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Employment Opportunities

DCD is a small, independent, coeducational day school community with more than one hundred years of history serving a culturally and socio-economically diverse student body with students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight.

We seek and support diversity in our professional faculty and staff and we offer a very competitive salary and benefits package to attract and retain exceptional employees.

DCD is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law.  DCD will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities or pregnancy-related conditions, in accordance with applicable law.

Our classrooms are dynamic learning environments where students and teachers build profound relationships, challenge one another to think creatively and critically and value highly the opportunity to be a part of something bigger, together.

If this feels right for you, we hope you will explore joining our team.

DCD Career Opportunities

If you would like to inquire about future opportunities beyond what is listed here, please email Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at kouellette@dcds.net.

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks a well-qualified full-time in-house substitute teacher to join the robust faculty in our Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2024-25 school year. This role will provide in-person classroom coverage for faculty absences, as well as classroom support.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engaging instruction and implementation of lesson plans for children in grades PK – 8 in a variety of classroom settings, teaching a range of subjects
  • Promote and support each child’s physical, social, emotional and academic growth 
  • Implement effective and respectful classroom management
  • Communicate with faculty regarding classroom experiences and engagements 
  • Help faculty to maintain classroom libraries, bulletin boards and instructional materials 
  • Provide weekly coverage for recess and lunch duties 
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required

 

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with experience teaching or working with elementary and/or middle school age students
  • A history of adaptability, responsibility and flexibility with a strong work ethic
  • Strong belief in a child-centered and developmentally-appropriate environment
  • Comfort with technology and an openness to integrate academic technology into the classroom
  • An eagerness to embrace multicultural perspectives with experience building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices
  • An ability to be flexible and adaptable in all activities and responsibilities, with an eagerness to work collaboratively on a team in a vibrant learning and teaching environment
  • Knowledge of the developmental needs for elementary and middle school children

 

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and 
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

 

Diversity Statement:

Dedham Country Day School fosters a sense of community in which children feel seen, cared for and valued. We strive to provide children with a multicultural and culturally responsive education that honors the diversity of our community and the larger world. At DCD, we believe diversity includes a broad and evolving list of traits, including age, ethnicity, culture, nationality, family configuration, gender identity, orientation, social and economic class, physical and learning differences, religion, as well as other characteristics that contribute to each individual’s full identity. Embracing our motto, Learning Is a Way of Life, DCD supports its community in understanding and appreciating multiple perspectives, identifying and rejecting stereotypes and prejudices, understanding systemic oppression in all forms, and working for equity and belonging at DCD and beyond.

 

Application Information: 

We strongly encourage applications from people of color or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

 

Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at kouellette@dcds.net.

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks a well-qualified full-time Grade 1 teacher to join the robust faculty in our Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2024-25 school year. 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach core subjects (literacy, mathematics, social studies) using the Reading and Writing Workshop Method and TERC: Investigations in Numbers, Data and Space math curriculum 
  • Promote the social and emotional growth of students 
  • Utilize both Responsive Classroom and Open Circle practices in managing the classroom
  • Evaluate and integrate emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom 
  • Provide ongoing communication with parents and compose formal comments on each student at the conclusion of each term
  • Collaborate with lower school faculty on curricular and cultural initiatives
  • Participate in learning team meetings, division meetings, weekly faculty/staff meetings, and professional development opportunities
  • Take part in the school community as a contributing member, through committee work and weekly recess and lunch duties
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required

 

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, psychology or child development with a master’s degree in education preferred 
  • Three or more years of experience working with elementary school-aged children
  • Experience using the Reading and Writing Workshop Method and TERC: Investigations in Numbers, Data and Space math curriculum preferred
  • Strong belief in a child-centered and developmentally-appropriate environment
  • An eagerness to embrace multicultural perspectives with experience building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices
  • An ability to be flexible and adaptable in all activities and responsibilities, with an eagerness to work collaboratively on a team in a vibrant learning and teaching environment

 

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and 
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

 

Diversity Statement:

Dedham Country Day School fosters a sense of community in which children feel seen, cared for and valued. We strive to provide children with a multicultural and culturally responsive education that honors the diversity of our community and the larger world. At DCD, we believe diversity includes a broad and evolving list of traits, including age, ethnicity, culture, nationality, family configuration, gender identity, orientation, social and economic class, physical and learning differences, religion, as well as other characteristics that contribute to each individual’s full identity. Embracing our motto, Learning Is a Way of Life, DCD supports its community in understanding and appreciating multiple perspectives, identifying and rejecting stereotypes and prejudices, understanding systemic oppression in all forms, and working for equity and belonging at DCD and beyond.

 

Application Information: 

We strongly encourage applications from people of color or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

 

Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at kouellette@dcds.net.

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks a well-qualified full-time Learning Specialist to join the robust faculty in our Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2024-25 school year. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate classroom reading instruction with lower school students (grades 4-5) and lead additional small group reading sessions with at-risk readers (grades 4-5)
  • Provide specialized small group lower school mathematics and support students with math learning
  • Accurately monitor students’ progress and growth, maintaining records of students’ performance and reading development; administer assessments as needed
  • Support students’ study skills, organization and writing skills in and outside of the classroom 
  • Communicate on a regular basis with families and compose formal individualized written reports on student progress at the conclusion of each term
  • Consult with faculty to develop and manage academic programming to support students with a variety of learning needs and make recommendations for possible interventions
  • Participate in parent/teacher conferences twice a year, team meetings for grades and divisions, regular faculty/staff meetings, and professional development opportunities
  • Take part in the school community as a contributing member, through committee work, school events, professional development opportunities, etc.
  • Provide coverage for weekly recess and lunch duties

 

Strong candidates will have:

  • Experience working with students with learning needs
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or training in reading programs, such as Orton-Gillingham, RAVE-O, Wilson, etc. 
  • Knowledge of assessments, such as DIBELS, WRMT, DRA, etc.
  • Experience building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices
  • A openness to integrate academic technology into the classroom experience
  • A willingness to be part of a collaborative team

 

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and 
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

 

Diversity Statement:

Dedham Country Day School fosters a sense of community in which children feel seen, cared for and valued. We strive to provide children with a multicultural and culturally responsive education that honors the diversity of our community and the larger world. At DCD, we believe diversity includes a broad and evolving list of traits, including age, ethnicity, culture, nationality, family configuration, gender identity, orientation, social and economic class, physical and learning differences, religion, as well as other characteristics that contribute to each individual’s full identity. Embracing our motto, Learning Is a Way of Life, DCD supports its community in understanding and appreciating multiple perspectives, identifying and rejecting stereotypes and prejudices, understanding systemic oppression in all forms, and working for equity and belonging at DCD and beyond.

 

Application Information: 

We strongly encourage applications from people of color or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

 

Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at kouellette@dcds.net.

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks well-qualified substitute teachers to engage with our robust Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2023-24 school year. This role will provide classroom coverage for planned faculty absences as well as late-notification situations.

At DCD, our children develop a willingness to try, an ability to do, and a drive to care. We strive to facilitate a multicultural and anti-racist education which celebrates the diversity of our community and prepares students with the skills they need to connect and thrive in our diverse world. We know that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life for students and faculty alike. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC communities or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools, and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engaging instruction and implementation of lesson plans for children in grades PK – 8 in a variety of classroom settings, teaching a range of subjects
  • Provide effective and respectful classroom management
  • Participate in recess and lunch duty coverage if needed

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with experience teaching or working with school-age students
  • A history of punctuality, responsibility and flexibility with a strong work ethic
  • An understanding of the importance in building an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias teaching practices

School Mission and Philosophy:

DCD is proud to offer an educational experience that:

  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks.
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles; and
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

Application Information:

While this is an on-call, per-diem position, whenever possible, advance notice will be given to a substitute to allow for maximum preparation. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at kouellette@dcds.net.

Dedham Country Day School is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8 school located just west of Boston in Dedham MA. DCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job-related physical or mental disability.  

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