Job Description

COMMUNICATIONS LAB COORDINATOR, Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) (part-time, 50%), to assist with the day-to-day running of the NSE Communication Lab. The lab is designed to help students develop more effective writing and presentation skills through a peer-coaching model and provides students with communication instruction from writing to presentation, with an emphasis on creating transferrable skills throughout the whole communication process. Will oversee and assist with training four communication fellows (NSE graduate students hired as fellows); collaborate with faculty and course instructors to help undergraduate and graduate students acquire writing and speaking best practices for a variety of audiences; manage the fellows’ schedule; manage the lab budget ($20K-$40K); run workshops and individual tutorials with students when needed; and coordinate with similar programs in the School of Engineering, specifically with the Department of Biological Engineering Communication Lab.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of five years’ experience tutoring or instructing college-level students on how to communicate complex technical and/or academic material in English; familiarity with science/technology culture and communication style; strong communication, organizational, and project management skills; and the ability to solve problems creatively and develop sustainable relationships with members of the NSE community. A master’s degree in a science or communications field; proven ability to produce technical content; and supervisory experience, specifically with student workers preferred. Job #11215-N

This position is half-time effort during the academic year (September through May).
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.