Lower School Office Assistant

Staff / Full-Time

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

About Dexter Southfield 

Dexter Southfield is an independent day school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Students learn to lead and serve with character, confidence, and compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located just minutes from Boston’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About You

You are an exceptional multitasker who is organized and enjoys bringing order to everything you do. You thrive on the energy and joy of a fast-paced learning environment working around people who love what they do and want to support one another’s success.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Ensure the smooth and efficient operations of a lower school main office
  • Support the Head of Lower School, Assistant Head of Lower School, and their designees
  • Serve as the initial point of contact to welcome visitors, students, faculty
  • Provide clerical support that includes answering phones, filing, mail, copying, calendar management
  • Coordinate meetings (schedule, send invites, track attendees, etc.)
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies, ordering and replenishing as needed
  • Deliver items to the classrooms of faculty and students
  • Usher students to various points on campus
  • Provide backup classroom coverage, as required
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree highly desired
  • Working knowledge computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Verifiable history of exercising discretion when managing highly sensitive and confidential matters
  • Exemplary interpersonal, organizational, time management, and customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines with maximum precision and minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally, written, non-verbal) and build trust among diverse constituencies
  • Commitment to actively promote and contribute to an engaging and inclusive workplace for all
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We value a diverse and inclusive community in which different identities and perspectives are accepted and respected to create a sense of belonging for all.

This is an academic year position. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through Dexter Southfield’s Career page. Pay range: $15-$20/hour.

Dexter Southfield School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender, Boys, Girls