Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.Job Description
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.
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.
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.Position Type:
RegularAbout Five Colleges, Inc.Five Colleges, Incorporated, sustains and enriches the excellence of its members -- Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst -- through academic and administrative collaboration. The consortium facilitates intellectual communities and broad curricular and cocurricular offerings; affording learning, research, performance and social opportunities that complement the distinctive qualities of each institution.Five Colleges, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.