Officer, Sustainability Community Posted Aug 30
MIT Solve , Cambridge, MA
 
Position Overview:

MIT Solve is seeking a Community Officer to be a key member of our Sustainability Pillar work, and join the wider Community Team that hosts Solve’s Global Challenges around Sustainability, Health, Learning, and Economic Prosperity. This is an exciting opportunity to play a central role in developing, growing, and engaging Solve’s rich community and marketplace. This includes our hundred member organizations like The Nature Conservancy, the UN Environment Programme, Enel Foundation, and General Motors; leading voices from the private, public, nonprofit, and academic sectors; as well as the social entrepreneurs—Solver teams—that Solve selects and supports. The Officer will build relationships with this wide range of people and organizations, help design and facilitate interactive events of various sizes, and help drive and scale tech-enabled innovation on some of the most pressing challenges of our times around the climate crisis.

Principal Responsibilities:

Research, recruit, and manage relationships with private, public, nonprofit, and academic people and organizations on Sustainability-related topics to nurture a global community of diverse cross-sector leaders.
Support an annual cohort of innovators, through curated introductions, cohort meetups, event design and delivery, as well as ongoing support for alumni teams.
Collect and validate data to understand innovators’ needs, track program and innovations impact, and inform program design decisions.
Facilitate and broker partnerships between Solver teams and Solve Community leaders to advance the growth of selected solutions.
Work with colleagues across Solve to plan, execute, and facilitate events that bring the community together physically and virtually. This includes Solve’s flagship events as well as smaller community programming to support Solver teams and impact Global Challenges.
Source funders, members and partners to support Solve, which includes hosting sponsored events, funding Solver teams, and participating in Solve’s full innovation cycle.
Promote annual Solve Global Challenges across the Solve Community and extensive global networks to find the most promising diverse applicants.
Maintain and update Customer Relations Management databases.
Report to the Lead, Sustainability & US Interior Communities
Manage interns and volunteers as needed.


Requirements:

Requires Skills & Background

Minimum 2 years of work experience in related area including relationship management
Able to plan work efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Flexible, able to work independently and take initiative
Bachelor’s degree.


Beneficial Skills & Background

Knowledge and/or experience in climate or sustainability work globally
Experience in social and/or environmental impact organization
Experience in sales, fundraising or nonprofit development
Experience working as or with entrepreneurs and innovators
Project management training or experience.

MIT Solve is seeking a Community Officer to be a key member of our Sustainability Pillar work, and join the wider Community Team that hosts Solve’s Global Challenges around Sustainability, Health, Learning, and Economic Prosperity. This is an exciting opportunity to play a central role in developing, growing, and engaging Solve’s rich community and marketplace. This includes our hundred member organizations like The Nature Conservancy, the UN Environment Programme, Enel Foundation, and General Motors; leading voices from the private, public, nonprofit, and academic sectors; as well as the social entrepreneurs—Solver teams—that Solve selects and supports. The Officer will build relationships with this wide range of people and organizations, help design and facilitate interactive events of various sizes, and help drive and scale tech-enabled innovation on some of the most pressing challenges of our times around the climate crisis.

Principal Responsibilities:

Research, recruit, and manage relationships with private, public, nonprofit, and academic people and organizations on Sustainability-related topics to nurture a global community of diverse cross-sector leaders.
Support an annual cohort of innovators, through curated introductions, cohort meetups, event design and delivery, as well as ongoing support for alumni teams.
Collect and validate data to understand innovators’ needs, track program and innovations impact, and inform program design decisions.
Facilitate and broker partnerships between Solver teams and Solve Community leaders to advance the growth of selected solutions.
Work with colleagues across Solve to plan, execute, and facilitate events that bring the community together physically and virtually. This includes Solve’s flagship events as well as smaller community programming to support Solver teams and impact Global Challenges.
Source funders, members and partners to support Solve, which includes hosting sponsored events, funding Solver teams, and participating in Solve’s full innovation cycle.
Promote annual Solve Global Challenges across the Solve Community and extensive global networks to find the most promising diverse applicants.
Maintain and update Customer Relations Management databases.
Report to the Lead, Sustainability & US Interior Communities
Manage interns and volunteers as needed.


Requirements:

Requires Skills & Background

Minimum 2 years of work experience in related area including relationship management
Able to plan work efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Flexible, able to work independently and take initiative
Bachelor’s degree.


Beneficial Skills & Background

Knowledge and/or experience in climate or sustainability work globally
Experience in social and/or environmental impact organization
Experience in sales, fundraising or nonprofit development
Experience working as or with entrepreneurs and innovators
Project management training or experience.


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