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.

Executive Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer

The Williston Northampton School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school located in Easthampton, MA, seeks a full-time calendar year s. The Executive Assistant will work directly with the Chief Advancement Officer on duties related to a comprehensive fundraising, constituent relations and communications program and leading a team of 16 advancement professionals. The assistant supports all aspects of front-line development activity, working closely with advancement and communications directors, the Head of School, trustees, volunteers and other advancement colleagues.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assist CAO with domestic and international travel; including visit preparation, appointment scheduling, travel arrangements, and post-meeting/event follow-up. Assist CAO with Advancement budget oversight; Foster regular contact with and deepen relationships between the school and members of Board of Trustees (BOT) through supporting the CAO’s ongoing work with the BOT including: interactions with individual Trustees, Trustee meeting arrangements, preparation of meeting materials, and support for Trustee Committees (Advancement and Governance) and post-meeting follow-up. Serve as principle liaison between the business office and Advancement team; Assist Human Resource Coordinator with “new hire” orientation for newly hired Advancement staff. 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

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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