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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Program Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Graduate Program Assistant

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37.5 hrs/wk.

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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.

GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANT, Economics, to support the administrative functions of the Graduate Program and the department of Economics. Will provide a wide variety of high-level administrative and financial support; create, update, and maintain the program’s filing system and databases; compose and/or prepare correspondence; prepare for meetings, including taking notes and providing materials; provide support--under the graduate administrator’s guidance--for faculty members with regard to the logistics involved in junior faculty hiring, students’ job placement, and the admissions and recruitment processes; organize and manage departmental activities and events, including coordinating with students/faculty/staff; process hourly student payroll and travel and reimbursement expenses; administer the purchasing card system; handle weekly ordering of office supplies and production of the annual departmental brochure; and provide support for special projects as assigned. Will report directly to the graduate administrator and work closely with all members of the faculty.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent, at least five years of administrative, office, or related experience; advanced computer software skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and meticulous attention to detail. A bachelor’s degree and experience with SAP, FileMaker, and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Job# 17893-6

Must be able to travel once per year for the department’s annual conference as needed.


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.