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The following is intended to serve as an outline of the responsibilities and duties for a fulltime PROGRAM ASSISTANT position.

Required skills and capabilities:

  • Spanish language conversational (or better) ability.
  • A driver's license and excellent driving skills.
  • A willingness to (learn to) drive 15-passenger vans.
  • An ability to be flexible and calm in demanding situations.
  • Dedication to the work and to participants' well-being.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with staff and participants.
  • Availability to work occasional evening and weekend shifts (with advance notice by employer).
  • Computer software skills including MS Word and Excel. 
  • Facility with various social media tools.
  • Some knowledge and skill with digital videography and editing.

Program assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing general office support:
  • Answering the telephone and directing calls and requests.
  • Assisting with materials development and organization.
  • Assisting setting up track phones and interpreting equipment.
  • Providing program support:
  • Interacting positively with international participants, and responding to, or redirecting requests.
  • Driving international participants in 7- and 15-passenger vans to site visits and cultural events, including long distance trips lasting several days.
  • Organizing cultural visits and escorting participants.
  • Escorting participants to medical appointments.
  • Setting up and delivering snacks to participant groups.
  • Assisting in cleaning and maintaining ITD House and grounds.

ITD delivers high-quality professional, youth, and academic training programs.  This requires that program staff work well together as a team.  A commitment to collaboration and shared responsibility is essential. 

Please submit a cover letter and your resume by June 12, 2015 to Kaye Dougan or by post to:
ITD/Program Assistant Search
447 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002 

Beginning fulltime salary is $420-$450/week.  100% health and disability benefits are available beginning in the second year of employment.

Finalists will be invited to interview between June 16 and 19.  Start date is July 1, 2015.