Employment

Founded in 1926, Brooks School offers a co-educational, college-preparatory program for approximately 380 students in grades nine through 12 on a 270-acre campus overlooking beautiful Lake Cochichewick in North Andover, Massachusetts.

At Brooks School, we seek to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives. To that end, adults and students work closely in the classroom, in the dormitories and in extracurricular activities, fostering a healthy adult/student relationship that is at the core of our close-knit community. Students participate in an active learning environment within a challenging academic curriculum including our signature Winter Term. Guided by our core values of empathy, engagement, integrity, passion, confidence, and creativity, all members of our community are committed to the school’s mission.

We seek applications from both new and experienced teaching candidates who demonstrate a passion for their subject area, an enthusiasm for working with young people, and the energy to fully commit to working in and fostering an inclusive residential academic community. A willingness to embrace our curricular philosophy of competency-based education is an important aspect of any candidate’s profile.

We especially welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our population.

Available Faculty/Staff Positions

History Teacher

Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of History. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2020. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy.

The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. At Brooks, we recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We strive to be a place where a diverse group of faculty and staff want to learn, grow, and do their best work in an effort to support all aspects of a Brooks student’s life, both in and out of the classroom. Our school thrives because of their hard work, initiative, dedication and compassion.

A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential and community responsibilities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have proficiency teaching all levels of History, including introductory and advanced.
  • Work collaboratively with a grade-level team within the department to develop level curriculum that is consistent and coordinated across the four-year History curriculum.
  • Instruct students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of their academic and career success.
  • Possess enthusiasm to utilize technology to enhance instruction and student learning.
  • Be committed to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department.
  • (Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred).

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, director of human resources, at hr@brooksschool.org.

English Teacher

Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of English. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2020. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy.

The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. At Brooks, we recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We strive to be a place where a diverse group of faculty and staff want to learn, grow, and do their best work in an effort to support all aspects of a Brooks student’s life, both in and out of the classroom. Our school thrives because of their hard work, initiative, dedication and compassion.

A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential and community responsibilities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be proficient in the teaching of writing, both in a classroom setting and in one-on-one settings with students.
  • Be skilled in teaching contemporary forms of communication such as different genres and mediums of writing, video creation, podcasts and audio recording, oral and visual presentation.
  • Help students manage the reception and creation of multiple streams of information —digital and non digital — including the proper use of these resources.
  • Teach textual analysis and close reading, with "text" being defined in a contemporary sense: any and all forms of writing, video and film, audio, or presentation, to name a few.
  • Teach critical thinking skills and original-idea generation.
  • Be committed to the idea of diversity in the classroom, including the creation of a diverse and varied reading list, and the acknowledgment and acceptance of our students' diversity of culture, gender, sexuality, as well as their educational, economic, and geographic backgrounds.
  • Be able to incorporate the concept of creativity into the teaching of essential skills.
  • Staff Brooks School's Writing Center a designated number of times per week to work one-on-one with students seeking help on written assignments.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, director of human resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Staff Nurse, Per Diem

Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of staff nurse. The per-diem position reports to the director of health services and is not eligible for benefits. The schedule consists of weekends (day and evenings) and a night shift during the week. Total hours will range from 12-20 hours.

The staff nurse will be 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, sometimes on short notice, for various shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. This is an academic year position. This nurse will be asked to fill open shifts including holidays.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Follow specific shift duties as assigned, being flexible in meeting the needs of the Health & Wellness Center while recognizing that the position involves duties not solely confined to nursing.
  • Obtain health histories, perform physical assessments and deliver care to students per Brooks Health & Wellness Center policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Identify and treat health disorders of students according to the standing orders. Communicate effectively with other members of the nursing staff, to assure continuity of care; consult with nurse practitioner or school physician regarding students' care, as appropriate.
  • Follows through with orders provided by school physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Collaborate with students’ outside physicians to establish plans of care.
  • Assure that student health records are up-to-date in accordance with the Commonwealth of Mass. requirements for school health; document all aspects of care appropriately
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality and a professional approach towards students, their families, faculty, staff, and all others involved in the wellbeing of the student.
  • Provide appropriate student health education related to plan of care.
  • Communicate, as necessary, with family members.
  • Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases; report communicable diseases according to guidelines.
  • Serve as a resource on health issues.
  • Follow universal precautions when providing care.
  • Administer medication according to the 5 Rights and document appropriately.
  • Administer vaccines and documents appropriately.
  • Counsel students concerning problems such as pregnancy, STDs and substance abuse, in order to facilitate responsible decision-making.
  • Arrange to have needed supplies and equipment stocked and on hand.
  • Coordinate outside appointments related to students' health care needs.
  • Provide urgent care to Brooks Employees, as needed, including appropriate documentation of care provided.
  • Be willing to be subjected to a background check.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Perform 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
  • Be 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 Mass.
  • Bachelor-prepared, nurse preferred
  • Minimum two-year nursing experience
  • Experience working with adolescent population, preferred
  • School nursing experience, preferred
  • Basic Microsoft Office (Excel) skills, 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 & Wellness 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.

Medical Driver, Part-Time

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.

Available Athletics Positions

Brooks School has coaching opportunities available in the 2019-2020 academic year. Our current openings include:

  • Lacrosse (Assistants for Girls 1st and 2nd Teams)

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

PRIMARY COACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attendance at all practices, home and away matches.
  • Assist with or directly responsible for practice planning, organization and coaching.
  • Encourage, support and motivate students-athletes individually and as a team.
  • Work with Athletic Director to ensure all school and league policies are being implemented and followed.
  • Possess and maintain a coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the mission of Brooks School.
  • Attend to First Aid requirements as necessary.

REQUIRED COACHING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 1-2 years of experience coaching at a competitive level (collegiate, club, or high school)
  • Strong background in the sport and the ability to demonstrate techniques
  • Have a passion for both the sport and working with high school athletes
  • Commitment to the academic success of student-athletes
  • Experience in motivating players to achieve maximum levels of performance
  • Evidence of ability to interact positively with student-athletes, parents, colleagues and the public
  • Demonstration of effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must be reliable, dependable, and value attention to detail
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive 14 passenger school busettes
  • Pass background check and other references, as needed

Employment Application

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

Thank you for your interest in Brooks School.

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.