Job opening: MIT.nano Consortium Manager

Position Overview:
MIT.nano—To facilitate productive and growing relationships between MIT.nano and corporate and industry member organizations from the U.S. and abroad. Will manage a portfolio of member organizations and develop an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of portfolio companies; maintain knowledge of MIT research, activities, and resources and accurately match them to the needs of MIT.nano member companies; maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with MIT departments, laboratories, and faculty; identify new opportunities for company-MIT interaction and collaboration; plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with MIT faculty; proactively identify and bring developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of member contacts; and participate in office-wide programs, conference development, faculty liaison activities, and other MIT.nano events.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serves as the day-to-day steward of the MIT.nano Consortium.
  2. Collaborates with MIT.nano leadership to develop a strategy for our Consortium to support MIT.nano’s mission.
  3. Responsible for growing the depth and breadth of Members' engagement with MIT.nano.
  4. Must maintain a deep understanding of Members' needs and interests and of MIT research, activities and resources in order to identify opportunities for Member-MIT interaction and collaboration.
  5. Responsible for creating content-driven workshops, seminars, and professional development programs for Members based on the considerations of their interests.
  6. Responsible for implementing and managing the various programs with MIT.nano partners; programs may include engagement activities and events, and research-related activities and deliverables.
  7. Regularly monitors and reports on progress against the relationship engagement.
  8. Collaborates with MIT.nano technical and programs teams to deliver Consortium programming, support MIT.nano events and conferences, and contribute to existing and new initiatives that strengthen MIT.nano’s operations.
  9. Manages MIT.nano Member Portal on MIT.nano’s website which includes regularly updating the curated list of news and events, posting meeting notes and agendas, and creating new pages / content to increase the benefit and use of the portal.
  10. Other duties as needed or required.

Minimum Required Education and Experiences:
Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of four years relevant experience, including corporate relations and knowledge of the principles, concepts, and best practices for industry relations; ability to plan and execute events ranging from small meetings and workshops to large-scale events and conferences; experience developing effective communications and outreach strategies; must be able to initiate and develop strong professional relationships with corporate member leaders and deliver services and support; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; move from vision to strategy to operations with detailed execution; track record of functioning independently while contributing as a member of a larger team. Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment.

Preferred Education and Experiences:
Advanced degree; experience working in external relations.

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