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: Depending on candidate availability, this position may be either part- or full-time. Please indicate your preference at time of application.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.