j-pal north america
10 yrs required
J-PAL North America, based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons, and building evaluation capacity. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility. We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.
The Associate Director of Administration and Finance will lead the overall operational functions of J-PAL North America. This is a senior-level position and focuses on creating effective operations, internal documentation and communication systems, and financial planning to help our team maximize the effectiveness of our work. This person will have direct and indirect reports in our finance and administration team and will work closely with the vertical heads of our research, policy, and training teams.
Information and systems management:
Fundraising and Financial Sustainability:
Financial and Grants Management:
Provide oversight to the finance team, whose responsibilities include the following:
J-PAL invests in your professional development.
Learn: J-PAL supports a culture of learning, with opportunities to attend weekly seminars, engage in small-group discussions with other J-PAL staff, and take classes for credit at MIT or elsewhere with our generous tuition assistance program.
Engage: The Associate Director of Administration and Finance will have the opportunity to work with J-PAL affiliates and directors and to collaborate with senior leadership at J-PAL’s Global headquarters and other regional offices.
Travel: The Associate Director of Administration and Finance may also have the opportunity to travel internationally to collaborate with J-PAL’s regional offices or attend conferences and external meetings relevant to J-PAL’s work.
Grow: J-PAL actively focuses on the professional development of its employees and constantly looks to improve the skills and knowledge of staff at all levels.
As a member of the MIT community, you benefit from more than just your salary.
J-PAL hires highly qualified staff and rewards them, accordingly. Total compensation packages are competitive for the non-profit and government fields with excellent MIT benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, a 401(k) match and pension-based retirement plan, tuition assistance, commuter benefits, MIT community discounts, a generous vacation policy, and more.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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
How to Apply
Ready to join a team of supportive, engaging, and fun colleagues? Apply now.
This position is not eligible for any type of visa sponsorship.
We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis as we receive them. Short-listed applicants may be asked to complete a writing exercise. Finalists will be called for an in-person interview.
j-pal north america