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Assistant Professor (Communication) – Critical Media Production/Film Studies UMass Amherst
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position in Film Studies and Media Production. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. We seek a colleague who is a Film Studies maker-scholar and whose research includes a commitment to critical paradigms expressed and embodied both in scholarly publication as well as through moving image production.
College of Education (EPRA/SD) - SJE Higher Education Lecturer UMass Amherst
The Departments of Student Development (SD) and Educational Policy, Research, and Administration (EPRA) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a position at the rank of Lecturer. This is a full-time non-tenure track position with a preferred start date of September 1, 2022.
Residence Hall Security Manager UMass Amherst
Incumbent manages and directs Residence Hall Security which includes the Residence Hall Security Program, Residence Hall Security Camera Project, and Residence Hall Security Cadet Program in conjunction with the University Police Department. Ensures programs are effective and identifies additional resources to reduce liability and enhance the safety of residence hall students.
Maintenance Technician II (Locksmith, Carpenter, Painter) Facilities Operations UMass Amherst
Maintenance Technician II installs and maintains security and door related hardware. Responsibilities include carpentry and painting.
Technical Assistant I U of M UMass Amherst
Technical Assistant I, will be responsible for full-time laboratory management for the Lacreuse Lab. This includes providing basic care for a small colony of marmosets, collecting behavioral and cognitive data, training undergraduate students on all lab procedures, and general lab maintenance and organization.
Technical Assistant I U of M UMass Amherst
The candidate will function as the Lab Manager for Dr. Allecia Reid’s Social Processes and Health Lab. The individual will assist with multiple projects, including a federally funded study on long-term maintenance of moderate alcohol use following an alcohol intervention. Duties include recruiting and scheduling participants, administering questionnaires, organizing data, and helping with project management (e.g., interacting with relevant departments on campus, maintaining IRB). The candidate will also assist with other lab studies, including one examining conformity in heavy drinking social contexts.
Clerk III - Commonwealth Honors College UMass Amherst
Serve as the primary receptionist for Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) and the Bloom Advising Center. Provide excellent customer service to students, faculty and staff who call or visit CHC and the advising center. Provide administrative support to the advising center by managing the academic advising appointment calendar, overseeing check-in and drop-in advising processes and supervising Peer Advising Assistants.
Clerk IV - HR Assistant Libraries UMass Amherst
The Human Resources Assistant provides critical administrative and project support to the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Human Resources for the UMass Amherst Libraries. Coordinates exempt and non-exempt searches, personnel administration, reporting, annual evaluation processes, orientations and exit interviews. Ensures compliance with affirmative action, diversity & inclusion, FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), PFML (Paid Family and Medical Leave) and workers’ compensation procedures.
EDP Programmer I / Service Desk Specialist I (2 positions) UMass Amherst
The Service Desk Specialist I assists members of the UMass Amherst community (students, staff and faculty) with a wide range of technology and IT account related questions in person, over the telephone, by email, through the web, or via chat. The Service Desk Specialist I documents all user communications in Service Desk ticket tracking system and uses sound judgment when analyzing client questions in order to fulfill service requests and identify problems, determining appropriate strategies for troubleshooting/fulfillment and reassigning/referring the issue where appropriate.
Technical Assistant I U of M UMass Amherst
The incumbent will function as the Lab Manager for Dr. Dixon-Gordon’s Lab in the department of Psychology and Brain Sciences. They will assist with multiple projects related to a federally-funded study on ecological momentary assessment of responses to gain/loss and emotions. Duties include recruiting and scheduling participants, administering questionnaires, organizing data and helping with project management.
Clerk IV - Conference Registration Assistant UMass Amherst
Meets with academic and non-academic groups to arrange functions and conference registration services. Performs event registration and room scheduling duties. Attends events and functions to ensure compliance with regulations and smooth operations.
Clerk IV - Political Science - Personnel and Financial Coordinator UMass Amherst
The Personnel and Financial Coordinator supports the smooth and effective execution of the department personnel processes and provides support for the department’s financial administration.
Technical Assistant I - Genomics Technician UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Director of the Genomics Resource Laboratory (GRL) at the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), the Technical Assistant I will coordinate day-to-day operations in the genomics facility and assist with providing services to facility users.
Hazard Materials Tracking Manager UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, Academic Safety, the Hazardous Materials Tracking Manager manages the University’s chemical, biological and radiological inventory management program, which includes responsibility for the oversight and maintenance of the online database system, receipt, tracking and delivery of hazardous materials and safety supplies for academic areas, and coordination of removal of hazardous materials from academic areas with academic departments and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). The position also supervises other personnel involved in the hazardous materials management program.
Compensation Analyst (2 Positions) UMass Amherst
Works as part of a team to administer UMass Amherst’s compensation programs related to, but not limited to, job design, job classification, market pricing, pay studies, policy, Wage & Hour Laws interpretations, bargaining unit contract interpretation, and compensation education and training. Consults with campus partners regarding compensation matters. Assists with, or takes lead on, compensation projects and initiatives. This position has the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule, which is defined by the University as an arrangement where an employee’s work is regularly performed at a location other than the campus workspace for a portion of the week.
Departmental Assistant - Academic Success Intern (Post Grad Internship) UMass Amherst
The Academic Success Intern will be supervised by the Senior Assistant Director of Academic Success with the primary responsibility of meeting with his/her assigned caseload of student-athletes to develop and improve academic related skills and contribute to the development and maintenance of objective based study hall plans.
Departmental Assistant - Assistant Athletic Trainer (Post Grad Internship) UMass Amherst
Assists Athletic Injury Care Staff in the areas of prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. Assist with the daily duties in various athletic injury care facilities on campus. Duties include, but are not restricted to: room coverage, practice and game coverage.
Research Fellow - Communication Disorders UMass Amherst
The Research Fellow will be responsible for testing of all of the participant groups, and providing written reports to families. The Research Fellow will be responsible for participant recruitment and scheduling, data collection, data management, and overseeing student hourly employees in the lab.
Educator III - Project Leader, Nutrition Education Program - Raynham UMass Amherst
The Project Leader in the Raynham office is responsible for leadership and management of the Nutrition Education Program (NEP) in the local community/at the community level. Develop program objectives, design delivery methods, and implement evaluation procedures in collaboration with the SNAP-Ed & EFNEP Leader and other NEP state office specialists. Supervise the implementation of nutrition education programs and related activities in target area for target population. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate clerical and nutrition education staff. Oversee staff and project activities to ensure a high quality program and progress of participants. Prepare required plans and reports. Seek continued and alternative funding sources for program support including collaboration with community organizations. Manage the local EFNEP and SNAP-Ed budgets.
Upskilling Navigator - Brockton, MA UMass Amherst
This position is located in Brockton, MA. The MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center is a non-profit One-Stop Career Center that is managed by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) and is overseen under charter with the MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board. The MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center is located in downtown Brockton and provides employment and training services to businesses and job seekers. The Upskilling Navigator will support the recruitment, screening, and enrollment of Career Center customers into American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded upskilling training programs. The focus of the program is on advanced skill training and education in order to help customers achieve their employment goals in regional priority industries.

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