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

Please attach/upload a current resume and letter of interest in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Five Colleges, Incorporated (FCI) seeks a class of 2021 or 2022 graduate from a Five College institution to support, test, and develop technology resources for FCI staff and Five College IT projects and initiatives. This Post-Baccalaureate Technologist position is part of the Five College initiative to support recent graduates interested in gaining experience using technologies to enhance and promote technology adoption in the workplace and in the learning communities. The Technologist works with the FCI IT team, FCI staff, and members of the Five College Consortium. Opportunities for additional professional growth and development, and support for related training can be provided.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefited entry-level position. This 13-month position begins June 1, 2022, and ends on June 30, 2023, with possibilities to begin earlier and/or to extend the term by one year.

This is intended to be an in-person onsite role.

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.

Duties

  • Work closely with the Director of IT and Enterprise Initiatives, the FCI IT team, and Five College staff to support technology usage in the workplace and across the campuses
  • Track, resolve, and document user issues via FCI’s helpdesk and self-help guides
  • Maintain current data, create reports, and implement new functionalities to a web-based inventory of assets
  • Provide support for report-writing, documentation, presentations, and workshops (synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Help support FCI IT systems to ensure proper operations, security, accessibility, and integrity of informationo p="">
  • Help introduce new technologies or new ways of using technologies in the workplace and across the campuses
  • Attend meetings as assigned, serving as FCI support liaison and/or minute taker as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from one of the Five College institutions, awarded within one academic year
  • Demonstrated experience working with Google Suite and Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to stay current on new technologies and tools and to learn new tasks and emergent technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to help others learn new technologies and processes
  • Experience contributing to and participating in team projects
  • Ability to manage a disparate set of assignments with flexibility and good sense of humor
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A record of accomplishment in coursework across the liberal arts
  • Capacity to meet the physical expectations of the position, which include:
    • Ability to comprehend written and verbal communication
    • Ability to evaluate printed materials and technical issues as presented on-screen
    • Ability to communicate effectively in person, by telephone, and via email
    • Ability to pack, unpack, and move up to 40 lbs. to install or relocate computer equipment including monitors, desktop computers, and printers
  • Ability to pass a post-offer background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of web-based and cloud technologies, including building robust solutions with a programming language (e.g., Java, Python) and/or scripting language (e.g., PHP, JavaScript, JScript)
  • Working knowledge of Linux and shell
  • Working knowledge of Drupal
  • Demonstrated work with Git or another version control system, Trello or Asana, and #Slack
  • Demonstrated work with image, video, and audio editing
  • Analytical skills that allow for development of data driven reports.
  • Experience with process and information flow diagrams

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

For priority consideration, please apply by March 31, 2022, via the Smith College job portal.

Five Colleges, Incorporated (FCI) seeks a Managing Director to help continue its 40-year mission of excellence in academic dance. Five College Dance (FCD) is composed of the dance departments/programs of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  

FCD models innovative collaboration in the arts in higher education. With five different institutions, seven dance degree programs, 17 fully produced concerts, and more than 100 studio and theory courses each year, FCD is among the largest higher education dance programs in the nation, and home to a broad range of curricular and performing offerings. Using the resources of Five Colleges, Incorporated and its member institutions, Five College Dance coordinates course schedules, performances, lectures, and many related activities across the Five Colleges. 

The Managing Director manages the operations of FCD on behalf of the faculty, attending to individual campus needs and priorities while administering the whole. Applying a strong understanding of higher education and arts administration, the Managing Director serves as an advocate for FCD’s mission. The Managing Director interacts with the FCD faculty, supervises and supports FCD staff members, and, with faculty input, sets agendas for full faculty meetings, executive committee meetings, and faculty retreats. This staff position does not include teaching responsibilities and is not a voting member of the faculty. The Managing Director reports to the FCI Director of Academic Programs and is also expected to work in close collaboration and consultation with the executive committee of FCD. 

This is a full-time, 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 Hampshire College in Amherst. 

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. 

Duties 

  • Supervise FCD staff, including the production manager and assistant production manager, as well as work-study students.
  • Manage the FCD budget and agreements, contracts, and MOUs, while adhering to FCI policies and practices.
  • Coordinate the combined course schedules and course rotations.
  • With faculty input, set agendas for and convene faculty retreats and meetings of the executive committee and the full faculty.
  • In consultation with staff musicians, recruit and schedule contracted musicians to accompany technique courses.
  • Conduct annual fundraising through grant writing for joint FCD projects, in keeping with FCI and member institutions’ fundraising guidelines and protocols.
  • Assist faculty in coordinating resources, performance and audition schedules, and a calendar of dance events from all campuses.
  • Plan and realize (with faculty input) annual events, which may include the fall lecture, alumni career panels, guest artist residencies, the FCD concert, and collaborations across curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Manage guest artist projects.
  • Manage internal and external communications for FCD, including the website and the annual newsletter.
  • Facilitate dance faculty connections related to research and teaching.
  • Act as a public relations liaison with local communities, alumni, and national arts scenes.
  • Act as an advocate for FCD both in the Five Colleges and the larger field.
  • Be a partner occasionally to individual campus initiatives that are not official FCD initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA (or equivalent)
  • At least four years of experience in academic and/or professional performing arts administration or a related area, or an equivalent combination
  • Experience managing operations, budgets, and staff
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom, and social media platforms
  • Experience working effectively with multiple groups, such as faculty, students, and visiting artists
  • Proven ability to direct and implement a variety of operations and activities, to communicate policies and procedures to individuals at all levels, and to use problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Skills in facilitating meetings and group decision-making processes
  • Ability to manage relations with local, regional, national, and international arts communities/organizations
  • The physical and mental expectations of the position include: Ability to comprehend written and verbal communication; ability to communicate effectively in person, and via telephone, videoconference, and email; and ability to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Access to reliable transportation for travel between campuses. (Employees driving for work must have a valid driver’s license and adhere to the driver credentialing policy.)
  • Ability to pass a post-offer background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Arts administration experience
  • MA or MFA degree
  • Enthusiasm for dance and performance

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, please apply by May 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.