Manager of Research Administration

Massachusetts, United States
02 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2020
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.

MANAGER OF RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION, Mechanical Engineering, to lead the team responsible for research administration in the largest department in the School of Engineering and number-one ranked mechanical engineering department in the world.  Will provide critical support for faculty conducting groundbreaking research; direct research administration and partner with the department head and leadership team to create long-term strategies for team structure, development, and service; manage all sponsored research-related financial matters; oversee pre- and post-award grant and contract activities and overall financial management of funding from a wide variety of federal, industrial, and foundation sponsors; develop and implement financial models and strategies to streamline research and financial administration; advise faculty and administration on all matters pertaining to finance and administration; supervise and mentor financial personnel; perform high-level financial work including budget planning and management, complex financial reporting, and oversight of day-to-day financial management operations; manage closing and year-end reporting; analyze and strategically plan for research funding projections and trends, personnel allocations, and other resource management issues; and develop innovative solutions for enhanced department operations performance.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree (master’s preferred); at least seven years’ financial management experience; ability to promote team-building and communicate effectively with faculty and staff; strong customer service, presentation, and oral and written communication skills; knowledge of federal web-based grants management systems, enterprise financial systems, query or grants management tools, and standard federal regulations; interest in working in a fast-paced and challenging environment; and computer and quantitative expertise, including advanced Excel, financial reporting, and relational database skills.  MIT experience and knowledge of KC, SAP, and Cognos strongly preferred. Job #17759-10

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.