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.
FINANCIAL COORDINATOR, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to perform a complex and diverse range of pre-and post-award grant administration duties. Will provide guidance and financial support to faculty members and labs, within IMES and across other departments; independently manage all pre- and post-award duties for a portfolio of principal investigators (PIs), compiling and submitting proposals and budgets, setting up account structures at award stage, providing regular financial forecasts for PIs, monitoring and adjusting effort charged as needed, approving all daily transactions, and closing out accounts once complete; and perform other duties as assigned. This position offers an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in sponsored award administration, including budgeting and proposal development and advanced concepts such as cost-sharing and under-recovery; and will expose the financial coordinator to federal (NIH, NSF) and private nonprofit (research or fellowship foundations) and industrial sponsors. There will be extensive interaction with faculty, researchers, and staff across MIT departments and in central offices such as the Office of Sponsored Programs, Sponsored Accounting, and the Office of the Vice President for Finance.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years of direct/related financial/accounting experience; knowledge of and experience with financial systems, spreadsheets, accounting tools, and general finance administration; excellent analytical, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; strong attention to detail; ability to set priorities, work effectively under the pressure of deadlines, deal with frequent interruptions, and work both independently and as part of a team; and strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.