Administrative Officer

Massachusetts, United States
21 Jun 2020
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21 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERChemical Engineering (ChemE), to handle the day-to-day personnel, financial, and general operational management of the department and the research units that rely on it for administration. Will provide counsel and comprehensive support regarding finances, personnel, operations, and other policy matters; oversee all administrative elements, including human resources, computing, space planning, strategic planning, and annual allocation submission and reconciliation processes; work closely with staff to ensure smooth operations; supervise financial and administrative headquarters’ staff, including mentoring and career development planning; and perform a variety of other duties as needed. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor’s degree; at least seven years' experience in an administrative/executive/management position; experience managing complex change and conflicting priorities; good judgment, diplomacy, and discretion with sensitive/confidential matters; strong leadership, supervisory, coaching, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving, analytical, organizational, project management, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; knowledge of financial and research administration in an academic/research environment with federal/corporate/foundation sponsors; proficiency with Microsoft Office products, financial and HR information systems, and database software; and experience recruiting, selecting, and supervising staff and with performance management and development.  Must be able prioritize, manage multiple conflicting and changing priorities, and meet deadlines; handle details while maintaining a view of the big picture; integrate new concepts, practices, guidelines, policies, and emerging technologies into strategic planning and new business methods; build and mentor strong teams and facilitate consensus; and collaborate effectively with faculty/staff/students. 

PREFERRED master's degree in business, health care, administration, or related field; MIT experience; experience with SAP, Brio Query/Cognos, COEUS, KC, Atlas, and Roles Database; and experience advancing department- and/or Institute-wide initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Job #18766-11

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.

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