Employment

Five Colleges, Incorporated and its member institutions are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

Employment opportunities on this page are for open positions at Five Colleges, Incorporated. FCI job openings are posted on the Smith College job portal. To apply, you must create a Workday account and submit application materials electronically.

Openings at member campuses can be accessed from each campus' employment website. 

Open Positions at Five Colleges, Incorporated

Office Manager, Five College Learning in Retirement 

The Five College Learning in Retirement program seeks an office manager.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to keep impeccable records, work with financial and demographic data, and communicate effectively with the membership. Thus, the office manager must be organized as well as proficient with databases, time management, written and oral communications, and financial record-keeping. 

Founded in 1988, Five College Learning in Retirement is a dues-supported organization sponsored by Five Colleges, Incorporated. It serves residents in the Pioneer Valley who want to continue learning through peer-led seminars, monthly interest groups, and short summer and winter programs. These activities are initiated, designed, and moderated by members.

This is a part-time (30 hours/week), non-exempt, benefited position with Five Colleges, Incorporated. It is an in-person onsite role; the primary work location for this position is on the campus of Smith College in Northampton. 

Importance of Diversity to our Educational Mission 

Five Colleges, Incorporated and its five associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) are committed to supporting and sustaining a diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, ideas and points of view for the essential contribution this diversity makes to educational missions of our organizations.  In support of this commitment Five Colleges requires all of its employees to work cooperatively and effectively with the diversity of people at the colleges (students, faculty members, other employees) and within the organization itself. 

Application Information
 
Before applying, review the Five College Learning in Retirement Office Manager position description

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter for your application to be considered for this position. You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files, but be sure to add all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after clicking the Submit button.  

For priority consideration, apply by July 21, 2022, via the Smith College job portal

Program Assistant, Five College Center for World Languages

The Five College Center for World Languages, a nationally recognized program of the Five College Consortium, has an opening for a Program Assistant to support its work of teaching less-commonly taught languages to students from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Since 1991, the Center has helped more than 5,000 students study 60 languages from around the world.

Working from its offices in downtown Amherst, the Program Assistant provides educational, logistical, and administrative support for Center courses and assists with trainings, outreach, and publicity. 

Duties

As the Program Assistant, you will manage a wide variety of data and relationships related to our course offerings. You will work one-on-one with students, sometimes in person and often over email, to identify and solve logistical and educational challenges and help them meet their learning goals. You will create and maintain detailed records, such as registration reports and gradebooks. You will develop and implement policies to help our courses run smoothly. You will both collaborate with Center staff and undertake independent work using good judgment, research, and creativity to help improve and promote our programs.

You could be a great fit for this position if you:

  • Enjoy building relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives

  • Like helping people—in person, on the phone, and over email

  • Find satisfaction in successfully tracking small details and improving organizational systems

  • Are an excellent communicator 

  • Have a knack for problem solving 

  • Recognize the value of studying new languages and cultures

  • Are a lifelong learner and enjoy discussing good teaching and learning practices

Importance of Diversity to our Educational Mission

Five Colleges, Incorporated and its five associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) are committed to supporting and sustaining a diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, ideas and points of view for the essential contribution this diversity makes to educational missions of our organizations.  In support of this commitment Five Colleges requires all of its employees to work cooperatively and effectively with the diversity of people at the colleges (students, faculty members, other employees) and within the organization itself.

Application Information

Before applying, review the Five College Center for World Languages Program Assistant position description.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter for your application to be considered for this position. You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files, but be sure to add all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after clicking the Submit button.

For priority consideration, apply by July 25, 2022, via the Smith College job portal.

Open Positions at Five College Campuses

Open faculty and administrative positions at the campuses can be found at the following links.