Assistant Dean for Administration

Massachusetts, United States
24 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Office of the Provost
School Area: Office of Provost
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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 DEAN FOR ADMINISTRATIONStephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, to assume a pivotal role in the launch and development of the College of Computing, an interdisciplinary hub for research and education in computing, its applications, and its societal responsibilities. Will report to and serve as a key advisor to the dean, collaborate with the leadership team on the college’s most pressing issues and strategic priorities, and work with colleagues in MIT’s central administration and five schools.  Will be responsible for a broad portfolio of administrative and management functions, including human resources, finance/resource allocation/budgeting, space planning, facilities, administrative support for faculty hiring, policies and procedures, and monitoring the progress and implementation of plans and initiatives. Will also provide support to the dean for special projects and priorities. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred); at least ten years’ administrative experience in a university, seven of which were at a high level; proven success overseeing/managing a wide variety of functional areas (including HR, financial, planning, facilities, and information technology) in an evolving, high-growth organization; diplomacy; excellent interpersonal, active listening, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and written and verbal communication skills; working knowledge of the operations of complex research universities/research organizations; detail-orientation but with an ability to view larger policy concerns; and good judgment, tact, and discretion with sensitive/confidential maters.  Must be able to prioritize multiple and often competing demands under deadline pressure; think independently and initiate new policies and procedures; synthesize information from multiple sources and provide succinct, actionable briefing materials/action plans; implement policies or procedures; and make effective decisions while working collaboratively.  Knowledge of the culture of academic departments and experience working with faculty helpful.  MIT experience strongly preferred.  Job #17383-13

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.