Director of Administration and Finance

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Director of Administration and Finance

The Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering (SoE) seeks a director of administration and finance to serve as its senior operations administrator.

Responsibilities will include overseeing all administrative and financial operations, including research administration, budgeting, financial planning and oversight, payroll, and salary certification process; managing and implementing initiatives to improve service delivery and business systems; serving as a resource for DLC staff on financial matters and as the SoE’s administrative liaison; supporting broad-based strategic initiatives developed/led by the dean on behalf of the school or Institute; developing and overseeing the implementation of new systems/policies/procedures; acting as a thought partner to generate creative solutions and define strategic initiatives; coordinating budget and proposal preparation for new programs within the school, attending meetings with faculty, legal counsel, and outside sponsors; and other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven years of experience in an administrative or management position
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to promote team-building and facilitate consensus
  • Ability to integrate new concepts, practices, guidelines, policies, and emerging technologies into strategic planning and new business methods
  • Good judgment, tact, and discretion with sensitive and confidential matters
  • Excellent problem-solving, coaching, goal-setting, decision-making, analytical, organizational, project management, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a collaborative environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting and changing priorities
  • Knowledge of financial and research administration in an academic or research environment with federal, corporate, and foundation sponsors
  • Experience supervising staff, including recruitment, selection, and performance management and development
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and modern financial and HR information systems and database software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with SAP, BrioQuery/Cognos, Quickbase, and Kuali Coeus

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 23773.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.  See MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination at

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