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Director, William Joiner Institute

Job description

Job no: 507069
Position Type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Joiner Insitute
Pay Grade: 34
Date opened: 06 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 20 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time

General Summary:

The Director for the William Joiner Institute (WJI) for the Study of War and Social Consequences will assist the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Administrative and Financial Services (AVCAA) in the research, policy, educational, and community outreach work of the WJI. S/he will assist with the development of new lines of research, initiatives and community engagement focused on the social consequences of war or military service for veterans, their families and/or others impacted. S/he will also assist with identifying grant and contract opportunities; building and writing grant and contract proposals; identifying, initiating, and nurturing innovative collaborative partnerships; working closely with the AVCAA and other stakeholders at the university and in the public, private and non-profit sectors; and for overseeing and completing general administrative duties of the WJI, including advising and managing the Institute’s on-going web and social media presence. The Director may also serve as a representative of the WJI at important functions, meetings and events, in the absence of the AVCAA.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assist with the development of new lines of research, initiatives and community engagement focused on the social consequences of war or military service;
  • Assist with recruiting, training and mentoring of volunteers and/or paid intern staff members;
  • Assist with development and maintenance of the Institute’s web and social media presence;
  • Assist with development and management of speaker series, as well as Boston-wide networking and development events aligned with mission and vision of the WJI;
  • Write articles that promote Institute research, highlight veteran student and veteran alumni activities, and engage broadly the veteran community, including venues/forums like the WJI newsletter, website, social media, and on- and off-campus media outlets;
  • Work with the AVCAA to raise funds for the WJI, including researching potential donors and grants, drafting grant proposals, and meeting with donors and collaborating partners;
  • Represent the WJI at meetings, events, and conferences;
  • Engage in and supervise technical support for community-based and university-based outreach and service support programs for veterans, and conduct needs assessments and evaluations these programs; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

    A veteran that has attained MA/MS level academic degree. Interest in social, economic, psychological, and/or public health research on the consequences of war or military service and/or research and evaluation of programs to engage, elevate and integrate veteran experience into the university, institute and communities to facilitate broader awareness of veteran inspiration and sacrifice, and strengthen community and cohort bonds. Prior administrative management experience, with the ability to organize, manage, prioritize and ensure effective completion of multiple projects is required.

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and other administrative software;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Strong inter-personal skills;
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; and
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Application Instructions:

    Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date (closing date is January 8th, 2021).

    Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

    Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link:

    Salary Ranges

    All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

    Applications close: 20 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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    Posted: 1/7/2021
    Application Due: 1/20/2021
    Work Type: Full Time