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 Modern Language team is made up of talented and dedicated faculty members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to developing students’ understanding and appreciation of foreign cultures and languages to prepare them to become global citizens and leaders. If you are looking for a role in which you can make a difference in the lives of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders, this full-time position may be your next career opportunity.
You are an experienced upper school teacher who seeks to share your love of French with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the culture, language, and subject matter. You have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in their classroom and 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 be able to:
Create a classroom environment that develops in each student’s awareness and appreciation for the richness of traditional and contemporary French language and culture through the study of literature, current events, and primary sources.
Prepare and deliver lectures to upper school students on topics outlined in the school curriculum.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with School policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree highly preferred in subject area
At least three years of full-time teaching experience with upper school 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 upper school students
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
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 benefits package.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application to Stewart Tucker, Assistant Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.