Working at Bement

Our teachers, coaches, administrators, and staff work in concert to cultivate a learning community where both adults and students are challenged and inspired to lead meaningful lives. Bement is a welcoming, vibrant school, and we promote an inclusive environment that celebrates the differences among our staff members.

Educators at Bement develop deep bonds with students and are active across campus life, from teaching courses to advising students to coaching sports and heading a table during our family-style lunches. We seek candidates who want to dive into our community with passion, offering creative, experiential learning projects and driving new initiatives that elevate our school. We nurture young talent with brave ideas and hire seasoned veterans at the top of their game.

The Bement School is committed to providing competitive compensation and benefits plans, including, in some cases, housing for dorm parents on campus. Faculty have access to professional development opportunities, both on and off campus, and we actively seek to build and maintain a faculty and staff whose individual artistic, athletic, and literary passions enhance the educational environment for our whole community.

Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates who represent diversity for the school are strongly encouraged to apply.




Employment Opportunities

Director of Finance and Operations

The Bement School seeks a Director of Finance and Operations to join our school community in July 2018. Serving as a senior administrator and reporting to the Head of School, the Director will exercise significant responsibility and oversight for the school's finance, accounting, business office, human resources, operations, and compliance functions.

Founded in 1925, The Bement School serves a locally and globally diverse student body of 220 boys and girls in grades kindergarten through nine. Serving both day students from the Pioneer Valley and southern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as boarding students from many different international locations and US states, Bement has long provided a rigorous, yet warm, learning environment for our students.

Bement is experiencing significant growth to its enrollment and operations. The incumbent will work to provide a professional, excellent point of service for our families and other stakeholders, while providing precise and proactive oversight of the various functional areas within the Director’s purview. The new Director will serve as a vital part of the school’s leadership team, where collaboration to solve the school’s ambiguous challenges is expected and encouraged. This position is a significant opportunity to lead change in a vibrant and growing independent school with an active and engaged administration, faculty, and staff.

The Director of Finance and Operations supervises the work of the business office staff of two, as well as the Director of Food Services, Director of Buildings and Grounds, and Director of Housekeeping, as well as exercising oversight over auxiliary programs, transportation, technology, and other services. A full job description will be available as part of the interview process.

Desired qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or management required; Master’s Degree preferred
      • 5-7 years’ experience with progressive responsibility in management or accounting, preferably in an academic setting
      • Managerial and supervisory experience, particularly in an independent school and/or nonprofit setting
      • A working knowledge of nonprofit accounting and finance essential
      • Desire to build considerable expertise in the financial accounting, reporting, and modeling relevant to independent schools
      • Knowledge of human resources best practices as they pertain to hiring, supervision, and evaluation processes
      • Desire to become a key part of a vibrant community
      • Ability to handle unexpected challenges as they occur with gracious confidence
      • Comfortable with multitasking and prioritization of large and important projects
      • Strength of character, flexibility, adaptability, sense of humor, and desire and ability to be a role model to faculty, staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders in a highly visible position

The Bement School offers a competitive compensation package, including salary and benefits. On-campus housing may be available.

To apply, please forward a letter of interest, resume, and list of 3-5 professional references to the attention of Toni Costa, Executive Assistant, The Bement School at tcosta@bement.org.

Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates who represent diversity for the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for managing the internal and external marketing processes for The Bement School, including print and digital publications. Necessary skills include excellent writing and editorial skills, strong organizational skills to plan project timelines and adhere to deadlines, ability to manage multiple projects, initiative, and savvy technology background, particularly with social media. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Admission but also has significant responsibilities to other members of the leadership team, including the Head of School and Director of Alumni and Development. This is a full-time position.

Founded in 1925, The Bement School serves a locally and globally diverse student body of 220 boys and girls in grades kindergarten through nine. Serving both day students from the Pioneer Valley and southern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as boarding students from many different international locations and US states, Bement has long provided a rigorous, yet warm, learning environment for our students.

As we experience a period of significant growth in our enrollment, alumni engagement, marketing approaching, and fundraising strategy, we seek a highly motivated communications professional eager to grow, learn, and contribute in this dynamic position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Through all publications, interactions, and projects maintain a strong, professional brand for The Bement School
  • Maintain and enhance our internal marketing platforms, including the weekly e-newsletter and our web portals
  • Support the admission and development offices through project management of periodic publication of print and online collateral, working with contract designers as necessary
  • Serve as the primary website copywriter and editor
  • Maintain our photo and video library and work strategically to enhance the school’s image through our digital media across all platforms
  • Deepen our work across all active social media platforms, with daily posts that advance the school’s message and brand both for all stakeholders
  • In consultation with members of our leadership team, maintain our style guide and ensure that all publications and other school assets consistently utilize our graphic identity
  • Serve as media contact for press inquiries and press releases, directing such to the Head of School for comment
  • Serve as primary designer for routine projects such as event invitations, holiday cards, and the like
  • Provide logistical and style support for various on- and off-campus events throughout the year
  • The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Admission on advertising and marketing efforts on behalf of the school

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, with 1-3 years relevant work experience
  • Precise organization skills, detail oriented, and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with strong adherence to deadlines
  • Strong writing skills across multiple platforms, print and electronic
  • Experience managing social media presence
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, and ability to project competence and professionalism under stress

The Bement School offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan, disability insurance, and meals while school is in session. On-campus housing may be available.

To apply:

Please forward a resume, letter of interest, and list of three professional references to Toni Costa, Executive Assistant, at tcosta@bement.org.

Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates who represent diversity for the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

Adjunct Dorm Parent

Adjunct dorm parents assist with the boarding program on the weekends. Adjuncts are typically scheduled for 6-hour shifts and will facilitate a pre-determined on or off campus weekend itinerary. A successful adjunct is able to engage a diverse group of students with a joyful attitude and appropriate expectations. Compensation is $20 per hour. This is a part-time position.

Founded in 1925, The Bement School serves a locally and globally diverse student body of 220 boys and girls in grades kindergarten through nine. Serving both day students from the Pioneer Valley and southern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as boarding students from many different international locations and US states, Bement has long provided a rigorous, yet warm, learning environment for our students.

Desired qualifications:
  • Experience working with youth at the middle school level
  • Valid driver’s license with responsible track record of driving
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor

To apply:

Please contact the Director of Residential Life, Terry Shields at tshields@bement.org.

Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates who represent diversity for the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

Squash Coach

The Bement School is seeking a qualified squash coach for winter term. Practices run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and begin after Thanksgiving until the beginning of March. A stipend is offered.

Founded in 1925, The Bement School serves a locally and globally diverse student body of 220 boys and girls in grades kindergarten through nine. Serving both day students from the Pioneer Valley and southern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as boarding students from many different international locations and US states, Bement has long provided a rigorous, yet warm, learning environment for our students.

Desired qualifications:

· Experience working with youth at the middle school level
· Some squash experience
· Flexibility and a sense of humor

To apply:

Please contact Athletic Director, Alex Bartlett, at abartlett@bement.org.

Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates who represent diversity for the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

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