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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:

Finance and Administration Manager, Economic & Public Policy Research (Hadley, MA)

The Economic & Public Policy Research (EPPR) group of the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute conducts a range of customized economic policy studies including economic impact analysis, detailed industry studies, regional economic development analysis and public policy reports on topics of interest to policymakers in government, business, and academia.

Under the direction of the EPPR Director, the Administration & Finance Manager provides financial, administrative, program, and personnel assistance to the business group in relation to project, office, and client support. This position requires daily office management duties; the preparation, tracking, presentation, and reconciliation of project and EPPR financial documents from the point of project inception through completion, as well as direct support to project staff.  Personnel support includes the processing of required documentation for staff appointments, staff and consultant travel authorization and reimbursement, and the proper allocation of project-related expenses to sponsored projects.

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Assistant Manager of Operations, UMass Center on Beacon Hill (Boston, MA)

The UMass Center on Beacon Hill (UMCBH) provides a physical space for partnerships between the University of Massachusetts, the local community and other area institutes of education. It provides a central location accessible to various school's students. Through a combination of traditional in-classroom learning, advanced telecommunications, and other technology investments, the UMass Center provides college-course-specific opportunities not previously available in the area as well as local business and community engagement opportunities for the University. The Assistant Manager of Operations assists with the management of this Boston urban satellite center and oversees UMCBH during that time when the Director of Operations is not present. The Assistant Manager of Operations supports the computer systems operated by Enterprise Services and Academic Computing clients with assistance from the IT staff at the UMass Center at Springfield, President's Office, IT, UMass Boston IT, and UMass Amherst IT. These computer systems, and the services they deliver, provide mission critical services to the Center. Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the Assistant Manager's duties shall include but not be limited to: management of the Center's operations; IT and technical support for all facility users and systems; support of the computer and distance learning systems operated by UMass Enterprise Services and Academic Computing clients; facility oversight; act as a liaison to academic departments and assist the Director of Operations in the preparation of the Center's budget.

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Grantee Specialist, Head Start Region 1 (All of MA, RI, CT, VT, NH, and ME)

The Regional Head Start team provides training, consultation, and other technical assistance to Head Start grantees throughout the six New England states. This training, consulting, and technical assistance supports Head Start programs in their continuous improvement of comprehensive services to low-income children and families from birth to age five, with special focus on helping preschoolers develop the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in school and meeting their nutritional, dental and social emotional needs. The team also supports Head Start programs in promoting family engagement and well-being. Head Start federally funded programs are operated throughout the United States through grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies. Grantee Specialists provide training, consultation and technical assistance to Head Start grantees on program and management issues. Grantee Specialists work at the direction of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Regional Office.

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Research Analyst, Applied Research & Program Evaluation (Shrewsbury, MA; Boston, MA; Hadley, MA)

Research Analysts assist with all aspects of project implementation, and generally are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities related to data collection, analyses of data, and reporting of findings. Research Analysts are expected to have a solid understanding of research and evaluation methodologies, to independently manage data collection activities, and to contribute to summarizing and presenting findings to meet the needs of clients.

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Research Manager, Applied Research & Program Evaluation (Shrewsbury, MA; Boston, MA; Hadley, MA)

Research Managers are responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of their projects, including conceptualizing and developing sound research plans and timelines, implementing plans within stated timelines, conducting appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative analyses of data, synthesizing data to surface findings, and developing high quality project deliverables with clearly stated conclusions and recommendations. Research Managers are expected to possess a solid foundation in research and evaluation methods, strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, and the ability to independently manage projects or components of complex projects. Depending upon the size and scope of projects, Research Managers may be responsible for supervising and mentoring staff on their project team, and are expected to foster a collaborative team approach to project implementation. Although not solely responsible for developing new business, Research Managers are expected to identify funding opportunities and participate in development activities.

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