Web Management Assistant - Reader to Reader

Agency Name: Reader to Reader

Job Title: Web Management Assistant 

Term/Start Date: October 16, 2017

Approximate Number of Hours: 10-20 hours/month

Job Description: Be our expert! Help manage the Web presence and online activities of Reader to Reader, a literacy non-profit with a long history of collaboration with Amherst College. We’re especially looking for someone with an outstanding ability to explain technical things slowly to an English major.

Stuff we don’t know about that you might:

  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • FTP, security, and maintenance
  • Threaded discussion forums

Hourly Wage: $12.00

How to Apply: Send an email stating interest and qualifications to Dennis Quinn at dquinn@readertoreader.org

Application Deadline: October 9, 2017

IT Technician/Assistant at Five Colleges, Inc.

Department Name: Five Colleges Inc IT

Job Title: IT Technician/Assistant

Term/Start Date:  Fall 2017

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, slander@fivecolleges.edu

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

Application Deadline:  Until filled


Reader to Reader, Inc.

Job Title: Reading Mentor

Term/Start Date: September 6, 2017

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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8N3DK9

An interview will be scheduled based on the application.

Contact Name: Dennis Quinn (dquinn@readertoreader.org)

Application Deadline: October 6, 2017. 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.


Academic Programs and Grants Database Assistant at Five Colleges, Inc.

Location: Five Colleges, Incorporated

97 Spring Street (two blocks from Amherst Center adjacent to Amherst College)

Position Title: Academic Programs and Grants Database Assistant

Status: Work-study, non-exempt, no benefits, average 10 hours/week for academic year, divided approximately 60%/40% between the two offices

Pay Rate: $11/hour

Supervisors: Academic Programs Liaison (primary) and Director of Development

General Statement of Duties:

Provide support to the Academic Programs Liaison and the Director of Development as directed.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain skills in project management and database management in a friendly and supportive environment. Duties may include: researching, organizing and presenting information from archival, web or other sources; photocopying, archiving and/or filing documents; assisting with organizing events; inputting and extracting information from an existing database in Microsoft Access; assisting with the design and development of a new database.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with office software, including word processing and spreadsheet programs. (No prior experience with Microsoft Access is required, but an interest and ability to learn the software is needed.)
  • Familiarity with navigating websites and filling out online forms
  • Ability to work independently and complete projects efficiently
  • Good organizational skills
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Eligible for work-study assistance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in computer science, database design or data management

For further information:

Julie Rosier, Academic Programs Liaison, 413-542-4011 jrosier@fivecolleges.edu

Nancy Goff, Director of Development, 413-542-4010, ngoff@fivecolleges.edu

To Apply: Send the following to Julie Rosier; jrosier@fivecolleges.edu:

1) a cover letter or email highlighting your interest;

2) a resume or CV of your pertinent experience; and

3) contact details for three references

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position filled


Amherst Leisure Services and Supplemental Education - Site Supervisor

Amherst Leisure Services and Supplemental Education (LSSE)

Site Supervisor Position

Seeking reliable, responsible individual with federal work-study funding or for an unpaid internship to supervise facilities and monitor programs offered through the Town of Amherst Leisure Services Youth and Adult Education Programs.

Job description: The Site Supervisor will oversee classes and secure the various Amherst schools and community buildings where LSSE classes take place. Position may involve some cleaning, and various office tasks aiding in the administration of numerous town-wide youth and adult classes. Sophomore or junior standing highly desired.

Qualifications: Must be reliable, responsible, and possess good interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Must have good verbal communication skills and reliable transportation to various job sites in Amherst. Must have a flexible schedule; evening shifts and some weekends required.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Anne Knauf at knaufa@amherstma.gov.

Number of hours per week: 8-20 hrs. Changeable and depending on course schedules.
Days & times: Weekday evenings and some weekends, depending on course schedules
Starting date: ASAP
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Compensation: $11 (with work-study funding) or as an intern, unpaid, or working for a small stipend

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: laurie@cnam.org

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