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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.

 

Humanities (English/History) – 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 Us

Our 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 students and want to develop their love of the humanities and 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 a highly energetic and productive self-starter with excellent organizational and relationship building skills and 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 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 adolescents

•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

Major Gifts Officer (July 2019 Start Date)

About Dexter Southfield 

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

About Our Team

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

About You

You are an experienced fundraising and/or sales professional; a highly productive self-starter with excellent strategic, analytical, relationship-building, leadership, communications, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape, and pitch in whenever and wherever needed. A sharp attention to detail and strong communication and relationship skills are your trademark. You have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility and you tacklecompeting priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment.  

 

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

  • Manage and cultivate an individual portfolio of 100+ prospects (current and past parents, alumni), as well as solicit annual fund gifts as needed / appropriate with prospects
  • Meet and exceed revenue and outreach goals by directly soliciting gifts and overseeing all facets of the fundraising process including prospect identification, cultivation, closing and stewarding of prospects
  • Solicit planned gifts on behalf of the School; identifying key planned giving prospects and demonstrating the knowledge and strategic skills to successfully close planned gifts 
  • Work closely with the Director of Major Gifts, Director of Advancement, School administrators, volunteers and faculty to identify and articulate gift opportunities and properly support them with accurate research and briefings when needed 
  • Identify and oversee prospect engagement activities/events and follow-up with prospects from events in a timely and targeted manner 
  • Write personalized, timely, and thoughtful communications to prospects after properly researching and tailoring messages based on donor type, capacity, background, etc.  These include letters, emails, invitations, and proposals.
  • Bring a strong understanding of current Advancement trends and a desire to develop professionally in the field of Advancement to the Dexter Southfield team
  • Actively contribute to Advancement Team planning and brainstorming sessions; generate ideas and recommend strategies for the betterment of processes, approaches, and new initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of development and/or sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Successful record of soliciting and closing major gifts and/or sales success
  • Strong writing and editing skills with a sharp attention to detail 
  • Strong analytical skills and well-developed business acumen
  • Natural relationship management instincts
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database highly desirable

 

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

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

Upper School Biology – Part-Time

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.

 

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