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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:

Finance & Administration Manager, Central Administrative Services Unit (Hadley, MA/home-based)

The Central Administrative Services Unit (CASU) provides a wide variety of support services to the nine business units of the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI), including accounting, human resources, information technology, marketing, business development, and more.

Under the direction of the CASU Senior Financial Manager, the Finance and Administration Manager provides financial, administrative, programmatic, and personnel assistance to UMDI business units in relation to project, office, and client support. This position will provide a broad range of support including daily office management duties; the preparation, tracking, presentation, and reconciliation of project and financial documents from the point of project inception through completion, as well as direct support to project staff. Personnel support may include the processing of required documentation for staff appointments, staff and consultant travel authorization and reimbursement, and the proper allocation of project-related expenses to sponsored projects. In addition, the Finance and Administration Manager may be responsible for the completion of contract documents and communicating directly with clients in relation to the work of business units. All tasks are to be provided in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.

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Central Mass. Professional Development Center Coach/Trainer, Connected Beginnings (home-based, part-time)

The Connected Beginnings Training Institute (CBTI) provides, coordinates, evaluates, and advocates for effective professional development and training aimed at enhancing the social emotional well-being of young children within their early childhood care and education experiences. Launched in 2006, CBTI joined UMDI in 2019 in order to continue its mission to build the capacity of infant and early childhood practitioners across disciplines to engage in nurturing relationships with the very young children and families they serve in order to promote best practice and social emotional wellness. Through the Massachusetts Early Education and Care (EEC) StrongStart Training and Technical Assistance initiative, UMDI has led the Central Massachusetts Professional Development Center (PDC) since its creation in 2019. As a member of the Central MA PDC team, the Coach/Trainer provides training and technical assistance to the professionals of the early childhood care mixed delivery system of care, within the Central Region of Massachusetts.

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Real Property Facilities Analyst, Head Start National Center on Program Management & Fiscal Operations (Denver, CO)

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI), has been tasked to: (a) help increase capacity for the Office of Head Start (OHS) Regional Offices (RO) in the determination, tracking, and management of the federal interest in Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) grantee facilities nationwide; and (b) provide technical assistance in the funding of safe and healthy facilities for HS children through the Real Property Facilities Initiative (RPFI). The Real Properties Facilities Analyst (RPFA) will work with Regional Office federal staff in the creation of processes that will enhance their capacity to manage facility actions and enhance systems across the twelve OHS regions.  Since services are provided nationwide some travel is required for this position.  The RPFA will be located at the assigned Regional Office and be responsible for coordinating Regional facilities technical assistance activities and supporting the development of training processes, materials and resources within the scope of the RPFI. The RPFA will interface and communicate regularly with federal staff, UMDI, Community Development Institute (CDI) and the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NC/PMFO) management staff. Primary direction for day-to-day activities will be provided by the position’s immediate supervisor.  Guidance and direction for RPFI project objectives and deliverables will be provided by the RPFI Leadership Team. 

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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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