Job Opportunities

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

Research Analyst (Hadley or Shrewsbury, MA)

The Applied Research and Program Evaluation group (ARPE) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research Analyst. Research Analysts contribute to project implementation working under the direction of experienced UMDI research professionals. Research Analysts’ work focuses heavily on activities related to data collection, analysis, and reporting of findings. Depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant, the position may entail writing duties and some independent project tasks. ARPE conducts social science research projects in direct response to specific client needs. ARPE studies typically focus on questions related to public health, human/social services, and education across the age spectrum (from early childhood through post-secondary and adult education).

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HR & Fiscal Support Specialist (Hadley, MA)

The Central Administrative Services Unit (CASU) provides a wide variety of support services to the business units of the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, including accounting, human resources, information technology, marketing, business development, and more. The HR & Fiscal Support Specialist provides a broad range of support with human resource/personnel functions and reports to the Fiscal Services Manager. The tasks performed by the HR & Fiscal Support Specialist support CASU and the nine business units within the institute to include: Applied Research and Program Evaluation; Civic Initiative; Connected Beginnings Training Institute; Economic and Public Policy Research; Head Start Program Management and Fiscal Operations; Head Start Region 1 Training and Technical Assistance; MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center; Non-profit Funding and Fiscal Solutions; and Organizational Development and Learning Solutions. Primary support tasks will include staff labor allocation processing and monitoring; processing of personnel actions including hiring and terminations; communicating personnel information with institute staff; and supporting recruitment and performance evaluation processes. Support is to be provided in an effective, efficient, and discrete manner.

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ARPE Student Research Assistant, Applied Research & Program Evaluation (Hadley, MA)

The Applied Research and Program Evaluation (ARPE) business unit within the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Student Research Assistant. Student Research Assistants work under the direction of UMDI research professionals. They support the work of UMDI through quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, creating data visualizations, performing literature reviews, assisting with surveys, and other research tasks as needed.  Depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant, the position may entail writing duties and some independent project tasks. Student Research Assistants may be able to receive academic credit through their academic departments for their work at the UMass Donahue Institute.

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Real Property Facilities Expert, PMFO (Seattle, WA)

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 T/TA 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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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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