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 Operations team is made up of highly dedicated professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to promote a culture of excellence within our School community. Serving as the front line and face of Dexter Southfield, they offer the first and last impressions for students, families, faculty, staff, and others who visit our campus or call it home. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment surrounded by teammates who embrace a positive spirit and commitment, this full-time position may be your next career opportunity.
You have an eye for detail and a passion for coordinating logistics. You are a highly productive self-starter who knows how to calmly juggle multiple competing priorities with patience, grace, and humility. Others trust and rely on your clear and effective communication style, and you have proven yourself as a team play who can get the job done while demonstrating a sense of humor and sound judgment.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Process and distribute student attendance twice daily; updating arrivals/dismissals throughout the day
Coordinate daily bus transportation for students and campers, creating daily lists for each bus
Provide bus drivers with an end-of-day student/camper roster
Politely greet and provide assistance and directions to all campus visitors, students, and employees
Answer and respond in a timely, professional, and pleasant manner to all telephone calls
Deliver messages, transfer calls, and arrange to usher students to various destinations on campus
Communicate with parents and other constituents by telephone, email, or in person
Communicate with maintenance staff, bus drivers, and other colleagues using a hand radio
Perform general office duties (e.g. copy, scan, mail, etc.) to support the administrative team and other auxiliary programs offered by the school.
Assist and provide administrative support for members of the main office, campus programs assistant, and others.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent
Five years of full-time experience working with the public in a business environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database entry and management
Excellent demonstrated written and verbal communications skills in English
Demonstrated organizational skills; the ability to multitask, work independently, and juggle competing priorities while maintaining patience, grace, and humility
Effective interpersonal skills; ability to work with diverse constituencies within and beyond the School community
Ability to troubleshoot and calmly handle emergency situations
Can-do attitude and a willingness to work within a team environment and assist others
Ability to demonstrate judgment, discretion, and confidentiality
Ability to remain at a work station for extended periods of time
Ability to independently walk moderate distances on campus, navigate campus terrain in all weather conditions, and ascend and descend stairs
Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up materials weighing up to 20 pounds
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.