Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

Why Work At Rectory?

Ask anyone who works at Rectory, and you'll find a person happy to be part of a thriving, vital place of learning that makes the difference in young people's lives. Maybe it's time for you to be part of our community. Please respond by email or letter to the contact names listed for each position.

Miss Blakelock talking to Jay about his clay mask project.
Mr. Campbell looks over secondary school options with Zach.
Miss Slocum works with her 8th-grade class.

School Profile

Rectory School was founded in 1920 when the Reverend and Mrs. Frank H. Bigelow sought to create an individualized learning program for their son, John. The benchmark program, IIP, has developed into a distinct advantage of a Rectory education. Rectory has the capacity to meet the educational needs and aspirations of a wide range of students – from strong traditional learners to those who have inquisitive minds but need more academic support.

Rectory School’s 138-acre rural campus provides a scenic and secure home to approximately 270 students covering the ages from Pre-K to 9th grade. Rectory is a coeducational institution at all levels. The 5th – 9th grade junior school has approximately 210 students 145 of which are boarding students. These students come to Rectory from all around the United States and from nine different countries. The average class size is 10, and the student teacher ratio is 4:1.

RECTORY'S INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION PROGRAM (IIP) celebrates the uniqueness of each person. A pioneer among junior boarding schools in individualizing instruction, Rectory has provided our students with one-to-one instruction as an integral part of our educational milieu since our founding in 1920. Rectory's IIP is designed to address a range of academic needs (remediation and enrichment) with seamless integration into the academic day. Ask any Rectory student and learn the importance that he or she places on the relationship built between tutor and tutee. 

Application for Employment

Rectory School is enriched by the diversity of its members. The School recognizes and respects individual differences in background and, except in cases of a bona fide occupational need, or as otherwise permitted or required by law, does not discriminate in any of its employment policies or practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression other protected classes recognized by applicable federal and state laws.

Opportunities for Employment

Middle School Tutor

Rectory School has an opening for a full-time Tutor in our middle school (grades 5-9) Individualized Instruction Program (IIP). In addition to tutoring and coaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is expected to serve as a dorm parent in one of the school residences. A desire to work with middle school students is essential. Experience with student-centered teaching and having experience working with students with specific learning differences is preferred. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one and small-group support/instruction for students.
  • Make regular assessments of student achievement and progress.
  • Report regularly on student achievement and progress.
  • Meet with individual parents as necessary to discuss the progress of their children.
  • Assist with the writing of individual learning plans that will target pupils’ specific curricular/learning needs.
  • Support teachers with learning support and assessment accommodations.
  • Develop and maintain communication and documentation protocols related to learning support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, admin, and parents.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.

Please email cover letter, resume and three references to Diana Richardson, Assistant to the Headmaster at email address drichardson@rectoryschool.org.

Associate Director of Communications

The Associate Director of Communications will be responsible for executing the School’s social media strategy, contributing to print and electronic publications, and assisting with the maintenance of the School’s website. This position requires energy and creativity in order to produce content that will engage multiple audiences. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director of Communications is responsible for creating and deploying deliverables designed to boost brand awareness, cultivate community, and deepen alumni engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • With the Director of Communications, develop the School’s strategic social media and digital initiatives.
  • Oversee and maintain activity on Rectory’s social media channels.
  • Create and catalog photography that showcases all facets of school life.
  • Serve as the School photographer for all major on-campus school events.
  • Produce and edit videos that can be used on social media and on the School’s website.
  • Contribute content to the School’s publications, including managing the production of RECollections (the bi-weekly e-newsletter to parents) and the School’s annual magazine The Rectory News.
  • Maintain common editorial and graphic standards across school publications for branding reputation and integrity. 
  • Assist with media relations, including writing and distributing press releases, and cultivating relations with local media. 
  • Learn different features of the School’s website in order to help maintain and post communications to constituents.
  • Assist with other communications projects, as needed, including with projects associated with the School’s upcoming Centennial celebration.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three years of experience in marketing, communications, or public relations is desired;
  • Superb skills in writing and publication design;
  • Bachelors degree; and
  • Experience in independent schools preferred.

Compensation

Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

Interested parties are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, personal statement and at least three references along with contact information. (Email submissions preferred.)

Mrs. Diana Richardson
drichardson@rectoryschool.org
Assistant to the Headmaster
Rectory School
528 Pomfret Street
P. O. Box 68
Pomfret, CT 06258

Any offer of employment with Rectory School is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug test in accordance with company policy.