Director of the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL)

MIT - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)4.2


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.

DIRECTOR, Office of Experiential Learning, to be responsible for overall leadership of the OEL, leading strategic planning and collaborating with outside entities to develop and implement a vision for experiential learning at MIT. Will be a catalyst, sounding board, and thought leader connecting people and stakeholders across MIT and externally; identify and establish new systems, policies, practices, and initiatives and develop a means for measuring and quantifying student participation as they engage in experiential learning at MIT; champion the OEL’s programs and enhance communication and visibility of experiential learning opportunities, while securing the resources necessary to achieve its mission and develop a unified fund-raising strategy; and promote the participation and inclusion of diverse groups of students and faculty in the OEL’s programs.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: master’s degree; seven-plus years’ leadership experience in student development activities in a college/university setting; track record of commitment to undergraduate education and/or undergraduate research; fund-raising ability and experience; proven success building relationships within an institution and externally; collaborative leadership style; superior listening and communication skills including ability to articulate a compelling message; management, personnel, budgeting, and finance experience; passion for learning through experience and ability to convey the value of experiential education; appreciation for the unique, problem-solving, hands-on nature of MIT’s culture; background in and sensitivity to student global experiences and education; facility with metrics, measuring educational outcomes, and defining how to quantify activities and student participation; ability to effectively coordinate independent, free-standing programs; and ability to work effectively with and convene the participation of faculty and students in support of experiential learning programs and activities. Ph.D. or terminal degree desirable. Job #16100-S