UMass Boston

Human Resources, Executive Recruitment, and Training

The Collins Center offers extensive services in the area of Human Resources, including Classification and Compensation, Executive Recruitment, and Training/Professional Development. To learn more or to discuss a potential project, please contact Mary Aicardi at 

Human Resources Services

Human Resources System

  • HR Organizational and Operational Reviews
  • HR Policy Review and Development
  • City/Town-School Shared Services Review and Recommendations

Classification and Compensation

  • Position Descriptions
  • Salary and Compensation Surveys
  • Classification Structure Review and Recommendations
  • Compensation Structure Review and Recommendations

Executive Recruitment

  • CEO (Town Administrator, Town Manager, City Manager, etc.)
  • Other Positions (e.g. CFO, HR Director, City Treasurer, etc.)
  • Transition Services

Training/Professional Development

  • Respectful Workplace
    • Let the Collins Center train your staff on creating a respectful workplace, covering everything from bullying to discrimination to sexual harassment.
  • Department Head Training
    • Give your Department Heads the training in skills necessary to lead a department and manage people. Example topics - Hiring the Right People, Performance Management. Communication, and Progressive Discipline.
  • Supervisory Leadership Development Program
    • New to supervising? Our trainings help new or inexperienced supervisors navigate the water of supervision with a focus on managing style, communication, performance management, and (if appropriate) working in a unionized environment.
  • Customized Training/Professional Development
  • Leadership Coaching


Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management

Healey Library, 10th Floor, Room 25
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125 USA


The Collins Center is affiliated with the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.