Extended Day Teacher

Faculty / Part-Time

Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA

Dedham Country Day School (DCD) seeks an Extended Day Program Teacher to join the robust faculty and staff in our pre-kindergarten to grade 8 community for the 2024-25 school year.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play and supervise children (primarily PK – grade 5) both indoors and outdoors 
  • Engage with children with enthusiasm and energy, and share their special interests 
  • Manage attendance and dismissal processes for all EDP students, including those registered for after-school enrichment programming
  • Work five days a week during EDP hours: Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Friday 12:30 – 5:30 pm (qualified candidates interested in reduced hours will be considered)

Strong candidates will have:

  • A minimum of three years experience working with children; bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • A desire to play and interact with children
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt easily to the needs of the students and the program
  • Strong communication skills, initiative and the capacity to independently identify and solve problems 
  • Strong self-motivation and reliability
  • An interest in early elementary or elementary education is a plus

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 Megan Saia, Director of Extended Day Programs at msaia@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.

Dedham Country Day School

Dedham, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender