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 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.

General Maintenance Worker & Ice Rink Attendant, Part-Time

Reporting to the Rink Supervisor, the General Maintenance Worker & Ice Rink Attendant opportunity is a seasonal, benefitted, part-time position of 32-hours-per-week and overtime as assigned. Brooks School's rink is typically in operation November 1 through March 15.

Summary Description 

This position is responsible for preparing and maintaining the ice rink, and for operating the ice rink in a safe and clean manner that provides an excellent experience for the Brooks community and all other users. There will be no tolerance for fighting, poor parental behavior, drugs or alcohol. This position will be assigned to other roles within the Facilities Management Department when the ice rink is not in operation, based on workload and economic conditions.

Applicants must submit to a post-hire physical exam and the required background checks as well as possess a valid driver’s license. There is a required 90-day probationary period. At the end of that period, the employee will be evaluated for their ability to successfully continue in this position.  

Essential Functions and Key Objectives

  • General awareness of operational needs, student and adult behavior, and other risk management issues
  • Address all operational, behavior and risk management issues, requesting assistance as appropriate.
  • Operate and maintain Zamboni ice resurfacing machine (training will be provided as required).
  • Clean all areas of the rink including common areas, locker rooms and the parking lot.
  • Remove any accumulated trash to a disposal location.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the ice rink boards and glass system.
  • Restock vending machines.
  • Perform weekly ice maintenance via the use of hand tools and an ice edging machine.
  • Change filters on heating unit.
  • Be on the lookout for any ice rink building system abnormalities.
  • Ice installation and removal
  • The employee must maintain a functional awareness of the typical hazards of the workplace. This includes, but is not limited to, OSHA regulations pertaining to workplace safety and chemical use. 
  • Read and understand related safety documents.
  • Understand and follow the regulations in the "Brooks Staff Handbook." 

Other responsibilities  

  • During slow periods/off-time, general maintenance work will be required.
  • May be called upon to cover for planned and unplanned absences of regular security staff.
  • Other duties as required to support the functions of the School.

Qualifications

  • High School graduate or GED preferred 
  • Ice rink operation experience preferred
  • Successful completion of Medical exam and criminal records background investigation

Physical Demands 

The work performed by ice rink attendants is physical and requires eight hours or more  of physical activity a day including, but not limited to, performing the following tasks:

  • Bend, lift, twist, kneel, scrub, reach and perform other movements to fully maintain the ice rink 
  • Read and understand employment-related safety information
  • Lift  up to 80 pounds repeatedly
  • Work in temperature ranging from below-zero to 50 degrees 
  • Work in inclement conditions
  • Walk on ice and other uneven and slippery surfaces
  • Be capable of safely operating indoor and outdoor rink maintenance and ice maintenance equipment

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

Auxiliary Programs Healthcare Consultant, Part-Time

Reporting to the Director of Auxiliary Programs, the Auxiliary Programs Healthcare Consultant opportunity is a part-time, benefits ineligible position beginning in mid-February through mid-August for 20 hours per week. 

Summary Description

The Auxiliary Programs Healthcare Consultant is responsible for developing the health care policy of Brooks School Summer Program's Day Camp as required by the Department of Public Health within the state of Massachusetts. The Healthcare Consultant will review all medical records for incoming day campers -- to identify missing information, including immunization reviews, physical exams, medication orders, participation clearances and specialized care plans -- and ensure that medical records are complete prior to the start of camp. Additionally, the Healthcare Consultant will be responsible for training the Day Camp staff, and the healthcare supervisors, on appropriate first aid, bloodborne pathogens, EpiPen, diabetic and seizure training and will be available for consultation at all times.

essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  1. Develop and implement the nursing policies and procedures to comply with the state’s department of public health requirements.
  2. Train Day Camp staff on infection control and procedure for handling health emergencies and accidents.
  3. Develop and sign written orders to be followed by the on-site, designated Healthcare Supervisor.
  4. Review medical records of all incoming Day Camp students for accuracy and completeness.
  5. Consult with Day Camp nurses in completing risk assessments and investigations of injury.
  6. Sign off on medication orders at the start of each new camp session.
  7. Work with the Department of Health to manage the handling of communicable diseases.
  8. Establish a designated location where all medication will be stored.
  9. Maintain a list of all on-site medications

Competencies

  • Ethical conduct
  • Leadership
  • Personal effectiveness/credibility
  • Thoroughness
  • Time management

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has overall supervisory responsibility for registered nurses and related personnel.

Work Environment

This role requires regular reviewing medical records and developing policies within an office setting on a residential boarding school campus.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is mostly sedentary and requires the ability to type, speak on the telephone, operate a computer and other office related equipment.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a seasonal position on a boarding school campus that will be approximately 20 hours per week during the months of mid-February to June and on-call thereafter.

Travel

No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • Registered Nurse Practitioner with current state licensure
  • Experience with policy writing and enforcement.
  • Work experience as a professional nurse.
  • CPR certification.

Other Duties

Please note: 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 their job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

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

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.

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.

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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.