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Berkshire School is a boarding community dedicated to serving the best interest of the students and adults living within it. We hire proven leaders who recognize the benefit of hard work, building community and sharing success. While most full-time faculty will teach four sections, coach two seasons and work within the residential program, every successful employee working at the School understands and appreciates the twenty-four hour nature of a Berkshire education, which is why working at Berkshire is a way of life and not simply a job.

Berkshire School is an equal opportunity employer.

FACULTY POSITIONS

Send inquiries to:

Jean Woodward Maher
Associate Head of School
Berkshire School
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

email jmaher@berkshireschool.org
fax 413-229-1010

Math Teacher

Berkshire School seeks to hire a dynamic, full-time, Grade 9-12 Mathematics teacher beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of mathematics, capable of teaching all levels, including AP levels of calculus, Linear Algebra, and Multivariable Calculus. Experience with computer science is desirable.  They are expected to have the affection for adolescents, capacity for teamwork, and disposition that life in a residential school demands.  In addition to teaching, applicants should expect to be actively involved in all aspects of the School's programs, including living in a dormitory and participating in the School's athletic and/or co-curricular programs as a coach or program director.  A bachelor's degree in Mathematics or a closely related field is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred.

Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study and travel.

Berkshire School strives to create a global community for students and adults that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.

Interested candidates, please send your resume and letter of interest to Jean Maher, Associate Head of School at teaching@berkshireschool.org

STAFF POSITIONS

Nurse

Berkshire School has an opening for a Registered Nurse for 30 hours/week in our Student Health Service.  Position includes some evening and weekend hours.  Berkshire’s Student Health Service provides medical care to approx. 400 high school boarding and day students. Successful candidates must be kind and able to communicate well with high school students and their families. Requirements: Current MA RN license, CPR/AED certification. Minimum 3 to 5 years of pediatric or school nursing. Knowledge in Electronic Medical Record keeping.  

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Cheryl Geerhold, Director of Human Resources, cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org.

Per Diem Registered Nurse

Berkshire School has an opening for a Per Diem Registered Nurse in our Student Health Service.  Position includes some evening and weekend hours.  Berkshire’s Student Health Service provides medical care to approx. 400 high school boarding and day students. 

Successful candidates must be kind and able to communicate well with high school students and their families. Requirements: Current MA RN license, CPR/AED certification. Minimum 3 to 5 years of pediatric or school nursing. Knowledge in Electronic Medical Record keeping.  

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Cheryl Geerhold, Director of Human Resources, cgeerhold@berkshireschool.org.

Substitute Teacher

Undermountain Child Care Center at Berkshire School is looking for a substitute teacher who is available for flexible coverage. Applicants with some Early Childhood teaching experience are preferred. A CORI check and SAFIS check are both required.

Interested applicants please email or send resume and letter of interest to Director, Tammy Wysocki, umcc@berkshireschool.org, or 245 N. Undermountain Rd., Sheffield, MA 01257

Zamboni Operator

Berkshire School is currently accepting applications for a seasonal position as Zamboni Operator at the Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Facility. The Zamboni Operator is responsible for resurfacing ice and performing basic rink maintenance during the hockey season.  Prior experience is desirable, but will train the right candidate. Must be able to work flexible evening and weekend hours through the end of February.   Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.  All successful applicants must pass required background checks.

Direct inquiries and requests for applications to Craig Whiting @ 413-229-1303; cwhiting@berkshireschool.org.

Grounds/Maintenance

Berkshire School has an opening for an individual to perform routine seasonal outside maintenance and grounds work, and event set-ups and breakdowns.  This position requires heavy lifting and the ability to work as an effective member of a team.  Some weekend and holiday hours are mandatory. This is a full-time, year round position with excellent benefits.

Interested parties should contact Gabe Starczewski, gstarczewski@berkshireschool.org, 413-229-1211.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Send inquiries to:

Jean Woodward Maher
Associate Head of School
Berkshire School
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

email jmaher@berkshireschool.org
fax 413-229-1010

Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Berkshire School seeks a Dean of Diversity and Inclusion to begin July 2019. A member of the senior leadership team, the Dean will provide strategic leadership to sustain and strengthen current diversity initiatives and to develop innovative practices and programs in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.   The ideal candidate will bring to the position an ability to energize and inspire others, experience in developing diversity and inclusion initiatives in school settings, an awareness of current trends and literature regarding diversity work, training and experience promoting anti-bias work with students and faculty, an eagerness to build relationships and networks to strengthen our Berkshire School community. 

Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school

Responsibilities of the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion:

·       The Dean of Diversity and Inclusion will establish programs and services that promote awareness of issues related to diversity and inclusion in both the student and adult community at Berkshire School, and will:

·       assess community needs, and with members of the administrative leadership team, promote community values related to issues of diversity and inclusion;

·       together with the Student Life Office, establish innovative, student-centered advising and mentoring programs to promote the success of all students “For Life”;

·       attend administrative leadership meetings and provide guidance and support on equality and diversity issues to members of the administration;

·       serve as a resource for Department Chairs and faculty around diversity and equity issues within their curriculum and classrooms;

·       serve as a resource for professional growth for faculty and staff, as it relates to diversity;

·       attend weekly Department Chair and Administrative Team meetings;

·       lead the community in assessing/revising our current Diversity Mission Statement in coordination with the Strategic Plan;

·       work with other independent schools and relevant organizations outside the school that are committed to this work;

·       together with the Associate Head of School, support and inform hiring needs and participate in the interview process and campus visits for prospective members of the faculty;

·       coordinate and lead the Diversity and Inclusion committee of faculty, staff and students; advise and participate on the Diversity and Inclusion sub-committee of the Board of Trustees;

·       together with the Director or Admission, support the recruitment of students of color and other underrepresented populations; together with the Director of Financial Aid, manage a discretionary budget supporting students receiving financial aid

·       Teach one section in an academic department

Requirements: A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred.  A demonstrated commitment to continued professional development, including diversity and/or cultural competency training is required. An ability to participate in the life of the school as a classroom teacher, coach, or advisor is required. 

Director of College Counseling

Director of College Counseling

Berkshire School seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin in August 2019.  The Director of College Counseling is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing the college counseling program at Berkshire School.  This is a full-time, exempt, faculty position in the College Counseling Office that reports to the Associate Head of School and works in close partnership with the Head of School.  The Director of College Counseling is a member of the senior administrative team.  While this position primarily follows the academic calendar, some work and oversight is required during academic vacations, including the summer break. Other responsibilities include coaching and/or advising roles depending on the background and interest of the Director and the needs of the School. 

Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.

Job Functions/Major Responsibilities:

·       Counsels students and parents through the college process. (See Major Responsibilities/Activities for College Counselor.)

·       Supervises and supports college counselors and support staff.

·       Establishes and maintains professional relationships with cohort schools, as well as colleges and universities.

·       Maintains department budget.

·       Establishes and maintains current and useful resources for student and parent use in researching and applying to colleges and applying for financial aid, registering with NCAA Clearinghouse, registering for standardized tests, etc.

·       Works closely with the Dean of Academics re: curricular issues.

·       Communicates to the Head of School on a regular basis regarding college counseling and with the Board of Trustees on an annual basis.

 

Requirements:

A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred.  A minimum of five years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions is required.  A demonstrated commitment to continued professional development, including diversity and/or cultural competency training is required. An ability to participate in the life of the school as residential faculty, coach, or advisor is required.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

There are currently no openings.