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Assistant Director Pathway & Multilingual Program
Reporting to the Senior Director of Pathways & Student Success Programs, the Assistant Director serves as a member of the Pathways & Student Success Programs team and collaborates with colleagues to design, implement and assess high-impact, culturally sustaining and evidence-based programs and services that support students in achieving academic, career, and personal goals. The Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the career development program of the department (Student Support Services, Directions for Student Potential, Pathway Program) as well as the career instructional materials. The incumbent will work closely with the Senior Director, Director, and Assistant Director of Curriculum to train advisors and instructors and to assess materials and ensure the effective execution of all financial literacy and career-related aspects of the department. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the Senior Director to ensure high-quality recordkeeping of the Student Support Services program through adequate federal standards and periodic assessments of the databases (i.e., Student Access, PeopleSoft, and Salesforce).
Laboratory Technician II Biology
This person will set up and organize course-based laboratories in the Biology Department. The person provides technical support in work with the director of teaching labs, other technicians, teaching assistants, professors, and instructors who teach a variety of different courses in the Biology Department. This person must be experienced in a variety of basic biological and chemical laboratory protocols. They will evaluate, pilot, and troubleshoot lab exercises; help to edit lab manuals; maintain computers and lab equipment; update electronic records; work with databases; and help train and supervise work-study students. This person is expected to foster good working relationships with others; be organized, productive and comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment; work independently; prioritize duties and delegate work expeditiously; and remain focused and on-task despite interruptions.
Graduate Student Employee/Intern (Hourly position)
The Restorative Justice Commission is looking for a graduate student employee/intern to support the activities of the Restorative Justice Commission (RJC). The RJC is an advisory body established by the Chancellor to assess, develop, and recommend policies, practices, and other initiatives to advance Restorative Justice at UMass and its anti-racist and health promoting mission. The RJC is composed of committees, which include the Policies and Practices committee, the Curriculum committee, and the Community Engagement committee
Urban Scholars Tutors (Temporary, non-benefited) Urban Scholars
Urban Scholars tutors help our lead teachers create a learning environment that maximizes learning. They manage materials and attendance while assisting with lessons, class discussions, and group work. Tutors lead a team of about 25 students in competitions, workshops, college-prep seminars, field trips, and more. We seek candidates from all majors who are committed to our mission and passionate about working with youth.
Upward Bound Program Residential Tutor (Temporary, non-benefited) Upward Bound
The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to provide participants with the skills and motivation necessary for access to and success in post-secondary education. Upward Bound strives to help students develop confidence and a love of learning. Upward Bound offers an array of academic, personal enrichment, and college/career services designed to supplement high school education and tailored to address specific student needs, including a residential summer program.
Upward Bound Program Residential Counselor (Temporary, non-benefited) Upward Bound
The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to provide participants with the skills and motivation necessary for access to and success in post-secondary education. Upward Bound strives to help students develop confidence and a love of learning. Upward Bound offers an array of academic, personal enrichment, and college/career services designed to supplement high school education and tailored to address specific student needs, including a residential summer program.
Plumber/Sprinkler Fitter Facilities Admin
UMass Boston is a major research university with highly specialized plumbing systems, including, de-ionized water, acid waste glass piping, acid neutralization systems, laboratory gas systems (including natural gas and nitrogen) and grease traps. The Plumber will repair and maintain water piping, soil waste and vent piping for all plumbing fixtures and appurtenances as per the plumbing codes for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the fire protection piping, safety equipment and grounds irrigation systems. Install and maintain fire protection systems piping and components for both wet and dry pipe systems. The incumbent will repair and maintain plumbing systems for all toilet rooms, locker rooms, laboratories, mechanical rooms, swimming pools, kitchens, distilled and de-mineralized water distribution systems, safety eye wash and deluge shower piping systems, as well as the underground sub-soil drainage, roof drainage, sewer, acid waste pipingand dilution basins and the campus water main distribution system.
Research Fellow SFE - Dean's Office
The Stone Living Lab (, a multi-institution partnership researching coastal defense in the face of sea level rise, seeks a data scientist to work with its scientists at UMass Boston to manage and create analytic outputs for multiple stakeholders. As the Stone Living Lab (SLL) pursues its scientific mission, the principal investigators (PIs) and students involved are generating a wealth of data in a wide variety of formats. In order to maximize the use of our data across multiple lab groups, we are seeking a data scientist to help us curate, manage, and make publicly accessible our data in a way that obeys FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) best practices. We are seeking someone who will work with the PIs and associated researchers with the creation, organization, and maintenance of the SLL data management process as well as generation of public-facing products using this data.
Administrative Assistant (Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies) Women's Gender Sexuality Studi
The Financial and Department Administrator for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is responsible for maintaining the daily administrative and financial support functions for the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The incumbent will interact daily with the full-time faculty, along with part-time/adjunct faculty, graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, and numerous undergraduate students and will provide them with direct administrative and financial support. They will monitor departmental finances and human resource needs for the WGS Majors as well as three Minors; will assist the Chair of the Department in the scheduling of class sections each regular academic semester; and will serve as the department property administrator, working with relevant University units to ensure the smooth on-boarding of new personnel. Incumbent will also supervise student employees and interns.
Phlebotomist Health Services
Perform venipunctures, finger sticks, and other approved specimen collection procedures, process medical laboratory tests and document results for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Follow all CLIA requirements and regulations. Serve as a back-up for clinical team members as needed. This position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the organization.
Associate Lecturers (English) English
The English Department at UMass Boston anticipates availability for non-tenure-track associate lecturers in English to teach up to four sections (12 credits) of first-year composition, to start in fall and occasionally spring semesters. Availability of courses depends on student enrollment and is not guaranteed beyond one semester. In addition to instruction, the successful candidates will be expected to follow standard departmental policies related to instruction and course coordination in multi-section classes.
Lecturer (Sports Leadership and Administration) Counseling & School Psychology
The Sport Leadership and Administration program at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a full-time non-tenure-track Lecturer (one-year appointment) to join the Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development, beginning Fall 2024. Responsibilities include: (1) teach undergraduate-level courses; (2) advise undergraduate students; (3) assist in the recruitment and selection of new students; and (4) provide service to university, college, and departmental committees, and to professional associations. The successful candidate will work closely with the Internship Coordinator for the Sport Leadership and Administration program. Typically, full-time Non-Tenure Track faculty teach 12-credits every fall and spring semester
Sr Data Specialist (Institutional Research) Inst Res Assess & Planning
The Senior Data Specialist works in a team environment with one or more data specialists reporting to the Director of Institutional Research. The incumbent will contribute to campus-wide data-informed decision-making, in support of the implementation of the 10-year strategic plan, For The Times. The Senior Data Specialist is responsible for creating and managing large datasets, extracting information from them, and reporting data to a variety of internal and external audiences. The incumbent will be working in a SQL environment and will use Tableau to create data presentations. The incumbent will be responsible for reporting to the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the State of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees and President, and to guidebooks like the US News. The position requires interaction with many academic and administrative areas of the campus, and colleagues at other campuses, in the University of Massachusetts President’s Office and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.
Assistant Director of Finance and Administration Graduate Studies & Admissions
The Assistant Director, Finance and Administration is responsible for assisting the Director, Finance and Administration with the oversight and management of the Graduate Studies Assistantship program funds, Graduate Studies Fellowships, and Internships.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow Biology
The Byrnes lab at UMass Boston ( is seeking a postdoc to aid in completion of a NASA Funded project, “Using Hyperspectral Imagery to Assess the Effects of Warming on New England Kelp Forests”. The postdoc would begin at their earliest convenience as part of the team (Crystal Schaaf, Nima Pahlevan, Rodrigo Garcia, Marc Borrelli, Tom Bell, Bob Chen, Arthur Elmes). The postdoc will be to work with the project team to complete analysis and write up of data collected over two years of field campaigns consisting of data from Hyperspectral Drones, PRISMA and EnMap satellites, in situ drop camera data, in situ spectral data, side scan sonar, and diver collected data. The postdoc will also have opportunities to teach workshops, if they desire, and to collaborate with a deep learning team at the University of Zargoza. The position presents the opportunity for multiple novel and potentially high impact publications. The position is for one year with the team supportive of applying for future funding.
Director of International Admissions Undergraduate Admissions
The Division of Enrollment Management seeks a creative and experienced professional to serve as the Director of International Admissions. The Director of International Admission has the primary responsibility and oversight for the recruitment, processing, admitting, and enrolling of all degree-seeking undergraduate students, and will provide insight and support for international graduate student recruitment. The successful candidate will coordinate with both undergraduate and graduate admission teams to plan and execute a comprehensive international recruitment strategy and will be tasked with growing and maintaining strategic international partnerships. The Director of International Admissions will be responsible for the development and management of systems, practices and services that will enhance the recruitment and yield of international students.
Waterfront Recreation Program Manager (Temporary, non-benefited) Marine Operations
UMass Boston Division of Marine Operations is seeking a leader to manage our Waterfront Recreation Program at the new Fox Point Dock. We are re-starting our storied Waterfront Recreation Program this season offering Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) and limited Sailing for student, faculty/staff and the community.  The ideal candidate is organized, self-motivated, team oriented and adaptable. In addition, he/she must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as exhibit a mature and professional demeanor. The manager should be customer focused and comfortable speaking with students, staff and community members.
Dock Staff/Instructors (Temporary, non-benefited) Marine Operations
Come join our team! We have many employment opportunities for those who love being outdoors on the water and want to share that with others. UMass Boston Marine Operations is looking to fill several positions within our Waterfront Recreation program.  Activities include kayaking, Stand-up Paddle boarding (SUP) and limited sailing.  We offer a relaxed outdoor work environment with competitive pay.
Labor Relations Manager Human Resources
Reporting to the Executive Director of Labor Relations, the Labor Relations Manager will have primary duties that include the resolution of grievances pertaining to collective bargaining agreements, employee concerns and potential disciplinary matters. The incumbent will administer human resources policies and procedures; and will provide support and guidance to managers and employees when employee discipline may be warranted. This position will participate in collective bargaining and impact bargaining with University Unions; and will provide guidance in the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and University policies and procedures. The position will be the first point of contact for various departments on labor relations issues.
University Police Officer Public Safety
The University Police Officer will perform a full range of law enforcement functions. Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 253 of the Acts of 2020 (“An Act Relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth”), the position of: The University Police Officer position is a regulated by the Massachusetts Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). University Police Officers are appointed as sworn police officers pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws chapter 75, section 32A and chapter 90C which grants University Police Officers the same authority, immunities and privileges as a duly appointed and qualified sworn police officer acting elsewhere in the Commonwealth. Under the general supervision of the University Patrol Sergeant, a University Police Officer patrols assigned areas of property used, owned, or occupied by the University of Massachusetts and areas adjacent to the university to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the University community by means of an alert and vigilant preventive patrol. Work is performed in accordance with federal, state, and local laws as well as university and departmental policies, procedures, and general orders. Work is reviewed by inspection, through verbal and written reports, and by results achieved. University Police Officer candidates must have successfully completed a Massachusetts Basic Police Training Program from an accredited police academy, approved by the Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) or have successfully completed training that is substantially equivalent to or greater than that of a Massachusetts police officer at a comparable level of experience to obtain an academy exemption through the MPTC. Contingent upon appointment, the appointee(s) shall be considered probationary through twelve (12) continuous months of service, beginning on the date the appointee(s) report for duty.

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