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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  • Associate Director of College Counseling

    Pomfret School is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling. The successful candidate will counsel approximately 40 students each year through the college application process. This involves getting to know each counselee’s background, interests, talents and achievements. It also involves working with students and their parents to develop a list of prospective colleges, process applications, solicit teacher recommendations, develop essays, schedule college visits and complete financial aid forms. Finally, it involves advocating for students primarily through a comprehensive written evaluation and through subsequent phone contact with colleges. This position also requires representing Pomfret School to college admissions offices. Responsibilities might include visiting 15 or more college campuses a year, attending college counseling workshops, hosting college admissions officers on the Pomfret campus, and working with the communications office to update and maintain the office web pages. The associate will also assist the Director of College Counseling with planning college counseling events for students and families to introduce them to and update them on the college counseling process at Pomfret School.. Lastly, the successful candidate will serve as a member of the faculty and perform relevant faculty duties such as coaching, dorm duty or teaching as time and experience allow.

    The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience working in a competitive college admissions office and/or independent school setting and be very familiar with a broad spectrum of colleges, their programs, selectivity, and admissions criteria. He or she must also possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and be willing to participate fully in the busy life of a vibrant independent boarding school community. 
  • History Teacher

    Pomfret School is currently accepting resumes for a full-time History teacher. The successful candidate will be asked to teach four sections of history, coach two seasons of varsity or sub-varsity athletics, and live and work on campus in our residential program. Masters Degree preferred. Candidates should be able to teach a range of topics within the discipline, with special interest given to Modern World History, World Studies, and non-western elective offerings.
  • Spanish Teacher

    Pomfret School is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Spanish teacher. The successful candidate will be asked to teach four sections of Spanish, coach two seasons of varsity or sub-varsity athletics, and live and work in our residential program. Master’s degree preferred. Candidate should have a high level of fluency and ability to teach all levels. Strong consideration will be given to native speakers.

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.

Diversity Hiring Fair
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Watkinson School
Arts & Athletic Center
180 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
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.