Upper School Math Department Chair (2023-2024 Academic Year)

Faculty / Full-Time

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

About Dexter Southfield 

Dexter Southfield is an independent 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 on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’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.”

We are seeking experienced department chair to oversee the development and implementation of the mathematics curriculum that includes a focus on skill development and mastery of concepts that includes problem-solving, critical thinking, evidence gathering, hypothesizing, and formulating solutions.

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

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Mathematics curriculum that includes a focus on skill development
  • Work collaboratively with administration and faculty to ensure curriculum alignment and sequencing
  • Serve on curriculum review committees to maintain academically rigorous learning opportunities
  • Teach three sections of mathematics and have the ability to lead and assess advanced levels courses
  • Instruct students in the mastery of mathematics skills, concepts, and methodology
  • Create and present lesson plans and assignments that align with core competencies and School standards
  • Provide a solid foundation upon which increasingly complex theories and models can be introduced
  • Engage students in activities that promote independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Provide timely feedback and updates that include quarterly report cards and parent-teacher conferences
  • Prepare students for standardized testing, including post-secondary entry exams
  • Research curriculum and instruction opportunities; develop activities to enhance educational experiences
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across divisions and departments
  • Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings
  • Serve as an advisor to upper school students
  • Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
  • Support an inclusive school community that promotes cultural competence, diversity, and respect for all
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in subject-specific area; advanced degree in subject matter highly preferred
  • At least three years of classroom experience teaching upper school students
  • Prior experience leading an academic department or team
  • Experience planning, organizing, developing, and conducting comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Working knowledge of teaching principles and theories, behavior management, conflict resolution strategies
  • Effective interpersonal, time management, and communication skills (oral, written, non-verbal)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral attributes of upper school students
  • Create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
  • Engage in ongoing continued education and professional development
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

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.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online to through Dexter Southfield’s Career page.

Dexter Southfield School

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