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Assistant Professor - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering UMass Amherst
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of Mechanical Design. Special consideration will be given to candidates in the fields of robotics, soft robotics, mechatronics, or machine learning. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to product and process design, design innovation, multidisciplinary design optimization, computational modeling, and systems design. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2022.
Research Fellow in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Mafu Lab UMass Amherst
The Mafu Lab, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is broadly interested in natural product biochemistry in both plants and fungi focusing on biosynthetic pathway elucidation, chemical biology and understanding the roles of metabolites in the biological system. Under supervision of Dr. Sibongile Mafu, the prospective research fellow will participate in research and contribute to active projects in the lab in collaboration with current graduate students and staff. Enthusiastic applicants with an interest in plant metabolism are encouraged to apply.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator UMass Amherst
The Marketing and Communications (MarCom) Coordinator will work with the rest of the Isenberg MarCom team to implement programs and execute plans associated with marketing efforts throughout Isenberg undergraduate and graduate programs.
Business Development & Lead Analyst- Graduate and Professional Programs UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications for Isenberg Graduate and Professional Programs, and working closely with all program personnel, the Business Development & Lead Analyst will be responsible for managing qualified leads for Isenberg Graduate and Professional programs, i.e. Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Business & Analytics (MSB&A), Graduate Certificates, and any future graduate level programs.
Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Center UMass Amherst
The Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Center will work under the general direction of the Director of Career & Professional Development Center in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), to plan and organize career development and experiential learning activities for CNS undergraduates and recent alumni in cooperation with department heads and faculty.  Tailored to the needs of departments, these activities may include individual counseling, career education programs, classes, workshops, career fairs, alumni mentoring and shadowing, and career research.  This position will work to provide a comprehensive student development program which serves all majors.
Senior Budget Analyst UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Budget and Revenue Manager, the Senior Budget Analyst is directly responsible for all aspects of Accounting, Operating Budgets, Accounts Payables and related data analysis for the following departments of Facilities & Campus Services: Administrative Services, Campus Planning, Design & Construction Management, Physical Plant, and Transportation Services, to deliver efficient and effective work flows and database management in order to facilitate communication and data integrity that improves customer satisfaction for all University Departments and external constituents.  This position is responsible for the oversight, monitoring and analysis related activities of all Facilities & Campus Services (F&CS) operating, and project budgets providing clear and accurate updated financial data to F&CS Directors, Managers and staff.
Assistant Director and Community Educator for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) UMass Amherst
Under the supervision and general direction of the Director of Diversity Education and Training of the Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs (AISP), the Assistant Director and Community Educator for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) will develop, design, and deliver innovative educational initiatives for students and Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) staff directly working with/serving students. Serves as a proactive thought-leader and collaborator to identify opportunities for best and promising DEI education practices. The Office of Diversity Education and Training provides leadership in the development and integration of best and promising diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) competencies and educational practices to Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) to foster and sustain an inclusive and welcoming living, learning, and working environment.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Sup Lab - MIE UMass Amherst
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work under the direction of Professor Frank Sup at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The position is in support of robot teleoperation research being conducted in the Mechatronics and Robotics Research Lab.
Human Resources Assistant/Clerk IV UMass Amherst
The Library Human Resources Assistant will provide critical administrative / project management support to the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Human Resources for specific aspects of exempt and non-exempt searches, personnel administration such as the MSP promotion process, personnel reporting and annual evaluation processes for all staff represented by three bargaining unions. Under the guidance of the Director, the incumbent will work with managers to ensure that timelines, and personal data are correct and in compliance with university policies and contract requirements, review the Library personnel database and process electronic personnel action forms, reappointments and all related paperwork for Library staff, and participate in the training of all new and existing Library employees. Coordinates other personnel related functions, including orientation, exit interviews, compliance with affirmative action / diversity & inclusion,, and other directives such as FMLA & PFML (Family Medical Leave/Paid Family Medical Leave Acts) and Workers Compensation procedures.
McCormack Sport Management Assistant Professor UMass Amherst
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management invites applications for one tenure-track position.
Computer Technology Instructor UMass Amherst
University of Massachusetts Labor/Management Workplace Education is a joint educational partnership between the University (Division of Human Resources), AFSCME, USA/MTA, and PSU/MTA.  The Computer Technology Instructor is responsible for a number of LMWEP computer courses geared to UMass employees.
Senior Research Analyst - Boston, MA Boston, UMass Amherst
EPPR Senior Research Analysts support the work of their business unit through project management assistance, conducting literature reviews, and implementing data collection and analysis plans. Senior Research Analysts work extensively with a wide range of Federal, State, and Local data providers, including the U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as private data providers to extensively analyze social, economic, and demographic conditions. The position may entail significant writing duties and some independent project and task management.  Specifics of the role may vary depending on the needs of the project(s) to which they are assigned.  Senior Research Analysts will have proven experience implementing research projects in a professional setting, as well as maintaining positive client relationships. They should be skilled in developing appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, as well as providing technical supervision to research analysts and student research assistants assigned to their projects.  Typically, Senior Research Analysts work collaboratively under the direction of a Research Manager, Senior Research Manager, and/or the business unit’s Director.
Clerk IV UMass Amherst
Provide administrative and clerical organizational support to the Department Head and ECE's Academic Program Offices. Primary responsibility for support to the ECE Department Head and the Department graduate student admissions processing and related graduate program activities along with support of undergraduate office.
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).
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.
Assistant 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.
Soc/Labor Ctr - Assoc Dir Acad Prgms Labor Ctr UMass Amherst
The UMass Amherst Labor Center is the premier Labor Studies degree program in the US. Under the general direction of the Director of the Labor Center, the Associate Director for Academic Programs will work with faculty, staff, students, and constituencies outside the University to coordinate and manage activities related to Labor Center academic programs, particularly the Masters in Union Leadership and Activism (ULA) and the internship program. The Associate Director also manages communications, financial operations and strategic planning for the Center.
Director of Communications UMass Amherst
Serve as the Director of Communications under the direct supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director, Communications and Public Relations. Assist with the supervision of the department’s promotional and public relations efforts for all 21 intercollegiate varsity sports within the Division I FBS program, while enhancing the overall image and brand of the University of Massachusetts and UMass Athletics.
Librarian I UMass Amherst
As the Science and Engineering Library Studio Coordinator, provide technical oversight of the Learning Studio and technology enabled spaces in SEL and provide support for data visualization. Supervise branch operations on weekends, resolve complex problems concerning circulation activities, interpret established policies and procedures, and coordinate and oversee security activities. Supervise student assistants.
Program Coordinator I - UMass Transportation Center UMass Amherst
The Coordinator will coordinate outreach activities and online training development that support technology transfer efforts to transportation professionals.

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