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Careers at Smith

Smith College employees are a hard working, creative, talented and caring community who keep the college running. We pride ourselves on being a diverse group that brings different skills, perspectives and experiences to support our nearly 2,900 students—women who are becoming leaders to address society's challenges. Join us, and become part of the team whose work makes the college work.

A new faculty member smiling at the new faculty reception in 2023

Why Smith?

Teamwork—A supportive group of co-workers who celebrate individuality and empower one another.

Success—A comprehensive and competitive benefits package as well as career advancement resources. 

Balance—Flexibility for supporting your life outside of work; some positions are eligible for hybrid/remote work options.

Five College Job Fair

Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and UMass Amherst are collaborating to hold the third annual Five College Job Fair on Wednesday, May 29 from 1–4 p.m. The event, which offers job seekers the opportunity to explore hundreds of jobs available at each school, will be held this year at the Smith College Indoor Track & Tennis Facility.

The fair will feature high-priority openings in a wide variety of departments and attendees will be able to talk with campus representatives and explore job opportunities. Refreshments will be available and gift bags of campus souvenirs will be raffled off to attendees.

The campus departments with the most openings include:

  • Administration
  • Campus Safety (security officers)
  • Dining Services (cooks, kitchen assistant, cashiers)
  • Facilities/Custodial Services
  • Financial Services
  • IT technicians
“Our first two job fairs attracted hundreds of job seekers from our communities, so we’re excited to offer it again this year. Something for people to keep in mind is that residential colleges are self-contained communities, with the same range of jobs found in most towns and cities. There may be openings for electricians, landscapers, hospitality staff, security personnel and nurses, as well as professors and provosts. So if you’re looking for a job in a certain field, there’s a good chance we’ll have that job on one of our campuses.”
Kim Kenney-Rockwal, director of talent acquisition at Smith

From Current Employees

See what some current employees love about the culture at Smith.

Julian Martineau

Interim Chef, Dawes House

Time at Smith: 2 years
“I was welcomed with open arms and the amount of positivity and friendships I’ve made has meant a lot. Smithies are very loyal, hardworking, caring, and compassionate, and it makes me take a step back and be thankful that I have such a strong community of people who have my back while I have theirs!”

Balbir Singh

Teacher, Center for Early Childhood Education

Time at Smith: 30 years
“[Smith has] the best health and education benefits for the employees and their families, well-educated colleagues, and lots of cultural activities. There are just too many benefits to list.”

Martha Potyrala

Administrative Assistant, Dance Department

Time at Smith: 3 years
“I meet and work with creative people, faculty, staff, graduate students and undergrads who really believe that anything is possible. The energy and enthusiasm of the students around learning and growing is definitely contagious. They all follow multiple passions which inspire my own growth.”

Maria Aguilar smilies while chopping vegetables in the Chase-Duckett kitchen

Serving Up Success

Are you looking to expand your culinary experience without working in a traditional restaurant environment? Smith Dining Services—a member of the National Association of College and University Food Service—can provide you with a reliable schedule, extensive employee benefits, culinary training, and opportunities for growth all while supporting the mission and diverse community of Smith College.

Come create something delicious with us!

See Job Openings in Dining

It All Adds Up

Each year, staff members perform a multitude of individual acts that benefit the greater Smith community. Here are just a few:

1.5M

Meals served

9,000

Plants tended to

147

Acres cared for

100

Buildings maintained

2,900

Students supported

53,000

Alums engaged with

75

New employees hired

37,000+

Library items checked out

Employee Benefits

The benefits Smith employees receive are nearly limitless. With things like

and so much more, working at Smith provides a well-rounded work-life balance that can be hard to come by.

Check out all the benefits we offer.

Internal Mobility

The internal transfer process is designed to help achieve the college’s goal of offering employees the opportunity for development and career advancement through internal mobility. In alliance with this goal, Smith strives to promote and create leadership opportunities for Smith staff and to maintain excellence through diversity.

Eligible candidates include regular exempt, nonexempt, service and limited-term employees of the college, employed for 12 months or longer in their current position, with acceptable work performance (employees with documented performance concerns would not be eligible). Casual temporary and agency employees are not eligible as internal applicants.


 

Current internal Smith College employees should apply through the Career icon in Workday. 

Each internal application will be reviewed for eligibility (job status, length of service, personnel issues) and minimum qualifications. Internal applications who are eligible and qualified will be forwarded to the hiring manager for review.

Candidates whose application are reviewed by the hiring manager and not selected for an interview, or interviewed but not selected for the position, will be contacted by the hiring manager as a professional and community courtesy. Employees not hired may contact human resources for further coaching or career development.

Equity & Inclusion

Smith College is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  Please review our EEO Policy Statement. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, you can review the details on the EEO is the Law poster, as well as the supplemental EEO is the Law document.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Smith College endeavors to make smith.edu accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Kim Kenney-Rockwal, Director of Talent Acquisition (Human Resources) at 413-585-2260 or the Recruiting team at recruiting-u@smith.edu. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Applicants are invited to submit along with all other required materials a statement reflecting on and regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. Guidelines on the purpose of the statement and what it might include are provided as a downloadable pdf.