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.

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

Development Associate

The Development Associate provides foundational support for all Development activities and is responsible for all gift processing and proactively identifying, researching, and analyzing potential donors to support the fundraising objectives of Rectory School.


  • Inputting all gifts into the database and providing timely and accurate donor acknowledgment letters.
  • Generating database reports for internal and external sources.
  • Work with the Business Office to regularly reconcile gift revenue and pledge receivables recorded in the database with the general ledger and prepare reports for the Business Office as requested.
  • Inputting and reconciling all expenses into the Development Office’s budget.
  • Outreach to various departments to make sure the development office is up-to-date on school-wide news and information.
  • Assisting with communications/marketing tasks, including compiling annual report materials and general marketing information for publications.
  • Research individuals​, corporations, and foundations​ to determine gift potential and volunteer interests.
    Collaborate regularly with various Development staff members to provide timely and appropriate support for their managed prospect portfolios.
    Maintain the integrity of the data within Rectory’s database by updating records with the appropriate information provided in an accurate and timely fashion.
    Support development staff in the creation and distribution of donor lists for all internal and external communications.Assisting with general administrative tasks such as greeting visitors, answering the phone, ordering supplies, etc.
    Assist in departmental special projects as needed and perform other duties as required.

  • Experience

  •  Gift entry experience in a fundraising database or platform a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Google Business Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks both independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Effective time management and project management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all School constituent groups including employees, students, alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the School.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems creatively, manage confidential information, and navigate sensitive situations with skill and care.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Freddy Nagle, Director of Development via email: ​


Position Overview

The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related structures. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This position works with the Director of Technology and Department Leads to define needed, benefits and technical strategy. Part of this position’s role is to install, configure, and maintain desktops, tablets, laptops, peripheral equipment, and software. Additionally, the SA oversees and contributes to Help Desk operations in an effort to ensure courteous, timely, and effective resolutions of end user issues. Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

Responsibilities include the following:

SA Engineering and Provisioning
  • Engineering of SA related solutions for various project and operational needs.
    Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and operational requirements.
    Evaluate hardware and software for classroom or administrative needs.
    Remain current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, telecommunications, training and maintenance.
    Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
    Contribute to and maintain system standards.
    Assure the health and effective operations of the School’s network and support infrastructure (ex. fiber optics, T- I line, classroom connections.) including hardware (network, server, classroom, computer lab, administrative, and laptop computers), Intranet, Internet connection, website, and software (virus control, software coordinator, software support, etc.).

Customer Support
  • Provide technical documentation regarding hardware usage, software applications, computer technology and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom.
    Oversee and contribute to Help Desk operations to ensure courteous, timely, and effective resolutions of end user issues.
    Supply tech support needed for after-hours School events (Concerts, Fall Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Board meetings, etc.).
    Provide on-call tech support as needed.

Strategic Operations
  • Work with the Facilities Committee, the Headmaster, the Director of Innovation, and other school administrators in the long range planning, facilities design, school construction issues, and budgeting with regards to technology.
    Support the Director of Technology in the development, monitoring, and periodic evaluation of a five-year technology plan for Rectory.
    Work with the Director of Technology to establish system-wide software and hardware standards, requirements and specifications.
    Coordinate, evaluate, and recommend hardware and software purchases and replacement. Prepare proposals and solicits bids for system technology needs.
    Consult with administrators and teachers to define equipment and training needs.

Other Duties
  • Manage vendor relationships, including maintenance, hardware and software upgrades, and ongoing development work with the system and users.
    Develop, update, and maintain the School's inventory of hardware and software.
    Develop and maintain relationships with other area schools, school technology, and other relevant sources.
    Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology

Technical Skills
  • Network design and optimization
    Network monitoring and troubleshooting
    Management of wireless technologies
    Managing firewalls and spam filters
    Imaging software and deployment
    Closed circuit camera security systems
    Basic programming skills
    Networking printers
    UPS Systems
    VMware virtual environments
    OS X and Windows Servers
    Backup disaster implementation
    Manage and maintain voice and data network infrastructure
    Experience with cloud based services
    Experience with Google, PC and Apple platforms

  • MS Office
    Google Suite
    Sophos Antivirus
    Various education-based software


  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (or equivalent experience).
    At least 3 years experience in technology-related work, preferably academic technology.
    An ability to work in a collaborative, efficient, collegial work team.  
    Professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position.
    Client-support based philosophy.
    Strong organizational skills.
    School-centered, service-oriented disposition.
    The ability to communicate clearly in written and oral forms with a diversity of constituents.
    Must be able to lift & move computer equipment up to 50 pounds.

Interested parties are asked to email a resume, cover letter, and at least three references along with contact information to:

Mrs. Diana Richardson, Assistant to the Headmaster


Wrestling Coach (Winter Term)

We are seeking an experienced Wrestling Coach for the upcoming winter season. Our wrestling team is made up of 5th-9th graders with varying amounts of experience. The team practices from 2:30-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday when School is in session.

The candidate should be available from November 12-February 26. The team will not practice from November 20-26 during their Thanksgiving break or from December 13-January 2 during their holiday break. 

For more information, contact:
Mike Healy, Athletic Director
Phone: 860-928-1045

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.