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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.

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.

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.

 

Career Opportunities:

Director of Facilities and Maintenance

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.”

Dexter Southfield is seeking a Director of Facilities and Maintenance to lead the maintenance team. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Director of Facilities and Maintenance will oversee and coordinate campus operations (including buildings, grounds, and vehicles) and ensure a safe and well-functioning environment that contributes to the growth and success of the students, parents, faculty, and administration of Dexter Southfield.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintenance 

  • Open and inspect buildings and facilities for plumbing, cleaning, and overnight problems.
  • Schedule and direct all repairs to classrooms, offices, and equipment as required. Responsible for any minor changes to structures (painting, minor repairs, etc.)
  • Coordinate, oversee, and inspect work by outside contractors doing repairs and new building (roof repair, parking lots, landscaping, etc.)
  • Oversee setup for special events and school functions.
  • Coordinate deliveries and oversee storage and/or assembly requirements.
  • Maintain all data and records for the maintenance department.
  • Coordinate moves to be made within and between school, sites (e.g. summer Head Start program)

Health and Safety

  • Ensure facilities and equipment meet all federal, state, and local standards and regulations.
  • Respond to medical emergencies during school hours and be on call for facility-related emergencies outside regular working hours.
  • Oversee campus security, maintain security equipment, and supervise security staff

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • Manage facilities budget in coordination with the Business Office.
  • Procure and oversee contracts for heating, air condition, janitorial services, trash removal, pest control, snow removal, lawn care, and other contracts pertaining to safety and maintenance needs. Review contracts with the Business Office for updates, changes or extensions.
  • Define and implement long-range plans for capital improvements in conjunction with the Director of Operations and Building & Facilities Committee.

Supervisory Role

  • Work with Director of Operations to recruit, train, and supervise maintenance personnel.
  • Oversee and schedule work for maintenance personnel.
  • Appraise maintenance personnel job performance; review descriptions, goals, and expectations
  • Work with Director of Operations and the Director of Human Resources to align department goals with the School’s strategic plan.

Communications

  • Provide regular and timely status updates and improvement plans for facilities to the Director of Operations and the Facilities Committee.
  • Review the condition of classrooms and offices with teachers and staff on an annual basis for improvements and repairs.
  • Provides a quarterly written report on facilities and maintenance activities for staff and parents.
  • Serve as a liaison between constituents of the school, both internal and external, and the school’s administration and/or Head of School, as appropriate, in order to address questions, concerns, or issues.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong customer service skills and experience required
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others
  • Must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Punctual, responsible, good sense of humor, and a strong work ethic
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull at least 50 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, squat, reach, climb ladders (up to 16’ high), and perform other job-related activities that require the dexterity of upper and lower body extremities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required in a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Maintenance/construction supervisory experience
  • Understanding of building code, fire code, and school regulations
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office systems and etiquette (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • HVAC, OSHA, lead, and asbestos abatement certifications highly desirable
  • Familiarity with SchoolDude maintenance software desirable
  • Site safety/security experience

 

This is a year-round, full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required to assist with special events. On-site, campus housing (single-family home) may be available.

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.

Systems Administrator & Help Desk Manager

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 Information Technology team demonstrates exceptional commitment to customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting high standard of excellence to support and service technology throughout the school. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by colleagues with a commitment to excellence, this may be your next career opportunity.  

About You 

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent analytical, strategic, relationship-building, and organizational skills. You are flexible and resilient, able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape, and identify what it takes to get the job done. Strong communication skills with an impeccable attention to detail are your trademark. You have a proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility and tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment.   

The Position
This position supports the overall information technology efforts of the school and works closely with the Director of Information Technology and other members of the school community, including faculty, staff, students, and parents. To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Triage requests for technology assistance related to hardware, software, networking, etc.

  • Properly configure and update systems and establish user accounts

  • Ensure and track proper operation of printers and printer servers

  • Install and secure operation of security tools on School-owned devices

  • Work with Director of Information Technology to establish and deliver high level of service

  • Provide operational and end-to-end training and support for school- and student-owned devices

  • Manage end-user inventories (e.g., desktops, laptops, Surfaces, toner, styluses, etc.)

  • Support installed AV systems in classrooms and shared spaces

  • Create, change, deactivate, and license user accounts on systems managed by IT

  • Provide Tier I support on server and network issues

  • Ensure proper security updates and operation of virtual and physical server environment

  • Support DNS, DHCP, and WINS/NETBUI protocols

  • Support MS Active Directory and Office 365 integration

  • Support ADFS and DIRSYNC operations

  • Managed INTUNE security compliance tools

  • Works with Director of Information Technology to properly configure and operate servers

  • Other duties as assigned to support the operations of the School


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field

  • Certification in at least three of the following areas, highly desirable:

  • MTA: IT Infrastructure

  • MCSA: Windows 10

  • MCSA: Windows Server

  • MCSA: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

  • MOS Expert or Master

  • VMware vSphere

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant periodicals and professional journals

  • Strong communication and language processing skills (oral, written, listening, and analysis), with an ability to independently read and clearly write reports and business correspondence

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with an ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from diverse constituencies

  • Demonstrated understanding of mathematical concepts and an ability to effectively apply them in workplace situations (e.g., probability and statistical inference)

  • Knowledge of effective leadership principles (e.g., setting a vision, planning, implementation, and outcome assessment) 

  • Ability to independently think logically to effectively problem-solve complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team
  • A good sense of humor
 

This is a full-time, 12-month position. This job requires use of extremities and the ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds. In this role, one is typically required to sit (20%), walk (40%), and stand (40%) and frequently bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, and ascend/descend stairs. Excellent vision, both near and distant, is required. Work assignments are typically performed under minimal temperature variations in a generally hazard-free environment. The role will require occasional extended hours that includes after school, evenings, and weekends during special events or peak work periods.

Dexter Southfield’s 36-acre campus is comprised of several buildings and outdoor learning spaces that are accessible via internal and external walkways, stairs, nature paths, hills, and uneven terrain. While most work is conducted indoors in classroom and office settings, this position requires one to independently transfer between these campus areas in all weather conditions.

All employees are required to verify employment eligibility and successfully complete CORI, SORI, and fingerprint-based background checks as a condition of employment.

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 Academic Support Part-Time ESL Teacher

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 faculty is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing, engaging, and encouraging students to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals. If you are passionate about sharing your love of learning at the upper school level, this role offers you the opportunity to do so in one of the region’s most respected private schools. 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.

About You

You are an experienced upper school ESL/ELL teacher (Grades 9-12) 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.

You have experience with running a sheltered/immersion class and or using SEI methodology to develop students’ English language skills in support of their scholastic development. You may also have experience administering and interpreting TOEFL data.

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
  • Collaborate with other faculty to discuss strategies and resources and facilitate academic transitions
  • 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

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education and/or ELL, SEI, 3 years’ experience teaching high school English Language Learners and teaching linguistically diverse students. Preferred: MA Teacher certification in ELL, SEI.

  • 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
  • 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.

Advancement Assistant

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 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, hourly, Advancement Assistant position may be your next career opportunity. 
 
About You
 
You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent administrative, strategic, analytical, relationship-building, communications, organizational, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape, and pitch in whenever and wherever needed. Strong writing and editing skills with a sharp attention to detail are your trademark. You have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility and you tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment.  
 
The Position
 
The Advancement Assistant is an integral member of Dexter Southfield’s Advancement Services team and will support the overall Advancement efforts of the school.  This position will work closely with all Advancement Office members, in addition to interacting with school-wide constituencies including faculty/staff, alumni and parents.  To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
 
• Quickly and accurately manage gift collection, analysis, processing, and entry of daily gift batches into the Raiser’s Edge application
• Manage and execute the gift acknowledgement process, including the accurate generation of letters for the Head of School, Director of Advancement, and other colleagues
• Reconcile deposits and transactions with Business Office
• Act as liaison with donors, and Dexter Southfield faculty, staff, and volunteers to answer gift-related questions and/or to resolve gift-related issues
• Quickly, accurately, and appropriately add or change biographical, gift, and prospect management information in the database as needed
• Generate reports, queries, and exports from the Raiser’s Edge database
• Oversee office supply inventory and ordering
• Manage Advancement calendar updates and weekly meeting agenda protocols; update with new events, communications, meetings, and tasks
• Assist with events; prepare event materials—nametags, lists, schedules, etc.—and assist with onsite event execution
• Provide general administrative support for the Advancement Team
• Provide research, documentation, information, reports, and support for all internal and external audits as needed
• Assist in managing budgets, tracking receipts, check requests and invoices
• Assist with Special Projects relating to stewardship/recognition/prospect engagement efforts
• Actively contribute to Advancement Team planning and brainstorming sessions; generate ideas and recommend strategies for the betterment of processes, approaches, and new initiatives
• Assist in other Advancement Office initiatives as assigned
 
Qualifications:

• 2 or more years of work experience, preferably in a development setting
• Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database highly desirable
• Effective communication skills (oral and written)
• Ability to effectively interact with coworkers, administration, Trustees, parents, alumni, volunteers, students, and faculty
• College degree preferred in a related skill area (e.g., Business, Communications, Project Management, etc.)
 
Other:
 
Some night and weekend work required, particularly during peak event times (September through November and April through June).
 
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 Academic Support (Maternity Leave Substitute, January-June, 2019)

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 faculty is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing, engaging, and encouraging students to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals. If you are passionate about sharing your love of learning at the upper school level, this role offers you the opportunity to do so in one of the region’s most respected private schools. 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.

About You

You are an experienced upper school teacher (Grades 9-12) 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

 

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