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Dexter Southfield School offers boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten through Class 12 a classical education. Our 36-acre campus is located in South Brookline on the Boston-Brookline line, with easy access to Boston. Dexter Southfield offers a collaborative, community atmosphere and excellent benefits.

Dexter Southfield seeks to attract faculty and staff who will uphold the work and values of the School in order to strengthen the community of students, parents, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a commitment to being in and supporting a community which focuses on the education and well-being of students in a variety of settings both in and outside the classroom.

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Interested candidates should download the printable PDF employment application and submit this completed application, along with a cover letter, a resume and salary requirements, to:
 
Human Resources
Dexter Southfield
20 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445-7498
Email: hr@dextersouthfield.org
 
No phone calls, please.

 

Dexter Southfield, Inc. (“Dexter Southfield” or the “School”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and all employees without regard to sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications of the position(s) for which the applicant applies will not be considered for employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete this application, interview for the position, or otherwise participate in the hiring process, please notify us.

Administrative Accountant

About Dexter Southfield 

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

About Our Team

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

About You

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

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

Part-Time Modern Language French – Anticipated opening - July 2020

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just 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 full-time position may be your next career opportunity. 

About You

You are an experienced upper and/or middle school teacher who seeks to share your love of French with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the culture, language, and subject matter. You have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in their classroom and extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.

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

  • Create a classroom environment that develops in each student’s awareness and appreciation for the richness of French language and culture through the study of literature, current events, and primary sources.
  • Have the ability to teach French at all levels, from introductory to AP, as well as the ability to teach French at the Middle School level
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to upper school students on topics outlined in the school curriculum.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with School policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree highly preferred in subject area
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience with upper school students
  • Previous leadership experience is preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment
  • History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

 

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

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

Assistant Director of the Dexter Southfield Fund

About Dexter Southfield 

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

About Our Team

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

About You

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of full-time work experience in the development field, preferably at an independent school.
  • Proven track record of fundraising success by meeting organizational goals and initiating and implementing ideas to achieve results.
  • Proficiency with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software and/or the ability to master use of the system within three months.
  • Ability to develop and implement successful strategies and pivot around obstacles to achieve results.
  • You have proven yourself as an effective team player who can be counted on to address needs and identify and implement creative solutions.
  • You are confident and poised and committed to fulfilling the School’s motto “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
  • Team player with strong communication skills (written, oral, non-verbal) and a detail-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to establish and nurture effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • A good sense of humor.

 

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

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

Middle School History – Anticipated opening July 2020

About Dexter Southfield

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

About Our Team

Our History Department team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in history and current events. 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 history, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools. 

About You

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in History; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of 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
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

 

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

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

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

 

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