Program Manager, MISTI Russia Program, MIT

Title: Program Manager, MISTI Russia Program
Req Number: mit-00008267
Department: Center for International Studies
Location(s): Cambridge MA
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: SRS (Administrative)
Work Shift:

PROGRAM MANAGER, Center for International Studies-MISTI Russia Program, to recruit, interview, and admit interns into the program; develop curricula to train them in Russian culture as preparation for placement in host institutions; plan and facilitate an annual intern retreat; and organize cultural events for the MIT community. Will work closely with the Skolkovo Institute and with the SKTech project on a seminar series on Russia, Russia-related activities on campus, and student trips to Russia; and be responsible for administering MISTI Russia seed funds, developing new projects, and fund-raising. Duties include maintaining close contact with host institutions and making annual visits to Russia to ensure the quality of the internship arrangements and expand the pool of partners; assuring the best possible flow of information about programs and events to MIT students, faculty, administrators, and the wider MIT community; staying in close contact with program alumni; reaching out to MIT professors and departments with an interest in Russia; and overseeing the intern program budget. Office tasks include updating databases, managing program accounts, and maintaining the program website. Will also contribute to the broader MISTI organization as a whole.

REQUIREMENTS: a B.A., M.A. or M.S.; at least two years of professional experience with Russia; good cross-cultural communication skills; excellent command of written and spoken English and Russian; solid knowledge of Russia’s corporate world, higher education, and research system; ability to prioritize tasks, schedule and account for complex intern travel arrangements, schedule meetings, and manage multiple tasks under pressure; and experience with Microsoft Office. Ability to work as part of a larger team essential.

Salary range: $55-59,000

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