Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, 200 year-old college preparatory boarding and day school for girls. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community.

Emma Willard School is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

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  • Resident Faculty

    Resident Faculty at Emma foster a healthy and inclusive residential environment where each girl feels empowered to live comfortably and grow authentically with space to explore her potential alongside her peers. We are seeking a responsible, caring, energetic, and engaged professional who is interested in helping high school girls make connections, develop relationships, and navigate all aspects of community living. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) and relevant experience in residential life and/or youth mentoring. This person will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and a genuine interest in living and working with adolescent girls as they develop their sense of self in an academically rigorous educational living environment. This is a live-in position with a mixture of evening/weekend and daytime responsibilities. This job is performed from the employee’s residence (apartment within the dorm) so they must be prepared to share the space as well as the entrance and exit with the students.

    This position will begin as soon as possible and will continue through the duration of the spring 2020 semester, with potential to continue for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.

    Key Areas of Responsibilities: 
    • Supervise a residential hall of 14-25 adolescent girls, establishing a safe, inclusive, and empowering community
    • Communicate regularly with parents, health center staff, advisors, teachers, and administrators about student progress
    • Work with other Residential Faculty to implement and review an age-appropriate residential program and curriculum
    • Manage off-campus leaves and permissions
    • A co-curricular responsibility (leadership of a student club, coaching, etc.) assigned based on skills, interests, and school need
     Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:  
    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) and relevant experience in residential life and/or youth mentoring.
    • Willingness to live in a residential dormitory with daytime, evening and weekend responsibilities.
    • Genuine interest in and commitment to adolescent growth and development.
    • Experience with multi-cultural, diverse populations is preferred.
    • Must be detail oriented and possess superior judgment.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
    • Ability to form positive relationships with adolescent girls from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Interest in relevant professional development experiences.
    Interested candidates should apply online through our career center.


Virginia Arbour
Chief Financial Officer
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding high school for girls in Troy, NY, and a leader in girls' education for over 200 years.