Employment Opportunities at Williston

Recognized as an exemplary secondary school by the United States Department of Education, the Williston Northampton School has been cited for its excellence in many areas, including "exemplary teaching, wide range of academic offerings, safe and attractive campus."

Williston is committed to the professional growth of faculty and to the development of a diverse, inclusive community. The school has been described as "warm, friendly, supportive and caring, as well as purposeful and challenging ... a model boarding school."

The Williston Northampton School combines the academic traditions of Williston Academy, founded in 1841, and Northampton School for Girls, established in 1924. The merger of these two schools in 1971 resulted in a 125-acre independent, coeducational boarding school with 550 boarding and day students including 80 day students in a 7th and 8th grade Middle School.

Students come to Williston from far and wide, from nearby neighborhoods and from countries around the world. Our graduates go on to pursue a broad range of disciplines at the nation's finest colleges and universities.

The Williston Northampton School is an equal opportunity employer.

Per-Diem Security Officers

Security Officers - Per-diem basis as determined by the needs of the department to cover shifts for full-time officers, and/or to provide additional coverage for special events, etc. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: provide assistance to students, staff and visitors in a courteous and professional manner; complete security and incident reports and ensures accuracy of documentation; patrol the campus to observe and identify potential safety and security risks; perform building security checks; respond to all emergency situations arising on campus ranging from medical emergencies, fire alarms and other crisis situations.

Candidates should have some law enforcement or security-related experience and MA Municipal Police Training Committee training is a plus. Must have the following: flexibility and willingness to cover a variety of shifts as needed (days, nights, weekends and holidays); a valid driver’s license; excellent, written, verbal, computer and organizational skills; CPR/AED certification or the willingness to obtain certification upon hire; ability to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, etc. for extended periods of time. Must also be able to successfully complete post-offer physical and the state mandated CORI, as well as SORI as well as a fingerprint based background check. A complete job description is available upon request.

Interested/qualified candidates may send their letters of intent & resumes to Anne O’Connor, Security Manager, preferably via email to aoconnor@williston.com or c/o The Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 Non-smoking campus. EOE

Substitute Teachers - Children's Center

Child Care The Williston Northampton Children’s Center is looking for qualified substitute teachers. Individuals should have experience, flexible hours and interest/experience working with young children. OCCS certification is a plus but not a requirement. Responsibilities include assisting teachers with the general supervision and management of the various classrooms and for maintaining the expectations of daily routine. Candidates will be independent, self-starters with demonstrated experience in working with children in a group care setting.

Interested/qualified individuals may send letters of intent/resumes to Keira Durrett, Child Care Director, via email to kdurrett@williston.com or to The Williston Northampton Children’s Center, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA01027 or call: 413-529-3422. Non-smoking campus. EOE


Full time calendar year supervisory position within the Business Office, reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The Controller is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the School’s financial reporting system and Business Office related student services; oversees the functions of student billing, accounts payable, cash management, general accounting, financial reporting, audit and tax return preparation; as well as assisting with the budget process and long-range financial planning.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: management of the Business Office staff of three, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting; preparation of the monthly financial statements, including variance analyses; supervision of the student billing and other student related services; assisting CFO in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget performance; communicates accounting policies to affected employees and ensure compliance with such policies; responsibility for all banking services; monitoring cash balances and review reports from bank daily; taking the leadon preparation of schedules and work papers for annual financial statement audit and Form 990 preparation; completing annual surveys and reports for the School’s trade organizations; assisting with Board committee meeting schedules, agendas, meeting materials and minutes; operating in a manner that upholds all School policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook

The successful candidate should have: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and CPA with managerial experience; five to ten years experience in a similar capacity preferably with direct knowledge of nonprofit accounting; at least three years’ experience in staff supervision; knowledge of spreadsheets, database programs, and office automation; demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills required to successfully interact with diverse staff, faculty, students and other constituents of the School. Other essential qualifications include: excellent client services skills; solid working knowledge of Word, Excel, Internet, knowledge of Blackbaud a plus; the ability to effectively communicate accounting, financial and service issues that are complex in nature; the ability to work intuitively and independently on multiple projects simultaneously and work well under limited time constraints; must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; Independent School experience a plus. Must have the ability to work in a school environment by successful completion of all legally required and school required background checks including the state mandated CORI, Criminal Offender Record Information, SORI, Sex Offender Record Information and Fingerprint based criminal background check. A detailed job description is available upon request.

Interested/qualified candidates may reply with letter of intent and resume via email to Kathy Ouimette, Human Resources Coordinator, kouimette@williston.com. Competitive salary/benefit package. Non-smoking campus. EOE

The Williston Northampton School
19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 | Phone: (413) 529-3000 | Fax: (413) 527-9494

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Founded in 1841, Williston is a student-centered, coeducational institution comprising a Middle School of day students and an Upper School of boarding and day students from 25 states and 27 countries.
Williston is a good fit for motivated students who want to be challenged by a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!
Williston classes are discussion based and collaborative, and we have developed outstanding programs that inspire students to excel. Our faculty members provide a model of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement.

Williston offers the opportunity to pursue your passions and explore your independence in a community of adults there to guide you. Live and learn on a campus where leadership skills and lifelong friendships take root.

Williston offers an academic arts program complemented by parallel extracurricular arts activities—all taught by faculty members who are practicing musicians, actors, and visual artists.
Williston fields 67 interscholastic teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels in 35 sports to give students a full range of opportunities to play. We also offer recreational options and fitness training.
Whether graduates of Williston Academy, Northampton School for Girls, or the Williston Northampton School, our alumni are an engaged and supportive part of the school’s family. No matter where they are in the world, our alumni believe in doing good well.
Giving to Williston supports the ongoing life and mission of the school. We invite you to explore how to help advance and sustain our special learning environment.
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