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Director of the Grauer Institute for Excellence and Innovation

Overview

Pomfret School is hiring for a senior academic leader reporting to the Head of School. The Director of the Grauer Institute for Excellence and Innovation oversees ongoing strategic innovation to the teaching and learning program. In partnership with the Head of School and Dean of Academics, the director is in charge of faculty professional development and helps to design, develop, and assess innovative student learning experiences. The Grauer Institute was founded in 2014. This position starts July 1, 2019.

How to Apply

Applications are due December 3, 2018. Please download the full job opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions. For more information, and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.edtechrecruiting.com/jobs/pomfret

Carpenter

Job Title: Carpenter
Department: Facilities
Reports To: Operations Manager
Part Time / Full Time: Full Time
Full Year / Academic Year: Full Year
Exempt / Non-exempt: Non-exempt

Job Purpose

Maintains, inspects, adjusts and repairs all buildings’ windows, doors, roofs, floors, foundations, ceilings, partitions (interior and exterior), wall systems, and finishes (interior and exterior), and associated components at Pomfret School. Adjusts those building components as necessary for optimal performance to maintain compliance with operating guidelines, state/local building codes, and other government regulations by performing the following essential duties.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties
  • Adjust and inspect all buildings’ windows, doors, roofs, floors, foundations, ceilings, partitions (interior and exterior), wall systems, and finishes (interior and exterior), to detect hazards, malfunctions, the need for adjustment, and/or replacement of such items as metal/wood doors, fixed/operable windows, hardware (door, window, electro-mechanical), paneling (wood, cloth, vinyl, ceramic), floor coverings (VCT, sheet vinyl, ceramic, hardwood, concrete, plastic laminate), wall-board (gypsum, cementitious), cabinetry, fascia, gutters, flashing, shutters, porches, trusses, beams, ceiling tiles, suspended ceilings, as well as other similar or related building components. Monitors the building conditions through a schedule review program and makes the necessary corrections and adjustments to meet the buildings’ programmatic requirements.
  • Maintains, cleans, lubricates all buildings’ windows, doors, roofs, floors, foundations, ceilings, partitions (interior and exterior), wall systems, and finishes (interior and exterior), such as metal/wood doors, fixed/operable windows, hardware (door, window, electro-mechanical), paneling (wood, cloth, vinyl, ceramic), floor coverings (VCT, sheet vinyl, ceramic, hardwood, concrete, plastic laminate), wall-board (gypsum, cementitious), cabinetry, fascia, gutters, flashing, shutters, porches, trusses, beams, ceiling tiles, suspended ceilings, as well as other similar or related building components.
  • Repairs or replaces all faulty buildings’ windows, doors, roofs, floors, foundations, ceilings, partitions (interior and exterior), wall systems, and finishes (interior and exterior), such as metal/wood doors, fixed/operable windows, hardware (door, window, electro-mechanical), paneling (wood, cloth, vinyl, ceramic), floor coverings (VCT, sheet vinyl, ceramic, hardwood, concrete, plastic laminate), wall-board (gypsum, cementitious), cabinetry, fascia, gutters, flashing, shutters, porches, trusses, beams, ceiling tiles, suspended ceilings, as well as other similar or related building components. Corrects deficiencies in building components to restore the original condition.
  • Analyzes and performs diagnostic testing of campus’ architectural building components, structural elements, building envelope, and building materials/finishes to isolate and identify the root cause of failure. Develops interim and permanent solutions for identified elements’ failures.
  • Documents all repairs, maintenance, and comments on assigned service order slips. Records routine building service statistics, building maintenance schedules, maintenance work performed, and other pertinent information in applicable building records and databases. Maintains files of building features and layout diagrams generated from field investigation.
  • Responds to and corrects deficiencies on assigned service work orders, executing new, or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, to provide access for future maintenance, and to avoid unsightly, hazards, and unreliable repairs, while meeting manufacturers’ installation specifications and local codes/requirements.
  • Provides assistance to other department trades group members as needed in the completion of work tasks, provides appropriate support in major events such as commencement and opening of school, participates in snow removal activities as needed to maintain campus operations.
  • Ability to safely operate all portable and stationary carpentry tools.
Position, Education/Certification and Software Requirements
  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent technical school certification.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid unrestricted U.S. driver’s License.
Minimum Level of Experience Required
  • Four to six years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working Conditions

A. Physical Environment:

  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; hazardous chemicals; outside weather conditions; and extreme heat.
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • Usually moderate noise level.

B. Physical Demands:

  • Operates a motor vehicle on a daily basis.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, often lift and/or move up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Regularly climb and/or balance up to 10 feet, and often climb and or balance up to 25 feet.
  • Regular use of close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Additional Required Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to function well in a team/community environment, frequently interacting with students, teachers, co-workers, and administrators, displaying common courtesies and politeness.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, material safety data sheets (MEDS), mechanical drawings, operating, maintenance, repair, installation, and procedure instructions or manuals.
  • Ability to write routine instructions, reports, logs, and descriptions of equipment problems and needs.
  • Ability to speak effectively to describe and explain specific problems to co-workers, faculty, staff and contractors.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to order replacement parts and stock needed to perform daily tasks.
HOW TO APPLY

Submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application via email. For faculty positions, send your package to hiring@pomfret.org. For staff positions, send your package to hr@pomfret.org. Questions? Contact Sandra Dean, director of human resources.

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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.