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.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Political Science-MIT Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB), to coordinate and perform day-to-day operational activities and project planning for MIT GOV/LAB, a group of political scientists focusing on innovations in citizen engagement and government responsiveness. Will oversee project budgets and purchasing and reconcile accounts; plan seminar series and annual conference; supervise student help; and work as part of a team on a wide range of projects/special initiatives/events. Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and monitoring program and multiple project plans with a diversity of partner organizations in the U.S. and abroad; coordinating program/project budgets, deciding on expenditures, monitoring and reconciling expenses and accounts, investigating and fixing account discrepancies, etc.; coordinating the seminar series and annual conference, researching and recommending programs, speakers, and topics; representing the lab at special events and in committee meetings; preparing correspondence in response to internal/external inquiries; composing, editing, and proofreading key office materials; developing key program/project metrics and maintaining and creating records for Institute reporting; making vendor and purchasing suggestions and decisions; developing documentation and/or reporting for stakeholders; developing/maintaining website content; and performing other duties as necessary.
REQUIRED: B.A; at least two years’ professional experience in academic administration, including international development; excellent organizational, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, and English language and writing skills; attention to detail; initiative; ability to multitask and work independently with minimal supervision in an open office environment with frequent interruptions; proficiency with spreadsheets and databases and comfort learning new software; experience interacting with students and planning and running events, scheduling complex travel, and arranging meetings; and discretion and good judgment with confidential information. MIT experience preferred. Job #17584-6
Candidates seeking both full- and part-time work will be considered.
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.