Plus One Network

The Plus One Network assists educational institutions in supporting their employees by connecting spouses/partners to professional and personal opportunities.

It is common for a college or university to offer a position to one member of a couple but not have a job available for the other member. The Plus One Network—formerly the Academic Career Network—provides spouses/partners with links to job postings at colleges, universities, and independent schools in New England and New York, plus free access to networking events, workshops, and speakers; relocation tools; and opportunities to connect with other dual-career couples.

The Plus One Network is a program of the Five College Consortium, run in partnership with Williams College.

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How It Works

The Plus One Network connects people to opportunities. It helps dual-career couples take an active role in advancing both partners’ careers.

Regional job postings, career support, relocation tools, and many other resources are available to the spouses/partners of employees at Plus One Network member institutions.

Plus One Network Membership

Membership is open to colleges, universities, and independent schools in New England and NY. Educational institutions purchase a Plus One Network membership and make the Network available at no cost to spouses/partners of the school’s faculty and staff.

Become a Member Institution

To become a Plus One Network member institution, review the sample member agreement, member information form, and membership rates.

Contact us to indicate your institution’s interest. We’ll answer any questions you have and then begin the new member enrollment process.

Participate as a Spouse/Partner

Spouses/partners who are affiliated with a current Plus One Network member institution and meet that institution’s eligibility criteria can participate in the Network at no cost.

Live Demonstration Sessions

Demo Sessions

Join us during our next 45-minute demonstration of the Plus One Network and learn how institutions can add this Network to the toolbox of options for addressing dual career issues.

These demos are most relevant for members of an insitution's HR team and those involved in faculty recruitment.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Friday, April 19, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
  • Monday, April 22, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

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Contact Us

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Contact us with questions about Plus One Network membership, eligibility, or fees, or to send feedback about the Plus One Network platform.