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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.
Senior Program Coordinator - Brockton, MA UMass Amherst
This position is located in Brockton, MA. The MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center (MHGBCC) 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 (GBWB). The Senior Program Coordinator manages the delivery of MHGBCC program services for job seekers. The Senior Program Coordinator must ensure that Sponsor and State-directed program benchmarks are met, and provide day to day functional supervision of assigned staff. The Senior Program Coordinator, both through their own efforts and through their team, will work to develop and foster opportunities for individuals at all skill levels and levels of experience by offering career services that motivate, support, and empower customers.
Research Compliance Analyst - IACUC (potential hybrid work opportunity) UMass Amherst
The Research Compliance Analyst, working with research compliance committees and the Research Compliance Specialist, provides support and guidance for the operation and monitoring of campus regulatory compliance programs with specific focus on research involving animals and potentially biohazardous agents in research. The primary responsibilities of the position are to manage research compliance procedures, develop appropriate training activities, and provide service-oriented administrative support to the campus research community.
Departmental Assistant - Graphics Designer Associate (Post Grad Internship) UMass Amherst
The Graphics Designer Associate is an entry level position with growth opportunities. This position will work as a part of our Creative Services Team, under the direction of our Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing, Creative & Digital Strategy, to create exciting and engaging graphics for Massachusetts Athletics. Focus on creating different marketing materials that complement the UMass Athletics’ brand image and help with accomplishing the department’s goals and needs (posters, media guide covers, brochures, direct-mail pieces, etc.). This is a temporary position that is non-benefitted.
Clerical Assistant (Summer Conference Housing) UMass Amherst
Performs desk clerk functions in a residence hall registering guest, assigning accommodations, receiving payments.  Makes security tours of facility, keeps records, and provides information.  Performs related work as required.
Communications Coordinator UMass Amherst
Creates, executes, and evaluates communications plans to inform the UMass Amherst community about IT services, policies, and initiatives; serves as project manager for communications projects, such as Cyber Security Awareness Month and IT Web site redesigns and upgrades; uses a content management system to maintain and organize IT Web site including the Support Center and a central repository for self-help documentation; identifies content needs, researches, writes, and proofreads copy and content for electronic and print communications; works in close collaboration with IT project team leaders and other campus communications professionals. 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.
Maintainer I - SW/N Facilities Operations UMass Amherst
Performs general janitorial duties in connection with cleaning and maintenance of campus facilities.  Performs related work as required.
Clerk III - Fine Arts Center Box Office Senior Teller UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Box Office Manager, the Box Office Senior Teller assists customers with ticket purchases for performances and events. The Senior Teller resolves concerns and ensures customer satisfaction while upholding the policies and procedures of the Box Office.
Coordinator for Club Sports UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Senior Assistant Director for Sport Programs, this position plans and supervises Club Sport activities; manages the design, implementation, and evaluation of new Club Sport activities.  Work with colleagues to manage a comprehensive collegiate recreation program and assist with the selection and delivery of recreation activities and student employment practices that contribute to student success and wellbeing.  Serve as advisor for the Outing Club.
Research Fellow - Neurobiology UMass Amherst
Perform systems neurobiology research in rodent models using behavioral, anatomical, and genetic techniques.
Research Fellow - Biology UMass Amherst
Perform quantitative histology on non-human primate brain tissue and systems neurobiology research in rodent models using behavioral, anatomical, and genetic techniques.
Extension Educator III - Urban Agriculture Mt. Ida - Newton
The Urban Agriculture Extension Educator supports community-based agricultural enterprises in urban areas of Massachusetts, with a primary focus on the Greater Boston region. The Educator will oversee growth and development of the Urban Agriculture initiative, and will develop and maintain working relationships with organizations and professionals in urban agriculture and linked fields including food systems, food security and community development.
Executive Director of Public Interest Technology UMass Amherst
The Executive Director will work under the direction of the faculty Director of Public Interest Technology. They will work closely with Deans, Department Heads, and other leadership from the Amherst and Mt. Ida campuses to enable synergies between various Colleges and Schools at UMass, as well as with the broader community of public interest technology institutions, private sector partners, and local, state and federal governments. The Executive Director will provide administrative oversight for the initiative and its funded projects, oversee and manage engagement with leadership across the UMass Amherst and Mt. Ida campuses and with external partners, manage web content related to the initiative’s activities and goals, and provide logistical support for meetings, activities, and events.
Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Life UMass Amherst
The Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Life, supervised by and collaborating with the Director Greek Affairs, will advise, support and direct the assigned governing councils and fraternity/sorority chapters, overseeing their general activities and assisting with event development and management, leadership, accountability, and budget oversight. These activities and events touch on both recruitment of new students and retention of current students, in keeping with the larger goals of the university. Advisement on student-initiated event planning includes risk, travel, and budget management. Maintain a central focus on risk management and compliance resource development and training, while promoting and supporting opportunities for members, student leaders, and student staff to gain experience in recruitment and retention efforts, event management, collaboration with various constituencies, and event and program assessment. Participation in on-call staff rotation and supervision of night and weekend events are required. Supervise staff including student employees.
Information Systems Engineer UMass Amherst
The Information Systems Engineer develops and maintains Ruby on Rails web applications for intranet and internet transactional websites for Administration and Finance departments. Recommends new technologies, helps plan future directions for A&F, and leads internal projects.
Student Bridges Program Director UMass Amherst
Under general direction, this position provides program and operational leadership and oversight for the Student Bridges Program. Primary focus areas for this position include designing the course syllabus, planning and teaching two service learning seminars; providing leadership for outcomes-based programs and services; supporting training and supervision of student staff; serving as primary liaison to Student Bridges Faculty Advisor, community partners/agencies and campus partners; supporting strategic goals for student success and the student experience; and, ensuring Student Bridges resources are allocated to their best and most effective use. This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs (AISP) and is relied upon as a key leader in the AISP cluster.
Accommodations Clerk II (Hotel UMass) UMass Amherst
Accepts advance guest room reservations; maintains guest room inventory; performs various clerical duties.
Career Specialist - Brockton, MA Boston, UMass Amherst
The Career Specialist provides intensive direct services to qualified job seekers through job counseling, workshop instruction, networking, and coordination of outside services to ensure job seekers are prepared to meet the needs of area businesses and are able to find employment in local demand industries. The Career Specialist’s primary duty is the performance of work directly related to the business of serving MassHire customers, specifically acting as adviser and counselor in matters relating to their job search, access and eligibility to Federal Title 1 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services, and Unemployment Benefits. The focus is on ensuring that job seekers have information, training, and skills required to meet the demands of area businesses and to facilitate job-seeker access to local employment opportunities. The Career Specialist works as part of a team to develop and foster opportunities for individuals at all levels of skill and experience. They provide career services that motivate, support, and empower customers. Career Specialists perform their work as a part of an integrated, multi-agency team; required to cross train with partnering agencies in order to ensure customers have the broadest possible access to necessary resources.  This position must fulfill robust data entry and reporting requirements on program activities, meeting the standards of U.S. Department of Labor validation review.

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