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MIT Careers: Assistant Director, Global Programs

Job Number: 20948
Functional Area: Administration
Department: MIT Sloan Office of Global Programs
School Area: Sloan School of Management

Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds, like yours. If you’re motivated, want to be part of a unique, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

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

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, GLOBAL PROGRAMSSloan School of Management, to direct international programs and partnerships, specifically the newly signed agreement with the University of Naples Parthenope, and continue to support collaborations in China (Tsinghua and Fudan), including outreach as part of the strategic mission of MIT Sloan Global Programs (GP).  Will act as point of contact for program partners, effectively communicating program goals and activities and posting course syllabus and required reading materials to online teaching platforms; work closely with GP staff to coordinate program activities and operations, improving efficiencies and promoting cross-program collaboration; maintain compliance with visa application policies and procedures by working closely with internal multistakeholders to successfully onboard international scholars and/or visiting faculty; and develop and maintain program budgets.

Additional information about the current collaborations and academic impact of MIT Sloan’s Global Program is available here

A full job description is available here.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least two years of administrative and/or project/program management experience; strong project management skills, including ability to scope and lead complex projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, motivate teams, and manage budgets; and discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues.  PREFERRED:  master’s degree; experience and comfort with domestic and international travel; proven ability to support a culture of experimentation; and ability to effectively coach, develop, and influence others. Job #20948-6

Woxsen University Student Exchange Fall Semester 2022 Nomination is Officially Open

Woxsen University is pleased to announce that Woxsen University Student Exchange Fall Semester 2022 Nomination is officially OPEN!

The nomination deadline for the Fall 2022 (August to December) Semester is May 31st, 2022. Please send your nominations by completing the online google form below:

General Information

The Incoming Students Factsheet (please refer to it for any details, however, this is an old version of the factsheet) shall guide you with all the relevant details pertaining to the mobility. The Student Exchange Program is available for both Undergraduate and Masters level students in the schools of Business, Arts & Design, Technology & Architecture.

You may view the programs available on their website.

As part of immediate next steps, the International Office Coordinator at your university can share nominations by filling in the google form attached above. Kindly send all the filled in incoming application forms after the google form submissions. Subsequently later on, Students must be ready to submit the following docs to support the applications as per the given timelines:

1.         Official Academic Record or Transcript of classes at the home institution

2.         Proof of English language competency if English if NOT the native language (TOEFL/IELTS Documentation or a Certificate issued by your university (duly stamped and signed) stating the English language proficiency)

3.         Photocopy of the biographical information page of the passport.

Key Dates

Nomination Deadline: May 31st, 2022

Application Deadline: June 10th, 2022

Submission of documents: 30 days before the start date of the exchange 90 days before for in-person delivery.

Please Note: Food and Accommodation will be provided for FREE on campus.

The Fall Semester will be held in-person for all international students. 

Call for Experts: Women Empowerment for Diversity and Equality in Business Education in Africa

The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) is currently implementing the project “Promoting Diversity and Equality” and is looking for volunteer experts with relevant experience, especially across African business schools. The project, with the support of the AABS Board-appointed Ad-hoc Committee Members, aims to build greater diversity and gender balance while supporting the
leadership of AABS member schools across the continent.

The objective will be to reduce the gender gap across leadership levels within African business schools, enhance Africa’s ranking in global competitiveness reports on gender equality, and achieve gender balance in decision-making positions. Through a dynamic of cooperation and exchange of ideas and innovative solutions, the core group of experts will help AABS promote a more inclusive environment within its network by providing practical and interactive tools and tips that are tailored for its members’ needs.

Join MIT REAP’s Next Cohort of Innovation Ecosystem Leaders

MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, an initiative of the MIT Sloan School of Management, provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems.

Since 2012, MIT REAP has worked with 70+ regions worldwide to strategize and empower regional stakeholders to implement initiatives that contribute to their economic growth, job creation, and social progress. Our current cohort include Rio de Janeiro, Wallonia, Caldas, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Los Angeles, and Northern Ireland.

If you are interested in joining our next cohort, applications for Cohort 10 (2023-2024) are due July 30, 2022.

If you’re interested in attending our upcoming event in London, please complete this form.

The Case Centre- Case Teaching Scholarships Applications are Now Open

Applications are now open for our 2022 Case Teaching scholarships! As part of our mission to support and inspire case method practitioners, we offer five Case Teaching Scholarships each year to individuals who are new to case teaching.

The benefits include:

  • a free place on an online case teaching workshop
  • a review of one of the recipient’s case sessions by a workshop tutor•an exclusive online session with an expert case teacher
  • a range of curated case teaching articles and books.

Who is eligible?

Faculty or PhD students with teaching responsibilities that are new to case teaching are welcome to apply. Applicants must have been teaching with cases for no more than 18 months, or be planning to start using cases in their teaching during the next calendar year. You can be from any organization worldwide and people of all ages who are new to case teaching are eligible.

Scholarship Benefits

  • A free place on one of our online expert-led case teaching workshops – an invaluable opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of an internationally respected case teacher, and share experiences and insights with fellow teachers on the course.
  • A review of one of your case teaching sessions by a workshop tutor from The Case Centre. You’ll submit a recording of your case teaching session (no more than 90 minutes in length) and feedback will be provided by one of The Case Centre’s workshop tutors via Zoom or a similar platform. The review must be completed within one year of being awarded the scholarship, and we advise that it is after you have attended our case teaching workshop.
  • The opportunity to attend an exclusive online session with an expert case teacher, who will provide insight into their case teaching experience and host a Q&A for scholarship recipients.
  • Provision of a curated selection of case teaching articles from leading case institutions.
  • Free digital copy of the book Teaching & Writing Cases: A Practical Guide by John Heath.

On completion of your scholarship, you will receive a certificate from The Case Centre in recognition of your achievement. 

Key Dates

Dates for the 2022 scholarships:

  • 2 February 2022: applications open
  • 1 July 2022: applications close
  • 25 July 2022: applicants notified of decision about their scholarship application
  • December 2022: exclusive online session with an expert case teacher
  • 25 July 2023: deadline for case teaching review to be completed.

If you have any further questions regarding this please contact Hazel Walker at hazel@thecasecentre.org.

Stanford Seed is Now Accepting Applications: Summer Internships in Emerging Markets

Application Deadline:
Graduate students: Application Deadline Extended to April 8!
Undergraduate students: Application Deadline Extended to April 8!

*Travel update: Per current Stanford travel policy, graduate students are permitted to travel to all Seed internship locations this summer. For undergraduates, travel is now permitted in South Africa, Botswana, and Senegal, and approval is expected for Ghana, India and Kenya (pending formal University approval in April). Where travel is not permitted, internships will otherwise take place 100% remotely.

Work closely with talented entrepreneurs in Africa and South Asia while gaining high-level work experience and making a social impact. Seed welcomes applicants from all departments and majors. 

*Note: internships offered on a first come, first served basis.


Key Program Details

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate (current sophomores and above), co-term, and graduate students in all departments and majors. Graduating students (class of ’22) may participate
  • Internship length: 8-10 week summer internships
  • Internship types: Seed offers a diverse set of project opportunities across numerous sectors, suitable for students in education, the social sciences, humanities, STEM fields, business and more
  • Covid-19 update: Format will be determined by Stanford travel policy by/before April 2022. We hope, but can’t guarantee, on-site internships in some or all locations. Internships will otherwise be offered 100% remotely. Remote internships may be considered, if preferred, in all scenarios.

Apply Now for the Second Edition of “This is How I Moved my #BusinessForward” Campaign

Business Forward, the knowledge portal of AUC School of Business, is starting off 2022 running a very exciting digital campaign that calls for the participation of the business community.

In recent years, and even more accelerated by COVID-19, there is a movement emphasizing the purpose and role of business in society to create values, ensure sustainable development, diversity, and stakeholder interests. However, in Egypt and this part of the world, literature about responsible business or corporate responsibility and documentation of its practice is very limited. It is often mistakenly associated with charity, philanthropy and public relations.

In this edition of “This is How I Moved my #BusinessForward”, in partnership with The Coca Cola Company and the Commercial International Bank (CIB), the objective is to build the narrative and awareness about corporate responsibility, highlighting positive examples that demonstrate responsible business conduct embedded in the vision and day-to-day operations of the business, rather than a one-off act.

Join to showcase how your business or company helped promote corporate responsibility over the past year. The call for participation is open until February 28, 2022. The campaign ends with the audience voting on the most inspiring stories and an awards ceremony in March 2022.

Apply Now: MIT Legatum Fellowships

Application Deadline

Applications Open:
February 7th, 2022

Applications Close:
March 7th, 2022 (11:59 EST)

Applications to join our 2022-2023 Legatum Fellowship cohort will close on March 7th—don’t miss this great opportunity! The Legatum Center Fellowship helps incoming and current MIT students who are aspiring entrepreneurs maximize their future impact as entrepreneurial leaders in emerging markets. The fellowship allows for a world-class education at MIT, a dedicated curriculum and extensive mentoring and community support. Current MIT students, as well as those applying to MIT for the 2022-2023 academic year, are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing your story!

The Legatum Fellowship is a competitive program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs gain a world class education at MIT, as well as extensive mentor and community support, in order increase their likelihood of success as principled, impactful leaders in emerging markets. Each year we build a cohort 20-25 students dedicated to building and scaling ventures in the developing world and provide them with tuition, travel, and prototyping support, as well as access to mentors, special seminars, and other cross-campus resources.

Since its founding, the Legatum Center has supported over 300 Fellows, and we take great pride and care in growing this community of entrepreneurial leaders year by year.

Resources

Program Elements

This Fellowship is intensely action-oriented and suits the student who is fully committed to becoming a principled leader and improving the lives of others through entrepreneurship.

  • Curriculum: Through our customized educational experience, students develop practical skills for navigating complex business environments, making principled business decisions, setting and reaching venture milestones, and building and leading teams globally.
  • Mentorship: We have an Entrepreneur-in-Residence dedicated to helping our Fellows navigate their entrepreneurial journey at MIT. We have also built a network of domain experts and mentors to provide guidance, encouragement, and specialized advice as needed.
  • Community: MIT has a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem comprised of faculty, investors, potential partners, new technologies, and both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs. The Legatum Center serves as a community hub, helping students navigate the pockets of MIT to secure the precise expertise and resources you’ll need to optimize your entrepreneurial journey.

Financial Support: Each Fellow receives funding up to $25,000 that can be used to support their school tuition and stipend. Fellows may also receive grants to support travel to emerging markets during the summer and winter breaks in order to build professional relationships, conduct primary market research, test prototypes, or run pilot studies.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must either be:

  • A current MIT Student who will still be enrolled for the year-long duration of the fellowship

OR

  • Admitted to begin a (full-time) degree program at MIT in the fall semester of the coming academic year

Expectations

Legatum Fellows are expected to be fully engaged participants in the Legatum Center community. Expectations include:

  • Completion of a for-credit management seminar that focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the developing world
  • Completion of one additional MIT course related to entrepreneurial leadership development
  • At least one trip to the intended country of implementation to either conduct primary market research, test a prototype, or pilot the business model
  • Participation in peer-to-peer training sessions
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and adapt the venture as necessary
  • Participation in pitch events at the end of each semester
  • Regular check-in meetings with the Legatum Center staff
  • Participation in MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through student-organized clubs and conferences
  • Commitment to being an entrepreneurial leader in a developing country post-graduation

The Applicant

We are looking for principled, innovative leaders who have a track record for driving change and can demonstrate a commitment to improving lives in the developing world.

The ideal candidate will bring a deep level of know-how to his or her venture (whether related to a technical field, geographic area and/or industry sector) and thus have a competitive edge to lead their venture to success.

Ultimately, we are looking for self-motivated visionaries who are also dedicated to experimenting, learning, and growing in order to maximize their entrepreneurial success and impact over the course of their career.

Venture Criteria

We evaluate ventures based on three key criteria:

Stage: Ideally, we are looking for ventures that are ready to be deployed on the ground. However, for students in their first year at MIT or enrolled in one-year programs, we also consider ventures at an earlier stage provided the applicant has identified a problem and developed a plan to test key hypotheses in preparation for launch. In other words, we want our Fellows to be beyond the “exploration phase,” theorizing about a problem or challenge they think exists. Fellows should understand their customers’ pain points and be confident in their ability to solve customer needs through their product or service. Considerable primary market research (PMR) and/or a pilot is highly desirable before applying. During the Fellowship, we will challenge students on their current business assumptions, requiring them test and adapt their business models, products, and team, so that they are ready to implement their ventures full-time upon graduation.

Impact: We are looking for emerging market ventures that improve lives. This will be achieved through the business’s innovative technology or service as well as through increased economic prosperity, local job creation, and improved ecosystem conditions. We have a preference for for-profit business models but are open to all venture concepts that have the potential for considerable scale, sustainability, and impact.

Innovation: We are looking for venture concepts that build competitive advantage through an innovative product, process, or business model. Innovation-driven entrepreneurs face great risk, but when they succeed, the payoff for both the entrepreneurs and the regions they serve are even greater as their scaling operations lead to exponential growth in revenue, jobs, and impact.

Financial Assistance

Student Fellows are will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition/stipend support, as well as access to additional travel and prototyping funds. If a student is not in his/her graduating year when they receive the fellowship, continue his/her education at MIT and demonstrate ongoing commitment to entrepreneurial leadership in the developing world, there is also have the opportunity to apply for follow-on funding.

Several factors determine the amount awarded to each new Fellow, including individual need, progress in your degree program, the total number of Fellows accepted, and the pool of available funding for that academic year.

As funding is limited, we encourage applicants to explore external sources of funding as well. For more information on financial aid at MIT, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

The Legatum Fellowship financial award can only be applied towards MIT educational expenses, such as tuition, stipend, and/or medical insurance. Funds from the Legatum Center may supplement, but not duplicate, financial awards from other MIT departments or from other foundations, institutions, or organizations. The combined financial award from all sources may not exceed the maximum limitation as prescribed by MIT’s cost-of-attendance budget.

Evaluation Process

Applicants must complete all required fields in the online application form. (See sample application above.)

  • The online application form will also require you to submit the following:
    • References: Please provide the names and contact information for 3-4 professional references. They should be able to speak to your potential as a principled entrepreneurial leader and/or your commitment to impacting change in the developing world. Legatum staff will only contact references if you are invited for an interview.
    • Resume/CV: We ask that you provide the most up-to-date version of your resume or CV (1 page max).
  • Applications will be reviewed by Legatum staff, as well as a committee of MIT faculty and industry experts. Evaluations will be based on the eligibility, applicant, and venture qualifications described above.
  • Applicants who make it to the final round will be called for an interview.
  • Interviews are by invitation only. Whenever possible, Fellowship finalists are interviewed in person. For those finalists based outside of the United States or unable to visit campus, interviews will be conducted by phone or Zoom.

If you have any questions regarding the Fellowship, please email legatum-fellowship@mit.edu

MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program: Call for Expressions of Interest

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MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, an initiative of the MIT Sloan School of Management, provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems. Since 2012, MIT REAP has helped 60+ regions worldwide strategize and execute initiatives that contribute to their economic growth, job creation, and social progress. We are continually looking for ways to engage innovation ecosystem leaders from university, government, risk capital, corporate and the entrepreneurial community. Application for Cohort 9 (2022-2023) are due February 28, 2022 and for Cohort 10 (2023-2024) July 30, 2022. Here is a link to our online application. If you’re interested in attending one of our regional events, please complete this form.

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