Employment

Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for roughly 380 students on a 251-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

French Teacher, Part-Time

Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative French Teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate should be able to teach all levels of French language. This part-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 French, which may include introductory, advanced, and 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 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 hr@brooksschool.org

Head Girls 1st Soccer Coach

Supervisor: Director of Athletics
Start Date: August 2017

POSITION SUMMARY: The Head Girls Soccer Coach is responsible for all aspects of the girls 1st (varsity) soccer program. This includes supervising daily operations on and off the field, developing and mentoring athletes, care, and inventory of all equipment and supplies, and abiding by all regulations and being an active member of both the Independent School League (ISL) and the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). In addition, the Head Coach will work both with the Admission Office in recruiting and identifying applicants to the school and support current athletes with their college placement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the training, conditioning and performance of the girls 1st soccer program, Monday through Saturday during the season. Practices are typically in the late afternoon.
  • Lead and supervise the 1st team's assistant coaches and collaborate with coaches of lower teams on topics of technique, training plans and player placement and development throughout the season.
  • Foster among the participants and spectators an appreciation for the values of athletics, a desire to perform at the highest level, an attitude of good sportsmanship, and sense of pride in self, team and school community.
  • Attend all ISL and NEPSAC girls’ soccer coaches’ association meetings.
  • Work together with the athletic director in the development of the team schedule, budget and coaching needs of the girls soccer program.
  • Possess and maintain a coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the mission of Brooks School.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Coaching at college, high school varsity or high school aged club level for 3+ years
  • NSCAA Coaching Certification or equivalent
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Strong technical and tactical understanding of soccer
  • Energetic self-starter in addressing all details of leading a competitive high school program
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability (or readiness to learn) to drive school vehicles
  • 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 or call 978-725-6210.

Assistant Crew Coach

Title: Assistant Crew Coach
Supervisor: Director of Athletics/Director of Rowing
Start Date: March 2017
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. 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 Wrestling Coach

Supervisor: Director of Athletics/Head Wrestling Coach
Start Date: November 2016
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Wrestling Coach in all aspects of the wrestling program. This includes developing and mentoring athletes on and off the mat, supervising daily practices, and contributing technique instruction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assume responsibility for safely and effectively coaching Brooks School wrestling Monday through Saturday from mid-November to March 1. Practices are typically from 4 to 6pm
  • 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 tournaments
  • 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 wrestling
  • A college degree with relevant experience coaching at the high school or college level and/or a successful personal background in competitive wrestling
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with secondary school students
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Strong technical understanding of high school wrestling 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 Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at bmcneff@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


Date: May 2, 2017

Learning Specialist

Brooks School seeks a supportive, organized, and encouraging Learning Specialist for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will work with students, both directly and indirectly, to provide academic and emotional support. This full-time faculty position will include supporting students who are falling behind or struggling academically, contributing to the campus community by working with students in evening study hours and being an advisor.

Position requirements:

  • Reading and interpreting outside academic testing done on students and sharing this information with teachers and advisors;
  • Working with faculty, parents, and outside evaluators to identify strategies and teaching techniques that best help address the needs of identified students;
  • Helping teachers adopt successful teaching strategies for all students;
  • Serving as the liaison between the school and family on issues relating to a student's learning differences;
  • Counseling parents, faculty, and administration on the accommodations Brooks School can and cannot make for an individual student;
  • Assisting in the identification of students with learning differences;
  • Maintaining accurate records of students with educational evaluations on file and those who are granted accommodations;
  • Working one-on-one with students who are struggling academically;
  • Working closely with the learning center team;
  • Working with teachers, advisors and families to create support plans for students with learning differences and those who are struggling academically; and
  • Serving as liaison between school and outside testing organizations related to requests for special accommodations for standardized tests based on documented learning differences.

This is a ten-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of the Learning Center.

Brooks School seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Special Education
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 4-5 years’ experience in student support work
  • Experience with reading neuropsychological reports and creating individual student learning profiles.

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 hr@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.