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Everything is a Boy Thing
Located less than 20 minutes from Boston, The Fessenden School is an independent boys school offering a day program for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9 and a boarding program for Grades 5 through 9. We enroll more than 500 students, including 105 boarders from across the U.S. and around the globe. Nearly 200 faculty and staff provide an expansive and challenging curriculum which prepares our students to succeed academically, pursue their passions, and bring their best out into the world.
Working at The Fessenden School

For more than 120 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the needs 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. 

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Current Openings at The Fessenden School

The Fessenden School seeks an Associate Director of Secondary School Counseling for the 2024-2025 School year. This individual assists Upper School students and parents in the application process to secondary schools that are most appropriate to the abilities, interests, and educational needs of each student.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. Please click here to apply.

The Fessenden School seeks a Buildings and Grounds Seasonal Worker for the care and maintenance of the school grounds. This is a temporary summer position, and the individual will report to the Director of Buildings and Grounds.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and three professional references. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School seeks an Upper School Administrative Assistant / Registrar. This individual is integral to the daily operations of the division while directly supporting the Upper School Division Head and Dean of Students. Engagement with faculty, students and parents is a primary aspect of this position. Being personable and professional while working in a fast-paced, highly visible environment are key in this role. Also, the Upper School Assistant must work closely with all school departments and its constituencies for the coordination of events. 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School seeks a full-time Academic Tutor for the 2024-2025 School year. The Academic Tutor provides one-on-one support for boys in Grades 5 - 9 who have been identified as needing additional support in any of a variety of subject areas. Full time Academic Tutors typically meet one-on-one with 8-10 students two to three times per week.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School seeks Part-Time Academic Tutors for the 2024-2025 School year. The Academic Tutor provides one-on-one support for boys in Grades 5 - 9 who have been identified as needing additional support in any of a variety of subject areas. Part-time Academic Tutors typically meet one-on-one with 3-7 students two to three times per week.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School's Lower School seeks an Assistant Teacher to substitute for the remainder of the School year. The Assistant Teacher/Substitute helps Pre-K to Grade 4 teachers with duties, classroom activities, specialist classes, recess and lunch. Substituting covers all the teaching of a classroom teacher or specialist teacher when they are absent from school or need coverage during the day. Subbing may include any grade level in the Lower School.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School seeks a full-time Payroll and Business Office Specialist to assist the daily operations of the Business Office.  Duties include Payroll, HR, and Accounting/Billing support.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School seeks a Full-time Dining Room Attendant to work Monday-Friday from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. This individual is responsible for serving food and maintaining the dining area in sanitary condition. 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and three professional references. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School seeks a Dining Room Attendant. This individual is responsible for serving food and maintaining the dining area in sanitary condition. The position is part-time and under 20 hours per week Monday-Friday.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and three professional references. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Extended Day Program (EDP) Grade Level Coordinator is responsible for working alongside the Extended Day Program Director and EDP Teachers to plan for and provide safe, engaging care to Fessenden students at the end of their school day. They report directly to the Extended Day Program Director.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here

The Fessenden School seeks an experienced Director of Development to advance and support the School’s mission, values, and goals. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer and working closely with a dynamic advancement team and Head of School, the Director of Development will provide partnership for annual giving, alumni programs, parent engagement, and events, as well as participate as an integral member of the capital campaign team. This position will lead and work collaboratively with the Director of Alumni Engagement and Events, the Director of Annual Giving, and the Director of Parent Engagements and Events, to identify new strategies to enhance engagement, annual giving, and set program directions. In addition to managing these three direct reports, they will also work closely with the entire 7-person Advancement Office, the senior administration, and high-level volunteers.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden Children’s Center is seeking a Lead Teacher for our team on a full-time basis, 40 hours a week for the full year. The person in this role must be able to demonstrate competency in planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that promotes child growth and development in the following areas: language self-help and interpersonal problem-solving, cognitive, creative expression, and social/emotional skills. A Lead Teacher must be able to work cooperatively with others in both a team teaching setting and within the Center as a whole, be responsible, innovative, creative, and maintain a professional work environment.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references on Fessenden's Career Page. For more information or to apply, please click here.

The Fessenden School seeks Substitute Teachers for the Lower School (Grades Pre-K to 4). Substitute Teachers have had experience in the classroom and teaching from lesson plans in order to provide continuity of instruction for the students. These positions play an important role as the expectation is active and engaged teaching in a setting where students will continue to learn in the absence of their teacher. Compensation: $187.50 / day (7:30-3:00 pm) or $25.00 / hour.

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

Core benefits

Core Benefits of Working at Our Independent School

Full-time employees participate in:

  • Tufts Health Insurance (75% of premium is covered by the School)
  • Delta Dental Insurance (0% of premium is covered by the School)
  • Group Life Insurance (100% of premium is covered by the School)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% of premium covered by the School)

All employees at our independent school are eligible to contribute. Matching and non-elective contributions from the School are available after meeting eligibility criteria.

Full-time employees may contribute to a Healthcare Account and/or Dependent Care Account.

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

All employees at our boys school are eligible for paid sick time. Personal, vacation, and holiday paid time off are determined by position.

Parental and medical leave benefits based on eligibility criteria and approval.

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 Camps: 90%
  • Children's Center Daycare: 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 Daycare: 20% for care during scheduled work hours

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

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

  • Lunch provided by campus dining
  • On-campus fitness and athletic facilities
  • Free parking
     
Inclusion Statement

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.

Our independent school is guided by and 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.