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At Pomfret, it's what we do together that sets us apart. It’s the people who live and work here — their ideas and passion — that make the difference. We’re perfectionists, idealists, inventors, forever tinkering, always striving. In the process, we don’t just educate students. We transform lives. And none of us would have it any other way.

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Teaching Faculty

Our faculty create a space in the world for our students to learn and grow and dream. We teach with passion and instruct with purpose. We get to know our students, speak honestly with them, hold them accountable. As educators, we share a love of learning, a commitment to excellence, a concern for the common good, and a strong work ethic.

Spanish Teacher (Fall-Term Substitute)

Pomfret School, a co-ed, independent, college preparatory boarding and day school consisting of 355 students in grades 9 – PG, is seeking a short-term Spanish substitute teacher to cover classes and possibly engage in other areas of school life during the fall-term, from Sept. 4 to Nov. 17, 2018.

Pomfret prides itself on recruiting and supporting administrators and teachers who are leaders and learners and who are deeply devoted to cultivating curiosity and love of learning in our students. An educator at Pomfret is committed to excellent teaching in service of the Mission of the School and its students. Pomfret administrators and teachers create learning environments designed to fulfill the goals of the School's program, a commitment to diversity, and the Vision of the Pomfret Graduate. Faculty at Pomfret embrace the boarding school lifestyle and are committed to educating the whole child. They appropriately challenge students, and support and guide them to reach their potential in the academic arena, on the playing fields, in the dormitories, and within the overall community.

Successful applicants are dynamic individuals able to thrive in a fast-paced yet rewarding environment. Teaching positions report primarily to the Assistant Head of School and requisite Academic Department Chair(s) while receiving responsibility-specific feedback from the leaders of the other programs served.

This substitute position is a one time, short-term appointment beginning on Sept. 4 and ending on Nov. 17, 2018. The chosen candidate must also attend some opening faculty meetings held from Aug. 27-30. If needed, a school-provided apartment is available for use during the timeframe of the short-term position.

At Pomfret, we value diversity and always employ, retain, promote, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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.

Core responsibilities for short-term Spanish position include:

  • Teaching four sections of Spanish classes (various levels) in an interactive classroom environment
  • Attending faculty meetings, school meetings, chapel services, and other required school functions

If desired, other responsibilities for the short-term Spanish position may include:

  • Coaching or supervising an athletic team or afternoon program
  • Living in a dormitory and/or participating in the residential life program, which includes a rotation of weeknight and weekend responsibilities
  • Participating in the School’s student life program, QUEST

Additional responsibilities for all teachers at Pomfret include:

  • Knowing, understanding and committing to the Mission and Vision of Pomfret School
  • Building positive and appropriate relationships with students and colleagues
  • Designing and facilitating rigorous and empowering learning that is student-centered, relevant, and meaningful
  • Valuing the diverse thoughts, perspectives, learning abilities and life experiences of students and colleagues
  • Collaborating with colleagues to create programs (academic, extracurricular, dormitory, QUEST, etc.) that enhance the growth and learning of students while fulfilling the goals of Pomfret’s Mission and Vision
  • Managing relationships with parents that support the social and emotional well-being, intellectual development, and independent personal responsibility of students
  • Cultivating the discipline, habits, and mindsets of a reflective practitioner by seeking feedback, documenting his/her learning, and establishing related goals and action plans that target student outcomes

Requirements for all teachers at Pomfret include:

A committed, team player who is/has:

  • Dedicated to supporting the Mission of the School and Vision of the Pomfret Graduate
  • Passionate about, comfortable with, and find enjoyment in working with adolescents
  • Able to relate well to all constituents in a school community
  • Organized, diligent, and possess a strong, proactive work ethic
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to communicate clearly, in a timely manner, and with confidentially with students, parents, and colleagues
  • An ability to multi-task and able to fulfill many responsibilities with diligence, resilience, poise, and a sense of humor
  • Empathetic leader and learner with demonstrated success in providing student-centered, solution-focused mentoring to high school-aged students

Preferred candidates will have a strong desire to live and work in a boarding school environment. Candidates deemed most qualified hold advanced degrees.

Interested candidates should prepare a cover letter, current resume or CV, and contact information for at least three professional references, and email them to Richard K. Dempsey, Assistant Head of School, at hiring@pomfret.org. When communicating by email, please include “Spanish position” in the subject line of your message.

Administrative Faculty

Our administrators lead by example. We work tirelessly to recruit, retain, guide, and support our students as they navigate their most transformative years.

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Staff

We are a close-knit group of professionals who bring experience, perspective, and skill to the business side of the Hilltop. And though we do not work directly with students, we all share a deep and abiding commitment to the transformative power of the boarding experience.

Advancement Officer

Job Summary: Under administrative direction, the Advancement Officer identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards alumni donors, develops strategy and implements certain fundraising projects, participates in development initiatives and goal setting. Pomfret is currently in the early stages of a comprehensive fundraising campaign and the Advancement Officer will play a key role.

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 150-200 individuals and visits 150 prospects per year
  2. Executes a thoughtful and intentional moves management strategy for each assigned prospect to qualify prospects, 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 gifts of $10,000 and above and personally solicits for annual and capital gifts
  4. Oversees reunion fundraising classes through development of goals, recruiting, training and managing 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 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 four and five-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 annual and major 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 two 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, salary requirement, and completed application to: Human Resources hr@pomfret.org.


At Pomfret, we value diversity and always employ, retain, promote, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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.