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: You are an experienced lower school leader (PreK-Class 5) who seeks to promote student learning and guiding the School in fulfilling its mission and strategic goals. You enjoy working with other school leaders to develop and implement academic initiatives to promote a culture of excellence that allows us to be “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.” You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do and are seen as a respected, knowledgeable leader by others.
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. • Hires and supervise faculty and other staff members. • Lead staff meetings, teacher training workshops, and other types of professional development activities. • Enforce disciplinary policies and procedures related to student behavior. • Work with faculty to help students gain a self-awareness of their learning styles, needs, and strategies for academic success. • Coordinate and lead faculty meetings, in-service programs, and training workshops to share information regarding learning styles and classroom teaching strategies to promote student success. • Lead and/or assist in the development of curriculum and selection of appropriate learning materials. • Conduct file review and maintenance; read and review psycho-educational and learning evaluations. • Collaborate with faculty to discuss strategies and resources and facilitate academic transitions. • Coordinate timely and ongoing communication and feedback to faculty and parents. • Promote 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. • 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 at least five years of demonstrated experience or training in school leadership • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.