Job Opportunities at UMass Donahue Institute

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

Student Research Assistant, Economic & Public Policy Research (Boston, MA [one position] and Hadley, MA [one position])

The UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic & Public Policy Research group (EPPR) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Student Research Assistant. EPPR produces industry analyses, regional economic studies and public policy reports on topics of interest to policymakers in government, business, and academia. 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.

Boston: Learn more about and apply.

Hadley: Learn more about and apply.


Career Navigator, MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center (Brockton, MA)

The Masshire Greater Brockton Career Center is a One-Stop Career Center managed by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) and overseen under a charter form the MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board (MHGBWB).  The MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center is located in downtown Brockton and provides employment and training services to job seekers and businesses.

The Career Navigator is responsible for working with individuals referred from the Neighborhood Works Housing Solutions Section 8 voucher program to help them identify a long-term (up to five years) career path that fits with available jobs in their region with good wages, benefits and opportunity for advancement. The Career Navigator supports the individual to identify any training or education needed, assist with accessing those education and training resources, and then through the employer relationships of the Career Center, support the individual to find a job, provide post-employment transition, and as desired by the individual, ongoing career-path coaching.

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

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) Applied Research and Program Evaluation group (ARPE) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research Manager. Research Managers work with the unit director and senior research managers to conceive of and create new projects and develop project scopes, budgets, and project work plans. Research Managers are responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned projects, including conceptualizing and developing sound research plans and timelines, implementing plans within stated timelines, conducting appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative analyses of data, implementing quality control processes, and 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 methods, strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, and the ability to independently manage projects or components of complex projects. Research Managers must be comfortable with mixed-methods research approaches, including both qualitative and quantitative research designs. Depending on 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.

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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Real Property Facilities Coordinator, Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (Washington, DC)

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI), under a contract with Community Development Institute, has been tasked to: (a) help increase capacity for the Office of Head Start Regional Offices (RO) in the determination, tracking, and management of the federal interest in Head Start and Early Head Start grantee facilities nationwide; and (b) provide technical assistance in the funding of safe and healthy facilities for Head Start children through the Real Property Facilities Initiative (RPFI). Since services are provided nationwide, travel is required for this position. The Real Properties Facilities Coordinator (RPFC) will help to coordinate the efforts of RPFI and integrate with the national Administration for Children and Families facilities initiatives. The RPFC will be responsible for coordinating regional facilities technical assistance activities, developing training materials and resources, and providing support to a cadre of Real Property Facilities Experts housed in ROs. Additionally, the RPFC will be responsible for developing systems and processes for the initiative and reporting project activities.

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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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