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Coordinator for Sport Programs UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Senior Assistant Director for Sport Programs, this position plans and supervises Sport Program activities; manages the design, implementation, and evaluation of new Sport Program 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.
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.
Team Leader, Governance & Program Management - Nationwide Search UMass Amherst
This is a nationwide search. 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 research-informed 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 PMFO Governance and Program Management Team Leader will oversee the Program Management and Governance division of PMFO, supervise TTA Specialists, and work closely with other division team leaders and TTA Specialists to deliver TTA tools and resources that are engaging and innovative in both content and delivery platforms, culturally appropriate, and responsive to HS/EHS programs of all types and delivery models and to personnel (e.g., Regional Office Specialists, Grantee Specialists, Office of Grants, and HS/EHS managers, staff, governing bodies) with varying levels of management and fiscal expertise.
School of Public Policy - Director of Undergrad Advising UMass Amherst
The Director of Undergraduate Advising will build and manage a new, comprehensive undergraduate advising program for the Department of Public Policy.  Creates new departmental programs and services that will enhance recruitment, retention, and student success. Analyzes multiple data sets to expand outreach initiatives and programmatic and individual student advising systems. Provides advising leadership on the department’s Undergraduate Studies Committee to design program changes and develop DEI initiatives to improve undergraduate programs and students’ experiences. Provides complex comprehensive advising for students in SBS majors, double majors, dual degrees, 4+1 programs, minors, certificates, as well as University exploratory track students, with particular emphasis on programmatic needs for first-year, transfer, underrepresented, and at-risk students and those pursuing 4+1 graduate programs.
Journalism - Department Administrator UMass Amherst
The Department Administrator will partner with the Chair in the overall management of the department.
Senior Mech Design Engineer UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Project Executive this position is responsible for project management, design, and preparation of drawings and specifications for a variety of mechanical educational building projects and for direct or indirect supervision of team members associated with assigned Mechanical Engineering projects.
Web Content Manager UMass Amherst
The University is in the process of bringing all major public facing website properties onto a unified technical platform that is supported by a robust content management system (Drupal) and clear web governance. As a result, we are looking for several key players to round out our existing team. The University Marcom Group is responsible for driving the overall website content strategy based on our specific goals and objectives. The Web Content Manager’s primary duty is to maintain the university’s public-facing institutional web content and ensure that websites are updated regularly with relevant, effective, and exciting material. Our ideal candidate is a strong writer with experience in digital content management and content strategy and has a strong handle on best practices related to data and analytics. This role will require the ability to become a brand and content expert, while demonstrating leadership, ingenuity, creativity, and collaboration with multiple university stakeholders. UMass is a fast-paced environment that always demands excellence and efficiency, while making room for autonomy, innovation, and creativity.
Web Writer UMass Amherst
The University is in the process of bringing all the main forward facing website properties onto a unified technical platform that is supported by a robust content management system (Drupal) and clear web governance. As a result, we are looking for several key positions to round out our existing team. UMass Amherst is looking for an experienced content writer to join our digital team in the University Marcom Group. In this role, you’ll help drive search traffic and awareness through editorial content and website copy. You’ll create engaging content based on university goals and high search volume topics. The ideal candidate has some technical proficiency, digital marketing experience, web writing, an understanding of SEO, and an appreciation for results measurement. Along with writing for the main institutional sites, you’ll be working directly with university partners to write and edit content for their sites. UMass is a fast-paced environment that always demands excellence and efficiency, while making room for autonomy, innovation, and creativity.
Web Designer/Developer UMass Amherst
The University is in the process of bringing all the major public-facing website properties onto a unified technical platform that is supported by a robust content management system (Drupal) and clear web governance. The Web Designer/Developer is responsible for producing web design and web development strategies which showcase multimedia content that contribute to advancing the university goal of positioning UMass Amherst as a premier national research institution.
Web Administrator UMass Amherst
The University Marcom Group leads and coordinates strategic marketing efforts for UMass Amherst to raise the institution’s global visibility and deepen its reputation as one of the nation’s great public research universities. It tells the university’s stories through a wide array of platforms and builds strong relationships with important audiences through a variety of traditional and new marketing tactics. Additionally, the Marcom group provides leadership, consultation, partnership, and coordination for marketers and communicators across campus, collaborating with all colleges, schools, and units. The Web Administrator supports the university’s top tier websites. Under the direction of the Director of Web, the Web Administrator is responsible for supporting web-related tasks including but not limited to, website content updates, website migrations through development and staging hosting architecture, and testing websites following security updates and maintenance functions. As a member of the Marcom web team, the Web Administrator will be part of a dynamic environment that utilizes multiple software such as Drupal and Siteimprove to support university websites. The Web Administrator will be the forward-facing Marcom representative to our campus partners. They will also answer questions from partners related to their websites.
Director of Human Resources, Auxiliary Services UMass Amherst
The Human Resources Director of Auxiliary Enterprises (AE) performs oversight of all the fundamentals of the unit's human resources functions including, but not limited to: payroll management, employee relations, employment services for staff and students, organizational development, compensation, and compliance. This critical role will collaborate with directors and managers of the unit to identify and coordinate training and development programs for the staff.  They will also advise and consult with managers and staff on employee and human resources issues.  This role will be counted on to identify, develop, and direct a variety of activities to improve organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, and professional development in support of AE's strategic goals.  This role reports directly to the Administration & Finance HR Executive Director with dotted line responsibility to the Executive Director of Auxiliary Enterprises.  AE employs approximately 650 employees across a variety services.
Controls & Refrigeration Specialist/ Refrigeration UMass Amherst
Installs, maintains, operates, repairs and/or initiates repairs on building systems such as; pneumatic/electric, electronic, electro-mechanical controls, refrigeration, air conditioning, equipment and related heating and ventilation (HVAC) systems, and their related controllers and controlled devices. Employing the use and need of specialized testing and monitoring, diagnostic equipment; works synchronously with other Control Technicians / trade personnel maintaining the building systems integrity, exercises functional supervision of other employees performing related repair and maintenance activities. This is a maintenance function, which includes overtime and returning to work between shifts when directed or called. It’s also your responsibility to update the Service Desk with your current phone number.
Controls Plumber UMass Amherst
Installs, repairs, alters and maintains fluid transmission systems, sanitary fixtures, heating systems, low and high pressure steam lines, condensate lines, water lines, sprinkler lines, sewer lines; and performs other related work as required, including but not limited to, trade related asbestos abatement, repairs and/or initiates repairs on building systems such as; pneumatic control systems, heating and ventilation (HVAC) systems, cooling towers, pumps and  related  equipment. Employing the use and need of specialized testing and monitoring, diagnostic equipment; works synchronously with Control Technicians / trade personnel maintaining the building systems integrity, exercises functional supervision of other employees of lower grade performing related repair and maintenance activities. Performs related work as required.  This is a maintenance function, which includes overtime and returning to work between shifts when directed or called.
Teaching Lab/Operations Manager/Technical Assistant III - Biomedical Engineering UMass Amherst
Working time shall be in the biomedical engineering department’s undergraduate teaching laboratories throughout the year. These courses serve close to 175 students per semester and the number of students is anticipated to grow. The incumbent is responsible for a broad range of technical and administrative duties in the facility.  Collaborates with the Undergraduate Program Director, Department Head, and faculty developing course procedures and developing new educational programs and courses.
Political Science - Accountant I - Financial Manager UMass Amherst
The Department of Political Science Finance Manager provides financial and related administrative management for the department.
Electrician I (Controls FASS/ Card Access) UMass Amherst
Installs, maintains, operates, repairs and/or initiates repairs on building systems such as, but not limited to, clock systems, card access systems, security systems, fire alarm systems, communication equipment, and their related devices and performs other related work as required. Employing the use of specialized testing and monitoring, diagnostic equipment; works synchronously with Contractors, Engineers, Control Technicians, etc. maintaining the building systems integrity.  Exercises functional supervision of other employees of lower grade performing related repair and maintenance activities.
DACSS - Lecturer Pool Search UMass Amherst
The Data Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS) Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.umass.edu/sbs/data-analytics-and-computational-social-science-program/about) is seeking non-tenure track, part-time faculty to teach a variety of courses remotely to our online certificate and masters students, or in-person in Boston or Amherst to our in-person students. We are seeking candidates with experience in teaching topics in data science, quantitative analysis, or research design, to teach DACSS core courses (DACSS 601 Data Science Fundamentals, DACSS 602 Research Design, and DACSS 603 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis) or core technical electives (Survey design and analysis, Text as Data, Networks, Machine Learning, Experiments, Simulations and Formal Models, Data Visualization, or advanced quantitative courses.) candidates with active research experience in these areas are especially encouraged to apply and would be welcome to offer related courses to our online students. The program provides course materials and training to support asynchronous and hybrid learning.
Assistant Director of Communications, Marketing and Web UMass Amherst
The Assistant Director of Communications in the College of Natural Sciences is responsible for overseeing and implementing strategic communications initiatives that raise the visibility of the CNS with key target audiences, including prospective and current students, faculty, alumni, donors, peers in higher education, and the general public.
Departmental Assistant - Temporary Bacteriologist UMass Amherst
Performs all of the laboratory tests in one or more departments of the clinical laboratory, demonstrating ability to perform with a minimum of supervision. Maintains records of procedures, quality control and performance of equipment.  Communicates results and related information to physicians and other health professionals. Has appropriate technical background to review results critically. Works under the general supervision of the Lab Manager who assigns duties, issues directives and checks on performance. Works under the direct supervision of the section supervisor who assigns duties and checks on performance.
Accessible Workplace Specialist UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity, manages the programs and services to provide accommodations for employees with disabilities, enabling successful performance in various employment settings. Also coordinates accommodations for visitors to the campus. This position works to advance accessibility in university programs and services to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Massachusetts and University policies that prohibit discrimination based on disability. The incumbent provides overall ADA expertise in the context of clinical and medical assessment of needs and coordinates the interactive process for employees with accommodation requests.

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