Work-Life Representative

Massachusetts, United States
13 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Administration
Department: Human Resources
School Area: VP for Human Resources
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Non-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.

WORK-LIFE REPRESENTATIVE, Human Resources-Work-Life Center, to work collaboratively with, and serve as the primary administrative contact for, the Work-Life Center, which supports MIT faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars. Responsibilities will include front office reception duties, including greeting visitors, answering telephones, scheduling meetings and conference rooms, sorting and distributing mail, and managing telephone and walk-in inquiries from the MIT community; using comprehensive understanding of a wide range of work-life issues and excellent judgement and decision-making to connect MIT community members with appropriate work-life programs and services offered by the Institute; coordinating logistics for the center’s fall and spring seminar series (weekly seminars and workshops), including reserving rooms, ordering and picking up food, communicating with presenters, reserving parking, answering attendee and presenter questions, setting up/breaking down events, and event utilization and satisfaction data collection and analysis; providing day-to-day operational support for the Work-Life Center including oversight of office space, financial processing, and bookkeeping; and representing the center at informational resource fairs and presentations on campus.  

The position is ideal for a highly motivated and highly detail-oriented individual with a strong interest in event planning and serving the needs of a diverse higher-education community. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years’ administrative, customer relations, accounts payable/receivable, and event planning and implementation experience; strong organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills; ease with telephone and in-person communication; ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; proficiency with Microsoft Office, Eventbrite and Qualtrics; interest in learning new software, web, and database tools and techniques. Experience with human service programs and international populations beneficial. Associate’s degree preferred. Job #17579-5

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.