Program Coordinator, MIT - Israel Program

M.I.T | Cambridge, MA, United States

Posted Date 6/01/2022
Position TitleProgram Coordinator, MIT Israel Program
Employment Type: Temporary (3rd Party Employer)
Timeframe: August 2022 to February 2023 (possible part time or seasonal work afterwards)
Visa Sponsorship AvailableNo
Compensation: salary commensurate with experience, between $25.59 and $33.27 per hour
Application: resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line, MIT-Israel Coordinator Position
Position Overview:
Under the direction of the MIT-Israel Managing Director, the Program Coordinator, MIT-Israel Program will administer and develop the MIT-Israel internship and teaching program by advertising the program; recruiting MIT students; maintain standards in interviewing students for admission to the program; maintain guidelines for matching students with academic, industry and teaching placements in Israel; overseeing the logistics of placements (travel arrangements, housing, paperwork, insurance); helping to prepare students for their experience abroad; and planning events to raise profile of program on-campus. Office tasks include daily interaction with students, administrators, and hosts; updating databases; managing program accounts; maintaining the program’s website and developing other communication materials. The Coordinator will also provide support for the director of MISTI’s programs in the Middle East region and Associate Director and other MISTI support as needed.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):
Coordinate MIT-Israel student program (60%): advertising the programs; recruiting MIT students; interviewing and matching students with experiences in Israel; logistics of placements; effectively engage with country /hosts; presenting programs in classes and at recruitment events; liaising with departmental contacts across campus in promoting relevant internship opportunities; collect and catalog student reports upon internship conclusion; track student requirements (reports, training attendance); calculate and process student internship stipends.
Administrative tasks (40%): Updating databases; managing program accounts; maintaining the programs website and other communication materials; event and travel logistics and preparation; and helping to prepare students for their experiences abroad.
High level of independent decision making with recruiting and publicity strategy. Will individually guide undergraduate students in the entire process from application to placement. The Coordinator will match students with opportunities abroad after a general seasonal consultation.
The MIT Israel program sends over 100 students a year to Israel. The other programs in the region send 30-50 students a year.
Other duties as needed or required.
Qualifications & Skills:
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2 years’ experience in program administration, including international education and hands-on experience in Israel. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail with strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills; ability to follow through on tasks, work both independently and as part of a team, interact with a diverse group of faculty, students, staff, and corporate sponsors; and record of using discretion and good judgment with confidential information. Technical proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database tools like Terra Dotta, Sales Force and Filemaker, and willingness to learn new software and other new skills as needed.
Occasional weekday evening and weekend work will be required.
PREFERRED: A Master's degree, written and spoken Hebrew and/or MIT-related experience preferred.


US work authorization is required
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Temporary / Seasonal


The Center for International Studies (CIS) aims to support and promote international research and education at MIT. The Center has traditionally been aligned with the social sciences while working with MIT’s premier science and engineering scholars whenever possible. We produce research that creatively addresses global issues, while helping to educate the next generation of global citizens.

Salary25.00 - 33.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Administrative Support | Education - Other | Israel Programs/Missions
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