Associate Director

Website Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Job Description

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT/ADMISSIONS, REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACCELERATION PROGRAM (REAP)Sloan School of Management, to serve as a core team member sharing oversight of key programs and initiatives of MIT REAP. Will manage program and new client development, coordinate events and workshops, develop new and ongoing initiatives, and recruit for program fellowships. Responsibilities will include independently developing, refining, and implementing targeted client recruitment strategies to increase the number of leads by 100% and application yield for the program by 30-50%; working closely with communications and marketing team members to design, execute, and measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns for lead generation; proactively engaging with leads and tracking their activities to inform them of the value of the program; refining communication with prospective clients, monitoring team formation progress and synthesizing progress through bi-weekly reports for director; developing the processes and data inputs for internal CRM and refining the leads process to ensure increased applicant numbers and consistent quality in applicants; assessing lead potential by vetting all incoming leads and managing a strong pipeline at all stages of development; representing MIT REAP at meetings with foreign delegations visiting MIT and presenting MIT REAP frameworks and solutions at internal/external conferences and events; and informing MIT REAP faculty leadership about new leads development.

About the Organization

We achieve our mission by translating research insights into practical frameworks, convening stakeholders focused on innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE), and educating regional leaders through team-based interaction to achieve economic and social progress.

Translate research and expertise into practical frameworks, approaches and actions with widespread global applications.

Convene stakeholders (corporate, risk capital, entrepreneur, university and government) from ecosystems around the world to build a community for collaboration and learning.

Educate regional innovation ecosystem leaders through team-based learning to facilitate meaningful economic and social outcomes.

Impact regions through the development of new programmatic and policy interventions that build on strengths and support weaknesses to support IDEs.

MIT REAP admits up to 8 partner regions annually to participate in the two-year engagement. A typical MIT REAP region has a population of 1-10 million people. Each partner region has a team comprised of 5-8 highly driven and influential regional members and is headed by a regional team champion. All five major stakeholder groups are represented in an MIT REAP team: government, corporate, academia, risk capital, and the entrepreneurial community. All team members must speak English fluently to participate in the workshops.

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