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POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Admissions Travel Specialist

The Woodrow Wilson Graduate School or Teaching and Learning is seeking qualified applicants for part-time, per diem Admissions Travel Specialists. The Admissions Travel Specialists report to the Associate Director of Admissions and support the School’s student recruiting activities by attending recruitment events and fairs within designated areas. Travel Specialists are responsible for meeting with prospective students to cultivate interest in the Graduate School, collecting prospective student information, maintaining accurate travel-related expenses and completing travel reports. Travel specialists are also required to attend periodic meetings and training sessions at the Graduate School.

Now in its second year of full operation, the Woodrow Wilson Graduate School, developed in collaboration with MIT, prepares teacher candidates in STEM fields and grants the M.Ed. degree. Its distinctive competency-based curriculum combines problem-based learning experiences for teacher candidates with significant work both in and outside of schools. Learn more about the Graduate School at wwgradschool.org.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prior experience working in an admissions office environment, as a student or professionally, preferred but not required.
  • Ability to travel, with occasional overnight travel required.
  • Highly relational disposition with the ability to cultivate interest in prospective graduate level STEM students.
  • Ability to relate Graduate School characteristics to students with widely diverse backgrounds and interests.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Catherine Kinyua ( kinyua@wwgradschool.org ). Please title the email “Admissions Travel Specialist.”

Project Manager

As we create the next phase of building and refining our competency-based teacher education program, the Woodrow Wilson Graduate School of Teaching and Learning seeks a Project Manager to join our team. The WW Graduate School is an innovative graduate school of education developed in collaboration with MIT and located in Cambridge, MA seeking to reinvent the way that teacher preparation to ensure that educators have the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. 

Joining a creative, interdisciplinary team that comprises teacher educators, learning designers, and researchers, the Project Manager will support the Graduate School’s continuing redesign of its program, the creation of new components and offerings, and the ongoing operations of the organization. The Project Manager will guide the team by overseeing individual projects, keeping tasks on track toward short-term deliverables, foreseeing and removing project barriers, and serving as a linchpin who can keep the team moving and focused even as new opportunities and challenges arise. The Project Manager will work closely with faculty, staff, and students, as well as with our colleagues at MIT. We seek someone who is passionate about education and who enjoys working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary culture. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Working with stakeholders to create project plans that will operate smoothly within timelines and staffing constraints
  • Identifying and implementing best-practice processes for tackling the organization’s logistical hurdles
  • Identifying and resolving project challenges proactively and effectively
  • Maintaining all project management tools used by the organization
  • Tracking workflow, deliverables, communication, timeline, etc. 
  • Ensuring that allocations on the team are appropriate and realistic
  • Managing existing projects while kicking off/onboarding new ones

We need a team member who has:

  • 5-6 years’ experience managing education-focused projects
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • A strong track record of delivering complex projects on time and on budget
  • Exceptional management, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions using thoughtful analysis and critical judgement
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence 
  • Working knowledge of productivity/project management tools: Google suite, Trello, Slack, Smartsheet
  • Ability to play a role in building a great culture where we collaborate, are transparent, respect and trust one another, and are committed to delivering our mission, all while having fun

Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Catherine Kinyua (kinyua@wwgradschool.org). Please title the email “Project Manager.”

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At the WW Graduate School, we celebrate and support difference for the benefit of colleagues, teacher candidates, and the students they serve. The Graduate School is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. The WW Graduate School considers all qualified applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Graduates of the WW Graduate School earn an M.Ed. and are recommended for teacher licensure. You’ll be placed in a real classroom while you complete coursework personalized to what you know and can do.

Change teaching. Change learning. Change the world.

The WW Graduate School looks for the best and brightest STEM graduates and professionals to enter the teaching profession. Applications received by the priority deadlines indicated below will be given full consideration for admissions and all sources of WW Graduate School financial aid. Applications received after these deadlines will still be considered on the basis of space and funds available.

Admission deadlines: Dec. 6, 2019 | March 2, 2020

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