Senior Financial Coordinator

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Senior Financial Coordinator


The MIT Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) seeks senior financial coordinator to work closely with the senior financial officer for research administration on comprehensive financial management of a portfolio of the department’s sponsored research activities, including pre- and post-award administration and ensuring compliance with MIT policies and sponsor requirements. 


Responsibilities include cradle-to-grave sponsored research administration for an assigned portfolio of principal investigators (PIs); preparing and submitting research proposals and contracts and assisting PIs with budgets and administrative content; preparing reports, forecasting, disseminating the information, and meeting with PIs monthly to review and plan; complete the pre-award administration of grants, including reviewing solicitations and determining necessary components, organizing proposals, and managing renewal and/or submission of applications; participating in sponsored project closeout process; ensuring the assigned portfolio is compliant with MIT research administration policies; monitoring research financial management of assigned portfolio, including overseeing cost-sharing, under-recovery, overruns, and other research-related issues; assisting with the preparation of larger-scale financial reports; reviewing and ensuring the timely processing and submission of information relating to sponsored activity both internally and externally; preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual budget reports for assigned portfolio; and other duties as assigned. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor‘s degree
  • Three years of financial management experience, including experience with the administration of sponsored research programs in a university setting
  • Strong communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, handle deadlines and stressful situations, and multitask
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of federal guidelines
  • Flexibility in adjusting to new technologies related to grant and sponsored contract management
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Kuali Coeus (KC), SAP, Cognos, BrioQuery, and NIMBUS


Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 21463.


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4-Year Degree


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