Financial Coordinator, Senseable City Lab

Massachusetts, United States
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)-Senseable City Lab, to provide complex, diverse fiscal management and administration services for an interdisciplinary lab with a diverse sponsor base.

Responsibilities include overseeing and managing approximately $5M in sponsor and research funds per year; serving as a primary information and operations resource for the lab in post-award grants administration; providing financial, budgeting, and forecasting support; preparing monthly financial reports to federal and international sponsors; preparing and analyzing internal computerized reports; assisting with preparation of pre-award documents; and assisting with other aspects of laboratory administration and financial management. Will interact with DUSP’s financial team, communicate across many levels of the Institute, and act as a liaison and resource for laboratory personnel.  

Started in 2005, the Senseable City Lab is a multidisciplinary research group studying the interface between cities, people, and technologies.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.A./B.S.; minimum of three years’ experience in finance/accounting or related area in a complex research/administrative environment; grants administration/management experience in an academic research environment, particularly research proposal processing and post-award administration; ability to structure and manage complex budgets; strong analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; initiative; ability to implement/improve established financial processes; ability to collaborate with faculty, contractors, departmental and research staff, and students; receptivity to learning new business methods and computational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment; ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines despite frequent interruptions; discretion with confidential information; and proficiency with MS Office. Familiarity with MIT-specific systems (e.g., Atlas, SAPgui, Concur, Kuali Coeus) desirable.

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.