Massachusetts Institute of Technology Administrative Assistant II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Administrative Assistant II

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VP Research

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M-F, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, MIT.nano, to support the managing director, MIT.nano, and the administrative officer. Support for the managing director will include scheduling and calendar management, coordinating travel plans, processing travel reports and reimbursements, perform Support for MIT.nano will include scheduling complex meetings; composing and editing meeting-related presentations (using PowerPoint) and agendas; room reservations; planning and executing events, including catering; the setup and cleanup of rooms; greeting and welcoming attendees; serving as part of a team that coordinates major events; and working on a wide range of MIT.nano programs, projects, and events. Support for the administrative officer will involve handling office administrative and financial duties such as purchasing, creating and updating POs, collecting and organizing receipts, filing procurement paperwork, and assisting with monitoring and reconciling accounts; monitoring inventory and ordering office supplies; assisting with the performance of HR duties; and performing other duties as needed in support of MIT.nano’s mission.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; three years’ administrative, office, or related experience; strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and teamwork skills; self-motivation; flexibility; meticulous attention to detail; proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office; discretion and good judgement; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, take initiative, function effectively under pressure, and work both independently and as part of a team; and discretion with confidential information. Bachelor’s degree; MIT experience; and familiarity with MIT systems (Concur, SAP, and Buy-to-Pay) preferred. Experience in an educational environment a plus. Job #15925-5


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.