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Visiting Assistant Professor Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professorships, starting on September 1, 2022. These are one-year, fulltime, benefited, non-tenure track positions that carry a reduced teaching load of 2-1 to allow the candidate to also conduct research and engage in service responsibilities. Contingent on the availability of funds and satisfactory performance, an extension for one additional year may be possible.
Strength & Conditioning Coach/Director of Sport Performance Athletics
The Strength and Conditioning Coach/Director of Sports Performance, within the Division of Athletics, will oversee all areas of student-athlete athletic sport performance and be a part of a sport performance team of professionals working to build a holistic sport performance program model that includes a systems and data science approach to athletic performance. This person will rely on a team approach and department-wide collaboration to best determine the current and future direction, brand and culture of UMass Boston Sports Performance. S/he will be responsible for the design, implementation, execution and monitoring of strength and conditioning programs for all 18 intercollegiate Varsity programs within the department. The Director will collaborate with the Sports Medicine Team on all matters of student health, rehabilitation and return-to-play protocols. S/he will have oversight of an Assistant Sport Performance Coach and will be responsible for the scheduling of the Varsity Weight Room for in-season and non-traditional Varsity programs, as well as open-gym times, throughout the academic year. This person will consistently provide leadership, mentorship and motivation to student-athletes. They will be responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, functionality and development of the Varsity Weight Room. S/he will participate in the budgeting process related to sports performance including planning, short-term and long-term development. S/he will effectively communicate with athletes and coaches, tailoring training programs to individual and team performance needs. The Director will also be responsible for the development and growth of the Undergraduate Sports Performance Internship.
Internship Placement Manager CEHD - Dean's Office
The Internship Placement Manager in CEHD will primarily provide support for identifying internship opportunities and placements for students majoring in Sport Leadership and Administration, with additional field placement support for undergraduate students in CEHD including assisting with managing student and organizational internship records, teaching and course planning for field placement/internship courses, and relationship building with internal and external sport organizations. The manager will also assist with recruitment, admissions, field placement, and accreditation. The manager will teach up to two to three field placement/internship courses per year, providing supervision to undergraduate students in the Sport Leadership and Administration program.
Scheduling and Events Coordinator Campus Center Operations
As an integral member of the Campus Center and Event Services team, the Scheduling and Events Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Event Management and Reservations, to assist the space and reservations process for events, including meetings, conferences, lectures, banquets, vendors and similar programs. The incumbent will work alongside university departments, student organizations and conference services clients to reservefacilities. The incumbent will respond to inquiries; provide venue tours; discuss and confirm space usage; and work to ensure that all client reservations and requirements comply with all applicable event and space use policies. The incumbent will manage the billing and invoicing for all chargeable conferences and events.
Assistant Director for Sales and Marketing Campus Center Operations
Under the Supervision of the Associate Director for Event Management and Conferences, the Assistant Director for Sales and Marketing will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to generate revenue from conference and event sales. The incumbent will develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and outreach plan which highlights meeting and event space available at UMass Boston; and will develop revenue through the production and management of sales leads via university departments, private business, and nonprofits, local, state and federal agencies. The incumbent will conduct site tours, respond to RFPs (requests for proposals), assemble event contracts and manage conference sales and marketing efforts.
Administrative Assistant I Engineering
The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Department of Engineering, within the College of Science and Mathematics. The incumbent will answer and respond to inquiries concerning departmental programs; greet and provide routine information to students; maintain and keep current student records and departmental files; and will assist students with registration on WISER.
Academic Advisor CLA - Dean's Office
The Academic Advisor will serve as an advisor for the CLA Advising Office within the College of Liberal Arts. The incumbent will work under the supervision of, and in close collaboration with, the Director of CLA Advising and will provide academic advising and related services to declared majors within the College. The primary responsibility will be to advise declared majors within the College. The incumbent is responsible for implementing programs and interventions focused on student learning and supporting students in attaining their educational and career goals; the incumbent will also explain and interpret university policies and procedures; they will serve as an advocate for students, when appropriate; and they will work collaboratively with faculty advisors, and act as an advising resource for CLA faculty, when necessary.
Communication Dispatcher II Public Safety
The Dispatcher II position is an entry level, uniformed non-sworn, support position for the University Police Department. Under general supervision of the Dispatch Supervisor or the shift commander, the Dispatcher II will perform a variety of specialized support duties the Police Communication Center. Support duties may include: Operating a centralized computer aided dispatch system (CAD) to dispatch non-emergency and 911 calls for service to the campus community. This includes receiving, prioritizing, and transmitting first notification of calls for service for police, fire, and medical assistance from the campus community. The Dispatcher II will operate a fixed radio system, transmitting messages to multiple and portable units under strict rules and regulations. The Dispatcher II communicates via state and national criminal databases and is responsible for effective and accurate communications between campus law enforcement, the public, and external law enforcement agencies. Extensively documents actions and outcomes from all police, fire, and medical incidents occurring on campus into the CAD system; and perform related work as required.  Regular use of judgement and discretion is necessary to set priorities, assess the importance of information and react quickly and effectively.
Research Associate, Urban Harbors Institute Urban Harbors Institute
Under the general supervision of the Director, the successful candidate will conduct multi-disciplinary research focused on the marine and coastal environment and port and harbor areas. S/he will support senior staff, conducting work in one or more of the following disciplines: marine affairs, working waterfront planning, environmental science and policy, planning, natural resources economics or management or related fields. The incumbent will engage in collaborative research, education and training, public service, and other activities of the Institute. The Research Associate will assist with project development and management including writing proposals, leading projects, and supervising students. This position will also work with the rest of the institute to complete administrative tasks as needed, including checking mail and email, answering phones, and ordering supplies.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow Biology
The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will participate in the fields of community ecology and evolutionary biology within the Department of Biology. The incumbent will assist the laboratory Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Mayra Vidal (vidallab.weebly.com), in new and on-going research projects focused on a laboratory-based yeast mutualism. Specifically, the incumbent will develop a four-year project and will participate in and assist with the organization of the laboratory’s experiments and data analysis. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will help expand the department’s current research program, which focuses on understanding the processes that promote and maintain diversification, and how disturbances can alter ecological and evolutionary processes. The incumbent will participate in cutting-edge research in ecology and evolutionary biology; and will offer a stimulating academic environment with opportunities to collaborate in a team setting, gain valuable written/oral communication skills, and co-author publications. The current project involves experimentally manipulating community structure of budding yeast to examine the coevolutionary dynamics of multi-species mutualisms. The overall goal of the project is to evaluate predictions of mutualism coevolution by using an easily replicable and fast-growing community of organisms. This project will involve close collaborations with the Segraves and Althoff labs at Syracuse University and educational materials will be developed in association with the University of Idaho.
System Encoder (Registrar's Office) Registrar's Office
The Registrar’s Office System Encoder will analyze, maintain and update the CollegeSource system to meet the existing business needs of the university.  The incumbent will interpret degree audit reports and validate data; research, troubleshoot and correct data anomalies in the degree audit report, as well as the student records module in PeopleSoft; work closely with the Associate Registrar for Curriculum Management on system development and modifications to the degree audit programs to improve functionality; and will translate curricular policies, procedures and programs into code.  This position is also responsible for updating and maintaining university data in the Acalog system. The System Encoder will assist in all other related duties as assigned to meet the business needs of the university.
Non-Tenure Track - Lecturer (Applied Linguistics) Applied Linguistics
The Department of Applied Linguistics is seeking a full time, non-tenure track Lecturer, beginning September 1, 2022. The Applied Linguist will will have a reduced teaching load in order to provide advising, mentoring, and committee duties, and must be able to teach both foundational courses at the master’s level (APLING  603, - Language, Identity, and Culture and 605 – Theories and Principles of Language Instruction) and advanced master’s and PhD level courses in Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Qualitative Research methods.
Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies and Writing Proficiency Program Undergraduate Studies
The Coordinator will provide academic support for students attempting to meet the university’s writing proficiency requirement and will adjudicate credit overload and course repeat waiver requests. The incumbent will work closely with students experiencing difficulty meeting the WPR, including providing tutoring, running workshops and will also assist with the administration of the requirement, including placing and releasing holds, creating and monitoring learning contracts, and counseling students who are appealing their results. The Coordinator will work closely with the Undergraduate Studies Director and Associate Director and will make recommendations regarding student requests using established standards and practices of the office. The incumbent will have access to university course and student record databases and systems and will be responsible for updating student records and/or communicating decisions to the Registrar’s Office. As needed, the Coordinator will assist with the evaluation of requests for credit overloads, course repeats, and re-admission processing and advising.
Research Computing Consultant/Systems Engineer IT Research Computing
The University of Massachusetts Boston IT Research Computing department is seeking a Research Computing Consultant/Systems Engineer. The Research Computing Consultant/Systems Engineer will engage researchers in the use of state-of-the-art Research Computing systems, tools, and software. The incumbent will also administer, monitor and maintain high performance compute clusters, workstations, storage, compute and web servers supporting research operations.
Senior Laboratory Scientist (Environmental Analytical Facility) SFE - Dean's Office
The Environmental Analytical Facility (EAF) at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a Senior Laboratory Scientist to assist with the chemical analysis of environmental samples and to assist in technical and operational management of the EAF. The qualified candidate will be responsible for facilitating work-flow management of chemical analysis of waters, sediments, soils, and biological (chiefly invertebrate) tissues. The Senior Laboratory Scientist will establish and maintain a well-organized lab environment; will provide guidance in the use of laboratory materials and equipment; will provide safety protocols associated with experiments and equipment; and will monitor lab courses as they take place to ensure the correct execution, operation of equipment and compliance to standard operating procedures. The Senior Laboratory Scientist will also orient and assist in the training of undergraduate and graduate students as Laboratory Assistants; and will assist in the development of new analytical methods, as directed.
Project Coordinator Ctr for Social Devel & Ed
The Project Coordinator within the Center for Social Development and Education will manage and organize the daily operations of an ongoing national evaluation of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. This school-based social inclusion intervention brings students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities together through sports, leadership, and school-wide engagement activities. This is a large-scale, national evaluation examining program implementation strategies and successes, program impacts on social inclusion and social and emotional learning among students, and school-wide cultural change around inclusion and attitudes toward disability.
Simulation Operations Specialist CNHS - Dean's Office
Join the College of Nursing as a Simulation Operations Specialist, within the Center for Clinical Education and Research (CCER), Work to support staff, instructors and learners in the use of immersive simulation methodologies. Support educational sessions using sophisticated simulation technologies and modalities to meet the educational objectives of nursing students.
Transition Manager Institute Community Inclusion
The Institute for Community Inclusion, a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) seeks a Transition Manager to work on state and federally funded projects based at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The Transition Manager will be responsible for project coordination, collaborating with staff, interns, and research assistants assigned to the team, overseeing or implementing activities and protocols related to grants and contracts in the area of secondary transition. The Transition Manager will contribute to the development and implementation of secondary transition and college-based transition services contracts and service agreements. Activities will include developing and deliver online and in-person training for a range of staff including transition specialists, special education teachers, educational coaches, job coaches and college program coordinators. Position allows for individual to work remotely but must have flexibility to attend meetings at the university and travel within the state, when necessary, to meet university and project requirements. National travel may also be required.
Associate Director, Financial Aid Services Financial Aid Office
The Associate Director of Financial Aid is part of the Financial Aid Operations Team reporting to the Sr. Associate Director of Operations. The incumbent will assist the Senior Associate Director of Operations in implementing and managing technologies that support the objectives of Financial Aid Services, as well as design technical solutions that will allow the university to stay compliant with new and changing federal and state regulations. He/she will support weekly automated packaging processes and oversee quality control related to financial aid packaging. This position requires a broad knowledge of Financial Aid operating systems, the ability to interpret complex regulations, and the ability to effectively manage large projects with tight deadlines.
Grants and Contract Admin I-IV Research & Sponsored Programs
The Grant and Contract Administrator (GCA) is a four-level series. This series supports faculty and staff from assigned units with both pre- and post-award (non-financial) project management and provides assistance to other Grant and Contract Administrator staff, as needed and as their levels dictate. The GCA role is vital in the success of sponsored research in that they provide daily supervision over all proposals and awards. S/he will work closely with faculty and departmental staff to educate them about how to best achieve successful funding by reviewing and advising on sponsor regulations and institute policies and procedures. The GCA understands the unique processes involved in the overall research effort and has the ability to comprehend the needs of the individual researchers and department business managers. The GCA works with the Principal Investigators (PIs) and department business managers to cultivate research proposals; submits research proposals to sponsors; negotiates acceptable award terms; ensures timely set-up of awards; oversees transactions related to grant/contract management; and maintains grant/contract records in compliance with university and research sponsor policies. The GCA assists with identifying potential funding sources; preparing and submitting project proposals; preparing and submitting budgets and progress reports; processing and monitoring project expenditures; training of departmental grants staff; and maintaining compliance with university policies and procedures, sponsor requirements, terms and conditions, and federal regulations regarding research involving human and animal subjects. Organizational Levels: The organizational levels in this series include: • Grant and Contract Administrator I • Grant and Contract Administrator II • Grant and Contract Administrator III • Grant and Contract Administrator IV

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