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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:

PMFO Federal Interest Project Support Specialist, Head Start Program Management and Fiscal Operations (Hadley, MA or Shrewsbury, MA)

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 determination, tracking and management of the Office of Head Start (OHS) federal interest in facilities nationwide, by building capacity in regional offices. Since services are provided nationwide, use is made of virtual technology and some travel is required for this position. Additionally, there is travel by Head Start PMFO staff, sub-recipients, consultants and vendors for which the Project Support Specialist provides oversight.  The Project Support Specialist will be responsible for collecting and analyzing information with regard to the federal interest resource needs of Head Start regions and grantees nationwide.  Once analyzed, the Project Support Specialist will be required to communicate the results to the PMFO Management Team so that resources and or training are appropriately disseminated. In addition, the Project Support Specialist will provide financial and staff assistance in relation to PMFO and client support.  Personnel support includes the processing of required documentation for staff and staff travel management, sub-recipient and consultant travel reimbursement, and the proper allocation of project-related expenses. The Project Support Specialist must demonstrate the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to balance priorities efficiently.

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Senior Research Analyst, Applied Research and Program Evaluation Unit (Shrewsbury, MA)

The Applied Research and Program Evaluation (ARPE) group of the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) conducts social science research projects in direct response to specific client needs. The Donahue Institute is in search of up to 2 Senior Research Analyst to assist in the development of high quality work products consistent with the professional standards of UMDI; develop strong, collaborative relationships with clients, while maintaining appropriate objectivity; and reflect a positive image of UMDI and the University in all aspects of their work. Members of ARPE are committed to clear and respectful written and verbal communication, accountability, teamwork, demonstrating initiative, being organized in their approach to work, and problem solving.

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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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