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Graduate Program Administrator for Student Services and Retention Public Policy & Public Affairs
The Graduate Program Administrator for Student Services and Retention, within the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, is responsible for facilitating the services that ensure students’ smooth progress through the department’s graduate degree programs, which currently consist of the PhD in Public Policy program and the Master of Public Administration program (including one track).
Assistant Professor (CEHD) Curriculum & Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position with expertise in early childhood education and care and child development, or a closely related field (such as human development, child development, psychology, family studies, education policy, etc.), to begin September 1, 2022.
Finance Systems Access and Security Specialist Controller's Office
The Finance Systems Access and Security Specialist is responsible for the administration of finance systems security access, development of analytical reports, and technical solutions for complex financial business processes. This position requires interaction with many academic and financial areas of the campus and colleagues of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office (UITS, UPST, UIA, etc.).
Librarian III Healey Library
Healey Library at UMass Boston seeks an innovative and enthusiastic librarian to join the growing team in the Library Systems and Discovery Services department. We seek candidates who are strong collaborators and excited to work in a collaborative and user-centered team environment at an urban public research university library that supports our broadly diverse campus community of approximately 1,700 students and 1,100 faculty in the full range of library resources and services, on and off campus. We value excellent user experience, innovative library services, effective and equitable intellectual access to resources and collections.  Healey Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff to support the community, as part of its organizational commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion values and practices in its services and work environment.
Assistant Director of Residential Life Student Housing Office
The Assistant Director will oversee three major areas of the University housing program: 1.) providing support for office technology and systems to support student success 2.) supporting the development and implementation of living learning communities; and 3.) supporting students of concern, including providing necessary referrals to students in need. This is a “live-off” position.
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.
Educational Counselor Project REACH
The Talent Search Program is a college and career readiness program that identifies and serves disadvantaged young people. Our goal is to encourage them to continue in, graduate from high school, and to enroll in programs of post-secondary education. High school and post-secondary dropouts are also encouraged to return to school and assisted in the process. The majority of services are provided at the students’ middle or high schools within a classroom or workshop setting. Students may also make appointments to meet with Talent Search staff at our UMass Boston campus office after school or during school vacations. The Educational Counselors provide outreach counseling to persons, including those with disabilities; and conduct workshops and training sessions for program participants, their parents, and community agencies.
Web Designer/Developer IT Application Services
The Web Developer/Designer within the Application Services/Web Services unit of the Division of Information Technology will assist in with the planning, designing and developing of all aspects, both administrative and academic, of the University web sites.   As a member of the Application Services/Web Services team, the incumbent will bring new and creative ideas to keep improving the overall design of the  University website to meet the needs of prospective and current students, alumni and the various colleges and academic departments that support research and education.
Instructional Design Specialist Institute Community Inclusion
The Instructional Design Specialist II will, in consultation with Subject Matter Experts, develop, design, and edit numerous online learning activities and online learning development projects, as well as various multimedia activities for the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI). The incumbent must ensure that all materials produced are accessible to all learners. The incumbent will work across projects and will support the integration of web-based tools, and distance learning strategies into project and ICI activities. S/he will identify opportunities for the expansion of online learning; and will work in a team capacity with ICI staff to accomplish goals related to grants and other online learning and web-based initiatives.
Enrollment Coach VC Marketing and Engagement
The Enrollment Coach at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) will provide support for prospective students of graduate and online programs. Working under supervision of the Executive Director of Marketing, this individual will help to manage lead-to-enrolled student process by making contacts with prospective students, providing timely and accurate information about UMass Boston and its programs, connecting prospects with relevant campus contacts, and encouraging prospects to complete their application. The Enrollment Coach will build relationships with prospects by representing UMass Boston through telephone, text, and email, as well as potentially in person; explaining policies and requirements, and helping students with online registration and other self-service tools.
Grants and Contracts 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
Simulation and Clinical Lab Education Coordinator CNHS - Dean's Office
CNHS Enrollment is increasing and we have three new opportunities in our Simulation Lab. Join our expanding simulation team as our nursing program continues to grow! This position provides an opportunity to design and implement creative and educational offerings within the simulation and skills lab. Simulation coordinator duties are shared and require strong communication skills.
Assistant Professor (Exercise & Health Science) Exercise & Health Science
The Department of Exercise and Health Sciences seeks an Assistant Professor with a focus in Applied Exercise Physiology or Physical Activity and Health Promotion.
Research Assistant Ctr for Social Devel & Ed
The Research Assistant (RA) for the Center for Social Development and Education (CSDE) will provide project coordination and research support for exciting and dynamic research and program evaluation related to youth with intellectual disabilities. The RA will work with a team of researchers on projects focusing on peer social relationships, attitudes and perceptions of disability, social inclusion of students with disabilities in schools, and social and emotional learning in inclusive extracurricular activities. Under the supervision of the Director of Program Evaluation, and as part of the larger evaluation research team, the RA will oversee and coordinate the daily operations of one or more projects and assist in study design and data collection. The RA will also be expected to help prepare written reports, conference presentations, and journal articles summarizing study findings. For more information about the CSDE.
Research Training Manager VP- Acad Suppt Services
The Research Training Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of the UMass Boston Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U-54 Research Education Core (REC). She/he manages three research training programs aimed at developing the next generation of scientists from underrepresented backgrounds who can assist in reducing the unequal burden of cancer—undergraduate/graduate (21-30 per year); post-baccalaureate (2 per year), and post-doctoral fellow (3 per year). The Manager is responsible for student recruitment and placement in U-54-related research experiences and cancer/cancer disparities-related experiences at UMass Boston and DF/HCC; mentor recruitment and training; research skills and career development; and student tracking and outcomes. The Manager works with the Outreach Core to ensure training provided by both cores is complementary and synergistic. She/he works with the Research Design and Analysis Core (RDAC) to implement the comprehensive system for tracking educational and career progress of trainees, to assess the impact of the training activities on student outcomes, and to evaluate the REC. The Research Training Manager is also responsible for the day to day administration of the Summer Program to Advance Research Careers (SPARC) which provides an intensive summer experience for students at the beginning of their undergraduate careers—UMB freshmen and sophomores and students from area community colleges—aimed at sparking their interest in research careers. In addition, she/he works collaboratively with other UMB research training and support programs (Bridges, IMSD, McNair, LSAMP), assisting with placing participating students in in DF/HCC labs and jointly providing of research skills workshops and career development activities.
Assistant Manager of Student Employment Financial Aid Office
Working with the Manager of Student Employment, the Assistant Manager of Student Employment will be responsible for all aspects of the off-campus student employment programs, including developing job opportunities for students, securing off­ campus agency contracts, disseminating information to students and prospective employees; and enforcing program regulations.
Assistant Director, Counselor Financial Aid Office
The Assistant Director, Counselor is responsible for communicating and disseminating financial aid information, policies and procedures to students and families through in-person interviews, media and phone consultations; and is responsible for keeping staff abreast of policy and regulatory changes affecting student eligibility and ensuring consistency in applying policies throughout the Financial Aid Services organization.
Visiting Assistant Professor Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a Robert T. Seeley Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning 1 September, 2022.  This is a two-year non-tenure track position and it carries a reduced teaching load of 2-1. The research area of interest is open to all fields of pure and applied mathematics closely related to those in the department of mathematics.  We seek a colleague who will support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace. Candidates should have received a PhD by the time the position starts, and should show outstanding promise of research ability as well as a capacity for effective teaching. For more information visit
Administrative Assistant II (Africana Studies) Africana Studies
The Financial and Department Administrator for the Africana Studies Department is a full-time staff position responsible for maintaining the daily administrative and financial support functions for the Africana Studies Department. The incumbent will interact daily with full-time faculty, along with part-time/adjunct faculty, graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, community partners, and numerous undergraduate students to provide direct administrative and financial support. The administrator will monitor departmental finances and human resource needs for the Africana majors as well as minors; will assist the Chair of the Department in the scheduling of class sections each regular academic semester; assist in the coordination of student advising; 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.
Budget & Reporting Analyst Budget & Financial Planning
The Budget and Reporting Analyst will support the financial management of the University and planning and resource allocation discussions and decisions of senior University administrators and business area finance officers.  Primary activities include:  designing and executing the University’s annual operating budget and multi-year revenue and expense forecasts; analyzing financial data and related metrics for the organization, peer institutions, and higher education trends to inform decision-making; preparing concise and effective management reporting; and serving as a subject matter expert in performance and financial management, administrative policies and practices.

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