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Director of Graduate Admissions Graduate Admissions
The Director of Admissions at UMass Boston will be responsible for implementing and leading a data-informed admission and recruitment plan for 36 graduate Certificates, 46 master’s and 34 doctoral programs. The director will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and work closely with many campus constituents including Office of Graduate Studies, Marketing and Engagement, Academic Affairs (College Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Directors), Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning and the Office of Global Programs. The director will be a communicator, a collaborator, and an innovator in the field of graduate admissions
Director of Benefits Human Resources
Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, the Director of Benefits (Director) will be responsible for the high-level management and oversight of the university’s strategic benefits program, as well as for the day-to-day operations of benefits administration for all university employees. Primary among the Director’s varied responsibilities will be ensuring that university and external constituents receive the highest level of customer service, including prompt and accurate communications regarding benefits matters, from the UMass Boston benefits team. The Director will serve as a campus liaison to the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC) with regard to all aspects of health, life, long-term disability and other GIC-provided benefits and will play a similar role in managing the university’s relationship with the various health and welfare trusts through which university employees receive dental insurance. The Director also will manage the university’s provision of strong customer-service oriented support to employees retiring from the university, including ensuring smooth collaboration with all aspects of the university’s interface with the GIC, the Massachusetts State Employees Retirement System (MSERS) and the university Optional Retirement Program (ORP). The incumbent will meet with employees, provide information on the processing of retiree health care; provide overview of other health insurance options in retirement; and process salary verifications for the processing of previous state time for retirement. The Director also will ensure the smooth and effective operation of all other benefits operations, including management of the university tuition waiver process, health care spending and dependent care savings accounts, commuting-related benefits, various discount programs available to university employees and all other university benefits programs.
Senior Accountant / Senior Analyst Controller's Office
The Senior Accountant/Sr. Analyst is an in-person, on campus position that reports to the Associate Controller and is responsible for a variety of accounting functions that support the production of financial statements that are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The position also assists in the monthly, quarterly and fiscal year close of the general ledger along with the annual General Purpose and Uniform Guidance audits. Recommends updates to business processes as needed and provides ongoing training for staff. The position requires interaction with many academic and financial areas of the campus and colleagues of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. It requires expertise in the university accounting system, standard accounting practices and procedures, on campus presence, as well as knowledge of the many Federal, State, and Trustee regulations, policies and procedures.
Administrative Assistant II CM - Dean's Office
The Administrative Assistant will provide daily administrative support to department chairs, faculty and other support staff within the College of Management (CM), and will serve as the direct administrative support staff for departments within the college. The incumbent will perform administrative-support duties including greeting and directing visitors; receiving and directing internal and external phone and e-mail inquiries; and preparing routine documents, correspondence and forms, including professional development and travel reimbursement forms for faculty. They will also assist department chairs and faculty with administrative and course management matters, such as collecting syllabi, and organizing copies if needed. The Administrative Assistant will also receive invoices and process them for payment; and will maintain adequate inventory levels of departmental supplies.
Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Development VC-Athl & Recr/Spec Pgm & Proj
The Assistant Athletic Director (AD) of Athletic Development is responsible for helping to advance the fundraising and engagement strategic priorities of the Department of Athletics and Recreations at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston). With a major emphasis on increasing the total number of donors as overall philanthropic contributions to the department, the Assistant AD will work to develop and implement strategies to achieve athletic department goals including but not limited to managing the athletics annual fundraising program, planning, developing, and executing athletic related fundraising and stewardship events. Additionally, manage a small portfolio of athletic donors with the purpose of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Lecturer (Marketing) Marketing
The College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for one full-time, benefited non-tenure-track (NTT) instructor position, beginning from January 2024.
Director of Career Services CM - Dean's Office
The Director of Career Services in the College of Management plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing a strategic approach to connecting students with future careers, offering personalized guidance, and fostering industry connections. The incumbent will report to the Dean and work collaboratively to develop strategies to advance student career and internship opportunities at undergraduate and graduate levels. The incumbent will provide career counseling to undergraduate and graduate students, job search support, maintain relationships with hiring managers in local companies and organizations, and stay updated on industry trends while organizing workshops and analyzing data for service improvement. This role reports to the Dean and is a cornerstone of students' professional journeys, impacting their lives and contributing to the College's success and commitment to preparing future business leaders.
Visiting Assistant Professor (Mathematics) Mathematics
Robert T. Seeley Visiting Assistant Professorship The Department of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a Robert T. Seeley Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2024. 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. 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
Clinical Social Worker Health Services
The full-time Staff Clinical Social Worker for University Health Services Counseling Center will provide high quality, time- effective, evidence-based and culturally responsive clinical services, including: triage; emergency and crisis intervention services; referrals and evaluations; as well as individual and group counseling and psychotherapy. The incumbent will manage a caseload so as to serve the maximum number of students who are appropriate for services at the University Health Services Counseling Center; and will consult with and/or make timely and appropriate mental health referrals for students as needed. The incumbent will also participate with outreach and supervision/training activities. The position is a full time (12 months) and benefitted one. This is a hybrid position which includes in-person and tele-counseling/remote work, and unique schedule options.
Mobile Labs Specialist IT Ed Tech & Learning Commons
Reporting to the Director of IT Managed Services, The Mobile Labs Specialist is responsible for providing computer lab access to clients through four separate services which make up the focus of this position. The incumbent serves as a service owner for the Mobile Labs service providing laptop and ipad carts, the CloudPC services providing virtual and remote access to university computers, the Chromebook Loaner Program providing Chromebook laptops to students, and also plays an important part in the team maintaining the university’s traditional computer labs.
Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety Public Safety
The University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a collaborative, passionately engaged, and community-focused leader for the position of Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police. As a key member of the Division of Student Affairs’ executive team, the Director/Chief plays a central role in ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of Boston’s only public research university. This position offers the opportunity to help build and strengthen an inclusive and nurturing campus culture.
Associate Director of Strategic Engagement VC-University Advancement
As Greater Boston’s only public research university and the most diverse university in New England, the University of Massachusetts Boston is a springboard to a more prosperous future; a gateway to discovery; and the primary lever for higher education equity in Massachusetts. UMass Boston’s growing University Advancement team partners with philanthropic individuals and organizations to take the university to new levels of impact in public-serving education and research. The Associate Director of Strategic Engagement will collaborate closely with UA writers, fundraisers, and alumni officers to create compelling print and digital materials that inspire alumni and friends to engage more deeply with the university and philanthropically support the success of its students and faculty. The position offers the opportunity to work creatively to advance the university’s strategic objectives, using a high level of technical skill, visual sensibility, and attention to detail.
Senior Director of Campaign Data VC-University Advancement
As Greater Boston’s only public research university and the most diverse university in New England, the University of Massachusetts Boston is a springboard to a more prosperous future; a gateway to discovery; and the primary lever for higher education equity in Massachusetts. UMass Boston’s growing University Advancement team partners with philanthropic individuals and organizations to take the university to new levels of impact in public-serving education and research. The Senior Director of Campaign Data is a data storyteller who will use technical expertise and creative thinking to design and create reports, analyses, and data visualizations that effectively communicate important findings, insights, and trends to colleagues and leadership, as well as proposing innovative ways to use data to support fundraising and engagement goals and drive the success of a modern comprehensive campaign.
Major Gifts Officer VC-University Advancement
As Greater Boston’s only public research university and the most diverse university in New England, the University of Massachusetts Boston is a springboard to a more prosperous future; a gateway to discovery; and the primary lever for higher education equity in Massachusetts. UMass Boston’s growing University Advancement team partners with philanthropic individuals and organizations to take the university to new levels of impact in public-serving education and research. The Major Gifts Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 100–125 prospective donors whose endowment, annual, and capital gifts of $25,000+ will further the university’s strategic priorities and transform the lives and work of UMass Boston students and faculty. The Major Gifts Officer will serve as a fundraiser for university-wide initiatives and will collaborate closely with colleagues in University Advancement, deans, faculty, and senior administrators to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies.
Assistant Professor (Exercise and Health Sciences) Exercise & Health Science
The Department of Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ideal candidates should have research and teaching expertise in areas related to physical activity measurement and behavioral intervention/health promotion, and/or epidemiology specifically within minoritized populations
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 piping and dilution basins and the campus water main distribution system.
Program Assistant Urban Public Health
The Program Assistant for the Department of Urban Public Health (UPH) in the Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences (MCNHS) supports the chair and faculty of the UPH department. The UPH Department was launched in Fall 2023. The Program Assistant will help support this exciting and important new educational program. The mission of the program is to promote health equity in urban populations. The program assistant will be a part of the recruitment, pre-advising, practicum placement processes, and completion verifications for all students in the program.
Departmental Research Administrator (I-III) (Multiple Positions) Research & Sponsored Programs
The “Department Research Administrator (DRA)” job family of positions (levels 1 through 4) are the core department/college-based administrators responsible for working directly with our research faculty and staff on grant development and preparation, and with the day-to-day financial oversight of all funded awards. Our campus’ external research activities are coordinated within teams. We are currently seeking two positions within the following teams: (1) College of Liberal Arts, College of Management and Institutional Level Offices and (2) College of Science and Mathematics, Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences and School for the Environment. These DRA I-III positions will report to the DRA Team Leads.
Compensation and HR Operations Analyst Human Resources
Reporting to the Senior Director of HR Information Systems and Operations, and working closely with the HR Generalist team, the Compensation and HR Operations Analyst plays an important role in ensuring the competitiveness and effectiveness of the University’s compensation-related programs as well as alignment with federal, state and university regulations, policies, and guidelines. The Analyst works closely with the Senior Director, the HR Generalist team, staff in colleges and departments and individual employees to identify and resolve various inquiries and issues related to compensation, job classification, and related matters. Works as part of a team to administer and provide analytical support for the departmental compensation committee comprising the Analyst, the HR Generalist team and designated Labor Relations staff members. Takes a leading role, under the management of the Senior Director, in devising and implementing a plan to introduce an electronic workflow into compensation and job classification operations.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Philosophy) Philosophy
The Applied Ethics Center (AEC) and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) are excited to invite applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship on AI and human cognition at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The post is fixed-term for 24 months from the date of appointment. The post-doctoral fellow will focus on philosophical questions related to integration of artificial intelligence with human cognition such as: the extended cognition approach including electronic devices; the interpenetration and coevolution of technology and the self; neurodevices’ challenge to concepts of autonomy and personal identity; the challenge of neuromodulation to hedonic consequentialism and virtue ethics; the epistemological uncertainty of a future of immersive virtual reality; and the ethics of radical longevity and uploading. The AI and Cognition Post-Doctoral Fellow will help AEC and IEET research the academic and policy work being done on these questions.

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