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Working at Groton

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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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  • Woodworking Teacher

    Groton School is seeking a woodworking teacher to begin in the fall of 2022. Groton has a long history of a woodworking shop, and the ideal candidate will carry on the tradition, guiding students to build furniture while including elements of design in the process.

    Woodworking is part of the Visual Arts Department, and the teacher will work with colleagues in the department. The teacher should also have a knowledge of and ability to maintain the tools in the shop. It is important that the teacher create a safe and inclusive working environment.

    This position does not include housing.
     
    Founded in 1884, Groton School is a diverse community devoted to inspiring lives of character, learning, leadership, and service. Three hundred eighty students in grades eight through twelve benefit from the guidance of more than ninety faculty members who live on a bucolic New England campus with world-class facilities, all less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Massachusetts.
     
    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.
     
    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and will require a background check.

    Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to candidates@groton.org. Please put "woodworking" in the subject line.
     
    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
     
  • Full-Time Licensed Mental Health Clinician (PhD, PsyD, LMHC, or LICSW)

    Groton School's Department of Counseling & Psychological Services is seeking a clinical therapist to join the department’s faculty. This person must be able to provide evidenced-based mental health counseling for a diverse population of upper-middle school and high school students. 

    As a full-time faculty member of the Counseling & Psychological Services Department, this clinician will be responsible for providing psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, and mental health outreach and educational services to enhance the psychological and emotional welfare of Groton students. 

    Clinical/Counseling responsibilities will include:
    • Assessing self-referred and school-referred students using evidence-based diagnostic techniques
    • Referring students to specialized care as necessary and appropriate
    • Providing crisis assessment and intervention for students 
    • Providing short-term and long-term individual psychotherapy to students, using evidence-based best practices
    • Providing culturally affirming counseling to historically marginalized groups, including students of color, LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive populations, and students of all abilities
    • Ensuring that clinical, consultative, and educational practices are sensitive to the needs and experiences of our diverse community, considering socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, and country of origin
    • Consulting with other Groton clinicians (e.g., the director of Health Services, nurses, physician) about emergency interventions whenever immediate safety and health concerns arise about students
    • Working collaboratively with internal teams and the wellness educator to address the health and wellness needs of students
    • Consulting with and providing support to parents, faculty, deans, and Health Services staff regarding individual students
    • Assisting with training and supervision of peer counselors
    • Being available for on-call duties, including some nights and weekends, as well as contributing to the community in additional capacities 
    Administrative responsibilities will include: 
    • Maintaining clear, accurate, and timely documentation in accordance with Groton data collection, record-keeping, and legal reporting obligations/requirements
    • Maintaining records on all clinical encounters using the Health Center’s electronic health record system
    In addition, the clinician will:
    • Provide consultation regarding adolescent development and mental health for a variety of Groton constituents, including students, parents, staff, and faculty
    • Maintain professional licensure in the State of Massachusetts.
    The ideal candidate will have:
    • A master's degree in psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, mental health counseling, or a strongly related discipline
    • A Ph.D. Ed.D ,or Psy.D.
    • A valid Massachusetts Psychology, LMFT, LMHC, or LCSW license; or be eligible for licensure within the first year of employment
    • An understanding of, ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, ability, religious, sexual orientation and gender identity backgrounds of boarding school students, faculty, and staff
    • Knowledge of applicable laws, standards, and ethics of professional conduct related to the independent practice of psychology, counseling, and related topics in health care
    • Recent professional clinical experience, preferably in a school setting, using brief treatment models
    • Experience in counseling students with a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic goals
    • Familiarity working in a high-paced environment with an adolescent population
    • Knowledge of solution-focused therapy with CBT and DBT training
    • Awareness of and commitment to the philosophy and objectives of independent school communities
    • Vision and energy to organize programs and outreach to enhance student success
    • Knowledge of electronic records systems
    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    Please email a resume to jobs@groton.org and put "mental health clinician" in the subject line. Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

    We are accepting applications through January 7, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.

    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. Questions should be directed to Ms. Rita Lalli at 978-448-7502 or fellows@groton.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

    Groton Schools seeks an assistant boys varsity basketball coach to assist the head coach with the basketball program.

    Reporting to the director of Athletics and the head coach, the assistant varsity basketball coach will help conduct practices, motivate students, instruct athletes in game strategies and techniques, and assist with day-to-day logistics and game statistical support.

    The position is for approximately 20 hours per week (Monday to Saturday, 3 to 4 hours per day) from late November to early March.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Assisting the head coach with instructing players in the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport
    • Organizing and directing individual and small-group practice activities/exercises, as directed by the head coach, and supervising athletes during practices and competition
    • Assessing players' skills, monitoring players during competition and practice, and keeping the head coach informed about students' athletic performance
    • Assisting with game strategy
    • Modeling sportsmanship and emphasizing appropriate conduct toward players, opponents, officials, and spectators
    • Modeling non-discriminatory practices in all activities
    • Collaborating with co-workers, in conjunction with other departments
    • Traveling with the team to away games
    • Helping with end-of-season player comment writing, as well as awards
    Qualifications: 

    • Up-to-date CPR certification
    • Two or more years of coaching experience
    • Excellent knowledge of basketball and skill with analysis and techniques
    • Strong motivational and communication skills
    • An inclusive approach to teaching and educating
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide array of constituents (students, coaches, staff, faculty, health care providers)
    • An ability to keep high-stress moments in perspective
    Experience playing basketball at the collegiate level is a plus.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and will require a background check.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference "Assistant Basketball Coach" in the subject line. Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Part-Time Campus Safety Officer

    The Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking a campus safety officer to work Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    Applicants must possess a valid and clean Massachusetts driver’s license and First Responder/CPR training. Applicants will be required to successfully complete a physical ability test and will undergo a full background check.

    The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and very good interpersonal skills, for performing work duties among students, faculty, staff, and guests on campus. Snow shoveling and occasional
    heavy lifting are required.

    One to three years of experience in school or campus safety, law
    enforcement, military police training, or correctional officer training are required.

    If you are a team player and interested in being part of a diverse and busy work environment, please send your resume to jobs@groton.org and put “Safety Officer” in the subject line.

    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and will require a background check.

    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Program Coordinator, Spiritual Life

    Groton School is seeking a part-time program coordinator to assist the school chaplain and director of Spiritual Life. The program coordinator will ensure timely preparation for all programs and events, and will coordinate Spiritual Life team members, program participants, and campus personnel who support the programs on an ongoing basis.

    Tasks will include producing and printing service leaflets and programs; handling inventory and ordering of supplies; and managing check requests and reimbursements, calendars, rosters, event set-up, work requests with other offices, and additional clerical and related duties.

    The program coordinator position is 10-12 hours per week, 10 months per year, and requires some availability on weekends. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, facility with computer software programs, attention to detail, and respect for confidentiality are all required skills. 
     
    As a school in the Episcopal tradition, Groton School engages all students in daily weekday community Chapel services as well as weekend spiritual practices that reflect the religious affiliations of a diverse student body. The Spiritual Life program, central to the school's identity, reflects the Episcopal tradition and its embrace of pluralism, encompassing student groups that participate in Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim, as well as Episcopal services. The program complements Groton School's priorities of inclusion and belonging.  
     
    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.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@groton.org. Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
     
     
     
  • Head Varsity Swimming Coach

    Groton School is looking for a head varsity swimming coach to work approximately 20 hours per week during the winter season, which runs from late November through early March. The hours will vary
    based on practice and meet times.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • operating swim programs, including supervising, instructing, and coaching all students
    • organizing home swim meets and traveling to away meets
    • organizing and communicating with all members of the Groton School community
    Candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, and prepared to work with adolescent swimmers of all abilities. Required qualifications:
    • current up-to-date professional certification, including CPR, AED, water safety, first aid
    • two or more years experience working in an aquatic setting
    • a valid driver’s license
    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and will require a background check.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference "Swimming Coach" in the subject line.
  • Part-time Medical Chaperone

    Groton School is seeking part-time medical chaperones to transport students to off-campus appointments.
     
    These are on-call positions during the Groton School academic year (early September through June).  
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Driving students to and from off-campus medical and behavioral health visits (in areas including, but not limited to, Boston and Manchester, NH).
    Requirements:
    • A valid driver’s license and a good driving record
    • A clean and reliable passenger vehicle 
    • Evidence of adequate liability and collision automobile insurance
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Knowledge of adolescent issues and basic familiarity with the health care environment are helpful.
    Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and will require a background check.
     
    Please send your resume to jobs@groton.org with Medical Chaperone in the subject line.
     
    Groton School is an equal opportunity employer

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.