Massachusetts Institute of Technology Special Assistant to the Athletic Director/Department Head of DAPER in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR/DEPARTMENT HEAD, Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), to provide complex administrative support to the director of athletics/department head as well as within the department. Will plan, facilitate, and coordinate department-wide initiatives, projects, and committees; represent DAPER on Institute-wide committees and projects; oversee department-wide initiatives and projects independently or with the DAPER leadership team; establish priorities, direction, coordination, strategies for implementation and management of initiatives as assigned; work collaboratively to define a project’s scope, goals, and deliverables; and ensure deadlines are met and projects stay within budget. Will report directly to the director of athletics/department head of DAPER.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a college degree; at least three years’ project management experience; strong administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision; advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, on-line calendar software, SAP, and other software platforms; ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and a variety of internal and external constituent groups; and independent judgment and discretion. Professional experience in intercollegiate athletics is preferred. Job #14850-N


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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.

Job Number: 14850

Functional Area: Athletics

Department: DAPER Administration

School Area: Dean for Student Life

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No