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


Biddy Martin in her home

College Staff Meeting, July 24, 2020

On July 24, 2020 President Biddy Martin and senior staff held an all-staff meeting over Zoom. Watch a recording of the meeting, and read questions and answers in our new FAQ section.

Mammoth with a question mark

Questions About Fall 2020

At the July 24, 2020 all-staff meeting, staff submitted many questions, only some of which could be answered during the meeting. So we created a FAQ section, which we will continue adding to over time.

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Recognition & Rewards

Our 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).

staff socialize over coffee at an outdoor event

Employee Council

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

staff members sitting together talking at a Human Resources event

Inclusive Leadership

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

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.