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.

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

Leadership Gifts Officer

The Williston Northampton School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, seeks a dynamic Leadership Gifts Officer responsible for building and enhancing relationships with approximately 150 – 200 donor prospects. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Leadership Gifts Officer plays a key role in securing private philanthropic gifts in support of the mission of the school, and will travel extensively to meet with donor prospects. Responsibilities will include: formulate strategies for building relationships with donor prospects and soliciting gifts to the School; solicit major capital and annual gifts, as well as deferred gifts where appropriate; work collaboratively with colleagues in Advancement to formulate and implement department strategies; be an ambassador of the School, its mission, and Advancement.

The successful candidate will have: excellent written and oral communication abilities and collaboration skills; a bachelor’s degree; three to five years of advancement or related experience, preferably in an academic environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license; 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 full outline of the position profile may be found here.

Qualified / interested candidates may submit letters of interest, resume, and references via electronic transmission to advsearch@williston.com.

Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts seeks dynamic and highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling.This is a full-time position to begin in August 2016.Responsibilities include advising and supporting students in all aspects of the college selection and admission process, writing recommendations, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, and developing and maintaining relationships with colleges and universities.

The successful candidate will possess excellent counseling and communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire to work with a diverse group of students and parents.A Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in selective college admissions and/or college guidance are strongly preferred.We seek individuals who are interested in being active participants in our residential and athletic programs.Driving a school mini-bus is also an expectation of this position. Candidates must also be able to successfully complete the state and school mandated CORI, SORI, general background check as well as a fingerprint based criminal 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. Full job description available here. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references to Catherine McGraw, Associate Director of College Counseling, at cmcgraw@williston.com.

Academic Support Coordinator

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a culturally diverse educational community serving students in grades 7-12. We are seeking to fill the position of Academic Support Coordinator working within the Academic Dean’s office. This is an administrative position responsible for coordinating and facilitating academic support functions for students who have documented learning differences as well as those who may be in a transitional diagnostic phase. Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to: review and interpret applicable documentation and develop appropriate recommendations; communicate summary diagnoses and recommendations to all adults working with a particular student; maintain student folders and make regular reports to parents, faculty, and school administrators; collaborate with the Testing Coordinator to facilitate standardized testing accommodations; collaborate with faculty on instruction strategies for particular students; facilitate extended time and other academic accommodations; direct the student tutoring program. This position will also include student advising, residential responsibilities, and the occasional driving of a school mini-bus.

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.

Candidates must be able to successfully complete the state and school mandated background checks including CORI, SORI, and a fingerprint-based criminal background check. Full job description available here. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references to academicdean@williston.com

Maintenance Manager

The Williston Northampton School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, has an opening in our Physical Plant Department for a full-time calendar-year Maintenance Manager.

The Maintenance Manager oversees the school’s building maintenance staff as well as outside contractors performing work on campus. The manager also supervises small to medium scale capital projects.A Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License is required. Although this is primarily a supervisory position, the manager is expected to work with the crew when timing or workload dictates.The manager is also on call and may need to help with emergency situations outside the normal work day. Full job description available here to provide candidates with a more extensive overview of the functions and expectations of the position.

Dependable, energetic individuals that possess the following: demonstrated managerial, communication, organizational and computer skills; strong attention to detail; similar experience and knowledge of institutional maintenance may send their letters of intent and resume and three professional references to Jeff Tannatt, Director of Physical Plant via email to physplantjobs@williston.com Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to successfully pass state mandated and school required post offer employment physical, CORI-SORI checks, general background check as well as a fingerprint based criminal background check. Non-smoking campus. EOE

Director of Choirs

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts with a culturally diverse educational community of 530 students in grades 7-12, is seeking to hire a full time Director of Choirs. Responsibilities will include leading the upper school Male and Female Concert Choirs, Middle School Choir, and the community-wide Teller Chorus. Candidates will also be expected to collaborate with the theater department as music director for all musical productions. Opportunities to teach AP Music Theory or other classes are possible.

The Williston Northampton choral program has tripled in size over the past three years and the school seeks to continue its efforts in program growth. All candidates should possess demonstrable passion for music, excellent communication skills, and the ability to engage and intellectually excite students in the pursuit of learning and making music. A bachelor’s degree in music (or equivalent) is required, a master’s degree in choral conducting is preferred. Excellent teaching and pedagogical skills are expected, particularly with regards to vocal technique, choral conducting, and piano proficiency. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide students with opportunities to participate in state choral festivals and be involved with both the state’s ACDA and MMEA chapters.

This position includes involvement with our afternoon program, as well as student advising. Depending on the interests of the candidate and the needs of the school residential responsibilities could be added. Driving a school mini-bus is also an expectation of this position. 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. Must be able to successfully pass state mandated and school required, CORI-SORI checks, general background check as well as a fingerprint based criminal background check. Non-smoking campus. EOE. Please direct all inquiries (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to Peter Valine, Dean of Faculty, pvaline@williston.com

Director of Financial Aid

The Williston Northampton School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, seeks a full time calendar year Director of Financial Aid.

The Director of Financial Aid oversees all aspects of the determination of individual family’s financial assistance need, coordinates the distribution of that financial assistance to individual families during the admission process, and oversees, in conjunction with the Director of Admission, the annual allocation of the financial assistance budget to the constituency of returning and new families who are determined to have demonstrated financial assistance need.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: present the school to prospective students and parents; travel to admissions related events to represent the school; meet with and interview prospective students and their families during their visit to campus; advise on financial aid trends in the marketplace and perform related analyses of financial aid data; provide the Director of Admission information on financial aid trends pertinent to Williston and related analyses of financial aid data in order to make sound strategic decisions; develop, manage and adhere to the financial aid department budget; serve as Chair of the Financial Aid Committee; develop and monitor the Financial Aid budget; interpret and apply federal laws and regulations, Williston financial aid policies and regulations relating to the delivery of student financial assistance; determine financial assistance awards for returning families. Full job description available here.

The successful candidate will have: excellent written and oral communication abilities and collaboration skills; a bachelor’s degree; three to five years of advancement or related experience, preferably in an academic environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license; 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. Qualified/interested candidates may submit letters of interest, resume, and references via electronic transmission to Chris Dietrich, Director of Admission cdietrich@williston.com Non-smoking campus. EOE

Advancement Assistant for Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

The Williston Northampton School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, seeks a full-time calendar year Advancement Assistant for Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement. The Advancement Assistant will work collaboratively to support and strengthen the annual giving and alumni engagement functions of Williston Northampton School’s Advancement program. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: support the Directors of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement and the respective program areas; assist in the implementation of yearly annual giving solicitation plan; maintain files and annual giving program data in database; coordinate and produce correspondence to existing and new members; Track class goals, provide regular progress reports; coordinate all gift tracking and reporting; Support alumni and campus events; Proofread documents; routine office functions. A full job description is available here.

The successful candidate will have: excellent written and oral communication abilities and collaboration skills; a bachelor’s degree is preferred; three to five years of advancement or related experience, preferably in an academic environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license; 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.

Qualified / interested candidates may submit letters of interest, resume, and references via electronic transmission to advsearch@williston.com. Non-smoking campus. EOE

Advancement Assistant for Leadership Gifts

The Williston Northampton School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, seeks a full-time calendar year Advancement Assistant for Leadership Gifts. The Advancement Assistant will work collaboratively to support and strengthen the fundraising mission of the Williston Northampton School by assisting aspects of the Advancement program including Leadership and Planned Giving, Stewardship and Research. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: support the Director of Advancement and the Leadership Gifts team; produce and coordinate correspondence; coordinate travel arrangements; track and prepare expense reports; maintain files and program data in database; proofread documents; perform routine office functions. A full job description is available here.

The successful candidate will have: excellent written and oral communication abilities and collaboration skills; a bachelor’s degree is preferred; three to five years of advancement or related experience, preferably in an academic environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license; 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.

Qualified / interested candidates may submit letters of interest, resume, and references via electronic transmission to advsearch@williston.com. Non-smoking campus. EOE

Special Events Coordinator

The Williston Northampton School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, seeks a full-time calendar year Special Events Coordinator. The Special Events Coordinator will work to develop, manage, and implement the School’s major alumni, parent, donor and prospect events held on campus, within the Greater Easthampton community and across the country to raise awareness for and interest in the Williston Northampton School.The Coordinator has responsibility for organizing Advancement’s event management schedule, publicizing events, consulting on the development of published materials, coordinating regional activities and reporting to internal constituents. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Plan events, both on and off campus, to include coordinating logistics, secure event spaces, prepare contracts, work with Communications for promotion; Oversee events such as Reunion, Family Weekends, Grandparents Day, Commencement, etc.; manage the events budget and produce reports; assist with miscellaneous administrative support as needed. A full job description is available here.

The successful candidate will have: excellent written and oral communication abilities and collaboration skills; a bachelor’s degree; three to five years of advancement or related experience, preferably in an academic environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license; 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.

Qualified / interested candidates may submit letters of interest, resume, and references via electronic transmission to advsearch@williston.com. Non-smoking campus. EOE

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 here.

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

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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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