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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.

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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.

Administrative Accountant

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 Office 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 Advancement Services position may be your next career opportunity. 

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with strong accounting, data-management, and analytical skills. Beyond being a relationship-builder, you are also able to adapt and contribute to an ever-changing landscape and contribute to a positive work culture, even when faced with high work volume and challenging periods. You have a sharp attention to detail and have proven yourself as someone who can juggle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment. 

To be successful in this role, you must be able to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and accounting support for the advancement team in the handling of gifts, pledges, acknowledgement/notification letters, tax receipts, and other gift processing activities
  • Accurately manage and process gift and pledge collection, analysis, processing, and entry of daily gift batches into Raiser’s Edge database 
  • Manage deposits and the reconciliation of gifts with Business Office
  • Manage the External Relations team’s annual audit responsibilities and lead the closing out of the fiscal and calendar year
  • Ensure compliance on all fiscal regulations and policies while continuously improving and implementing best practices for recording and reporting of departmental financial data (e.g., analysis, data extraction, queries, exports, and custom and canned reporting) 
  • Process acknowledgment letters for all donations, maintaining complete and accurate paper and electronic files on all gifts, pledge reminders, receipts, and acknowledgements
  • Ensure fiscal and regulatory compliance, continuously improving and implementing best practices for recording and reporting of departmental financial data
  • Oversee pledge reminder calendar and the collection of pledge payments
  • Create and maintain an internal Raiser’s Edge policy and procedure manual to document proper protocol around gift and data entry, appropriate use of data, gift acceptance, and moves management
  • Research gift information and create biographical records for donors, prospects, corporations, and organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of professional full-time work experience working in a development office or financial environment; an ability to demonstrate equivalent accounting knowledge and skills will be considered in lieu of full-time work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of Raisers Edge database (or willingness to commit to training)
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills to effectively interact with donors and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to details, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information with confidentiality and respect
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written, non-verbal)
  • Ability to work collaboratively, effectively and politely with diverse populations
  • A commitment to professional development and a desire to continuously learn
  • Ability to effectively evaluate and accurately solve problems using sound judgment
  • College degree preferred in Business Administration, Accounting, or similar field

 

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 Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org

Upper School Chemistry - Anticipated opening July 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 Our Team

Our Science Department team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in chemistry and encouraging students to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. If you enjoy working with older students and want to develop their love of science, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools.

About You

You are an experienced upper school science teacher seeking to share your love of chemistry with others. You demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship building skills and are committed to helping guide students in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits. You demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do and enjoy the rhythm and energy of a vibrant and growing independent day school.

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

  • Instruct upper school students in the mastery of scientific skills, concepts, and methodology in chemistry
  • Create and present lesson plans and laboratory activities that effectively align with core skills and School standards
  • Provide a solid scientific foundation on which increasingly complex chemical theories and laboratory experiments can be introduced
  • Engage students in classroom discussions and activities that promotes mindful independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Develop assignments and homework through which subject area growth and proficiency is measured and prompt feedback is provided to students
  • Issue progress reports and timely updates consistent with School policies and standards, including quarterly report cards and parent-teacher conferences
  • Manage classroom and maintain an environment that ensures students demonstrate appropriate behavior, manners, study habits, and academic progress
  • Prepare students for standardized testing, including post-secondary entry exams
  • Provide timely and effective feedback to students, parents, faculty, and administration regarding student progress, needs, and concerns (academic, social, emotional)
  • Research curriculum and instruction opportunities and develop activities to enhance student educational experiences
  • Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings
  • Remain knowledgeable of instructional and curriculum trends, goals, and objectives
  •  Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
  •  Perform other related duties, as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in science; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
  • 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 communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • 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 community in which employees and students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org.   

French Language Faculty - Anticipated opening(s) July 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 and Classical language teams are 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 and/or middle 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 French language and culture through the study of literature, current events, and primary sources.
  • Have the ability to teach French at all levels, from introductory to AP, as well as the ability to teach French at the Middle School level
  • 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
  • Previous leadership experience is preferred
  • 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 communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • 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 community in which employees feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org.  

Assistant Director of the Dexter Southfield Fund

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 Office 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 may be your next career opportunity. 

About You

You are an experienced development professional with entrepreneurial and strategic vision who is looking to actively lead and contribute to efforts to build a culture of philanthropy at Dexter Southfield. You are constructive, positive, action-oriented, and have the desire to work within a dynamic, face-paced, and goal-centered institution. You have effective interpersonal skills and are highly capable of working with, building trust, and earning the respect of the Head of School, Board of Trustees, Admissions and Marketing and Communications colleagues, as well as the faculty, students, and other staff of Dexter Southfield.

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

  • Develop the strategic direction and implementation of the Dexter Southfield Fund.
  • Create and execute strategies to meet Fund goals from all constituencies, including current and past trustees, parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends.
  • Create a year-long marketing plan that includes innovative messaging to communicate the importance of the Dexter Southfield Fund, and to create enthusiasm and engagement throughout the year in the effort.
  • Manage the production of direct mail and email appeals, and other print and digital collateral to build awareness for the Fund.
  • Recruit, train, and manage parent volunteer solicitor team. Serve as the main point of contact for the team, including the Fund co-chairs.
  • Lead the Senior Parent Gift and Senior Class Gift efforts.
  • Create and oversee meaningful engagement and recognition events and activities to increase giving and appreciation among donors and volunteers.
  • Build relationships with Dexter Southfield parents, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Serve as a valuable contributor to the Advancement team, taking on and helping with additional projects as necessary, sharing knowledge and best practices, and continuing to learn.
  • Actively contribute to Advancement Team planning and brainstorming sessions; generate ideas and recommend strategies for the betterment of processes, approaches, and new initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of full-time work experience in the development field, preferably at an independent school.
  • Proven track record of fundraising success by meeting organizational goals and initiating and implementing ideas to achieve results.
  • Proficiency with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software and/or the ability to master use of the system within three months.
  • Ability to develop and implement successful strategies and pivot around obstacles to achieve results.
  • You have proven yourself as an effective team player who can be counted on to address needs and identify and implement creative solutions.
  • You are confident and poised and committed to fulfilling the School’s motto “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
  • Team player with strong communication skills (written, oral, non-verbal) and a detail-oriented mindset.
  • 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 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 Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org.

School Bus Driver (Morning / Afternoon Runs)

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 You

As a member of our Operations team, you will play an important role in the educational journey of our students, ensuring each is picked up and dropped off at designated bus stops and safely transported to school, sporting events, and other activities. Drivers are expected to maintain the cleanliness, organization, and safety of his/her buses to provide a safe environment for our students. Our fleet of 18 buses cover Boston and surrounding areas including Belmont, Hingham, Charlestown, and Downtown Boston. 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:

  • Safely and courteously drive bus and complete assigned routes in all weather conditions
  • Perform pre- and post-route bus inspections in accordance with School policy
  • Comply with all traffic regulations and School driving policies and procedures
  • Follow all safety rules and School policies for children boarding and exiting buses
  • Maintain a clean and mechanically sound bus, reporting problems in a timely manner
  • Notify Transportation Manager in a timely manner of bus maintenance requests/needs
  • Report delays, accidents or other traffic and transportation issues using two-way radio.
  • Submit documentation to Transportation Manager in a timely and professional manner
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings sessions
  • Maintain a clean driving record while employed by School
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Hold current commercial driver’s license (CDL) with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements
  • Successfully pass required Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles written exams
  • Maintain school bus driver certification by Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with children, families and colleagues.
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED certified by a nationally recognized organization
  • Ability to physically lift and assist a child during bus evacuations or emergencies
  • Clean driving record (with no at-fault traffic accidents or citations in the last 5 years)
  • At least one year of driving a school bus required (training provided for the right candidate)
  • Successfully complete pre-employment background screenings, including: CORI, SORI, fingerprinting, driving record, license verification, physical exam. and drug test
  • High school diploma or GED preferred

 

Requirements

This job requires one to lift, carry, push, and/or pull materials and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds as well as the ability to stand, sit, walk, and effectively communicate (oral, written, non-verbal) with others. This job typically requires 85% sitting, 10% walking, and 5% standing and is performed under all weather conditions and temperature throughout the year. This role requires one top ascend and descend stairs and may require the reassignment of bus routes to support the operational needs of the School. Incumbents will be required to work before- and after-school hours, and may occasionally be ask to provide coverage during the school day, evenings, and weekends.

Dexter Southfield’s 36-acre campus is comprised of several buildings, playing fields, and outdoor learning spaces, which are accessible via internal and external walkways, stairs, nature paths, hills, and uneven terrain. This position requires one to transfer between these areas in all weather conditions.

All employees of Dexter Southfield are required to verify employment eligibility and successfully complete CORI, SORI, and fingerprint-based background checks as a condition of employment.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org

Upper School Math - Anticipated opening July 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 Our Team

Our Math Department team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in math and encouraging students to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. If you enjoy working with older students and want to develop their love of math, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools.

About You

You are an experienced teacher seeking to share with others your love of math, from geometry to calculus. You are a highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills who can guide students academically in the classroom and support them in their extracurricular pursuits. You are flexible and resilient, and you pitch in whenever and wherever needed. 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:

  • Instruct upper school students in the mastery of mathematic skills, concepts, and methodology in upper level math courses; ability to instruct in Physics is an additional opportunity
  • Create and present lesson plans that effectively align with core competencies and School standards
  • Introduce a variety of approaches to teach conceptual mathematical skills and strategies
  • Provide a solid mathematical foundation on which increasingly complex mathematic theories and models can be introduced
  • Engage students in classroom discussions and activities that promotes mindful independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Develop assignments and homework through which subject area growth and proficiency is measured and prompt feedback is provided to students
  • Issue progress reports and timely updates consistent with School policies and standards, including quarterly report cards and parent-teacher conferences
  • Manage classroom and maintain an environment that ensures students demonstrate appropriate behavior, manners, study habits, and academic progress
  • Prepare students for standardized testing, including post-secondary entry exams
  • Provide timely and effective feedback to students, parents, faculty, and administration regarding student progress, needs, and concerns (academic, social, emotional)
  • Research curriculum and instruction opportunities and develop activities to enhance student educational experiences
  • Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings
  • Remain knowledgeable of instructional and curriculum trends, goals, and objectives
  •  Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
  •  Perform other related duties, as assigned
  • A leadership opportunity may be an option for this role

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
  • Experience in teaching Physics is an additional opportunity
  • Leadership experience in an academic setting
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
  • 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 communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • 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 community in which employees and students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org.   

Middle School English Anticipated opening July 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 Our Team

Our English team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in literature and writing. We encourage students to apply their knowledge and skills to achieve their post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. If you enjoy working with middle school students and want to develop their love of reading and writing, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools.

About You

You are an experienced middle school teacher seeking to share your love of English to help nurture students’ passions and curiosities of the world. You demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship building skills and are committed to helping guide students in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits. You demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do and enjoy the rhythm and energy of a vibrant and growing independent day school.

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

  • Design a developmentally appropriate curriculum, adapting material and methods to create relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students.
  • Evaluate academic and social growth of students and prepare quarterly grades.
  • Write individualized advisee and student comments.
  • Encourage students to think independently and to express original ideas.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to ensure an orderly, productive learning environment.
  • Administer testing in accordance with division testing practices.
  • Maintain an actively engaged classroom environment to support student learning.
  • Maintain frequent contact with students, parents, advisors, and school counselors about student performance and behavior. Participate in parent-teacher conferences as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across divisions.
  • Instruct students in appropriate research and citation skills, as well as in-class note-taking, detailed textual annotations, and reading comprehension and articulation.
  • Develop students’ organizational, study, and test-taking skills as well as their competency with educational technology tools.
  • Reinforce students’ comfort in oral participation and public speaking with regularly assigned presentations and recitations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English or related field; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
  • Proficiency in subject matter and subject-specific training and instruction
  • 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 unique academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of early adolescents
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Experience and appreciation for workshop models of writing and reading instruction
  • Demonstrated success providing 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 community in which employees and students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org

Performing Arts Teacher-Chorus

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where 910 boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life, in the care of 195 faculty and staff. 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 Performing Arts faculty is made up of highly talented and professional educators who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing, engaging, and encouraging students to use their creative skills in the areas of drama, instrumental music, and vocal performance. If you are passionate about sharing your love of singing with students in Classes 4-12, 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 both employees and students feel valued and respected and a sense of belonging.

About You

You are an experienced teacher who seeks to share your love of vocal performance with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you also have excellent organizational and relationship-building skills. You are adept at guiding students in the classroom and on stage, and in supporting them in their extracurricular pursuits. You are flexible and resilient, and you enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school by demonstrating integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.  

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

  • Promote a performing arts culture where individual contributions and teamwork are valued
  • Provide vocal instruction to various groups that may include, but are not limited to, classroom instruction, ensembles, glee clubs, trios, duets, and musicals/drama productions
  • Develop an innovative and inclusive approach to choral instruction to maximize student engagement
  • Create lesson plans and a classroom environment conducive to student learning and developmentally appropriate for the maturity and interest levels of students (Classes 4-12)
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques consistent with best practices that align with the needs and capabilities of students and performance groups
  • Facilitate activities to enhance the learning experience for students and broaden performing arts exposure and appreciation throughout the School’s community, including through social media
  • Identify the learning strengths and needs of every student to promote an appreciation for performing arts
  • Ensure effective tools are in place to assess, record, and report on student progress
  • Attend and actively participate in faculty meetings, in-service training, and parent-teacher conferences
  • Remain current on new teaching methods and curriculum developments
  • Serve as an academic advisor to students if schedule allows
  • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues, students, and families
  • Actively engage in relevant professional development opportunities
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in relevant subject area preferred
  • At least three years of full-time experience working with students in Classes 4-12
  • Proficiency in subject matter and subject-specific training and instruction
  • Ability to play the piano to provide musical accompaniment to choral groups
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, co-workers, and parents
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of students in the age group(s) served
  • 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 and adapt to changing work priorities and needs

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org.

Squash Program Director

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 Our Team

Dexter Southfield seeks a Director of Squash to launch and grow a multi-faceted squash program for its student body in the School’s newly built squash facility, scheduled to open in September 2020. The Director of Squash will report to the Director of Athletics and be responsible for building and delivering a competitive squash program in the Upper School, and for creating a competitive Middle School program and a developmental program for Lower School students.  

About You

You are an experienced squash coach or instructor seeking to build a comprehensive, new interscholastic and developmental program at one of the region’s most respected independent schools. While sharing your love of the sport, you will create a motivating learning environment for both emerging and experienced student-athletes. You are a highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills. 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:

  • Provide program oversight and day-to-day management of the Dexter Southfield Squash facility, clinics, competitive events, and court time
  • Coach Upper School Varsity and Junior Varsity teams
  • Build and coach Middle School team(s)
  • Develop and teach squash curriculum for Lower School students (Classes 3-5)
  • Train Athletics colleagues to deliver curriculum
  • Assist in recruiting and training additional coaches for the program
  • Develop and implement summer and holiday camps and clinics
  • Develop a program that offers private lessons and other training opportunities
  • Attend all practices and matches
  • Promote a positive attitude, academic achievement, and personal growth
  • Serve as the key liaison for recruiting, attracting, and retaining prospective and current student-athletes who have an interest in squash
  • Assist student-athletes in the college recruiting process
  • Play an active role in hosting at least two US Junior Squash tournaments on campus per year
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years’ experience coaching squash or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Previous leadership experience building a squash program founded on consistent philosophies and teaching methods for all teams and coaches
  • Mastery of tactical concepts appropriate for competitive high school play is required
  • Demonstrated success planning, launching, and building a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining squash program
  • Previous experience organizing and directing off-season training programs, camps and clinics highly desirable
  • Outstanding organizational, motivational, and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work with members of the Dexter Southfield community—students, faculty, staff, administration, parents, and alumni—and with visitors to the Dexter Southfield Squash facility
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of students
  • Ability to work in conjunction with Athletic Trainer to ensure that student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain and consistently exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, sportsmanship and respect
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
  • Valid driver’s license and CPR/First Aid certification required as a condition for employment
  • Successful completion of all pre-employment reference and background checks

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

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org. Outside vendors and club organizations are also invited to submit a letter of interest to caliber@dextersouthfield.org.

 

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