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.
FISCAL OFFICER , Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) , to administer pre- and post-award activities, including financial management, of a complex grants and contracts portfolio. Sponsors include DOE, ARPA-E, DOE National Laboratories, DARPA, NIH, DOD, AFOSR, ONR, NSF, NASA, and industry and private funds. Will communicate and apply MIT and sponsor guidelines throughout the sponsored project life cycle, providing service and advice on a range of pre- and post-award, sponsored, and compliance issues; perform significant amount of fiscal reporting and financial analysis; and work closely with PSFC staff, faculty, engineers, scientists, MIT's central administrative departments, and Office of the VP for Research.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in a related area; at least five years' experience in a grants/project administrator or nonprofit/university fiscal management position; familiarity with MS Office, including expert-level proficiency with Excel; ability to interact, cultivate trust, and build rapport with a variety of constituents; strong organizational, customer service, written and oral communication, and data and analytical skills; meticulous attention to detail; record of assuming greater responsibility over time; discretion with confidential information/issues; and receptivity to learning new business methods and computational skills in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Must be able to work independently and as a team member, identify and recommend solutions to complex problems, manage multiple projects and competing priorities, and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions. Experience with federal grants and/or financial administration experience in an academic research environment strongly preferred, particularly research proposal processing and pre- and post-award administration. Knowledge of SAP or similar accounting package and experience with relational databases such as Brio Query and/or Cognos a plus. MIT experience highly desirable. Job #17216
Resumes should be submitted with a cover letter specifically addressing why you feel qualified for this position. Resumes without an acceptable cover letter will not be considered.
Internal Number: 17216
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