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Working at Groton

Working at Groton School means entering a close community that is dedicated to nurturing students in grades eight through 12 and preparing them, as the School’s founder Rev. Endicott Peabody said, for “the active work of life.” Groton School provides competitive salaries and an appealing benefit package to a diverse workforce of faculty and staff.

Faculty Positions

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Teaching Fellow Program

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  • Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program

    Groton School, a coeducational boarding school in Groton, Massachusetts, welcomes applicants to the Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program. This program serves recent college graduates interested in working under supervision to develop the varied skills required of secondary boarding school teachers. The program offers as wide an exposure as possible to all aspects of boarding school life.

    The teaching fellow's responsibilities will include teaching two classes under the supervision of an experienced member of the department as well as observation of other classes. The fields open to fellows are English, History, Mathematics, Classics, French, Spanish, Chinese, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion, and the Arts (not Art History), but the departments with openings vary from year to year. Openings will be listed on this page. Fellows also help coach athletics during at least two but preferably three seasons, assist in dormitory supervision one or two evenings per week and every fourth Saturday evening (or as needed), and participate in other areas of school life commensurate with their interests and talents.

    Teaching fellow appointments are one-year, salaried positions. Also provided are living quarters, meals in the school's Dining Hall, and full utilities, except for telephone. Medical insurance is offered, with recipients paying a small percentage of the premium for the plan chosen.

    College seniors and recent graduates interested in applying for the Fellows program should submit a cover letter; a resume indicating education, previous employment, interests, and athletic experience; a copy of their college transcript; and three letters of recommendation to the Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program, Groton School, 282 Farmers Row, P.O. Box 991, Groton, MA 01450-0991, before January 8, 2021. Questions should be directed to Ms. Rita Lalli at 978-448-7502 or fellows@groton.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Groton School is seeking a part-time strength and conditioning coach to craft a training curriculum, assess athletes, educate coaches, supervise conditioning classes, meet and collaborate regularly with coaches and athletic training staff, and work to rehabilitate injured athletes. The strength and conditioning coach will work closely with the director of Sports Medicine in enforcing departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines and will report to the Director of Athletics.

    Groton School is a coeducational boarding school offering athletic competition at various levels through forty-four athletic teams. The strength and conditioning coach’s typical work week will be 20–25 hours.

    Programmatic goals should revolve around three components: improving athletic performance, reducing injuries, and cultivating a life-long appreciation for health and fitness.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Instruct and monitor students on strength and conditioning exercises
    • Instruct the after-school strength and conditioning program
    • Work with interscholastic teams to develop injury prevention and strength programs
    • Provide education and serve as a resource for students and the Groton community on strength and conditioning as well as wellness
    • Provide and implement individualized programs for students upon request
    • Establish and reinforce rules and procedures for safe operation of the facility and equipment
    • Provide daily maintenance of the fitness center and cardio room 
    • Assist in long-range planning and maintenance of the fitness center and cardio room

    Position Requirements:
    • Undergraduate degree 
    • 1–3 years experience working as a strength and conditioning specialist
    • Certification in strength and conditioning (CSCS) preferred
    • CPR/AED certification
    • Experience working in independent schools or with adolescents preferred

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Director of Human Resources Peter McGillicuddy at
    jobs@groton.org.

    Groton School’s mission is to inspire lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. Founded in 1884, Groton School is a coeducational, primarily boarding school of 380 students. 

    Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and seeks employees who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to a diverse school community. The school complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. Groton School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Groton School is seeking an assistant athletic trainer to provide evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for student injuries and immediate emergency care during athletic practices and competitions. The assistant trainer will work closely with the director of Sports Medicine in enforcing departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines and will report to the director of Athletics.
     
    Groton School is a coeducational boarding school offering athletic competition at various levels through forty-four athletic teams. The assistant athletic trainer's typical work week will be 35–40 hours. Some travel to away contests may be required once interscholastic play (suspended due to the pandemic) resumes.
     
    Other responsibilities for this staff position will include, but are not limited to:
     
    • Assisting the director of Sports Medicine with planning, organizing, directing, and executing programs associated injury prevention
    • Providing education and serving as a resource for the Groton community on injury/illness prevention and wellness
    • Assisting with fitting of protective athletic gear
       
    • Providing respectful communication, within limits of confidentiality, on students' health matters to coaches, parents, health care providers, and school administrators, as needed
       
    • Maintaining complete and accurate records of athletic training services provided and pertinent medical data
    • Helping students safely return to physical activity after a concussion
    • Helping to maintain the athletic training room
    • Scheduling and transporting students to orthopedic appointments in collaboration with the Health Center 
    • Collaborating with the wellness coordinator

    Requirements:
    • Undergraduate degree 
    • NAT-BOC certification and MA state license or the ability to obtain prior to hiring
    • CPR/AED certification
    • Experience, preferably working in independent schools or with adolescents in an educational setting

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Director of Human Resources Peter McGillicuddy at jobs@groton.org.
     
    Groton School's mission is to inspire lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. Founded in 1884, Groton School is a coeducational, primarily boarding school of 370 students. 

    Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and seeks employees who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to a diverse school community. The School complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. Groton School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
  • Part-Time Registered Nurse

    Groton School is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse to begin immediately. Working hours will be Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., every other weekend. This is a part-time position offering no benefits. The ideal candidates will have experience working with adolescents in an office, urgent care, emergency room, or school setting, or have other relevant nursing experience.

    Job responsibilities include first aid, assessment, and prescribed treatment of illness and injury, medication administration, triage, emergency response, and electronic medical documentation in a school setting. Candidates should have a Bachelor's in Nursing with current Massachusetts RN license, a minimum of three years of nursing experience, and excellent communication skills.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference RN in the subject line.

Become Part of Groton's Vision


A coeducational, primarily residential school of 383 students, Groton sets for its students the highest standards of academic achievement, intellectual growth, ethical awareness and behavior, sportsmanship, athletic endeavor, and service to others.

The school takes leadership seriously, and our concern for character is a point of distinction. Our mission goes well beyond preparing students for college, instead aiming to provide an experience that addresses students' growth and maturity. With a balance of tradition and innovation, Groton provides exceptional opportunities to deserving students from diverse social, geographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and accepts students without regard to their families' ability to pay tuition.
 
If you are applying to become a member of Groton’s faculty, you should understand that Groton believes it is essential that teachers take part in students' lives. Groton's faculty does what the best faculties do: it builds student-teacher relationships that reach beyond the classroom and affirm and nurture the spirit while challenging the mind. Faculty members are expected to fulfill the founding vision that they take up the teaching profession as "their life's work."

An inclusive, tight-knit community, the Groton faculty is dedicated to inspiring student lives of character, learning, leadership, and service.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and seeks employees who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to a diverse school community. The School complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. Groton School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.