Assistant Director, Planning and Initiatives
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, PLANNING AND INITIATIVES, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), to oversee Director’s Office operations/functions and advise the director on high-level strategic and administrative direction. Will work with senior leadership and play a critical role in facilitating a collaborative culture; act as a visible leader, interacting with members of the CSAIL community at all levels, engaging with the external community, and serving as a proxy for the director when needed; and serve on CSAIL’s cross-functional Enterprise Services Leadership team responsible for ensuring that the lab’s planning efforts and the director’s priorities and strategic and management initiatives are communicated, coordinated, and implemented.
REQUIRED: seven years’ experience in an advisory capacity; bachelor’s degree; demonstrated success managing large-scale projects including setting goals, establishing timelines, managing budgets, and meeting deliverables; diplomacy, tact, and ability to present compelling arguments; ability to represent MIT and CSAIL on the world stage, think strategically, set priorities and coordinate multiple tasks, build consensus, negotiate, work across boundaries, meet competing deadlines, and deliver results; ability to effectively engage, relate to, and negotiate with senior faculty, university administrators, and outside stakeholders; effective presentation and oral and written communication skills; ability to both work independently and collaborate within a decentralized environment; strong leadership, program management, organizational, relationship- and network-building, and mentoring skills; and the ability to develop and communicate big picture and long-term goals, foster an environment where innovative solutions and approaches are pursued, and generate win-win solutions. Experience in an educational environment desired, with knowledge of MIT administration preferred. Advanced degree and certifications in organizational, management, and leadership studies preferred; as is experience serving on leadership committees and/or executive boards.
Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings and/or events and travel as necessary.