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Associate Director of Finance and Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge ,MA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Associate Director of Finance and Administration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA

The MIT Department of Economics seeks an associate director of finance and administration to support market design and labor economics research as part of a growing team consisting of over eighteen academic affiliates who represent leading economic thinkers, ten full-time staff members, and a number of graduate researchers. The team works closely with leading academic, government, and nonprofit institutions across the country to address major societal issues in education, health care, and the workforce. Will serve as a senior manager who leads the overall operational activities of the organization. May have direct reports on the finance and administration team.


  • Ensure that all financial and administrative processes operate efficiently and that internal documentation and communication systems are maintained
  • Act as a key driver of research operations and establishing administrative processes to help ensure the organization meets sponsor and MIT policies
  • Function as a human resources representative within the organization, acting as a liaison between MIT human resources and leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (MBA preferred)
  • At least five years of administrative experience
  • Demonstrated track record of establishing financial and operational systems in a sponsored research environment
  • Extensive experience with Excel, SAP, and other financial platforms
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, particularly in relation to complex financial tasks

This is a one-year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of an extension.

This position is based in Cambridge, MA, with remote work required due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 18842.

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.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Cambridge, MA