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 Faculty/Staff Positions

Science Teacher, Part-Time

Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative science teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. The ideal candidate will have flexibility and willingness to teach in all levels of the science program. This is a part-time position.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL: 

  • Demonstrate passion and expertise in the teaching of science.
  • Teach skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in physics, chemistry, biology, or general science.
  • Combine critical thinking, reading, writing, and research in the curriculum and in instruction.
  • Be well versed in multiple areas of science and science education.
  • Be confident in the use of technology in the classroom to engage learners.
  • 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 science curriculum.
  • Be self-directed with a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrate commitment to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom.
  • Possess 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

Teach two-four sections of Science, which may include introductory, advanced, and AP.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Innovative teaching practices that balance the development of procedural skills, conceptual understanding of scientific ideas, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge of relevant technology to improve instruction and student achievement
  • Experience with or interest in problem based-learning pedagogy helpful but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • Three+ 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Beth McNeff, director of human resources, at hr@brooksschool.org.

Faculty Intern

Brooks School offers an opportunity for recent college graduates or individuals transitioning from a math- or science-based career and are interested in pursuing a teaching career in secondary education at a boarding school. The purpose of the program is to mentor new teachers as they begin to manage a classroom for the first time while also exposing them to all aspects of a boarding school life. This one-year appointment (40+ hours/week), reporting to the dean of faculty, requires support in an assigned academic department and the Learning Center.

Essential functions and Key objectives 

Faculty Interns actively participate in all facets of faculty life. Expectations include:

  • Teaching one section of physics and working in partnership with an academic mentor to teach a second section of physics.
  • Providing mathematical academic support in the learning center for 10 hours per week.
  • Coaching two seasons of a specified sport.
  • Living in a dormitory and engaging in our residential life program, which includes at least one night of dorm duty per week, weekend duty every four weeks and attendance at meals.
  • Meeting weekly with the dean of faculty, academic department chair or other experienced faculty within your discipline.

Faculty Interns are members of the faculty and receive a salary plus housing in a dormitory where Internet, local phone service, cable, and all utilities are included; all meals; and access to all school facilities including the fitness center.

Qualifications 

Candidates must be academically qualified in their subject areas and possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, have interest in working with teens, and possess skills and talents that would benefit a boarding school community.

physical demands

Candidate must be able to work a full academic day. 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a résumé/CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Beth McNeff, director of human resources, at hr@brooksschool.org.

Licensed Plumber

Brooks School seeks a full-time, permanent licensed plumber (to work 40 hours per week; overtime as assigned and be on-call every six weeks for two weeks). The licensed plumber will perform work to repair, maintain and improve steam and gas services on campus and will perform HVAC repairs, maintenance and improvements. These plumbing and HVAC tasks are associated with buildings maintenance and the delivery of these services to the entire campus. This position may be assigned to other roles within the Facilities Department, based on workload and economic conditions, including but not limited to snow removal.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Interpret blueprints and building specifications to map layout for pipes, drainage systems, and other plumbing materials.
  • Install pipes and fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, for water, gas, steam, air, or other liquids. 
  • Install supports for pipes, equipment, and fixtures prior to installation.
  • Assemble fittings and valves for installation.
  • Modify length of pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing materials as needed for a building.
  • Use saws and pipe cutters as necessary.
  • Install heating and air-conditioning systems, including water heaters.
  • Collaborate with contractors, construction workers, electricians, pipefitters, and steamfitters in installing and repairing plumbing.
  • Test plumbing systems for leaks and other problems.
  • Analyze problems and identify appropriate tools and materials for repair.
  • Choose plumbing materials based on budget, location, and intended uses of building.
  • Follow health and safety standards and comply with building codes.
  • Write reports documenting problems and a summary of actions taken.
  • Perform inspections of plumbing systems to identify and replace worn parts.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current plumbing license
  • 10 years of experience with hands-on trouble-shooting and experience with steam, gas and HVAC
  • Confined-space training preferred.
  • Experience performing plumbing work in a campus setting preferred.
  • Experience working in other trades is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work performed by the licensed plumber is extremely physical and requires eight- hours-a-day of physical activity including, but not limited to, performing the following tasks:

  • Bend, lift, twist, kneel, reach and perform other movements to fulfill the daily tasks.
  • Move from one building to another on campus in all types of weather, walking distances on irregular paths and climbing steps while carrying equipment.
  • Read and understand employment-related safety information.
  • Lift up to 80 pounds repeatedly.
  • Work in manholes and in confined spaces.

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 seeks candidates for the position of staff nurse. The per-diem position reports to the director of health services and is not eligible for benefits. The schedule consists of weekends (day and evenings) and a night shift during the week. Total hours will range from 12-20 hours.

The staff nurse will be 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, sometimes on short notice, for various shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. 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 & Wellness Center while recognizing that the position involves duties not solely confined to nursing.
  • Obtain health histories, perform physical assessments and deliver care to students per Brooks Health & Wellness 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 students' care, as appropriate.
  • Follows 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 Mass. requirements for school health; document 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; report 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 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 RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Perform 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
  • Be 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 Mass.
  • Bachelor-prepared, nurse preferred
  • Minimum two-year nursing experience
  • Experience working with adolescent population, preferred
  • School nursing experience, preferred
  • Basic Microsoft Office (Excel) skills, 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 & 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.

Security, Part-Time

This position (24 hours-per-week, reporting to the supervisor of security) is in the security department where the individual will typically be performing tasks associated with security responsibilities. The overall emphasis of this position is to create a secure and welcoming environment for both the Brooks community and all who may visit. The candidate will be requested to be available for planned and unplanned absences of regular security staff.

Security staff must submit to a post-hire physical exam and background check including fingerprinting, criminal history check (CORI) and sex offender registry information (SORI). The individual must possess a valid driver’s license. At the end of the 90-day introductory period, which may be extended given the variability of the hours the Security will be working, the employee will be evaluated for his or her ability to successfully continue in this position.

Essential Functions and Key Objectives

  • Become familiar with the entire campus
  • Perform regular guard tours and campus patrol
  • Be observant of activity on campus; discern unusual or suspect activity
  • Be capable of monitoring the status of plant equipment and recognize abnormalities
  • Be capable of compiling detailed reports in English
  • Assist local fire department or other emergency personnel that respond to Brooks School alarms or emergency situations
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible in accommodating the needs of an institution which is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week operation
  • Willingness and ability to interact positively with management, administration, faculty, and others with whom contact occurs
  • Willingness to be subjected to a background check
  • Other duties as assigned

qualifications

  • High School graduate or GED preferred
  • Previous experience in security or night security operations is preferred. This description uses the common industry term where women as well as men are encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Proven experience working effectively with the public
  • Available to work weekends, evenings and some holidays
  • Capable of working unsupervised
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English
  • Possess good observation skills
  • Experience in other facilities is a plus.

physical demands

The work performed by the Security is extremely physical and requires physical activity including but not limited to performing the following tasks:

  • Bend, lift, twist, kneel, reach and perform other movements to fulfill the daily tasks
  • Move from one building to another on campus in all types of weather, walking distances on irregular paths and climbing steps while carrying equipment
  • Read and understand employment-related safety information
  • Be physically fit and able to climb stairs and stand for long periods of time

If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, director of human resources at hr@brooksschool.org.

Available Athletics Positions

Brooks School has a variety of coaching opportunities available in the 2019-2020 academic year. Our current openings include:

  • Baseball (Assistant Boys 2nd Team)

  • Basketball (Assistant Girls 1st Team)

  • Field Hockey (Head Coach Girls 2nd Team, Assistant) 

  • Lacrosse (Assistant Girls 1st Team, Assistant Girls 2nd Team)

  • Soccer (Assistant Boys 2nd Team)

  • Wrestling (Head Coach, Assistant)

  • ​​​​Volleyball (Head Coach 2nd Team, Assistant)

If interested in a coaching position at Brooks School, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Director of Athletics Bobbie Crump-Burbank at athletics@brooksschool.org.

PRIMARY COACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attendance at all practices, home and away matches.
  • Assist with or directly responsible for practice planning, organization and coaching.
  • Encourage, support and motivate students-athletes individually and as a team.
  • Work with Athletic Director to ensure all school and league policies are being implemented and followed.
  • Possess and maintain a coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the mission of Brooks School.
  • Attend to First Aid requirements as necessary.

REQUIRED COACHING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 1-2 years of experience coaching at a competitive level (collegiate, club, or high school)
  • Strong background in the sport and the ability to demonstrate techniques
  • Have a passion for both the sport and working with high school athletes
  • 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
  • Must be reliable, dependable, 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

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.