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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 part-time middle school photography teacher to join the robust faculty in our Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 community for the 2022-23 school year. 

At DCD, our children develop a willingness to try, an ability to do, and a drive to care. We strive to provide a multicultural and anti-bias 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 believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life for students and faculty alike. 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach digital photography and digital film part- time in our middle school arts department 
  • Teaching Responsibilities (each class meets twice for 50 minutes during a six-day cycle):
    • Fall: Digital Photography, Filmmaking and Photoshop
    • Winter: Digital Photography, Filmmaking and Photoshop
    • Spring: Digital Photography, Photoshop and Digital Photography       
  • Display and present students’ work throughout the year, participate in the annual spring arts assembly, and enter students’ work in the Small Independent School Art League’s annual juried show
  • Care for and maintain the appropriate equipment and studio spaces
  •  Write formal comments on students at the conclusion of each term

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in photography, psychology or child development with a master’s degree preferred 
  • Three or more years of experience working with middle school-aged children using Adobe, Photoshop, iMovie, iPads, and Nikon digital cameras. 
  • An understanding of the importance of process and differentiated instruction as they develop new skills and vocabulary in their students 
  • 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
  • An ability to integrate academic technology into the classroom experience

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: 

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

Dedham Country Day School seeks a strings instructor to serve in an independent contractor role and provide music lessons in viola and violin to students in lower and middle school, and lead small chamber groups.

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. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide 30 minute lessons on a weekly basis to registered students in grades 1-8. Lessons are offered during morning and lunch recess blocks as well as after school beginning at (3:00 pm M-Th and 12:30 pm on Fri) 
  • Lead rehearsals for two string chamber groups once a week
  • Participate in school concerts and recitals
  • Collaborate with the Private Music Coordinator to arrange schedule of lessons
  • Independently manage billing of families and collection of payments

Strong Candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in music or related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Three or more years working with school-aged children
  • Three or more years teaching strings (violin and viola) and conducting a chamber group
  • Experience in adapting and selecting music for strings, including viola and violin
  • A desire to work in a lively and collaborate 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.

Application Information: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Valerie Snow, Private Music Coordinator at vsnow@dcds.net.

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks an energetic, creative, and collaborative Advancement Services Manager to play a critical role in the operations of the Advancement Office. This is a 30 hr/week (75%) position with the possibility of additional teaching, coaching, or other responsibilities if desired (specific schedule to be determined).

At DCD, our children develop a willingness to try, an ability to do, and a drive to care. We strive to provide a multicultural and anti-bias 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 believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life for students and faculty alike. 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide full-service support for annual giving and capital campaigns, including tracking pledge commitments, solicitation, strategy management, reporting and scheduling meetings
  • Manage all aspects of the Advancement Office database (currently Raiser’s Edge) including gift processing, updating, and reporting
  • Oversee gift acknowledgements and reminders, and serve as primary point of contact for donors or other constituents with questions or technical support needs
  • Reconcile revenue with the Business Office on a regular basis
  • Develop donor prospect lists for cultivation and solicitation
  • Provide reports for the Head of School, Director of Advancement, and other staff and volunteers as needed
  • Coordinate regularly with other school administrative offices including Admissions, Business Office, Technology/Registrar to ensure consistency in data management
  • Search for lost constituents and conduct prospect research on individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Serve as primary point of contact with database, online payment, and related vendors, as well as financial services institutions and charitable organizations
  • Assist with alumni and donor relations, including scheduling meetings, soliciting & compiling alumni update notes
  • Provide other administrative and logistical support for Advancement activities as necessary
  • Provide support for planning Advancement events, including creation of invitation lists, online registration systems and forms, tracking online responses, and creating event materials
  • Attend Advancement events and school functions as necessary
  • Take part in the school community as a contributing member through weekly recess, lunch and/or carpool duties

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree and experience working in development/advancement, or in comparable professional experiences.
  • Proficiency in database management and ideally, familiarity with the Raiser’s Edge fundraising database
  • Familiarity with creating and managing online forms
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple projects with competing priorities
  • An eagerness to embrace multicultural perspectives and build an inclusive environment
  • An ability to establish positive relationships with all members of the school community, collaborate effectively with others to accomplish departmental and school goals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to handle confidential matters with discretion, and exercise good judgment in the handling of data and sensitive information.

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: 

Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary and benefits plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume 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 IT Specialist reporting to the Chief Information Officer, who will act as the first point of contact for students, faculty and staff requiring technical assistance from the Technology Department. This role answers, evaluates, and prioritizes requests for technical assistance made by phone, email and/or the Help Desk ticket management system. The role includes administrative duties, such as maintaining an inventory database and building good workflows. The IT Specialist also performs hardware and software support.

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. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to rapidly triage Mac, iOS, chrome OS and windows hardware/software
  • Screen, refer and diagnose support requests as they relate to the maintenance of school technology and related software in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate comfort and interest in working in an environment with elementary and middle school children as well as educationally-minded adults
  • Interact with faculty, staff, and students to ensure a positive technology support experience
  • Provide in-person, email-based, ticket-based, and telephone support
  • Provide weekly reporting as is needed in collaboration with the CIO
  • Assist with hardware deployment and de-commission for faculty, staff and students
  • Propose solutions to resolve problems and improve efficiency
  • Maintain the support ticket system and database
  • Document workflows, technical solutions, and user-facing technology instructions
  • Provide AV support to faculty and staff
  • Participate in the school community as a contributing member through departmental meetings, regular faculty/staff meetings and professional development opportunities
  • Provide weekly coverage for recess/lunch and dismissal duties

Strong candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A collaborative spirit and energy for DCD’s mission and impact in education 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Exceptional client service skills with a critical eye for detail/data errors
  • The ability to handle, and ensure the completion of multiple tasks, projects and priorities at a time
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a respectful attitude toward all members of the school community, with an awareness of anti-bias practices, and an eagerness to foster an inclusive 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.

Application Information: 
Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary with a benefits plan available to full-time employees. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of 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.  

Horizons at DCD Career Opportunities

Horizons at Dedham Country Day School (DCD) is an award-winning program that helps build brighter futures for children in the Greater Boston area. Modeled after the national Horizons Student Enrichment Program, Horizons’ intensive six-week summer program is designed to prevent summer decline in academic performance and close the opportunity gap. Working in partnership with Horizons families, sending schools in Dedham and Boston, and the host school, Horizons at DCD is committed to developing the whole child and offers activities that promote higher-level thinking and perspective, leadership development and boost self-efficacy – all while raising student aspirations and expectations for their lives. Horizons will serve approximately 160 students in the summer of 2022, from prekindergarten through eighth grade and serves a fully enrolled high school program.

For more information about Horizons, please visit www.horizonsdcd.org.

Position Summary

Horizons at DCD is seeking an Assistant Program Director to support in the management of the summer and year-round education programs. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Assistant Program Director will ensure high-quality, effectively run programs for all grade levels and will play a key role in delivering strong content to the High School Program. The Assistant Program Director will be responsible for hosting family engagement events, Super-Saturdays, re-enrollment sessions, and recruitment workshops that focus on retention and enrollment. As part of a small team, the Assistant Program Director will also participate in a variety of administrative activities. This is a fantastic growth opportunity for an individual with strong program management skills and a passion for closing the achievement gap for students in Greater Boston. The Assistant Program Director will benefit from the mentoring and guidance of the Executive Director, and with success in the role, will be supported in taking on new levels of responsibility as an organizational leader. The Assistant Program Director will work in a hybrid remote and in-person setting during the academic-year and fully in-person during the summer program.

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