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Employment Opportunities

William James College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alien age or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized, protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the faculty group are invited to identify themselves during the application process.

William James College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Adjunct Faculty - Applied Behavior Analysis Program

William James College has openings for adjunct faculty positions in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program.

Responsibilities: Adjunct faculty members are involved in teaching and advising

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) and be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Candidates must have prior teaching experience (3 years preferred) an exemplary professional experience.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit

  1. a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications
  2. a curriculum vitae, and
  3. a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission.)

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu

Administrative Assistant - Juvenile Court Clinic

Provide general office support for the WilliamJames College Juvenile Court Clinic Operations at the Juvenile Court Clinic in Suffolk County. This position is located at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic located in downtown Boston. This is a full time benefitted position. This position reports to the Director of the Suffolk County Court Clinic and WJC JCCO Program Director.

Duties Include

  • Greeting and directing clients; manages reception area to maintain a professional image
  • Monitoring waiting room area
  • Interacting with court staff including youth and families involved in juvenile court, probation, attorneys, judges
  • Entering case data and demographics into DMH database
  • Running regular reports regarding referrals, case flow and error reports
  • Maintaining physical and electronic case files
  • Creating and updating clinic forms
  • Requesting records from service providers for cases referred to the clinic
  • Answering and directing phone calls
  • Ensuring closed case files include all required documents and information
  • Maintain office supplies by checking inventory ,ordering, stocking and distributing supplies
  • Responsible for clinic mail; including retrieving, sorting and delivering
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Director of the Suffolk County Court Clinic and WJC JCCO Program Director

Required Skills

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people from court clinicians, court staff and youth and families served in the court in a friendly, respectful and professional way
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of creating and maintaining forms
  • Proficiency in MS Office particularly MS Word, MS Access and MS Excel
  • Knowledge of various data entry tasks and ability to run error reports and correct data
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking abilities
  • Working knowledge of office equipment like printers, copy machine and fax machine
  • Must be reliable, trustworthy and confidential
  • Excellent verbal  and written communication skills


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years previous experience in an office environment preferred
  • Proficiency is Spanish is a plus
  • May be tested on appropriate computer skills as required

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources, at HR@williamjames.edu

Core Faculty Position - Applied Behavior Analysis Program

William James College, located in Newton, MA just west of Boston, is seeking a full- time Assistant or Associate Professor for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program within the School Psychology Department to begin on August 15, 2019. The ABA program is a new and growing program that offers a great opportunity for professional growth and collaboration.  In addition to mentoring future professionals in the field of ABA, faculty will have the opportunity to help shape the growth of the academic program.

This position consists of a mixture of teaching, advising, field-site development and relationship maintenance, admissions and recruitment, and development of the online track for ABA MA.

Requirements include:                                                                                                                                                                                          

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or a related field;
  • Hold and maintain national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst;
  • Hold and maintain licensure to practice Applied Behavior Analysis in Massachusetts;
  • At least 3 years of experience implementing or supervising behavior-analytic work; and
  • Experience presenting behavior-analytic content to audiences (e.g., presentations, prior teaching experience).

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Maintain professional affiliations in the field of behavior analysis (e.g., ABAI, APBA, BABAT);
  • A doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis or in a related field that includes substantial training in Behavior Analysis;
  • Higher Education teaching experience
  • At least 5 years of experience implementing or supervising behavior-analytic work; and
  • A history of conducting, presenting, or publishing behavior-analytic research.

Application Procedure
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit

  1. a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications,
  2. a curriculum vitae, and
  3. a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission).

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

The Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving has a dual leadership role, in William James College’s (WJC) Institutional Advancement department, to develop and expand WJC’s Alumni Relations and Annual Giving programs, respectively. This position will work closely with his/her Advancement colleagues, reporting directly to the VP of Institutional Advancement, as well as the Marketing and Communications team. The position will also work collaboratively with other WJC colleagues to lead the development of a highly effective Alumni Relations program and productive Annual Giving program. Key to the position’s success will be developing and monitoring relevant measures of alumni engagement of which Annual Giving is but one – albeit an important one. As a visible and reliable point of contact and resource to WJC leadership, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, donors, and other stakeholders, this position is fundamental to helping WJC fulfill its mission and achieve its strategic goals. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with and support WJC colleagues (i.e. Career Services, Field Placement, Academic Departments, “Centers of Excellence,” and Continuing Education) to develop, expand, and manage an active alumni relations network;
  • Develop and implement creative ways to grow Annual Fund participation rates and total giving by alumni, other WJC stakeholders (trustees, friends, students/parents, faculty/staff, Continuing Education participants), and businesses;
  • Develop and manage available mechanisms (e.g. WJC Connect, Alumni eNewsletter, etc.) to facilitate increased Alumni and WJC stakeholder engagement;
  • Work closely with Marketing & Communications and other WJC colleagues, as needed, to support or help develop public relations and social media campaigns that advance and grow the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving programs, respectively;
  • Solicit Annual Fund gifts and support/enable interested WJC stakeholders in helping to secure Annual Fund gifts;
  • Develop, manage, and/or support programs (e.g. speaker series, admissions/recruitment activities, alumni mentor programs, class or academic program reunions, affinity groups, etc.) that meaningfully engage alumni and other WJC stakeholders;
  • Play an active role – in coordination with the Development Associate – in maintaining current alumni, prospect, and donor contact information in WJC’s relationship management database;
  • Make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting the Annual Fund;
  • Develop Alumni Relations and Annual Giving materials to be used by the President, trustees, other institutional leaders, and WJC stakeholders for meetings, visits, or individual contacts;
  • Participate in the planning and execution of advancement-related events;
  • Submit timely and detailed contact reports for prospect and donor visits;
  • Attend relevant advisory committees;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred, and three-plus years of successful experience with Alumni Relations and/or Annual Giving, preferably in higher education. Five-plus years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of direct experience with Alumni Relations and/or Annual Giving;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, as well as a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings;
  • Proven track record of successful solicitation and securing philanthropic gifts (or relevant experience);
  • Proven ability to set goals and to develop strategies and timelines to complete projects and reach goals;
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills with the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources;
  • Discretion and an ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  • Ability to be an effective advocate for the college, actively listen, and be proactive;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, scheduling, presentation and database software;
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively with staff and colleagues; 
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge highly desirable; 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and work evenings or weekends as needed;
  • A valid driver's license.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.

IT Customer Service Coordinator-Trainer

The Technical Customer Service Coordinator/Trainer will work as a member of William James College’s (WJC) Information Technology (IT) department, reporting directly to the Helpdesk Manager, to provide frontline technical customer service to WJC’s students, faculty, and administrative staff. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Interact and communicate with the College’s entire population (students, faculty, and administrative staff) on a wide spectrum of technical issues on a daily basis, and troubleshoot, solve and train such accordingly;
  • Serve as the technical advocate of the College’s community by improving and building upon the area of technical support – in collaboration with the rest of the IT team;
  • Create sources (i.e., online instructions and FAQ articles, etc.) to grow the IT department’s self-service/self-help efforts;
  • Develop a series of workshops and training guides for distribution to the entire WJC community in order to share best practices and introduce new technology;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 – 2 years of IT training experience, or 3 years of IT training experience with industry supported certifications;
  • Above average level of IT proficiency (including Microsoft Office Suite) – prior experience with ITSM platforms/ticket management and/or Office 365 applications is preferred;
  • Customer service oriented with a positive attitude and superior listening skills;
  • A high level of emotional intelligence and willingness to work with and train an audience with a wide range of IT competencies;
  • A fast learner, self-starter, and eagerness to learn and share IT knowledge;
  • Superb problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in translating technical terms/processes into layman terms – prior experience with technical training and writing is preferred;
  • Discretion and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel, and walk frequently and for long periods of time;
  • Abilities to lift at least 30 lbs and work on a computer monitor for an extended period of time;
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends, and travel occasionally;
  • Experience in a higher education setting is highly desirable; 
  • May be tested on appropriate computer skills as required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Research Assistant

Provides assistance in support of research activities under close supervision. Performs routine social/behavioral science research and data management activities and procedures.  The RA will provide research/administrative assistance to the following subunits:

  • Institutional Research
  • Program Development, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Clinical Outcome Research & Evaluation Project
  • HRSA Consortium Internship
  • IRB and other tasks as assigned

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • To conduct systematic literature reviews (use online library databases, save the results in a reference/citation database, summarize results for presentation);
  • Assist in the development of standard data collection instruments (e.g., paper and online surveys, interviews, observation schedules, focus group guides, topic agendas);
  • Perform a variety of routine data collection procedures (implement online surveys, assist in recruitment, obtaining informed consent, administering protocols, conducting interviews, making direct observations, abstracting secondary data from existing records, taking notes, etc.);
  • Perform a variety of routine data management procedures (e.g., coding raw data, data entry, importing/exporting data across platforms, producing basic reports, data cleaning, database maintenance);
  • Perform basic quantitative data analysis (basic descriptive statistics and bivariate analyses; multivariate experience a plus);
  • Perform basic qualitative data analysis to organize and analyze data for thematic content;
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, reports, presentations and manuscripts for publication;
  • Maintains center records, reports and files as required;
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops as needed
  • Attends meetings as required;
  • Maintains established institutional and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs and safety standards;
  • Consistently applies the institution’s values of respect, honesty and fairness and the pursuit of excellence in improving the social and behavioral health status of people, institutions and communities;
  • Maintains collaborative team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working group’s achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment;
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 0-2 years of experience in research-related activities;
  • Experience working in an academic environment and/or institutional research setting desirable
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
  • Knowledge of social/behavioral science research methods, principles, ethics;
  • Knowledge of program evaluation helpful;
  • Knowledge of any of the following is helpful: program evaluation, health services, public health promotion, disease prevention interventions, professional education, institutional research;
  • Ability to perform basic data management tasks (data coding, entry, cleaning, maintenance);
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and reporting (in words, numbers and graphics);
  • Experience using quantitative data analysis software helpful (e.g., SPSS); experience with qualitative software also helpful (e.g., Atlas.ti, nVivo);
  • Experience using reference manager software (e.g., EndNote, Zotero);
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • May be subject to increased hours to meet deadlines.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.