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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Administrative Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, MIT.nano, to manage administration--on behalf of the director--in a new, complex, and innovative interdisciplinary center. Will manage and oversee all financial, human resources (HR), and administrative operations, including multiple service centers; provide leadership/direction for financial operations including financial planning, budget analysis, operational and financial performance metrics, and business and strategic plans; develop and maintain current and long-range financial plans for MIT.nano; oversee HR functions, i.e., policy interpretation/administration, job classification, salary reviews, rewards and recognition programs, staff development, recruitment, and onboarding; and work with the director and other staff to manage space and new high tech facilities used for internal and external collaboration.

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REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in business or similar analytical area; at least ten years’ leadership experience in an administrative, executive, or management position; ability to foster teamwork/building; experience supervising individuals and multiservice teams; excellent problem-solving, project-management, analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues; ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines; demonstrated knowledge of financial and research administration; experience with service center models, preferably in an academic/research environment with federal sponsors; experience with rules and regulations on the administration of federal awards; data orientation; facility for integrating new concepts, practices, and emerging technologies into strategic planning and new business methods; advanced Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills; knowledge of SAP or similar accounting package; relational database skills; and experience with BrioQuery and/or Cognos. MIT experience, ability and inclination to learn the basics of MIT.nano research fields, and complete facility with financial and HR information systems preferred. Job #17683-117/10/19

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.