Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Dec 6, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
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Full Time

Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Administration

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

Full time

The MIT School of Science seeks an assistant dean to serve as a senior administrator in the areas of human resources (HR), administrative operations, academic and faculty affairs, space planning, resource planning and allocation, and business services in collaboration with the school’s associate deans, assistant deans, faculty administrators, and administrators. 


  • Provide high-level advice/counsel to the dean and members of the school and operational and strategic support for the Dean’s Office
  • Manage agendas and action items for meetings involving the dean/associate deans/senior leadership teams
  • Oversee faculty hiring, promotion, and tenure process
  • Partner with colleagues within the school and in the central human resources office on recruiting senior-level administrative staff, developing staffing plans, workforce and succession planning, and HR programs/procedures
  • Design/coordinate a variety of organizational development (i.e., employee engagement) activities
  • Collaborate with the senior human resources business partner on wage and salary administration
  • Partner with the assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on developing and fostering an inclusive community
  • Serve as Title IX coordinator
  • Prepare analyses/studies and recommend solutions related to staffing, resource allocation, and space
  • Handle space and facilities management
  • Other duties as directed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Ten years’ direct/related experience in a multidiscipline HR environment
  • DEI experience
  • Solutions-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and influence people and successfully conduct difficult/sensitive conversations
  • Organizational skills
  • Good judgment and tact with sensitive/confidential matters
  • Knowledge of employment and labor laws/regulations, Title IX, and antidiscrimination policies/processes
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective training programs
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and collaborate cross-functionally with employees at all levels
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including advanced-level Excel skills), SAP, FileMaker Pro, and HRIS applications and analytics tools


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • SHRM/HRCI certification


Interested candidates may apply online at  Please reference job number 20484.


MIT is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.  MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.



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