Employment

Pomfret is a boarding and day school located in the appealingly rural northeast corner of Connecticut. The school is committed to preparing students for the intellectual rigors of college and the personal, social, and moral demands of adolescence and adulthood. Pomfret seeks educators with passion, purpose, and personality.

We believe our faculty must teach with passion, instruct with purpose, and be able to make the classroom experience memorable. Our teachers must commit to spending time with students, getting to know them as people, speaking honestly with them, holding them accountable, and demonstrating by doing. We also believe faculty must exhibit the same values they hope to instill in their students – a love of learning, a commitment to excellence, a concern for the common good and respect for others, a strong work ethic, and empathy. Finally, we seek faculty members who are willing and skilled at working together to create a positive environment for learning and growing.

Bobby Fisher
Dean of Faculty, Chaplain

CURRENT OPENINGS

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  • Advancement Officer

    Under administrative direction, identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors; serves as development liaison; supports fundraising special projects, development initiatives, and goal setting.
    CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    May include any and/or all of the following:
    Identifies, cultivates, and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with assigned prospects; manages special projects; carries out fundraising priorities in the unit.
    1. Supports fundraising strategies and methods or activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors; participates in developing campaign materials, case statements, and brochures; works in collaboration to prepare reports and prospect research materials
    2. Maintains a prospect portfolio of approximately 200 individuals and visits, in person, 125-150 prospects per year
    3. Executes a thoughtful and intentional moves management strategy for each assigned prospect to secure commitments and cultivate donors for an emerging campaign
    4. Coordinates Pomfret’s 25th reunion planning and fundraising efforts
    5. Participates in prospect discussions and team meetings to develop constituent strategies
    6. Builds working relationships and serves as development liaison to departments, faculty, administration, and other key personnel to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures culture of philanthropic support
    7. Participates in professional development organizations, committees, and meetings; travels locally, and out-of-town as necessary
    8. Responds to constituent communications in a timely manner and executes stewardship touches in accordance with gift acknowledgement plan
    9. Works with the Alumni Association Executive Committee as assigned.
    10. Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
    • A proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts at the $25,000 level and above
    • Experience cultivating prospects at all levels of the solicitation cycle
    • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
    • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
    • Strong verbal and professional written communication skills
    • Marketing and presentation skills
    • Project management skills
    • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid influential clients and diverse groups
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with significant and influential individuals
    • Ability to solicit and close major and planned gifts
    • Ability to adapt and respond to various situations
    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
    • Willingness to travel is essential
    • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    Education and experience equivalent to:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • 3-5 years of direct fundraising experience is required.
    Pomfret School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirement to: Melissa Bellanceau, Director of Advancement. 860-963-5957.

SPHERE

SPHERE is a consortium of eleven Hartford-area independent schools committed to broadening diversity of our student bodies, administration, faculty and staff. All educators are invited to attend a diversity hiring fair hosted by our Deans of Faculty and Directors of Diversity. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to attend.

POMFRET SCHOOL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, handicap or veteran status. Applicants for teaching positions must submit official transcripts of all academic work and three letters of recommendation, interview on campus, and acquire a Public Service License.

APPLYING FOR TEACHING POSITIONS

Candidates should have the following qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree (or higher; the foreign equivalent is acceptable) in the discipline, education, or a closely related field
• A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the high school level
• The intellectual ability and agility required to teach four or five sections
• The enthusiasm and stamina required to coach two seasons of a sport
• Commitment to the 24/7 essence of life at a boarding school
• Genuine appreciation of and commitment to working with adolescents
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Commitment to one’s own professional growth
 
Interested candidates should send the following to hiring@pomfretschool.org:
• A letter summarizing your reasons for wanting to teach at Pomfret School.
• Three letters of recommendation accompanied by the telephone numbers of the writers.
• A current resume, college and (if applicable) graduate school transcript.
(You may download our application form here.
 
Finalists for all positions are required to spend a day on campus meeting with faculty and administrators, attending classes, and all-school gatherings.

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TRANSLATE:

Pomfret School cultivates a healthy interdependence of mind, body, and spirit in its students as it prepares them for college and to lead and learn in a diverse and increasingly interconnected society.

Pomfret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, handicap, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, financial aid, or other programs administered by the School.