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.”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.