Manager of Finance and Administration, Community Innovators Lab

Massachusetts, United States
Jul 22, 2020
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Sep 22, 2020
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Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture  and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

MANAGER OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)-MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), to oversee all operational dimensions of CoLab, a center for planning and development within DUSP. Will create, manage, and implement finance, human resources, grants management, and other operational and administrative systems; and provide strategic advice to the executive director and deputy director.  Responsibilities will include preparing and managing budgets; creating systems for budget forecasting, reporting, tracking, and transparency across programs; tracking, monitoring, and preparing budgets and proposals for internal MIT grant processes; advising the executive team on financial matters; interfacing with DUSP and Institute financial oversight functions; overseeing the grant application and management process from pre-award proposal preparation through post-award and close-out; managing all administrative HR activities, acting as a liaison between CoLab, DUSP, and central HR offices on all related processes; and contributing to refining and implementing an operations plan to support CoLab’s five-year strategic plans. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least four years’ experience in nonprofit or academic administration or related field; experience with financial management (especially nonprofit finance and grants management) and creating and managing budgets and other supportive financial systems; HR generalist and management experience; and attention to detail.  Must be able to prioritize and deliver results; advise, explain implications of, and propose options to executive and leadership teams regarding operations functions; work independently and exercise sound judgment; collaborate and establish effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders; and function as part of cross-disciplinary teams that include faculty, staff, and students.  

PREFERRED:  background in higher education administration, MIT experience and familiarity with its administrative systems, and Spanish language proficiency.  Job #18543-9

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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