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UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is currently re-examining open positions as our campus monitors and responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic. At this time, hiring priority is being given to positions that are critical to academic, research, and business continuity. Searches for current openings may be placed on hold or cancelled. Candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring department with regard to the status of their current application(s). We appreciate your patience and flexibility during these unprecedented times and thank you for your interest in the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Apprentice I/ HVAC Mechanic UMass Amherst
The HVAC Mechanic Apprentice (Apprentices I, II and III) performs project work commensurate with training and experience at the appropriate level to acquire practical experience in the skills of installing, maintaining, and repairing mechanical systems and system components. This includes, but is not limited to, cooling tower, strainers, pumps, air handlers, exhaust systems, fume hoods, etc.  With supervisory guidance, responsibilities include maintaining mechanical system, applying appropriate skills and methods as necessary in the areas of HVAC maintenance and repair, pump maintenance and repair, and air compressors and their related equipment. The Apprentice also attends classroom training during work hours to complete requirements for a series of different licensures over the course of three years. Apprentice I is the entry-level job in the series. May assist other employees in the performance of their work.  Performs related work as required.
Maintenance Technician II UMass Amherst
The Maintenance Technician II installs, maintains, and repairs mechanical systems and system components, including but not limited to cooling tower, strainers, pumps, air handlers, exhaust systems, fume hoods, etc.  Responsibilities include maintaining mechanical system, applying appropriate skills and methods as necessary in the areas of HVAC maintenance and repair, pump maintenance and repair, and air compressors and their related equipment.  May assist other employees in the performance of their work.  Performs related work as required.
Motor Equipment Mechanic II / PVTA Garage Mechanic II UMass Amherst
Perform the inspection, diagnostics and repair of transit buses and bus systems, compliance of vehicles with federal safety, emissions, and repair regulations. Must be proficient with component systems in school buses, vans, and a variety of other cars and trucks. Rebuilds/overhauls defective parts and/or systems; inspects, tests, and repairs for proper performance; performs other related work as required. Perform Massachusetts State Safety and Emissions testing, road calls, and preventive maintenance of transit vehicles.
Fine Arts Center Marketing & Communications Director UMass Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center is hiring a Director of Marketing and Communications. The Director of Marketing and Communications is the Fine Arts Center’s chief brand officer, a senior leadership team member and is responsible for budgeting, planning, and implementing center-wide brand, marketing and communications strategies that drive season subscriptions, single tickets, awareness, and attendance for all FAC programs, exhibitions, and education programs. The Director develops marketing and communications strategies by directing collection, analysis, and interpretation of market data; determining and evaluating current and future market trends; developing marketing and audience development plans for the Fine Arts Center’s programs and special events; generates news releases and public service announcements; coordinates artists and staff interviews with local media; directing promotional support including public and media relations and advertising campaigns; increasing public awareness of the Fine Arts Center and its activities; sustaining and expanding Fine Arts Center stakeholders including academic community, targeted communities, businesses and corporations, and new audiences as determined by research activities.
Marketing Manager UMass Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center is hiring a Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager contributes to the definition, design, and implementation of Fine Arts Center (FAC) marketing and public relations plans.  Serves as social media director and managing editor for FAC communications and marketing initiatives, works collaboratively to effectively plan and deliver integrated and inclusive messages to numerous and diverse audiences, and to promote FAC brand recognition.  Manages creation of compelling written content and marketing copy for distribution across print, digital, web and social media channels.
Educator II NEP UMass Amherst
This position is located in Worcester, MA. Plan, conduct and evaluate educational workshops and training sessions with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible youth and adults for SNAP-ED in the Worcester region, as detailed in the Annual SNAP-ED Program Plan. Work with the collaborating organizations in the delivery of programs at the assigned program sites. Assist project leader with project management, including budgeting, as assigned. Assist with applied scholarly or creative activity, or research as applicable. Prepare required plans and reports. Seek continued funding support for the program through collaboration with community organizations.
Extension Educator II-Worcester UMass Amherst
This position is in Worcester, MA. Plan, conduct and evaluate educational workshops and training sessions with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible youth and adults for SNAP-ED in the Worcester region, as detailed in the Annual SNAP-ED Program Plan. Work with the collaborating organizations in the delivery of programs at the assigned program sites. Assist project leader with project management, including budgeting, as assigned. Assist with applied scholarly or creative activity, or research as applicable. Prepare required plans and reports. Seek continued funding support for the program through collaboration with community organizations.
Educator II NEP-Springfield UMass Amherst
This position in located in Springfield, MA. Plan, conduct and evaluate educational workshops and training sessions with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible youth and adults for SNAP-ED in the Springfield region, as detailed in the Annual SNAP-ED Program Plan. Work with the collaborating organizations in the delivery of programs at the assigned program sites. Assist project leader with project management, including budgeting, as assigned. Assist with applied scholarly or creative activity, or research as applicable. Prepare required plans and reports. Seek continued funding support for the program through collaboration with community organizations.
University Events Manager UMass Amherst
The University Event Manager is responsible for the strategic and logistical management of high level campus events. Ensures all events promote a positive image of the campus and reflect the brand, values, and culture. Regularly interacts with high-level constituents. Serves as a resource to the campus community and external vendors. Provides event planning expertise as needed.  This position must meet critical deadlines and oversee multiple programs and events simultaneously.  Such responsibility involves a high degree of independent decision-making and sound judgment.
Departmental Assistant - Civic Initiative Mentor UMass Amherst
Mentors at UMDI CI provide administrative and organizational assistance to the Civic programs, assisting with the day-to-day functions. This will include, but not be limited to, supporting the academic director and program manager with administrative tasks and communication, and assisting with planning and organizing the schedule for each day. Mentors will have a unique opportunity to host small and large group sessions on social, cultural, and academic issues. In addition to facilitating participants’ programming (virtual and/or in-person) and creating a positive environment for the participants, mentors are expected to be present and engaged with the participants during small group and project activity. The mentors provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about American culture, norms, and discuss program content areas in an informal setting; similarly, mentors are able to learn about the participant’s home countries. This cross-cultural exchange represents an important aspect of the CI’s mission, by developing more substantive connections and understandings of different cultures, norms, and values.
Director of Compliance UMass Amherst
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Athletic Director for Governance and Compliance, this position is responsible for the day to day creating, maintaining, and monitoring of a compliant environment that results in clear institutional control of all athletic programs relative to Conference and NCAA legislation as required by NCAA Division I membership. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing interpretations to coaches and staff regarding NCAA legislation and creating rules education documents. This position will have a primary focus on initial eligibility and monitoring in addition to other compliance responsibilities.
Director of Human Resources - UWW Division UMass Amherst
The Director of Human Resources develops and implements human resources services and strategies in support of the overall mission and strategic direction of the University Without Walls-Lifelong Learning Division.
Academic Advisor - CICS UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Director of Academic Advising and Student Success, provides comprehensive advising for the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) majors, exploratory track students, and interdisciplinary students from across campus pursuing the CS minor.
Old Chapel Manager UMass Amherst
Built in 1885, Old Chapel is the most iconic and significant historic building on the UMass Amherst campus. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Old Chapel reopened in 2017 and is a vibrant venue for campus activities and events. As a member of the External Relations and University Events (ERUE) team, the Old Chapel Manager is responsible for the strategic and logistical management of events and activities in Old Chapel. Maintains and supports the positive image of the campus through the successful development and management of high-profile events and interactions with high-level constituents. Serves as a resource to the campus community and members of the public. This position must meet critical deadlines and oversee multiple programs and events simultaneously. Such responsibility involves a high degree of independent decision-making and sound judgment.
Research Fellow (Lab Technician) - Biomedical Engineering UMass Amherst
The Cornelison Group - Biomedical Engineering Department at UMass Amherst - studies fluid dynamics and biomechanics in the context of spinal cord injury. This research fellow will lead a supervised research project in collaboration with current students and staff. Research activities include aseptic surgical techniques, intravital imaging, and rodent husbandry and post-operative care in a model of spinal cord injury. For more information about the Cornelison Group, visit cornelisongroup.weebly.com.
Financial Compliance Analyst UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Audit and Grant Compliance Manager, the Analyst develops and executes risk-based financial compliance reviews to provide objective assurance that the internal control processes are effective, efficient and safeguard university assets. The Analyst also designs and implements plans to evaluate financial compliance with federal, state, local, university and sponsor requirements.  Using the results of the compliance reviews, the Analyst recommends and implements policy and procedure changes, ensures proper communication of policies on webpages and other media, and works closely with campus departments to improve compliance with internal controls
Early Childhood Teacher UMass Amherst
Under supervision of the Early Childhood Supervising Teacher, develops and implements curriculum, classroom environment, behavior guidance, and parent partnerships according to Center for Early Education and Care guidelines, state licensing regulations and standards, and national accreditation criteria.  Provides a nurturing, safe environment for children which facilitates the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth of all children assigned to the classroom.  Responsible for supervision of student staff assigned to the classroom.
Facilities Analyst – Nationwide Search UMass Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) is a public service, outreach, and economic development unit of the University of Massachusetts, providing government, business, and non-profit organizations with effective solutions in the areas of research, organizational development, training, and technical assistance through its 9 distinct business units. UMDI has a budget of approximately $23 million per year and employs approximately 130 full-time professional employees, and 50 part-time, seasonal, and graduate student employees. UMDI’s Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) business unit, funded through the Federal Office of Head Start (OHS) National Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) System, works closely with OHS to ensure that all Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) agencies have access to current, high-quality and evidence-based information, resources, and T/TA to support program management, leadership, governance and fiscal operations. The PMFO Facilities/Fiscal Specialist will enhance the Regional Grantee Specialists’ knowledge of fiscal  and facilities operations through the provision of T/TA related to fiscal and facilities management via various means including virtual technology, telephone consultation, national and regional conferences, and on-site visits.  The PMFO Facilities/Fiscal Specialist’s work with a nationwide cadre of Grantee Specialists will positively affect the number of high quality, fundable, program operations and facilities grant applications submitted by grantees to the Office of Head Start. The Facilities/Fiscal Specialist will have a strong focus on the facilities/real property related aspects of the Essential Functions outlined below. This position will lead the PMFO Team in facilities content expertise.
System Specialist I UMass Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) is a public service, outreach, and economic development unit of the University of Massachusetts, providing government, business, and non-profit organizations with effective solutions in the areas of research, organizational development, training, and technical assistance through its 9 distinct business units. UMDI has a budget of approximately $23 million per year and employs approximately 130 full-time professional employees, and 50 part-time, seasonal, and graduate student employees. UMDI’s Regional Head Start business unit provides training, consultation and other technical assistance to Head Start grantees throughout the six New England states.  This training, consulting and technical assistance supports Head Start programs in their continuous improvement of comprehensive child development services to low-income children and families from birth to age five, with special focus on helping preschoolers develop the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in school. The UMDI Regional Head Start group also supports Head Start programs’ work with families to help them understand and meet their children’s educational, health, nutritional, dental and social emotional needs.  Head Start federally funded programs are operated throughout the United States through grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies. The Head Start Systems Specialist will work with the Region 1 Office and T/TA coordinator and managers to identify cross-system coordination opportunities among the Office of Head Start (OHS), the Office of Child Care (OCC) and related state agencies in the region. The Systems Specialist acts as liaison to each states Head Start collaboration office, and works with federal, regional and state partners to identify community and program needs and to develop and implement initiatives to address identified gaps.
Residence Director UMass Amherst
Residential Life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst educates and serves approximately 13,500 diverse domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students in residence hall and apartment communities.  We utilize a defined set of learning goals and outcomes as outlined by the UMass Amherst Residential Curriculum.  The Residence Director has overall responsibility for leading the development of safe, inclusive, and learner-centered residential communities of approximately 350 to 600 undergraduate students.  This position requires frequent and meaningful interaction with residential students.  This position has responsibility for community development, student learning, staff supervision, student conduct and incident response, administrative and project management tasks, and other general responsibilities both for the students within assigned communities and in greater service to Residential Life and Student Affairs and Campus Life and their shared commitment to student success.   The Residence Director is a live-in position and reports directly to an Assistant Director of Residence Education.

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