Program Director

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA
Jun 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Program Director

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA


MIT Corporate Relations’ Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) seeks a Program Director to create, plan, develop, and facilitate productive and growing relationships between MIT and corporate and industry organizations in Korea through ILP participation.



  • Manage a life-science portfolio of member organizations and grow the total size of the portfolio by identifying prospects and selling new memberships.
  • Develop an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of portfolio companies.
  • Maintain knowledge of MIT research, activities, and resources and accurately match them to the needs of ILP companies.
  • Maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with MIT departments, laboratories, and faculty.
  • Identify new opportunities for company-MIT interaction and collaboration.
  • Plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with MIT faculty.
  • Proactively identify and bring developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of member contacts.
  • Participate in office-wide programs, conference development, faculty liaison activities, and faculty travel planning.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science discipline such as biology, biochemistry, etc.
  • At least seven years' experience working with industry internationally.
  • Ability to relate effectively to faculty and manage relationships with senior executives in a large corporate environment.
  • Proven ability to understand, communicate, and present complex business and technical information in sales and service contexts.
  • Ability to develop, manage, and close complex sales.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or Ph.D. in a life science discipline.
  • MBA.
  • Experience in business-to-business technical sales, technology transfer, marketing, or consulting; international travel and business experience.
  • Fluency in Korean language and experience with Korean culture.
  • Professional experience in hard science and/or engineering disciplines.


Please reference job number 19522.


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