Current Fellow positions

Graduate Community Fellows are a cadre of graduate students who work under the auspices of the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education on projects and assignments that enhance the life of graduate students in unique ways. Each Fellow works on specific assignments and reports to a staff person in the ODGE or in a partner organization.

General responsibilities

  • Spend an average of 10 hours a week in duties as a Fellow during the appointment period
  • Attend monthly Fellow Roundtables, and meet with members of the ODGE staff and the ODGE’s business partners as required
  • Maintain project records as required
  • Serve as a resource to other graduate students
  • Submit a year-end report on progress to the supervisor and the Graduate Community Fellows Program Coordinator

Addir Fellows– MIT Interfaith Dialogue (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports the Addir Fellows–MIT Interfaith Dialogue by working alongside and meeting weekly with the Coordinator/Director of the program. The appointment period is September 1 through May 31. The work includes the following:

  • Coordinate 3-4 weekly 1-hour small-dialogue sessions (50%)
    • Attend 3-4 weekly 1 hour small-dialogue sessions.
    • Identify and, with coordinator, troubleshoot issues and dynamics that weaken the process of engaging in meaningful dialogue. While Addir Fellows have agreed to attend weekly small-dialogue meetings and monthly (Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., Mar., Apr.) Addir Fellow dinners and community-wide events, the Graduate Community Fellow will build relationships with those who are having trouble living up to these commitments.
    • With group members, will help implement the established process for identifying topics for small-dialogue meeting discussions.
    • Be available to Fellows as a resource and link to coordinator.
    • Prior to the weekly meeting, contact the fellow responsible for that week’s topic to ensure adequate preparation and communication with the rest of the group.
    • Help provide snacks to enhance ambiance of weekly meetings.
    • Establish him/herself as liaison and overall support to dialogue groups.
  • Extend the conversation to the broader graduate community (25%)
    • With guidance from the Coordinator, organize, oversee and facilitate 3-6 in dorm, interfaith, dialogue events.
    • Focus on publicity to graduate students around the monthly dinners and community-wide events.
    • Seek partnerships with other student groups to build conversations about faith
  • Deepen and sustain the program (25%)
    • Work with coordinator to create plan for evaluating Addir Fellows program; develop a brief survey for outgoing Addir Fellows which targets the program’s impact on community.
    • Work with coordinator on communication and fund-raising activities with graduates of Addir.
    • Create/maintain web related ventures to enhance communication between fellows (current and Addir graduates).
    • Work with coordinator to determine other projects to enhance overall programming.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

Skills

Willingness to work as a team; strong organizational and writing skills; ability to work independently.

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Assessment for Conflict Management@MIT (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow supports data collection, data analysis, and graphic display of the data for the Conflict Management office, in particular with its work with the REFS programs. The position works closely with and reports to the Assistant Director for Conflict Management. The appointment period is September 1 to June 30th for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The work includes the following:

  • Coordinate and support the completion of annual reports for each departmental REFS and iREFS.
  • Work with Campus Labs to develop instruments for data collection from REFS
  • Vision and develop data visualizations, such as PowerPoints, fact sheets, infographics, etc.
  • Vision and develop graphic designs for REFS outreach and publicity efforts
  • Consistent tracking of CM alumni numbers, REFS data
  • Initiate new programs to improve on performance and efficacy of marketing and outreach, as well as data collection for CM@MIT
  • Partner with other Fellows on mutually beneficial projects
  • Select an additional project for their primary ownership in conjunction with the Assistant Director

General Responsibilities

  • Spend an average of 10 hours a week in duties as a Fellow during the appointment period
  • Attend monthly Fellow Roundtables, and meet with members of the ODGE staff and the ODGE’s business partners as required
  • Maintain project records as required
  • Serve as a resource to other graduate students
  • Submit a year-end report on progress to the supervisor and the Graduate Community Fellows Program Coordinator

skills

Strong data analysis and graphic design skills; strong organizational and writing skills; ability to work effectively both independently and with others; creative thinker; website development skills; detail oriented; interest in/experience with conflict management preferred.

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Celebrating Graduate Students (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow supports communications in the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education by working closely with, and reporting to, the ODGE Communications Officer. The goal of this position is to make the diversity of MIT’s graduate students more visible and to provide a window into the graduate experience for prospective graduate students. The appointment period is September 1 through May 31. The work includes the following:

Discover and amplify student involvements and accomplishments

  • Search for items of interest about MIT grad students. We are interested in:
    • Students who are giving back to the community (i.e. public service).
    • Accomplishments (publications, awards, etc.).
    • Highlighting MIT’s cultural diversity.
    • Personal stories.
  • Work with the Communications Officer to elevate the visibility of the various items by writing short pieces for ODGE News, posting to our social media accounts, or creating connections with other campus entities (such as forwarding an item along to a particular department or student group that may not be aware).
  • Assist with special projects to celebrate graduate students and their accomplishments, such as National Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Create pieces for MIT Campus News on graduate students

  • Interview graduate students about their work, involvements, and/or background.
  • Take photos as the opportunity allows.
  • Write pieces for MIT Campus News which may take the form of a medium-length story piece, a photo montage, or a question-and-answer piece.

Skills

Strong writing and interpersonal skills; ability to meet deadlines; interest in photography or graphics; enjoys working on a team.

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Committed to Caring – description coming soon

 

 

Diversity and Inclusion (position filled for AY17)

In 2015, members of the MIT Black Students Union, the Black Graduate Student Association, and the LGBTQ community independently developed a set of recommendations that, when executed, are intended to enrich the student experience and enhance the student community in educational, social and cultural ways. These recommendations, as well additional ones from the Institute Community and Equity Office, were submitted to the senior administration. When considered alongside recommendations included in the 2010 Report on the “Initiative for Faculty Race and Diversity” at MIT, there emerges a compelling need for an MIT strategic plan for diversity and inclusion.

The Graduate Fellow will have major responsibility for several areas of work that will enhance the graduate student experience, which is not without implications for the undergraduate experience and indeed the MIT community as a whole. S/He will be involved most significantly in:

  • Mining the information embedded in a number of the recommendations in order to disaggregate the specific requests.
  • Helping the D&I Officer to categorize the specific requests under one or more of various functions.
  • Prioritizing implementation.
  • Determining any overlap among the recommendations.
  • Distilling the true number and content of the recommendations.
  • Assisting with preparation and, in some instances, participating in focus group discussions in an effort to ensure that the community building intended by the recommendations is in fact occurring.

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication practice
  • Emotional maturity and grace in human interactions and difficult dialogues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly ability to create informative graphics and tables

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Diversity Initiatives Community (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow(s) will work closely with the Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives and the Program Associate of Diversity Initiatives to help identify and invite speakers to the Diversity Initiative’s community building series called IGNITE. IGNITE is a series of intensive, monthly seminars designed to promote academic, career, professional and leadership development. IGNITE will offer students the chance to deepen their peer relationships across scientific disciplines and share experiences, insights and strategies for managing the challenges of graduate work. Offering a unique informal setting, IGNITE will give students the opportunity to make meaningful connections with faculty, alumni and administrators of color, opening up avenues to build and foster community. The work includes:

  • meeting with Assistant Director, bi-weekly to plan tasks and brainstorm ideas;
  • identifying and inviting speakers;
  • scheduling seminars/workshops;
  • reserving space at MIT;
  • developing marketing materials and sharing with graduate student community with support of Program Associate;
  • attending events as possible;
  • developing and implementing strategies to evaluate programming with support of Assistant Director;
  • providing feedback on future topics;
  • collaborating with Assistant Director on topics that will also be relevant to ODGE UCEM Scholars Program;
  • also note general responsibilities

Skills

Creative thinking; commitment to being productive and accomplishing tasks; ability to work collaboratively and independently; event planning experience; strong organizational and communication skills, including interpersonal communication and writing skills; ability to meet deadlines.

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Diversity Initiatives Recruitment (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow(s) will work closely with the Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives and the Program Associate of Diversity Initiatives to identify and train graduate students who will represent MIT at both local and national fall recruitment conferences and fairs. This Fellow will reach out to departments to ensure there is information about their departments provided at conferences. This Fellow with the support of the Program Associate will follow-up with prospective students who have questions regarding admissions or programs, such as MSRP and CONVERGE, at MIT.

This Fellow will also continue to implement the Grad Catalyst Workshop. This workshop teaches underclassmen at minority-serving institutions and liberal arts colleges how to plan their undergraduate trajectories so as to be strong graduate school candidates come senior year. The work includes:

  • meeting with Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives, bi-weekly to coordinate work;
  • identifying and training graduate students interested in representing MIT at local and national conferences such as NSBE, SHPE, AISES, and SACNAS;
  • partnering with student organizations that are interested in engaging in recruitment efforts of prospective URM graduate students;
  • sharing information with prospective students about programs such as MSRP, CONVERGE, and the MIT UCEM Sloan Scholars Program;
  • scheduling Grad Catalyst workshops (in-person and online);
  • presenting Grad Catalyst workshops;
  • training other interested graduate students on conducting Grad Catalyst workshops;
  • evaluating Grad Catalyst workshops and editing materials, as necessary;
  • also note general responsibilities

 Skills

Willingness to travel; committed to being productive and accomplishing tasks; ability to work collaboratively and independently; event planning experience; public speaking experience; strong organizational and communication skills, including interpersonal communication skills.

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DSLx Life Learning (Accepting applications for AY17)

The Division of Student Life (DSL) is creating a “life learning” website to support MIT student personal and interpersonal development.   The website will help students build skills and understanding through videos, infographics, and articles as a complement to on-campus activities and resources.

We want to involve MIT students in every aspect. Last year, our strategies included hiring student staff, holding focus groups, and running a student contest.

This year, we want even more student involvement. So we are looking for a creative, enterprising Graduate Community Fellow who will help us create a community of interested graduate and undergraduate students.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Contribute ideas
  • Help us plan
  • Communicate regularly to graduate and undergraduate students
  • Plan, publicize, and hold events
  • Help us get student feedback through surveys, focus groups, etc.

Important qualities include

  • Great communication skills, including interpersonal communication and writing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent organizing skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Commitment to being productive

Please contact us soon!

Also note general responsibilities above.

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Financial Literacy (position filled for AY17)

This fellow supports the ODGE’s efforts to promote MIT graduate student financial literacy and health. The position will report directly to the ODGE’s Manager of Graduate Fellowships. The work includes the following:

  • Assist in the promotion of the iGrad Financial Literacy Platform to the graduate student community through marketing campaigns and information sessions.
  • Help collect, analyze and report on data related to MIT graduate student financial health and needs through the development of survey’s and the organization of student focus groups.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of outreach efforts surrounding general financial literacy such as information sessions and seminars.
  • Help build and maintain website and social media content surrounding financial literacy and funding opportunities such as fellowships.
  • Organize and develop peer support groups on topics related to financial literacy and health including fellowship application preparation.
  • Assist in increasing the pool of funding resources such as fellowships and scholarships by searching for and researching such opportunities.
  • Facilitate iGrad Financial Literacy curriculum through small group discussions.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

SKILLS

  • Event planning experience.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with graphic design.
  • Experience or interest in creative marketing and publicity campaigns.
  • Willingness to work as a team and ability to work independently.
  • Some basic knowledge of finance preferred.

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Graduate Student Life Grants (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports the Graduate Student Life Grants program by working closely with, and reporting to, the ODGE Coordinator of Graduate Education Initiatives. The appointment period is September 1 through June 30. The preferred candidate for this position has been at MIT for one or more years. The work includes the following:

  • Assist with plans for marketing and promotion of grant activities, including website development, email notices, posters, poster sessions.
  • Maintain the wiki that documents all aspects of the grant process.
  • Serve as a member of the Grant Selection Panel.
  • Maintain a master list of grant project timelines; collect periodic reports from grant authors and assist with their publication for the Dean’s Selection Panel and, in edited versions, for the website.
  • Act as primary contact to grant authors and provide support as required.
  • Publicize the request-for-proposal process.
  • Create and/or implement a plan for evaluating projects; as needed, develop plans to integrate the best ideas into the ongoing work of the ODGE (or other Institute organizations).
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

Skills

Demonstrated commitment to community building activities; experience in organizing events, preferably at MIT; strong communication skills; excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines; enjoys working on a team.

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GSC Creative Media Manager (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports efforts in promoting engagement in and chronicling MIT graduate student life.  Her of she will provide a coordination role of many GSC marketing processes, which will include generating photos, videos, and graphic design content that will serve to document graduate student life and resources at the Institute, as well as designing  engaging and eye-catching marketing campaigns that will inform and engage graduate students more efficiently.  The Creative Media Manager will work closely with, and report to, the Graduate Student Council’s Administrators as well as the GSC Secretary.  The appointment period is October 15 through May 31.  The work includes the following:

  • Manage the marketing and publicity for GSC events in collaboration with the GSC Secretary.
  • Help recruit and coordinate designers for GSC publicity materials; design posters, etc for GSC events as needed.
  • Update social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook with relevant news items.
  • Partner with the Tech on graduate student news coverage.
  • Spotlight achievements by graduate student campus leaders in collaboration with the Graduate Accomplishments Writing Fellows.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

SKILLS

Experience with graphic design; experience or interest in creative marketing and publicity campaigns; collaborative mindset and comfort working in teams.

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GSC Graduate Orientation (Event & Programs) (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports the Graduate Student Council’s initiatives by reporting to the GSC’s Financial Administrator, and working closely with the GSC Orientation leadership team. The appointment period is June 1 through October 15. The work includes the following:

  • Help plan events and programs that best serve the vision and goals of GSC Orientation.
  • Liaise with event coordinators; assess and analyze the progress of event preparation and registration.
  • Participate in online documentation of event planning, policies and best practices.
  • Serve as a liaison between GSC Orientation chairs, GSC staff and related MIT administrators.
  • Work closely with Orientation media/ web / marketing fellow to maintain and improve orientation website; assist with text update orientation calendar and incoming student sign-up system.
  • Record orientation events statistics and feedback set up for final orientation survey and report.
  • Research peer institutions’ graduate orientation processes and events, and assist in a report on best practices.
  • Potentially convene focus groups to identify student needs, interests, and experiences.
  • Conduct the majority of this work during regular office hours held at GSC offices 50-220.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

Skills

Event planning experience; willingness to work as a team; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently; skills with/or strong interest in online project management tools a plus.

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GSC Graduate Orientation (Web & Marketing) (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports the Graduate Student Council’s initiatives by reporting to the GSC’s Financial Administrator, and working closely with the GSC leadership team. The appointment period is June 1 through October 15. The work includes the following:

  • Design flyers and posters for event publicity
  • Print posters and help advertise events and initiatives around campus, on the website, and through GSC social media
  • Manage GSC and orientation publicity in the months leading to the orientation and during orientation.
  • Work closely with GSC web master to maintain and improve orientation website; update orientation calendar and incoming student sign-up system
  • Develop the winning design from the orientation logo contest into workable art files for orientation publicity materials and give-aways
  • Combining the orientation logo with text or other graphic elements for printing on the tshirt and welcome gift
  • Gather orientation event pictures for posting onto social media and including in final report
  • Participate in documentation of event planning and good practices. Help prepare the post orientation report.
  • Respond promptly to communication from the Orientation Committee and GSC administratorSkills

Willingness to work as a team; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently; web updates – experience on WordPress or CMS equivalent helpful; graphic experience or strong interest in graphic design preferred.

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Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow will support the Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) on several key diversity and inclusion projects for 2015-16.  The GCF will work directly with the Institute Community and Equity Officer Ed Bertshinger; Human Resources Manager of Staff and Diversity Inclusion Alyce Johnson; and ICEO Program Director Julian Green.  The GCF will report to the ICEO Program Director.

Planned projects include the Institute Diversity Summit in early 2016; facilitated conversations across MIT on the topics of community, diversity, equity and inclusion; and promotion of the MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program.

The appointment period is August 3, 2015 to May 31, 2016.  The work includes the following:

  • Work closely with the ICEO staff, HR manager of Staff Diversity and Inclusion, and MLK Writer/Editor to serve as a resource in the planning and execution of three projects (logistics, event planning and writing).
  • Work with Human Resources Manager of Staff Diversity and Inclusion, ICEO Program Director, Graduate Student Council (GSC) and other diversity staff on planning of the 2016 Institute Diversity Summit.
  • Work on updates to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars Program online newsletter with MLK Writer and Editor.
  • Update diversity documents for the office.
  • Interface with the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the ICEO on topics of mutual interest such as the GSC Advising Initiative and the REFS program.
  • Participate in selected team meetings.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

Skills

Demonstrated interest in community, diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.  Project management and organization experience; oral and written communication skills; web management experience, particularly WordPress, preferred; familiarity with social networking communications; event planning experience, ability to work independently and with a team approach.

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Language Conversation Exchange (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow supports intercultural exchange among graduate students and others at MIT, by coordinating the MIT Language Conversation Exchange Program.  This position works closely with and reports directly to the Program Manager.  The major components of this position are to market the program, recruit participants, monitor the website, and design and implement community building events.  The appointment period is August 1 through May 31.  The work includes the following:

  • Market the program and recruit participants (orientation events, social media, info fairs, outreach to foreign language departments, etc.).
  • Be the primary contact for applicants and participants.
  • Monitor the website, approve applications, keep participant database updated.
  • Perform regular program evaluations, incorporating participants’ feedback where possible.
  • Develop new outreach efforts and community programs that bring together conversation partners.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

Skills

Demonstrated interest in languages and cultural exchange; experience with marketing and event planning; excellent interpersonal skills and good judgment about people; experience in online community management; self starter, independent worker .

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MindHandHeart: Innovation Fund (position filled for AY17)

MindHandHeart was launched on September 2, 2015 and is developing an infrastructure to enhance MIT’s ability to develop, implement, and evaluate community health and preventive strategies to promote resilience and mental well-being. We are looking for a Graduate Fellow to support our ongoing development and strengthen our understanding of how the initiative can support the graduate community.

This Fellow supports MindHandHeart by working closely with, and reporting to, the Executive Administrator and MindHandHeart Program Manager. The Fellow’s work will be toward two aims: 1) Supporting the work of MindHandHeart including: Innovation Fund and Selection Committee operations and 2) Organizing meetings/event planning, visibility and marketing, evaluation and assessment.  The appointment period is September 1 through May 31. The following will be important tasks in achieving these aims:

  • Outreach to a broad cross-section of the graduate and undergraduate student community to draw a large, diverse group of students into the initiative’s work and to events.
  • Connecting and supporting graduate students involved in the MindHandHeart committee structure to provide context for choosing, developing and implementing an action or service project of the Fellow’s own design in the spring semester.
  • Ensuring that programs focus on particular issues of importance to the MIT graduate student community through coordination with various offices at MIT.
  • Providing administrative support to MindHandHeart.
  • Using knowledge of the graduate community in developing, implementing, evaluating and refining MindHandHeart programs and activities.
  • Also note general responsibilities above

Skills

Strong community-organizing and organizational skills, strong communication skills, experience with project planning, curiosity and interest in learning, ability to work well in a team.

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MindHandHeart: Working Group (Accepting applications for AY17)

MindHandHeart was launched on September 2, 2015 and is developing an infrastructure to enhance MIT’s ability to develop, implement and evaluate community health and preventive strategies to promote resilience and mental well-being.  We are looking for a Graduate Fellow to support our ongoing development and strengthen our understanding of how the initiative can support the graduate community.
This Fellow supports MindHandHeart by working closely with, and reporting to, the Executive Administrator and MindHandHeart Program Manager.  The Fellow’s work will be toward providing student leadership to a MindHandHeart Working Group: coordinating with staff co-chairs on annual goals and objectives, a workplan to achieve goals, logistics for each meeting, and participating in Co-chair coordination/training sessions.  The appointment period is September 1 through May 31.  The following will be important tasks in achieving these aims:

  • Outreach to a broad cross-section of the graduate and undergraduate student community to draw a large, diverse group of students into the initiative’s work and to events.
  • Connecting and supporting graduate students involved in the MindHandHeart committee structure to provide context for choosing, developing and implementing an action or service project of the Fellow’s own design in the spring semester.
  • Ensuring that programs focus on particular issues of importance to the MIT graduate student community through coordination with various offices at MIT.
  • Providing administrative support to MindHandHeart.
  • Using knowledge of the graduate community in developing, implementing, evaluating and refining MindHandHeart programs and activities.

Skills

Strong community-organizing and organizational skills, strong communication skills, experience with project planning, curiosity and interest in learning, ability to work well in a team.

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Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (Accepting applications for AY17)

The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG Center) connects MIT students with a wide variety of public service projects in local, national, and global communities. We also provide guidance — and often funding — for public service projects.

We are a small team dedicated to helping the Institute achieve its mission of working wisely, creatively, and effectively with our local and global neighbors for the betterment of humankind. We provide MIT students with opportunities, mentorship, advice, logistical support, and funding as they engage in humanitarian efforts in the neighborhood, throughout the U.S., or around the world.

The Community Service Work-Study program gives undergraduate and graduate students, who are eligible for Federal Work-Study, the opportunity to earn a paycheck and gain valuable personal and professional experience while serving the community.

The PKG Center’s engagement staff work to create meaningful volunteer experiences that connect MIT community members to local agencies. In particular, the fellow will help with outreach for the CityDays, MIT Alternative Spring Break, and Giving Tree programs. The fellow will also help raise graduate student awareness about opportunities for spouses and family members to be engaged in our neighboring communities.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The Graduate Community Fellow will support two initiatives: 1) PKG Center’s efforts to raise awareness around Federal Work-Study as part of a student’s financial aid package and promote the Community Service Work-Study program to MIT graduate students, 2) PKG Center’s efforts to raise graduate student awareness and participation in community engagement and volunteer opportunities. The position will report to the PKG Center’s Community Employment Administrator and Community Engagement Administrator (splitting time 50% between the initiatives). The work will include the following:

‧      Assist in the promotion of the Community Service Work-Study program and volunteer opportunities to the graduate student community through marketing campaigns and information sessions.
‧      Assist in the development and implementation of outreach efforts surrounding Federal Work-Study and volunteer opportunities such as information sessions and other events.
‧      Help maintain website and social media content surrounding these programs specifically targeting the graduate community.
‧      Assist in the identification and development of cross-campus partnerships and establish him/herself as liaison for relevant offices, departments and groups. Outreach to faculty in order to increase faculty engagement with students on service projects will also be included.
‧      Recognizing that many graduate students seek a balanced work-life, the fellow will also help promote service opportunities for spouses and children.
‧      With guidance from the PKG Center staff, organize, oversee and facilitate specific programmatic reflection activities for MIT graduate students.

Qualifications and skills

  • Experience or interest in community building and outreach campaigns
  • Great communication skills, including interpersonal communication and writing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent organizing skills; excellent time management skills
  • Creative thinking and strategic problem solving
  • Interest in public service; service experience preferred but not required

Commitment

10 hours/week. 25% of the tasks can be done remotely. Occasional evening hours for on-campus events.

 

 

 

Programs for Graduate Student Support (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow supports graduate student programs and events that focus on graduate student support by working closely with, and reporting directly to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Personal Support, and indirectly to the Senior Associate Dean.  The appointment period is September 1 through May 31.  The work includes the following:

  • Maintain and enhance ODGE’s social media presence through the GradLink initiative
  • Support the development, implementation, and assessment of programs and events that promote the holistic well-being of graduate students; such as Resource Ambassador Dinners, departmental presentations, etc.
  • Interact with departments, administrative offices, and student groups with which the ODGE  partners or whose activities the ODGE funds.
  • Partner with other Fellows on mutually beneficial projects.
  • Collaborate with ODGE Communications Officer, the Diversity Initiatives Team, and International Students Office in meeting student needs.
  • Represent the ODGE on committees and/or working groups as needed and appropriate.

Skills

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently; creative thinker; public speaking/presentation skills.  Experience with project/event planning as well as an interest in organizational systems is a plus.  Preference will be given to candidates in their second year of study or higher.

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Programs for Women (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports graduate student programs and events for women by working closely with, and reporting to, the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education. The appointment period will begin in September 2015 and continue through January 15, 2016. The work includes the following:

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate programs and events that promote the professional and leadership development of graduate women students, including the annual Path of Professorship workshop.
  • Assist in creation and stewardship of opportunities for graduate women to build and broaden networks of support to enhance the graduate experience; past examples include Mens et Manus et Salus and a celebration of graduate women.
  • Assist in designing and implementing approaches to assess and document the success of programmatic efforts.
  • Interact with departments, administrative offices, and student groups with which the ODGE partners or whose activities the ODGE funds.
  • Develop marketing tools for programs and events.
  • Convene focus groups to identify student needs, interests, and experiences.
  • Partner with other Fellows on mutually beneficial projects.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

Skills

Strong organizational skills; strong communication skills; experience with project planning; enjoys working on a team. Background in science or engineering. Candidates should be interested in holding the position for two years.

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Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFS) (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports marketing, outreach, workshops, events, and assessment for the REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress) Programs by working closely with and reporting to the Assistant Director for Conflict Management. The appointment period is September 1 to June 30th for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The work includes the following:

  • Assist with events and coordinate continuing education for REFS at least monthly throughout the semester (e.g., monthly all-REFS meetings)
  • Take notes during monthly meetings and post on the REFS website
  • Maintain spreadsheets of REFS data (names of current REFS, attendance at meetings, etc)
  • Research and identify additional resources to support REFS programs; write grant applications as needed
  • Assist with training and coordination of 40-hour conflict management trainings run in August, fall semester, and spring semester
  • Assist in designing and implementing approaches to assess and document the successes and challenges of REFS programs
  • Continue to populate REFS website with resources
  • Assist in designing and implementing an outreach strategy to increase the number of individuals and departments involved in the REFS program (e.g., create marketing and promotional materials tailored to each department)
  • Obtain further training in negotiation and conflict management in order to support and present on behalf of CM@MIT
  • Partner with other Fellows on mutually beneficial projects
  • Select an additional project for their primary ownership in conjunction with the Assistant Director

Skills

Strong organizational and writing skills; ability to work independently; creative thinker; wiki development skills; public speaking or presentation skills; interest in/experience with conflict resolution.

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Shadow Magicians (Accepting applications for AY17)

This Fellow supports the work of Shadow Magicians which fosters emotional well-being and healthy relationships at MIT by promoting vulnerability, authenticity, and self-awareness. The Fellow will work with the staff team of facilitators to help best position Shadow Magicians to serve the graduate student community. The appointment period is August 15th through May 31st. More information about Shadow Magicians can be found at shadowmagicians.mit.edu.

The work will involve a range of opportunities, including the following:

-Training

  • Personal emotional literacy and self-awareness
  • Container building and stewardship
  • Facilitating “shadow work” processes
-Coordination and facilitation of regular Shadow Work circles (frequency TBD)
-Publicity
  • Develop web and social media presence
  • Utilize and measure the effectiveness of various publicity chanels.
-Consulting Services Development
  • Identifying and establishing partnership opportunities within various graduate student constituencies (e.g. dorms, departments, labs, clubs).
  • Module development
  • Logistical coordination of seminars of workshops
-Identifying and exploring new strategic opportunities to leverage the Shadow Magicians core competencies within the MIT community.
-Research
  • Finding and digesting various materials that deepen the collective knowledge and understanding of Shadow Magicians
  • Experimentation with new facilitation techniques

skills

  • A strong interest in emotional literacy, self-awareness and personal growth
  • Willingness to be vulnerable in group settings
  • Comfort with facilitating small group discussions
  • Willingness to work with a team
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Web and social media skills a plus

Note: All interested applicants should plan on attending an open Shadow Magicians Circle on Thursday 8/18 from 3 to 5 pm.

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Violence Prevention & Response: Prevention Programming (position filled for AY17)

This Fellow supports Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) by working closely with, and reporting to, the Program Manager for VPR. This fellowship consists of two main components: 1) supporting the work of VPR on sexual violence, relationship abuse, stalking and harassment on campus, which includes supporting/participating in the committees that annually plan and execute Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month (October), and Stalking Awareness Month (January); and 2) completing a project of the Fellow’s own choosing on one or more of the following topics: sexual violence, relationship abuse, stalking, and/or harassment (this may be the continuation of an existing project or a new project depending on the needs of the office, and will be discussed in consultation with the Fellow’s supervisor). The appointment period is September 1 through May 31. The following will be important tasks in achieving these aims:

  • Learning about issues of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and harassment.
  • Outreach to a broad cross-section of the graduate and undergraduate student community to draw a large, diverse group of students into the project’s work and to events.
  • Drawing other graduate students into a leadership team or advisory board to plan and lead a project of the Fellow’s choosing.
  • Ensuring that all programs focus on issues of importance to the MIT graduate student community through coordination with the other Graduate Community Fellow for VPR in Programming Development as well as various offices at MIT, including one or more of the following: Women’s & Gender Studies, Graduate Women @ MIT, the International Students Office, the Graduate Student Council, MIT Spouses & Partners, Office of the Dean for Graduate Education, MIT Chaplains, MIT Medical, and Radius, among others.
  • Overseeing development and maintenance of the It’s On Us, MIT website.
  • Working to increase student and community attendance at sponsored events.
  • Also note general responsibilities above.

SKILLS

Strong community-organizing skills; strong communication skills; experience with project planning; curiosity and interest in learning; team focus.

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