Benefits of Working at Deerfield

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Retirement Plan

The Academy’s retirement plan is a defined contribution, non-contributory plan through TIAA-CREF individual retirement annuities. After two years of service the Academy contributes 9.5% of salary up to 75% of the Social Security High Bend Point, and 13.8% of the portion of salary which exceeds this index. A tax-deferred annuity plan is available for employee elective deferrals.

Health and Dental Insurance Plans 

HMO Blue New England $1000 Deductible Option with an associated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), and Dental Blue are offered. Deerfield’s generous contribution results in small employee premiums and reasonable co-payments.

Life and Total Disability Insurance Plans

Life and Total Disability Insurances are offered at no cost to employees.

Flexible Compensation Plan (Section 125)

Employees may pay for uninsured expenses for medical, dental, and child care with pre-tax dollars.

Paid Time Off

Leave for professional development (sabbatical), holidays, vacation, sick, personal, funeral, maternity, and military leave time are all generously offered according to employee classification and federal and statutory laws.

Tuition Remission

Full-time staff and contractual employees are eligible for 90% tuition remission for their IRS dependents of high school age that can pass the admission requirements of Deerfield Academy. Fees are the responsibility of the employee.

Tuition Reimbursement

The Academy will reimburse employees for the cost of job-related training and/or courses within certain guidelines.

Employee Assistance Plan

The Employee Assistance Plan provides short-term crisis intervention at no cost to employees and their family members.

Day Care Center

An on-site day care center is provided at a reasonable fee for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

Retirement and Financial Counseling

Professional certified financial planners and retirement counselors are made available for employee counseling.

Discounted Purchase Programs

Academy employees enjoy many discount purchase programs including significant discounts for athletic equipment, books, computers, and food.

Use of Facilities

The Health Center, library, athletic complex, and other facilities are made available to employees for care, recreation, and enrichment.

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