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Portsmouth Abbey School is New England's co-educational Catholic Benedictine boarding and day school.  Its mission is to help young men and women grow in knowledge and grace, fostering reverence for God and the human person, respect for learning and order, and responsibility for community life.  Admission to the School is selective; it is fully enrolled with 360 boys and girls.  The campus is situated on the shores of Narragansett Bay, only seven miles  from Newport, RI.  The School is overseen by a monastic community belonging to the English Benedictine Congregation and is governed by a Board of Regents.



The Assistant Director of Admission will assist in all aspects of admission responsibilities: recruitment, marketing, selection, and enrollment.  The successful candidate will be joining a highly collaborative office, and will be an innovative thinker who can operate both independently and as part of a team. 

Candidates should be prepared to develop marketing strategies to attract applicants to the school. The ability to manage multiple projects and communicate progress appropriately is essential. S/he should be comfortable utilizing technology and databases. The candidate should also have excellent organizational, time management and communication skills.  S/he must possess the interpersonal skills to relate and interact with adolescents, their parents, placement professionals, and the faculty and staff of Portsmouth Abbey School. The candidate must possess the willingness to travel frequently at times and work nights/weekends throughout the recruitment cycle. S/he will be expected to represent and promote Portsmouth Abbey School in a positive and professional manner.  In addition to joining the admission team, the candidate must be genuinely interested in participating in the responsibilities that are associated with a boarding school (school events, advising, athletics, and residential life) and embrace the mission of the school. 

Faculty members are expected to participate in all aspects of the school.  Faculty appointments normally include two seasons of coaching athletics and responsibility in a dormitory as a houseparent.  Each faculty member serves as an advisor for 5-7 students.

Prior admission and/or marketing experience and a familiarity with boarding schools are preferred. A bachelor's degree is required. 

Inquiries may be emailed to:

Mr. Kale Zelden, Dean of Faculty
Portsmouth Abbey School
285 Cory's Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871

 -- No calls, please --



The Development Office Coordinator and Database Administrator serves as the manager of the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs. Duties include working closely with the Development team of the School in an administrative and support role. For a full job description, click here.



Position is for 12 weeks in housekeeping, a male, to clean the boys dorms and other housekeeping duties.

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Must have CDL license
Days/nights and weekends

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No phone calls please 


This is a full time, 40-hour per week position. Schedule changes and overtime are common in this position. In the case of emergencies or a special function, all personnel could be called upon to report for work at anytime of the day or night (conditions permitting)!
This position is primarily to clean a dormitory and campus trash pick up every morning. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
* Vacuuming and cleaning all flooring surfaces.
* Dusting
* Cleaning all glass
* During the winter you would be responsible to keep the building paths (shoveling) and steps to the building clear of all ice and snow at all times
* Some heavy lifting
* You will also be required to take specific training in the following areas such as:  Asbestos Awareness, Blood Pathogen, Right to Know, Lead Safe Certified and Mold certification, etc.

Housekeeping Duties: You may also be required to do the following services, some during the off-season only. 
This would include, but is not limited to:
* General cleaning of the buildings, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, walls, furniture, showers, cleaning rugs, carpets, emptying trash and trash containers.
* Making and changing beds, handling linen and supplies and all the other cleaning tasks in order to keep the buildings clean and neat inside and outside. (outside work would include, but is not limited to, sweeping entry ways, exterior windows, etc)

Maintenance Work: This type of work could be required during down times and the off-season. 
It includes, but is not limited to:
* Heavy lifting
* Snow removal
* Stripping and waxing floors
* Operating, but not limited to the following machinery: automatic scrubbers, burnishing, extractors, hand tools, paint sprayer, etc.
* Painting, scraping, climbing ladders are common as well the tasks associated with light maintenance work

Please respond to: or call: 401-643-1239




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