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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Manager

  • Job Number: 21301

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

PROGRAM MANAGER, Aeronautics and Astronautics-Small Satellite Center (SSC) (https://aeroastro.mit.edu/small-satellite-center/) , to join a new lab whose vision is to enable MIT to become a globally recognized leader in small satellite development and operations, both for research and academic projects to design, build, and operate complete small satellites and/or payloads for small satellites. Responsibilities include implementing co-directors’ directives and running the center; conducting yearly budgeting and work planning processes; working closely with technical associate staff; establishing and maintaining relationships with MIT partners and in multilateral agencies, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, and private industry; working with student groups active in space research; engaging MIT faculty for the purpose of coordinating research on a range of technologies in a variety of sectors; collaborating on developing a plan for the center’s physical space; leading the coordination of proposal writing efforts; working with Lincoln Lab to develop a process that can be repeated when more advanced facilities are needed for flight projects; and managing web content. Full description available here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3erd01ffehvfjsf/Program%20Manager%2C%20SSC.pdf?dl=0) .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in engineering or related field; four years’ administration/operations and/or project/program management experience; experience in the commercial space industry; support for MIT’s commitment to diversity and experience and comfort interacting with culturally diverse academic leaders/students/research sponsors; business and financial accounting skills; excellent interpersonal, communication, administrative, and organizational skills; discretion with confidential information/issues; and ability to multitask, set and manage competing priorities while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail, seek out root causes of issues, conceive innovative solutions, and move from concept to implementation. PREFERRED: MBA and experience with small satellite systems, either designing, building, and launching them and/or in mission planning and concurrent engineering. Job #21301-9Hiring range: $79,500-105,310 (pay grade 9)This position has a hybrid work schedule, with both remote and on-campus work.5/23/22