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.

Registered Nurse (staff)

The Williston Northampton School has a part-time academic year position available immediately. This position is 30 hours per week and will have variable hours Monday through Friday as needed to cover the needs of the Health and Wellness Center.

Candidates need to possess strong assessment and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Duties include but are not limited to: triaging students acute and chronic conditions; treat illnesses; maintain accurate documentation; act as advocate for students needs and serve as liaison between parents and faculty; assist with administration of medications according to parent/physician instructions; maintain the HWC in a clean, orderly and safe condition; dispose of biomedical waste and hazards according to established procedures; maintain inventory and order first aid supplies as necessary; perform a variety of clerical duties including reports, correspondence, forms/notices and referrals. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a strict sense of confidentiality are a must. Pediatric/adolescent experience is preferred. MA R.N. license, CPR Certification and valid driver's license required. Full job description is available upon request. Must be able to successfully pass Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) checks, as well as a general background check. Fingerprinting mandated by state law.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Carrie Meyers, Nursing Coordinator, preferably via email at cmeyers@williston.com or mail to: The Williston Northampton School,

19 Payson Ave. Easthampton, MA 01027 Non-smoking campus. EOE

Upper School Psychology Teacher (faculty)

The Williston Northampton School is seeking to hire a full time Psychology teacher for the 2015-16 school year. The teaching load for this position will include teaching AP Psychology and also introductory levels of psychology in the Upper School. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience, and who are able to teach elective courses in other science disciplines. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. This position includes involvement with our afternoon athletics and extracurricular program as well as student advising and residential responsibilities. Driving a school mini-bus is also an expectation of this position.

Candidates must also be able to successfully complete the state mandated fingerprinting, CORI, as well as SORI and a general background check. It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, commitment to teamwork and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references, to Peter Valine, Dean of Faculty, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA 01027. pvaline@williston.com

Upper School Physics Teacher (faculty)

We are seeking to hire a full time physics teacher for the 2015-16 school year. The teaching load for this position will likely include teaching both at the AP and introductory levels of physics. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience, and who are able to teach elective courses in other science disciplines. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. This position includes involvement with our afternoon athletics and extracurricular program as well as student advising and residential responsibilities. Driving a school mini-bus is also an expectation of this position.

Candidates must also be able to successfully complete the state mandated fingerprinting, CORI, as well as SORI and a general background check. It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, commitment to teamwork and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references, to Peter Valine, Dean of Faculty, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA 01027. pvaline@williston.com

Middle and Upper School Latin Teacher (faculty)

We are seeking to hire a full time Latin teacher for the 2015-16 school year. The teaching load for this position will be split between the Middle and Upper School. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching independent school experience, especially at the Middle School level. An advanced degree is preferred but not required.

This position includes involvement with our afternoon athletics and extracurricular program as well as student advising and residential responsibilities. Driving a school mini-bus is also an expectation of this position. Candidates must also be able to successfully complete the state mandated fingerprinting, CORI, as well as SORI and a general background check. It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, commitment to teamwork and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires.

Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references, to Peter Valine, Dean of Faculty, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA 01027. pvaline@williston.com

Upper School English Teacher (faculty)

We are seeking to hire a full time English teacher for the 2015-16 school year. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. This position includes involvement with our afternoon athletics and extracurricular program as well as student advising and residential responsibilities. Cover letters should address not only work in the classroom, but also interest and experience in coaching and residential life. Driving a school mini-bus is also an expectation of this position.

Candidates must also be able to successfully complete the state mandated fingerprinting, CORI, as well as SORI and a general background check. It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, commitment to teamwork and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires.

Please direct all inquiries, including a cover Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA 01027. pvaline@williston.com

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.
The Middle School at Williston is a close community of 80 seventh- and eighth-graders. The relationships formed here support a powerful, collaborative learning experience that prepares students for the Upper School.
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