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Director of Finance and Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director of Finance and Administration


The MIT Department of Facilities’ Campus Services and Stewardship (CSS) seeks a director of finance and administration to oversee all financial aspects of the CSS organization, including Campus Construction; Facilities Finance and Administration; Facilities Operations; Environment, Health, and Safety; Campus Planning; and Office of Sustainability. 


Will serve as a member of the CSS leadership team, shaping strategies for MIT’s campus assets and infrastructure, leveraging available financial resources to promote efficient operations, advancing capital projects, reducing environmental impacts, improving resiliency, and advancing the health and safety of MIT community members. Will be responsible for budget development, accounting, financial reporting, financial controls, business systems and analytics, information technology applications, procurement, contracts, and vendor management functions; and overseeing the areas of finance and accounting, capital budgets and contracts, business systems, reporting and analytics, and applications and information technology services. 

A full description is available here


Required Qualifications: 


·Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or other relevant field

·Ten years of financial administration experience leading a team/organization of experienced managers/staff

·Experience developing and managing budgets

·Proven leadership skills

·Experience managing, mentoring, and coaching staff, including hiring, goal setting, team-building, and performance management and development

·Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, project management, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills

·Proficiency in conducting complex analyses and drawing conclusions to guide strategic decision-making

·Discretion with sensitive/confidential information

·Advanced-level proficiency in preparing executive briefings and presentations and clearly and concisely communicating complex information to senior leadership

·Knowledge of enterprise financial systems for streamlining/enhancing financial operations

·Ability to balance multiple priorities, foster collaboration across multiple functional units, drive process improvements, and influence strategic change and initiatives


Preferred Qualifications: 

·Master’s degree and experience in higher education, real estate, facilities, infrastructure, or property management settings    


Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 23932.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.  See MIT’s full policy on nondiscrimination at


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