Associate Director of Academic Personnel

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professional Staff Salary Administration Program Position Level 27
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Associate Director of Academic Personnel will support the Provost's Office in meeting its operational and strategic objectives, with a high degree of judgment, initiative, and leadership.  The Associate Director will serve as advisor and consultant on matters related to human resource management, personnel policies and procedures to all programs, departments, schools and colleges under Academic Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration, or related field plus 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and training plus 7 years of relevant experience.

  • Must have the ability to speak and write clearly and concisely; work through problems, develop solutions and foster resolution and action; balance numerous demands; evaluate competing priorities, weigh issues prior to taking action, and keep projects moving forward productively and efficiently; provide practical, solution-driven initiatives; handle confidential information in a discreet manner, accept direction; and work cooperatively with others.
  • Must have communication skills sufficient to clearly and concisely articulate ideas, concepts and proposals and to interact with a wide range of diverse people; critical thinking skills to conduct complex analyses and research; and facilitation/negotiation skills.
  • Superior proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe and database systems. Must be proficient in basic math skills and be detail oriented.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of federal/state employment laws and the ability to interpret and apply academic/HR policies and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Ability to run queries and navigate the PeopleSoft HR system.

Professional Staff Salary Administration Program Position Level 27

For more information on salary range visit: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

To apply please provide letter of application, resume and the names and contact information of three current references.  Please apply online at:

Review of applications will begin on June 7, 2017 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. 

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origins, 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, the University of Massachusetts 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 the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.