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Working for the Public Service Center is a great opportunity for students to step into an active leadership role. We have many positions, some of which are listed below. If you have special skills or think you would be interested in working for the PSC but don't see a job below for you, let us know — we may have other positions available. Please feel free to contact us.
Graduate Assistant Positions
MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Outreach & Communications Assistant
Level of Effort: 15 hours/week
We are looking for a Graduate Assistant to join us as an integral part of the team that makes the IDEAS Global Challenge possible! IDEAS is an annual innovation and social entrepreneurship competition, run by the MIT Public Service Center, that empowers students to develop solutions to community problems.
As the program is celebrating its 15th year in 2015-16, we are looking to hire an assistant who can manage outreach and communications work for the program. This may entail managing social media profiles, creating advertisements, interviewing teams and writing articles, and networking with key partners (especially those who are part of the innovation and social entrepreneurship ecosystem here at MIT and in the Boston area). This role may also be responsible for running logistics and managing volunteers for several large campus events.
Qualifications: Detail oriented; ability to multitask and willingness to learn new software and project management tools; demonstrated writing skills and creativity; excellent interpersonal skills; experience running complex events and/or managing complex tasks; familiarity and interest in growing MIT's social entrepreneurship ecosystem is a plus.
Must be enrolled as a graduate student at MIT or another Boston-area university.
Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Keely Swan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Student Positions
Undergraduate Service Programs Coordinator
8-12 hours/week, $12 an hour, flexible schedule, fall and spring terms
Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Alison Hynd, email@example.com
Job Description: Assist the Community Engagement Administrator with various projects and events, including running the MIT Giving Tree, a campus-wide gift drive, in the fall, and service programs including Four Weeks for America, Alternative Spring Break, and CityDays.
Other work will include helping with special projects and performing general office tasks. Additionally, as a PSC staff member, you will pitch in to help the office run smoothly, including doing basic community service advising.
Qualifications: This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in community service and event coordination. You should have excellent organization and interpersonal skills, as well as a sharp attention to detail. Previous program planning experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, a plus but not required. If you have additional skills that would be useful, tell us about them. You must be able to work in a busy office with hard working but fun staff!