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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

DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS & STEWARDSHIP

Berkshire School is looking for a full-time Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship to work in our Advancement Office.

As a key member of the Berkshire School Advancement team, the Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship ensures that donors are acknowledged and recognized for their generosity and confident that their gifts are making the desired impact on the School. The Director is responsible for re-conceptualizing and leading a comprehensive, integrated Donor Relations program with an eye to personalizing each donor’s relationship with the School and inspiring repeat gifts and deepened commitment. The Director works with colleagues in Advancement and campus-wide to gather, synthesize, organize, and share the impact being made by donors’ contributions. The Director lends expert writing and communications skills to develop the strategy, tone, medium, and content of donor communications. S/he partners with frontline fundraisers throughout the donor cycle and listens for donors’ intentions and feedback.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Interested parties should contact 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

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.

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

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

Berkshire School's Summer Programs seeks highly motivated and energetic staff members for the summer of 2019. Summer Staff members are mission driven and display a proven record of success in effectively supervising and managing youth. Staff members also build relationships and ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in their camp community.

For more information or to apply, please contact Chris Landosky, Director of Summer Programs, atclandosky@berkshireschool.org or call 413-229-1207.

CAMP COUNSELOR - RESIDENTIAL

Working in Berkshire Summer Programs' academic, technology, and arts offerings, residential counselors serve as positive role models, provide supervision to enrolled campers during activity periods and in dorms, and provide a fun and safe environment for campers.

Job Title: Camp Counselor - Residential

Reporting Relationship(s): Reports directly to and takes direction from the Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Director of Summer Programs.

DATES
July 6 – July 27, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY A Counselor is responsible for the supervision of campers, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers.

Position Objective/Purpose: We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in Berkshire’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision and management of youth as it pertains to this position, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

Position Scope Factors: Academic/Enrichment Camp: rising 6th – 9th graders (11 – 14 years old)

Essential Job Responsibilities/Activities:                                                                      

·       Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health, safety, security, and personal and skill development

·       Promote and actively participate in all camper activities and projects

·       Work effectively with co-workers and collaborate on daily responsibilities

·       Teach or assist with camp programs

·       Complete assigned paperwork

·       Serve as a positive role model to campers

·       Follow the camp guidelines at all times

·       Exhibit Berkshire School Core Values at all times and to adhere to all school policies

·       Create a nurturing, positive, and professional environment while promoting program policies and procedures amongst campers and staff.

·       Overnight supervision and duties in camper dorms

·       Have fun

·       Other responsibilities as assigned

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 

·       Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher

·       Previous camp counselor experience (preferred)

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

·       Minimum of 18 years of age

·       High School Graduate pursuing college degree

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

·       Understand and support the mission of the school

·       Commitment to the growth and development of youth

·       The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the school in a professional manner

·       Positive attitude

·       Patient, caring and creative

·       Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work

·       Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions

·       Flexible, adaptive and a team player

·       Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

OTHER SKILL REQUIREMENTS

·       Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

·       Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35Ibs

·       Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day and sustain physical activity for a minimum of 20 consecutive minutes

·       Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs

·       Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

Berkshire School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!

CAMP COUNSELOR - RESIDENTIAL (THEATER)

Working in Berkshire Summerstage, Berkshire Summer Programs' Theater Program, residential counselors serve as positive role models, provide supervision to enrolled campers during activity periods and in dorms, and provide a fun and safe environment for campers.

Job Title: Camp Counselor- Residential (Theater)

Reporting Relationship(s):

Reports directly to and takes direction from the Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Director of Summer Programs.

DATES
July 6 – July 19, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY A Counselor is responsible for the supervision of campers, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers.

Position Objective/Purpose: We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in Berkshire’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision and management of youth as it pertains to this position, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

Position Scope Factors:

·       Berkshire Summerstage (theater program): rising 6th – 8th graders (11 – 13 years old)

Essential Job Responsibilities/Activities:                                                                      

·       Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health, safety, security, and personal and skill development

·       Promote and actively participate in all camper activities and projects

·       Work effectively with co-workers and collaborate on daily responsibilities

·       Teach or assist with camp programs

·       Complete assigned paperwork

·       Serve as a positive role model to campers

·       Follow the camp guidelines at all times

·       Exhibit Berkshire School Core Values at all times and to adhere to all school policies

·       Create a nurturing, positive, and professional environment while promoting program policies and procedures amongst campers and staff.

·       Overnight supervision and duties in camper dorms

·       Have fun

·       Other responsibilities as assigned

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

·       Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher

·       Previous theater and/or camp counselor experience (preferred)

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

·       Minimum of 18 years of age

·       High School Graduate pursuing college degree 

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

·       Understand and support the mission of the school

·       Commitment to the growth and development of youth

·       The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the school in a professional manner

·       Positive attitude

·       Patient, caring and creative

·       Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work

·       Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions

·       Flexible, adaptive and a team player

·       Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

OTHER SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

·       Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

·       Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35Ibs

·       Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day and sustain physical activity for a minimum of 20 consecutive minutes

·       Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs

·       Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

Berkshire School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!

CAMP COUNSELOR - RESIDENTIAL (SQUASH)

Working in Nick Matthew (squash) Academy at Berkshire School, residential counselors serve as positive role models, provide supervision to enrolled campers during weekly and weekend activity periods and in dorms, and provide a fun and safe environment for campers. No prior squash experience is necessary.

Please contact Steve Hall, Camp Director at 912-580-7419 or Toll Free: 833-2SQUASH (833-277-8274).

Visit the website for more information about Nick Matthew Academy