The Office of Human Resources welcomes you to Amherst College! 

This new employee orientation webpage is designed to provide you with relevant information and help you get started in your new position. We have included information with links to more detailed content on our website, as well as other tools to facilitate your transition.  We look forward to meeting you within the first few days of your arrival on campus.

We hope you are excited to join our vibrant and diverse campus community.  Please contact us with any questions you may have at 413-542-2372 or hr@amherst.edu.

Maria-Judith Rodriguez, Chief Human Resources Officer


Human Resources Staff

Sue Smoyer, Director of Talent Management

Chris Casey, Director of Benefits and HRIS

Philip Chapman-Bell, Benefits Specialist / HR Systems Analyst

Mica Eberbach, HR Generalist

Heap Sin, HR Information Systems Specialist

Stephen Butler, Trainer and Organizational Development Specialist

Scott Kinney, HRIS / Human Resources Coordinator

Kate Wesolowski, HR Assistant / Receptionist

Office of Human Resources
79 South Pleasant Street, Suite 200
Amherst, MA 01002
413-542-2372
hr@amherst.edu


Getting Started - Your First Day

Your supervisor will be prepared to meet you and help you get settled on your first day. One of your first tasks will be a visit to the Office of Human Resources to complete the important paperwork needed to establish your records at the College.

To see a list of these documents, please click on this link:  New Hire Forms and Information

Benefits Orientation

New hires should schedule a meeting with the Benefits Specialist to review and discuss benefits and to complete the necessary paperwork. This meeting should be scheduled as soon as possible to ensure timely enrollment in our benefits.

A complete list of the benefits offered to Amherst College's employees is available at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/98700.

Security Awareness Program

You also will need to participate in the Security Awareness Program from Information Technology within the first two weeks after your arrival. New employees will receive an email invitation to participate in the program. The program is completely online, and you can pause and restart it until you complete the full program. Please contact AskIT@amherst.edu for more information, or visit the information page located at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/477759.

College Policies

As you begin your career at the College, there will be much more to learn. The links below will provide you with more specific and detailed information about Amherst College and its policies.

Staff Handbook - up to date information on policies and procedures for staff and supervisors

Faculty Handbook - up to date information on policies and procedures for faculty

For a listing of other resources available on the Human Resources website, please view this link -  https://www.amherst.edu/mm/41895.

For Supervisors

Supervisors can explore more ideas for developing creative ways to transition new employees into their departments.  Please visit these webpages for additional information:

For Employees

New employees at Amherst can learn more about resources on our campus and in the surrounding community at: