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 510 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.

Communications Writer and Coordinator

The Williston Northampton School has an opening in our Communications Department for a full-time calendar-year Communications Writer and Coordinator.

The Communications Writer and Coordinator works as part of collaborative and fast-paced four-person team in the Communications Office. The position requires strong writing and editing skills, excellent interpersonal skills and project management, and a willingness and ability to assist other members of the team with a range of communication, creative, and administrative tasks. The ideal candidate should have a firm grounding in all of the above skills, and be a quick study, who likes managing multiple projects, synthesizing information, and dealing with many different types of people and tasks. Full job description will be provided upon request.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing for all communication channels, including print, social, web, email, PR, and marketing pieces; interviewing, reporting, proofreading, and editing; writing social media posts and generating creative social ideas; tracking all projects from development to closure, including creating schedules and prioritizing projects; serving as initial point of contact for the Communications Department; helping schedule photography, video, and freelance projects with contractors and staff; assisting with basic production work and photography, including designing forms and other basic documents; tracking down images and resizing them for web and social use; downloading and archiving photos; tracking invoices and bills, and their payment; assisting with website maintenance; and providing administrative support for the communications team.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in English, communications or related discipline; and have three to five years of experience preferably in communications, PR, or publishing; be detail oriented, creative flexible and motivated by challenges; demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task; must be able to work independently and intuitively on multiple projects and under time constraints (while keeping a sense of humor!); have a solid working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, et al.) and industry specific design software; be willing to work occasional weekends and/or evenings to support campus events, programs, or meetings. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to successfully pass a CORI, SORI, a general background check as well as a fingerprint based background check.

Interested/qualified candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and references to Ann Hallock, Communications Director, preferably via email to ahallock@williston.com or to her attention c/o The Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA01027. Competitive salary and full benefits offered. Non-smoking campus. EEO.

Substitute Teachers - Children's Center

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. EO

Head Football Coach

The Williston Northampton School is seeking a Head Football Coach for the 2016-17 school year.

This is a full-time position that will include other responsibilities at the school that match the background, interests, and experience of the candidate. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant coaching experience in the independent school or college setting. Special emphasis will be placed on exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, and sportsmanship.

An advanced degree is preferred but not required. This position may also include 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 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 or by email at pvaline@williston.com

USA Swim Coach

The Williston Northampton School has on opening for a Head USA Swimming Coach beginning in March 2016. The successful candidate will assist the School with the implementation and running of a year-long USA Swim program open to swimmers in the Western MA area age 13 or older. As head coach responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: overseeing the entire program, directly coach at least one team, and provide necessary support to other coaches; coordinate practice times; determine meet schedules and ensure that all meets are attended by a team coach; supervise swimmers while at meets; meet with school officials to discuss finances, program goals and team needs; assist with fundraising; host one meet per year at the school.

Requirements for the position are: American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers; American Red Cross Lifesaving; USA Swimming Certifications: Athlete Protection Training; Foundations of Coaching 101 and 102; Rules and Regulations for Coaches; ASCA level 2 Stroke School; ASCA Level 3 Physiology School. 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. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record.

Qualified/interested candidates may submit letters of intent and resume to Kathy Ouimette via email to kouimette@williston.com. Non-smoking campus EOE

Upper School English Teacher

The Williston Northampton School is seeking to hire a full-time English teacher.

The responsibilities will likely include three or four sections at a variety of grade levels in the Upper School. The ideal candidate should possess curiosity and passion, excellent writing and communication skills, an appreciation for the multicultural perspectives of a wide body of literature, and the ability to engage and intellectually excite students in the pursuit of learning.Strong candidates will have several years of teaching experience, ideally in independent schools. An advanced degree is preferred but not required.

This position may also include 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 CORI, a SORI, a general background check and a fingerprint based 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 or by email to pvaline@williston.com

Director of Psychological Counseling Services

The Williston Northampton School, is seeking to hire a full time Director of Psychological Counseling Services. This position will include other responsibilities at the school that match the background, interests, and experience of the candidate.

The general responsibilities promoting student success will likely include preventive services, responding to identified student needs, and providing personal/ social development for all students. The ideal candidate should possess curiosity and passion, excellent writing and communication skills, an appreciation for the multicultural perspectives of the student body, and the ability to engage well with students and adults. Strong candidates will have several years of experience, ideally in independent schools. An advanced degree is required.

This position may also include student advising and residential responsibilities. Candidates must also be able to successfully complete the state mandated CORI, a SORI, a general background check and a fingerprint based 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 Jeff Ketcham, Associate Head of School, at hssearch@williston.com Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a culturally diverse educational community serving grades 7-12. We are seeking to hire a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2016-17 school year. Strong candidates will have a few years of teaching experience, and be able to teach advanced levels of Spanish. The ability to teach French is an asset, but not required. This position includes involvement with our afternoon athletics and extracurricular activities 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 CORI, as well as SORI and a general background check as well as a fingerprint based 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 at facultyjobs@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.
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