education Administrator will also support the development of new invention education curricula/programs and strategies for expanding educator and student engagement. S/he will also contribute to program evaluations and research studies conducted by LMIT to generate new insights into the emerging field of invention education.  

Download a PDF of the full job description, and apply on the MIT Human Resources website.  

Invention Education Administrator, K12

Position Overview:

The Invention Education Administrator, K12, will facilitate collaborative efforts to support invention education offerings in particular geographic regions that span all of grades K-12.  The collaborative efforts will help people learn to invent, how to protect their intellectual property, and bring creations to intended beneficiaries. Efforts will include annual events that celebrate students’ work and accomplishments as inventors. The Invention Education Administrator, K12 will also support the development and implementation of new online and hybrid invention education offerings for educators and students in the early years (emphasis on grades K-8) as part of a comprehensive strategy for expanded engagement with educators and students. S/he also engages with educators and administrators and cultivates relationships and ongoing collaborations through paid memberships or other revenue sources.  The Invention Education Administrator, K12 will actively participate in research, evaluation, and new program development efforts, including curricula, hands-on tools and materials, and professional learning opportunities for educators. S/he will be supported in these efforts by two part-time Invention Education, K12 Associates whom s/he will directly supervise. 

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Learning Management Specialist

Position Overview: 

The Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) is a national leader in efforts to prepare the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Our work focuses on the expansion of opportunities for people to learn ways inventors find and solve problems that matter in order to improve lives. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion aims to remedy historic inequities among those who develop inventions, protect their intellectual property and commercialize their creations.   

The Learning Management Specialist supports the design of online instructional offerings and events, integration and management of related technologies and platforms, and provides technical assistance to invention education program staff within the Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT). The support provided by the Learning Management Specialist is essential to the online and hybrid invention education initiatives the LMIT program has developed over the last four years, including:  1) Invention and Inclusive Innovation (i3) programs at community colleges and related dual enrollment offerings for high school students, 2) high school coursework that blends inventing with other subjects in courses that count towards acceptance at higher education institutions, 3) instructional resources and program offerings that develop middle school students’ capabilities and interests in invention education, and 4) program offerings designed to engage students in invention from an early age in ways that build a solid foundation for work in their later years.  

Key responsibilities include:   The creation of new and/or adaptation of existing online invention education instructional resources and programs. In addition, s/he will assist with creating online resources and managing the technical aspects of online events, including the creation of offerings within Canvas, LMIT’s learning management system (LMS), and the embedding of meeting links created through web collaboration tools. S/he may be asked to support LMIT involvement in Invention Education-related meetings and conferences, and will provide technical support for LMIT online program offerings. 

 

Download a PDF of the full job description, and apply on the MIT Human Resources website.