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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Academic Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Academic Administrator

  • Job Number: 19866

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Architecture

  • School Area: Architecture & Planning

  • 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.

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR, Architecture, to manage all Course IV student-services areas, from admissions through graduation, for all master’s degree programs. Will provide information/advice to prospective students on graduate admissions policies, procedures, and requirements for the master’s degree programs; oversee recruitment, admissions, orientation, and registration processes; serve as the primary resource to faculty, staff, and students on matters related to degree programs; advise graduate students on academic and administrative concerns and counsel students in need, referring to appropriate resources when necessary; monitor students’ progress, prepare regular reports, audit, and provide information to students and advisors to help keep students on track towards graduation; collaborate as a member of the Architecture headquarters’ team, participating in key strategic and operational planning activities, particularly those related to the effective management of student services and administration; serve as staff to graduate degree curriculum committees and the Department Committee on Graduate Students and serve on Institute committees related to student well-being. Full description available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience in an educational or administrative setting; initiative; excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to manage a variety of tasks concurrently, work independently and as part of a team, and remain flexible as situations demand; experience supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda for graduate and undergraduate communities; evidence of strategic and tactical thinking about DEI and ability to scale projects to achieve maximum impact; and excellent computer skills and database experience, preferably with FileMaker. PREFERRED: experience in a student services setting and/or advising students; and familiarity with WebSIS, WebGradAid, and the MIT graduate admissions database. Job #19866-7 7/13/21