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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 Upper School English Teacher for a one-year position beginning in the fall of 2017. Responsibilities will include teaching four sections of English, 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 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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  • Upper School Spanish Teacher

    Dana Hall School seeks an experienced, part-time Upper School Spanish teacher beginning in the fall of 2017. Responsibilities will include teaching one or two sections of Spanish 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 Spanish
    • Commitment to preparing students to communicate effectively in the target language
    • 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)
    Dana Hall School seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive educational practices.

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Staff

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  • Residential House Assistant

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Residential House Assistant.
    General responsibilities for this position include:

    • Living in the dormitory
    • Working closely with the House Director to oversee the day-to-day operation of the dorm and the well being of the students
    • Managing administrative work related to running the dorm (student permissions, maintenance requests, student travel forms, etc.)
    • Being in communication with faculty, staff, students and parents, 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, Wednesday, Saturday (5:00pm – overnight), and Sunday morning (8:30am – 9:00am)
    • Participating in House Assistant meetings
    • Serving on a Weekend Duty Team, chaperoning weekend activities, and other similar activities (approximately) two times per year
    This is a part-time position for the academic year and it includes evening and weekend hours. House Assistants serve on the boarding life team and 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.

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

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  • Groundskeeper

    The Groundskeeper will performing duties related to the maintenance of grounds of a campus covering several acres. This includes but is not limited to grass cutting and trimming using riding mower and/or push mower , lining sports fields, maintaining flower beds, spread mulch as needed, pruning of trees and shrubs, fall clean-up including leaf blowing and removal, snow shoveling as needed, maintain and operate power equipment, and assist with set up and break down of special events across campus. This position may be called on to assist with traffic patrol and parking. As a member of the Buildings and Grounds team, the groundskeeper performs a variety of tasks.

    The qualified candidate must be reliable, as well as flexible and willing to learn and perform various jobs as needed. The individual must enjoy a high degree of customer (internal, external) contact and have a friendly and helpful attitude. Previous grounds experience necessary. This position is physically demanding and involves bending, lifting, climbing, and lifting. This position requires outside job duties in all weather conditions.

    This is a 12-month Monday – Friday position from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Team members are required to work approximately every 8 weekends from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holiday coverage required. Overtime based on School demands. All hours are subject to change, and may be adjusted to meet School demands.  

    Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for basic grounds maintenance ensuring a manicured look across campus
    • Mow and trim grass, using necessary equipment
    • Maintain all flower beds on campus
    • Mulch flower beds and other areas as needed
    • Prune trees and shrubs
    • Perform fall clean-up, including leaf blowing and removal
    • Perform snow/ice removal of roads, parking areas, walkways and entrances as necessary, generally by hand-shoveling/sanding
    • Perform general maintenance and operation of power equipment.
    • Line sports field for events as required
    • Assist with set-up and break down of special events across campus.
    • Assist with traffic control and parking, as needed
    • Provide maintenance coverage approximately every 8 weekends and some holidays
    • Willingness to learn additional tasks and welcomes cross-training opportunities                                                                                                            
    • Exhibits pride in keeping all grounds in excellent condition
    Basic Qualifications:
    • 2-3 years of general grounds experience
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License in good standing with no restrictions
    • Massachusetts DOT card (may be obtained after hire)
    • Successful CORI (criminal record report) and fingerprinting required
    • Must be able to lift, carry and move at least 50 pounds repeatedly
    • Must read, speak, and understand English fluently
    • Be a team player who is willing to be held accountable for the quality work
    • Customer service focused
    • Ability to implement and maintain the goals of the department
    • Shift priorities as situations arise

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  • Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing

    Dana Hall, an independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 5-12, seeks a bold and thoughtful enrollment professional to be its next Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing. This position will most excite the energetic, experienced and strategic leader who has an appreciation for engaging preadolescent and adolescent students, is committed to girls’ education and the school’s imperative to “provide its students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.” Located 12 miles west of Boston, the school balances exposure to new ideas and the challenge of analytic and creative thinking with concentration on the development of self-esteem, leadership and respect for others.
     
    Reporting to the Head of School, Katherine Bradley, and serving as a key member of the Administrative Team, the Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing oversees all aspects of enrollment, admission and financial aid, including strategic communications and marketing. The new Director will be an active member of a senior leadership team that seeks to institutionalize and reinforce the school’s intent to “push the boundaries and blaze trails in order to expand the education of women, all in the pursuit of excellence” and to interpret that in a modern context. She or he will be expected to contribute to the team’s collaborative approach to strategic thinking and planning. She or he will possess a keen, proactive and forceful understanding of independent school enrollment issues nationally and internationally at the middle, secondary and higher education levels, particularly regarding issues related to diversity and access, as well as knowledge of the rapid changes transforming education today and an eagerness to exploit the possibilities such changes can bring to the school.
     
    The ideal candidate will possess an unswerving commitment to access and diversity through admission and financial aid initiatives and accompanied by a high degree of cultural competency and unimpeachable integrity. The new Director should embrace this level of integration into the community as a means of broadening his/her perspective on the Dana Hall student experience. An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is optimal.
     
    Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by May 26, 2017. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials, three separate attachments, should be sent via e-mail to the Dana Hall School’s consultants Jennifer Desjarlais and Alexis von Kunes Newton at: DanaHallEnrollment@wittkieffer.com.
     
    The consultants can be reached by telephone via the desk of Cara Drew at 781-564-2626.
     
    Dana Hall School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of its educational policies and other school-administered programs. Dana Hall School seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive educational practices.

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  • Technical Theatre Director - Part-time

    Dana Hall School seeks an experienced, part-time Technical Theatre Director for the Performing Arts Department beginning in the fall of 2017. Responsibilities will include teaching a class in both the Upper and Middle School on technical theatre skills, including practical shop work and set, lighting, projection, and sound design. The position also oversees the technical aspects of several major public performances per year, including dance, theatre, and choral music events.

    The ideal candidate will possess most or all of these qualifications:
    • Familiarity with the tools, safety and procedures involved in building and installing scenery and stage lighting
    • Experience in set model building and facility with SketchUp or other 3-D modeling software
    • Prior use of ETC Element Lighting and Allen & Heath Mixing Consoles
    • Knowledge of QLab
    • Certification in operation of a Genie Lift
    • Ability to lift, carry, and move at least 40 lbs. repeatedly
    Dana Hall School seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive educational practices.

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  • 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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Coaching

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  • Varsity Tennis Coach

    Dana Hall School is seeking a Varsity Tennis Coach for the 2018 spring season (from March to May). This is a part-time position with responsibilities on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 2 p.m. Experience coaching tennis to girls at the high school or college level is required, and teaching experience is preferred.  
     
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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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