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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Finance and Operations Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Finance and Operations Manager

  • Job Number: 24131

  • Functional Area: Finance/Accounting

  • Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

SENIOR FINANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to support J-PAL’s mission to efficiently translate research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world. Will work under the supervision of the director of finance and operations and serve as financial and operational lead for a portfolio of up to three major initiatives at J-PAL, and work with senior F&O staff to ensure efficient operational management at J-PAL. Tasks will include a mix of financial operations, grants management, and leading organizational projects in the F&O area, all within a university environment. J-PAL (https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/Client_MIT/int1069591092/en-us/jobDetails/povertyactionlab.org) is a global research center working to reduce poverty and fight climate change by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of more than 500 top researchers at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts innovative research and builds powerful partnerships to solve the world’s greatest challenges. J-PAL was launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and its faculty directors are Nobel laureates and MIT professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, and Ben Olken (https://www.povertyactionlab.org/board-members) . It has over 400 research, policy, training, and operations staff across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. A full job description is available here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I0kO2_RpjiWATJxrQXumfc_uCoe_B9WZ/edit) .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field; five years’ pertinent experience, preferably within the higher education and nonprofit sectors; and strong background in research and grant administration, finance, budgeting, or related field. PREFERRED: professional experience either working for international organizations or collaborating with them and demonstrated proficiency in administrative roles. Job #24131-9 6/11/24