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.

Director of Advancement

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Advancement will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the Advancement Program, with a particular emphasis on broadening the major gifts pool and campaign management. The Director of Advancement will work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, Gift Officers, Advancement Services, the Directors of Alumni Relations and Constituent Relations, as well as high-level volunteers including trustees and members of the campaign cabinet and development committee.

The primary responsibilities of this newly created position include the strategic planning, disciplined organization and implementation of all initiatives that are part of the comprehensive campaign and the major gifts program, front-line major gift fundraising with high-level solicitations, and effective leadership and management of staff. The Director of Advancement will manage, lead and coach three gift officers, the Director of Advancement Services and Research, the Directors of Alumni Engagement and Constituent Relations & Giving, and the Prospect Managers.

The new hire must possess excellent judgment, knowledge about best advancement practices, exceptional fundraising and campaign skill particularly in leadership/planned giving and the design/implementation of effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, demonstrated success with motivating and supporting staff and volunteers, and a deep understanding of strategic campaign/development communications. It is important that the Director of Advancement be able to make decisions quickly, decisively, with accountability, and delegate effectively.

Primary responsibilities will include leadership of campaign initiatives, major gift solicitations, and management of the Advancement team; developing short-term, annual, and long-range programmatic goals and objectives consistent with institutional priorities; tracking campaign progress against goals by developing and maintaining regular management reports; actively leading and managing a team of three major gifts officers, including the training, motivation, and evaluation of staff; conduct prospect management meetings and working to identify and qualify prospects by working independently and with colleagues; alongside the Chief Advancement Officer, assist with and coordinate campaign leadership volunteer activity; and identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 75 leadership gift ($100,000+ level) prospects.

Successful candidates should have 5-7 years’ progressive experience ideally in an independent school setting; demonstrated management experience/supervision of direct reports; ability to cultivate and secure major gifts; strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills, passion and integrity; excellent organizational skills and the ability to deal with multiple priorities simultaneously; and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

Interested/qualified candidates may submit their resume, letter of interest, and at least three professional references (no references will be contacted without permission) via email to Eric Yates at eyates@williston.com. No phone calls, please. Full position profile available upon request. Non-smoking campus. EOE.

Security Officer-Per Diem

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 at www.williston.com/employment

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

Technology Support Technician

The Williston Northampton School has a full-time calendar year opportunity available immediately within the school’s Technology Department. Monday-Friday, will include Class Saturdays, 40 hours per week, occasional overtime during peak periods.

The Technology Support Technician is an integral member of the department and will be responsible for providing first responder computer support to the community.

The successful candidate should possess proven technical knowledge and have two years’ experience preferably in and educational/administrative setting. Technology requirements are as follows: All Microsoft Office product applications; Outlook in a Microsoft Exchange Environment and Office365; configuring and troubleshooting; Wireless connectivity troubleshooting; Windows, Mac, install, configure, and troubleshooting.

The qualified individual needs to be committed, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize tasking.Must possess excellent verbal, written and communication skills, especially with non-technical community members. Must be able to work independently and as a team member. Must be able to successfully complete a CORI, SORI, general and fingerprint based background checks. Full job description is available upon request.

Interested/qualified individuals may reply with cover letter and resume to Andrew Shelffo, Chief Information Officer via email to ashelffo@williston.com 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.
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