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Administrative Assistant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Cambridge, MA 02139

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI), School of Science (SoS), to provide support to the assistant dean for DEI and associate deans on a wide range of DEI efforts within the school; manage logistics for programs and events; develop promotional materials; and collect data and coordinate with other groups on programs. Responsibilities include calendar management; scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and records, and drafting and distributing meeting minutes; supporting communications team with updating web pages, drafting copy, and providing social media support; building and maintaining a network of contacts for the DEI team; maintaining Dean’s Fellowship program, including database maintenance, correspondence, fielding inquiries, and working with the finance team to provide discretionary fund reimbursements to students; creating and managing email newsletters and other communication/mass mailings; coordinating with events planner on all logistics for events and meetings, e.g., invitations, confirming attendees, maintaining lists, arranging speakers, refreshments, etc.; creating and maintaining databases; drafting and editing documents; assisting with the implementation of DEI activities; managing DEI programs, including scheduling training sessions/events, communicating with speakers, tracking evaluation data, etc.; receiving and triaging guests/deliveries; assisting with office suite management; and other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; three years’ direct/related work experience; excellent organizational, interpersonal, collaboration, team-building, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to work autonomously, establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others, troubleshoot most problems, and respond to all inquiries and requests related to work area; solid knowledge of MS Office; interest in and experience designing and implementing high-quality activities, programs, and services; and good judgment with confidential information. PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree. Job #21383-5

About the Company

Working at MIT offers opportunities that just aren’t found anywhere else, including generous and unique benefits that help to ensure that MIT employees are healthy, supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work/life balance. Discover more about what it's like to work at MIT.

We welcome people from all walks of life to bring their talent, ideas, and experience to our community. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds – like yours. If you want to be part of our exceptional, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive community, then take a look at this opportunity.

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