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Dana Hall values each faculty and staff member and the distinct expertise and perspective she or he contributes to Dana Hall community. Dana Hall employees are talented individuals who thrive in a setting that supports each individual’s learning style and encourages risk-taking. Working collaboratively, they guide each student to grow into the best possible version of herself.

Faculty

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  • Upper School English Teacher

    Dana Hall School seeks an experienced full-time Upper School English teacher beginning in the fall of 2017. Responsibilities will include teaching four sections of English, advising a small group of students, coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and participating as needed in the co-curricular life of the school.

    The ideal candidate will possess most or all of these qualifications:

    • Experience teaching high school English
    • Post-secondary degree in English or closely related field
    • Commitment to academic vigor
    • Enthusiasm for incorporating non-western literature into the curriculum
    • Readiness to employ a variety of pedagogical approaches for a variety of learning styles
    • Interest in using technology thoughtfully and creatively to enhance teaching and learning (Dana Hall School is a 1-1 iPad school)
    • Dedication to fostering an inclusive learning environment
    • Flexibility and collaborative spirit in working with department members and colleagues across disciplines
    Dana Hall School seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive educational practices.

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  • Engineering and Computer Science

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Department Head: Engineering and Computer Science.

    The individual in this position will be accountable for:

    • coordinating academic technology in grades 5-8
    • having a leadership role in the School’s 1:1 iPad program and collaborating with all faculty members on academic technology
    • serving as a middle school based educational technologist who supports and guides middle school teachers
    • teaching 5th and 6th grade technology classes
    • overseeing the Engineering and Computer Science Department
    • contributing to the programming in a newly-completed Makerspace
    • serving on the Department Heads’ Committee

    Candidates should have the minimum of a college degree in a related field and prior teaching experience working with adolescent girls in the field of engineering and/or technology. Other requirements include excellent communication skills, an ability to multi-task and maintain details, as well as the ability to be a team player who is held accountable for the overall quality of the program.

    This is a ten-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of the Middle School.
    Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

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  • Residential House Director

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Residential House Director. The individual in this position will be accountable for:
    • Living in a girls dormitory and leading the dorm staff (House Assistant, Dorm Affiliates, and Student Proctors) while overseeing the day-to-day operation of the dorm and the wellbeing of the students;
    • Managing administrative work related to running the dorm (student permissions, maintenance requests, student travel forms, writing student comments, etc.);
    • Conducting weekly dorm meetings, room inspections, and social activities for the dormitory;
    • Maintaining close communication with faculty, staff, students and parents, especially as it relates to boarding life;
    • Serving as a role model and mentor, while providing a caring, supportive environment to residential students;
    • Facilitating dorm duty: Monday-Saturday mornings, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday (afternoon-overnight)
    • Participating in House Director meetings and Upper School Division meetings;
    • Participating in Community Dinner once a month with the entire boarding community;
    • Serving on a Weekend Duty Team, chaperoning weekend activities, and other similar activities (approximately) two times per year.
    This is a full-time position for the academic year and it includes evening and weekend hours. House Directors report to the Dean of Residential Life. Successful candidates will orient, nurture and provide support and encouragement to each individual student while helping to establish a sense of community that supports the School’s mission.
     
    Candidates should have a college degree and prior experience working with adolescent girls in a teaching or supervisory capacity, ideally in a residential setting.  Other requirements include excellent communication skills, an ability to multi-task and maintain details, in addition to the flexibility to manage multiple and, at times, competing priorities, as well as the ability to be a team player who is held accountable for the overall quality of the program.
     
    This is a ten-month, full-time position reporting to the Dean of Residential Life. Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

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  • Upper School Learning Specialist

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Learning Specialist.
    The individual in this position will be accountable for:
    • Reading and interpreting outside academic testing done on students and disseminating this information to teachers and advisors;
    • Working with faculty, parents, and outside evaluators to identify those strategies and teaching techniques that best help address the learning differences of identified students;
    • Helping teachers learn to adapt/adopt successful teaching strategies for all students;
    • Providing faculty with appropriate materials or information regarding the teaching of students with learning differences;
    • Serving as the liaison between the School and home on issues relating to a student's learning differences and keeping the student's advisor abreast of all of these interactions;
    • Counseling parents, faculty, and administration on the accommodations Dana Hall can and cannot make for an individual student with the administration making this final determination;
    • Serving as a consultant in the Dana Hall admissions process;
    • Serving as a member of the School's Counseling Team;
    • Assisting in the identification of students with learning differences;
    • Maintaining accurate records of students with educational evaluations on file at the School and those who are granted accommodations;
    • Offering workshops to Upper School students on topics such as organization, study skills, test preparation, and time management, and helping to teach the Skills Workshop 9 course;
    • Working one-to-one and/or in small groups with students who are struggling academically, as determined by the Director of the Upper School;
    • Working closely with a team of two other Learning Specialists;
    • Working with teachers, advisors and families to create support plans for students with learning differences and those who are struggling academically; and
    • Serving as liaison between school and outside testing organizations related to requests for special accommodations for standardized tests based on documented learning differences.
     
    Candidates should have prior experience working with students in a school setting and a master’s degree related to student learning. Other requirements include excellent communication skills, an ability to multi-task and maintain details, in addition to the flexibility to manage multiple and, at times, competing priorities, as well as the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and parents.
     
    This is a ten-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of the Upper School.  
    Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

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Staff

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  • Director of Aquatics

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position Director of Aquatics. This individual is responsible for an operation that runs seven days per week during the academic year, including lessons, open swim sessions, and other programs. Dana Hall School is a boarding and day college preparatory school for girls grades 5 through 12. The aquatics program includes working with Dana Hall students, as well as community students, and other constituents.

    The individual in this position will be accountable for:
    • Providing a safe and healthy pool environment by: acting as facility director for the pool and pool area; checking the pump room daily following standard protocol; maintaining all chemical inventory and ordering supplies, as necessary; checking pool chemistry four times per day; cleaning the pool floor; building and maintaining the relationship with the Wellesley Board of Health, following all codes, and meeting with Wellesley town officials at least once per month as required by code; identifying and resolving maintenance issues, working with the Facilities Department, as necessary; maintaining all equipment to ensure it is good repair; conducting testing as Certified Pool Operator once per week as required by regulations; guaranteeing the pool is closed at the end of the Director’s workday and confirming access doors are locked, as required.
    • Setting up the pool for daily lessons by: building tot docks and removing them at the end of lessons; moving and setting up lane lines; ensuring that equipment is available for instructors; monitoring the flow of students and parents to maintain safety levels; cleaning the deck area after lessons end.
    • Communicating with parents: responding to all inquiries concerning current lessons and requests for information on future lessons; adding students to teaching schedules, as needed and available; resolving communication issues, should they arise; developing a positive relationship with all pool users and parents; maintaining oversight of who is using the pool and the program with which they are associated; creating and posting workouts for lap swimmers, as necessary.
    • Teaching responsibilities including: teaching swim lessons for approximately 15 hours per week; teaching Dana Hall Middle School swim lessons in late November through early March; teaching Dana Hall students a lifeguard training course twice per week from late March through early June; offering private instruction to Dana Hall students, when possible; offering lessons for community members, including young children.
    • Supervising and directing swim instructors and life guards by: maintaining communications with requests to join the aquatics program; developing plans for the fall program, beginning in January; creating classes that combine age/ability/personality/availability; being flexible to changes in needs and schedules of participants and instructors; maintaining the relationship with Wellesley Public Schools students with disabilities; creating and reconciling lesson billing twice per year; working to promote community awareness of Dana Hall School; marketing the aquatics program in the local community.
    • Working with Dana Hall students by: building positive relationships with students to help them achieve goals for lessons, coaching, etc.; assisting and supporting Dana Hall swim team members and coaches; meeting and greeting students using the pool during open swim hours; attending and participating in school meetings and being a part of the Dana Hall community; encouraging the use of the pool by Dana Hall students.
    • Maintaining personal licenses and certifications: maintaining updated American Red Cross certification; maintaining Certified Pool Operator licensure, renewed every five years; maintaining pool license with the Town of Wellesley annually.Candidates should have prior swim instructor and swim class experience, basic knowledge of pool operations, up-to-date Pool Operator certification, Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification, and CPR certification. Other requirements include strong Microsoft Office skills, excellent communication skills, an ability to multi-task and maintain details, in addition to the flexibility to manage multiple and, at times, competing priorities, as well as the ability to be a team player who is held accountable for the overall quality of the program.
    This is a ten-month, full-time position reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

    Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

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  • Director of Alumnae Relations

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Director of Alumnae Relations. The individual in this position will be accountable for:
    • Fostering and enhancing close and meaningful relationships with alumnae throughout the U.S. and around the world
    • Continuing to cultivate and grow the Asia alumnae relations program
    • Providing overall management of two cornerstone events: She Sails and Reunion
    • Overseeing the newly formed Alumnae Council to implement long-range plans
    • Working with the Admission Office to develop an Alumnae Admission Ambassador Program
    • Soliciting a portfolio of alumnae for the Dana Fund
     
    Candidates should have demonstrated experience in the field with a solid track record in developing a strong core of volunteers, excellent organizational skills and be a detailed-oriented professional who is a self starter and skilled with handling multiple tasks in a team-oriented environment. Other requirements include strong writing and public speaking skills, ability to interact effectively with varied constituencies, and a working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge. Ability to travel and evening work is required. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Director of Advancement.
     
    Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.
  • Barn Staff Member

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for a full-time position in the Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center. General responsibilities include: mucking, general horse handling, tacking up and barn maintenance. This position includes weekend hours. Candidates should have experience in horse care and a driver’s license.

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Dana Hall strives to provide employees access to opportunities for growth and professional development, and to enhance and expand our ability to hire, retain, develop, and promote a diverse workforce.

Dana Hall School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Dana Hall School seeks to reflect in its faculty and staff the diversity present within the student body.

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    “I am very proud to be a Dana Hall graduate and a Wheaton College student. At this point in my life, there is still no greater accomplishment."
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