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 are seeking a hands-on, multi-discipline role. You have a passion for building and repairing and take pride in your work. When faced with unique challenges, you find creative solutions. You are a highly productive self-starter who knows how to manage competing priorities with patience, grace, and humor. Others can rely on you and trust your clear and effective communication style. You have proven yourself as a team play and an individual contributor who can get the job done while also demonstrating a sense of humor and sound judgment.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Construct, assemble, install, repair, and replace: structures, frames, partitions, doors, window frames, and furniture; install ceilings and floor coverings; remove and replace window and door glass, ceiling tiles, and broken hardware
Read construction plans to determine procedure of constructing cabinets, partitions, and other articles
Estimate material requirements and costs; order materials from designated personnel
Resolve routine, day-to-day maintenance issues and requests in a timely manner
Provide operational support, including setting up and breaking down of tables, chairs, equipment for campus programs and events
Assist with maintaining outdoor facilities and operations including landscape maintenance, snow removal, parking lot, playgrounds
Provide support relating to campus security, parking, and other areas, including assisting as a parking attendant for ongoing activities and special events, as needed
Operate light equipment, machinery, and motor vehicles
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 workstation 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 50 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 email@example.com.