Employment

Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for roughly 380 students on a 270-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick.

Small classes allow students to work closely with teachers, fostering a relationship that is at the core of the warm, close-knit community. With a challenging academic curriculum that includes 17 advanced placement courses, Brooks also offers opportunities to study abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. A unique summer science program places fifth-formers in labs at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, as well as in the wilds of Tanzania and on the coast of Canada in Labrador. On the stage and in the gallery, visual and performing arts are an integral part of school life, while on the athletic fields, numerous teams have won New England or league championships in recent years.

The average faculty tenure of approximately 10 years reflects an atmosphere and culture that recognizes the importance of exceptional teachers. Brooks is a great place to work.

Available Positions

Art Department Head

Brooks School is looking for a dynamic leader who can serve as the Head of the Art department. The Department Head is responsible for the oversight and operations of the Art department, including working with the Academic Dean to schedule classes, assign instructors, prepare and manage the annual budget and calendar for the department, and overseeing and mentoring the art department staff.

Key Responsibilities

Direction of the academic program

  • Lead the department in setting short and long term goals; establish and execute assessment efforts to promote continuous program improvement.
  • Participate in the hiring process. Work with the Dean of Faculty and Human Resource Manager to screen and select candidates for interviews.
  • Observe classes periodically, or as necessary, with departmental faculty.
  • Support new faculty in the department by assigning a mentor from within the Art Department.
  • Encourage memberships in worthwhile professional affiliations outside of the School.
  • Foster a departmental camaraderie and spirit of mission for the Arts to be a vital part of the Brooks community and students lives.
  • Organize and run regular (usually monthly) department meetings and communicate to department members who are unable to attend.

Oversight of Teaching and Advising

  • Responsible for teaching three sections of an art related class
  • Work in conjunction with the Academic Dean to schedule classes and assign instructors; Monitor course registration and make Adjustments in course schedules or teacher assignments as needed, and work with department. faculty to place students in correct levels
  • Oversee the department’s selection of curricular materials. Expedite the acquisition of:

1. Student and teacher editions of textbooks — work with bookstore
2. Student supplies — work with Arts dept. Production Manager
3. Teaching aids — models, calculators, software, etc.
4. Teaching equipment — computer hardware, overhead projectors etc.
5. Consumable teaching supplies

  • Work with the Director of the Library to recommend appropriate books and materials to support departmental program.

Other Administrative Responsibilities

  • Partner with Chief Financial Officer to develop annual departmental budget identifying both operating and capital expenses.
  • Partner with Dean of Students and Associate Head for Academic Affairs to develop annual departmental calendar for both curricular and co curricular presentations.
  • Partner with the Director of Athletics to insure cohesion between curricular and co-curricular offerings, and to make sure each program supports but does not duplicate the other.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Advancement and the Director of the Lehman Art Gallery in the programming and utilization of the Lehman Art Gallery.
  • Partner with the Academic Dean and Dean of Students to promote classes and activities within the Art department that appeal to a diverse student population.
  • Participate at the Head of School meetings to provide necessary representation for the Arts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree in Arts preferred
  • Five or more years working in a boarding school environment
  • Prior experience as a working artist
  • Experience working with the full spectrum of Arts offerings including visual arts, theater, and music
  • Ability to develop curriculum that engages and excites students
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build consensus
  • Appreciation and passion for the Arts

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

French Teacher

Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative French Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ideal candidate should be able to teach all levels of French language. This full-time faculty position will include teaching four sections and contributing to the campus community by coaching or the equivalent, supporting the residential life program, and being an advisor.

COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching from a full-immersion approach that includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture
  • Ability to use technology as a vehicle for learning gains
  • Apply engaging and innovative, student-centered teaching practices
  • Work collaboratively with the members of the department
  • Self-directed with a strong work ethic
  • Committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom
  • A sense of humor, patience and empathy for adolescents
  • Excellent communication skills

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaching four sections of French, which may include introductory, advanced, and AP
  • Advising four to six students
  • Serve as dorm parent with related duties
  • Coach or the equivalent of two seasons in the afternoon program

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Innovative teaching practices and a focus on skills-centered learning
  • Interest and practice of using technology for instruction
  • Native or near native fluency in French
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department to enhance our curriculum
  • Bachelor's degree required in French education, literature and/or culture; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of teaching experience in a 9-12 world language program (or applicable practicum experience)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Strong writing skills


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

●While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.

●The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Spanish Teacher

Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Spanish Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ideal candidate should be able to teach all levels of Spanish language. This full-time faculty position will include teaching four sections and contributing to the campus community by coaching or the equivalent, supporting the residential life program, and being an advisor.

COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching from a full immersion approach that includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture
  • Ability to use technology as a vehicle for learning gains
  • Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices
  • Work collaboratively with the members of the department
  • Self-directed with a strong work ethic
  • Committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom
  • A sense of humor and patience and empathy for adolescents
  • Excellent communication skills

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaching four sections of Spanish, which may include introductory, advanced, and AP
  • Advising four-six students
  • Serving as dorm parent with related duties
  • Coaching or the equivalent of two seasons in the afternoon program

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Innovative teaching practices and a focus on skills-centered learning
  • Interest and practice of using technology for instruction
  • Native or near native fluency in Spanish
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department to enhance our curriculum
  • Bachelor's degree required in Spanish education, literature and/or culture; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of teaching experience in a 9-12 world language program (or applicable practicum experience)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Strong writing skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Science Teacher

Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Science Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ideal candidate will have flexibility and willingness to teach in all levels of the Science program. This full-time faculty position will include teaching four sections and contributing to the campus community by coaching or the equivalent, supporting the residential life program and being an advisor.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate passion and expertise in the teaching of Science.
  • Teach skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in general science, biology, chemistry, and physics.
  • Combine critical thinking, reading, writing, and research in the curriculum and in instruction.
  • Be well versed in multiple areas of science and science education.
  • Be confident in the use of technology in the classroom to engage learners.
  • Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices that adjusts to meet varying student needs.
  • Possess a growth mindset in considering current pedagogical best practices and an understanding of adolescent development.
  • Implement best-learning practices and keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods by engaging in conferences and other professional growth opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with the members of the department to develop courses that are consistent and coordinated across the science curriculum.
  • Be self-directed with a strong work ethic.
  • Be committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom.
  • Possess a sense of humor with patience and empathy for adolescents.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and achievement.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching four sections of Science, which may include, regular, honors, or AP
  • Advising four-six students
  • Serve as dorm parent with related duties
  • Coach or the equivalent of two seasons in the afternoon program

Qualifications

  • Innovative teaching practices that balance the development of procedural skills, conceptual understanding of scientific ideas, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge of relevant technology to improve instruction and student achievement
  • Experience with, or interest in, problem based-learning pedagogy helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • 3+ years teaching preferred
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Per Diem Staff Nurse

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Brooks School is seeking a Per diem Staff Nurse, reporting to the Director of Health Services.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Responsible for the management of student health needs including medications, episodic care, wellness needs and all associated documentation. This also entails all appropriate communications regarding the student’s care

This position requires availability, on weekends 24 hours per week, this could include some holidays. This is an academic year position. This nurse will be asked to fill open shifts including holidays

Schedule (hours and weeks): Saturday and Sunday shift 3:00 PM- 7:00 AM and either 7:00 AM -3:00 PM or 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

Follow specific shift duties as assigned being flexible in meeting the needs of the Health Center while recognizing that the position involves duties not solely confined to nursing

Obtains health history, performs physical assessment and delivers care to student per Brooks Health Center policies, procedures, and guidelines

Identifies and treats health disorders of students according to the standing orders

Communicates effectively with other members of the nursing staff, to assure continuity of care; consults with Nurse Practitioner or School Physician regarding student’s care, as appropriate

Follows through with orders provided by School Physician or Nurse Practitioner

Collaborates with students’ outside physicians to establish plans of care

Assures that student health records are up to date in accordance with the Commonwealth of MA requirements for school health; documents all aspects of care appropriately

Maintains appropriate confidentiality and a professional approach towards students, their families, faculty, staff, and all others involved in the wellbeing of the student

Provides appropriate student health education related to plan of care

Communicates, as necessary with family members

Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases; reports communicable diseases according to guidelines

Serves as a resource on health issues

Follows universal precautions when providing care

Administers medication according to the 5 Rights and documents appropriately

Administers vaccines and documents appropriately

Counsels students concerning problems such as pregnancy, STDs and substance abuse, in order to facilitate responsible decision making

Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment stocked and on hand

Coordination of outside appointments related to the students health care needs

Urgent care to Brooks Employees, as needed, including appropriate documentation of care provided

Willingness to be subjected to a background check

Other related duties as assigned

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLILITES

Various tasks as requested by manager

Maintain continuing educations requirements, as required by licensing board

Maintain continuing education credits, related to the field of adolescent medicine and school nursing

CPR certified

Maintain yearly Blood Borne Pathogen Training, as per OSHA guidelines, and annual concussion training

QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of MA

Bachelor prepared nurse

Minimum two-year nursing experience; urgent care or ER experience preferred

Experience working with adolescent population, preferred

School nursing experience, preferred

Basic Microsoft Office (Excel) skills are required

Communicate effectively with all school personnel

Ability to maintain confidentiality

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work performed by the school nurse is physical and requires physical activity including but not limited to performing the following tasks:

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Ability to climb stairs to and from the Health Center

Ability to be on one’s feet for several hours at a time

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Date: May 2, 2017

Medical Driver, Part-Time

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Director of the Health and Wellness Center, the part-time, permanent staff Medical Driver/Administrative Assistant will drive students to and from medical appointments, Monday through Friday (with varying hours). This position requires scheduling flexibility and the ability to work additional hours as necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

Using his or her own car, drive students to and from medical appointments

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience
  • MA driver’s license with an excellent DMV driving history report
  • Person must be responsible, interact well with adolescents, and be organized.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to effectively interact and present information to students, parents, health care providers and members of the community
  • Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters appropriately
  • An open and collaborative work style
  • A high level of integrity and work ethic
  • Understanding of HIPAA

NOTE: The employee will typically use his or her own car to transport students, although there may be times when he or she may drive a Brooks School vehicle. Mileage will be reimbursed. The School will require a certain level of insurance coverage, and successful completion of the Criminal Offender Records Investigation check. The School will also require an acceptable Registry of Motor Vehicles report.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Reports to the Director of Health and Wellness Center

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to climb stairs to reach the office
  • Ability to drive in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Lacrosse Coach – Junior Varsity Level

POSITION SUMMARY
The coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in all aspects of the junior varsity lacrosse team. This includes developing and mentoring athletes on and off the field, supervising daily practices, and contributing skill instruction. Start Date: March 2017.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assume responsibility for safely and effectively coaching Brooks School lacrosse Monday through Saturday from end of March through to Memorial Day. Practices are typically from 3:45 to 5:30 PM, with games Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Communicate and collaborate daily with other coaches on topics of technique and training.
  • Encourage and motivate students individually and as a team.
  • Assist the Head Coach with the administration of practices, matches, and games.
  • Attend to First Aid requirements as necessary.
  • Possess and maintain a coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the mission of Brooks School.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • A positive outlook with enthusiasm for the sport of lacrosse
  • A college degree with relevant experience coaching at the high school or club level and/or a successful personal background in competitive lacrosse
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with secondary school students
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Strong technical understanding of high school lacrosse skills and technique
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive 14-passenger school busettes
  • Pass background check and other references, as needed

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Bobbie Crump-Burbank, Director of Athletics, at athletics@brooksschool.org.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Brooks School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, disability or religion in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletic programs and other school administered programs and activities.





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If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources Manager Beth McNeff at bmcneff@brooksschool.org or email hr@brooksschool.org.

Thank you for your interest in Brooks School.