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Fryeburg Academy, located in Maine, is a private boarding and day school serving grades 9-12, and a Post-Graduate year. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.
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Employment

Required: A strong belief in independent education, and in particular, the mission of Fryeburg Academy.

Employment at the Academy is for those who will join us in striving to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and working towards preparing students for responsible citizenship. We seek capable, well-qualified employees who will work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards.

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  • Admission Associate and Director of Summer Programs

    Position Opening:  Admission Associate and Director of Summer Programs

    Fryeburg Academy’s Office of Admission is responsible for the school’s enrollment planning and its recruitment of residential and commuting day students. An associate position within this office requires the ability to communicate Fryeburg Academy’s central mission and its unique array of educational opportunities to prospective families, placement professionals, and feeder schools in a variety of situations on campus, around the country, and around the world.  As a member of the admission team, an associate participates in office operations throughout the admission cycle, as well as in cultivating relationships with current students and families. In addition to admission responsibilities, this individual will serve as the Director of Summer Programs, overseeing the development and management of all program offerings as well as summer programs’ financial and marketing operations. The Director of Summer Programs serves as the point of contact for all communications regarding summer programs and facility rentals. This position reports to the Associate Head of School (AHOS)

    Specific duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:
    Admissions:
    • Meet prospective students and their families. Learn candidates’ strengths, weaknesses, interests, and academic aptitude. Share information about Fryeburg Academy.
    • Read applications. Provide evaluation of applicant credentials. Present and serve on the Admission Committee, as well as the Financial Aid Committee.
    • Conduct both in-person and Zoom interviews 
    • Follow up with families, students, educators, consultants, and school personnel in a timely manner through electronic, hand-written, & telephone forms of communication. Formulate and enhance relationships within these various constituencies.
    • Promote Fryeburg Academy to prospective families, feeder schools, educational consultants, and referral organizations both internationally and domestically. Plan admission trips, present at conferences and fairs, engage in a significant amount of international travel. 
    • Provide assistance with day-to-day office tasks as needed, including answering phones, responding to electronic communications, and aiding in mailings.
    • Assist in the planning and execution of all Admission events
    • Collaborate with admission team to optimize the admission experience for prospective students and families, maximizing the conversion of admission-appropriate students from inquiry through yield

    Summer Programs:
    • Plan, direct, and supervise all summer programs and summer programs staff.
    • Organize and carry out marketing in conjunction with the Associate Head of School (AHOS) and the Director of Communications to recruit students to participate in summer programs.
    • Create and maintain program budget. Oversee the financial operation of programs in conjunction with the Business Office and the AHOS.
    • Recruit prospective summer program teachers and staff; manage all summer hiring, staff evaluation, and retention measures.
    • Serve as the primary contact for parent and student inquiries related to summer programs. Develop and maintain partnerships with vendors in the offering of summer programming.
    • Create short and long-term goals for summer programs, including ongoing year-to-year comparisons and strategic planning.
    • Envision new, creative summer programming and maintain a working knowledge of the summer programs industry.
    • Serve as the admissions counselor for prospective families.
    • Assist with hosting admissions events. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifying Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience in a boarding/day-and-boarding school admission office and/or summer camps preferred
    • Experience in working, traveling, or living internationally is strongly preferred

    Κnowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Sociable desire for regular and visible involvement in life of the school
    • Excellent organizational skills; ability to balance office duties and timelines
    • Commitment to office team processes
     
    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Biology Teacher and STEM Tutorial Support

    Fryeburg Academy, a 590-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an outstanding science teacher who prizes hard work and professionalism and who seeks instructional training and mentoring. The successful candidate will assume duties in August 2022. This position involves teaching three sections of Biology as well working as a part-time STEM tutor in our Learning Support Center, so relevant content-area major or comparable experience in Biology is a must. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a range of academic interests and skills. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and developed, varied strategies for teaching biology, including organizing and labs. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Ability to work with, encourage, and inspire students to seek continuous growth
    • Ability and desire to innovate in the classroom
    • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
    • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter
    • Understanding of how students learn and best pedagogical practices in biology and general science
    • A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 8-12 students for their four years of high school.

    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Chemistry Teacher

    Position Opening: Chemistry Teacher
    Fryeburg Academy, a 590-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative chemistry teacher beginning late August 2022. This full-time position involves teaching five classes of Chemistry including Honors-level and AP sections. Candidates must have a highly developed knowledge of chemistry and biology, and be proficient in running chemistry labs. The successful candidate will demonstrate the enthusiastic ability to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a diverse range of academic interests and skills.

    Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and developed, varied strategies for teaching chemistry. Fryeburg faculty have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program and extracurricular offerings. The Academy is therefore looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Ability to work with, encourage, and inspire students to seek continuous growth
    • Ability and desire to innovate in the classroom
    • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
    • Outstanding knowledge of chemistry subject matter
    • Understanding of how students learn and best pedagogical practices in chemistry
    • A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 8-12 students for their four years of high school.

    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Director of Admission

    Position Opening: Director of Admission
    Fryeburg Academy’s Office of Admission is responsible for the school’s enrollment planning and recruitment of residential and commuting day students. The Director of Admission must be a strategic thinker who can communicate Fryeburg Academy’s central mission and the unique array of educational opportunities that it affords; maintain and build on current success and existing markets while developing connections with and tailoring message for new ones; have experience in analyzing all relevant admissions cycle data as part of the operation’s planning and marketing design; employ effective, resourceful practices in financial aid decision-making; engage colleagues in ongoing admissions-related dialogue and activities; cultivate productive relationships with students, families, feeder and peer schools, and school placement
    Professionals. As a leader of the admission team, the director participates in office operations throughout the admission cycle, as well as in the ongoing cultivation of relationships with current students and families.

    The Director of Admission travels extensively, oversees a staff of two to three, and reports to the Associate Head of School(AHOS). The primary responsibility of the Director is to meet the multi-year enrollment goals established by school leadership by developing an annual recruitment strategy.

    Specific duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:
    Admissions:
    • Collaborate with the Head of School and AHOS  in developing and  articulating longer-term enrollment goals and objectives; track relevant demographic information and trends
    • Meet prospective students and their families. Learn of a candidate's strengths, weaknesses, interests, and academic aptitude. Share information about Fryeburg Academy.
    • Read applications and supporting materials. Provide evaluation of applicant credentials. Lead the admission Committee, as well as Financial Aid Committee.
    • Promote Fryeburg Academy to prospective families, feeder schools, educational consultants, and referral organizations both internationally and domestically. Plan trips, present at conferences and fairs. Engage in a significant amount of international travel. 
    • Assist in the planning and execution of all Admission events (examples include and are not limited to Open House, FAM Tours, Informational Sessions, etc.).
    • Conduct both in-person and Skype interviews 
    • Collaborate with admission team to optimize the admission experience for prospective students and families, maximizing the conversion of admission-appropriate students from inquiry through yield
    • Follow up with families, students, educators, consultants, and school personnel in a timely manner through electronic, hand-written, & telephone forms of communication. Formulate and enhance relationships within these various constituencies.
    • Collaborate with the Communications Director to ensure the admissions marketing materials are highly effective and updated as needed
    • Ensure successful execution of the Daniel Webster Society and tour program.
    • Ensure compliance with SEVIS and all I-20 Visa documents. 

    Qualifying Education and Experience
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • 7-10 years of teaching and/or administrative service in a school setting, with developed experience in a boarding/day-and-boarding school admission office

    Κnowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Excellent organizational and managerial skills; ability to balance office duties and timelines
    • Commitment to office team processes
    • Ability to think analytically and strategically
    • Affinity for travel

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Facilities and Maintenance Technician 

    The Facilities and Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting the Facilities and Maintenance Department with maintenance services at Fryeburg Academy. They should take pride in being a part of Fryeburg Academy by working to ensure our buildings and grounds are representative of our strong community and academic presence. The Facilities and Maintenance Technician reports to the Facilities and Maintenance Director and/or Assistant Director. 

    Specific duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:
    • Support the maintenance department in keeping a safe and clean campus facility for our staff, students and community
    • Possess a basic understanding of general building and/or grounds maintenance
    • Drive students to appointments as necessary and assist in airport transportation on school breaks
    • Snow Removal. Responsible for assisting in cleanup of school grounds during and after snow events. 
    • Ability to work in a group and/or independently to complete a project or task
    • Attention to detail to ensure the task is completed accurately and in a timely manner
    • React positively to change and have the ability to prioritize tasks
    • Adhere to proper methods of lifting, moving, stacking tools equipment and materials
    • Have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds
    • Work in both indoor and outdoor settings in varying weather conditions
    • May be required to stand, bend, kneel or crawl to access areas requiring repair or maintenance
    • Occasional exposure to bodily fluids and chemicals. FA will provide training, equipment and protection necessary in these instances 
    • The ideal candidate will have have an interest in learning new things or ways of completing tasks
    • Open to participating in training opportunities when they arise
    • Other duties as needed or assigned

    Additional Duties which you may be asked to be responsible for: 
    • Responsibilities may include plowing, shoveling, etc. Training on operation of plow vehicles will be provided if necessary. Occasionally this work will be outside of normally scheduled work hours. 
    • Schedule and coordinate transportation for students. This will require the ability to communicate with requesting school staff, the maintenance department and available drivers. Coordinate with the maintenance department the availability and readiness of school vehicles, work with requesting staff to determine details of needed transportation. Keep an accurate list of available drivers and work with them to cover needed trips.
      • There may be times when you are asked or required to act as a driver either during our outside of your normal work hours
    • Responsible for all shipping and receiving for the Facilities and Maintenance department
    • Respond to emergency calls to perform repairs to buildings or equipment during off-duty hours when the Facilities and Maintenance Director and the Assistant Facilities Director are unavailable or on vacation
    Qualifying Education and Experience
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • 2+ years experience in facilities maintenance preferred, but not required
    • Existing knowledge or experience in carpentry, landscaping or transportation is a plus 
    • Must possess a valid Drivers License
    • Bloodborne Pathogens Training required (FA will provide)
    Κnowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • Willingness and ability to take direction from Facilities Director and Assistant Facilities Director
    • Effective oral and written communication skills 
    • Ability to interact professionally with students and staff
    • Follow safety regulations and proper use of equipment and tools
    Interested candidates should submit an application to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Mathematics Teacher

     
    Fryeburg Academy, a 590-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative Mathematics teacher beginning  late August 2022.  This full-time position involves teaching five math classes. Candidates must be proficient in mathematical concepts, content, and skills.  The job will potentially include instruction in algebra, geometry, and general math. The successful candidate will demonstrate the enthusiastic ability to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a diverse range of academic interests and skills, including some who are in need of remediation.

    Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and developed, varied strategies for teaching math.  Fryeburg faculty have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program and extracurricular offerings. The Academy is therefore looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Ability to work with, encourage, and inspire students to seek continuous growth
    • Ability and desire to innovate in the classroom
    • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
    • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter
    • Understanding of how students learn and best pedagogical practices in mathematics
    • A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 8-12 students for their four years of high school.
    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Residential Life Associate

    Position Opening: Residential Life Associate
    To promote and ensure a living environment and experience in which Fryeburg Academy boarding students will thrive, the  Residential Life Associate provides program support that is innovative, supportive, and collaborative. The associate works with an engaged staff and acquaints him/herself with each student in the program, assisting in all aspects of residential life operations: staff training, scheduling, and evaluation; policy and procedure review, development, and implementation; activities-planning and community-building; The residential life associate work schedule includes afternoon, early evening and some weekend responsibilities. 

    Specific duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:
    Residential Life:
    Program
    • Staff the student union and residential life office in the afternoon.
    • Collaborate on the design and planning of the weekend activities program. Assist in the scheduling of the weekend activities team. 
    • Advise the Dorm Council and support student led events and activities
    • Support in the planning and execution for the Dorm Olympics and all resident community events
    • Take a leadership role and collaborate on the  planning and implementation of special community wide events
    • Coordinate and oversee the afternoon activities program in collaboration with the director of residential life. 

    Administration
    • Assist with resident student travel arrangements to and from campus for the start of school and breaks; for scheduled appointments, and approved weekend travel
    • Maintain student emergency contact information; create texting groups for parents, and for students
    • Manage weekend permissions and sign-outs
    • Manage residential life email box
    • Organize materials for WEM
    • Manage the distribution of  student mail 
    • Maintain student activity database and track student participation in afternoon and weekend activities
    • Other items as assigned to support the program

    Κnowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Proficiency in Excel and Google Docs; experience with Blackbaud a plus
    • Excellent organizational skills; ability to balance office duties and timelines
    • Commitment to office team processes

    Qualifying Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Experience working with youth in a residential school  setting or youth development program

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Physics Teacher

    Position Opening: Physics Teacher
    Fryeburg Academy, a 590-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative physics teacher who prizes hard work and professionalism to assume duties in late August 2022.  This full-time position involves teaching physics and other core science classes as needed. Candidates must be very proficient in physics. The job will include Advanced Placement, honors, and regular-level instruction and requires the ability to run a physics lab. The successful candidate will demonstrate the enthusiastic ability to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a diverse range of academic interests and skills.

    Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and developed, varied strategies for teaching science.  Fryeburg faculty have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program and extracurricular offerings, including serving as a dorm parent. The Academy is therefore looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Understanding of how students learn and ability to work with, encourage, and inspire students to seek continuous growth
    • A flexible willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
    • Outstanding knowledge of subject matter and best pedagogical practices in physics and other science instruction
    • Ability and desire to innovate in the classroom
    • A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 10-12 students for their four years of high school, as well as a supervisory dormitory team member
    • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards

    Qualifying Education and Experience:  B.S. in physics or related field; master’s degree preferred.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to  Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Therapeutic Counselor/School Social Worker

    Immediate Position Opening: Therapeutic Counselor/School Social Worker

    Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks a therapeutic counselor to begin employment immediately. The therapeutic counselor at Fryeburg Academy provides students with learning, emotional, and behavioral support, as well as healthy self-management strategies. This person will assist in improving individual and overall mental health and well-being within the Fryeburg Academy community. This counselor will work with our residential and day student populations to provide social/emotional/behavioral strategies and supports; they will assist students and families to access community resources including Family Navigation and Outpatient Counseling Services as needed.

    This individual should possess strong interpersonal and communicative skills, understand and enjoy the diversity of needs and experiences inherent in the Academy’s student body, and demonstrate prior collaborative success on a team. The therapeutic counselor will work closely with school counselors and special services colleagues, grade-level deans, and other individuals charged with student wellness and academic concerns. This position will report to the Director of Health and Wellness.

    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • Provide direct care related to social/emotional/behavioral challenges that impact a student’s ability to access their education 
    • Work directly with students in response to problematic situations, identifying causal issues, behavioral responses and their impact, and future choices
    • Take the lead on the development of support service plans in collaboration with relevant members of faculty, staff and administration for a caseload of identified students in both the resident and day student populations
    • Provide clinical case management and regularly scheduled counseling sessions as needed for a caseload of residential and day students.
    • Engage, collaborate, and communicate  with appropriate members of family and outside/community providers as necessary to coordinate care aimed at school success.
    • Serve as a member of mental health-related crisis intervention, threat assessment, and other teams/committees associated with student well-being.
    • Serve as Co-Chair of a weekly student response team meeting.
    • Facilitate occasional faculty/staff discussions and professional development related to social/emotional well-being and mental health updates/education.
    • Assist in the development and delivery of school-wide/grade-wide curriculum/lessons related to social emotional well-being.
    • Engage, collaborate, and communicate with parents and other care providers on an ongoing basis.
    • Collaborate with the Student Response Team, Residential Wellness Team to identify student concerns and interventions; collaborate with the Family Liaison to refer students to counselors, groups, and outside mental health supports.
    • Provide mental health assessment for individual students on an as-needed basis as determined by members of the Student Response or Residential Wellness Teams.
    • Provide “on call” counseling and support services to individuals experiencing severe emotional distress within the resident student population on a rotating schedule. Schedule to include nights and weekends.

    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    • Relevant graduate degree and/or licensure in mental health or social work; LCSW or LMHC- LMHC required
    • Experience in design and implementation of behavioral strategies and plans; prior employment within a school setting
    • Comprehensive understanding of adolescent development and family systems  
    • Familiarity with and experience implementing school-based strategies for student support
    • Cultural sensitivity and awareness
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Sound organizational abilities, including the ability to balance duties and timelines

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record check. 

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org). 

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Fryeburg Academy

FRYEBURG ACADEMY
745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
p. (207) 935-2001      
f.  (207) 935-5013      
admissions@fryeburgacademy.org
Fryeburg Academy is an independent boarding and day school, serving grades 9-12 and postgraduate. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.