Employment Opportunities

Northfield Mount Hermon is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory school, located in western Massachusetts, with approximately 650 boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12, and a postgraduate year.

NMH employs approximately 130 people in teaching and administrative faculty positions, and more than 210 in staff positions. Some jobs are year-round; others offer an academic-year schedule or are part-time. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds who support the school’s mission to engage the intellect, compassion, and talents of our students, empowering them to act with humanity and purpose.

NMH offers competitive wages and a generous benefit package that includes retirement, health, and life insurance plans, paid vacation, and holiday and sick leaves. 
 


Current Faculty and Staff Openings:

Staff openings

Staff positions are diverse and range from entry-level to management.

Custodian

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.

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Northfield Mount Hermon seeks an energetic individual to carry-out campus custodial services. Responsibilities include general cleaning, floor cleaning, rubbish and recycling removal, building maintenance, the provision of occasional set-up and moving services for the school and school events, and other duties as assigned.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, and outstanding organizational and communication skills.  Two to three years previous experience preferred. The ability to communicate and work well with adolescents is required. Additional qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently.  This position requires the ability to lift 50+ pounds and perform repetitive motion tasks. Occasional overtime may be required.Applicants must possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and to work with a diverse student body in a boarding school environment.

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To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Groundskeeper

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.

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Northfield Mount Hermon seeks an energetic individual to maintain the safety and physical appearance of the athletic facilities including the hockey rink and pool facility and at times, assist with the outdoor campus landscape. Other responsibilities include support and the collection and disposal of rubbish, recycling and surplus materials for the school and other duties as assigned. 

The successful applicant must be able to acquire and maintain licenses needed for pest control in the turf industry; previous athletic field & grounds maintenance experience is preferred; the ability to work in adverse weather conditions is required. Successful applicants will have outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.  Additional qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently. The ability to work well with adolescents is required. This position requires: the ability to lift approximately 75 pounds and perform repetitive motion tasks, a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a DOT,  2B and 1C hoisting license is required. Flexibility in weekly work schedule, some scheduled weekend work as well as overtime is required and must be available for 24-hour emergency call for snow removal.

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To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Locksmith/Carpenter

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.

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Northfield Mount Hermon seeks an experienced, motivated individual to perform locksmith and carpentry duties for all school owned buildings on and off campus. The qualified applicant will install, maintain and repair campus locks and door hardware and work in conjunction with the carpenters on various tasks and projects. 

The successful applicant will have a High School diploma or its equivalent with a minimum of 3-5 years experience as a locksmith. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of Massachusetts building code and have the  ability to read and build from design and CAD drawings. A CRL License or greater is preferred. Additional qualifications include proficiency with computers and system programming, the ability to operate machinery and power tools, the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being motivated, organized and capable of working independently. A valid driver’s license is required. Occasional overtime and availability for call in work is required.  

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To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Infant/Toddler Teacher

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.

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Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a caring individual to work with teachers and the Director in providing the highest quality infant/toddler care, and in carrying out the philosophy of the Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education, and in ensuring smooth operations of all aspects of the Early Childhood Education Center.

The successful applicant will have a good understanding of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); previous experience, including the ability to work closely with others in a team teaching environment. Candidates must possess a Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Infant/Toddler Teacher Certification and must be certified in CPR and Pediatric First Aid (or willing to become certified).  Additional qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently. The ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements and demonstrate professionally respectful attitudes towards children, parents, and colleagues is essential. Candidates should be familiar with basic word processing, spreadsheets, email communications, and utilizing a digital camera, including uploading photos.

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To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Manager - Dining Services

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.

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Northfield Mount Hermon seeks an energetic, qualified individual to manage and be responsible for the administration, communications and sustainability operations of the Dining Services department.  The Assistant Manager position oversees all aspects of the dining services work job program, including the training and supervision of students assigned to work with Dining Services, and serves as the sustainability liaison between dining services and the NMH Community.  The position also works collaboratively to coordinate all communications, maintain salary budgets, process and code invoices, and coordinate and book special events within the NMH community.

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 2-4 years previous food service, restaurant or school food production experience at an increasingly responsible level; previous supervisory experience preferred.  HACCP Food Safety Certification is required. Additional qualifications include outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently.  NMH dining services staff work closely with our students, the ability to work effectively with and instruct adolescents in the preparation and service of meals is essential. A high level of knowledge and comfort with computers, Microsoft Office and Google products is desired, experience with CBord Food Production software is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required and must be able to work weekends and overtime.

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To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Plant Facilities and Grounds

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.

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Northfield Mount Hermon seeks an energetic, qualified individual to function as the chief facilities manager for the school with responsibility for broad policy and management oversight of the school’s Plant/Facilities organization.  Responsibilities include the planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling of all plant functions inclusive of facilities planning, construction/renovation financial administration, human resource management, and basic operations such as the systematic inspection, planning, and accomplishing of repairs to facilities, equipment and grounds;  facilities and grounds maintenance; operation and maintenance of the school’s utility and infrastructure systems; construction and renovation services; housekeeping, laundry and mail services.

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor degree in engineering or related field with 6 years of  progressively responsible experience in facility operation and management in which at least 3 years have been in a supervisory capacity. Comprehensive knowledge of all phases of physical plant operation, maintenance and repair; planning, scheduling, supervision and administration, record keeping and report writing. Additional qualifications include superior written and oral communication skills are required as well as essential computer literacy, including the ability to effectively utilize work order and office management systems. A valid driver’s license is required. Some weekend and evening work required. Must have the ability to respond promptly to campus as needed. 

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To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Safety Officer - 2nd Shift

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.

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Northfield Mount Hermon, seeks a trustworthy, self-motivated individual to be responsible for the safety and well being of all NMH residents. The security officer is responsible for the safety and security of buildings; reports infractions of safety and school rules and answers switchboard and alarm receiver calls. This position dispatches or responds to all emergencies, provides contact for emergency responders, and/or compiles emergency information on log sheet.

The successful applicant will have the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently. This position requires a valid driver’s license and knowledge of CPR/AED. Applicants must be willing to work off-shift as needed and occasional overtime is required.

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To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Business Process Support Specialist

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.


Northfield Mount Hermon seeks an energetic, qualified individual to function as the Business Process Support Specialist. This position collaborates with constituencies across campus to research, analyze, and recommend improvements to the school’s business processes and technology in order to improve overall organization performance. Works closely with IT programmers, systems analysts, and support staff to develop project plans, communicate changes, and provide training and support to impacted users.

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor degree or equivalent with 5 years of relevant  experience in a technical environment. Comprehensive knowledge of database architecture, design and development practices, implementation and deployment strategies, and data reporting methods preferred. Additional qualifications include outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills. Experience with technology at an academic institution and Blackbaud software experience is strongly preferred.


To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Screenings will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact

Office of Human Resources
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Phone: 413-498-3229 | Fax: 413-498-3240
Email: hr@nmhschool.org

Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Faculty Openings

Faculty at NMH contribute to all aspects of the school community. The normal faculty workload includes a combination of classroom teaching, student advising, coaching, and dormitory supervision.

Athletic Director

All NMH faculty applicants should be willing to embrace the boarding-school lifestyle, and should constantly strive to use innovative methods in secondary education. Candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, experience in diversity work, and an eagerness to work with a diverse student body. 


The Director of Athletics is responsible for leadership, development, oversight and evaluation of the school’s competitive interscholastic athletic programs, physical fitness activities and outdoor education program, including facilities management and development in support of the programs.  The Director of Athletics is also responsible for articulating, stewarding, and interpreting a comprehensive vision for NMH Athletics, ensuring that its activities are consistent with and supportive of the school’s mission to educate the head, heart, and hand, and promote the important values of student well-being, physical fitness, development of healthy habits, integrity, leadership, and teamwork.  

The successful applicant will have a  Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in relevant field preferred and substantial experience in athletics as both a head coach and athletic administrator, at either the secondary school level or higher education.  Candidates must have excellent organizational and decision-making skills and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Familiarity with rules and regulations of relevant athletic associations required. Additional qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently


To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and résumé, by mail or e-mail, to:

Human Resources

Northfield Mount Hermon

One Lamplighter Way

Mount Hermon, MA 01354

E-mail: hr@nmhschool.org

Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CONTACT

Dean of Faculty
Office of Faculty Recruitment
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

413-498-3432 | faculty_recruitment@nmhschool.org

U Penn Residency Program

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Residency Master's in Teaching program is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Penn Graduate School of Education and a consortium of the nation's leading Boarding Schools. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the boarding schools' unique setting, the program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to receive a master's degree in education in concert with the exceptional fellowship programs offered by participating schools.

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, we anticipate the need for 3-4 Fellows in the following areas:

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History & Social Science

The application consists of a personal statement, resume, transcript, and three letters of recommendation (one of which should be from a college professor who knows your work).

To apply for this position, please send your material, by mail or e-mail, to:

Dean of Faculty
Office of Faculty Recruitment
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

413-498-3432 | faculty_recruitment@nmhschool.org

Leadership Positions

Chief Advancement Officer

All NMH staff candidates should possess a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents, and an eagerness to work with a diverse community in a boarding-school environment.


Northfield Mount Hermon (“NMH”) — located in the Pioneer
Valley of Western Massachusetts — seeks a chief advancement officer (“CAO”). The CAO will play a critical role
in sustaining NMH’s distinction among pre-eminent American
independent boarding schools as NMH prepares for the most ambitious campaign in its history.

The CAO is responsible for the oversight and management of the school’s advancement operation, including annual fundraising; alumni, donor and parent relations; communications; and major and planned gifts. The CAO reports directly to the head of school, while working closely with the senior leadership team and the board of trustees.
The CAO supervises seven direct reports: senior director of advancement, director of advancement communications, NMH fund director, director of parent engagement and
special programs, director of major and planned gifts, the director of alumni and donor relations and office manager. NMH’s advancement operation comprises 27 FTEs as well
as student workers who fulfill their four-hour-per week WorkJob obligations there.

Appointment is on a 12-month basis. NMH offers competitive wages and a generous benefit package that includes retirement, health, and life insurance plans and paid
vacation, holiday, and sick leaves. The school is unusual in providing tuition remission to the admitted children of all employees.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished advancement professional, with a proven record of successful fundraising, including experience with planning and directing
capital campaigns, as well as lead and major gift solicitation. Candidates must demonstrate at least fifteen years of progressively responsible and successful development experience, including prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors, as well as substantial experience with the administration and management of a large staff in a high-affinity institution with a culture of excellence. A bachelor’s degree in an arts-and-sciences discipline is required, with an advanced degree preferred. Other qualifications include:
• Knowledge of best practices in academic advancement, and the ability to apply such practices in innovative ways.
• Cross-cultural competency equipped to engage the notably diverse, international community of NMH students, alumni and parents.
• An appreciation of the transformative impact of independent boarding schools,and the ability to advocate effectively for NMH to be a top philanthropic priority for its community members.
• Outstanding relationship-building and collaboration skills, with the ability to work with diverse constituencies and collaborate across administrative functions, especially admissions.
• Successful supervisory experience that demonstrates the ability to lead, coach,mentor and develop staff.
• Fluency in estate planning and planned giving.
• The disposition of an innovative and autonomous self-starter, who seeks out new opportunities and leads with a sense of urgency.
• A systems orientation and the aptitude for and willingness to use technology and social media to foster community building and to facilitate online fundraising.
• Experience in a close-knit residential academic setting.
NMH is committed to increasing the diversity of its administration and encourages
applications from individuals who would contribute to this effort.

Candidates should manifest a desire to live in a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse rural learning community. On-campus residence is optional, but it is essential that the CAO be visible and engaged in campus life.


Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment. Nominations, inquiries, and applications should be addressed to NMH’s
search consultant, Mr. Chuck O’Boyle, directly at chuck@cvoboyle.com
. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a résumé, and contact information for five
professional references who can speak about the candidate’s qualifications for this position. (Referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior permission.)
 

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Tabatha Collins

Struggling in a class doesn't mean that you are not good at it.

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Hugh Silbaugh

"I’m a teacher and a dean. Teaching always comes first."

Becca Malloy

Science isn't just talk, but it certainly helps.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northfield Mount Hermon is a community devoted to learning. The school incorporates a broad range of human experiences and perspectives that enrich our school’s community and prepare our students for life and leadership in a pluralistic society. 

Read our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.


Eugene

“The best thing about NMH is the connections you make.” 

Connor

“NMH challenges students to innovate and persevere while keeping in mind the effects of our actions on the community."

Taneyah

“This community gives me the resources to grow as a student and discover passions I never knew I had.” 

Anna

“I am confident in myself and my abilities to succeed, thanks to NMH.”

Miles

"I love the freedom I have to explore what I am passionate about."

Leighlani

"NMH gives us space to experiment and gradually to grow into ourselves."

Noah

"I noticed how welcoming everyone was when I first came to campus.”

Ayleen

“The first step to excelling at NMH is embracing your own individuality.” 

Tayhee

“I appreciate the bond faculty and students have at NMH.”

Marissa

"The community at NMH is unlike any I’ve ever known, and for that I am grateful.”

Olivia

"NMH allows me to be myself in the classroom and ensures I am an articulate, curious, and courageous student.”

Aksorn

“I was initially surprised by how relaxed, yet academic, the environment is."

Abby

"The curriculum here is hard, but it’s the right amount of hard."

Ngone

“The academics are extremely rigorous, but because of the way teachers present things, it’s like, ‘I have school today!’”