The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the nation’s pre-eminent research universities seeks a collaborative, results-driven leader to serve as its next Director of Cost Analysis (Director).
Reporting to the Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Research and the Assistant Provost for Research Administration the Director will be a key member of the Vice President for Research’s (VPR) leadership team and will manage a small team of financial professionals. The Director is responsible for providing advice, guidance, and training to the Institute’s senior leadership and the MIT community on the application of Federal cost principles, Federal regulations, and cost issues; and for conducting complex financial analyses to support decision-making. They will be MIT’s primary point of contact with its cognizant Federal agency, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and its cognizant Federal auditors, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), and will direct development, submission, and audit support, and negotiation of MIT’s Facilities and Administrative (F&A), Employee Benefits (EB), and Research Vacation Accrual (VA) rates.
The next Director must understand the value, importance, and challenges of supporting world-class researchers while meeting the complex costing and reporting requirements of a leading research university. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and critical problem-solving abilities, and bring a demonstrated track record of cross-campus collaboration. In addition, the Director must be able to lead and motivate others toward the accomplishment of shared goals in support of MIT’s mission. The successful candidate will possess deep cost analysis expertise and broad managerial experience combined with a collegial style that engenders trust and fosters collaboration.
MIT has engaged the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications, which will remain confidential, should be directed to the search firm:
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. MIT values diversity and inclusion and seeks to build and maintain a community and culture that celebrates and values diverse backgrounds, identities and perspectives