The Office of Human Resources serves the Amherst College community by focusing its efforts on the College’s most valuable asset, its employees. We do this through the recruitment, hiring and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce. Our department is committed to providing professional, caring and quality services in a fair and consistent manner. By doing so we foster a work environment that attracts and inspires excellence. We encourage you to share your knowledge, diversity and creativity within our community.
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Amherst College Office of Human Resources (OHR) at the Five College Jobs Fair
Thursday, October 6, 2022
2:00 - 5:00 PM
400 Venture Way, Hadley MA
Representatives from Amherst College OHR will be attending the Five College Jobs Fair. Attendees will be able to talk with OHR team members and apply for positions on the spot. Refreshments will be available and gift bags of campus souvenirs will be raffled off to attendees.
CoJourn @ Amherst College for Staff & Faculty
Information Session: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 9:00 - 10:30 AM on Zoom
Are you feeling ready to take on a new project? Are you seeking to find more time to spend on the things that matter most to you? Do you wish you had someone to encourage you and help you stay focused on your intentions? CoJourn @ Amherst College will help you in reaching goals, finding flow and balance, and following through on intentions while connecting with a colleague/partner you choose for mutual support and accountability.CoJourn @ Amherst College
Announcing Changes to Compensation
On March 25, 2022, the President’s Office announced changes to compensation that will result in an increase in pay for many of our extraordinary employees. The well-deserved increases will be in effect as of the first April 2022 payroll. They reflect a strategic investment that will also assist hiring managers with recruiting and retaining talent at a time of market pressures and labor shortages.
Converting Casual Positions to Benefited Positions in Dining Services
The President’s Office announced on Nov. 17, 2021 that the College is placing a priority on converting a significant number of casual positions to regular benefited positions.
TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions
TIAA members can receive personalized advice and education from a TIAA financial consultant, at no additional cost. We are using TIAA’s services for the scheduling of individual counseling sessions. To schedule your appointment, please call TIAA at their special scheduling number, 800-732-8353 or visit their online scheduling page and select “Your Employer,” Massachusetts, Amherst to see the openings. Licensed representatives will be available to speak to you about your planning goals and needs via phone or video chat.
Counseling Sessions Through the EAP
Each member of the Amherst College staff and faculty—and their household members— is eligible for up to 6 counseling sessions per issue per year through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), New Directions. This benefit is completely confidential and is at no cost to the individual. Please note that the EAP can provide support on any issue, there are no limits. In addition to emotional support, the EAP also offers crisis support, coaching, legal and financial consultation, substance use disorder education, adult and child care resources, leadership support, resources and referrals, and much more.
COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption
The College is requiring that all staff and faculty be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It is our hope that these vaccination requirements for all colleagues will provide additional protection for everyone in our community. The College will also require that all community members who are eligible receive a booster.
Employee Referral Bonus for Dining Services and Community Safety Assistant Job Referrals
- Employees will receive a $1,000 award for referring a prospective staff member for an advertised, open vacancy in a casual, full- or part-time Dining Services or CSA position. The bonus will be subject to applicable payroll tax withholdings.
- The referral bonus will be paid out once the new staff member completes one month of service.
- For more information, email the Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000. Find information about Title IX.
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