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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director of Administration and Finance in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director of Administration and Finance

  • Job Number: 23484

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Chemical Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE, Chemical Engineering (ChemE), to serve as ChemE’s senior operations administrator. Will oversee day-to-day and strategic administration for the department, including human resources, finance, facilities, communications, research administration finance, events planning, and general operational management; provide counsel and comprehensive support to the department head, faculty, students, and staff members regarding all administrative policy matters; ensure the department is appropriately staffed and that work is completed efficiently and is consistent with department guidelines and objectives; and support a positive and inclusive culture.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; seven years' experience in an administrative, executive, or management position in a university, hospital, or nonprofit environment; experience managing direct and indirect staff; demonstrated leadership skills; experience managing complex change and conflicting priorities; good judgment, diplomacy, tact, and discretion with sensitive/confidential matters; excellent interpersonal, supervisory, problem-solving, coaching, goal-setting, decision-making, analytical, organizational, project management and written and oral communication skills; knowledge of financial and research administration in an academic/research environment with federal, corporate, and foundation sponsors; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, modern financial and HR information systems, and database software. Must be able to promote team-building and facilitate consensus; build and mentor a strong team; integrate new concepts/practices/guidelines/policies and emerging technologies into strategic planning and new business methods; collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students; manage and prioritize multiple conflicting and changing priorities and meet deadlines; and handle details while maintaining a view of the big picture. PREFERRED: MIT experience; experience with SAP, Brio Query/Cognos, COEUS, KC, Atlas, Roles Database, and QuickBase; and experience advancing organizational development, culture, and strategy, including diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Job #23484-11 11/28/23