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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  • Crew Coach

    Pomfret School seeks a qualified part-time head girls’ crew coach for the spring, 2016 season. The head coach will be responsible for coaching the girls’ first and second varsity fours. Pomfret races a competitive schedule in the NEIRA league, in four-person sweep shells.  Pomfret has a full boathouse on a restricted-use lake, with excellent equipment. There is a supportive and experienced staff of fellow coaches who work as a team. Candidates should have relevant coaching experience and/or competitive rowing experience at a high level, as well as the energy and enthusiasm to work with intermediate to advanced female rowers. This is a great opportunity to work with motivated and experienced rowers. Coaches should have an intermediate understanding of rigging, or be willing to learn. Coaching will be five afternoons per week, Monday through Friday, with eight race days, usually on weekends. Connecticut safe boating license required (the one-day class can be reimbursed by the school).  
  • Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

    In the senior leadership position of Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Pomfret School is seeking a forward-looking, visionary leader possessing clear and strong entrepreneurial, strategic, and analytic skills.  Important qualities include integrity, intellectual curiosity, a sense of humor, strong interpersonal and communication skills, technological savvy, a collaborative work style, and a commitment to excellence.  The Director must coordinate a school-wide admission effort toward strategic enrollment goals that are in line with the School's mission. The Director must lead a team that is as devoted as it is talented.  The Director supervises both admission officers and staff, and oversees the financial aid budget to ensure best use of the School's significant financial aid resources.  As a Senior Officer of the school, the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid occupies a 46-week administrative faculty position, reports directly to the Head of School, and participates as a member of the senior leadership team of the school.
     
    Ideally, candidates will have:
     
    · Extensive experience in admissions at a supervisory level, ideally including work in a residential community.
    · Demonstrated ability to manage a fast-paced, high-volume admission operation by establishing efficient protocols, defining clear lines of responsibility, and using technology effectively; a systems person.
    · A strategic, outward-facing orientation to the position; a leader who is eager to market the school in creative collaboration with Pomfret’s communications professionals and through domestic and international travel.
     
     
    Pomfret School is seeking a Director who:
     
    · Inspires, motivates, and demonstrates respect and care for colleagues.
    · Is comfortable in his or her own skin, not easily flustered, and adept at handling different personalities.
    · Thrives in the boarding school environment and who is eager to engage fully with the school community.
    · Enjoys being the public face of the school; a good storyteller with charisma.
     
     
    To fulfill these responsibilities, the Director:
     
    · Develops, executes, and assesses all Admissions Office policies and procedures, strategies, and goals, including travel, recruitment, and enrollment strategies.
    · Manages and participates in recruitment and admission efforts.
    · Oversees the development of a marketing and promotional strategy that effectively relays the School's mission to prospective families and other constituencies.
    · Ensures the Admissions Office represents the School in the best possible fashion to prospective applicants, using feedback to inform the selection process to maximize future success.
    · Works with others at the School to shepherd applicants in the most effective manner through the admission process, including establishing feedback loops for academics, arts, and athletics, and caring thoughtfully for legacy candidates.
    · Is a presence on the national and international stage for independent secondary school admissions.
    · Oversees the preparation of reports and analyses for the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and others as needed.
    · Supervises, manages, trains, recruits, hires, and evaluates Admissions Office personnel.
    · Manage the Admissions Office operating budget.
    . Participates in significant areas of school life, including afternoon programming for one season, residential life supervision, and serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students. 
  • Mathematics Teacher

    Pomfret School is seeking (two) innovative math teachers who are comfortable teaching a variety of math courses including integrated algebra and geometry as well as statistics and calculus.  Pomfret prides itself on teachers who are leaders and learners and who are deeply committed to cultivating curiosity and love of learning in our students as articulated in the school’s mission and vision of the graduate.  We are looking for candidates who have experience with differentiated and student-centered learning.  Applicants should be dynamic individuals who are able to thrive in a fast-paced yet rewarding environment. Responsibilities will also include participation in our residential life program and afternoon activities work.
  • Physics Teacher

    Pomfret School is seeking a modern and innovative Physics teacher with specific strengths in computer work, robotics, or engineering. The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach at Pomfret as a school in the midst of innovative change, frequently experimenting with course design, curricular content, and pedagogical methods. Creativity, flexibility, and strong, positive energy are highly sought after! Top candidates will have a demonstrable record of collaboration, personal passion for teaching and learning science, and an enthusiasm for trying new things in the classroom. Pomfret School uses Mathematica with all physics students, and familiarity with MMA or similar software would be valuable. The candidate should hold a physics or related degree and possess expertise that permits the teaching of traditional and advanced topics. Applicants should be dynamic individuals who are able to thrive in a fast-paced yet rewarding environment. Responsibilities will also include participation in our residential life program and afternoon activities work.
  • Spanish Teacher

    Pomfret School is seeking a Spanish teacher. Ideal candidates should have a high level of fluency and ability to teach all levels. Strong consideration will be given to native speakers. The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach at Pomfret as a school in the midst of innovative change, frequently experimenting with course design, curricular content, and pedagogical methods. Creativity, flexibility, and strong, positive energy are highly sought after! Top candidates will have a demonstrable record of collaboration, personal passion for teaching and learning language (Spanish), and an enthusiasm for trying new things in the classroom.  Applicants should be dynamic individuals who are able to thrive in a fast-paced yet rewarding environment. Responsibilities will also include participation in our residential life program and afternoon activities work.

SPHERE

Pomfret School is a member of SPHERE, a consortium of eleven Hartford-area independent schools committed to broadening diversity of our student bodies, administration, faculty and staff. The mission of SPHERE is to encourage and assist member schools as they collaborate in sustaining diverse, inclusive, and culturally responsive environments for teaching and learning. Members seek to foster a respect for difference and an understanding of multicultural perspectives in curricular and extracurricular programs.


Pomfret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in administration of its employment, enrollment, or educational policies, tuition assistance programs or other administered programs. 

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
• 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.
398 Pomfret Street, PO Box 128 Pomfret, CT 06258-0128  860.963.6100 Directory

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