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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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  • Mathematics Teacher

    Groton School seeks a full-time faculty member with a strong background in statistics to teach mathematics. Responsibilities will include teaching four courses of math (including at least two sections of AP Statistics), in collaboration with other experienced members of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Qualified candidates will have prior teaching experience and be able to teach various levels in a math program that begins at Algebra 1 and continues through Multivariable Calculus and specialized tutorials. Experience with programming and computer science is a plus, but not required.

    Faculty members are also expected to contribute to the extracurricular life of the school and share some dormitory and residential school responsibilities. Qualifications, therefore, include a demonstrated interest in coaching or coordinating extracurricular activities and a willingness to fulfill evening and weekend duties.

    Teachers are provided with living quarters, meals in the school Dining Hall, utilities (except for telephone), and medical insurance.

    Founded in 1884, Groton School devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. 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.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to candidates@groton.org. Please reference “math” 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.

    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 10, 2020. Questions should be directed to Ms. Rita Lalli at 978-448-7502 or fellows@groton.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Assistant Track and Field Coach

    Reporting to the athletic director and the varsity head coach, the assistant track and field coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in organizing the track and field program, conducting practices, motivating students, instructing student-athletes in strategies and techniques, helping with day-to-day logistics, and offering game-day statistical support.

    Working up to 20 hours a week, the assistant coach will have the following responsibilities:
    • Assisting the head track and field coach in instructing athletes on the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport; assisting with supervision of athletes during practices and competition.
    • Organizing and directing individual and small group practice activities/exercises, as directed by the head track and field coach
    • Assessing athlete’s skills, monitoring players during competition and practice, and keeping the head track and field coach informed of students’ athletic performance
    • Assisting with meet strategy
    • Following established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury
    • Modeling sportsmanship and maintaining appropriate conduct toward athletes, opponents, officials, and spectators; modeling nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
    • Performing all tasks within the rules and guidelines of the school’s safety program
    • Collaborating with co-workers, at times in conjunction with other departments
    • Traveling with team to away meets
    • Helping with end-of-season player comment writing and awards; assisting the head coach with submission of a list of award winners at the end of the season
    • Possible help with keeping team page results/highlights current on school web page
    • Additional duties as assigned by supervisors
    Qualifications:
    • Up-to-date CPR certification
    • Two or more years of coaching experience
    • Excellent knowledge of track and field and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of the sport
    • Strong motivational and communication skills
    • 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).
    • Ability to keep high-stress moments in healthy perspective
    • Desire and openness to develop and grow as a professional
    • A positive attitude
    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.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference “assistant track coach” in the subject line.
  • Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach

    Reporting to the athletic director and the varsity head coach, the assistant varsity baseball coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in organizing the baseball program, conducting practices, motivating students, instructing student-athletes in strategies and techniques, helping with day-to-day logistics, and offering game-day statistical support.
     
    Working up to 20 hours a week, the assistant coach will have the following responsibilities:
    • Assisting the head baseball coach in instructing athletes on the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport; assisting with supervision of athletes during practices and competition.
    • Organizing and directing individual and small group practice activities/exercises, as directed by the head baseball coach
    • Assessing athlete’s skills, monitoring players during competition and practice, and keeping the head baseball coach informed of students’ athletic performance
    • Assisting with game strategy
    • Following established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury
    • Modeling sportsmanship and maintaining appropriate conduct toward athletes, opponents, officials, and spectators; modeling nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
    • Performing all tasks within the rules and guidelines of the school’s safety program
    • Collaborating with co-workers, at times in conjunction with other departments
    • Traveling with team to away meets
    • Helping with end-of-season player comment writing and awards; assisting the head coach with submission of a list of award winners at the end of the season
    • Possible help with keeping team page results/highlights current on school web page
    • Additional duties as assigned by supervisors
    Qualifications:
    • Up-to-date CPR certification
    • Two or more years of coaching experience
    • Excellent knowledge of baseball and teaching skills in analysis and techniques of the sport
    • Strong motivational and communication skills
    • 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).
    • Ability to keep high-stress moments in healthy perspective
    • Desire and openness to develop and grow as a professional
    • A positive attitude
    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.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@groton.org and reference “assistant baseball coach” in the subject line.
  • Human Resources Director

    Groton School, one of the world's top boarding schools, educates students in grades 8–12 on a beautiful campus less than an hour from Boston. In 1884, when Endicott Peabody founded Groton School, he modeled it on the best attributes of a family. Groton today remains committed to Peabody's emphasis on a close-knit and caring community that teaches values, character, and leadership along with rigorous academic work. Groton is guided by the ideals in its mission statement: To inspire lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. Under the guidance of Headmaster Temba Maqubela, Groton School has become a recognized leader in access and affordability among independent schools.

    Groton is committed to helping students thrive after they arrive. The intentionally small community of 380 students means that every student is known by faculty, who are dedicated to helping students reach their academic potential while also caring for their growth, development, and well-being. Groton considers its diverse student body integral to a complete education. When classmates, dormmates, teammates, and friends come from thirty-two states and twenty-one countries, and from varying backgrounds and perspectives, some of the most mind-broadening education for Groton students comes from interaction with their peers. 
     
    The Position
    Reporting to the chief financial officer, the human resources director is responsible for overseeing and implementing human resources policies and procedures to ensure that the school’s mission is upheld in its practices and people. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record as a human resources professional, with hands-on expertise in relationship management—both internally with faculty and staff colleagues and externally with candidates and vendors—and success in implementing and managing human resources best practices.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Support the strategic goals of the school by managing the human resources functions in ways that promote the school’s values and contribute to a diverse, inclusive, and supportive school community and climate
    • Design and implement hiring and onboarding procedures that best fit Groton’s mission and conform with human resources best practices; lead and manage the hiring process for members of the staff and non-teaching faculty
    • Assist school leadership in salary planning and budgets; complete salary and benefits surveys and analyses as appropriate
    • Serve as the primary school contact with benefits vendors; review and manage plan design, benefits enrollment processes, reporting requirements, and documentation
    • Review all leave plans so they are consistent with Groton’s mission and employee needs; manage workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, Massachusetts PFML, and other leaves, respecting both the needs of the employee and those of the school
    • Supervise, mentor, and work collaboratively with the payroll & benefits coordinator
    • Oversee and review the bi-weekly payroll for accuracy; ensure compliance with payroll laws and regulations, including the ACA; oversee the time-keeping process across campus
    • Identify and implement ways in which using additional modules of the Paylocity HRIS software can improve human resources operations and employee services
    • Ensure timely and accurate compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations governing human resources, including filing required government reports, forms, and surveys
    • Update personnel policies and procedures; continuously improve the Employee Handbook
    • Manage the performance review process for all staff and non-teaching faculty; provide manager training and support; serve as a resource for managers supervising employees with performance and/or employee relations issues; document all matters as appropriate
    • Provide education in human resources best practices for managers and supervisors; serve as a role model by demonstrating professionalism and respect for all members of the Groton community
    • Provide risk management support in the event of employee claims; conduct investigations and write reports as appropriate
    • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to introduce best practices and effect continual improvements in the efficiency of the department and services performed
    • Help manage risk by being attentive to the intersections between the school’s risk management program, its insurances, and defined employee responsibilities
    • Other duties as assigned
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred, as is a PHR or SPHR certification
    • 10 years of progressively responsible human resources experience, including at least five years of supervisory experience
    • A subject matter expert, demonstrating current and deep knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, trends, best practices, and new developments in field
    • Self-starter with creativity, initiative, and excellent problem-solving skills
    • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the school community and a well-developed collaborative work style
    • HRIS and Excel expertise; Paylocity experience a plus
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly and regularly adjust strategy based on the school’s needs
    • An independent and strategic thinker capable of understanding the full scope of projects while seeing individual tasks through to completion
    • Project-oriented, able to handle several tasks simultaneously, and with an ability to prioritize multiple tasks under pressure while managing deadlines
    • A strong commitment to education generally; understanding of secondary schools a plus
    • A positive outlook, strong emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor
    • Absolute integrity and confidentiality, coupled with an extraordinary work ethic
    • Ability to pass a background check
    To Apply
     
    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.
     
    To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Debbie Andrews at deborahtandrews@comcast.net.
  • Part-Time Registered Nurse

    Groton School is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse to beginning 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.