Finance and Administrative Service’s cross-cutting teams provide an array of services and functions that keep the 170-person VPF organization running.
Finance and Administrative Services collaborates with the Vice President and VPF directors on an extensive array of administrative activities, from managing VPF’s budget cost controls, spending, and financial reporting, to overseeing space assignments and office renovations. The team provides reception services and administrative support for VPF and develops and implements safety and emergency protocols and training.
The communications team is charged with communicating VPF news, processes and policies, and general information to MIT and manages internal communications and messaging. The team produces the VPF Statement newsletter for MIT’s administrative and finance community, manages the VPF website, and creates materials for presentations, publications, and campus events.
VPF's training specialist creates and deploys training materials and programs for VPF staff and VPF's training offering for the MIT community.
The desktop support team keeps VPF running with computers, printers, servers, and other tools necessary to support effective work processes. The team provides system and software updates and works closely with MIT IS&T on policies and practices. It oversees staff IT training, including online data security training.
Finance and Administrative Services is one of three directorates within VPF Headquarters—along with Financial Systems and Human Resources—that is charged with executing programs and services that support VPF operations.