Located 10 minutes west of Boston, Fessenden is a Pre-K to Grade 9 boarding and day school for boys. We enroll more than 500 students, including 100 boarders in the upper grades from 13 countries and many U.S. states. A faculty and staff of close to 200 provide a challenging educational program with a unique level of support for maturing boys. We seek qualified and experienced faculty and staff who embody our core values of honesty, compassion, and respect, and who support the objective of educating boys to become responsible young men of character. Qualified candidates are interested in contributing to a vibrant school community, both in and out of the classroom.

Current Openings

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  • Health Center Director

    The Fessenden School seeks a Health Center Director. The position begins December 1, 2015. This full time, year round position includes both administrative duties and school nursing responsibilities for both the school year and summer programs, all under the guidance of the school physician, the Medical Director. Responsibilities also include shared on-call time and the supervision of one full-time Registered Nurse, an Administrative Assistant, and a small, part-time nursing staff. The Health Center Director reports to, and is evaluated by, the Assistant Head of School.  

    • Qualifications: Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse having completed a minimum of Bachelor of Science nursing degree from an accredited college or university and licensed to practice in Massachusetts, current CPR/AED certification. Pediatric background and experience in a school setting is preferred.
    • Responsibilities include development, implementation, and management of the Health Center’s policies, procedures, and protocols in a manner that is consistent with the Fessenden philosophy and in compliance with Massachusetts guidelines and regulations governing school health and nursing.
    Fessenden provides a competitive benefit package including health insurance coverage and a defined contribution pension plan. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to: agarcia@fessenden.org.
  • Substitute Registered Nurse

    The Fessenden School, an all-boys independent day and boarding school with approximately 500 students in Pre-K through Grade 9, seeks a Substitute Registered Nurse/School Nurse. This is a per diem position with both day and evening shifts available. On-Call nurse coverage with physician back-up is included with certain shifts.

    The Registered Nurse assists in the development, implementation, and management of a coordinated school health program, which is consistent with The Fessenden School’s philosophy and school nursing guidelines. The Health Center Team includes the Medical Director, Health Center Director/Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse(s), School Psychologist, Athletic Trainer, Student Support Team, and Administrative Assistant.

    Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and at least two years experience
    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Current CPR certification
    • Experience in school-based health
    • Experience with children and adolescents
    • Desire to work with a day and residential school community
    • Experience using electronic health records
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    If interested, please submit your resume to:

    Shan Stoffolano M.S., C.P.N.P.
    The Fessenden School Health Center Director
  • Substitute Teachers

    The Fessenden School seeks teachers with one to three years of classroom experience for its substitute teacher list. ​An individual may substitute for one or more days in any Pre-K to Grade Nine classroom and implement detailed lesson plans, while maintaining a classroom environment favorable to learning. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela Garcia, Assistant Head of School, at agarcia@fessenden.org.

Core Benefits

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  • Available Insurance Programs

    Health – Tufts Health Plan: school pays 75% if full-time
    Dental – Delta Dental: 100% employee funded
    Group Life – Lincoln Financial, 2x pay up to $50,000: school pays 100% of premium
    Long Term Disability – Lincoln Financial, 60% of pay: school pays 100% of premium; Tax Saving Option
  • Retirement Pension Plan with USI Consulting Group

    Fessenden contributes 5% of an employee’s salary to USI Consulting Group one year after hire. Employees are not required to contribute to the plan. At age 25+, Fessenden will match up to 2.5% for a maximum school contribution of 7.5% and a maximum total of 10%. When an employee turns 35 years of age, Fessenden will match up to an additional 2.5% or a maximum school contribution of 10% of an employee’s salary and a maximum total of 15%.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Section 125 Plan

    Participation in these plans decreases employee’s taxable income.
    Dependent Care
    Unreimbursed Medical and Dental Expenses and Premiums
  • Paid Time Off

    Sick Leave and “Super” Sick Leave
  • Fessenden Tuition Remission for Dependent Boys

    Sons of full-time eligible employees who qualify for admission to Fessenden are eligible to receive 90% tuition aid and, if eligible, may apply for financial aid as well.
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education Reimbursement

    Fessenden encourages both faculty and staff to take advantage of professional development and may financially support in whole or part employees for approved courses of study, workshops and conferences.
  • Additional Benefits

    • All employees are welcome to enjoy a half-hour lunch on campus.
    • Campus athletic facilities (with B&G approval) and, when available, two outdoor swimming pools may be used by employees and their families.
    • Group insurance discounts are available for employees and their families (auto, homeowner’s, umbrella, and small boat harbormaster coverage)
    • Plenty of free parking
  • Inclusion Statement

    At Fessenden, inclusion means building a community whose spirit and purpose is based on mutual respect and care. It is vital that each member feels recognized and valued. Inclusion is an essential part of our mission to cultivate each student’s potential and develop each boy’s mind, character, and heart. We believe that differences of backgrounds, perspectives and cultures are integral to preparing boys to be successful young men in a global community. Ongoing, mindful practice of inclusion requires both individual and institutional commitment to self-examination and learning. We further our mission to be a joyfully inclusive community by aligning policies, curriculum, and decision-making to support diversity and inclusion. Inclusion is at the heart of how we treat each other in our daily interactions.

    We are guided by and are committed to the following community principles:
    • Treat others with honesty and respect
    • Practice compassion; make an effort to understand and care for others
    • Honor diversity; promote a healthy respect for individual differences and affirm commonalities
    • Celebrate individual potential; nurture the many ways boys learn
    • Reject prejudice, bullying, and elitism; renounce behavior that excludes others
    • Engage in open, trusting dialogue; seek to learn from those who have differing opinions
    • Serve to strengthen our inclusive community

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The school’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.
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250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 964-5350

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