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Dexter Southfield School offers boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten through Class 12 a classical education. Our 36-acre campus is located in South Brookline on the Boston-Brookline line, with easy access to Boston. Dexter Southfield offers a collaborative, community atmosphere and excellent benefits.

Dexter Southfield seeks to attract faculty and staff who will uphold the work and values of the School in order to strengthen the community of students, parents, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a commitment to being in and supporting a community which focuses on the education and well-being of students in a variety of settings both in and outside the classroom.

Interested candidates should download the printable PDF employment application and submit this completed application, along with a cover letter, a resume and salary requirements, to:
 
Human Resources
Dexter Southfield
20 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445-7498
Email: hr@dextersouthfield.org
 
No phone calls, please.

 

Dexter Southfield, Inc. (“Dexter Southfield” or the “School”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and all employees without regard to sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications of the position(s) for which the applicant applies will not be considered for employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete this application, interview for the position, or otherwise participate in the hiring process, please notify us.

 

Upper School French – Part Time (September 2019-June 2020)

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team

Our Modern Language team is made up of talented and dedicated faculty members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to developing students’ understanding and appreciation of foreign cultures and languages to prepare them to become global citizens and leaders. If you are looking for a role in which you can make a difference in the lives of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders, this full-time position may be your next career opportunity.

About You

You are an experienced upper school teacher who seeks to share your love of French with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the culture, language, and subject matter. You have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in their classroom and extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Create a classroom environment that develops in each student’s awareness and appreciation for the richness of traditional and contemporary French language and culture through the study of literature, current events, and primary sources.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to upper school students on topics outlined in the school curriculum.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with School policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree highly preferred in subject area
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience with upper school students
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment
  • History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

 

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued and respected and are rewarded with a generous employee benefits package.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application to Stewart Tucker, Assistant Head of School, at stucker@dextersouthfield.org.  

Lower School Faculty Intern/ Floater (September 2019 – June 2020)

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Us

Our lower school faculty is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing, engaging, and encouraging students to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals. If you are passionate about sharing your love of learning at the elementary level, this role offers you the opportunity to do so in one of the region’s most respected private schools. At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture and community in which students, faculty, and staff feel valued and respected.

About You

You are an emerging elementary school teacher who seeks to share your love of learning with others while also gaining broad experience in early childhood education through academic rotations that will expose you to various subject areas, class levels, and learning opportunities. As a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship building skills, flexibility, and adeptness at guiding students in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Embrace a culture of high expectations that allows every student to achieve positive results in a supportive, academically rigorous learning environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility in teaching and assisting lead teachers in various subject areas and class levels
  • Develop, implement, and present age-appropriate lesson plans that align with school standards and support the social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of each child
  • Collaborate with peer faculty and grade level partner to develop curriculum, projects, and assessments using a variety of approaches and techniques (e.g., text, project-based, web-based, cooperative learning, discussion groups, field trips, homework, etc.)
  • Present lesson plans and provide instruction in the areas of math, reading, social studies, science, English, spelling, and vocabulary suitable to the developmental age and subject matter of students in this age group
  • Provide timely and ongoing communication and feedback to administrators, faculty, and parents
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with teachers and academic support specialists to effectively address those needs and employ differentiated instruction
  • Foster a learning environment that promotes character, respect, and goodwill
  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboration, training, and professional development to remain current with educational standards, emerging technology, classroom resources, and pedagogy
  • Actively participate in faculty meetings, in-service programs, and training workshops
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in teaching required
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Desire to be further trained in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Desire to develop deeper understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of students in this age group
  • Interest in a possible graduate-level teaching fellowship
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and collaborate effectively
  • Desire to pursue graduate-level coursework in general education or assigned subject area(s)
  • At least one year of full-time elementary teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

 

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued, respected, and rewarded.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Stewart Tucker, Assistant Head of School, at stucker@dextersouthfield.org.   

Database and Application Administrator (Search Re-Opened)

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team

Our Information Technology team is made up of highly talented and service-oriented specialists who are committed to the integrity of all School-owned data, technology, hardware, software, and systems. We pride ourselves on providing timely operational and technical support to the Dexter Southfield community of students, faculty, and staff.  If you are self-motivated, enjoy the challenges that come with synchronizing data and application integration, this position may be your next career opportunity.

About You

You enjoy the challenges that come with being responsible for data integrity and application support of School-owned databases and applications. Working closely with the Director of Information Technology, you will be responsible for establishing, monitoring, and improving data flows/synchronizations against disparate databases. You understand and can support application integration with business processes, serving as the primary source for establishing reports and data exports to perform mail merges, business analysis, and supporting communication efforts. You are a flexible, resilient team player, who adapts quickly to change. You are self-motivated and have proven yourself as someone who can manage competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment, pitching in whenever and wherever needed.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Evaluate report and database needs.
  • Evaluate and implement database flows via automated scripted process or manual intervention.
  • Support various line of business applications with respect to data analysis and structures.
  • Provide guidance on future systems and integrations.
  • Ensure single sign-on systems are working properly and maintained
  • Monitor and track scripts, servers, and processes
  • Assist with end user administrative activities such as user creation and security group assignments
  • Develop a greater understanding of “big data” concepts as it relates to multiple applications to ensure reported data is being pulled from the best system possible.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information systems or Business Management from an accredited college or university required; advanced degree preferred
  • At least three years full-time experience managing data flows, process, reporting, and management
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and communicate improvements in process and flows
  • Understand SQL scripting for industry standard databases
  • Understand file types CSV, XLM, Tab Delineated, and API data transfers
  • Understand and maintain batch processing, scheduling process, SFTP, and SCP
  • Understand and maintain Single Sign on via SAML, SAML2, and LDAP
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written, and non-verbal)
  • Effective language skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret written materials; write reports and compose correspondence; and present and respond to information with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts including probability and statistical inference
  • Application knowledge preferred (and not limited to): Senior Systems, Magnus Health, Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge or NXT, Blackboard Connect, AZURE/ ADF/ Active Directory, Ravenna, Import Omatic
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to establish and nurture effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • A good sense of humor

 

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued, respected, and are rewarded with a generous employee benefit package.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Michael Williams, Director of Information Technology, at mwilliams@dextersouthfield.org

Assistant Director of Parent & Alumni Relations (Advancement Office)

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team

Our External Relations team is made up of highly talented and professional team members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. Their polish, expertise, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumni, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of initiative, this full-time Associate position may be your next career opportunity.

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent administrative, strategic, analytical, relationship-building, communications, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and pitch in whenever and wherever needed. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with sharp attention to detail are your trademark. You have proven yourself as someone who can maintain an effective and well-organized office, and you tackle competing priorities with integrity, attention to detail, advanced organizational skills, and sound judgment.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of External Relations, the Director of Development, and other team members to develop and execute engagement strategies for parents and alumni.
  • Support the Director of Development to execute strategy and initiatives determined in collaboration with the Parents Association Executive Committee and the Alumni Board; help manage Parents Association and Alumni Board volunteers.
  • Develop and execute strategy for several major on-campus events (Back to School events, Reunion, Dexter Southfield Day, Parents Association activities, alumni events, etc.): 
    • Lead weekly cross-campus collaboration meeting with Advancement, Admissions, Athletics & Operations
    • Serve as Advancement Office liaison to Operations, Food Services and Maintenance Teams
    • Prepare briefing materials for campus administrators and, for larger events, lead campus briefing meetings
    • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications team on event invitations
    • Engage and manage vendors
  • Collaborate with the Advancement Assistant to oversee additional event-related tasks, including:
    • Producing nametags
    • Accurately preparing and tracking RSVP lists
    • Overseeing post-event data follow-up
    • Managing event budgets, tracking receipts, check requests and invoices
    • Managing constituent data updates
  • Manage off-campus event logistics, relationships, and contracts
  • Oversee annual calendar of alumni and parent events and make recommendations on changes and additions to best serve the School and parent and alumni communities
  • In collaboration with Marketing and Communications, oversee online alumni engagement platform, including the development and execution of a comprehensive alumni communications calendar
  • In collaboration with Marketing and Communications, oversee the development and execution of Parents Association and event communications. Recommend content for the Parents Association and event areas on the Dexter Southfield website.
  • Support the Director of Development and the Associate Director of the Dexter Southfield Fund with alumni annual giving strategies, including managing a small portfolio of alumni donors
  • Actively contribute to team planning and brainstorming sessions to generate ideas and recommend strategies
  • Other duties, as assigned.
     

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years’ relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and related or transferable work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated organizational and operational skills; superior interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication; attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, foster and work within an environment of collaboration.
  • Demonstrated high-level event planning and execution experience; project management experience.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze data (primary and secondary sources) to turn information into effective strategies.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • High degree of comfort with the use of technology, familiarity with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Demonstrated initiative and resilience.
  • A team player with a positive, entrepreneurial, and service- and results-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, faculty, staff, administration, students, parents, and other community members
  • Some evening and weekend work required.
     

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued and respected and are rewarded with a generous employee benefits package.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to McCurdy Miller, Director of Development, at mmiller@dextersouthfield.org.

Advancement Assistant (Advancement Office)

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team

Our Advancement team is made up of highly talented and professional team members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. Their polish, expertise, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumni, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of initiative, this full-time Assistant position may be your next career opportunity.

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent administrative, relationship-building, communications, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and pitch in whenever and wherever needed. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with sharp attention to detail are your trademark. You have proven yourself as someone who can maintain an effective and well-organized office, and you tackle competing priorities with integrity, attention to detail, advanced organizational skills, and sound judgment.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Provide overall administrative assistance to the Director of Development and the Advancement Team.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of events, including beginning of school activities, Dexter Southfield Day, Reunion, Grandparents’ and Grand Friends’ Day, alumni events, Parents Association events, and Dexter Southfield Fund donor and other related events.
  • Prepare event-related materials, including nametags, lists, schedules, materials, etc.
  • Manage all Raiser's Edge database-related event activity; pull event lists, manage invitation lists, track RSVPs, and code attendees.
  • Update all event-related website pages, creates online event registrations, and maintains the website’s alumni events calendar.
  • Assist with on-site event execution and help coordinate on-site staffing plans.
  • Assist with the execution of communications and materials (e.g. appeals, invitations, postcards, email blasts, etc.) related to Advancement events. Assist with other communications as requested.
  • Quickly, accurately and appropriately add or change biographical, gift, and prospect management information in the database as needed.
  • Manage the in-house gift acknowledgment process, including the accurate generation of customized letters for the Head of School, and other colleagues.
  • Manage and coordinate the communications and events calendar
  • Create and circulate agenda to team members in advance of Team Meetings.
  • Manage office resources, postage, and supplies. Track and maintain an inventory of letterhead and other stationery.
  • Check the Advancement Team mailbox daily.
  • Assist with billing, processing of invoices, and internal budgeting, as requested.
  • Serve as office liaison to Dexter Southfield’s Maintenance Department.
  • Serve as programmatic liaison to the student Advancement Club.
  • Actively contribute to Advancement Team planning and brainstorming sessions; generate ideas and recommend strategies for the betterment of processes, approaches, and new initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, faculty, staff, administration, students, parents, and other community members.
  • Other duties as assigned.
     

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of work experience in an office environment
  • Special event planning and execution experience
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree
     

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to McCurdy Miller, Director of Development, at mmiller@dextersouthfield.org.

Office Manager/Executive Assistant (External Relations)

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team

Our External Relations team is made up of highly talented and professional team members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. Their polish, expertise, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumni, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong sense of initiative, this full-time Associate position may be your next career opportunity.

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent administrative, strategic, analytical, relationship-building, communications, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and pitch in whenever and wherever needed. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with sharp attention to detail are your trademarks. You have proven yourself as someone who can maintain an effective and well-organized office, and you tackle competing priorities with integrity, attention to detail, advanced organizational skills, and sound judgment.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Provide general administrative support for the Director of External Relations, Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Major Gifts Team.
  • Manages the Director of External Relations’ calendar, coordinating with the External Relations team and Dexter Southfield staff to schedule internal and external meetings.
  • Serves as constituent-facing contact for External Relations, exhibiting best practices in customer service and experience.
  • Serves as the point person for handling all meeting coordination (scheduling, agenda, note-taking, materials, food/room/location reservations, etc.) for team meetings, committee meetings, donor visits, and other such large meetings.
  • Manage the execution of key prospect stewardship efforts, including communications, gifts, events, etc.
  • Generate, coordinate, and track communications specific to major gift and/or special fundraising initiatives.
  • Prepare materials and briefings for capital solicitations and work in concert with staff to complete follow-up with prospective donors.
  • Work with the Advancement Services Team to generate and execute queries, exports, and reports for Director / Major Gifts.
  • Track and process all department invoices and contracts.
  • Contribute to team planning and brainstorming sessions to generate ideas and recommend strategies.
  • Learn new skills and technologies that drive toward successful results.
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, faculty, staff, administration, students, parents, and other community members
  • Other duties as assigned.
     

Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of work experience in an executive office environment.
  • Experience in the field of event planning a plus.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other development databases a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree
     

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued and respected and are rewarded with a generous employee benefit package.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to McCurdy Miller, Director of Development, at mmiller@dextersouthfield.org.

School Counselor

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just miles from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team

Our Health and Wellness team is made up of talented and compassionate members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to helping students learn positive, lifelong habits that contribute to their well-being and success. As part of that team, our school counselor provides prevention and intervention services for students facing social and emotional challenges that impact academic performance, attendance, and behavior at school. If you are looking for a role in which you can make a difference in the lives of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders, this full-time position may be your next career opportunity.

About You

You are an experienced school counselor who seeks to serve students in Classes PK-12 to help them achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, and realize their full academic potential to become productive members of the school community and contributors to society. You have proven yourself to be a good listener and life coach with excellent strategic, diplomacy, and communications skills. You are flexible and resilient and model that behavior for others. You have a strong attention to detail and nurture lasting relationships with others through mutual trust, respect, integrity, humor, and sound judgment.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Provide one-on-one and group counseling for students by appointment and on a drop-in basis, referring extended or emergent cases to outside professionals
  • Work with faculty and staff to increase understanding of students' mental health-related issues
  • Coordinate educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and families on relevant mental health issues
  • Respond to crises and participate in interventions to support students
  • Attend parent meetings with potential counseling concerns
  • Serve as a resource to parents for short-term consultation and education regarding mental health
  • concerns
  • Meet regularly with school nurses, faculty, and administrators to discuss mental health issues
  • Collaborate with the School’s health services team and Learning Specialists with regard to student academic accommodations
  • Other duties, as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Psy.D. degree in social work, psychology, or related field required
  • Current LICSW or LMHC licensure required
  • At least 5 years of full-time experience in a professional counseling capacity working with students on issues related to stress, trauma, suicide, depression, bullying, grief, self-esteem, immigration, family life, drug and alcohol use, relationships, gender and orientation, and other topics
  • Current knowledge, understanding of, and commitment to the ethical and legal guidelines of psychological practice and community mental health resources
  • Demonstrated ability to apply current counseling and psychology methodologies and techniques with specific knowledge of adolescent student development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral, and non-verbal)
  • Sound judgment and the ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and nurture a culture of trust and respect
  • Success building strong and productive working relationships and effectively managing workflow and desired outputs across multiple teams, departments, and stakeholders
  • Effectively interact with colleagues, faculty, staff, administration, students, parents, and other community members to promote healthy living and choices
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines simultaneously

 

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued and respected and are rewarded with a generous employee benefits package.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application to Stewart Tucker, Assistant Head of School, at stucker@dextersouthfield.org.  

 

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