Guided Study and Dismissal Coordinator

Faculty / Full-Time

The Fessenden School, Newton, MA

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 541 students in Pre-K to Grade 9 in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to teach, nurture, and celebrate growing boys; cultivating each boy’s individual potential and developing in balance his mind, character, heart, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind.

Position Summary

The Middle School and Upper School seeks someone to oversee Guided Study and the dismissals of Middle School boys. Hours are Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm on days when school is in session.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinating dismissal information with the Athletics Office, Middle and Upper School Office

  • Overseeing regular carpool pick up location here at Bernon Hall, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Communicating with rink pickup during the Winter Term

  • Overseeing MS Guided Study Halls at 1:50-3:00 pm and 3:10-4:10 pm

    • Distributing and collecting attendance sheets

    • Posting room assignments, updating as needed

    • Ensuring that the first 15 minutes are spent in quiet reading

    • Making sure all Guided Study classrooms are supervised

    • Covering Guided Study when needed

    • Coordinating with Library and CCI for Guided Study times – sign-out procedures, etc.

    • Getting, distributing, and returning snack at 2:20 pm and 3:30 pm

  • Surveying the campus to make sure students are in Guided Study and sports

  • Communicating effectively with students and parents; and

  • Assisting the School Receptionist in locating boys in our study halls and athletic facilities as needed


  • Monday-Friday during the School year

  • 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm when classes are in session

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 1 year of experience

  • Bachelor degree/ Master degree in education

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Associate or Bachelor degree

  • Successful criminal background check

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear

  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel

  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds

  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

The Fessenden School

Newton, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding