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

History Teacher

Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative History Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ideal candidate will have flexibility and willingness to teach in all levels of the History program. This full-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.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess the ability to use technology as a vehicle to enhance instruction and student learning.
  • Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices that adjusts to meet varying student needs.
  • Possess a growth mindset in considering current pedagogical best practices and an understanding of adolescent development.
  • Implement best learning practices and keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods by engaging in conferences and other professional growth opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with the members of the department to develop courses that are consistent and coordinated across the four-year History curriculum.
  • Be self-directed with a strong work ethic.
  • Be committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom.
  • Have a sense of humor with patience and empathy for adolescents.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and achievement.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching four sections of History, which may include introductory and advanced History classes
  • Advising 4-6 students
  • Serve as dorm parent with related duties
  • Coach or the equivalent of two seasons in the afternoon program

Qualifications

  • Innovative teaching practices that balance the development of procedural skills, conceptual understanding of ideas, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge of relevant technology to improve instruction and student achievement
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • 3+ years teaching preferred
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

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 Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

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.

Head Coach, Girls Basketball

The Head Girls Basketball Coach is responsible for all aspects of the girls varsity basketball program. This includes supervising daily operations on and off the court, 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 and the New England Prep School Athletic Council. 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. This position reports to the Director of Athletics and begins November 2018.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct the training, conditioning and performance of the girls 1st basketball program Monday through Saturday during the season. Practices are typically in the late afternoon.
  • Lead and supervise the varsity 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’ basketball coaches’ association meetings.
  • Work together with the Athletic Director in the development of the team schedule, budget and coaching needs of the girls basketball program.
  • Possess and maintain a coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the mission of Brooks School.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Coaching experience at college, high school varsity or high school aged club level for 3+ years
  • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
  • Strong technical and tactical understanding of basketball
  • Be an energetic self-starter in addressing all details of leading a competitive high school program
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and the 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 rcrumpb@brooksschool.org.

School Minister, Part-Time

Historically affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the Brooks School community today consists of families representing many faith traditions, including those who do not identify with any faith. We seek a part-time School Minister who has the interest and gifts to serve such a diverse community, and who will offer a broad understanding of spirituality, recognizing that it takes different shapes in different individuals. The School Minister will assist the school in furthering our commitment to the moral development and the building of character in our students that is vital to the Brooks School education. We seek to create a chapel experience (reflecting our broader academic culture) where we can together explore deep questions of meaning, purpose and value, in an environment where everyone feels welcome and all points of view are respected. This is a part-time, academic-year, faculty position reporting to the Dean of Equity and Inclusion.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

In this role, the School Minister will be responsible for:

  • Organizing, coordinating, and preparing the regular chapel services that are held twice per week on Monday and Thursday mornings, as well as special services such as Lessons and Carols, Memorial Chapel, Prize Day and other occasional services that emerge throughout the year.
  • Working closely and collaboratively each week with the student prefect group responsible for planning and leading our chapel services.
  • Working under the supervision of the Dean of Equity and Inclusion to provide pastoral services for the Brooks community.
  • Offering spiritual counsel and guidance for students.
  • Working with faculty groups to help develop programs that engage students in thoughtful dialogue regarding moral development and the building of character as an integral part of their Brooks School education.
  • Actively partnering and participating in programs and initiatives around equity and inclusion.
  • Being a visible presence on campus and promote the visibility and significance of campus ministry

OPTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help to plan and lead Sunday evening chapel services
  • Offer pastoral services in relation to birth, marriage and death for current and former members of the Brooks community
  • Teach two sections of Self in Community
  • Be open to negotiating the precise scope of this position as the candidate’s gifts and interests, and the School’s needs, may require

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must have an M. Div. or equivalent degree and have significant experience in school ministry and/or ministry to young people.
  • Preference will be given to ordained Episcopal priests, although we welcome applications from ordained persons and laypersons from all denominations with the requisite theological training and experience.
  • Demonstrated skill in ministering to people in a multi-faith context
  • Ability to relate to and connect with adolescents in ways that feel supportive and balanced
  • Exceptional communication skills across diverse constituent groups
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sincere, open manner

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects 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.

Director of Facilities and 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.

Advancement Coordinator

The Advancement Coordinator will provide overall administrative and operational support to Advancement Office. The coordinator will edit and fulfill mailings, assist with event and meeting details, develop volunteer materials and generate reports.  The coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Development Operations and will support the Assistant Director of Alumni Programs, Director of Annual Giving, Associate Director of Development, Manager of Research and Prospect Information, Director of Advancement Services, Director of Donor Relations, and Parent and Alumni Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Provide administrative support to the Advancement Office.
  • Take initiative on requests and inquiries of an administrative nature.
  • Answer phone calls directed to the advancement office, answer questions and resolve or refer calls to appropriate party promptly and efficiently.
  • Assure discreet and confidential handling of all advancement office business.
  • Oversee the office budgets, reconciling expenses and revenues on a monthly basis.
  • Process requisitions, expense reports, purchasing card reports and invoices according to procedures established by Business Office.
  • Maintain Advancement Office calendars (conference room, in/out of office, conference calls).
  • Maintain files of all requisitions, invoices and budget-related materials.
  • Maintain department supplies, inventory and equipment.
  • Maintain historical department files.
  • Process and distribute constituent death notices.
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Alumni and Parent Events, Director of Annual Giving, Director of Stewardship and Associate Director of Development.
  • Support for other outward facing office members as needed
  • Serve as registration point for alumni and parent functions.
  • Assist in preparing registration packets for events as needed.
  • Enter data into Raiser’s Edge and onto website.
  • Produce nametags and reception attendance sheets for all events.
  • Run reports from Raiser’s Edge as requested for members of the staff for data pulls and event planning.
  • Complete all other related tasks as assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs additional functions incidental to office activities including working occasional evening and weekend events. Serve as administrative liaison to volunteers, including but not limited to alumni class volunteers, reunion committees and student volunteers; prepare handbooks and other volunteer resources.
  • Copy edit and fulfill correspondence including letters, emails, newsletters, invitations and website updates.
  • Define the administrative, logistical, and facility needs for advancement office with the Assistant Director of Development Operations.
  • Generate and maintain Raiser’s Edge reports.
  • Provide special project support including Report on Giving, alumni targeting, pledge reminders, donor outreach, 50th reunion book, stewardship activities, and Giving Day, among others.
  • Perform other administrative tasks as needed, including but not limited to Raiser’s Edge data entry, budget oversight, expense tracking, file maintenance, and inventory and supply management.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Bachelor's degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written, communication, organizational, computer (Microsoft Office Suite) and database skills; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy of data/information
  • Ability to multi-task and to manage projects to a deadline
  • Professional boundaries with regard to the handling of privileged information
  • Presentation of a professional image
  • Ability to interact with constituencies both externally and on campus
  • Issue identification and problem resolution
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend events
  • Ability to work well with staff and executives at all levels
  • Personable and friendly

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear, as well as occasionally lift large boxes of letters. 

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

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If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources Manager 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.