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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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History Teacher

Pomfret School, a co-ed, independent, college preparatory boarding and day school consisting of 355 students in grades 9 – PG, is seeking a History teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Pomfret prides itself on recruiting and supporting 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 and Vision of the School and its students. Pomfret teachers create a classroom environment and other learning opportunities designed to fulfill the goals of the school’s program and Vision of the Pomfret Graduate. Teachers 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 Associate Head of School and requisite Academic Department Chair(s) while receiving responsibility-specific feedback from the leaders of the other programs served. Teaching positions are 10-month, full-time faculty positions, and will begin mid-August, 2018. As is our standard, all teaching positions at Pomfret School are one-year appointments to be reconsidered annually.

Core responsibilities for standard teaching positions include:

  • Teaching four sections of History classes in an interactive classroom environment
  • Coaching or supervising an athletic team or afternoon program for the equivalent of 2 out of 3 seasons
  • Serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students
  • 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 
  • Participating in the School’s academic, project-based program, Project: Pomfret
  • Pursuing continuous professional growth and development
  • Attending faculty meetings, school meetings, chapel services, and other required school functions

Additional responsibilities 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, Project Pomfret, 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
  • Using time between school years to maintain current knowledge of his or her discipline, to review and revise curriculum, and to grow their repertoire of teaching and learning strategies

Requirements: 

A committed, team player who is/has:

  • Dedicated to supporting the Mission of the School and Vision of a 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 teaching experience in a residential or day school setting and 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, Associate Head of School, at hiring@pomfret.org. When communicating, please include “History Position” in the subject line of your email. 

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.

Form Dean

Pomfret School, a co-ed, independent, college preparatory boarding and day school consisting of 360 students in grades 9 – PG, is seeking a Form Dean for July 2019.

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, commitment to Diversity, and 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.

The Dean of Student’s Office consists of the Dean of Students and 4 Form Deans. The Dean of Students has oversight of the entire office, and each Form Dean is responsible for leading and managing a specific form. 

The Form Deans mainly focus on the student life experience and monitor the students’ overall behavior and well-being. This position develops and implements student life education, programs, and policies, and oversees students’ progress outside of the classroom.

Successful applicants are dynamic individuals able to thrive in a fast-paced, yet rewarding environment. The Form Deans report to the Dean of Students. This is an academic-year, full-time administrative position. As is our standard, all faculty positions at Pomfret School are one-year appointments to be reconsidered annually.

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 Form Dean responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing and adjudicating minor discipline (Tier 3 or lower) in respective form based on a restorative discipline model
    • Ex: Misc: Tobacco violations, space violations, actions incompatible;
    • Ex: Level 2 Dorm Issues: off-hall, roommate disputes, etc. Form deans will jump in after dorm parents have worked to resolve issue.
  • Assisting the Dean of Students with major discipline cases (Tier 1 and Tier 2 cases)
  • Determining and implementing form programming (education & community building)
    • Minimum of one program/term addressing form-based developmentally appropriate issues
    • Social events (picnics, lock-ins, ) 
  • Planning and overseeing form orientation and opening of school form activities with the Dean of Students and administration
  • Scheduling and organizing form/dorm events & issues with Dorm Head
    • Work with dorm parents to develop dorm programming across the form 
    • Address trends and issues with dorm head/parents
  • Taking form attendance with student reps 
  • Running form elections (4th, 5th, and 6th forms in spring & 3rd form in fall)
  • Organizing and overseeing form meetings 
  • Assisting the Dean of Students with the advisory program, day students, student travel, student housing, and/or other duties assigned by the Dean.
  • Creating and fostering a safe and healthy environment for students
  • Updating and revising student life policies, and maintaining the student handbook, Griffin Guide, with the Dean of Students

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Teaching 2 classes
  • Coaching an athletic team or supervising an afternoon activity for the equivalent of one-out-of-three seasons
  • Serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students
  • Participating in the residential life program, which includes a rotation of weeknight and weekend School Officer in-Charge (SOC) responsibilities
  • Participating in the School’s student life program, QUEST
  • Pursuing continuous professional growth and development
  • Attending and at times leading faculty meetings, school meetings, chapel services, and other required school functions
  • Managing relationships with colleagues and parents that support the social and emotional well-being, intellectual development, and independent personal responsibility of students
  • Using time between school years and/or during the school year to maintain current knowledge of his or her discipline, to review and revise curriculum, and to grow their repertoire of teaching and learning strategies

Requirements
The ideal candidate for this position will be a committed, team player who:

  • Fosters a positive, caring environment consistent with the vision, beliefs and core values of the school.
  • Exhibits character and integrity consistent with professional expectations and Standards of Behavior of the School.
  • Is viewed as a leader who models integrity and fairness, and creates a nurturing, positive school culture.
  • Is passionate about, comfortable with, and find enjoyment in working with adolescents
  • Is able and willing to lead and educate all school members in student life issues.
  • Demonstrates an ability to lead by positive example.
  • Makes sound decisions and implements them in timely manner, and tends to problems promptly.
  • Manages office duties in an organized fashion and meets deadlines and commitments
  • Is visible, approachable, and diligent, and possess a strong, proactive work ethic
  • Has excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Is able to communicate clearly, timely, and confidentially with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Is able to multi-task and fulfill many responsibilities with diligence and resilience
  • Is an empathetic leader and learner with demonstrated success in providing student-centered, solution-focused mentoring to high school-aged students
  • Is accessible and approachable, and maintains timely and effective communication with all appropriate persons and groups.
  • Maintains professional working relationships that allow others to feel comfortable with and supported by her/him
  • Is able and willing to respond to and handle student discipline and/or crisis situations that might arise at any time
  • Demonstrates visible, active engagement in the daily life of the School
  • Successfully satisfies the roles and responsibilities of this position with poise and a sense of humor

Preferred candidates will have administrative experience working in a Dean’s Office or other student life position in a residential or day school setting. All candidates must 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, resume, statement of leadership philosophy, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3 professional references, and email them to Richard K. Dempsey, Associate Head of School, at hiring@pomfret.org. When communicating, please include “Form Dean” in the subject line of your email.

Teaching Position Statement

Although the hiring needs for the 2019-2020 school year have not yet been determined, Pomfret School is accepting applications from innovative, motivated, and highly-qualified candidates who are interested in teaching in our English, Mathematics, Science, History and Social Science, World Language, Religion, and/or Arts departments. 

Pomfret prides itself on recruiting and supporting 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 and Vision of the School and its students. Pomfret teachers create a classroom environment and other learning opportunities designed to fulfill the goals of the school’s program and Vision of the Pomfret Graduate. Teachers 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 Associate Head of School and requisite Academic Department Chair(s) while receiving responsibility-specific feedback from the leaders of the other programs served. Teaching positions are 10-month, full-time faculty positions, and will begin mid-August, 2018. As is our standard, all teaching positions at Pomfret School are one-year appointments to be reconsidered annually.

Core responsibilities for standard teaching positions include:

  • Teaching four sections of classes in an interactive classroom environment
  • Coaching or supervising an athletic team or afternoon program for the equivalent of 2 out of 3 seasons
  • Serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students
  • 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 
  • Participating in the School’s academic, project-based program, Project: Pomfret
  • Pursuing continuous professional growth and development
  • Attending faculty meetings, school meetings, chapel services, and other required school functions

Additional responsibilities 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, Project Pomfret, 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
  • Using time between school years to maintain current knowledge of his or her discipline, to review and revise curriculum, and to grow their repertoire of teaching and learning strategies

Requirements: 
A committed, team player who is/has:

  • Dedicated to supporting the Mission of the School and Vision of a 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 teaching experience in a residential or day school setting and 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, Associate Head of School, at hiring@pomfret.org. When communicating, please include the desired department in the subject line of your email (for example: “English”). Applications submitted for teaching positions will be considered if the School has openings in those specific areas and/or departments. 

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.

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.