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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.

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

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 Camp (DCDC) seeks a Registered Nurse to provide care to approximately 150 campers and staff in accordance with Massachusetts school health regulations and guidelines. DCDC is located on the beautiful campus of Dedham Country Day School and provides a rich traditional summer camp program for children ages 3-15 years old. It offers a wide variety of activities including field sports, drama, arts and crafts, swimming, and archery – just to name a few! The aquatic program is particularly outstanding thanks to the two large swimming pools. With a camper-to-counselor ratio of five-to-one, DCDC succeeds in creating a warm family atmosphere where each camper’s well-being is everyone’s concern. The summer camp nurse will report directly to Lisa Kaplan, Camp Director. Join an amazing health team, while giving your children the gift of summer camp: camp tuition for camp employees is free!

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track all prescribed medications and chronic conditions
  • Administer daily prescription medications and over-the-counter medications as needed
  • Communicate health issues, including medication administration, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic and acute health conditions which may affect a child’s camp experience
  • Respond to acute illnesses and provide emergency nursing management of various injuries/illnesses
  • Perform nursing assessments, identify abnormal findings, and communicate these findings to parents, making appropriate referrals when indicated
  • Document Health Office visits in the electronic medical record, obtain parent consent forms, and maintain annual student medical records, including annual physicals, immunizations, medication administration plans, and emergency action plans
  • Serve as a resource to parents and the camp staff for medical and health-related questions and concerns
  • Develop and implement health plans in collaboration with campers and their families
  • Report communicable illnesses as required by the Massachusetts DPH
  • Provide staffing Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm from July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing with a valid Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse in good standing
  • Minimum of two full years of employment as a Registered Nurse, with experience in pediatrics preferred
  • Experience using electronic medical record systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain a strong and trusting rapport with campers and staff 
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a respectful attitude toward all members of the camp community, with an eagerness to foster an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias practices
  • CPR and First Aid certification

Additional Benefits

  • Be part of an amazing camp community
  • Competitive salary including free DCD camp tuition for your children!

Application Information:

We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC communities or health providers from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools and are committed to an inclusive camp experience for all who work at DCDC. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Kaplan at lkaplan@dcds.net.

Horizons Career Opportunities

Organization Overview

Horizons Greater Boston is a regional partnership model supporting community-centered education programs located at several schools and serving many communities in the Greater Boston area. It is modeled after the national Horizons Student Enrichment Program that is designed to promote educational equity by providing out of school opportunities.  The Horizons program begins in prekindergarten and serves its students through high school, helping them build skills and self-confidence and realize their full potential through a unique blend of academic and cultural and recreational enrichment activities. Additionally, Horizons provides direct, individualized academic support and tutoring to its students throughout the year. Horizons is committed to developing the whole child and offers activities that promote higher-level thinking and perspective, leadership development and self-efficacy.

The Horizons program at the Mattahunt Elementary School is a site of Horizons Greater Boston and operates in partnership with Boston Public Schools (BPS).  Horizons at Mattahunt currently serves approximately 160 students from prekindergarten through fifth grade and will continue to grow, serving students into high school. For more information about Horizons, please visit www.horizonsgreaterboston.org.

Position Summary 

The Executive Director of Horizons Greater Boston will lead Horizons at Mattahunt’s continued growth and success through effective partnership with a variety of stakeholders, including Horizons students and families, staff, Board, and donors; The Mattahunt Elementary School administrative leadership and broader community; The Mattahunt Toussaint L-Overture Dual Language program; Boston Public Schools; and Horizons National. The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of Horizons’ activities and operations, including: ensuring the quality of all programming; hiring and supervising a team of staff; managing an annual budget in excess of $300,000; and broadening Horizons’ base of support through effective fundraising and marketing initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic nonprofit or education professional to join and lead an exceptional program that is committed to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for students in Greater Boston. The Executive Director will benefit from Horizons’ strong community of support, including talented staff, committed families, an experienced Board and the Horizons nationwide network of affiliates.

Key Responsibilities

Program Leadership

  • Oversee student recruitment and retention activities related to both summer and academic year programming, interacting with school principals, teachers, guidance counselors, and parents as necessary
  • Lead the various aspects of the summer program, including:
    • Recruiting and supervising teachers, paraprofessionals, and enrichment instructors, working across this team to oversee curriculum, goals, and daily schedules
    • Coordinating volunteers
    • Planning off-campus trips and on-campus enrichment programming
    • Coordinating with BPS central offices for use of pool and other facilities
    • Ensuring compliance with state licensing requirements
  • Steward growth at the Mattahunt site that currently serves grades preK-5, to serve students through middle school (grades preK-8)
  • Partner with Mattahunt Toussaint L-Overture Dual Language program in areas related to summer programming
  • During the academic year manage the afterschool enrichment program

 Organizational Leadership

  • Partner with the Horizons Greater Boston Board, providing leadership and support to Board members and committees with a primary focus on the Mattahunt site and potential opportunities for growth to additional sites
  • Prepare and monitor the program’s annual budget using QuickBooks (training available)
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of evaluation information necessary for internal and national reports
  • Collaborate with the other two affiliates in the region, Horizons at Dedham Country Day and Horizons at Lexington Montessori, to identify, share and replicate best practices

 Development and Marketing 

  • Execute actions required to raise a budget of $300,000 that will grow to a budget of $650,000. Actions will include grant writing and reporting, annual giving and events
  • Serve as the face of Horizons, stewarding relationships with donors and participating in networking and speaking opportunities in order to raise awareness of Horizons throughout Greater Boston
  • Lead ongoing work to identify and cultivate new sources of funding
  • Collaborate with the Board on fundraising strategy and provide support for fundraising events
  • Ensure effective gift recording and acknowledgement
  • Coordinate public relations activities and materials in order to strengthen relationships with the broader Greater Boston community

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in leadership roles in a nonprofit setting, preferably in an organization with a focus on education, children, youth, or families
  • Strong interpersonal skills, dynamic personality, and demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive and respectful relationships, with a sense of cultural competency and experience with working with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Passionate commitment to ensuring success for all students
  • Track record of success in program administration, including responsibility for budget and staff management
  • Direct experience leading fundraising activities, including fundraising, in-person events or a large fundraising event
  • High degree of initiative, with the ability to work independently while maintaining high levels of accountability
  • Good organizational and project management skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Strong speaking, writing, and computer skills
  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to board meetings and other meetings and in-person events in the Greater Boston area not located on public transportation

Working Environment and Salary/Benefits

  • September-mid June most work can be done remotely with some in-person meetings. Mid June-mid August will be in person at the school.
  • A full time position with annual compensation commensurate with experience, in the range of $70,000 to $90,000
  • Benefits include medical insurance, 401K, paid time off and holidays

Horizons Greater Boston is committed to its work as an anti-racist organization. One critical element of that commitment is building and empowering a staff that reflects the students and families we serve. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose experiences share important points of intersection with those of our students. 

Horizons Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority and marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply  

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter both in PDF and Word format, addressed to the Search Committee at admin@horizonsgreaterboston.org, describing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.