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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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  • Assistant Head of School

    The Fessenden School seeks an Assistant Head of School beginning July 2019. To learn more, please click here.
  • Director of Learning Resources

    Job Summary
    The Fessenden School seeks a Director of Learning Resources to oversee academic support services for students in Pre-K through Grade 9 for the 2019-2020 school year. The director provides guidelines and establishes systems for departmental procedures and shared communication; maintains accurate records and data; partners with the Assistant Head of School, the school psychologist, the school counselor, division heads, and faculty; and models high professional standards.

    Essential Functions
    • Manage the department’s budget and expenses.
    • Monitor summer tutoring conducted by the Learning Resources faculty and Fessenden faculty.
    • Review neuropsychological reports; write and post learning profiles in a regular and timely manner.
    • Observe students in their classrooms to ensure appropriate supports are in place.
    • Facilitate and monitor communication between Learning Resources faculty, parents, and classroom teachers.
    • Coordinate schedules for students and Learning Resources faculty.
    • Attend Middle School (Grades 5 and 6) team meetings, as well as Lower School (Pre-K-Grade 4) and Upper School (Grades 7-9) divisional meetings.
    • Serve as a consultant to the Admissions Office; read and review files, screen applicants, and speak with parents if needed.
    • Identify, organize, and/or lead professional development for Learning Resources Department faculty or other academic departments.
    • Collaborate with the Lower School division head, speech and language consultant, and occupational therapist.
    Qualifications
    Candidates should hold a master’s degree in language and literacy development or special education. They should be knowledgeable of a broad range of reading interventions, such as Wilson and Orton-Gillingham, and assessments including the CTOPP, Woodcock-Johnson, DIBELS, and Fountas and Pinnell. Qualified candidates should demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of multicultural education. They should be organized, flexible, able to lead a team, and able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with various constituents of the School.

    Salary and benefits package is very competitive. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School.

    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.
  • Director of the Arts and Vocal Music Teacher

    The Fessenden School seeks qualified applicants for the joint position of Director of the Arts and Vocal Music Teacher.

    The Fessenden School is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 510 students in Pre-K to Grade 9 in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to teach, nurture, and celebrate growing boys; cultivating each boy’s individual potential and developing in balance his mind, character, heart, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.

    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, educational technology, and differentiated instruction.

    The arts play a major role in the educational program at The Fessenden School. Beginning in Pre-Kindergarten, students are introduced to the performing and visual arts. Fessenden’s offerings include: vocal music, theatre, musical theatre, orchestra, world percussion, woodworking, studio arts, photography, and video production. The School is completing a $12 million dollar arts facility construction and renovation project.

    Job Description
    The Director of the Arts should have an enthusiasm for the visual and performing arts and an ability to inspire students’ lifelong love and learning of the arts. The qualified applicant will possess leadership skills and demonstrate an ability to collaborate and inspire colleagues. The Director will be a member of the Head of School’s Administrative Council and will supervise the visual and performing arts faculty. The Director will collaborate with the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Teaching and Learning, and members of the arts department to develop curriculum, select repertoire, and offer an innovative program in the performing and visual arts. The ability to integrate technology when appropriate and an understanding of arts integration are desired. Additional responsibilities include:
    • Keeping up-to-date knowledge of arts pedagogy, research, and resources.
    • Being an active member in professional organizations and the arts teaching community.
    • Committing to continual professional development for the arts faculty.
    • Incorporating educational technology and supporting technology use in the classroom.
    The Director of the Arts will also be a Vocal Music Teacher and is expected to teach Middle School (Grades 5-6) and Upper School (Grades 7-9) vocal music classes and accompany musical productions and concerts on piano. The Vocal Music Teacher will demonstrate an understanding of musical concepts and be able to communicate those concepts effectively to students. Qualified applicants must have experience working with children and/or beginning musicians and vocalists.

    Qualifications
    • A bachelor’s degree in music is required.
    • A master’s degree in music or music education or equivalent professional experience is preferred.
    • Experience teaching music in an elementary-level classroom environment for a minimum of five years is strongly preferred.
    • Highly effective communication skills, both interpersonally and in writing.
    • Experienced performer (either solo or group).
    • Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of multicultural education.
    Salary and benefits package is competitive. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Lindy Gruen, Director of Administrative and Strategic Affairs. No phone calls please.

    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.
  • Human Resources Administrator

    The Fessenden School seeks a Human Resources Administrator. To learn more, please click here.
  • Internship Program

    Each year, The Fessenden School offers several one-year teaching internships in order to enrich the educational experience for our students and provide individuals interested in pursuing teaching careers in independent schools with practical, hands-on experience. Internships are available in the Lower School (Pre-K-Grade 4), Middle School (Grades 5 and 6), Upper School (Grades 7-9), and the Visual and Performing Arts Department (Grades 5-9). Lower School (LS) interns are assigned to one grade level and work with each classroom in the grade level, and they assume increased teaching responsibilities as the year progresses. Middle School and Upper School interns assist in any classroom within Grades 5-9, as well as teach one course within those grades. Interns in the Visual and Performing Arts Department will teach a class in either photography, studio arts, music, or videography.

    The Fessenden School seeks individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in education, enjoy working with young children and pre-adolescents, and view themselves as lifelong learners. Through this program, interns will be able to create a class environment favorable to student learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; and to motivate each student to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge in accordance with his ability. We strongly desire candidates who value and work to establish positive relationships with parents and other staff members.

    Goals of the Fessenden Internship Program
    To mentor aspiring teachers by helping them learn how to:
    • Plan and deliver lessons and organize content.
    • Build individual lessons into units of instruction.
    • Develop curriculum and utilize interdisciplinary teaching and project-based learning.
    • Incorporate a range of resources into lessons.
    • Be reflective about teaching and learning.
    • Employ a variety of classroom management techniques.
    • Incorporate technology and multimedia into teaching and learning.
    • Develop an understanding of cultural competency and differentiated learning.
    • Respect and appreciate the needs and interests of young and pre-adolescent boys.
    Additional Components of the Program
    • Work closely with the Internship Program Coordinators, as well as the respective Division Head to ensure a successful year for both the intern and the School. Responsibilities include meeting weekly with the Internship Program Coordinators and/or Division Head, maintaining a teaching portfolio, integrating 21st-century best teaching practices into current lessons, and discussing successes or challenges in the classroom.
    • Serve as a lead teacher in a classroom. Responsibilities include observing classes, attending weekly reflection meetings with a mentor teacher, planning lessons, posting assignments online, evaluating student progress, writing comments, and attending parent-teacher conferences.
    • Serve as a Dorm Parent and participate in residential life activities and duties. Responsibilities include creating and leading weekend trips; supervising a dorm of 15 Middle School and Upper School boarding students; and communicating with boys, faculty, parents, and the Director of Residential Life.
    • Coach three seasons of competitive athletics. Responsibilities include developing practice plans, organizing the roster, transporting athletes to and from interscholastic games, and communicating with team members, parents, and the Director of Athletics.
    • Become immersed in all aspects of school life. This includes joining community service initiatives, professional development opportunities, and any applicable committee work available.
    • Spend time in a variety of administrative offices to learn about the different areas of the School, including (but not limited to) the Admissions and Advancement Offices.
    Internships are paid positions and come with on-campus housing and health benefits. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School.

    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.
  • Learning Resources Teacher

    Job Summary
    The Fessenden School seeks a full-time Learning Resources Teacher. The Learning Resources Teacher provides one-on-one remedial reading and writing support to boys in Grades 2-9. Qualifications include training in a multisensory, systematic reading approach, such as Orton Gillingham or the Wilson Reading System. Familiarity with administering standardized achievement testing as well as with reading, understanding, and applying recommendations from a student's neuropsychological evaluation is critical. Specialized training in a process approach to writing, such as EmPOWER or the Landmark Writing Program, and experience with strategies that support students with executive functioning difficulties is also critical.
     
    Essential Functions
    • Meet with individual students in a tutorial setting for remedial reading, writing, and/or curriculum and organizational support.
    • Administer standardized assessments such as the CTOPP, Woodcock-Johnson, and WIST; write testing reports that include an analysis of results and recommendations for remediation.
    • Design individualized lessons using a systematic, multisensory approach to teaching reading and writing, such as Orton Gillingham or Wilson.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing.
    • Attend parent-teacher conferences for both individual students and any conferences deemed appropriate in grade-level classrooms.
    • Serve as an advocate within the school community for individual students by regularly communicating with each student's teachers.
    • Incorporate educational technology in tutorial lessons.
    • Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of multicultural education.
    • Provide supervision at family-style lunch for both Middle School (Grades 5 and 6) and Lower School (Pre-K through Grade 4) on designated days.
    Salary and benefits package is competitive. A master’s degree in special education or language and literacy development or certification in Orton Gillingham and/or the Wilson Language System is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School. The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.


    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.
  • Learning Resources Teacher and Lower School Reading Specialist

    Job Summary
    The Fessenden School seeks a full-time Learning Resources Teacher (Grades 2-7) and Lower School Reading Specialist (Grades 3-4). As the Learning Resources Teacher, the appropriate candidate will provide one-on-one remedial reading and writing support to individual boys in Grades 2–7. The Lower School Reading Specialist serves as an in-class reading teacher in Grades 3 and 4.

    Essential Functions
    • Meet with individual students in a tutorial setting for remedial reading and writing and/or curriculum and organizational support.
    • Administer standardized assessments such as the CTOPP, Woodcock-Johnson, and WIST; write testing reports that include an analysis of results and recommendations for remediation.
    • Design individualized lessons using a systematic, multisensory approach to teaching reading and writing, such as Orton-Gillingham or Wilson.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing.
    • Attend parent-teacher conferences for both individual students and any conferences deemed appropriate in grade-level classrooms.
    • Provide in-class literacy support three times per week in each Grade 3 section, as well as one Grade 4 section.
    • Collaborate with Lower School classroom teachers to support the literacy curriculum and efforts to differentiate literacy instruction.
    • Administer assessments as needed for at-risk students in the Lower School. Assessments would include the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System and DIBELS.
    • Incorporate educational technology in tutorial lessons and support technology use in the classroom.
    • Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of multicultural education.
    • Provide supervision at family-style lunch for both Middle School and Lower School on designated days.
    Salary and benefits package is very competitive. A master’s degree in special education or language and literacy development is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School. The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.

    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.
  • Lower School Physical Education Teacher

    Job Summary
    The Fessenden School is seeking a full-time Lower School Physical Education Teacher (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2). The successful candidate will teach physical education classes to Lower School students on a weekly basis. The Lower School Physical Education Teacher reports to and is evaluated by the Athletic Director and Lower School Head.

    Essential Functions
    • Develop lesson and unit plans and implement a physical education curriculum in Pre-K through Grade 2.
    • Order and maintain equipment in conjunction with teaching physical education classes.
    • Maintain performance checklists and write student physical education report card comments in accordance with the Lower School schedule.
    • Connect positively with a diverse community of students and faculty.
    • Embrace educational technology and its implementation in the classroom.
    • Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of multicultural education.
    • Establish a differentiated classroom based on the needs of all students.
    • Coach at least two seasons of Middle School or Upper School competitive sports.
    • Oversee Lower School lunch duties as needed.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in physical education
    • Experience teaching physical education at the elementary level
    Salary and benefits package is competitive. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School. The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.

    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.
  • Middle School Latin Teacher (Grades 5 and 6)

    Job Summary
    Fessenden seeks a full-time Middle School Latin Teacher (Grades 5 and 6). The successful candidate must have at least three years of experience teaching Latin to students of this age and should possess a passion to inspire and engage students in appreciating the history and culture of ancient Rome.

    Essential Functions
    • Teach four sections of Latin.
    • Collaborate with grade-level and department colleagues.
    • Contribute to project-based curriculum development at the department and division levels.
    • Connect positively with a diverse community of upper primary students and faculty.
    • Embrace educational technology and its implementation in the classroom.
    • Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of multicultural education.
    • Establish a differentiated classroom based on the needs of all students.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing.
    • Facilitate parent-teacher conferences twice a year.
    • Write thoughtful academic comments.
    • Serve as an advisor and club leader.
    • Coach at least two seasons of sports.
    • Oversee lunch, recess, and study halls as needed.
    An advanced degree is preferred but not required. The ability to teach French or Spanish is a bonus. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School.

    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.
  • Middle School Science Teacher (Grade 6)

    Job Summary
    Fessenden seeks a full-time Middle School Science Teacher (Grade 6). The successful candidate should possess a science education degree or an advanced science degree. This position requires at least three years of experience leading a middle school science classroom and developing science curricula, preferably in the life sciences.

    Essential Functions
    • Teach four sections of science.
    • Collaborate with grade-level and department colleagues.
    • Contribute to project-based curriculum development at the department and division levels.
    • Connect positively with a diverse community of Middle School (Grades 5 and 6) students and faculty.
    • Embrace educational technology and its implementation in the classroom.
    • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of multicultural education.
    • Establish a differentiated classroom based on the needs of all students.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing.
    • Facilitate parent-teacher conferences twice each year.
    • Write thoughtful academic comments.
    • Serve as an advisor or homeroom teacher.
    • Coach at least two seasons of sports.
    • Oversee lunch, recess, and study halls as needed.
    Residential housing may be available. Salary and benefits package is very competitive. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School.

    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.
  • Part-Time Athletic Trainer

    Job Summary
    The Fessenden School is seeking a part-time Athletic Trainer. The successful candidate is responsible for implementing and overseeing an athletic health care program (e.g., injury prevention, recognition, treatment, evaluation, and rehabilitation; referral of athletic injuries; follow-up evaluation and reconditioning; and education and counseling) for boys in Grades 5-9. The Athletic Trainer is responsible for managing the school's athletic training facility under the guidance of the Athletic Director.

    Essential Functions
    • Provide on-site injury assessment/treatment/rehabilitation/reconditioning for all Fessenden student-athletes in Grades 5-9. The Athletic Trainer is also responsible for making appropriate physician referrals.
    • Oversee all aspects of treatment and rehabilitation of our student-athletes.
    • Maintain a line of communication with the Health Center regarding athletic health care and recommended treatment/rehabilitation for all athletic injuries.
    • Oversee and coordinate the training in the fitness/weight room.
    • Assist the Athletic Department with various administrative tasks as needed.
    • Coordinate trainer coverage and communication plans for all home athletic games and tournaments.
    • Coordinate and institute concussion training and testing for all athletes and determine their return to play based on established protocol.
    • Coordinate CPR and concussion awareness training for all faculty and staff.
    • Oversee, maintain, and organize athletes’ medical forms and permission to treat forms in team medical kits.
    • Purchase and maintain medical supplies for the training room and first aid kits.
    • Maintain and adhere to a budget in relation to athletic training supplies.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in athletic training
    • ATC certification in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (required)
    • Experience in all facets of overseeing an athletic training program in a school setting
    Salary and benefits package is competitive. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School. The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.

    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.
  • Upper School English Teacher (Grades 7-9)

    Job Summary
    Fessenden seeks a full-time Upper School English Teacher (Grades 7-9). The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in English or related studies, and an advanced degree is preferred. This position requires at least three years of classroom teaching experience and familiarity with developing curricula.

    Essential Functions
    • Teach four sections of English.
    • Collaborate with grade-level and department colleagues.
    • Contribute to project-based curriculum development at the department and division levels.
    • Connect positively with a diverse community of Upper School students and faculty.
    • Embrace educational technology and its implementation in the classroom.
    • Demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of multicultural education.
    • Establish a differentiated classroom based on the needs of all students.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing.
    • Facilitate parent-teacher conferences twice per year.
    • Write thoughtful academic comments.
    • Serve as an advisor and club leader.
    • Coach at least two seasons of sports.
    • Oversee lunch, recess, and study halls as needed.
    Salary and benefits package is competitive. Housing may be available. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School.

    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.
  • Upper School History Teacher (Grades 7-9)

    Job Summary
    Fessenden seeks a full-time Upper School History Teacher (Grades 7-9). The successful candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree in history or social studies, and an advanced degree is preferred. This position requires at least five years of classroom teaching experience and familiarity with developing curriculum.

    Essential Functions
    • Teach four sections of history.
    • Collaborate with grade-level and department colleagues.
    • Contribute to project-based curriculum development at the department and division levels.
    • Connect positively with a diverse community of middle school students and faculty.
    • Embrace educational technology and its implementation in the classroom.
    • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of multicultural education.
    • Establish a differentiated classroom based on the needs of all students.
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing.
    • Facilitate parent-teacher conferences twice a year.
    • Write thoughtful academic comments.
    • Serve as an advisor and club leader.
    • Coach at least two seasons of sports.
    • Oversee lunch, recess, and study halls as needed.
    Salary and benefits package is very competitive. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Angela G. Garcia, Assistant Head of School.

    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.
  • 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
    Holidays
    Vacation
  • 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

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

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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