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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  • Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Category: Full-Time
     
    Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer
     
    Job Description:
    The assistant athletic trainer position involves assisting the head athletic trainer in providing athletic training services for all students. The athletic training staff works in cooperation with an on-campus health center staffed by nurses under the direction of the school physician. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing injury care and evaluation, rehabilitation, injury documentation, inventory and ordering, and other daily tasks. Additional duties include work in the residential program of the school (evening dormitory supervision, weekend dorm duty/event chaperoning, attending required school events, etc.). The will also require time assisting the director of athletics in administering the athletic program. Responsibilities include but not limited to managing athletic rosters, coordinating payment to officials, scheduling.
     
    Qualifications:
    Certification by the BOC is preferred; must be eligible for Connecticut license.
     
    Compensation:
    Salary, room, board and benefits included.
     
    Location:
    Pomfret School
    398 Pomfret Street
    Pomfret CT 06258
     
    Application Procedure:
    Send cover letter, resume, and three (3) letters of reference to:

    Jon Sheehan
    Athletic Director
    P.O. Box 128
    Pomfret, CT 06258

    General Information:
    Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Pomfret School is set on a stunning 500-acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut. Further information can be obtained on the school by accessing the school website at www.pomfretschool.org
  • Associate Director of Communications

    Associate Director of Communications
    Full-time, 12 month position

    We are seeking an energetic, proactive, highly organized self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively, think creatively, and inspire a high level of confidence, trust, and motivation in others.

    Under the supervision of the Director of Advancement & Communications, the Associate Director of Communications functions as a primary internal contact for all school Communications and Public Relations efforts and is specifically held accountable for the following responsibilites:

    1. Proactively identify story ideas/leads that help promote/strengthen the School’s identity and messaging strategies and raise the School’s visibility to attract potential students and donors 

    2. Write, edit, and publish stories, news, and information via print and electronic distribution (website, social media, electronic newsletters, school magazine, etc.) and coordinate supporting mediums (photos/video) 

    3. Create and implement a media relations and advertising plan that includes:
    • building and maintaining a local and international media contact list and relationships
    • creating and submitting press releases, media alerts, requests for media coverage, and event/calendar lists to media in a timely manner
    • coordinating all electronic and print advertising for the School
    • assessing the impact of print and online media submissions and advertising
    4. Contribute to the development and execution of the School’s marketing and communications efforts 

    Skills/experience needed:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field
    2. Three to five years of journalism or related experience with proven success in reporting, writing, editing, and proofreading material for electronic, print, and media communications
    3. Excellent written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    4. Self motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized – able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and projects and meet deadlines and demands of various constituent groups
    5. Willingness to work flexible hours to follow story leads and meet deadlines
    6. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media platforms, experience with Whipple Hill preferred
    7. Experience working for non-profits, preferably independent schools
    8. Passion, integrity, and energy

    Please provide a resume, three references, and three writing samples (electronic and print) to:

    Melissa Bellanceau
    Director of Advancement & Communications
    mbellanceau@pomfretschool.org

    For more information on Pomfret School, visit: www.pomfretschool.org
  • 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). Interested candidates should follow application directions on the employment web page; please send an email expressing interest to hiring@pomfretschool.org.
  • Director of Facilities Services

    Interested candidates should contact Human Resources Manager, Sandra Dean, at sdean@pomfretschool.org.

    Job Description


    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer for all facilities related activities at Pomfret School, the Director of Facilities Services is an integral team member in the Pomfret School community.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Monitoring the condition of all 64 school buildings and 500 acres to set the standard for maintenance and repair
    • Serving as Administration Representative on the Facilities Committee of the Board of Trustees
    • Managing the maintenance department staff of approximately 25 persons including clerical, carpenters, housekeepers, groundskeepers, mechanical personnel, painters, utility workers and security personnel
    • Establishing and monitoring facilities department budget including Operating, Major Repair, and Capital Funds
    • Managing maintenance activities to insure compliance with school safety programs, environmental management systems, asbestos management program (AHERA), lead paint regulations, and right to know code/life safety requirements; including adherence with all permits, approvals, and licenses
    • Managing operation of school sewer system in accordance with regulatory compliance standards
    • Managing operation of school water system in accordance with State of Connecticut standards and annual testing requirements
    • Identifying Capital Projects and draft/maintain the PPRSSM list for accomplishment of deferred maintenance and new projects
    • Annually identifying, budgeting, scheduling and overseeing all major repair work
    • Serving as a school contact with architects for development and planning of new construction
    • Budgeting, scheduling and overseeing all contracted repair work and services
    • Participating in budget and scheduling process while providing oversight of all in-house repair work
    • Budgeting and overseeing all purchasing including oil, gas, major equipment, housekeeping and maintenance supplies
    • Managing the purchase and maintenance of the fleet of school vehicles
    • Overseeing key, lock, and security systems for the school
    • Having overall responsibility for the School’s carbon footprint, energy management, and sustainability programs
    • Utilizing technology to remain current in the management of tasks and responsibilities
    • Maintaining communications with Town, State, and Federal agencies
    • Maintaining high moral and safe working conditions within the maintenance department
    Essential Physical Requirements:

    • Extensive amount of walking around campus and through buildings, climbing stairs, and driving
    • The ability to lift and carry objects will be necessary on occasion 
    Minimum Requirements:

    • Extensive experience in facilities in a supervisory capacity
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Thorough working knowledge of trades, project management, and scheduling. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including all forms of communication and the ability to negotiate terms on behalf of the School
  • Senior Advancement Officer

    Job Summary: Under administrative direction, the Advancement Officer identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards high-level donors, develops strategy and implements certain fundraising special projects, participates in 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. Maintains a prospect portfolio of approximately 150 individuals and visits 125-150 prospects per year
    2. Executes a thoughtful and intentional moves management strategy for each assigned prospect to secure commitments and cultivate donors for an emerging campaign
    3. Identifies and cultivates relationships with Pomfret Alumni and Parent leadership gift prospects capable of making major gifts ($50,000 and above) and personally solicits for annual, capital, and planned gifts
    4. Oversees the Senior Parent Gift Campaign through development of goals, recruiting, training and managing parent volunteers
    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 and Reunion Committees 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 five and six-figure gifts
    • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
    • Knowledge of financial planning, tax and charitable gift laws, and planned giving vehicles and methods preferred
    • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills required to relate to donors, volunteers and colleagues
    • Strong verbal and professional written communication skills
    • Strong negotiating, organizational, analytical and solicitation 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 is preferred
    • Appreciation of the mission of private boarding schools is essential

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    Education and experience equivalent to:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • A minimum of five years of fundraising experience or roles with transferrable skills is required

    Pomfret School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirement to: Vassar Pierce, Associate Director of Advancement mvpierce@pomfretschool.org. 860-963-6167.

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
• 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.