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UMass Donahue InstituteThank you for your interest in employment with UMass Donahue Institute. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Customer Relations Specialist, MassHire Greater Brockton (Brockton, MA)

The MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center is a non-profit One-Stop Career Center that is managed by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) and is overseen under charter with the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB).  The MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center is located in downtown Brockton and provides employment and training services to job seekers and employers.  This position is a key member of the Job Seeker Services Team, with the primary responsibility of the initial customer assessment and direction of subsequent work flow, acts as a communications hub for the office, and assists with the coordination of staff schedules.  This position works as a pivotal member of a highly integrated team, and has an important role in ensuring customers are directed to the appropriate next steps in their Career Center experience.

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Real Property Facilities Expert, Head Start National Center for Program Management and Fiscal Operations (Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA)

The Head Start Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) business group of the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) provides essential program and fiscal management resources to Head Start Regional Training/Technical Assistance specialists and grantees. PMFO has been tasked to strengthen the capacity the Federal Regional Office staff in the determination, tracking and management of the federal interest in Head Start and Early Head Start grantee facilities nationwide, through the Real Property Facilities Initiative (RPFI). The RPFE will partner with Regional Office federal staff in the creation of processes that will enhance their capacity to manage facility actions and enhance infrastructure across the twelve OHS regions.  Since services are provided nationwide some travel is required for this position.  The RPFE will be located at the assigned Regional Office and be responsible for coordinating the Regional facilities technical assistance activities and supporting the development of training materials and resources. The RPFE will be required to communicate with federal staff, RPFL, UMDI, and PMFO management staff.

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Research Analyst, Economic and Public Policy Research Unit, Grants & Contracts (Boston or Hadley, MA)

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research unit (EPPR) conducts a range of customized economic and demographic data analysis and policy studies on topics of interest to policymakers in government, business, and academia. Workforce, housing, infrastructure, local and regional economic development, industry ecosystems, demographic and socioeconomic trends, and economic impact analyses are frequent but not exclusive themes of EPPR’s policy-related work.  Research Analysts conduct specialized economic and public policy research through quantitative data analysis, literature reviews, surveys, and interviews. Depending upon the qualifications of the Research Analyst, the position will entail significant writing duties and independent task management. Typically, Research Analysts work collaboratively under the direction of a Research Manager, Senior Research Manager, and/or the EPPR Director.

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Research Associate, Economic and Public Policy Research Unit, Grants & Contracts (Hadley, MA or Boston, MA)

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research group (EPPR) conducts a range of customized economic and demographic data analysis and policy studies on topics of interest to policymakers in government, business, and academia. Workforce, housing, infrastructure, local and regional economic development, industry ecosystems, demographic and socioeconomic trends, and economic impact analyses are frequent but not exclusive themes of EPPR’s policy-related work. 

Research Associates conduct specialized economic and public policy research through quantitative data analysis, literature reviews, surveys, and interviews. Depending upon the qualifications of the Research Associate, the position will entail significant writing duties and independent task management. Typically, Research Associates work collaboratively under the direction of a Research Manager, Senior Research Manager, and/or the EPPR Director.

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Civic Initiative Mentor (student hourly), Civic Initiative (Hadley, MA)

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) Civic Initiative (CI) business unit is dedicated to promoting democracy through education in both the U.S. and abroad. Select groups of students, scholars, and professionals from around the world come to the UMass Amherst campus and travel to other regional sites for various short term exchange programs. Programs are designed for attendees to improve their leadership skills, increase their subject knowledge, and learn about U.S. culture. Programs are based on engaging participants through active learning, integrating classroom readings, lectures, and discussions with community-based, collaborative projects that offer practical, real-life experience.

Mentors at UMDI CI provide administrative and organizational assistance to the program they are working. The position requires that mentors assist with the day-to-day functions of the program. This will include: transporting participants, supporting the academic director and program manager with administrative tasks and communication, and assisting with planning and organizing the schedule for each day. Mentors have a unique opportunity to work and live with participants from around the world. In addition to facilitating participants’ transition to the U.S and creating a positive environment for the participants during their time here, mentors are expected to be present and engaged with the participants throughout the course of the program. The mentors provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about American culture, norms, and discuss program content areas in an informal setting; similarly, mentors are able to learn about the participant’s home countries. This cross-cultural exchange represents an important aspect of the CI’s mission, by developing more substantive connections and understandings of different cultures, norms, and values.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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