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Director of Advancement

Pomfret School seeks a Director of Advancement who will play a critical leadership role in the success of the capital campaign fueling this ambitious future. The Director of Advancement is a member of the School’s Senior Administrative team and is responsible for leading the school’s advancement efforts, serving as the chief architect and manager of the School’s capital campaign, and developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with board members, external constituents, and other members of the Pomfret community. The Advancement Office is a dynamic and collaborative group of ten people. The office maintains sophisticated and multi-dimensional fundraising operations that have been very successful at engaging a diverse community at all levels. The new director will have the opportunity to provide fresh leadership and vision for the department while focusing on the challenging tasks at hand.

Pomfret School is embarking on an exciting journey that establishes new and ambitious goals while reaffirming and recommitting to its founding, student-centered principles. Pomfret is taking the steps to ensure its sustainability far into a future that will be marked by deep innovation while continuing to champion its unique community of tradition. It seeks nothing less than empowering and effective preparation of its current and future students to lead us into a world undergoing remarkable change. Since its founding in 1894, Pomfret has focused on innovation and progressive thinking about what a great education should be. 

View the complete job description. 

Please direct all inquiries, applications, and nominations in confidence to: Dr. John Watson, Senior Consultant, Educational Directions, jwatson@edudirections.com, 239-293-1124.

Application Deadline – August 1, 2019.

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 nucleus phase of a comprehensive fundraising campaign and the Advancement Officer will play a key role in the success of this campaign.

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 100-150 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 a comprehensive 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 transferable 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, Interim Director of Advancement mvpierce@pomfret.org.  860-963-6167.

Controller

Job Title: Controller
Department: Business Office
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Faculty or Staff: Staff
Full Year or Academic Year: Full Year
Exempt or Non Exempt: Exempt

Job Purpose:

The Controller is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Business Office, ensuring adequate controls, accuracy, and timeliness of maintaining, reporting, and securing financial data.

Essential Functions & Duties:

  • Responsible for the fiscal controls of the School

  • Manage compliance generally accepted accounting principles, including IRS regulations
  • Manage the School’s general ledger, including the chart of accounts
  • Evaluate processes and systems to identify efficiencies and better end user experiences
  • Responsible for federal and state tax compliance at the School, including preparation of annual disclosure returns (990)
  • Prepare the annual financial statements
  • Responsible for the maintenance of endowment accounting, including compliance utilization of endowed funds, and full oversight to ensure donor restrictions are met
  • Perform the School’s internal audit function
  • Perform the School’s cash management function
  • Oversee the student billing function
  • Oversee the accounts payable function
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly reporting to the School’s budget managers
  • Act as Primary Liaison with the School’s External Auditors
  • Ensure the periodic bank, investment, and other balance sheet accounts are reconciled and reviewed on a regular basis
  • Organize and assign responsibilities for yearly Enrollment Contract mailing
  • Ensure that the School is meeting its debt covenants and compliance
  • Maintain the School’s corporate credit card program
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CFO

Position, Education/Certification, and Software Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Degree, preferably in accounting or business administration
  •  5+ years of progressive experience in accounting
  •  CPA is required
  •  Must adhere to all School policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  •  Continually meet or exceed Pomfret School’s Standards of Behavior, Character and Engagement

Application deadline is August 23, 2019.

To apply, send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to hr@pomfret.org or 

Mail To: 
Human Resources
P.O. Box 128
Pomfret, CT 06258

Admissions Guest Specialist

Admissions Guest Specialist

Full Time (about 40 hours per week)
Non-Exempt (qualifies for overtime)
Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (and some Saturdays)
Academic Year: September 1 – May 31 (summers off)

Seeking a warm and welcoming person to be the first contact for guests visiting the Admissions Office. Duties include handling a variety of office tasks; greeting visitors, answering phones, responding to emails, scheduling appointments, maintaining the public spaces in the Admissions Office and assisting the Admissions Office Coordinator with data entry and administrative support. Strong computer and organizational skills and 2 years of administrative work experience required.

Application deadline is August 14, 2019.

To apply, send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to hr@pomfret.org or 

Mail To: 
Human Resources
P.O. Box 128
Pomfret, CT 06258

School Counselor – Part Time

Job Title: School Counselor
Department: Student Life
Part Time/Full Time: Part Time
Reports To: Director of Counseling Services
Schedule per week: 26 hours; 3-4 days
Faculty/Staff: Faculty
Full or Academic Year: Academic Year
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Job Purpose:

Facilitate psychological/psychiatric treatment and support services for students by providing counseling services, crisis intervention, and mental health outreach to enhance the psychological and emotional welfare of students and the school community.

Essential Functions & Duties:

  • Provide individual support working in collaboration with members of the counseling team, faculty, Student Support Team, and families
  • Provide support services and assist in sustaining the current comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Provide needs assessment for students who are having behavioral, family, or interpersonal difficulty and/or are experiencing psychological symptoms. A needs assessment may involve:
    • Intervening in difficult interpersonal situations as requested by administration, parents, advisors or students
    • Identifying current life stressors and impairment
    • Establishing diagnosis (adjustment, mood, anxiety, eating, and/or psychotic disorders) and course illness
    • Participate in weekly Student Support Team meetings with key administrators, when appropriate
    • Serve as liaison with parents, faculty, advisor, and primary care clinician
  • Develop and coordinate treatment plans that may involve providing short-term weekly counseling on school-related difficulties, out-referral to local service provider(s), and/or require medical leave for intensive outpatient and/or inpatient treatment
  • Provide acute crisis assessment, intervention, and treatment on a 24-hour basis, including on-call duty
  • Maintain and keep current an active working relationship with local service providers including psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and hospital emergency services
  • Coordinate substance evaluations according to School protocol
  • Assist in the development and implementation of formalized treatment protocols
  • Assist in the development of educational and preventative care programs on an as-needed basis
  • Adhere to all School policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Attend employee workshops and training as assigned
  • Continually meet or exceed Pomfret School’s Standards of Behavior, Character, and Engagement
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position, Education/Certification and Software Requirements:

  • Possess knowledge of therapy techniques and strategies and the ability to connect with adolescents and effectively provide individual and group therapy
  • Masters or doctorate degree
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of FERPA and HIPAA laws and confidentiality

  • Clinical licensure in the state of Connecticut (LCSW/ LISW, LPC, PhD, or  Licensed Psychologist)
  • 3-5 years of clinical experience or experience in schools
  • Desire to work in residential academic community is essential
  • 26 hours over 3 or 4 days per week, academic year

To apply, send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to hr@pomfret.org or 

Mail To: 
Human Resources
P.O. Box 128
Pomfret, CT 06258

Computer Science Teacher – Part Time

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

Core responsibility for this part-time position is teaching two sections of Computer Science classes—one an introductory-level course and the other a flexible, advanced-level course—in an interactive classroom environment. There might be possibilities for candidates, if qualified, to participate in other areas of school life, including coaching an afternoon sport/activity and/or participating in the School’s student life program, QUEST.

Interested candidates should be prepared to share their ideas about which languages, data science pathways, or computer science lessons that they'd like to build into a curriculum. Past curricula have included Java, HTML web development, Arduino, XCode and Swift, and Python.

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 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, 2019. As is our standard, all teaching positions at Pomfret School are one-year appointments to be reconsidered annually.

Requirements:
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 teaching experience. Candidates deemed most qualified hold advanced degrees. School-provided housing not available for this position. 

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 by email, please include “Computer Science position” in the subject line of your message. 

Nurse – Part Time

Nurse - RN, LPN 

Part Time (15–20 hours per week)
Hours include evenings and occasional weekends
Academic Year – September 1 – May 31

  • Connecticut RN licensure required
  • BLS certification required
  • Familiarity with electronic health record management
  • Possess a current physical exam, TB test and be free of communicable diseases, as required by CT state law.

To apply, send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to hr@pomfret.org or 

Mail To: 
Human Resources
P.O. Box 128
Pomfret, CT 06258

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.