Events Coordinator - Five College Schools Partnership

Department Name: Five College Schools Partnership

Job Title: Events Coordinator

Term/Start Date: Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Job Description:

The Five College Schools Partnership is looking for an energetic person with strong organizational, communication, and computer skills to assist with project management and events coordination. The Five College Schools Partnership brings Five College and K-12 educators together to improve their knowledge and teaching skills and to contribute to educational quality and opportunity from kindergarten to college. Each year, the Partnership organizes 3-6 major workshops or other events for teachers and students. The Events Coordinator will play a major role in the success of these events.

The Events Coordinator will assist the Partnership Director in the following major tasks:

  • Manage publicity for events, including creating flyers and maintaining email distribution lists;
  • Manage registration process: set up online registration forms, monitor registration data and produce finalized registration lists;
  • Manage communications with event participants and host campuses of each event;
  • Assist with event logistics such as set-up, materials production, participant assistance, etc.;
  • Manage evaluation of events: set up and manage online or paper evaluation forms, compile and analyze data as needed;
  • Produce certificates for participants;
  • Research new funding sources for teacher professional development;
  • Provide other assistance to Five College Schools Partnership programs, as needed.

Approximate Number of Hours: 8-10 hours per week; schedule is flexible but work will take place at Five Colleges offices, 97 Spring Street, Amherst.

Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Ability to follow a project through to completion.

Strongly preferred:

  • Experience using technology for event publicity and registration;
  • Interest in K-12 education.

Also helpful, but not required: Experience with Drupal web content management systems.

Hourly Wage: $11.00/hour. Candidates must be eligible for work-study.

How to Apply: Please send an email explaining your interest in the position, your resume, a writing sample, and a link to one social media site you have created or managed to Marla Solomon, Director of Partnership Programs, at msolomon@fivecolleges.edu

Address: Five Colleges, Inc., 97 Spring Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Application Deadline: September 2, 2016. Applications accepted until position filled.

 

Communications Coordinator - Five College Schools Partnership

Department Name: Five College Schools Partnership

Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Term/Start Date: Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Job Description:

The Five College Schools Partnership is looking for an energetic researcher/writer with strong social media and technology skills to assist with communications and website content development for its current projects. The Communications Coordinator will assist the Partnership Director in the following major tasks:

  • Research, write, and edit content for two project websites, Doors to the World: Teaching Global Literacy and Teaching Native American Histories;
  • Update and maintain the Partnership webpage;
  • Publish three issues of the quarterly Partnership News e-newsletter; and
  • Cultivate new content on the Partnership Facebook page and possibly other social media.

The Five College Schools Partnership brings Five College and K-12 educators together to improve their knowledge and teaching skills and to contribute to educational quality and opportunity from kindergarten to college.

Approximate Number of Hours: 8-10 hours per week; schedule is flexible but work will take place at Five Colleges offices, 97 Spring Street, Amherst.

Requirements:

  • Experience with web content management;
  • Experience developing and using social media (esp. Facebook);
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Ability to follow a project through to completion.

Strongly preferred: Interest in K-12 education.

Also helpful, but not required:

  • Experience with Constant Contact and/or other e-newsletter software;
  • Experience with Drupal web content management systems.

Hourly Wage: $11.00/hour. Candidates must be eligible for Federal work-study.

How to Apply: Please send an email explaining your interest in the position, your resume, a writing sample, and a link to one social media site you have created or managed to Marla Solomon, Director of Partnership Programs, at msolomon@fivecolleges.edu

Address: Five Colleges, Inc., 97 Spring Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Application Deadline: September 2, 2016. Applications accepted until position filled.

American Friends Service Committee-Social Justice Intern

Western Massachusetts Office, 2 Conz Street, Suite 2B, Northampton, MA 01060

http://afscwm.org

Job Title: Social Justice Intern 

Job Description: This internship involves supporting the work of a local non-profit conducting social justice organizing in the Pioneer Valley. This entails campaigns and programs regarding military recruitment, non-violent action, nuclear (power and weapon) non-proliferation, economic justice, racial equality, and U.S. foreign policy. Duties and responsibilities involve clerical, programmatic and/or logistical work. Applicant should possess initiative and be able to work with community members.

Approximate Number of Hours: 8-12 hours/week

Requirements: Must have a strong interest in issues of social justice. Basic organizational, computer, and researching skills are necessary. Must have federal work study funding.

Hourly Wage: $11.00

How to Apply:  Email a resume with subject line “internship” to Jeff Napolitano, Director at jnapolitano@afsc.org or call (413) 584-8975

 

 

Reader to Reader - Reading Mentor

Department Name: Reader to Reader

Job Title: Reading Mentor

Term/Start Date: September 6, 2016

Job Description: Mentors read and discuss a variety of children and young adult books with public school students using an online forum. Mentors encourage and support students who range from enthusiastic to struggling readers, and may also serve as role models and advice gurus for students going through the college process, learning English, or trying to improve their writing. Outside the forums, mentors have the opportunity to be involved in school visits, book drives, literary initiatives, local community engagement, and assisting with the daily operations of the office. This is a great opportunity for college students interested in literacy, education, and non-profit work.

Approximate Number of Hours: 3-10 hours/week

Requirements:

  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and willingness to be a positive role model
  • Log on to the forums and respond to new posts every day, between 5-10pm
  • Attend a small number of mandatory mentor meetings and trainings/check-ins
  • Enjoy reading and working with kids

Hourly Wage: $11.00 to start

How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y9J2FVM. An interview will be scheduled based on the application.

Contact Name: Dennis Quinn

Address: dquinn@readertoreader.org

Application Deadline: October 7, 2016. Applications after this date will be added to our waitlist in the order they arrive. Waitlisted students will be contacted as soon as a position is open.

 

Jones Library in Amherst

Agency Name: Jones Library

Job Title: Workstudy Student Assistant

Term/Start Date: ASAP

Job Description: Covering books, reshelving books, typing

Approximate Number of Hours: 8 to 10

Requirements:  Manual dexterity, typing/keyboarding ability

Hourly Wage: $10.00/hour

How to Apply: Email; resume nice but not necessary

Contact Name: Carolyn Platt at plattc@joneslibrary.org

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002

Lynne Weintraub, Coordinator

Tutors work one-to-one with adult immigrants in English conversation literacy, citizenship, and cultural orientation. Tutoring can be at the Jones Library (downtown Amherst) or at Amherst College, at whatever time is convenient for you and your student. We ask for two sessions a week (approx. 1 hr. each plus time preparing lessons) and a two-semester commitment. A 4-session training is required.  Contact esl [at] joneslibrary [dot] org, or call Lynne Weintraub at 413.259.3090 for more information.

http://www.joneslibrary.org/esl/index.html

Amherst Family Center

Amherst Family Center

121 N.Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01002

Located in the rear of the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse. The Meetinghouse is located between Bart's and the Amherst Post Office, and is across from Rao's Coffee.

http://www.umass.edu/ofr/familycenter.php

Nancy deProsse, Coordinator

A Better Chance

The ABC Tutoring and mentoring program is composed of Amherst College students who are willing to make a difference in the lives of the young male members of the Amherst Chapter of the A Better Chance Program. Every semester, tutors agree to a weekly shift in which they are expected to aid the young men in their homework, studies, and general activities.

A Better Chance

Amherst, MA

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/abc