Jobs and Fellowships

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Join our team of creative individuals working towards a more sustainable MIT. As our role on campus continues to grow and evolve, we'll post both full-time and student fellowship positions to meet our goals.

Full-time Positions

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently hiring for one full time staff position. Apply through MIT Careers Page.


 

Sustainability Data Analyst

The MIT Office of Sustainability seeks strong candidates for the position of Sustainability Data Analyst.  The Office was established in 2013 and has set out to transform the campus into a powerful model that generates new and proven ways of responding to the unprecedented challenges of a changing planet. 

The candidate must be able to continue to position MIT on the cutting edge of sustainability analytics - from data access and collection to interpretation and application. This position will be managed by the Director of the Office of Sustainability and work collaboratively with the administrative and academic units across the Institute. The position will also work in partnership with the Project Management team of the Office of Sustainability and with members of the VP Campus Services and Stewardship team.

The Sustainability Data Analyst is responsible for providing analytical and tactical support for all sustainability projects with data-related needs and for setting an overall strategy for the collection, analysis, management, and communication of data and metrics.  The initial priority area of focus for this position will be organized around the Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade.

This individual will curate and organize data from multiple sources and upload for access on the Sustainability Data Pool. 

Data Management and Analytical Expertise

  1. Source, centralize, analyze, and ensure the quality and integrity of data across campus sustainability topic areas [e.g. energy, water, materials, food, transportation, waste etc].

  2. Ingest data from external sources and from within the ecosystem of MIT systems, and integrated into the central campus sustainability data repository – Sustainability Data Pool. 

  3. Effectively integrate and prepare large, varied datasets, architect specialized database and computing environments, and communicate results.

  4. When appropriate, model data to enhance data quality, impute missing values, detect anomalies, identify important relationships, and/or generate predictions and forecasts

  5. Determine when statistical learning techniques (machine learning) can be applied and where they would add value. Execute these techniques and clearly communicate limitations to stakeholders.

  6. Develop and automate meaningful sustainability metrics.

  7. Generate automated reports and communications necessary for city compliance, stakeholder transparency, operational performance, and decision-making. Reports include, but are not limited to supporting MIT’s greenhouse gas inventory, ACCESS MIT, and waste management.

  8. Support the communication of analytical findings in the appropriate mediums and level of detail for MIT leadership, department management, institutional partners, the MIT community, and the broader public. Communications may include, but are not limited to, an annual sustainability performance report, web-based dashboards, charts or infographics. 

  9. Engage with the MIT research community to use the campus as a testbed for sustainability innovation. Develop and manage a web platform that provides the MIT community with self-service access to rich sustainability campus visuals and datasets.

  10. Manage and mentor one or two student data analytics fellows each year.

  11. Provide flexible support to other team members on an as-needed basis.

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree from 4-year College or University in Computer Science/Engineering/ /Business/Math/Policy or related field is required, Master’s degree preferred

  • Five years related work experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of traditional relational databases (SQL), big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark), and computer programming experience (e.g. experience with APIs).

  • At least 5 years of experience with an open-source data science programming language, R 

  • At least 3 years of experience with Tableau or other data visualization software.

  • Strong data visualization skills  

  • Strong project management skills required including the ability to lead a project team, manage student fellows, prioritize tasks and provide mentoring as needed

Preferred

  • Big data experience (Spark, hive, Hadoop) a plus

  • Experience working with Energy and/or Sustainability Metrics preferred 

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others and function well as part of a team

  • Experience working in higher education a plus

MITOS Student Fellowships

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is not currently seeking student applicants for part-time, hourly paid Sustainability Fellowships for Academic Year 2021-2022. Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability. Read below for descriptions of each position and an overview of the details and qualifications.


Details (for all positions):

  • Hours: Part-time: 10 hours/week -- 10 weeks, September - May

  • Pay Range: $17-$20/hour

  • Open to: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students: Current MIT students only.


Qualifications (for all positions):

  • Strong interest and demonstrated experience in sustainability issues as they relate to urban and/or campus sustainability as well as a desire to impact the future of MIT and sustainability in higher education and beyond

  • Excellent written, visual and oral communication skills, including presentation of complex data

  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Self-motivation and an eagerness to learn

  • Demonstrated coursework in water, land, energy, materials, food systems, and/or building-related topics within the Departments of Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar


To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to mitosjobs@mit.edu with the name of the position in the subject line.

See below for descriptions of each positions and associated qualifications.