The college’s Manager for Spouse Partner Resources provides transitional and job search support to spouses and partners of current and prospective faculty and administrative staff.
The position was established in the Fall of 2002 to address the career and transitional needs of college spouses and partners. The college recognizes that for many prospective and current faculty and staff, issues relating to the professional integration of their spouse or partner is essential to their acceptance of employment and their continued investment in the college community.
To ensure an integrated approach to the needs of spouses and partners, the Manager of Spouse Partner Resources works in conjunction with Human Resources and the Dean of Faculty. Spouse Partner Resources is also supported by the Career Center and Alumni Relations.
The college is committed to supporting spouses and partners through the following resources and services offered through the Manager of Spouse Partner Resources:
- Transitional support that includes information on educational, recreational, and community service opportunities in addition to information on employment
- Confidential individual consultation
- Practical assistance with all areas of the job-search process including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and employer research
- Up-to-date information on local and regional job opportunities including links to online resources and databases
- Access to network of contacts that includes College constituents and local and regional employers
- The Academic Career Network: a College-supported program that links job candidates to openings at a consortium of institutions including the Five Colleges and other local and regional institutions
- Professional Development Fund assistance: a college-funded program providing financial support for qualified individuals pursuing job-related training, education, or professional development
- Workshops and seminars in a variety of areas
- Attention to relevant issues including career transition and re-entry into the workforce