Williston is a diverse, inclusive community, where purpose, passion, and integrity are at the center of our work each day. Click the current opportunities below to learn about joining our team.

The Williston Northampton School is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

  • Security Officer

    Full-time calendar year position available immediately.  Full benefit eligibility, medical, dental, retirement, sick, personal, vacation and holiday time. Hours will be variable and dependent upon the weekly needs of the department and will definitely include the following shifts; days, nights, overnights, weekends, and some holiday coverage. Responsible for performing all standard security duties including, but not limited to: provide assistance to students, staff and visitors in a courteous and professional manner; patrol campus to observe and identify potential safety and security risks; complete security and incident reports and ensure accuracy of documentation; daily/nightly building checks; respond to student/campus emergency incidents, traffic control and presence at campus events.

    The qualified candidate will have security-related experience and proven abilities with safety-security awareness and procedures. MA Municipal Police Training Committee training and/or experience in a school/campus atmosphere is a plus.

    Qualified candidates should possess CPR, AED and First-Aid certifications or be willing to obtain those certifications within 60 days of hire date. Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, etc. for extended periods of time. Must possess proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office Suite and possess, or have the ability, to adapt to, multiple specific security related computer software.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record and must be able to successfully pass post-offer employment physical. Must also have the ability to work in a school environment by successful completion of all legally 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. Full job description available here.

    Dependable, qualified individuals must include cover letters and resumes to Anne O’Connor, Director of Security, via email to aoconnor@williston.com Non-smoking campus. EOE

  • Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    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 Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion beginning July 2021.

    This position is responsible for defining, communicating and collaborating with all members of the Williston community, and particularly with other leaders in the school, to implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategic initiatives and goals for student life, curriculum, hiring and alumni relations. A bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree is preferred. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Enhance our existent commitment to building a multi-cultural and inclusive community; Serve as visionary to consider all steps that will help the Williston community meet the aspirations of the school’s diversity mission statement; Be willing to assume a high-profile presence on campus that advances the school’s ethos of a premiere boarding school culture; Collaborate with the Head of School, Senior Administrative Team, Trustees, alumni, faculty, and students to develop a broad-based DEI strategy that works across all areas of the school; With the Dean of Students, oversee affinity and cultural groups for Williston students, DEI programming for the school with emphasis on building trust, relationships, a culture of inclusion, and respect. Oversee DEI professional development opportunities and training for faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees; Partner with the Advancement Office to support and engage BIPOC alumni to include attending off campus events. The Dean of DEI will serve as a key member of an intervention team which will bring resolution to diversity related conflicts/issues;

    A full job description is available here.

    Candidates must have the ability to work in a school environment by successful completion of all legally 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

    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 Kathy Ouimette, HR Director at humanresources@williston.com We are a non-smoking campus. EOE

  • Director of Advancement

    The Williston Northampton School is an independent, coeducational boarding school for 420 students in grades 9 through 12. Approximately 70% are boarding students and 30% are day students, with students matriculating from 25 states and 28 countries. Seventy-five students also attend Williston’s Middle School in grades 7 and 8. The school is located in Easthampton, Massachusetts on a beautiful 125-acre campus with 50 separate buildings in the heart of the historic Pioneer Valley in scenic Western Massachusetts. The campus is located within the Five-College area which includes Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    Robert W. Hill III was appointed as the nineteenth Head of School, effective July 1, 2010. Ninety-six teaching faculty also act as dorm parents, advisors, and coaches, with 75 percent holding advanced degrees. The endowment currently stands at $41 million. Williston has a $28 million operating budget with $6.7 million dedicated for financial aid. The annual fund raised $2.24 million in 2019-20 and other gifts averaging $4 million annually since 2017. There are currently 7,000 solicitable alumni and 1,800 friends and parents.

    Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Advancement will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the Advancement Program, with an emphasis on broadening the major gifts pool and campaign management. The Director of Advancement will work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to sustain a strategic, integrated program of major gifts, annual giving, alumni engagement, and advancement services, as well as support the efforts of high-level volunteers including trustees. The primary responsibilities of this position include 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, Director of Alumni Engagement, and Director of Annual Giving. This position will also serve as a key partner with the Director of Communications. The new hire must possess excellent judgment, knowledge about best advancement practices, and exceptional fundraising and campaign skill – particularly in leadership/planned giving and the design/implementation of effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.

    This opportunity is available immediately upon the identification of the successful candidate.

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    Williston Northampton School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including medical plans, a retirement plan and paid vacation. Williston Northampton School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Substitute Teachers

    The Williston Northampton School is an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts with a culturally diverse educational community of 470 students in grades 7-12. We are seeking to identify candidates with an interest in serving as substitute teachers, both short and long term, for the 2020-21 academic year. We are seeking teachers in the following academic disciplines: English, History, Language, Math, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts.

    A bachelor’s degree is required, and previous teaching experience is preferable. Applications from candidates who are current graduate students will be accepted. These positions may include, but not require, involvement in other areas of school life if there is mutual interest.

    Candidates 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.

    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 pvaline@williston.com Non-smoking campus. EOE

  • Per-Diem Registered Nurse

    The Williston Northampton School has opening for Per-Diem Nurses for the upcoming academic year. Pay is per shift and will augment the staff by covering vacancies and providing extra nursing staffing as needed, will mostly be nights (a few hours in the clinic on campus, then on-call), weekends (a few hours in the clinic on campus, then on-call), but some possible day hours as well.

    Candidates need to possess strong assessment and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Duties may 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. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse community. A strict sense of confidentiality is a must. Pediatric/adolescent experience is preferred. MA R.N. license, AED/CPR Certification required. Must possess 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.  Full job description is available here.

    Dependable, energetic individuals with similar experience may send their cover letter and resume via email to Amber Mish, Director of Health and Wellness Services at hwsemployment@williston.com Non-smoking campus. EOE


The Williston Northampton School (the “School”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The School offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and all employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.  An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications of the position(s) for which the applicant applies will not be considered for employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete this application, interview for the position, or otherwise participate in the hiring process, please notify us.