Massachusetts Institute of Technology Administrative Assistant II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Administrative Assistant II

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Office Support

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Plasma Science and Fusion Center

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VP Research

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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 ASSISTANT II, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to provide administrative support to the SPARC chief engineer and principal investigators. Responsibilities will include scheduling and arranging meetings; handling telephone inquiries and fielding questions from PSFC personnel, other MIT areas, and the public; making domestic and foreign travel arrangements for the SPARC group and for submitting online travel expense reports and related documents; using the MIT purchasing systems to procure goods and services for the SPARC research and engineering team and processing requests for payment and invoices; assisting with coordination of major events when needed, e.g., booking rooms, ordering refreshments, setup, breakdown, etc.; typing, scanning, and photocopying; maintaining filing systems and project documentation; and ordering, organizing, and maintaining all necessary office supplies. MIT PSFC is an internationally recognized facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least three years’ direct/related experience; strong communications and interpersonal skills; willingness to work with researchers, graduate students, and other staff to solve administrative problems and provide for their administrative needs; ability to manage a varied workload involving multiple tasks in parallel, often under pressure of deadlines; strong computer skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (or similar calendar), email, and Acrobat; and the ability to identify and learn new programs and software skills as necessary. Seek a well-organized, detail-oriented individual who enjoys the challenge of working in a stimulating and fast-moving office environment and demonstrates flexibility and good judgment in the face of changing priorities and unplanned distractions. Knowledge of MIT or a similar research environment highly desirable. Associate’s/bachelor’s degree preferred. Job #16196-5Resumes should be submitted with a cover letter specifically addressing why you qualified for this position. Resumes without an acceptable cover letter will not be considered. 6/22/18

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.