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Metadata & Processing Specialist UMass Amherst
As Metadata and Processing Specialist, arrange and describe archival collections according to professional archival principles and standards; catalog manuscripts, photographs, and other material; create descriptive metadata according to the Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center’s best practices using EAD and MODS metadata schemas; enhance existing metadata; work closely with colleagues in the Center to determine priorities; and perform other duties as assigned.
Human Resources Business Partner UMass Amherst
This position is directly accountable for developing and maintaining effective working relationships between Human Resources and the respective Vice Chancellor, Dean and Department Head areas of responsibility. Drawing on a broad range of expertise, the HR Business Partner (HRBP) operates as a business partner, management advocate, and employee champion for all levels of the University organization. The HRBP acts as a liaison between Vice Chancellors, Deans, Department Heads and their staffs and central HR staff for matters involving recruiting, employment, compensation, employee relations, labor relations and training and development. The HRBP will provide regular updates regarding personnel policies, processes and procedures, and new technology (software) implementations. The HRBP is directly responsible for the delivery of a full suite of customer-focused HR services to their assigned responsibility areas. All HRBPs will provide cross-coverage and back-up support for their counterparts serving other assigned organizations within the university community.
Digital Content and Project Manager, Chase Career Center, Office of Career Success UMass Amherst
The Digital Content and Project Manager supports the production and maintenance of career and professional development digital content and oversees special projects in the Isenberg School’s Office of Career Success. This includes supporting the career and professional development online platform, IConnect, as well as the many career and professional development resources housed on IConnect and the Isenberg School’s website.
Family Physician / Sports Medicine UMass Amherst
Provides clinical services for students, faculty/staff and families eligible for health care; provides episodic health care in conjunction with a program of comprehensive primary care; provides programs of health education. Works under the direct supervision of the Medical Director of University Health Services in accordance with the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. This position includes shared Team Physician duties for varsity sports coverage. This position is based at the University of Massachusetts, University Health Services in Amherst, MA.
Employee Engagement & Communications Coordinator UMass Amherst
The Employee Engagement and Communications Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of planning and logistics for high-profile Human Resources events and programs that enhance the university’s responsiveness to employee needs at all stages of the employee life cycle. This position will partner with members of the Office of Human Resources team and campus partners to support a wide range of employee engagement initiatives. This role also has primary responsibility for managing the Office of Human Resources’ website, written communication, and social media.
Sports Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship - Athletics UMass Amherst
The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive advanced training and supervision in sport psychology, with a heavy emphasis on individual psychotherapy for athletes who experience a variety of mental health concerns that may impact emotional, psychological, personal, athletic, social, and/or academic functioning. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to provide individual and group mental performance consultation to UMass student-athletes and teams, as well as outreach, workshops, and coach consultation when available. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to complete ~20-25 direct client contact hours per week. The other ~15-20 hours will be allotted for notes, admin, supervision, case management, and prep time. The Fellow may also have opportunities to participate in training seminars through the UMass Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) with other counseling center Postdoctoral Fellows. Clinical case supervision is provided for psychotherapy by a licensed psychologist. The Fellow will also participate in weekly staff and clinical meetings. May perform other duties as formulated by the director.
Director, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life UMass Amherst
Under general direction from the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs and the Director of Diversity Education and Training, this position provides overall leadership and oversight for programs and services provided by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL), Primary areas of focus include envisioning and actualizing inclusive environments celebrating the differences and the uniqueness of diverse religious and spiritual traditions; establishing positive and collaborative working relationships with related campus and community leaders and organizations; and, promoting associated services in support of university strategic goals. Within the context of promoting student success and positive student experiences, success in this role will be informed by the Director’s ability to effectively establish relationships with campus and local ministries, create student-focused opportunities celebrate and conduct discourse on related topics, and educate the campus about religious and spiritual diversity.
Coordinator for Fitness Programs UMass Amherst
Under general direction from the Senior Assistant Director for Fitness, this position develops and manages comprehensive programs focusing on cardiovascular training, strength training, and related personal training services offered by the Department of Campus Recreation.
Human Resources Coordinator UMass Amherst
Work as part of a team to administer UMass Amherst’s compensation programs related to job classifications, desk audits, compensation policy, Wage & Hour Laws regulations, and bargaining unit contract guidance.
Coordinator, Instructional Design and Faculty Support UMass Amherst
The Coordinator of Instructional Design and Faculty Support receives functional guidance from a Senior Coordinator and reports to the Executive Director of Online Educational Technology within the University Without Walls (UWW) Division of Online Education (OE).  The Coordinator supports faculty and staff to develop and deliver high-quality distance instruction through the effective and innovative use of technology.
Director of Research Computing UMass Amherst
Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Director of Research Computing leads the design, planning, and implementation of research computing services.   Primary responsibilities include leading and leveraging large-scale data and computational systems; supporting custom software, hardware, and workflows; and facilitating engagements between campus researchers and IT staff to provide sustainable support structures and business models for research IT needs. The Director of Research Computing fully understands research process, goals, and needs, and communicates across disciplines and technical fields to develop creative technical solutions that meet research goals and objectives.
Administrative Assistant for Research Business Development and Public Interest Technology (Clerk IV) UMass Amherst
Reports to the Assistant Dean of Research Business Development and the Director of Public Interest Technology. This individual will provide high level administrative support by assisting with a wide range of complex and confidential matters. This includes project management, overseeing schedules and prioritizing critical meeting requests, attending meetings on their behalf, maintaining up-to-date websites, reading and responding to emails on their behalf, and preparing various reports, presentations, and correspondence.
Administrative Coordinator/Clerk IV UMass Amherst
Under general supervision of the Director of Administration and Finance, this position provides administrative and operational support for Commonwealth Honors College including, serving as building coordinator and oversees facilities issues related to CHC building and Elm classroom wing.
Assistant to the Chair of the Faculty (Clerk IV) - CICS UMass Amherst
Provides administrative support to the Chair of the Faculty and Associate Chairs within the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS). Coordinates administrative support for faculty recruiting, faculty promotion and tenure reviews, annual faculty reviews (AFRs), leaves, and awards.
Marketing Assistant/Clerk III UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Marketing and Sales Director, the staff assistant will perform a range of tasks to promote, publicize and sell the Press’s books, to include filing, mailing, data entry, metadata maintenance and uploads. As time allows, the assistant may help with general office duties in other departments within the Press.
Senior Research Manager, ARPE UMass Amherst
This position can be located in Hadley, Boston, or Shrewsbury, MA. The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) Applied Research and Program Evaluation (ARPE) group partners with organizations across multiple sectors to develop and implement utilization-focused studies that address public health, human services, and educational policies and initiatives. Our philosophy reflects a rigorous but practical orientation, believing that research is most meaningful when findings can be applied to public benefit. We also believe that evaluative work is a key driver in advancing equity and strive to utilize culturally responsive and equitable evaluation practices in all of our work. To this end, we are actively working to engage a diverse team of researchers that is reflective of the communities served by the programs we study. Senior Research Managers work with the unit director and other members of the unit management team (Senior Research Managers and Research Managers) to design studies, develop project scopes, budgets and project work plans. They are responsible for ensuring that the overall quality of work produced on their projects is professional and consistent with UMDI standards. In addition, they foster collaborative relationships with clients, provide ongoing supervision and mentoring to project staff, engage in business development, and support efforts to improve overall organizational capacity. Senior Research Managers are expected to possess a solid foundation in research methods, strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, and the ability to independently manage projects and effectively lead a research team. Senior Research Managers will have demonstrated experience developing and implementing research projects, making significant contributions to business development, supervising and mentoring staff, and developing and fostering strong client relationships.
Director of Development, Fine Arts Center UMass Amherst
The Director of Development for the Fine Arts Center (FAC) works to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts in support of the FAC. Reporting to the Director of the FAC and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Constituent Programs, this position manages a prospect pool of approximately 80+ prospective donors capable of making gifts of $25,000 or above. The Director of Development works closely with the FAC Director and other FAC staff to create opportunities for increased philanthropic support from constituents, with primary focus on those managed within the prospect pool. This position promotes both the Fine Arts Center’s and UMass Amherst priorities, presents a positive image to constituents, and advances the University’s, the Fine Arts Center’s, and Advancement’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Telecommuting options may be available for this position
Coordinator for Student Leadership Programs UMass Amherst
Residential Life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst educates and serves approximately 13,500 diverse domestic and international undergraduate 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. Under the general supervision of Coordinator for Selection, Training and Leadership, The Coordinator for Student Leadership Programs provides leadership for a comprehensive student engagement and student leadership program for residential communities.  Primary responsibilities include coordinating and implementing a learning centered student leadership program, advising student organizations including the National Residence Hall Honorary, providing leadership for creating inclusive student organizations and maintaining effective and collaborative working relationships with multiple constituents.
University Police Officer - Lateral UMass Amherst
Employees of this position title serve as multi-skilled professionals performing the full spectrum of law enforcement, investigation, and emergency services. The primary duty of this position is the enforcement of all applicable state and local laws; and the enforcement of university traffic rules and regulations. By vigilant observation and investigation, employees in this position will perform identification, apprehension and detention when appropriate, of individuals suspected of violating these laws. Additionally, employees in this position provide education, preserve the public peace, provide protection to life and property, and provide needed assistance to the community.
University Police Officer - Entry Level UMass Amherst
Employees of this position title serve as multi-skilled professionals performing the full spectrum of law enforcement, investigation, and emergency services. The primary duty of this position is the enforcement of all applicable state and local laws; and the enforcement of university traffic rules and regulations. By vigilant observation and investigation, employees in this position will perform identification, apprehension and detention when appropriate, of individuals suspected of violating these laws. Additionally, employees in this position provide education, preserve the public peace, provide protection to life and property, and provide needed assistance to the community.

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