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Assistant Director

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Psychology
Pay Grade: 28
Date opened: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

General Summary: 

The Assistant Director will support the Executive Director in their efforts to administer all aspects of the day-to-day administrative operations of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (CEBM).  The incumbent will support the executive director in the development of center products and trainings; will assist with the writing and posting of articles, as well as tagging, editing and disseminating the Center’s signature publication, the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring (Chronicle). The Assistant Director will also assist with grant oversight of the CEBM’s funding streams, as well as ensure timely submission of project-related deliverables and reimbursement. 

Examples of Duties: 

  • In collaboration with the Center for Evidence Based Mentoring’s (CEBM’s) Executive Director and Research Assistant, facilitate all aspects of the day-to-day administrative operations of the CEBM, including procuring supplies for the Center, processing invoices from subcontractors and vendors, and oversight of Center financials;
  • Assist with the management of research projects through liaising with subcontractors and partners, developing project materials, and processing receipts;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for individuals and organizations seeking information from the executive director, prioritizing these requests, and ensuring outgoing communication is timely and accurate;
  • Engage in communications across a small team and external partners;
  • Nurture fundraising relationships and advance fundraising objectives by representing the Center at events, meetings with partners, and presentations;
  • Assist in leveraging traditional and social media channels to disseminate information and the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring (Chronicle) to the field, the CEBM’s online publication, a key resource for mentoring professionals, organizations and individual mentors; participate in developing and editing content for Chronicle;
  • Oversee interns and research assistants during the academic year and summer session;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Bachelor’s Degree,  preferably in Psychology required.   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Psychology or Marketing preferred;
  • One year of research and/or program coordination experience preferred;
  • Prior experience and/or coursework in finance, marketing, and budgets strongly preferred;
  • Interest in advancing evidence-based mentoring practices and research preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and other data management/ administrative software applications;
  • Understanding of and commitment to advancing evidence-based mentoring;
  • Ability to manage small projects independently, as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to build effective and beneficial relationships with external contacts;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Grant funded, contingent on renewal.

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Salary Ranges

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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