Post-Baccalaureate Specialist for Innovative Language Learning at Five Colleges, Inc.

General Statement of Duties and Project Goals:

The Post-Bac will work as part of an administrative team that reviews and assists with the implementation of faculty-initiated projects for innovative language teaching.  The post-bac will assist the leadership team with administrative, logistical, and technological support.  The post-bac will gain experience in many aspects of grant management and administration through participation in review of proposals; tracking project timelines, reports, budgets and expenditures; project evaluation; and event planning and publicity. The position may include exploration and testing of technological options for innovative language teaching in conjunction with instructional technology staff members from Five Colleges and the campuses. This position is part of the Five College initiative to support recent graduates from the five campuses who are interested in gaining professional work experience in an academic environment. The post-bac may participate in professional development opportunities on the campuses and is eligible to apply for limited funding for off-campus professional development.

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 and Responsibilities:

Specific Duties:

*Work closely with the project’s Language Innovation Coordinator, the Director of Five College Center for the Study of World Languages (FCCSWL), the Five College Director of Information Technology, and the Executive Director of Five Colleges, Incorporated in assisting the project overall and in support of individual projects.

*Track communications related to all aspects of the grant and associated projects, including timelines, action items, budget commitments, expenditures, reporting deadlines, and technological and other support needs.

*Participate in meetings with the grant team members, faculty participants, instructional technology staff members and librarians, as needed.  Take minutes and track action items and communication needs.  

*Provide organizational support for grant-sponsored events including program planning, outreach, publicity, and venue set-up.  

*Track project budgets and expenditures.

*Explore and test technological tools for use in faculty initiated projects.

*Create, edit and publish multimedia resources for the grant and FCCSWL.

*Assist with everyday operations and special projects in the FCCSWL.

*Travel to different campuses to meet with project teams and provide technical support for classroom and online communication tools.

*Other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

*Recent classroom experience in higher education, preferably in settings utilizing various instructional technologies for language learning, enabling the candidate to serve as a bridge between faculty members and their students; hence a recent Bachelor’s degree from one of the consortium’s five associated institutions, awarded between May 2016 and May 2017.

*Demonstrated competence in team projects involving project management.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

*Excellent organizational skills including the ability to track and prioritize among multiple projects, and to track budget and expenditure information.

*Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

*Experience studying a second language at the college/university level.

*A record of accomplishment in courses across the liberal arts, including in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.

Ability to learn to use a variety of audio and video equipment, computer software programs, and online communication tools as evidenced by experience with at least two of the following: video filming and editing; audio recording and editing; digital imaging and editing; uploading and tagging multimedia for online sites (YouTube or others); website design or maintenance; blog creation; writing for social media or the web; use of online communication and meeting tools such as Skype, Zoom, Go-to-Meeting; quiz or exercise creation using software or apps (Quizlet, Memrise, or others);  typing in a non-Roman or complex script language; database creation; use of a specialized research software program; a computer programming or scripting language.

Capacity to meet the physical expectations of the position, which include:

*Visual ability to read computer screens and printed materials;

*Hearing and speaking abilities to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person, and to record and edit video and audio files;

*Ability to pack, unpack, lift and carry, move (20 lbs.), and relocate standard desktop computer equipment including monitors, desktop computers, and printers;

*Ability to travel to and among the five campuses by either Five College bus or personal auto.

*Ability to pass a post-offer background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Recent and substantial language learning experience at the college-level as evidenced by study of a language through multiple levels or study of more than one language.

*Recent experience living, studying or working in an environment where English is not the dominant language.

*Experience providing technical or research support for faculty members or experience tutoring, mentoring, or providing technical support to students.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, limited-term position, June or July 2017 to May or June 2018.  Pay rate: $16.50 per hour with excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin March 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Five Colleges particularly encourages applications from members of groups under-represented in our higher education workforce.

Employment & Internships

K-12 Spanish Teaching Jobs | Southern Teachers Agency

We are trying to help K-12 schools find talented Spanish teachers!

Southern Teachers helps private & independent schools around the South find the best teachers possible.  While the skills learned in a teacher-training program are valuable, this category of schools also values the linguistic abilities and content knowledge developed by Spanish majors. 

It’s a simple point that I’d like to make:  your graduating students can get jobs as Spanish teachers at very good college-preparatory schools—even if they haven’t gone through an education program.

Southern Teachers currently has over 100 Spanish teaching jobs available for the 2016-17 school year.

If you know students who have the potential to make a difference in the lives of young people, please consider forwarding this message.  This document contains more information about the opportunities available to your students and how Southern Teachers functions.  Interested candidates should apply via our website.


Linda Coyner

Director of College Recruitment

(434) 295-9122

Southern Teachers  . . . because your students deserve the best


True Spanish Experience

We are very happy to send you info about a NEW INTERNSHIP OFFER FOR ENGLISH CONVERSATION ASSISTANCE for students of Spanish Language


  • Students of Spanish language (Intermediate or advanced level)
  • Other languages: English mother tangue (other languages will be a plus)
  • Age: from 20 years

Duration of the Internship

  • From 3 months to 9 months.

We Offer

  • Internship in primary - secondary schools in Cuenca (10 hours per week) as an english conversation assistance + english Conversation Assistance in the family ( 4 hours per week)
  • Official Certificate for the Internship
  • Spanish lessons of your level (up to 8 hours per week)
  • Official University certificate for the Spanish lessons
  • Medical Insurance


Partial Scholarship of Accommodation in Spanish family with full board (3 meals per day) and Spanish Lessons by the city of Cuenca (Please have a look to the partial scholarship in the pdf attached)

We would very very grateful if you could send this message to any student who could be interested in doing Internships in Spain as we think it could be a great opportunity for your students.

Mario de Antonio
Internacional Relations Director
T. +34 969 23 84 54
San Lázaro · 2 · CUENCA · 16002 · Spain


Outreach360 is a leading provider of alternative break international service-learning programs, and we currently have a limited number of volunteer leadership opportunities beginning this summer in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Both opportunities would be great for undergraduate or graduating Spanish Majors/Minors! Will you please share with your students or anyone you believe would be interested in these opportunities?

Camino Summer Internships - 8 or 12 Weeks (Undergraduate Students)
This summer, Outreach360 is bringing a camp experience to children in under-served areas of the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua that focuses on art, music, drama and sports. Our 8 and 12 week Caminos Interns will play an active role in designing and facilitating the camps for the children and short-term volunteers. Some other benefits of a Caminos Internship include:

  • Gain international teaching experience
  • Learn about sustainable development through education
  • Experience personal growth
  • Develop global awareness
  • Enhance your Spanish competency
  • Strengthen your leadership skills
  • Experience cultures through vibrant cultural interaction
  • Make a difference in the lives of impoverished children

For more information visit:

Six Month Volunteer Leadership Positions (Graduating Seniors)
Your role as an OLE leader will be to help lead short term service-learning volunteers (college and high school teams, families, and individuals) and to actively teach/lead in the local classrooms. Position requirements include an advanced knowledge of Spanish and fluency in English, a college degree, international travel/work experience, and leadership experience.

This is a great opportunity to gain international leadership experience while being immersed in the local culture. Air travel from the U.S. or Canada, room and board, and health insurance provided. No salary. For more information, please e-mail

Please share with any other Spanish speakers you believe may be interested! Volunteering with Outreach360 is also a  great opportunity for professionals, and for families. Please reply to this note if you are interested in receiving details via e-mail about any of our international volunteer opportunities!

NYC Teaching Fellows

NYC Teaching Fellows recruits and trains high-achieving individuals who are committed to creating a better future for New York City’s students. You can learn more about our program here. Applications for the Fellowship open on September 13, 2016. Here is an additional factsheet with more information.

U.S. Department of State Consular Fellows Program - Spanish

We invite you, friends and colleagues to learn more about how you can use your proficiency in Spanish as part of a unique national service program working in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

The Consular Fellows Program is a limited non-career appointment of up to five years which directly supports the U.S. Department of State’s mission to provide overseas consular services which encompasses adjudicating visa applications of foreign citizens seeking to come to the United States to visit, study, or work, and assist U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad. They are on the front lines of preventing fraud, combatting trafficking in persons, and protecting U.S. border security.

Working together with dedicated professionals, this public service opportunity provides valuable professional experience and you will develop and apply a wide range of skills, from managing resources to conducting public outreach. New hires will be eligible to receive a bonus of up to 10% of their salary with a four-year service commitment, as well as the Student Loan Repayment Program.

We are looking for motivated, culturally aware, adaptable problem-solvers who have sound judgment and strong customer service skills and can retain their composure during stressful circumstances.

Find out more about becoming a Consular Fellow, apply now, or connect with a Diplomat in Residence in your region