Senior Administrative Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Senior Administrative Assistant 

MIT Open Learning (OL) seeks a senior administrative assistant to provide advanced, high-level administrative support for multiple programs, including assisting senior members of Open Learning.  Will join a dynamic administrative team with a current focus on the Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) within OL.

Responsibilities include working closely with the administrative team on a variety of administrative functions, including providing general office coverage; performing complex calendar management, including scheduling diverse and complex travel for multiple staff; approving credit card expenses under several cost objects; and processing requests for payment and invoices and generating purchase orders.

A full description is available at

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • At least five years of related administrative or office experience
  • Self-motivation
  • Flexible approach to the workload
  • Diplomacy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to anticipate needs and assume responsibility with limited supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Experience in higher education

The salary for this position will be between $31.00 and $32.00 per hour.  The final salary will be determined by MIT’s compensation team based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.

Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 23323.

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.

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