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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.

 

Job Openings:

Upper School Math 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 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

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

About Dexter Southfield

Dexter Southfield is an independent school with 850 students, where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through challenging, supportive, 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, 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 Admissions team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the School’s growth and success. If you are committed to being in and supporting a community that focuses on the education and well-being of students in a variety of settings (both in and outside the classroom), this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected independent schools.

About You

You are a creative and collaborative leader who has overseen all aspects of an independent school’s full admission cycle, including marketing and communication, recruitment, financial aid, retention, and team building. You will be responsible for establishing goals, work plans, operations, and budget to meet the School's enrollment and tuition revenue goals. You are a data-driven decision maker who will serve as a member of the senior leadership team and work closely with all constituencies, including the Board of Trustees. You enjoy the fast pace and high energy of a growing independent day school, and you demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.

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

• Develop strategic marketing and inclusive outreach efforts to attract diverse families and enroll talented students who will thrive and contribute to the community as a whole.

• Interpret market data and trends to ensure the long-term growth and strength of Dexter Southfield.

• Analyze data and use sound judgment to identify and recommend program adjustments, as necessary.

• Develop and maintain a database of community demographics and the School’s historic admission statistics that can be used to reflect, project, and forecast annual enrollment opportunities.

• Analyze and implement the appropriate role of financial aid in optimizing enrollment and quality.

• Use marketing strategies to promote the School’s brand in and beyond the local community, by establishing meaningful relationships with area preschools, daycares, and other feeder schools and with area human resources offices, realtors, and other business leaders to market the School to relocating professionals.

• Support high-level and high-profile programming to build enrollment and revenue.

• Promote a vision, communicate a strategy, and see it through to practical execution.

• Communicate to the Admissions team the School’s overarching strategic plans for the purposes of alignment, focus, and effective implementation.

• Maximize technological tools for information management, advancement, outreach, and marketing.

• Work successfully with a variety of constituents, including parents, students, faculty, and staff.

• Successfully manage, train, mentor, and earn the respect of a highly talented seven-member team.

• Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

• At least five years of admissions leadership and financial aid experience in an independent school or college.

• Bachelor’s degree required; master’s or other advanced degree preferred.

• Strong public speaking skills to diverse audiences in both large venues and intimate settings.

• Sound understanding of academic programming and willingness to support the School’s strengths.

• Strong analytical decision-making and communication skills.

• Attentiveness to the Boston independent school market and trends among peer schools.

• Ability to communicate with poise and tact to constituencies, notably when faced with competing priorities.

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 Gift Officer (New Search - March 2018)

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 tackle competing 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

 

Dexter Southfield School • 617-522-5544 • info@dextersouthfield.org

Absence Reporting Line: 617-751-3400 • Admissions: 617-751-3600

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