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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Center Coordinator

  • Job Number: 20149

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: McGovern Institute for Brain Research

  • School Area: Office of Provost

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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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.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

    CENTER COORDINATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research (MIBR), to implement operational and administrative activities, from conception to completion, for programs/projects related to several MIBR research centers, including the Tan-Yang Autism Center, Yang-Tan Molecular Therapeutics Center, Poitras Center for Psychiatric Disorders Research, Yang Post-Baccalaureate program, several graduate and postdoctoral fellowship programs, and two new centers being announced this fall. Responsibilities span a range of program/project management, fellowship appointment and tracking, communications management (including website updates and annual center reports), event planning, and finance activities. Will support coordination of research initiatives; coordinate workshops, meetings, and other activities within and across multiple centers, including those at other universities; monitor progress of overall portfolio of projects; coordinate scientific advisory board meetings and follow up; and maintain and track annual center budgets and fellowship appointments. A full description is available at

    Job Requirements

    REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ administrative, operations, and/or project/program management experience; excellent organizational, planning, problem-solving, task completion, facilitation, relationship-building, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; experience coordinating and project managing multiple initiatives, each with strict but variable deadlines and reporting requirements; attention to detail; discretion with confidential information; proficiency and experience with MS Office (including Excel, Word and Power Point), WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Must be able to prioritize and juggle simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and deliver high-quality results; help manage a multi-investigator research program; work both independently and collaboratively as part of a diverse team; and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment. PREFERRED: master’s degree. Job #20149-6 9/13/21