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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.

For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. Faculty programs include ongoing professional development relating to the education of boys, cultural competency, project-based learning, academic technology, and differentiated instruction. 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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  • After-School Teacher

    An After-School Teacher works in the Extended Day Program Monday to Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm during the school year and is responsible for engaging and leading boys in a safe and engaging after-school experience. For information or to apply click here
  • Childcare Center Substitute Teacher

    Fessenden Children’s Center seeks Substitute Teachers to join our team. Responsibilities will include implementing daily activities that assist the children between 12 week and 5 years-old  with mastery of age-appropriate developmental milestones.  For more information or to apply click here
  • Childcare Center Teacher

    Fessenden Children’s Center is looking for a Toddler Teacher to join our team. You will plan and implement daily activities that assist the children with mastery of age-appropriate developmental milestones. A teacher must have great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and developmental milestones as well as the ability to engage them and earn their love and trust. For more information or to apply click here
  • Cook / Prep Cook

    The Fessenden School’s Food Services department seeks a full-time Cook/Prep Cook to work during the school year for approximately 36 weeks (with potential to be a full year position). For more information or to apply click here.
  • Dining Room Attendant

    The Fessenden School’s Food Services department seeks a full-time Dining Room Attendant to work Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 3:00pm during the school year. There is one 30 minute break. The Dining Room Attendant is responsible for serving food, maintaining the dining area in sanitary condition, and some light food preparation. For more information or to apply click here
  • Early Childhood Classroom Aide

    The Fessenden School is seeking a Classroom Aide specializing in Early Childhood, PreK and Kindergarten.  The  Classroom Aide will support children as they navigate their day between their home base classroom and specialist classes such as art, music, science, and library. For more information or to apply click here
  • Substitute Teachers

    The Fessenden School seeks Short-Term and Long-Term Substitute Teachers. To apply click here.
  • Summer Camp & Athletics Administrator

    The Summer Camps Office Manager/Athletics Assistant is primarily responsible for working with the Summer Camps Director to manage the day-to-day administrative functions of the Summer Camps and with the Athletics Director to assist with the administrative functions of the school's athletics program and the COO to coordinate facility rentals. For more information or to apply click here
  • Wrestling Coach

    Fessenden seeks an experienced Head Varsity Wrestling Coach to lead and coach boys in Grades 5-9. This is a seasonal position from November 30, 2021 to March 11, 2022.  For more information or to apply click here.

Core Benefits

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  • Insurance Plans

    Full-time employees participate in:
    • Tufts Health Insurance (75% of premium is covered by the School)
    • Delta Dental Insurance
    • Group Life Insurance (100% of premium is covered by the School)
    • Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% of premium covered by the School)
  • Retirement Savings Plan

    All employees are eligible to contribute. After meeting eligibility criteria, matching and non-elective contributions from the School are available.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

    Full-time employees may contribute to a Health Care Account and/or Dependent Care Account
  • Employee Assistance Program

    Fessenden's employee assistance program provides counseling, coaching and other resources to support the wellness of all regular employees.
  • Paid Time Off

    Paid sick, personal, vacation and holiday are available according to work schedule.  Parental and medical leave benefits are subject to eligibility criteria and approval.
  • Fessenden Tuition Remission / Discounts

    Full-time employees:
    • For sons who meet admissions standards:
      • School Tuition: 90% and if eligible, may apply for financial aid
      • Extended Day Program / After School Care: 100% until 4:15pm
      • Skills Center / Academic Tutoring: 25% 
    • For all sons and daughters:
      • Day Camp/ Sports Camp: 90% 
      • Children's Center / Day Care: 20% 
    Part-time employees:
    • For sons who meet admissions standards School Tuition, Extended Day Program and Skills Center/Academic Tutoring  is prorated based on work schedule 
    • For all sons and daughters:
      • Day Camp/ Sports Camp: prorated based on work schedule
      • Children's Center / Day Care: 20% for care during scheduled work hours
  • 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 provided by campus dining.
    • Campus athletic facilities (with B&G approval) and, when available, two outdoor swimming pools may be used by employees and their families.
    • Plenty of free parking

Other

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  • Professional Standards

    Serving our Inclusive Global Community

    Inclusive practices advance the School and make it more welcoming for students, families, faculty and staff.

    Fessenden Employees:
    • Treat others with honesty, compassion, and respect.
    • Honor diversity; promote a healthy respect for individual differences and affirm commonalities.
    • Seek to learn from those who have differing opinions.
    • Promote a community that rejects prejudice, bullying, and elitism, renouncing behavior that excludes others.
    • Demonstrate a sensitivity and openness to different cultures, values, and beliefs.
    • Center decisions around the safety, well-being, and growth of students.

    Communication

    Mindful communication cultivates caring and trusting relationships that support the community.

    Fessenden Employees:
    • Strive for clear, supportive communication that engenders trust, respect, and understanding.
    • Communicate with students in a way that is developmentally appropriate in regard to cognitive, moral, and social emotional development of boys 5-14 years old.
    • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues through regular and open dialogue.
    • Communicate effectively, and in a timely manner, to parents with regard to students’ growth, behavior, and well-being.

    Professionalism

    Responsibility for personal conduct fosters a respectful, collaborative community.

    Fessenden Employees:
    • Together, further the school’s mission of inclusivity by treating all members of the community with kindness and respect.
    • Exhibit moral and ethical behavior in all community interactions.
    • Approach all situations, especially those of confidential nature, with discretion, respect, and sensitivity.
    • Conduct themselves conscientiously:
      • punctually and mindfully performing assigned duties and responsibilities
      • supporting and implementing school policies
      • maintaining an open line of dialogue with direct supervisors
      • demonstrating adherence to published reporting timelines
      • attending all required meetings
      • dressing professionally and appropriately
      • maintaining open and inviting workspaces

    Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Students

    As employees of this learning and teaching community, we understand that we have special duties of care for our students, and we must act in their best interests.

    Fessenden Employees:
    • Commit to establishing and maintaining relationships that reflect our professional roles and to acting as role models.
    • Commit, in our relationships with students, to maintaining clear and appropriate boundaries.
    • Recognize the power we, as adults, have in our relationship with students, and seek to use such influence to promote autonomy and healthy childhood development.
    • Accept accountability for the impact of our actions and words on the children in our care.
    • Seek advice and share concerns about any issues of student safety or well-being.

    21st Century Learning

    Ongoing professional development enriches the school community and promotes personal growth.

    Fessenden Employees:
    • Commit to best practices through ongoing professional development and through setting and meeting goals.
    • Reflect on practice, and learn from experience.
    • Share knowledge and resources with other members of the community to advance the school.
    • Evaluate and effectively utilize information, media, and technology, to enhance growth.

    21st Century Teaching

    Thoughtful, deliberate, and research based instruction and guidance enable boys to construct and express their understanding of themselves and the world.

    Fessenden Teachers:
    • Utilize project based learning, educational resources and technology, cultural competence, and character education to help build student understanding.
    • Create authentic and meaningful learning experiences for boys that value creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, connectivity, communication, and character.  
    • Nurture a positive classroom culture; ensure a safe, responsive, and productive learning environment to inspire, motivate, and challenge boys.
    • Design, implement, and map curriculum that clearly defines essential questions, content, skills, assessment, and resources.
    • Meet the range of educational needs in the classroom by designing and implementing well-structured and differentiated learning experiences with clear learning objectives.
    • Assess student growth regularly, in a variety of ways, providing timely and meaningful feedback.
  • 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
  • Visa Sponsorship

    We are interested in every qualified candidate, however, we are currently not able to sponsor employment visas.

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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