MIT EC Director Position

Taken from an email sent to MIT alumni.

My fellow alumni and alumnae,

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to you with the bittersweet news that Kim Hunter had been appointed as the new Director of Alumni Outreach in the MIT Alumni Association. Now, I am writing to you with the plan for hiring Kim’s replacement.

This week, we formally posted the EC Director role on MIT’s jobs site:

EC Director job posting

Below, I have attached a copy of the position description. If you are interested, you can submit an application for the job at the MIT jobs site listing, Please feel free to forward this link to anyone you think would be interested in the position. If you have further questions or thoughts about the position, you can email us at We hope to interview candidates in January and have the new EC Director begin in the early part of 2015.

Thank you! We will keep you in the loop.

Matt McGann ’00
Director of Admissions


Provide oversight and management of the MIT Educational Council, an organization of approximately 4,500 alumni volunteers who serve MIT’s admissions process by providing outreach to students and high schools and interviewing applicants. Read and evaluate applications, serve on the admissions committee, and participate in other parts of the admissions process. Recruit and train new Educational Counselors (ECs). Provide ongoing training and feedback to all ECs, communicating regularly with the group. Manage one Admissions Counselor and one support staff member, and oversee the Educational Council budget. Work closely with the Director of Admissions to develop an awareness of the current high school admissions marketplace and communicate the annual goals of the Admissions Office to Council members. This position reports directly to the Director of Admissions.

REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree required; a degree from MIT will be considered an advantage. Supervisory experience, budget management experience, and five years of professional experience preferred. Experience in volunteer management, admissions, or education preferred. Appreciation of MIT’s mission and culture essential. This position requires excellent human relations skills, ability to organize, delegate and meet goals, good writing and presentation skills, flexibility, travel, and a good sense of humor. Regular evening and weekend work required. Must possess a driver’s license and be available to travel by air several weeks annually.