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Business Coordinator UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Director of Residence Education, the Business Coordinator independently initiates and coordinates the business functions of Residence Education. This position leads the management of a multi-million dollar Residence Education budget.  In addition, the Business Coordinator provides leadership for a range of personnel matters including all aspects of graduate assistant and graduate student staff hiring and related personnel coordination. This Coordinator maintains exceptionally positive working relationships with university offices and officials; ensures that all work, including special projects, is accomplished according to established standards and desired quality; and, resolves problems and complaints received from academic departments, faculty, staff and/or students. This position is designated as a Title IX Responsible Employee and as a Clery Act Campus Security Authority.
Lecturer - Food Sciences/CNS UMass Amherst
The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( seeks a full-time (9-month academic year), non-tenure track lecturer beginning in Fall of 2021. We would like to fill this lecturer position to teach Food Science courses including (but not limited to): Food Processing, Food Chemistry and Analysis laboratories as well as a large lecture course.  In addition, this position would work with faculty on graduate program, including student recruitment, internships and professional development.
Academic Adviser II UMass Amherst
The Academic Advisor will provide academic guidance and counseling for undergraduate Psychology majors and assist with the planning and implementation of Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBS) Department programs and services that enhance their success. This professional position advises declared Psychology majors on academic requirements, opportunities, and policies and handles all scheduling and editing of PBS course offerings, including those offered through UWW.
Research Administrator - CIIR UMass Amherst
The Research Administrator is responsible for the full life cycle of quality research administration ranging from proposal development to post award administration, award close-out, and award compliance for a group of Principal Investigators in the College of Information and Computer Sciences.
Undergraduate Programs Manager - CICS UMass Amherst
The Undergraduate Programs Manager (UPM) represents the Undergraduate Program Director in all matters pertaining to enrollment, records, and degree requirements. Provides leadership and direction for the College of Information and Computer Sciences' multiple majors and minors by supporting administration, student progress, and program and student excellence.
Director for Student Success Persistence Programs and Advising Support UMass Amherst
The Director for Student Success Persistence Programs and Advising Support oversees and implements programming that supports these unit activities, with particular attention to Academic Advising in the Schools/Colleges and support of the campus-wide advising strategic initiatives, the Academic Alert Program, and academic skills development workshops. The director provides oversight of staff responsible for high impact learning opportunities and academic services including Domestic Exchange, Academic Honesty, Five-College Interchange registration, advising for non-matriculated students, and integrated systems designed to reduce barriers to academic progress. The director contributes to unit strategic planning and serves as a member of the Associate Provost for Student Success’s Leadership Team.
Assistant Director Emergency Management UMass Amherst
The Assistant Director of Emergency Management is responsible for assisting in the overall management and implementation of all aspects of the Emergency Management program. Contributes to the delivery and/or establishment of functional policies and programs relating to core emergency management mission areas – Prevention, Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. This position assists with coordination of daily emergency management functions for the department including maintaining the UMass Amherst Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) in a state of readiness for response and recovery efforts and representation of the UMass Amherst Emergency Management Program at University meetings, organizational functions or civic engagements as assigned by the Executive Director. This position is responsible for 24x7 on-call emergency support services and leads the EOC Team in absence of the Executive Director.
Sociology - Academic Programs Manager - 43 week position UMass Amherst
The Academic Programs Manager manages the marketing, alumni engagement, enrollment management, and scheduling functions for the Sociology degree programs, online education (UWW) offerings, and all interdisciplinary certificate programs.
Network Engineer II UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Network Engineering Manager, the Network Engineer II is responsible for the technical specification evaluations and recommendations for the enterprise’s networks. This encompasses all areas of enterprise wide connectivity, both analog and digital, that will include system configuration, troubleshooting, security, and resource monitoring to support the University’s strategic plan.
Network Engineer I UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Network Engineering Manager, the Network Engineer I assists with technical specification evaluations and recommendations for the enterprise’s networks. This encompasses all areas of enterprise wide connectivity, both analog and digital, that will include system configuration, troubleshooting, security, and resource monitoring to support the University’s strategic plan.
Associate Director of Athletics – Academic Success UMass Amherst
Member of the department’s executive leadership team. Responsible for the oversight and management of academic success and academic support services for approximately 650 student-athletes participating in 21 varsity sport programs. Provide leadership and operational management for all facets related to student athlete academic success (eligibility, degree progression and graduation). Ensure compliance with all University, Conference and NCAA regulations. The Associate AD – Academic Success will report to the Senior Associate AD – Sport Administration/SWA.
Senior Director Employee Engagement - Internal Search UMass Amherst
This position serves as a senior member of the Human Resources team and oversees activities related to employee engagement, including training and development, wellness programs, recognition programs, and activities related to employee satisfaction. The position will provide strategic oversight to Workplace Learning & Development, the Partnership for Worker Education, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. The position will develop strong relationships with campus partners to understand departmental dynamics which create barriers to and opportunities for positive employee experiences. The position will develop and/or refine employee engagement programs that are rooted in data and national best practices. Manages and executes the delivery of special projects.
Senior Director for HR Partnerships & Labor Relations UMass Amherst
This position serves as a senior member of the Human Resources team and oversees a portfolio that includes Employee and Labor Relations and the HR Business Partner team. The position will develop strong relationships with campus partners to understand university culture to provide timely and effective solutions to a variety of workplace challenges. As a part of the Human Resources leadership team, this position will be a champion of HR strategic initiatives and lead with a commitment to continuous improvement.
Pre Award Research Administrator - College of Engineering UMass Amherst
The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a full time Pre Award Research Administrator to join the Office of Research Development Services (RDS). This position will perform diversified and complex administrative, financial and pre-award submission for a high volume of complex and competitive grant proposals (including interdisciplinary research proposals, research center proposals and proposals for single or multiple investigators) in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. The College of Engineering has five departments, 17 centers and institutes, more than 150 researcher active faculty and staff.
Motor Equipment Mechanic II UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Motor Equipment Mechanic IV, the Motor Equipment Mechanic II provides mechanic support for the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles and equipment. Repair work productivity will be closely managed in accordance with published auto and truck labor guides.
Technical Assistant III—Instructional Laboratory Technician UMass Amherst
Two open positions to assist in the daily operations of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) instructional laboratories by coordinating lab activities and providing professional and timely services to course instructors, other instructional support staff and students.
IT Contact Center Specialist/Technical Assistant II UMass Amherst
The IT Contact Center Specialist 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 IT Contact Center Specialist documents all user communications in User Services’ 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.
Clerk IV - Medical Records Coding UMass Amherst
Assign and sequence all International Classification of Disease, 10th edition (ICD 10) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for all University Health Services (UHS) services provided, according to the physician documentation. Code all outpatient diagnoses and procedures using CPT and ICD 10 "Official Coding Guidelines"; using the latest coding guidelines. Performs all date entry on computer for billing and University Health Services for all patient visits. Proactively communicate with physicians and physician's offices to insure there is adequate documentation to support the services and conditions being provided for, communicate to medical staff concerning documentation issues to support accurate coding and billing. Participates in Quality Improvement Studies as needed. Shares coding/billing information with others in a professional and timely manner, as needed. Works under the direct supervision of the Medical Records Supervisor.
Research Development & Support Specialist UMass Amherst
This position is designed to strengthen and enhance research in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) and to identify opportunities for expanding funding for ongoing research focuses. Performs diversified and complex administrative, financial and pre-award and post-award functions to include development of research initiatives tailored to faculty interest and expertise in the SPHHS, managing and troubleshooting the award process including sub-contract establishment, and developing and implementing processes to manage post-awards and facilitate effective grants' administration. This position will work closely with the SPHHS Research Office Grants' Manager to complement support provided to faculty.
Extension Educator III UMass Amherst
Develop Vegetable Extension educational programs and publications and conduct applied research to meet the needs of vegetable farmers statewide and to enhance the economic, human, and environmental health and sustainability of the vegetable industry in Massachusetts. Provide research-based information, publications and programs in the areas of vegetable production, cropping systems, crop health, and Integrated Pest Management. Assess and address emerging issues and diverse needs of vegetable growers in Massachusetts. Develop program objectives, seek funding resources, design delivery methods, manage projects, and develop evaluation procedures in collaboration with Extension professionals and external stakeholders. Develop, organize and teach Vegetable Extension educational programs. Plan, conduct and communicate the results of applied research projects in vegetable crops in the areas of integrated cropping systems, disease and insect management and other emerging issues, and conduct and related creative and scholarly activities as appropriate. Work collaboratively with vegetable program staff as well as Extension personnel in other disciplines to develop cross-commodity educational and research programs.

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