IT Technician/Assistant at Five Colleges, Inc.

Department Name: Five Colleges Inc IT

Job Title: IT Technician/Assistant

Term/Start Date:  Spring 2018

Job Description: Seeking a work-study student who, under the direct supervision of our Information Technology Specialist, will be responsible for a diverse set of duties. We are looking for an excellent problem solver, trouble shooter, and quick learner with great communication skills. Tasks will be varied: typical tasks might include software, hardware, and workstation setup, maintenance and upgrades; data analysis; website testing; and content creation. There will be some occasional lifting; up to 50 lbs. References are required.

Approximate Number of Hours:  6-10 hours per week

Requirements: Must have working knowledge of computers—software (e.g., MS Office, image and graphic manipulation), hardware (e.g., set up, troubleshoot, configure), and operating systems. Knowledge of websites (e.g., Drupal, Moodle, CSS, HTML) and a programming language are desirable. Need to have the ability to work effectively in an organized manner with attention to detail and must be willing to tackle new responsibilities as needed. The position requires good communication skills and enthusiasm for working in a diverse environment.

Hourly Wage: $12.00

How to Apply:  Cover letter and résumé to Susan Lander,

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

Application Deadline:  Until filled


Reader to Reader, Inc.

Job Title: Reading Mentor

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


  • 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/hour to start

How to Apply: Apply online at

An interview will be scheduled based on the application.

Contact Name: Dennis Quinn (



Part-Time Childcare Worker at Center for New Americans in Amherst


Center for New Americans seeks a part-time childcare worker for its Amherst site.  The childcare worker will take care of children whose parents are attending Center for New Americans’ classes.  Parents will be on site. This position is on an as-needed basis. If there is advance notice that there will be no children, there will be no childcare.  If there is no advance notice but no children, the person will be asked to assist with other duties.

Schedule: January 4 through April 6 (spring session) and April 21 through July 14 (summer session): 8:15 – 10:45 A.M., Mon-Thurs  as needed (ideal candidates would work both sessions but it is possible to be hired for just one session. The program is closed when the public schools close for weather or holidays.

Location: Center for New Americans, Bangs Community Center, 2nd floor, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have some work experience with the following:

  • infants and toddlers;
  • caring for more than one young child in a work situation at the same time;
  • engaging with families from diverse backgrounds.

Ideally, candidates will be able to provide references for past childcare work

Candidates must also be willing to submit to a CORI check.


  • Providing childcare
  • Reading to children in English in order to promote early literacy  

Send resume and cover letter to: Laurie Millman:

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately until the position is filled.

Center for New Americans is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.


About Center for New Americans

Center for New Americans (CNA) is a community-based non-profit adult education center located in Western Massachusetts. Using a participatory approach to instruction, CNA provides limited-English proficient adults with the education and resources to learn English, become involved members of their new communities, and ultimately obtain the tools necessary to secure economic independence and stability.

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.

Nancy deProsse, Coordinator