Welcome, Amherst Staff, to the Staff Life webpages, a useful resource as we strive to further inform, engage and celebrate the College’s staff. Our goal is to continuously enhance a work environment that engages, attracts and retains a dedicated and talented staff. We hope you will partner with us in any way you can to help us achieve that objective.

Thank you.

Dina Levi
Director of Inclusive Leadership

Maria-Judith Rodriguez
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Recognition & Rewards

The Recognition & Rewards program encompasses a wide variety of ways to show appreciation — from yearly awards to on-the-spot tokens of gratitude — and includes fun ways to say “Thank you!” 

Johnson Chapel from the Amherst College quad

The BIG Initiative at Amherst College

The Business Improvement Group (BIG) is an effort to modernize Amherst’s business processes to create a better user experience for everyone. Visit the BIG website (login required).

five hands meeting in a fist bump over laptops on a working desk

Training Needs Assessment Survey

See the results of the all-staff survey on training needs, in either PowerPoint or PDF format.

Aerial view of campus showing the Mt Holyoke range in the distance

Employee Council

Elected by staff, the Employee Council provides avenues for staff to participate in policy making; promotes visibility; fosters a supportive work environment and more.

Johnson Chapel viewed through spring flowers

Inclusive Leadership

The Office of Inclusive Leadership leverages the diverse talents, experiences and perspectives of Amherst’s staff to build an inclusive work culture and more.

Larry Hunt

The Ombudsperson

The Amherst College ombudsperson, Larry Hunt, provides confidential workplace counseling to staff.

The entrance to the Mead Art Museum, with autumn foliage in the foreground.

Libraries & Museums

Amherst staff enjoy free access to the Mead Art Museum, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, and the Emily Dickinson Museum, as well as to the Five College libraries.

Yoga class at the Mead Art Museum

Wellness & Fitness Classes

Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais ATM, Pilates, PIYO, Zumba and more.