Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Financial Operations

Massachusetts, United States
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
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.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONSDivision of Student Life (DSL)-Student Activities, to join a team providing support, advice, and direction to and for MIT students, student activities, clubs, and organizations, particularly in the area of budgeting and financial stewardship. The primary focus will be on financial education for student groups and assisting them in effective transition from year to year. Responsibilities will include providing financial and administrative advice and training to student organizations and individual students; overseeing the financial activities and services related to student organizations within Student Activities and Residential Education areas of DSL; overseeing the daily financial service to student organizations; researching and implementing new and improved ways to meet the needs of student groups and advising student organizations on budgeting effectively and ethically; collaborating with DSL Administration and Finance and the Office of the Vice President for Finance to ensure policy alignment and compliance; and collaborating on projects throughout the year.  

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s in higher education strongly preferred); at least four years’ related experience; solid database management, accounting, advising, financial analysis and organizational management background/skills; proficiency with financial process improvement (i.e., creating efficiencies in how students process financial transactions) and financial analysis; flexibility; ability to meet and work under the pressure deadlines despite frequent interruptions and work independently and as part of a team; willingness and desire to work with a diverse group of students; diplomacy; and ability to maintain confidentiality.  Knowledge OrgSync (now Engage) and SAP strongly preferred, as is experience in student activities and programming.  Knowledge of MIT and experience working with students desirable.  Job #16773-O

Salary range:  low to mid $70s, depending upon years of experience

Occasional night and weekend work can be expected. 


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.