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.
ACADEMIC ASSISTANT , Chemical Engineering (ChemE) , to provide complex and diverse administrative support to ChemE's Student Office. Will act as first point of contact for students, prospective students, faculty, and others in and outside of MIT; and assist with administrative aspects of the undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities include serving as primary contact for the student transfer process and orientation; providing administrative support and counsel regarding registration needs, graduation requirements, student group activities, student funding, and personal concerns; responding to inquiries; processing graduate student funding appointments; supporting the graduate admissions committee with administrative tasks; coordinating the thesis defense process; providing information/instruction regarding departmental and Institute policies and procedures; creating and maintaining database and statistical information for reporting purposes; maintaining/updating graduate student forms; auditing the academic program to ensure students complete Institute and department requirements; acting as lead planner for high-profile department events; organizing/planning dinners, receptions, and student group activities; providing budget oversight for student groups, student-led activities, and recruitment events; assisting in creating and updating informational brochures, advising materials, and web content; compiling and disseminating advisor materials to students and faculty; serving as a liaison to other MIT offices (Office of Graduate Education, Registrar's Office, International Students Office, etc.); and performing other duties as needed.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : at least three years' relevant experience; high school diploma or its equivalent; excellent organizational, communication, and customer service skills; attention to detail; and ability to work as a member of a service-oriented team, work independently and follow through on tasks; and initiative. A bachelor's degree and experience with Macintosh computers, Microsoft Word and Excel, FileMaker, Atlas, and WebSIS preferred. Job #17929-5
Must be able to work occasional evening or weekend hours for programs/events.
Internal Number: 17929
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