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Asst. Director for Administration UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Director of the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO), the Assistant Director for Administration assumes a lead role in overseeing and managing the day to day SLSO law office policies and procedures, outreach initiatives, and data collection/reporting. Primary duties include but are not limited to; development, administration and management of SLSO, the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of non-attorney staff, and the management of the SLSO’s outreach and development efforts. This position will lead the SLSO’s strategic partnership development and represent the SLSO both within and outside the University in industry meetings and other law-related events. The Assistant Director for Administration will draft, oversee, and administer the implementation of policies concerning the provision of legal services to students, and will develop and manage a data-based assessment program in support of strategic planning and policy development.
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.
Case Manager UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Student Life, the Case Manager provides intake for, meets directly with, and develops a supportive action plan for a case load of students experiencing medical, mental health, and/or family emergencies.  Cases are managed in collaboration with on-and off-campus partners with the end goal of creating a long-term success plan by connecting students with appropriate resources.  The Case Manager ensures students receive appropriate interventions, referrals, follow-up services and monitoring in order to maximize student success and minimize community members’ distress. The Case Manager meets directly with and develops educational and training plans in collaboration with on-and off-campus partners to assist in creating proactive and preventive approaches to student welfare.
Clerk IV - Human Resources Coordinator UMass Amherst
Provide executive level administrative support and assistance to the Department Head/Chair of the Geosciences Department in the College of Natural Sciences. The Assistant to the Department Head works closely with the Head and the Associate Head, as well as Chairs of Personnel and Search Committees, Graduate Program Directors and Graduate Program Admissions Committee on complex and often highly sensitive matters related to running of the department.
Technical Assistant III (Educ) - Cleanroom Technician UMass Amherst
The Cleanroom Technician (part of the IALS Core Facilities team) will provide daily technical operational support, equipment maintenance, and user training to the flexible-hybrid electronics research and development team, including areas such as printed circuit design, advanced packaging development, reliability assessment, electronic circuit design and test, silicon die preparation, handling pick-and-place attachment, roll-to-roll and print processes, breadboard prototyping, and flexible-hybrid electronics manufacturing.
Dietary Worker I (Hampshire DC) UMass Amherst
Performs simple routine manual domestic, cooking, dish washing, cleaning and serving tasks required in a large food service operation; performs related work as required.
Assistant Professor - Particle & Nuclear Phenomenology UMass Amherst
The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical physics, specifically in high energy phenomenology and/or nuclear theory. We seek candidates with outstanding research and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. The new faculty member will be part of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, and will complement existing strengths in theoretical high energy, nuclear, gravitational physics and cosmology. Further information about the Department's theoretical and experimental efforts can be found at
Human Resources Specialist-Isenberg School of Management UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), the Human Resources (HR) Specialist supports the human resource function for the Isenberg School of Management.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Marine Global Change Ecology Lab UMass Amherst
The postdoctoral research associate position will join our research team studying ecological and evolutionary responses of marine predatory snails to climate change.
Research Fellow - Family Forest Research Center UMass Amherst
The Family Forest Research Center (FFRC) is seeking a full-time Research Fellow to aid in the implementation of the USDA Forest Service, National Woodland Owner Survey.
Database Administrator/Senior Application Designer UMass Amherst
Takes lead responsibility for the reliable and secure operation of all Advancement software and applications (including Affinaquest, Ellucian Advance, Gravity, EverTrue, iModules, CyberSource and ScaleFunder), Oracle and Salesforce databases, integrations, related software components and interfaces. Acts as principal database architect and as a primary technical resource for all Advancement application software, Oracle and Salesforce databases, and related third-party software, as well as administrative computing applications.  Leads ongoing technical support, including software tuning, installation, upgrades and fixes, and the maintenance of software and Advancement applications for 24x7 availability.  Establishes policies and procedures to ensure consistent data architecture and application design, and to promote high quality, maintainable application components.  Leads the design and implementation of a security plan for these systems and Advancement data. This position acts as the technical lead and system architect for all of Advancement. Reporting to the Director Donor Information Systems. This position may have the opportunity to work remotely from the New England area.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Grossmann Lab UMass Amherst
You will join our food science team in a newly renovated laboratory at UMass Amherst ( The position is linked to a 2-year fully funded research project that you will work on. The project aims to better understand protein extrusion processing and improve its sustainability for the production of plant-based meat alternatives.
Communications & Events Manager UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion (E&I), the Communications and Events Manager is responsible for coordinating all events and communications for the Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion. Communications management will include designing, leading, and overseeing production of a wide range of multimedia communication materials, such as communication campaigns, event publicity, E&I websites, brochures and manuals related to programming, and writing and disseminating press releases. Events management will include logistical planning and implementing workshops and events, including developing and overseeing a communications plan for workshop/events marketing; tracking and maintaining a database of registrations and program evaluations; coordinating venue acquisition, setup, and catering; and working effectively with co-workers, cosponsoring offices, and vendors to ensure successful events.
Lecturer - Epidemiology UMass Amherst
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences is looking for a full-time Lecturer of Epidemiology. This benefitted, academic year position is for an initial 2-year appointment with potential for future re-appointment.
Associate/Full Professor UMass - Biomedical Engineering UMass Amherst
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for one (or potentially more) senior faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the broad area of Biomedical Engineering. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2022.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Environmental and Water Resources Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering UMass Amherst
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor in the area of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE). Hires at the associate level may be considered. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2022.
Program Coordinator for Cultural Centers UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Associated Director for Student Development, the Program Coordinator for Cultural Centers will provide direction and leadership for campus-based cultural centers in CMASS (Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success) unit. Areas of responsibility include: development of learning-driven programs that educate on cultures, heritages and identities for ethnic based cultural centers; leads with positive, collaborative and inclusive approaches; facilitates and coordinates community-building opportunities for students of all backgrounds;  implements and assess projects;  ensures student staff are well positioned to succeed in their work; manages allocated financial and physical resources to their best and most effective use; focuses on achieving the Department’s mission, goals, objectives, work standards and assigned priorities.  The cultural centers are: Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center (JWECC), Latinx American Cultural Center (LACC), Malcolm X Cultural Center (MXCC), and Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC).
Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Standards UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards, the Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Standards assists in the coordination and implementation of a learning-focused student conduct process at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, tracking, and closing residential student conduct cases using administrative management software; adjudicating student conduct cases; supporting the development and implementation of student conduct related trainings and initiatives.
Construction Estimator/ Institution Maintenance Foreman UMass Amherst
May act as contact with State inspectors, signs official inspection documents and oversees and coordinates building maintenance and repair work. Receives supervision from the Building Maintenance Manager or persons of a higher title.
Technical Assistant II Building Maintenance UMass Amherst
Provides administrative, technical, and field support for the Life Safety and Security Shop. Major duties include coordination of internal and contracted fire alarm/suppression/life safety inspections, coordination of contracted fire alarm, life safety and security service work, coordination of procurement and inventory. Also provides general administrative support to management personnel. Receives direct supervision from the Life Safety and Security Manager. Receives indirect supervision from Building Maintenance Manager.  May receive technical advice and direction shop personnel.

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