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Academic Administrator

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department

Job Title: Academic Administrator
Reference Code: 15553
Job Location: Cambridge , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Academic administration & affairs
Application Closing Date: 5/16/2018
Date Posted: 2018-02-16
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to lead the implementation and management of BCS’s post-baccalaureate research scholars, graduate, and undergraduate educational programs.

Operational management and strategic planning is an essential part of the role, from formalizing policy and identifying and implementing other best practices.

Will serve as primary resource to faculty, staff, and students on academic programs; review and approve administration of the undergraduate program; oversee administration of the post-baccalaureate and graduate program; oversee all graduate student requirements and degree progress; participate in the administration and development of potential grants funding opportunities to support the graduate program; manage curriculum and educational database; and prepare educational statistics and reports. Will supervise two staff members.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a master’s degree in academic administration, counseling, or student affairs administration (Ph.D. in a related field preferred); at least five years of experience in an academic environment; detail-orientation; ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment; exceptional interpersonal skills and a desire to work closely with members of the department to ensure the success of students and academic programs; strong analytical skills; proficiency with computers, extensive exposure to database management, and a minimum of intermediate-level experience with Microsoft Excel; and at least one year of supervisory experience.

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