Office Assistant II

Massachusetts, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16609
  • Functional Area: Office Support
  • Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

OFFICE ASSISTANT IIAbdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to serve as one of the primary faces of J-PAL to the external world.  Will be responsible for reception and the logistics of J-PAL’s office ensuring that the space shared by J-PAL’s North America and Central Office (J-PALGlobal) functions effectively and efficiently.  Will provide assistance in the following areas: managing and maintaining a productive office environment; communicating and representing J-PAL internally and externally with guests, vendors, and J-PAL staff; supporting J-PAL’s recruitment and on-boarding process; and assisting with internal events.  

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  high school diploma or its equivalent; at least one year of administrative, office, or related experience; attention to detail; organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to use clear, concise and appropriate language to effectively communicate messages to particular audiences; ability to handle interruptions throughout the day in order to assist guests and manage requests, handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines and regular goals; self-motivation; willingness learn, think creatively, propose innovative solutions, and support the team and organization in new initiatives; ability to self-manage workflow while maintaining high quality output and accuracy with details; and comfort learning computer applications, including Salesforce.  

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.