Program Assistant, Community Wellness

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Posted
24 May 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2019
Ref
17496
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.
PROGRAM ASSISTANT, COMMUNITY WELLNESS, MIT Medical, to provide complex and diverse administrative support for multiple programs and projects. Will support a variety of wellness programs, services, and initiatives, particularly in the areas of health promotion. Typical duties include coordinating meetings (including scheduling, space reservation, obtaining food, audiovisual and other necessary materials); coordinating with vendors, contractors, guest speakers, volunteers, and campus stakeholders; promoting and marketing events (e.g., social media, print, web content creation); conducting survey evaluations; and performing financial tasks (e.g., purchases, purchase orders, reimbursement paperwork, expense tracking, invoices, contracts, etc.). Will also provide front desk coverage and effective customer service that supports departmental operations.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: high school diploma or GED; at least three years’ related experience in an administrative role; proficiency with MS Office and Outlook; excellent organizational, interpersonal, presentation, public speaking, and written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and maintain sensitive and confidential information; basic financial knowledge; program and event planning experience; meticulous attention to detail; a collaborative approach to work; and ability to partner with internal clients and staff at various levels of the organization. Seek someone committed to the mission of Community Wellness, including strengthening its diverse and inclusive community. Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field and a certified health education specialist (CHES) preferred. The ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff; understanding of health promotion; experience with a college-aged population; knowledge of the MIT campus; familiarity with rules and best practices of social media management, basic photo editing, and Drupal; and experience with social norms and marketing campaigns are also preferred. Job #17496-5
Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.
5/21/19

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