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Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for roughly 380 students on a 251-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick.

Small classes allow students to work closely with teachers, fostering a relationship that is at the core of the warm, close-knit community. With a challenging academic curriculum that includes 17 advanced placement courses, Brooks also offers opportunities to study abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. A unique summer science program places fifth-formers in labs at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, as well as in the wilds of Tanzania and on the coast of Canada in Labrador. On the stage and in the gallery, visual and performing arts are an integral part of school life, while on the athletic fields, numerous teams have won New England or league championships in recent years.

The average faculty tenure of approximately 10 years reflects an atmosphere and culture that recognizes the importance of exceptional teachers. Brooks is a great place to work.
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.

Available Positions

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  • Assistant Crew Coach

    Title: Assistant Crew Coach
     
    Supervisor: Director of Athletics/Director of Rowing
     
    Start Date: March 2017
     
    POSITION SUMMARY:
     
    The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Director of Rowing and Head Coach (girls or boys) in all aspects of the rowing program. This includes developing and mentoring athletes on and off the water, supervising daily operations, maintenance of equipment, planning and arranging for travel for athletes and equipment, supervising storage, care, and inventory of all equipment and supplies.   Coach will have direct daily interaction and primary supervision of up to two coxed fours.  

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assume responsibility for safely and effectively coaching Brooks School crews on Lake Cochichewick Monday through Saturday from late March to late May. Practices are typically in the late afternoon.
    • Communicate and collaborate daily with other coaches on topics of technique, training plans and dynamic boat lineups throughout the season
    • Encourage and motivate students individually, as a boat and as members of the Brooks Crew
    • Assist the Director of Rowing with the administration of practices, regattas and trips, including attending rowing events throughout the season
    • Attend to First Aid requirements, escalating any problems as necessary
    • Possess and maintain a coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the mission of Brooks School
    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
    • A positive outlook with enthusiasm for the sport of rowing
    • A college degree with relevant experience coaching at the high school or college level and/or a successful personal background in competitive rowing
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with secondary school students
    • Experience (or readiness to learn) in operating launches with outboard engines
    • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
    • Strong technical understanding of the rowing stroke
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • A valid driver’s license and ability (or readiness to learn) to haul a boat trailer
    • Pass background check and other references, as needed
    If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to hr@brooksschool.org 
  • Assistant Wrestling Coach

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

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assume responsibility for safely and effectively coaching Brooks School wrestling Monday through Saturday from mid-November to March 1. Practices are typically from 4 to 6pm
    • Communicate and collaborate daily with other coaches on topics of technique and training.
    • Encourage and motivate students individually and as a team
    • Assist the Head Coach with the administration of practices, matches, and tournaments
    • Attend to First Aid requirements as necessary
    • Possess and maintain a coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the mission of Brooks School
    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
    • A positive outlook with enthusiasm for the sport of wrestling
    • A college degree with relevant experience coaching at the high school or college level and/or a successful personal background in competitive wrestling
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with secondary school students
    • A strong commitment to the student-athlete concept
    • Strong technical understanding of high school wrestling technique
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive 14 passenger school busettes
    • Pass background check and other references, as needed
    If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to Beth McNeff, Director of Human Resources at bmcneff@brooksschool.org 
  • Brooks Day Camp Group Coordinator

    Objective
    Position is responsible for creating a welcoming, positive camp environment focused on  the development of independence, leadership, healthy risk-taking, responsibility, and friendship by leading a group counselors and campers.
     
    Essential Duties
    • Provides leadership and mentoring to assigned counselors.
    • Establishes schedules and staff assignments to meet Summer Program needs.
    • Monitors attendance and approves all assigned staff timecards and time off requests.
    • Organizers campers into groups according to age, grade, and friends.
    • Develops activities and events compatible with Brooks School Day Camp’s philosophy and congruent to campers’ intellectual/physical abilities.
    • Maintains inventory of group materials.
    • Observes and conferences counselors as assigned by the appropriate administrator and helps formulate plans of action for improvement of performance as needed.
    • Provides an appropriate administrator with periodic updates.
    • Works with an appropriate administrator to analyze data relative to camper engagement and attendance and aligns program activities accordingly.
    • Conducts regular meetings with assigned counselors.
    • Actively engages in activities with counselors and campers.
    • Keeps appropriate records to include attendance and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
    • Establishes and maintains standards of camper behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive camp environment.
    • Identifies camper needs and cooperates with other Summer Programs staff members in assessing and helping campers solve learning, health and attitude problems.
    • Communicates with parents and Summer Programs office staff on camper progress.
    • Attends and actively participates in leadership team meetings in the off-season and during camp to assist with staffing, planning, or overall program development as requested.
    • Formally completes a mid-season and end of season staff evaluation with each counselor they supervise.
    • Serve as a liaison between the Summer Programs office and counselors.
    • Assists in directing morning and afternoon pick-up.
    • Communicates with SQUAD supervisor about upcoming fieldtrips and schedule changes.
    • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
    Job Specifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
     
    Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
    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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer, and to perform; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal camp settings, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.
     
    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an outdoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
     
    Supervision Exercised: Assigned group counselors

    Supervision Received: Director of Auxiliary Programs

    Benefits
    • Salaried compensation for 9 weeks. (8 weeks in session and 40 hours of preseason training and preparation.)
    • Professional Development reimbursed upon approval.
    • Brooks School Summer Programs Staff may redeem up to 16 weeks of tuition free camp for their dependents (ages 4-18).
    How to Apply
    Email resume and cover letter to summerprograms@brooksschool.org

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Group Coordinator will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director of Auxiliary Programs or appropriate administrator. Brooks School Summer Programs reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.
     
  • Brooks Day Camp Supervisor

    Objective
    Position is responsible for planning, administering, and directing the daily operation of the Brook School Day Camp (BSDC) program. Position formulates and interprets policies and procedures; ensures compliance with state and federal regulations; administers a budget; and supervises/assesses departmental personnel to include assigned group coordinators.

    Essential Duties
    • Assists in the training of Brooks School Day Camp staff.
    • Establishes staff and student schedules and staff assignments to meet program needs.
    • Responsible for developing and ensuring the BSDC employee handbook is updated and accurate.
    • Plans, administers, and directs all aspects of the BSDC programs, special events and all camp specialty programs.
    • Facilitates the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of a shared vision that leads to camper engagement and retention.
    • Assesses and identifies program needs and provides recommendations regarding future equipment, program and personnel requirements.
    • Assists BSDC group coordinators within the assigned areas of responsibility with planning and implementing effective programs and resolving crisis situations.
    • Assists the Director of Auxiliary Programs in determining staff allocations and with the selection, induction and retention of quality personnel.
    • Prepares or directs the preparation of reports as required by federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
    • Monitors attendance and approves all leadership staff timecards.
    • Supervises the development of in-service programs and orientations for BSDC personnel.
    • Prepares, monitors, and adheres to the BSDC budget in collaboration with BSDC leadership team and solicits funds to provide finical support for programs as needed.
    • Conferences with parents/guardians of campers and resolves concerns.
    • Collects and reviews records and evaluations for all activities, campers, staff and facilities.
    • Prepare end-of-season reports with recommendations for the following season in all program areas.
    • Maintains accreditation with the American Camp Association.
    • Communicates and collaborates effectively with students, parents, and summer programs staff.
    • Attends and actively participates in leadership team meetings in the off-season and during summer to assist with staffing, planning, or overall program development as requested.
    • Serve as a liaison between the Summer Programs office and BSDC leadership staff.
    • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
    Job Specifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Candidates will have a background in education and/or summer camp administration as well as a passion for working with young people. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and current issues in the provision of summer camp programs. Must possess the ability to plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive summer program. Must possess excellent leadership, supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents/guardians, the community, and administrative staff. Must be self-motivated and strong organizational abilities and attention to detail are essential.

    Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
    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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer, and to perform; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal conversation levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal camp settings, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.
     
    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an outdoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
     
    Supervision Exercised: All Brooks School Day Camp staff

    Supervision Received: Director of Auxiliary Programs

    Benefits
    • Salaried weekly compensation (late June-August)
    • Professional Development reimbursed upon approval.
    • Brooks School Summer Programs Staff may redeem up to 16 weeks of tuition free camp for their dependents (ages 4-18).
    How to Apply
    Email resume and cover letter to summerprograms@brooksschool.org

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Brooks School Day Camp Supervisor will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director of Auxiliary Programs or appropriate administrator. Brooks School Summer Programs reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.
     
  • Computer Camp Supervisor

    Objective
    Position is responsible for leading daily operation and administration of Brook School Computer Camp through the supervising of staff, creating a safe environment, monitoring curriculum, and other duties associated with the successful operation of the program.
     
    Essential Duties
    • Assists in the training of the Computer Camp staff.
    • Establishes staff and student schedules and staff assignments to meet program needs.
    • Responsible for developing and ensuring the Computer Camp employee handbook is updated and accurate.
    • Works collaboratively with Director of Auxiliary Programs to develop a STEM based curriculum.
    • Monitors attendance and approves all assigned staff timecards and time off requests.
    • Facilitates the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of a shared vision of teaching and learning that leads to student engagement.
    • Develops, advocates and sustains an academically rigorous, positive, and safe climate for all stakeholders.
    • Keeps appropriate records to include attendance and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
    • Manages human resources effectively by assisting with selection and induction, and by supporting, evaluating and retaining quality instructional personnel.
    • Supports, manages and oversees the Computer Camp organization, operation, and use of resources.
    • Communicates and collaborates effectively with students, parents, and summer programs staff.
    • Exercises leadership that results in measurable student academic progress based on established standards.
    • Monitors curriculum implementation and classroom-based instruction.
    • Supports the Summer Programs office with development of marketing, policies, budget and personnel pertaining to the Brooks School Computer Camp.
    • Available to parents during the registration process for questions regarding program and course offerings.
    • Formally complete a mid-season and end of season staff evaluation with each staff supervised staff member.
    • Provides an appropriate administrator with periodic updates.
    • Works with an appropriate administrator to analyze data relative to student engagement, enrollment and attendance and aligns program activities accordingly.
    • Attends and actively participates in leadership team meetings in the off-season and during summer to assist with staffing, planning, or overall program development as requested.
    • Serves as a liaison between the Summer Programs office and Computer Camp staff.
    • Monitors and forecasts expenses through the creation of a program budget.
    • Handles all petty cash requests.
    • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
    Job Specifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
     
    Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
    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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer, and to perform; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal camp settings, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.
     
    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an outdoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
     
    Supervision Exercised: Assigned Computer Camp staff

    Supervision Received: Director of Auxiliary Programs

    Benefits:
    • Salaried compensation for 7 weeks. (6 weeks in session and 40 hours of preseason training and preparation.)
    • Professional Development reimbursed upon approval.
    • Brooks School Summer Programs Staff may redeem up to 16 weeks of tuition free camp for their dependents (ages 4-18).
    How to Apply
    Email resume and cover letter to summerprograms@brooksschool.org

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Brooks School Computer Camp Supervisor will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director of Auxiliary Programs or appropriate administrator. Brooks School Summer Programs reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.
     
  • Senior Director of Facilities Management and Planning

    Employment Category:  Staff
     
    Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
     
    Reports to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
     
    Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt
     
    Schedule: Full time
     
    Benefits Eligible: Yes
     
     
    Summary
     
    Brooks School is searching for an Senior Director for 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 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, design and lead 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 monitor 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.
    • Oversee the Director of Facilities’ 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. Establish and monitor performance targets for operational effectiveness, financial efficiency, and continuous improvement.
    • Oversee 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. Deliver facilities’ budget targets and agreed financial performance objectives.
    • Deliver 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.
    • Develop, build support for and execute a plan to address deferred maintenance and implement a comprehensive planned and preventive maintenance program.
    • Pro-actively identify and pursue new methods for delivering services at lower cost. Enhance the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the entire Facilities Management department and its operations. Build a culture that seeks out new ways of achieving objectives at lower total cost and with greater efficiency. Reliably deliver (or come in under) agreed-upon operating and capital budgets. Strengthen the department’s procurement and supplier management processes and procedures.
    • Foster effective communication and collaboration within the Facilities department. Strengthen management and development of the entire department. Better leverage 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 
    If interested, please send a short letter of introduction and a resume to hr@brooksschool.org. 
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