Manager of Special Initiatives

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  |  Cambridge, MA

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Manager of Special Initiatives

Job Type: Administrative
Location: Cambridge, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 15087
Application Deadline: 04/22/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
Live-off
Benefits
Housing for Position:
Live-off
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Other Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Other Education
Experience:

Position Description

Manager of Special Initiatives

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

 

MIT Housing and Residential Services (HRS) seeks a manager of special initiatives to provide high level administrative and logistical support in the management of a range of projects and special initiatives that advance the strategic priorities of the department. HRS is implementing numerous changes to optimize its systems, enhance physical spaces, and improve processes to provide a best-in-class experience for undergraduate and graduate students living on campus.

 

MIT is also opening two new residential buildings in 2020, will begin a series of renewal projects in older buildings, and will conduct numerous projects that will make enhancements to residential spaces. These projects will impact distinctive residential communities and require careful planning and support for those affected by them. The manager will work as part of the HRS senior leadership team to make sure that the needs of stakeholders are being met and the transitions are as smooth as possible. The work will involve regular contact with the Division of Student Life, house teams, Department of Facilities, EHS, MIT community members, vendors, and city/state/federal agencies. 

 

A full description is available at https://studentlife.mit.edu/full-job-descriptions.  


Job Requirements

Requirements: 

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s desirable)
  • At least three years’ experience managing complex projects involving numerous constituents, preferably in a higher education and residential life setting
  • Strong organizational, project management, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff, and influence without authority
  • Diplomacy and tact with sensitive information and situations

 

Occasional night and weekend work will be required.

 

Interested candidates may apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers. Please reference job number 17159 and indicate where you saw this posting. 

 

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.

Application Information

Please apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers and reference job number 17159

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