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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR ADMINISTRATION, School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P)-MIT Design Initiative, to collaborate with the founding faculty director of the Design Initiative and assume major responsibility for structuring, implementing, and/or overseeing all of its administrative functions. The MIT Design Initiative is a new endeavor to elevate design education and research across MIT and around the world by creating new educational experiences in design for MIT’s students. Responsibilities include developing and managing an initial operating budget of approximately $2M; staff management, i.e., recruiting, training, supervising, evaluating, and coaching; fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work and learning environment; representing the initiative to and managing relationships with organizations/sponsors/prospective sponsors/faculty/other MIT units; assisting with designing and implementing fundraising strategies; writing grants, proposals, and brochures; collaborating on developing and implementing public outreach programs, educational workshops, conferences, and events; collaborating on space and EHS matters; creating internal policies/procedures and organizational systems; collaboratively planning and implementing curriculum and degree programs; and overseeing the creation of a dynamic communications campaign.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; seven years’ administrative experience; excellent analytical, financial, problem-solving, listening, program management, writing, and communication skills; track record of developing and managing employees and supervising teams; strategic and collaborative approach to work; ability to understand, communicate, and present complex technical information to a variety of audiences; advanced-level knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, and accounting principles; knowledge of or ability to rapidly learn MIT financial, HR, and operational systems; experience handling multiple tasks and changing/conflicting priorities; and sound judgment, tact, and discretion with sensitive/confidential matters. PREFERRED: master’s/terminal degree in a design or related field of study, experience with graduate student financial aid and visa processes, and MIT experience. Job #20873-11