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Program Management & Governance Specialist, Head Start National Center on Program Management & Fiscal Operations (Remote Opportunity)

The Program Management and Governance Specialist will enhance Regional Grantee Specialists’ knowledge of program management functions through the provision of training/technical assistance through various means including virtual technology, phone conferences, and on-site visits. The Program Management and Governance Specialist will create high quality, evidence-based materials to use during presentations and/or be placed on the Office of Head Start’s national website, Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. These resources will positively affect the delivery of services to the nation’s most vulnerable children and families by providing Grantee Specialists and grantees with the most up-to-date research on program management and governance.

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Instructional Technologist, Head Start National Center on Program Management & Fiscal Operations (remote)

The Instructional Technologist provides technical management, training and advanced support for the resource development team and PMFO’s content specialists. This includes support for webinars, self-paced learning modules, audio/video components, and other training resources.

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Project Manager, Head Start National Center for Program Management & Fiscal Operations (remote)

The Project Manager is the logistical lead for PMFO’s project activities and the management of the project production tasks.

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Early Childhood Specialist, New England Region (remote)

UMDI’s Regional Head Start business unit provides training, consultation and other technical assistance to Head Start grantee recipients throughout the six New England states. This training, consulting and technical assistance supports Head Start programs in their continuous improvement of comprehensive child development 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. The UMDI Regional Head Start group also supports Head Start programs’ work with families to help them understand and meet their children’s educational, health, nutritional, dental and social emotional needs. Head Start federally funded programs are operated throughout the United States through grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies.

The Head Start Early Childhood (EC) Specialists will work directly with grantee recipients to provide training, consultation and technical assistance regarding services and professional development to support children being ready for school and family engagement.

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Research Analyst, Applied Research & Program Evaluation (hybrid)

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) Applied Research and Program Evaluation (ARPE) group partners with organizations across multiple sectors to develop and implement utilization-focused studies that address public health, human services, and educational policies and initiatives. Our 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. 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.

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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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