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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Administrative Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Administrative Officer

  • Job Number: 21157

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS), to serve as a key member of the department, setting strategy and acting as the senior operations administrator for EECS in the academic areas. Will represent EECS leadership on administrative and financial planning, development, and implementation and also provide counsel and support to department head, faculty, researchers, students, and/ or staff on all policies and procedures; and be responsible for oversight of HR, student/faculty administration, finance, educational technology, communications, facilities, space planning, event planning, special programs, industrial alliances, DEI, and other functions. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least seven years' experience in an administrative/executive/management position; experience managing complex change and conflicting priorities; good judgment, diplomacy, and discretion with sensitive/confidential matters; strong leadership, supervisory, coaching, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving, analytical, organizational, project management, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; knowledge of financial and research administration in an academic/research environment with federal/corporate/foundation sponsors; proficiency with Microsoft Office products, financial and HR information systems, and database software; and experience recruiting, selecting, and supervising staff and with performance management and development. Must be able to prioritize, manage multiple conflicting and changing priorities, and meet deadlines; handle details while maintaining a view of the big picture; integrate new concepts, practices, guidelines, policies, and emerging technologies into strategic planning and new business methods; build and mentor strong teams and facilitate consensus; and collaborate effectively with faculty/staff/students. PREFERRED: MIT experience; master's degree in business, administration, or related field; experience with SAP, Brio Query/Cognos, COEUS, KC, Atlas, and Roles Database; and experience advancing department- and/or Institute-wide initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Job #21157-11 4/22/22