Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Specialist

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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.

PROGRAM SPECIALIST, Office of the Provost-MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program, to be responsible for the advisement and guidance activities of the program and serve as a liaison between the program and staff of target schools and community partners. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting participants for the program, assisting in the selection of program participants, conducting student interviews, orientation and training activities, conducting advising services/activities and maintaining appropriate case data, organizing college visits and career exploration workshops/visits, maintaining a network of ancillary support through interaction with personnel from the target schools and various community agencies, assisting with the selection and supervision of seasonal residential staff, assisting with the orientation and development of staff, and overseeing the planning and implementation of cultural/recreational workshops and field trips. Will report to the Upward Bound director.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least two years of experience in youth services programming and/or in personnel, academia, college admissions, financial aid, career advising, or residence life; and demonstrated concern for and understanding of the educational needs/challenges of low-income, first-generation, disabled, and under-represented students and their families. Familiarity with the human services delivery network of Cambridge would be helpful. A bachelor's degree in education or social science is preferred. Job #15814

Evening and weekend work and summer residence at Wellesley College is required.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.