Director of Mel King Community Fellows Program

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Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

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DIRECTOR, MEL KING COMMUNITY FELLOWS PROGRAM, Urban Studies and Planning-MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), to lead and build the reach and impact of the MKCF Program.  Will oversee--in partnership with the Just Urban Economies’ director--program execution, including strategic planning, program design/management, and team coordination.  Responsibilities include collaborating with senior leaders to create a five-year strategic plan for the fellowship program, monitoring progress toward goals and executing corrective actions that ensure the program hits benchmarks; managing the selection, recruitment, and orientation of the fellows, codesigning curriculum, and coordinating across a diverse set of stakeholders to advance programmatic goals; and managing a team of consultants, students, and others to accomplish day-to-day activities; and serving as a primary point of contact for the program. 

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CoLab is a center for planning and development within DUSP. Its domestic work is anchored through its Just Urban Economies (JUE) Program . A major cornerstone of CoLab’s domestic work has been the Mel King Community Fellows Program (MKCF) .

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; three years’ relevant experience; training as a facilitator or facilitation experience; excellent program design, curriculum development, strategic planning, and oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills; comfort and fluency working with senior-level professionals from a diverse set of organizations/sectors and demonstrated success managing those relationships; familiarity with concepts and principles of economic democracy and self-determination and with issues related to healthcare transformation, healthcare policy, and/or economic development strategies in healthcare; experience managing leadership development programs that work with local leaders of color; adaptability to constantly changing environments; experience managing teams of at least five people; commitment to social justice and anti-oppression work. Job #19619-8

Salary range:  $70,000-90,000 

This position is off-campus with primary responsibilities in New York City and travel required to Boston and other cities.

In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume/CV must be submitted.


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