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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.

 

Head of School – Lower School

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:
You are an experienced lower school leader (PreK-Class 5) who seeks to promote student learning and guiding the School in fulfilling its mission and strategic goals. You enjoy working with other school leaders to develop and implement academic initiatives to promote a culture of excellence that allows us to be “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.” You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do and are seen as a respected, knowledgeable leader by others.
 
To be successful in this role, you must:
• Foster a culture of high expectations to allow every student to achieve positive results in a supportive, academically rigorous learning environment.
• Hires and supervise faculty and other staff members.
• Lead staff meetings, teacher training workshops, and other types of professional development activities.
• Enforce disciplinary policies and procedures related to student behavior.
• Work with faculty to help students gain a self-awareness of their learning styles, needs, and strategies for academic success.
• Coordinate and lead faculty meetings, in-service programs, and training workshops to share information regarding learning styles and classroom teaching strategies to promote student success.
• Lead and/or assist in the development of curriculum and selection of appropriate learning materials.
• Conduct file review and maintenance; read and review psycho-educational and learning evaluations.
• Collaborate with faculty to discuss strategies and resources and facilitate academic transitions.
• Coordinate timely and ongoing communication and feedback to faculty and parents.
• Promote 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.
• Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee.
 
Skills and Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in related field, with preference for at least five years of demonstrated experience or training in school leadership
• 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 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org.

Academic Support – Lower School

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:
You are an experienced lower school teacher (Grades PreK-5) who seeks to share your love of learning with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matters. 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:
• Foster a culture of high expectations to allow every student to achieve positive results in a supportive, academically rigorous learning environment
• Help students gain self-awareness of their learning style, needs, and strategies for academic success
• Provide 1:1 academic coaching for students with specific focus on executive functioning skills (e.g., time management, organization, study skills, notetaking, test taking skills, and goal setting)
• Write comments that give an accurate reflection of a student’s work and progress, as needed
• Lead team meetings to share information regarding learning styles, diagnoses, test scores and meaning, recommended classroom/teaching strategies, and accommodations
• Conduct file review and maintenance; read and review psycho-educational and learning evaluations  
• Collaborate with other faculty to discuss strategies and resources and facilitate academic transitions
• Serve as a study skills instructor, introducing key steps to a successful academic success
• 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
• Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee
 
Skills and Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in related field, with preference for special education or speech-language pathology
• Demonstrated experience working with 504/independent educational plans
• Professional membership in subject-related organizations and/or licensure
• At least three years full-time experience working with target population of 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 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org. 

Science -- Lower School

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:
You are an experienced lower school teacher (PreK – Class 5) who seeks to share your love of science with young learners. 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 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 hands-on learning activities to lower school students on topics as 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.
 
Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in subject area
• At least three years full-time experience working with lower 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 lower 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org. 

Math -- Middle School

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 middle school 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 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 be able to:
• 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.
• Perform other related duties, as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in education or mathematics with teacher education courses required; advanced degree preferred with proficiency in subject matter training and instruction
• 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 middle 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
 
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.
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org. 

Science -- Middle School (part-time position)

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:
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 upper 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 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.
 
Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in subject area
• At least three years full-time experience working with middle 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 middle 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org.

Spanish -- Middle School

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:
You are an experienced middle school teacher (Grades 6-8) 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 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:
• Create a classroom environment that develops in each student’s awareness and appreciation for the richness of traditional and contemporary Hispanic and Latino language and culture through the study of literature, current events, and primary sources.
• Prepare and deliver lectures to middle 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.
 
Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in subject area
• At least three years full-time experience working with middle 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 middle 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org.

Spanish/Latin/Student Life -- Middle School

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:
You are an experienced middle school teacher (Grades 6-8) who demonstrates strong leadership skills and seeks to share your love of Spanish and Latin. 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, support their extracurricular pursuits, and are interested in overseeing student life. 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:
• Create a classroom environment that develops in each student’s awareness and appreciation for the richness of language (modern and classic).
• Prepare and deliver lesson plans to middle school students on topics as 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.
• Oversee student life initiatives and activities.
• Other duties as assigned.
 
Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in subject area
• At least three years full-time experience working with middle 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 middle 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org. 

Biology – Upper School

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:
You are an experienced upper school teacher (Grades 9-12) who seeks to share your love of biology by creating a classroom environment that promotes an awareness of the role of science in economic and social progress. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matters and motivate each student to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles, and skills in scientific methods of problem solving to help them develop talents in scientific fields. 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 upper school students on various life science topics as detailed in curriculum.
• Instruct students in classroom settings and small groups to expand their knowledge of scientific method and biological sciences.
• Supervise students' lab-based activities, including preparation, set-up and clean up.
• Evaluate and grade students' class work, labs, 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.

Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in education or mathematics with teacher education courses required; advanced degree preferred with proficiency in subject matter training and instruction
• At least three years full-time experience working 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org.

Chemistry – Upper School

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:
You are an experienced upper school teacher (Grades 9-12) who seeks to share your love of chemistry with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matters. 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 upper school students on topics such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical separation.
• Provide instruction to various levels of learners, including AP Chemistry students
• Supervise students' laboratory work.
• Evaluate and grade students' class work, labs, 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.
 
Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in education or mathematics with teacher education courses required; advanced degree preferred with proficiency in subject matter training and instruction
• At least three years full-time experience working 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org. 

English -- Upper School

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 Upper School English faculty 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 teacher who seeks to share your love of English with others. A highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills, you are adept at guiding students academically in the classroom and supporting them in their extracurricular pursuits. In your classroom, students develop skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship. 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:
• Teach content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, grammar, and vocabulary to middle school students.
• 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 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. Emphasize the application of concepts rather than rote memorization
• Select literary reading materials from a variety of genres that are developmentally appropriate, intellectual, and engaging
• 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
 
Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in subject area
• 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 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
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.
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org

History -- Upper School

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 Upper School History faculty 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 history 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 teacher who seeks to share your love of history with others. A highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills, you are adept at guiding students academically in the classroom and supporting them in their extracurricular pursuits. In your classroom, students develop skills of critical thinking, listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship and engagement. 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:
• 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 in the Upper School and 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.
 
Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred in subject area
• 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 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
 
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.
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org. 

Math – Upper School

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 who seeks to share your love of math with others, from algebra 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 students in the mastery of mathematic skills, concepts, and methodology in courses that may include Algebra, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus (standard and honors courses), AP Calculus, and electives
• 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
• Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities.
• Perform other related duties, as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in education or mathematics with teacher education courses required; advanced degree preferred with proficiency in subject matter training and instruction
• 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
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.
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org. 

Physics – Upper School

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:
You are an experienced upper school teacher (Grades 9-12) who seeks to share your love of physics with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matters. 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 upper school students on topics such as mechanics, kinematics (objects in motion), translational motion, rotational motion, fluid mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and atomic, nuclear, and particle physics.
• Provide instruction to various levels of learners, including Honors Physics students
• Supervise students' lab-based activities, including preparation, set-up and clean up.
• Evaluate and grade students' class work, labs, 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.

Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in education or mathematics with teacher education courses required; advanced degree preferred with proficiency in subject matter training and instruction
• At least three years full-time experience working 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
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at curbonas@dextersouthfield.org.

 

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