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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.

Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach (Fall 2020 Season)

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 field hockey coach and player with a passion for working with student-athletes. You seek to share your love for sports, teamwork, and sportsmanship with young athletes. You are a highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills who can support students in their extracurricular and academic pursuits. You are flexible and resilient, and you pitch in whenever and wherever needed. You appreciate 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:

  • Serve as a leader and role model for coaching staff and players through a commitment to develop personal integrity, character, confidence, and personal excellence  
  • Supervise and instruct student-athletes during all team activities, games, practices, and trainings
  • Develop positive sportsmanship among student-athletes and promote multi-sport participation 
  • Focus on maturity, readiness, and preparedness of athletes during both practices and games
  • Support the personal, academic, and athletic development of student-athletes
  • Organize and communicate information in a timely manner to athletes and parents 
  • Help guide student-athletes through the recruiting process
  • Attend and actively participate in coaching and student-athlete meetings
  •  Perform other related duties, as assigned 


Qualifications:

  • Experience coaching field hockey at the high school, club, or collegiate level required
  • Strong knowledge of coaching principles, game strategies, and sports management required
  • At least two seasons playing intercollegiate field hockey desired; team leadership experience desired
  • Ability to develop a solid rapport with student athletes and model the ideals of good sportsmanship
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral development of upper school student-athletes
  • Ability to motivate and engage upper school student-athletes
  • Effective communication skills (orally and in writing) to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments 


This is a part-time, seasonal position (late August to November). Qualified candidates must be able to commit to being on campus for games, practices, and events, including some evening and weekend commitments. 

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.   

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

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.   

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.  

 

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