GRADUATE ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS, Priscilla King Gray (PKG) Public Service Center (part-time, 19 hrs/wk.), to join the center's community engagement programming for the 2023-2024 academic year, with the possibility of extension into summer 2024 and the following academic year. Will support the assistant dean for community-based programs with the planning and facilitation of several cohort-based public service programs. These programs include the Active Community Engagement program (a first-year pre-orientation program), PKG IAP (a January break program), and other local and national programming. Will also support other PKG Center initiatives, special projects, workshops, and events. Will report to the assistant dean of community-based programs but may also support other staff at the PKG Center as necessary. Will join a team of eight full-time staff and a cohort of graduate assistants from local universities.
The PKG Center taps and expands MIT students' unique skills and interests to prepare them to explore and address complex social and environmental challenges. It educates students to collaborate ethically and effectively with community partners to engage in meaningful public service, today and in their lives beyond MIT. Additional information about the team is available here.
REQUIRED: current enrollment in a master's degree program for higher education, social work, or related field; experience with service learning, community engagement, volunteer programs, and/or public service; comfort juggling different tasks and working with varied stakeholders; excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; attention to detail; and an interest in public service. Job #23280-1
Hiring rate: $18.00/hr.
The 2023-2024 academic calendar at MIT is as follows:
Summer: June 12 - August 31
Fall semester: September 1 - December 22
Independent Activities Period: January 8 - January 29
Spring semester: February 2 - May 31
The precise work schedule of ten to nineteen hours a week, including hybrid work arrangements, can be adjusted to best fit with the graduate assistant's own academic calendar. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Candidates who can commit to scheduled evenings, as well as standard daytime hours are preferred, as are those who are available to work Saturday mornings.
The start date is ideally before November 1, 2023, with an end date of approximately June 1, 2024, with the possibility of extension.
While MIT will not sponsor a visa, applicants who have "nonimmigrant status" (such as F-1 students on approved OPT with written permission from their sponsoring institution/program with an approved I-765 Work Authorization) may be considered.
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