Background Check Policy

As of January 1, 2012, Williams College will conduct background checks on all candidates offered positions of employment with the college.  The College also will conduct a background check on any current employee who is offered a promotion or transfer which, in the college’s discretion, warrants such a check.  The… Continue reading »

Guidelines for Recruitment and Hiring

It is the policy of Williams College to establish and adhere to standard recruitment procedures. The staff hiring guidelines are a brief summary of the key points central to conducting a successful search. It is Williams’ policy that recruitment for all full and part-time staff positions reflects a balanced commitment… Continue reading »

Moving Allowance

New faculty and newly hired administrative staff may receive a moving allowance in amounts determined based on distance from Williamstown. For faculty, the specific amount is set by the Dean of the Faculty at the time of the appointment. For administrative staff, Human Resources establishes the specific amount as part… Continue reading »

Spouse and Partner Services

The College’s Manager of Spouse Partner Resources provides career counseling and job search support to spouses and partners of current and prospective faculty and administrative staff.  The resources and services include: confidential individual counseling; practical assistance with all areas of the job-search process including resume and cover letter writing, interview… Continue reading »

Vacancy Review Policy & Procedure

Recruitment provides departments the opportunity to align staff skill sets to initiatives and goals. Proper planning and evaluation of the departmental needs will lead to hiring the right person for the role and team. Below are the steps to (a) replace an open position or (b) restructure and replace an… Continue reading »