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Over fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.
 
The Derryfield School encourages applications from and prohibits discrimination against any applicant or student because of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other category which may be protected by applicable state or federal law. The School also promotes respect for all people, and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics nor on differences based on gender identity or expression.

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  • Assistant Director of Breakthrough Manchester

    Organization Profile:
    Breakthrough Manchester at The Derryfield School is a multi-year, summer-intensive, tuition-free academic program with year-round support for promising middle school students with limited opportunities.  These motivated students – with high potential but limited opportunities - are in turn taught by outstanding high school and college students who are trained and mentored by Breakthrough staff and professional educators. Through this unique “students-teaching-students” model, the program provides a path to college for its younger students while inspiring older students to consider careers in teaching and educational leadership.  Breakthrough Manchester is an affiliate of Breakthrough Collaborative, a national network of programs that touch the lives of thousands of youth through this "students teaching students" model. For more information, visit breakthroughmanchester.org. The Derryfield School has been Breakthrough Manchester's most important partner and host since the program's inception in 1991.

    The Assistant Director's position is complex and multi-faceted.  

    The Assistant Director is responsible for the planning and operational management of the overall academic program, including school-year Saturdays and the 9-week intensive summer session. Responsibilities include hiring and supervising seasonal staff, managing interns and/or work-study students, recruiting and retaining students, developing master schedules and transportation routes, tracking metrics of student success, maintaining collaborative relationships with Manchester middle and high schools and with the College Bound Breakthrough program hosted at SNHU, providing logistical support to the Executive Director and assisting with advancement projects and other initiatives that support the overall institutional success of Breakthrough.  
     
    The Assistant Director's position is complex and multi-faceted.  
    The Assistant Director is responsible for the planning and operational management of the overall academic program, including school-year Saturdays and the 9-week intensive summer session. Responsibilities include hiring and supervising seasonal staff, managing interns and/or work-study students, recruiting and retaining students, developing master schedules and transportation routes, tracking metrics of student success, maintaining collaborative relationships with Manchester middle and high schools and with the College Bound Breakthrough program hosted at SNHU, providing logistical support to the Executive Director and assisting with advancement projects and other initiatives that support the overall institutional success of Breakthrough.  

    • Manage the recruitment and admission process for a cohort of new sixth graders from Manchester public schools each year while also managing the retention of current seventh and eighth graders in the program.
    • Manage the selection of area high school students as school-year teachers and advisors to Breakthrough students
    • Manage the recruitment, selection and hiring of college undergraduates for the 9-week, paid summer Teaching Fellowship
    • Foster a climate that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse year-round and seasonal staff of high-quality people
    • Provide active supervision and management of the year-round Breakthrough staff. Manage a dynamic and high-performing team of 35+ seasonal staff and 40+ volunteers
    • Develop policies and procedures to support an effective, engaging, high-functioning and efficient organization and that hold participants to high standards
    • Ensure effective program assessment and evaluation
    • Design and lead or co-lead teacher training sessions, as time and interest allows
    • Work with instructional coaches to support and develop the program's young faculty
    • Provide leadership and oversight within the program's nine-week summer session and school-year Saturday programming
    • Plan and oversee program calendar/schedules, space usage, and logistics
    • Supervise temporary and seasonal assistants (work-study students, operations assistants, etc.)
    • Assess academic abilities and needs of each student participant and track growth over time
    • Support a successful and productive learning community that values high-expectations, perseverance, leadership, and collaboration for both students and Teaching Fellows
    • Coordinate efforts with each of the Manchester school district’s middle schools and the district as a whole
    • Contribute ideas, concepts and artifacts for the development of program materials including brochures, annual reports, and newsletters
    • Collaborate with the other sites within the Breakthrough Collaborative
    • Collaborate with the Breakthrough high school program based at SNHU to develop annual objectives and better align the student transition from the middle school program at Derryfield to the program at SNHU
    • Be a positive ambassador for Breakthrough Manchester, advocating for the program’s interests in the wider community.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
    • 3+ years of teaching and/or education administration experience at the middle or high school level, or equivalent work experience
    • Prior experience with Breakthrough or similar intensive academic/youth organization preferred.
    • Proven management, organizational, and leadership skills, including the ability to initiate and follow through on ideas and complex projects
    • Ability to work effectively in many different environments with people from diverse backgrounds (ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, professional, generational)
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • A strong sense of purpose and vision for expanding educational opportunities for youth
    • Creativity, enthusiasm and resilience
    • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including multiple evenings and occasional Saturdays.
    • An ideal candidate must possess a rock-solid work ethic and a love for learning, teaching, and the development of adolescents/young adults ages 12-22
    Skills and Knowledge
    • Strong understanding of issues affecting educational equity and access to higher education as well as an appreciation of stages of adolescence from middle school through college age  
    • Positive, high-energy, can-do spirit; resilience and perseverance
    • Familiarity with college-preparatory curricula
    • Poised communicator and motivator; able to write and speak persuasively and to build and empower an effective team
    • Excellent organization and leadership skills
    • Experience in selecting and supervising people with strong, but still developing, teaching and relationship-building skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with exceptional initiative and judgment
    • Proven organizational skills, including the ability to initiate and follow through on ideas and projects, both independently and collaboratively
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and sequence complex projects and to anticipate required logistics  
    • Strategic and respectful "bridge builder" able to foster partnerships with people of diverse socio-economic, cultural, and political backgrounds; cultural humility
    • Proficiency with various computer and web-based systems including Google applications and databases
    • EOE
       
  • Coaching Openings

    Attention! The Derryfield School has openings for the following coaching positions for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in one of them, please send your coaching resume to, and/or contact, Director of Athletics, Lenny McCaigue at lmccaigue@derryfield.org or 603.669.4524. 
     
    MS Alpine Skiing:  Head Coach
    Varsity Swimming: Head Coach
    Varsity Baseball:  Assistant Coach

    View full job responsibilities here.
  • Philanthropy Office Coordinator

    Derryfield is offering an opportunity to a detail-oriented, systems-driven individual who also has excellent interpersonal skills, to join its 5-person team as the Philanthropy Office Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy & Engagement, the Coordinator will manage Derryfield’s constituent database, gift processing, and sending acknowledgment letters; manage financial reporting and serve as liaison to the school’s Business Office; speak with donors around the execution of their gifts to the school; provide event planning assistance and coordination; provide support for mailings, pledge reminders, and events; create content for social media and digital marketing, and serve as office manager for the Philanthropy Office.     
    • Weekly gift entry and appropriate acknowledgement for annual and capital
      giving.
    • Create content for social media channels (Facebook & Instagram), digital
      marketing campaigns, and online stories.
    • Manage the Senior Derryfield Fund Challenge.
    • Conduct prospect research and create donor profiles for volunteers.
    • Provide support and coordination for events including running lists, creating
      and sending invitations (print and digital), day of logistical support, and active
      member of the events team.
    • Process monthly reports and balance with the Business Office.
    • Run regular reports for constituent lists and fundraising dashboards.
    • Pull lists for the annual report, appeals and event invitations as well as keep and
      maintain list criteria.
    • Assist Director of Philanthropy & Engagement in tracking office expenses.
    • Support Advancement Committee and Campaign Steering Committee by taking
      notes at all meeting.

    Skills, Knowledge, Experience:
    Successful candidates will have a proven track record managing detail-oriented systems, experience working with financial data and tracking, experience using a complex database, experience (either paid or volunteer) planning and managing events, the ability to effectively interact with students, parents, board members, and other donors, and a willingness to join a high-functioning and collaborative team to perform in a wide variety of roles on behalf of The Derryfield School.

    Must possess a desire to learn and grow, have a sense of humor, and be self motivated!!

    Strong database skills and aptitude a must!

    Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office products  preferred.   
     
  • Substitute Teachers

    The Derryfield School is accepting applications for substitute teachers at our independent college preparatory day school, grades 6-12 in Manchester, NH. Hourly wage is $11.25. Low student/teacher ratio. Dynamic environment. Please email your resume and three references to Debbie Bremberg, dbremberg@derryfield.org. For information about the School, please visit our website at www.derryfield.org. EOE

In the Classroom at Derryfield

List of 5 news stories.

  • Putting New Ideas to Work

    Mark Blaisdell
    As faculty continue to develop their Exploration mini-courses for next year, some faculty have also created opportunities to teach in longer blocks. Sixth grade team members Tracy Blaisdell and Rick Zeller recently combined class periods on consecutive days to create extended class time....
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  • Progress Report: Derryfield's Academic Vision

    Three years ago Derryfield launched a process to examine our teaching, our academic program, and our daily schedule.  As we have shared with you in Cougar Tracks, at Parent Night presentations, Middle and Upper School communications meetings, and through many parent forums, this has been exciting and energizing work, in which we’ve sought to keep the best of what has always worked at Derryfield and add the best of what’s new in the brain-science of teaching and learning....
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  • Innovation Breakfast Fosters Networking

    Emanne Khan '19
    Throughout the morning of Wednesday, February 20, the Gateway conference room was alive with the buzz and chatter of innovation. A cohort of inventive students gathered with members of the Derryfield community, as well as local professionals and businesspeople, to share ideas in the spirit of entrepreneurship. Dean of Innovation Dr. Masoni envisioned the inaugural Innovation Breakfast as an opportunity for STEM-X students to make valuable connections with adults working in their fields of interest, and it more than lived up to his expectations....
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  • Academic Vision Update

    We are excited to share our first post of the year in our ongoing series to keep the community informed of our progress towards Derryfield’s new Academic Vision and schedule, which will be implemented in the fall of 2019....
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  • Building a Community of Leaders

    Leadership is often seen as a role reserved for elected officials and experts on TV. At Derryfield, the Leading for the Common Good program ensures that 100% of students have access to opportunities that build their capacity to be leaders. A community of 400 leaders? Yes, exactly! “The school’s view and definition of leadership is not one that isolates the people who we often in society think of as leaders” says Mr. Dougherty. Rather, “about four years ago we really began to define the leadership program . . . we wanted to create a program that impacted all students in grades 6-12.”
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