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Cook II (Berkshire DC) UMass Amherst
Supervise and assists cooks and other kitchen personnel in large-scale quantity cooking; assists Cook III in the daily operation of a kitchen; performs other related work as required.
Librarian I - Integrated Service Desk Specialist Mt. Ida - Newton
As the Integrated Service Desk Specialist, coordinate and oversee service activities, including information, technical, reference and circulation support in the Wadsworth Library at the Mt. Ida Campus of UMass Amherst.  Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student employees.  Work collaboratively with IT staff.
Director of Undergraduate Advising - Political Science UMass Amherst
Leads a team of academic advisors and provides complex comprehensive advising for students in College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) majors, double majors, dual degrees, minors, as well as University exploratory track students.  Ensures high quality advising and academic services for all students, with particular emphasis on programmatic needs for first-year, transfer, and at-risk students. Leads the development and delivery of programs and services that will enhance student success, retention, and the student experience. Analyzes and uses student data to inform and improve programmatic and individual student advising performance. Collaborates with the department’s Undergraduate Studies Committee to inform program changes and improve undergraduate programs and students’ experiences. Uses computer-based registration and academic records technology, such as Spire and Navigate. Responsive to the widely varied needs of diverse student populations and works in a high volume and fast-paced work environment.
Associate Director for Rape Crisis & Counseling Services UMass Amherst
Under the general supervision of the CWC Director, the Associate Director for Rape Crisis and Counseling Services is responsible for the development, administration, evaluation and continuous quality improvement of trauma informed comprehensive general counseling and rape crisis services for the University and Hampshire County area. Primary services include: 24-hour rape crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, and support groups for victims/survivors of rape battering and sexual assault and general counseling.  The Associate Director participates on the management team providing leadership for the daily operations of and long-term success of the Center for Women & Community and has primary responsibility for grant development and fiscal accountability.
Assistant Director for Career Planning UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Director of Student Career Development in the Career Hub, the Assistant Director curates, plans and oversees career development resources and activities for undergraduates from the University Without Walls Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the BDIC program in cooperation with dean(s), directors, academic advisors, faculty, Hub colleagues, and campus career professionals. Tailored to the needs of learners with varying work backgrounds and the particular program and concentrations, these activities include identifying career content for multiple sources, individual career advising, career education programs and employer networking events. Provides marketing and outreach from the central Career Development and Professional Connections Hub/Career Services.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Cranberry Station, CAFE UMass Amherst
The UMass Cranberry Station is seeking applicants to fill a postdoctoral research associate position in East Wareham, Massachusetts. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will on water-plant dynamics in cranberry production. Specifically, the Research Associate will refine current models for applying irrigation for spring frost protection and summer soil moisture. UMass Cranberry Station in East Wareham, Massachusetts, under the mentorship of Principal Investigator Dr. Peter Jeranyama.
Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Development UMass Amherst
The Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Development for Athletics works to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts as determined by the needs of the Athletics development program. This position manages a prospect pool of approximately 100+ prospective donors capable of making gifts of $50,000 or above. The Director works closely with the Senior Associate Athletics Director and other Athletics development officers to create opportunities for increased philanthropic support from constituents, with primary focus on those managed within the prospect pool.
Post Doctoral Research Associate in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology - Gierasch Lab UMass Amherst
Perform independent research in collaboration with the principal investigator in biochemistry, specifically directed towards the mechanistic understanding of how molecular chaperones in the Hsp70 family facilitate protein folding and trafficking in the cell, what role they play in assembly of protein complexes, how they are modulated by post-translational modifications, and how they interact with their co-chaperones. The post-doctoral research associate will supervise undergraduate students, participate in the writing of manuscripts and grant applications, and present his/her work at national and international meetings.
Associate Director for Student Support UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Director of CMASS, the Associate Director for Student Support develops, oversees and assesses comprehensive personalized student support services for students from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and leads with positive, collaborative and inclusive approaches; focuses on achieving the department’s mission, goals, objectives, work standards and assigned priorities, and serves in the capacity of director as needed.
Psych SW Diversity/Inclusion UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Health & Counseling Services, this position will have a special focus on providing outreach, consultation, advocacy and prevention programming to Black/ African American and LatinX students in addition to other students with diverse, multiple and intersecting student identities. Primary emphases include outreach to and supporting students in crisis; evaluation and treatment of a wide range of patients/ mental health conditions; participating in related mental health programs and initiatives; consulting and liaising with colleagues; leading workshops and groups; and, responding to emergency and highly acute patient situations. Additionally, this position leads staff development efforts that enhance the department’s provision of culturally competent clinical services. Provides crisis/liaison services, including regular intervention with emergency situations and highly acute patient situations.
Workshop Coordinator - Brockton, MA UMass Amherst, Boston
The Workshop Coordinator manages the delivery of all Career Center workshops to include the design, delivery, and coordination of the delivery of educational services to Career Center customers in support of the organization’s mission. The person in this position coordinates with staff, consultants, and partners as needed in the delivery of workshops and computer lab programs for Career Center customers. The Workshop Coordinator also ensures program benchmarks are met and provides day to day oversight of staff assigned to providing workshops. This position must fulfill data entry and reporting requirements on instructional activities, having to meet the standards of funder validation review. The success and future funding of the Career Center, and the successful professional outcomes of the clientele are directly linked to the duties and responsibilities of the Workshop Coordinator.
Executive Sous Chef (Residential Dining) UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Executive Chef, Residential Dining Services, the Executive Sous Chef is responsible for management of the production area of  the dining commons, including quality control, line presentation, and customer service. Supervisory responsibilities include food preparation, food purchasing, recipe and menu development, staff scheduling as well as culinary initiatives.  This position is also responsible for the planning and implementation of special projects designated by the Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises as deemed necessary. The incumbent of this position will execute menu and SOP’s implemented by the Senior Culinary Leadership.
Webinar and Event Producer UMass Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute’s (UMDI) Head Start Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) business unit, funded through the Office of Head Start (OHS) National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) System, works closely with OHS to ensure that all Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) grantees have access to current, high quality and evidence-based information, resources and TTA to support program management, leadership, governance and fiscal operations. PMFO provides essential program and financial management resources to Head Start governing bodies, leaders, grantees, and delegate agencies. The provision of these resources requires partnership with sub-recipients, consultants, and vendors. The Webinar and Event Producer will ensure all technical logistics are prepared and implemented for webinars, along with knowledge management of collected webinars’ attendances registration, statistics, speakers’ and participants’ preparation, feedback. The Producer will ensure webinar recordings and materials are published as agreed via approved portals; and work with content specialists and other members of the PMFO product development team responsible for each webinar’s learning content. The Webinar and Event Producer will be a highly resourceful team player, who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, often under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient. The individual must take initiative in exploring innovative practices and platforms to meet shifting training needs, possess strong administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities. The individual must exercise good judgement in a variety of situations and utilize strong written and verbal communication skills. This position may support other UMDI Business Units with webinar production.
Senior IT Technical Project Manager UMass Amherst
The Senior IT Technical Project Manager is responsible for managing technical project execution for IT teams working on Salesforce applications by developing, implementing, and enforcing schedule, scope and budget, managing vendors, managing and coordinating with other project managers, staff and vendors; maintaining efficient work flow on active IT projects; delivering the project on time commensurate with business requirements; and is accountable for ensuring project management efforts remains consistent with the IT strategic plan.  The Senior IT Technical Project Manager is responsible for monitoring and documenting progress on Salesforce projects and risks with status reports and other communications, and alerting appropriate managers and executives when a project is off track. This position requires time and people management skills in directing a variety of activities, in addition to an understanding of the ways in which information technology affects the business operations of the enterprise, and aligning the strategic goals of the enterprise.  The position requires supervisory and management experience with the flexibility to deal with people at a variety of levels both within and external to the enterprise.
Academic Counselor UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Support Services, develop and implement academic support services for student-athletes in assigned sports, to include advising and counseling student-athletes on academic, personal and athletic eligibility matters.  Work to enhance and nurture the relationship between the student-athlete Academic Support Services program and the student-athletes, coaches and faculty.
Lecturer (12 month) UMass Amherst
The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, established in 1987 and highly reputable with UMass faculty, seeks an Educational Developer with experience in online, in person and hybrid pedagogy for a 12-month, full-time non-teaching lecturer position. The successful candidate will help to support teaching excellence and to advance the university mission to expand flexible learning curricular opportunities through supporting faculty and instructors in the development of courses aligned with flexible learning principles and student-centered teaching practices in online, in person and hybrid contexts. Additional responsibilities will include the design and facilitation of instructional workshops, researching and sharing emerging pedagogical and best teaching strategies, and support of ongoing CTL programming including the mid-semester assessment program and consultations. Candidates with a background in STEM related pedagogy and instructional practices for large enrollment lecture courses are desirable.
Clerk IV - MA Small Business Development Center UMass Amherst
Provide the primary support to the administrative and program efforts of the Western Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network. Perform daily administrative functions of the office. Provides support for the office’s training program and events.  Provides assistance with meeting the office’s strategic long-term goals.  This position requires a high degree of decision making, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once, strong oral and written communications skills, and knowledge of computer systems.
Clerk III - Academic Administration UMass Amherst
This position performs a wide variety of general administrative and clerical tasks in support of the academic administration functions in Commonwealth Honors College (CHC). The Academic Administration Clerk will assist the Dean, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Academic Oversight, and Senior Assistant Dean with research and analysis of curricular needs; Organize and maintain documents, data and supporting materials that support the honors curricular and co-curricular programmatic needs and funding plans, including those specific to other colleges, departments and faculty; Coordinate schedules, meetings and collaborative programs and events; Assist with support of the CHC instructional staff and faculty including maintenance of confidential records to include Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) union correspondence, course load, promotions, etc., and Assist with the coordination of Honors Program Directors, additionally provides logistical support for a wide range of CHC activities and events, as well as daily office operations support for faculty and staff.
Associate Director of Stewardship - Development - College of Engineering UMass Amherst
The Associate Director of Constituent Relations and Stewardship for Development in the College of Engineering reports to the Assistant Dean of Development and collaborates with the Dean and development team to promote interest in and loyalty to the college via building relationships with key constituents such as volunteer leaders, alumni, and parents; and additionally, ensuring all donors to the college receive appropriate communications and impact reporting for their support. The incumbent plans and executes alumni and stewardship events for the college and develops programs to cultivate engagement and takes an active role in fostering philanthropic support.
International Student & Scholar Advisor UMass Amherst
The International Student and Scholar Advisor provides advanced immigration advice and support to international students, scholars and employees who are under UMass Amherst immigration sponsorship, as well as to sponsoring UMass Amherst academic departments and administration. This position is particularly responsible for student employment-based caseloads and provides critical support to the overall mission of the International Programs Office.

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