Join Our Vibrant Community
Ask our faculty and staff members why they choose to work at Williston Northampton, and they will tell you that it’s the chance to be a part of a welcoming, energetic, and inclusive community that is uniquely student-focused. Whatever role you play here, every employee at Williston is dedicated to supporting the development of our students in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in the dorms, and in our advisories. With competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities (read more below), we are looking for employees eager to share their skills and participate actively in a global learning community. Located just a few hours from New York and Boston, our 125-acre campus is set in the vibrant, artistic town of Easthampton, Massachusetts—right in the heart of the Pioneer Valley and five-college area.
The Williston Northampton School is an equal opportunity employer.
Join us October 9!
On Monday, October 9, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m., the Williston Northampton School will host an open house event on campus for all those interested in future faculty positions.
General Faculty Inquiries
While there are currently no open faculty positions, we are always interested in hearing from potential candidates.
Learning Specialist/Instructor in Academic Support
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 hire a full-time Learning Specialist to serve as part of the Academic Dean’s Office to begin work immediately. This position spans September 2023 through June 2024, with the possibility for renewal in 2024-25. Reporting to the Director of Academic Support, (DAS) the Learning Specialist is responsible for assisting in the coordination and facilitation of academic support functions for students who have documented learning differences as well as those who require assistance through Williston’s Center for Academic Success. The Learning Specialist will teach Academic Strategies Tutorial (AST) during the academic day and will assist in facilitating the Laboratory for Academic Success (LAS) one evening per week. Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting with implementation of appropriate instructional support plans for students
- Assisting the DAS in developing appropriate recommendations for curricular and executive functioning support
- Referring families to the DAS when academic testing may be indicated
- Teaching 3-4 sections of AST per term(each section meets twice a week with a maximum of four students)
- Collaboratively creating and implementing curriculum in executive functioning and study skills for the AST course with two other AST teachers
- Tracking student progress and communicating frequently with parents and faculty
- Overseeing LAS during study hall from 8-10 PM once per week as scheduled by the DAS
- Coordinating with Health Services and Athletic Trainer to provide academic accommodation plans for students under concussion management
This position may also include some weekend duty team responsibilities.
It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, initiative, commitment to teamwork, and appreciation for adolescents that life in an independent school boarding community requires. Candidates must have the ability to work intuitively, independently, and collaboratively. Proficiency in writing and interpersonal skills as well as understanding of student learning challenges required.
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. Please include a cover letter and resume addressed to Laura Vachet, Director of Academic Support. EOE, non-smoking campus.
Admission Operations Assistant and Database Coordinator
The Admission Operations Assistant and Database Coordinator oversees and coordinates the daily operations of enrollment management processes to ensure a smooth and accurate information flow, timely delivery of candidate records for admission, and management of the admission and enrollment database systems.
This is a full-time calendar year position 40 hours per week Monday-Friday, with some additional special event and Second Visit Day coverage as necessary. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Providing poised and resourceful administrative assistance to the Admission Office filing, maintenance of electronic records, phone/email support, referring people to the appropriate staff in Admissions; Providing general information about the School and the Admission process; Processing initial inquiries and applications for Admission to the School; Preparing and sending appropriate correspondence; Process inquiries and applications for financial aid, including entering information into the database; Prepare and organize all financial aid materials, gather data for financial aid candidates from Clarity; Prepare Financial Aid award letters per the direction of the Financial Aid Committee; Maintain and update the admission database daily; Design and run queries and reports; Review and analyze special reports; Summarize information and identify trends; Coordinate all database projects relative to admission and ensure their completion including registration forms, enrollment portal; Create and issue the initial I-20 for student VISAS within SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System). A full job description is available.
The qualified candidate will have 5 years similar experience preferably with direct experience/knowledge the admission process and/or of independent schools. Must have the ability to work intuitively and independently as well as part of a team, demonstrated writing and interpersonal skills. Solid working knowledge of Word, Excel, Internet. Positive appearance, attitude and presentation with a strict sense of confidentiality. 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 benefit eligibility, medical, dental, retirement, vacation, sick time. Non-smoking campus. EOE
Campus Safety Officer
The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, has a full-time, calendar-year opening for a Campus Safety Officer.
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.
Non-smoking campus. EOE
The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, has a full-time, calendar-year opening for a Custodian/Housekeeper.
The schedule for the position is Monday – Friday. Occasional extra hours possible due to special events. This position requires the flexibility to work a variety of hours during the week.
Responsible for fulfilling the assignments for day to day campus housekeeping program to ensure clean, orderly, and attractive conditions through campus facilities by performing the following essential functions: all standard custodial/housekeeping tasks; sweeps, mops, scrubs, and vacuums hallways, stairs and office spaces; empties trash and garbage containers in campus buildings including dormitories, academic buildings, children’s center and administrative offices; notifies manager concerning the need for repairs, or an addition to lighting, and potential heating issues; submits to management recommendations for painting, repairs, furnishings, and supplies. Full job description is available.
The successful candidate must: have one to three years of institutional experience preferably in an educational setting; be able to work intuitively and independently as well as part of the Physical Plant team; have strong organizational skills for multi-tasking and prioritizing responsibilities as situations arise in fast paced environment; have the ability to understand written and oral instruction; have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in order to successfully interact with diverse staff, faculty, students and other constituents of the School; have a working knowledge of commercial chemicals and cleaning equipment; be capable of performing repetitive tasks such as, bending, lifting (up to 25lbs.), pushing, stair climbing; be able to work in secondary boarding school atmosphere by successfully passing CORI, SORI and fingerprint based background checks; possess a valid driver’s license and be able to successfully pass a post offer employment physical. A complete job description is available.
Full benefit package, medical, dental, life, disability and retirement. Non-smoking campus. EOE
The Williston Northampton School is looking for qualified candidates to work in the school’s evening drop-in math resource center and/or for individual math tutoring during the academic day or evenings. Qualified candidates should be comfortable answering questions and providing help for course work consisting of algebra through calculus. Knowledge of computer science and statistics are preferred but not required. Evening shifts consist of one consistent night per week (Sunday-Thursday) from 8:00-10:00 pm on campus, in person. Individual tutoring times and dates vary depending on student schedules.
Candidates must be able to successfully complete the state and school-mandated background checks including CORI, SORI, and a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
If you are interested in either or both roles, please send cover letter, resume, and tree references to Laura Vachet, Director of Academic Support for more details on the position. EOE; Non-Smoking Campus
Afternoon Program Robotics Lead Teacher/Coach
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 an Afternoon Program Robotics Lead Teacher/Coach to for November 2023 through March 2024.
This position covers the hours of 3:45-5:45 each weekday that classes are in session. The exception to this includes Wednesdays when the Robotics Program meets from 1:00-3:00 pm and the occasional weekend competition. The position is paid hourly. Ideal candidates will have a background in working with high school or middle school-aged children and some experience with computer science, robotics, and engineering. Williston Northampton participates in the VEX system which is fundamentally student centered. The role of the Robotics Lead Teacher/Coach, along with administrative duties, is to support students’ growth and encourage their development.
Candidates must be able to successfully complete the state-mandated CORI, as well as SORI, a general background check, and a fingerprint-based criminal background check. No benefits are offered for the temporary position. It is important that candidates possess flexibility, energy, and a commitment to teamwork. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references to Corinne Fogg, Dean of Faculty. EOE; Non-smoking campus.
Williston is a diverse, inclusive community, where purpose, passion, and integrity are at the center of our work each day. We place a high value on ensuring a healthy work-life balance for our 200+ employees and are pleased to provide access to a generous array of benefits and services. Benefits are provided based on employee classification and number of hours worked per year.
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans. A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) is paired with the medical plan, which assists employees with expenses associated with deductible costs.
- Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account, depending on your chosen medical plan
- 403(b) retirement plan with School contribution
- Retirement advisory services available
- Long Term Disability Insurance, at no cost to employee
- Life Insurance, at no cost to employee
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Generous paid time off for holidays, vacation, sick, personal, bereavement, parental, and military leave time, offered according to employee classification
- Professional development opportunities
- Lunch is provided, at no cost, to every employee throughout the school year in the Birch Dining Commons
- Free access to school facilities: Fitness Center, Cain Athletic Center, Lossone Rink, Galbraith Fields, and 125-acres of beautiful grounds
- Access to the Children’s Center (daycare and preschool), for a fee
- All employees have the convenience of using their school ID, or “Sammy Card,” to make purchases on account from the Campus Store and the StuBop snack bar. Employees can opt to pay their accounts via payroll deduction or directly in the Business Office.
Our Unique Location
One of the great things about being an employee at Williston is taking in all our location has to offer. The school is located in the vibrant, artsy town of Easthampton, with downtown just a stroll away from campus. The surrounding area, known as the Pioneer Valley, is rich with colleges and universities, arts, culture, restaurants, and museums, plus natural escapes, like rail trails, ski mountains, farm stands, and more. A 10-minute drive or bus ride takes you to the college town of Northampton, home to Smith College and dozens of additional restaurants and shops. Just a little further afield is the town of Amherst, home to Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts, as well as more great dining spots, theaters, bookstores, and cultural events. We’re also just 45 minutes from The Berkshires and Vermont, an hour and a half from Boston, and three hours from New York City.
Our Commitment to Inclusion
As outlined in Williston’s five-year Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging we are committed to creating a community in which every student and staff member feels a genuine sense of belonging and respect. In our hiring, we seek employees who are eager to help us build an inclusive, respectful, and diverse school community. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with federal, state, and local laws, we recruit, hire, promote and evaluate all personnel without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, ancestry, citizen status, veteran status, physical or mental handicaps, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by law.
Every Williston employee is eligible for professional development in their field. Over the past year alone, 100% of Williston faculty have participated in one or more professional development opportunities. Faculty have opportunities to expand their teaching knowledge and experience (read some stories below). In addition, Williston staff can apply to further their expertise in areas directly relevant to their jobs serving the Williston community.
Grounded in our shared commitment to purpose, passion, and integrity, professional development at Williston fosters personal and professional growth for individuals. The goal of professional development is threefold: increased student learning; continuous growth for faculty; and the creation of a learning environment that gives life to the school’s mission. All faculty move forward via their individual and shared professional learning, and emphasis is placed on professional development that fosters choice and growth, in conjunction with institutional goals and foci.
An integral part of our employees’ growth is an emphasis on the development of professional purpose and passion, coupled with evolution in their field of study and/or the craft of teaching. Professional Development provides an opportunity to build leadership skills in all employees. Developing leadership at all levels contributes to the creation of an authentic and collegial community of learners, and it models a core value of the institution for students. Williston supports its employees’ commitment to lifelong learning. We value continuing education, and our faculty and staff attend local, national, and international conferences for professional learning. Some of these opportunities include:
- Attending national and local conferences (e.g. NACAC, NAIS, POCC, ACTFL, NCTM, NBOA, AISNE, etc.)
- Workshops throughout the year and during the summer months (e.g. Columbia University’s Teachers College, The College Board Advanced Placement, Independent School Management, Learning and the Brain, etc.)
- Faculty Enrichment funds that enable travel, renewal, and professional development opportunities, from an endowment established by alumni donors
- Continuing education in pursuit of an advanced degree
Read about Williston faculty and their experience with professional development:
Williston is an active member of several professional organizations that provide resources and support for faculty and staff. AISNE – Association of Independent Schools in New England; NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges (accrediting body); NBOA – National Business Officers Association; NAIS – National Association of Independent Schools; and MANSC – Massachusetts Association of Nonprofit Schools & Colleges.
Read about why Williston’s teachers love to be part of this community.
Eugenio Garcia, World Language Teacher
From the beginning, Williston has allowed me to do what I really have passion for and, at the same time, has given me the requisite tools to grow as a better educator and learner. Teaching at Williston has not only given me the opportunity to be myself in the classroom but also allowed me to share my culture and language with my students. By teaching Spanish for almost 30 years at Williston, my impact on numerous students has been very gratifying and rewarding.
Darlenia Kokoska, World Language Teacher
Working at Williston means that I am part of a great community that prides itself in creating a sense of belonging for all of our students. I value the opportunity to connect with them in different aspects of the school life, in the classroom, the dorm, in sports and in advisory. Feeling that I am impacting a student for the better makes teaching (working here) worthwhile. The students at Williston are appreciative of what we do for them and that makes all the difference.
Kathryn Hill, Mathematics and World Language Teacher
“I have loved teaching the students at Williston. I have actually taught at a number of independent schools, and Williston kids always manage to strike me as particularly friendly, authentic, and appreciative. In almost every class I teach, at least two or three students will say ‘thank you’ as they leave the room at the end of the period, and I never sense any of the entitlement I have occasionally felt at other institutions. I am lucky enough to teach in two different departments at Williston, and in each I have found myself to be surrounded by warm, compassionate individuals who are incredibly dedicated to helping kids learn.”
Maggie Haas, English Teacher
“Celebration” is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Williston. I don’t mean streamers and balloons and cupcakes (though I have seen all three on campus). I mean the celebration of learning, the celebration of differences, and the celebration of community. The hours I spend in the classroom are the best part of my day. The students at Williston are a diverse bunch, but they all find common ground in their excitement to learn and grapple with new material; their energy buoys me no matter how tired or under-caffeinated I am. One of the things I love about being in the classroom is that everyone is learning—teacher and students alike exploring new ideas, discovering new insights and interpretations of the text, and finding unexpected paths through literature together. And that’s the way education should be—a never ending feedback loop from teacher to pupil and back again. When I came out as non-binary, I feared I would never find a place that saw me not as a statistic, token, or box to be checked, but as a person with a unique story to tell and boundless joy to bring to the classroom. Williston turned out to be the sort of place I thought might not exist. The community embraced me and my wife within hours of our moving onto campus, and since that day, I have continued to find support and encouragement around every corner. Now that I am here, I cannot imagine working anywhere else.
Our Dedicated Staff
Read about why our staff love coming to work every day—and why some have been part of our community for decades.
Kevin Carrasco, Technology Coordinator
Working in Williston’s technology department gives me the opportunity to expand my never-ending hunger for knowledge. In my role I always find joy assisting my colleagues and students solve their tech problems that range from low- to high-tier complexity. Witnessing their appreciation after resolving their issues brings me great personal fulfillment. I feel that in my time working at Williston, I’ve gained a sense of belonging and inclusion that makes it more than just a workplace.
Cody Neidig, Campus Safety Officer
I have been honored to be an employee with Williston for almost six years. Working here has been a privilege and has given me many opportunities since first joining as a part-time employee, and then being able to transition into a full-time role shortly after. It is amazing working with lots of great students, local residents, and all employees day in and day out. Williston is easily one of the best employment opportunities I have ever had. Williston offers amazing benefits for its employees, including retirement, insurance, and vacation, but nothing beats being welcomed in such a tightly knit community. I honestly can say there is nowhere else I would want to be, and I have no plans to go anywhere else!
Jen Lopez, Housekeeping Manager
There are many great things about working at Williston, but the people are truly the best part. You really feel part of a community as an employee here and are treated like family. As a manager, I am supported by my director and the school to carry out the work of my team to ensure our work gets done in a timely and safe manner. The benefits offered and central location of the school also make Williston a wonderful place to work.
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.