Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Data, Reporting, and Grants Administrator

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at MIT seeks a data, reporting, and grants administrator to design, enable, implement, and manage the quantitative and qualitative data collection that J-WEL relies upon to plan, manage, and check the impact of its work.

Responsibilities will include leading the process and design of grants administration, where J-WEL funds research across MIT; selecting platforms and designs and developing resources for internal databases, documentation, and policies/procedures; managing the annual faculty grants disbursement process and maintaining relationships with recipients; database management; establishing timelines/action steps for grants and data reporting; developing basic communication plans; developing a project management approach to track, implement, analyze, and improve grant and data processes; collaborating on determining objectives and success metrics; developing methods for collecting feedback and tracking metrics; and performing other duties as needed.

A full description is available here.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years’ administrative, operations, and/or project/program management experience
  • Strong analytical and written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with databases and technology platforms, including learning new tools (e.g., QuickBase)
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Discretion with confidential matters
  • Ability to prioritize competing requirements and multiple deadlines and adapt to and support change
  • Ability to communicate in a consistent, clear, and concise manner
  • Ability to leverage the strengths, expertise, and diverse perspectives to maintain a high-performing team with shared goals and responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced-level academic training in educational administration and information technology
  • Familiarity with academic grants design and administration
  • Knowledge of higher education business operations, especially organizations with complex global impact aspirations involving multiple stakeholders
  • Interest in data for impact assessment
  • Familiarity with MIT financial, administrative, and operational policies/procedures

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 22353.

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