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We are committed to justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all, and we believe this commitment improves our work, our workplace and our communities. We are committed to hiring and supporting staff who reflect the communities we work with and are impacted by our work.

Early Childhood Coach/Trainer - Part Time - Connected Beginnings (Hybrid Opportunity)

The part-time Early Childhood Coach/Trainer provides training, coaching, and technical assistance to the early childhood mixed-delivery system.

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Early Childhood Coach/Trainer - Connected Beginnings (Hybrid Opportunity)

The Early Childhood Coach/Trainer provides training, coaching, and technical assistance to the early childhood mixed-delivery system.

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Family Child Care Coach/Trainer - Connected Beginnings (Hybrid Opportunity) 

The Family Child Care Coach/Trainer provides guidance, training, and coaching in the implementation of best practices in Family Child Care Systems and programs.

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Civic Mentor (mutiple positions) - Civic Initiative (Amherst, MA)

Civic Initiative Mentors provide administrative and organizational assistance to the Civic programs, assisting with the day-to-day functions. This will include, but not be limited to, supporting the academic director and program manager with administrative tasks and communication, and assisting with planning and organizing the schedule for each day. Mentors will have a unique opportunity to host small and large group sessions on social, cultural, and academic issues. In addition to facilitating participants’ programming (virtual and/or in-person) and creating a positive environment for the participants, mentors are expected to be present and engaged with the participants during small group and project activity. 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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Civic Mentor – UMass Students Only (Amherst, MA)

Civic Mentors provide administrative and organizational assistance to the Civic Initiave programs, assisting with the day-to-day functions. This will include, but not be limited to, supporting the academic director and program manager with administrative tasks and communication, and assisting with planning and organizing the schedule for each day. 

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Senior Research Manager – Applied Research & Program Evaluation (Hybrid Opportunity)

The Applied Research and Program Evaluation (ARPE) Senior Research Manager works collaboratively with the unit director and other members of the unit management team (Senior Research Managers and Research Managers) to design studies, develop project scopes, budgets and project work plans. They are responsible for ensuring that the overall quality of work produced on their projects is professional and consistent with UMDI standards. ARPE’s philosophy reflects a rigorous but practical orientation, believing that research is most meaningful when findings can be applied to public benefit. We also believe that evaluative work is a key driver in advancing equity and strive to utilize culturally responsive and equitable evaluation practices in all of our work. To this end, we are actively working to engage a diverse team of researchers that is reflective of the communities served by the programs we study.

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Career Specialist - Masshire Greater Brockton Career Center

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center (MHGBCC) Career Specialist provides direct services to qualified job seekers through job counseling, workshop instruction, networking, and coordination of outside services. Career Specialists ensure that job seekers have information, training, and skills required to meet the demands of area businesses and to facilitate job-seeker access to local employment opportunities. This position must fulfill robust data entry and reporting requirements on program activities, meeting the standards of U.S. Department of Labor validation review.

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UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

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