Director of Finance and Administration

Massachusetts, United States
04 Jun 2020
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04 Aug 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.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIONOffice of the Vice Chancellor (OVC), to direct financial, administrative, and desktop support functions and coordinate departmental space planning initiatives.  Will initiate and implement on-going assessments of administrative and financial programs and procedures and overall desktop support operations; provide support and analysis for both short- and long-term space planning activities for the offices that report to the OVC; identify and define financial issues throughout the offices reporting to the OVC, providing analysis of issues and developing tools to support recommendations; support and advise the vice chancellor on space and financial planning and policy; and act as integral part of vice chancellor’s administrative and leadership teams. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a B.A./B.S. in a related field; ten years of financial experience, preferably in an academic setting and with administrative experience; strong analytical, problem-solving, supervisory, and oral and written communication skills; and experience with BrioQuery, Cognos, and Kuali Coeus.  Must be able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team, deal effectively with people at all levels and across organizational boundaries; make decisions and deliver difficult news, manage the expectations of stakeholders, advocate for resources on behalf of OVC, influence/persuade others, train staff with various skill sets on financial policies and practices, and juggle competing demands and priorities with hard deadlines.  MIT experience preferred. Job #18674-13

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