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 Positions

Mathematics Teacher

Brooks School seeks candidates for the position of teacher of mathematics. This appointment will be effective July 1, 2019. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Beth McNeff, director of human resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

The mission of Brooks School is to provide the most meaningful educational experience to our students. To successfully do that, teachers at Brooks must be fully engaged in all aspects of the students life, both in and out of the classroom. Brooks teachers are expected to teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the school, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections, coaching two sports/activities, residential, and community responsibilities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be proficient teaching Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-calculus, and a desire to teach AP Calculus and Computer Science.
  • Possess flexibility and willingness to teach in all levels of the math program.
  • Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices that adjusts to meet varying student needs.
  • Have the ability to use technology as a vehicle to enhance instruction and student learning.
  • Possess a growth mindset in considering current pedagogical best practices and an understanding of adolescent development.
  • Teach four classes, including preparation, implementation, and assessment with a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative approach.
  • Serve as advisor for a group of four to six students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents.
  • Perform dormitory duty one day per week and approximately one weekend shift per month.
  • Lead or assist with an afternoon activity or sport in two of three seasons.
  • Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
  • Attend all school functions: chapels, seated dinners, class meetings, and special events.
  • Complete comments, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
  • Promote the core values of the School, empathy, engagement, integrity, passion, confidence, and creativity in all dealings with students.
  • Foster an environment that focuses on intellectual curiosity and growth.
  • Serve as mentor, advocate, supporter and confidante to students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have:

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

Director of Donor Relations

Reporting to the director of institutional advancement, the director of donor relations will fully develop, implement and manage a school-wide donor stewardship program designed to foster and nurture long-term meaningful relationships between the school and its donors. The director of donor relations will work closely with the director of annual giving to engage donors in a segmented outreach. This position will also work with all external facing officers on stewardship and donor engagement materials. The director of donor relations will fulfill the school’s gift obligations, track the status of the School’s 150 endowed and restricted funds, and steer the stewardship program toward a proactive, comprehensive approach. In addition, the director will research grant monies and write proposals as necessary. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Oversee the advancement office gift acknowledgment program ensuring timely response to every gift received. Write all gift acknowledgment letters and assume responsibility for suggesting alterations for special gifts.
  • Provide substantive reports (financial and utilization) to donors regarding the impact of their gift to fulfill obligations, foster goodwill toward Brooks School and maintain positive relationships with the School’s donors.
  • Develop stewardship plans for new funds as they are created. Work with the business office to track the status of all funds and ensure fund expenditure is timely and in accordance with the intent of the donor.
  • Facilitate a connection between recipients of financial aid, prizes, and stipends with their respective benefactors by producing anecdotal reports, personalized letters, and events that will foster a relationship between the parties. Prepare yearly calendar demonstrating a clear overview of the program with set goals and deadlines, including monthly tasks and action steps with a key objective of establishing a structured, systematic stewardship program, which will outlast changes in staff and assure perpetual and mutually beneficial relationships with donors. In conjunction with school programs and faculty, write and edit grant proposals and progress reports; researching corporation and foundation prospects as necessary to garner funds. Maintain a tracking system and acknowledge all foundation and corporation giving.
  • During a capital effort will develop and write content for quarterly stewardship reports to donors to the campaign.
  • Support Advancement efforts, including but not limited to Giving Day, Family Weekend, and Alumni Weekend. These tasks include drafting scripts for the head of school for alumni awards and convocation.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with director of institutional advancement to schedule and plan stewardship calls to donors. Oversee development of all donor recognition signage, including design and installation by outside vendors. Maintain inventory of campus signs. Support the fundraising efforts of advancement directors through performance information on gifts and writing assignments as necessary. Maintain fund data on Raiser’s Edge.
  • Establish Raisers Edge links for all funds to benefactors and recipients; create contacts as necessary, set fund parameters, and establish a historical perspective.
  • Perform additional functions incidental to office activities including working occasional evening and weekend events.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED

1. Education
Bachelor's degree required, preferably with a focus in communications

2. Experience
Experience in an independent school and/or in college/university fundraising is desirable, plus three-to-five years of experience in business writing.

3. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Superior oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence, and appeals
  • Ability to manage complex projects and meet deadlines 
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, problem-solving and managerial skills
  • Ability to devise and oversee donor-centered events 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to faculty, students, and volunteers, including trustees
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with donors, volunteers, alumni and parent leadership volunteers, administration, faculty, staff, and other members of the School community

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time, EXEMPT position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to 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.

Head Coach, Tennis

Brooks School seeks a head coach for our girls junior varsity tennis team. The head junior varsity coach is responsible for all aspects of the junior varsity program. This includes designing and implementing daily practices that prepare students for competitive matches, administrative tasks supporting program logistics, and mentoring athletes on and off the court.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assume responsibility for safely and effectively coaching Brooks School's girls junior varsity tennis, Monday through Saturday, from mid-March through Memorial Day.
  • Plan and implement effective daily practices sessions, and prepare students for competitive matches.
  • Encourage and motivate students individually and as a team. 
  • Work with the Athletics Director on administration of overall program needs. 
  • 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 tennis
  • A relevant experience coaching at the high-school level and/or a successful personal background in competitive tennis
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with secondary-school students
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Strong technical understanding of high-school tennis skills
  • 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 Director of Athletics Bobbie Crump-Burbank at athletics@brooksschool.org.

Assistant Coach, Crew

Supervisor: Director of Athletics/Director of Rowing
Start Date: March 2019

POSITION SUMMARY
The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Rowing and Head Coach (girls or boys) in all aspects of the rowing program. This includes developing and mentoring athletes on and off the water, supervising daily operations, maintenance of equipment, planning and arranging for travel for athletes and equipment, supervising storage, care, and inventory of all equipment and supplies. The Assistant Coach will have direct daily interaction and primary supervision of up to two coxed fours.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assume responsibility for safely and effectively coaching Brooks School crews on Lake Cochichewick Monday through Saturday, from late March to late May. Practices are typically in the late afternoon.
  • Communicate and collaborate daily with other coaches on topics of technique, training plans and dynamic boat lineups throughout the season.
  • Encourage and motivate students individually, as a boat and as members of the Brooks Crew.
  • Assist the Director of Rowing with the administration of practices, regattas and trips, including attending rowing events throughout the season.
  • Attend to First-Aid requirements, escalating any problems 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 rowing
  • A college degree with relevant experience coaching at the high school or college level and/or a successful personal background in competitive rowing
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with secondary school students
  • Experience (or readiness to learn) in operating launches with outboard engines
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Strong technical understanding of the rowing stroke
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license and ability (or readiness to learn) to haul a boat trailer
  • Pass background check and other references, as needed

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to hr@brooksschool.org.

Assistant Coach, Field Hockey

Working under the supervision of the field hockey Head Coach, the field hockey Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in carrying out all activities necessary to accomplish the objectives of this sport. This includes developing and mentoring athletes on and off the field, supervising daily practices, and contributing skill instruction. Practices are typically from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m., with games Wednesday and Saturday. Start date is September 2018. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of experience coaching field hockey at a competitive level (collegiate, club, or high school varsity).
  • Strong background in field hockey skill analysis, and ability to demonstrate techniques.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Must be reliable, dependable, and passionate about field hockey, 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
  • Current CPR / First Aid certifications

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

Assistant Coach, Lacrosse

Brooks School seeks an assistant coach for our girls junior varsity lacrosse team. The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in all aspects of the girls junior varsity lacrosse team. This includes developing and mentoring athletes on and off the field, supervising daily practices, contributing skill instruction and managing game-day responsibilities.

Primary responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility for safely and effectively coaching Brooks School lacrosse Monday through Saturday, from the end of March through Memorial Day. Practices are typically from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m., with games on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 
  • Communicate and collaborate daily with other coaches in planning and implementing practice sessions.
  • Encourage and motivate students individually and as a team. 
  • Assist the head coach with game-day responsibilities.
  • 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 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 Director of Athletics Bobbie Crump-Burbank at athletics@brooksschool.org.

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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.

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