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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

  • Job Number: 23321

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: School of Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, School of Engineering (SOE), to serve as a strategic partner to the dean and collaborate with colleagues on the SOE’s leadership team and in MIT central administration. Will oversee administrative operations, special projects, and priorities, including resource allocation/budgeting, human resources, administration and management, space planning, and monitoring progress of the implementation of plans and initiatives within the SoE. Responsibilities include providing comprehensive financial analyses; overseeing sponsored research funding administration; researching and analyzing policy and operational issues, developing recommendations, and coordinating and implementing policy decisions; partnering on complex employee relations issues, faculty salary review process, faculty hiring/promotion/retention/renewal, and conflict of interest matters; overseeing all space requests and change proposals; serving on Institute committees; overseeing the implementation of strategic initiatives; and undertaking special projects.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.A./B.S.; ten years’ high-level administrative experience in a university; proven success overseeing financial management and planning and human resources, facilities, and information technology management; excellent interpersonal, active listening, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and written and verbal communication skills; working knowledge of the operations of complex research universities/organizations; diplomacy; and good judgment, tact, and discretion with sensitive/confidential matters. Must be able to prioritize, lead, and manage a wide variety of responsibilities in multiple functional areas in a fast-paced, dynamic organization; synthesize information from multiple sources and provide succinct and actionable briefing materials and action plans; view larger policy concerns while paying attention to details; make effective decisions while working independently or collaborating with others; and implement new and/or interpret existing policies and procedures. PREFERRED: MBA/M.S., MIT experience, knowledge of the operation and culture of academic departments, and experience working with faculty. Job #23321-13Isaacson, Miller (IM) has been retained to conduct the search for the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration in the School of Engineering. Information on how to apply to the search may be found through this link ( . Please apply both via the MIT website and at the IM link.10/17/23