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MIT Program Assistant for Germany Switzerland NL (Boston)

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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Center for International Studies-MIT-Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland Programs, to perform a variety of administrative duties for the program. Will receive student applications; perform intake interviews; assist the program’s manager with the internship matching process; coordinate student travel arrangements, housing, insurance, and other administrative matters; serve as a contact point for interns; maintain intern files and update intern database as needed; coordinate event logistics for training and organize other program events; process program financial transactions and reconcile accounts; maintain the program’s website and social media; draft written materials and reports for the program; analyze student data for stakeholders; and perform other administrative tasks as needed.

The MIT-Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland programs are housed under the umbrella of MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), MIT’s flagship international education program.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least three years’ professional administrative/office experience; excellent organizational, customer service, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills; experience organizing and hosting both small- and large-scale events; a record of using discretion and good judgment with confidential information; and technical proficiency with MS Office/Outlook and willingness to learn new programs and software as needed. Must be able to follow through on tasks; work both independently and as part of a team; and interact with a diverse group of faculty, students, staff, and corporate sponsors. PREFERRED: a bachelor's degree, global education and/or MIT experience, and spoken/written proficiency in the German language. Job # Protected content

Occasional weekday evening and weekend work will be required.


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MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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