The Governor’s Academy, the oldest boarding school in New England, inspires and engages inquisitive students in ninth through twelfth grade. Our 456-acre campus is located thirty miles north of Boston and five miles south of Newburyport, a classic New England coastal town. Govs has approximately 400 students and 250 employees. 

Govs faculty and staff are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse and inclusive community that allows students to discover their passions, use their unique voices, and achieve academic and co-curricular excellence. Adults in our community are professionals who appreciate individuality, collaboration, and service to others— all so that we can go far together.

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Interested in working at The Governor’s Academy, but do not see an opening that fits with your credentials and interests? Please click the button above to fill out our general application and we will reach out to you if an opportunity opens up. 


Health Plan
We offer two high deductible plans through Harvard Pilgrim (PPO and HMO). The Academy funds a portion of the deductible through a health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement account (HRA). Employees may also contribute to the HSA. With both plan offerings, once the deductible is met, all services are covered, unless subject to co-pays. The plan features comprehensive coverage for a wide range of preventive and medical services, including routine office visits, well-baby care, immunizations, hospitalization and worldwide emergency care, and prescription drug coverage. Employees and Govs share the cost of the health plan.

Dental Plan
The Delta Dental plan offers preventive, basic, and major services including orthodontia. The calendar year maximum benefit is $2,000 per person. Orthodontia is covered at 50% of maximum plan allowance charges up to age 19 and a $2,000 separate lifetime maximum. Employees and Govs share the cost of the dental plan.

Vision Plan
Blue 20/20 provides services for eye health including expenses for lenses, frames, and contact lenses. Other discounts are also available with this plan.  There is no cost sharing with the vision plan; employees pay for their premium.

Retirement Plan
TIAA manages our 403(b) plan.  Contributions may be made on a pre-tax or after-tax basis with TIAA’s Roth option.  The Governor’s Academy will contribute to your retirement after 3 months of service. An employee contributing 3% of their earnings to the plan will receive a 6% employer contribution. After 5 years of employment, if an employee is contributing 3% of their earnings, the employer contribution increases to 11% of the employee’s earnings.

Basic Life Insurance
The plan equals three times the employee’s annual salary up to $300,000. Coverage is managed by Mutual of Omaha. The Academy pays for this benefit.

Short Term Disability
Please inquire for plan design questions. Coverage is managed by Mutual of Omaha. The Academy pays for this benefit.

Long Term Disability  
The plan equals 50% of before-tax monthly earnings, not to exceed the plan’s maximum monthly benefit amount less other income sources. Coverage is managed by Mutual of Omaha. The Academy pays for this benefit.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
A confidential program designed to address emotional and mental well-being, as well as to help manage work/life/legal issues. The Academy pays for this benefit.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
An FSA is designed to reimburse for out-of-pocket health care expenses that are not reimbursable through any other benefit. Some examples of eligible expenses are deductibles, co-pays, prescription eyeglasses, vision exams, and dental expenses. Employee contributions are made through payroll deduction. 

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DC)
A DC account is designed to reimburse for expenses incurred to care for your eligible dependents to enable you to be employed. Some examples of eligible expenses are daycare and elder care. Employee contributions are made through payroll deduction. 

Paid Time Off (Staff and Administrative Faculty)
Eligible employees may take PTO for vacation, personal leave, sick leave, and holidays. The amount of vacation employees receive each year increases with the length of their employment. The Academy provides leaves of absence (up to three days per year) with pay to eligible employees who wish to take time off from work duties to fulfill personal obligations and sick leave (up to seven days per year) to all eligible employees for periods of temporary absence due to illness or injuries. The Academy offers paid holidays to all eligible employees immediately upon assignment to an eligible employment classification. There are about 16 paid holidays, depending on the year’s schedule, including three floating holidays.  PTO is calculated on the basis of the employee’s anniversary date, and the average hours worked in the prior year. Employees may request PTO only after having completed 90 calendar days of service.

Dining Hall
During the school year, faculty, their spouses, and their children are welcome to eat all meals in the dining hall. Staff are welcome to eat meals during their work hours in the dining hall.

Employees may purchase items in the bookstore at cost less 10%.

Golf Club
A limited number of discounted memberships are available for the Ould Newbury Golf Club.

Recreational Facilities
Tennis Courts, Field House Courts (tennis, volleyball, basketball), Track, Weight Room, Fitness Room, and Ice Rink are available for use to all employees.

All employees are welcome to use the library facilities.

Enrichment Grants (Faculty)
After eight years of continuous service, faculty are eligible to apply for one of eight awards made annually. The Faculty Enrichment Program allows full-time faculty to renew themselves by pursuing personally rewarding experiences in a way that does not interfere with one’s duties at the Academy.

Educational Assistance (Staff)
The Academy supports the development of staff through an annual budget to support pursuits of seminars, workshops, and other professional development. Staff need approval from the direct manager, and courses must be directly related to the employee’s current position.

Tuition Remission (Faculty)
The Academy provides a program of tuition remission for the children of faculty (biological, adopted, or step children) who are accepted to the Academy. Children of full-time Academy faculty must follow the same admissions procedure as other students seeking admission to the Academy.

Housing (Faculty):
Faculty members that have lived and served in a dormitory for ten years are eligible to participate in the Academy’s housing loan program.

Professional Development (Faculty)
The Academy supports professional development through an in-service workshop program (two to three days per year), budget for individual pursuits (e.g. graduate study, conferences, and workshops), and budget for development of a department en masse.

Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, military service, application for military service, or any other category protected under state or federal law. If you wish to request a reasonable accommodation to complete this application, interview for the position, or otherwise participate in the hiring process, please notify us. We will consider all such requests in accordance with applicable law.

Yvonne Abenante

Yvonne Abenante

Director of Human Resources
Mike Kinnealey

Mike Kinnealey

Assistant Head of School