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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.

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

Kindergarten Teacher (Girls): 2020-2021 Academic Year

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 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 become lifelong learners. 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.

About You

You are an experienced elementary school teacher who seeks to share your love of learning with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you also have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in the classroom, and support them 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:

  • Foster a culture of high expectations to allow every student to achieve positive results in a supportive, academically rigorous learning environment
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate, well-rounded 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.)
  • 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
  • Coordinate timely and ongoing communication and feedback to faculty and parents
  • Identify unique student needs and collaborate with teachers and academic support to effectively address those needs and employ differentiated instruction
  • Create a learning environment that promotes character, respect, and goodwill
  • Demonstrate a commitment to 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

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in Early Elementary education or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • At least three years working as a full-time lead teacher in an early elementary classroom, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • Proven proficiency interacting and working with kindergarten girls and their families
  • 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 academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of students in this age group
  • 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 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.  

Middle School Science: Anticipated opening 2020-2021 Academic Year

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 is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in the study of earth, life, and physical sciences. 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 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 middle school teacher (Grades 6-8) who seeks to share your love of science with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matter. You have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in the classroom, and support 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:

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to middle school students on topics as outlined in the school curriculum.
  • Supervise student projects and laboratory work.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, 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
  • Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events.
  • Coach two seasons of sports and/or be assigned equivalent extracurricular activities
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science or related subject matter; advanced degree preferred
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • 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, in person and online
  • 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.

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

Modern Language – Spanish: Anticipated opening 2020-2021 Academic

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 teams 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 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 Spanish 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 each student’s awareness and appreciation for the richness of the Spanish language and culture through the study of literature, current events, and primary sources.
  • Teach Spanish at all course levels (introductory to AP) in middle and/or upper school
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to 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
  • Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events.
  • Coach two seasons of sports and/or be assigned equivalent extracurricular activities
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Spanish or related subject required; advanced degree highly preferred
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • 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, in person and online
  • 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 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.  

Middle School Math – Part-Time: 2020-2021 Academic Year

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 is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in the study of mathematics. 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 mathematics, 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 (Grades 6-8) who seeks to share your love of math with others, from integrated math to algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus concepts. 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:

  • Instruct students in the mastery of a variety of mathematic skills, concepts, and methodology
  • 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 bi-annual 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. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Willingness to coach extracurricular sports and/or advise extracurricular clubs, if assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related subject matter; advanced degree preferred
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • 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, in person and online
  • 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.   

Upper School French – Part-Time: 2020-2021 Academic Year

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.
  • Willingness to coach extracurricular sports and/or advise extracurricular clubs, if assigned
  • Participate in campus and School-community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in French or related subject required; advanced degree highly preferred
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • 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, in person and online
  • 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 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.  

Substitute Teachers: 2020-2021 Academic Year

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 faculty is made up of talented and dedicated team members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in all subject areas. We encourage students to apply their knowledge and skills to achieve their post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. In order to ensure the continuity of learning during this current public health crisis, we are building our substitute teaching team. Per diem assignments may be available both short- and long-term across various subject matters and class levels (PreK-Class 12) for those who are interested in joining one of the region’s most respected private schools.

About You

You are an experienced educator who seeks to share your love of learning with others. Being a highly energetic and flexible self-starter, you have excellent organizational and relationship building skills and 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, sound judgment, flexibility, and humor in everything you do, even during a global pandemic.

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 subject matter being taught
  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans 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 and present course materials including syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues
  • Other duties as assigned, including opportunities to coach extracurricular sports

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in subject area being taught or related field; advanced degree highly preferred
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • 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 student development
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment, in person and online
  • 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 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.  

Performing Arts - Chorus: Part-Time and/or Full-Time Opening

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 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 and vocal performance 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.

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
  • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues, students, and families
  • Actively engage in relevant professional development opportunities
  • Serve as an academic advisor to students
  • Willingness to coach extracurricular sports and/or advise extracurricular clubs, if assigned
  • 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 teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching 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
  • 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, in person and online
  • 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 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.  

Upper School English – Part-Time: 2020-2021 Academic Year

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 Upper School English Department is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students and encouraging them to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals. If you enjoy working with older students and want to develop their love of English and to remain lifelong learners, 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 teacher who seeks to share your love of English and literature 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. In your classroom, students develop skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship. 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:

  • Teach content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, grammar, and vocabulary (currently anticipated to be two sections of Class 9 Literary Study Honors, but subject to change)
  • 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 and individualized 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
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Upper School and across divisions
  • Assign writing in a variety of modes (expository, persuasive, descriptive, creative, etc.) and meet regularly with students one-on-one to evaluate written progress
  • Cover assigned grammar and vocabulary concepts as developed by the English team with emphasis on application of concepts rather than rote memorization
  • 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
  • Willingness to coach extracurricular sports and/or advise extracurricular clubs, if assigned
  • Participate in campus and School-community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English or related subject required; advanced degree highly preferred
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
  • 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, in person and online
  • 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 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

 

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