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.


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Full-time Positions

There are currently no full-time positions open at MITOS. Be sure to check back soon!


Student Fellowships

The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently seeking student applicants for 4 part-time paid Sustainability Fellowships for academic year 2018/2019. 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.


Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability.

Overview (for all positions):

Hours: Part time, 8-10 hour/week for Academic year (September-May)
Pay Range: $15-$18
Open to: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. (MIT students only)

Qualifications (for all positions):

  • Strong interest and demonstrated experience in sustainability and materials management 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.

  • 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.

Writing, Design, and Digital Outreach

The Writing, Design, and Digital Outreach Fellow will develop dynamic content that empowers the MIT community and broader community to learn and take action on a range of important sustainability issues, from climate resilience to sustainable mobility. This position requires a creative communicator who is passionate about social, scientific, and environmental change as well as values the importance of using digital platforms for communication, storytelling, and learning. This position will work closely with MITOS project managers on both the office’s general website, as well as a newly developed site focused on visualizing sustainability data. The ideal candidate will have experience with Drupal, Adobe Creative Suite, video, social media, and strong written and interpersonal skills.

 

Duties will include:

  • Creation and management of strategic communications materials, including news stories, infographics, videos, audio stories, and various web content;

  • Assist in reporting and analysis of web and social media performance;

  • Provide additional support to Office of Sustainability projects as needed

Analytics and Visualization

MIT’s Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is seeking a student Fellow to scale its analytics and visualization practice. The fellow will use open source data science programs, such as R and Spark, and visualization programs, such as tableau, to process MIT campus sustainability data into information that can support administrative decision-making.

MITOS works closely with MIT operations departments across the Institute to enhance and accelerate campus sustainability. Analytics are fundamental to MITOS’ approach. The fellow will work across several sustainability topic areas, which may include energy, waste, water, transportation, buildings, and more.

Duties Include:

  • Code open source programs to analyze and automate campus sustainability data flows

  • Develop metrics, graphics, and web-based visualizations designed for particular stakeholders, the MIT community, or the public

  • Work with stakeholders to understand the scope and complexity of campus datasets

  • Support ad hoc administrative tasks as necessary, such as spreadsheet work, presentation development, and website maintenance

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate has many of the following skills/traits:

  • An eagerness to learn

  • Self-motivated

  • Experience with data analytics programs; R and/or Spark preferred

  • Experience developing graphics, dashboards, and interactive visualizations; Tableau preferred

  • Strong communications skills and comfortable working with diverse stakeholders

  • Comfortable asking clarifying questions and seeking help when needed

  • Interest in improving campus sustainability

  • Willingness to take ownership of work

  • Ability to independently problem solve analytics tasks

Analytics and Visualization – Material Matters

MIT’s Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is seeking a student Fellow to grow baseline analytics for MIT’s Material Matters Project.  This project aims to develop a data-driven understanding of campus material flows and impacts from procurement through disposal.  The augmented data, analytics and visualizations produced by the Fellow will support campus-wide efforts to develop strategies that promote sustainable behaviors and systems throughout MIT’s supply chain.  This Fellow will have the opportunity to work directly with research scientists and operational staff in testing leading edge methodologies for analyzing impacts of campus material procurement and disposal.

The Fellow will use open source data science programs, such as R and Spark, and visualization programs, such as tableau, to process MIT campus sustainability data into information that can support communications and administrative decision-making.

MITOS works closely with MIT operations departments across the Institute to enhance and accelerate campus sustainability. Analytics are fundamental to MITOS’ approach. The fellow will work across several sustainability topic areas, which may include purchased goods, waste, scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, water, transportation, food and health.

Tasks Include:

  • Code open source programs to analyze and automate campus sustainability data flows

  • Develop metrics, graphics, and web-based visualizations designed for particular stakeholders, the MIT community, or the public

  • Work with stakeholders to understand the scope and complexity of campus datasets

  • Support ad hoc administrative tasks as necessary, such as spreadsheet work, presentation development, and website maintenance

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate has many of the following skills/traits:

  • An eagerness to learn

  • Self-motivated

  • Experience with data analytics programs; R and/or Spark preferred

  • Experience developing graphics, dashboards, and interactive visualizations; Tableau preferred

  • Strong communications skills and comfortable working with diverse stakeholders

  • Comfortable asking clarifying questions and seeking help when needed

  • Interest in improving campus sustainability

  • Willingness to take ownership of work

  • Ability to independently problem solve analytics tasks

  • Experience working with website development, design, or content management is a plus

 

Climate Resiliency

The MIT Office of Sustainability and the MIT Office of Emergency Management is seeking to hire a student Climate Resiliency Fellow to support the research and planning needs of MIT’s campus-based climate preparedness, business continuity and adaptation efforts. The Fellow will support the diversity of MIT’s emerging climate resiliency activities at campus and city scales through synthesizing, writing and communicating about MIT’s climate vulnerability, risk assessment and preparedness planning. A key outcome of the Fellow’s activities would be an enhanced understanding of MIT’s climate resiliency findings and tools by MIT departments, labs and centers.

Duties will include:

  • Synthesize and develop a two page executive briefing document about MIT’s climate resiliency research and planning activities for the MIT community;
  • Produce concise summaries of ongoing research, mapping and planning activities for a community-wide audience;
  • Develop summarized information for use in MIT community outreach about current and future climate risks and preparedness actions
  • Draft website communications
  • Develop materials for promoting community preparedness

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong interest and demonstrated experience in climate change risk, climate change adaptation, climate change vulnerability, and emergency preparedness in urban and institutional contexts;
  • Graphic design skillset (though not required for applicants) to convey ideas visually
  • Desire to impact the future of MIT