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

Staff Nurse, Per Diem

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, which could include some holidays. 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 Center while recognizing that the position involves duties not solely confined to nursing.
  • Obtain health history, perform physical assessment and deliver care to students per Brooks Health 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 student’s care, as appropriate.
  • Follow 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 MA requirements for school health; documents 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; reports 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 the 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 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 and 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.

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, 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.

Director of Facilities Management and Planning

Brooks School is searching for a Director of Facilities Management and Planning to be responsible for the leadership of all physical planning (including developing design standards and leading space planning efforts), new construction and renovation, and the efficient operation and maintenance of the campus buildings and grounds. This staff position works directly for the Chief Financial Officer, and works closely with the Head of School, Human Resources, Director of Athletics, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, Academic Dean, Director of Auxiliary Program and others, to meet the School’s day-to-day operational needs and support the overall mission of the School.

Essential Functions and Key Objectives

  • Leading development of strategies related to physical facilities operations and maintenance, including the landscape, buildings, utility infrastructure and the central utility plant, as well as overseeing sustainability and environmental health and safety
  • As the department’s lead planner, designing and leading a sustained planning function in the department and for the campus, establish design guidelines, produce and update long-range plans, including the financial plans to support them — and regularly monitoring those plans during implementation through to completion.
  • Setting standards and providing leadership for the Facilities department to ensure proper functioning, superior condition and aesthetic excellence of the campus.
  • Developing and managing strategic partnerships to deliver campus renewal and evaluating optimal delivery methods for both capital renewal and facilities operations initiatives.
  • Utilizing her/his knowledge of the regulatory environment required for the physical plant, including construction permitting requirements, workplace safety requirements, and environmental regulations.
  • Overseeing the management of the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the campus, including custodial services, maintenance services (the trade shops), the central utility plant, grounds, and motor pool. Establishing and monitoring performance targets for operational effectiveness, financial efficiency, and continuous improvement.
  • Overseeing the analysis, development, implementation, and monitoring of all facilities budgets, including operations, maintenance, and capital projects budgets, ensuring that the department is delivering services in the most cost-effective way. Delivering facilities’ budget targets and agreed financial performance objectives.
  • Delivering new construction and renovation projects that accomplish the agreed program and scope within, or below, budget and on schedule, with a level of quality that meets standards and enhances the campus.
  • Developing, building support for and executing a plan to address deferred maintenance and implement a comprehensive planned and preventive maintenance program.
  • Pro-actively identifying and pursuing new methods for delivering services at lower cost. Enhancing the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the entire Facilities Management department and its operations. Building a culture that seeks out new ways of achieving objectives at lower total cost and with greater efficiency. Reliably delivering (or coming in under) agreed-upon operating and capital budgets. Strengthening the department’s procurement and supplier management processes and procedures.
  • Fostering effective communication and collaboration within the Facilities department. Strengthening management and development of the entire department. Better leveraging technology, knowledge and process management.
  • Works with the CFO to prepare and present board materials as needed.
  • Serves as contact person for emergency situations occurring on campus.
  • A strong understanding of OSHA and other government agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related field and equivalent work experience is required.
  • Relevant Master’s degree and/or applicable licensure or certification is preferred.

Qualifications and Skills Required for Position

  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in facilities management, design and construction, and/or real estate development
  • Significant expertise in development, capital planning, design, and construction, and the ability to successfully introduce more efficient development practices from outside. Deep knowledge of regulatory environment, including construction permitting requirements, workplace safety requirements, and environmental regulations.
  • Experienced executive who can lead the development of complex projects and budgets, critically assess legitimacy of budgets and costs estimates, and can drive implementation of the most cost-effective methods for project delivery
  • High level of integrity and ethics
  • High emotional intelligence

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to travel across campus as needed.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods at a desk working on the computer.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazard or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

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

Director of Annual Giving

Brooks School seeks a dynamic, strategic, development professional to join its team. The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the development, execution and management of a comprehensive multi-channel annual giving program that supports the strategic objectives and the philanthropic priorities of Brooks School.

The Director is responsible for the broad operational oversight of the alumni and parent annual giving programs. This position will implement a strategy, which includes setting and meeting all goals, execution of a strategic vision of the annual fund, management, training staff, guiding the Essential Steward (Leadership giving) Program, enriching the current parent Brooks Fund education and participation efforts.  

This position will partner effectively with other leaders in the Advancement office. The Director will be an enthusiastic, genuine, effective manager, a team player and one dedicated to the mission of the school.

The Director will have a leading role in our team of development professionals working in a collaborative environment. The staff works with internal and external stakeholders, including alumni, parents, faculty, students and friends to build a culture of philanthropy at Brooks and to acquire, retain and upgrade individual donors. The person for this position will be an organized, results-oriented fundraising professional to lead its annual giving team to achieve annual financial goals for unrestricted support and school priorities, while broadening the base of participation among alumni, parents and friends.  

Job description  

The Director of Annual Giving will lead and direct a comprehensive program to achieve annual financial goals for unrestricted support and school priorities. This position requires that the Director be an active participant at the table, and a productive member of the leadership team for planning and enhancing giving over time. Provide support to reach all goals. The Director will also manage a full portfolio of prospects capable of giving leadership gifts of $25,000 and above. There will be active engagement by the director in the cultivation and direct solicitation of these individuals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee all facets of our Annual Fund program, including but not limited to leadership giving society, volunteer programs, direct mail and email strategy, and other initiatives as part of the implementation of a yearly campaign strategy for increasing the Annual Fund support.
  • This position is responsible for soliciting unrestricted gifts, with an emphasis on $5,000 to $25,000 gifts.
  • Establish, implement, and evaluate an annual calendar of activities that proactively engages constituents including alumni, parents, Brooks employees, and friends whose interests encompass diverse areas including but are not limited to, the arts, athletics, academic programs, and alumni programming.
  • Have the ability to work comfortably with data. Produce regular, comparative annual giving status reports, and evaluate the response according to different criteria (segmentation, class year, participation rate, etc.). Develop data management skills within the office.
  • Plan a comprehensive strategy to increase unrestricted and other gifts in accordance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Steward an active portfolio of leadership annual gift prospects (prospects able to give $5,000 to $50,000 per year).  
  • Elevate the education and awareness of the importance of the Brooks Fund with current parents. Direct and manage all aspects of Brooks Together, our current parent-volunteer driven effort for participation in the Brooks Fund.
  • Mange the current parent Brooks Fund goals and participation rates.  
  • Identify reunion prospects and work with reunion classes to develop goals and targets within classes.
  • Serve as point person for the successful execution of Giving Day with members of the office and volunteers.
  • Travel extensively on behalf of the school for events and one-on-one meetings with volunteers and prospects, meeting agreed upon expectations regarding an annual number of face-to-face visits and solicitations.
  • Employ an effective mix of communication vehicles, in addition to personal visits, including email, video, direct mail, social media and telephone to meet goals and to build a sustainable tradition of annual support. Develop creative themes and designs including brochures, promotional materials, appeals and other related print and online content in collaboration with the Development Communications Manager.
  • Establish benchmarks and monitor progress for the annual giving program for all constituencies.
  • In consultation with the prospect research and the database team, identify effective segmentation and establish processes to improve data integrity and to track and analyze fundraising results.
  • Proactively work with colleagues to create a sustainable pipeline for major and planned giving.
  • Perform other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned, included occasional nights and weekends.

required education and experience

The ideal candidate is a thoughtful, articulate, and experienced leader who demonstrates the ability to organize dynamic constituencies toward a common goal and who:

  • Communicates effectively with diverse populations. Demonstrates commitment to understanding, communicating, and adhering to institutional policies and procedures.
  • Has demonstrated experience managing, motivating, training and evaluating staff and volunteers to accomplish fundraising goals.
  • Has had successful experience with all aspects of annual giving including parental giving, annual leadership gifts, and other related programs.
  • Has developed a mastery with donor information systems (Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud would be preferable) and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and competence in preparing and presenting detailed studies and reports, including recommendations in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Has demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting, and securing philanthropic gifts.
  • Possesses state-of-the-art skills as related to the effective use of social media and other constituent engagement management tools (strongly preferred).
  • Has a high level of integrity, a strong work ethic, confidence, and a sense of humor.
  • Has excellent organizational skills and successful experience managing multiple priorities effectively, while sustaining consistent attention to detail.

Bachelor’s degree required.

PUBLIC/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional relationships with colleagues, attending professional development seminars, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Director of Development.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS

Engages and communicates regularly with colleagues, fundraising partners, prospective donors, volunteers, and other groups in a professional, positive and collaborative manner.   

OTHER DUTIES

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS WORKED

This is a full-time exempt position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

TRAVEL

This position requires up to 50 percent travel. Frequently, travel is outside the local area and overnight.

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

Director of Dining Services

Brooks School and our dining services provider Meriwether Godsey (MG) is seeking a team player with a blend of leadership and operations experience for our Director of Dining Services. 

The director should have a passion for food, service and developing talent, as well as enjoy supporting teams in their effort to deliver on company promises. Candidates looking for the chance to serve long-term client relationships and establish new ones, while shaping strategy and driving growth, are encouraged to apply. 

Essential functions

  • Ensure the delivery of MG best practices, core values, and non-negotiable  standards of quality and hospitality
  • Lead by example with the goal of engaging, coaching and developing team members
  • Maintain effective client and customer centric relationships
  • Lead all phases of financial planning in order to achieve operating and financial goals
  • Maintain effective client and customer centric relationships

Experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or five-to-ten years of related experience
  • Five-plus years of experience in contract food service operation, high-end catering management, and campus dining and retail experience
  • Strategic leadership skills
  • Project management mindset
  • Participative management style
  • ServSafe food protection manager certification

To apply, visit careers at merig.com or email recruiting@merig.com.

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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.