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Senior Administrative Assistant

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To provide administrative and database support to the Writing, Rhetoric and Professional Communication program by coordinating and designing information systems, analyzing data, and disseminating results for internal program decision-making and to other MIT departments and stakeholders. Will gather data from various Institute sources, create and maintain databases to show relationships between the program’s teaching appointments, course assignments and enrollments, student evaluations, lecturer reviews, and budget; create new databases and/or information systems to analyze current and historical data to inform WRAP decision-making and budgeting, rationalize teaching assignments, and streamline information dissemination; provide extensive database support for the performance, reappointment, and promotion review process for nearly forty lecturers; plan, coordinate, and administer large-scale on-line writing assessments (freshman essay evaluation, graduate writing exam), including collecting and analyzing data from the Registrar, graduate departments, student surveys, and the exam itself in order to highlight trends that can be used to target instruction; maintain and write content for the WRAP website; and compose and edit materials for WRAP workshops and outreach. Will also provide administrative support for the director of the Writing and Communication Center and the director and associate director of WRAP, e.g., scheduling classrooms and meetings, monitoring/maintaining supplies/equipment, liaising CMS/W systems administrator and headquarters, serving as an administrative resource for teaching staff, and other duties as needed.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: High school diploma; five years’ administrative or database experience; extensive experience with database management and data analysis; expertise with Excel, QuickBase, WordPress, and HTML; excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills; attention to detail; and discretion and good judgment with confidential information/issues. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience with BrioQuery, MITSIS, and SAP helpful. Job #15502-6

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows

Visiting Scholars are our way of facilitating the residency of a limited number of distinguished scholars from other academic institutions or accomplished professionals whose expertise coincides with current research groups. The program is part of its mission of working across disciplines, cultures, and communities. Visiting Scholar positions are non-compensated appointments established to accommodate the scholars’ research and enrich the CMS/W research community.

Postdoctoral Fellows come to MIT with grants or fellowships from outside funding agencies or government entities, in order to develop their scholarly and research skills. Funding must be secured prior to making an application for appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and the dates of the appointment must match the dates of the funding.

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