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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.
Internal Number: 17584
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