About Dexter Southfield Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Students learn to lead and serve with character, confidence, and compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About Our Team Our Modern Language teams is made up of talented and dedicated faculty members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to developing students’ understanding and appreciation of foreign cultures and languages to prepare them to become global citizens and leaders. If you are looking for a role in which you can make a difference in the lives of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders, this part-time position may be your next career opportunity. Please note: This position may have the potential to convert to full-time.
About You You are an experienced upper school teacher who seeks to share your love of French with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the culture, language, and subject matter. You have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in their classroom and extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to: • Create a classroom environment that develops in each student’s awareness and appreciation for the richness of French language and culture through the study of literature, current events, and primary sources. • Have the ability to teach French at all levels, from introductory to AP, as well as the ability to teach French at the upper school level (Classes 9-12) • Prepare and deliver lessons to students on topics outlined in the school curriculum • Evaluate and grade students' class work, performance, assignments, and papers • Compile, administer, and grade examinations • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with School policies, departmental matters, and academic issues • Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events • Serve on academic or administrative committees • Work collaboratively with colleagues across divisions and departments • Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings • Remain knowledgeable of instructional and curriculum trends, goals, and objectives • Opportunities to coach and/or advise extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities may exist • Actively support an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, diverse identities and perspectives, and respect for all voices • Perform other duties, as assigned
Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in French or related field; advanced degree in subject matter and/or native language speaking experience highly desired • At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies • Effective communication skills (orally and in writing) to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents • Understanding of the unique academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students • Ability to create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace • History of continued education or professional development • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We value a diverse and inclusive community in which different identities and perspectives are accepted and respected to create a sense of belonging for all.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]