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Employment Opportunities

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.

List of 6 items.

  • After School Attendant- Athletic and Wellness Center

    The After School Attendant supervises students waiting to be picked up by parents or waiting to ride the evening buses. Students are restricted to a small area of the Athletic and Wellness Center (currently the lobby, fitness room and lower level ) where they can study and socialize until they are picked up. The Attendant provides supervision (lobby, hallways and locker rooms), unlocks and locks the locker rooms when needed, ensures that students are obeying the rules of the facility, and generally monitors the activities of the students as they are waiting.

    This role is under the general, technical, and administrative supervision of the Division Heads, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the after-school attendant’s responsibilities include the overall supervision of students from 2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m..
    • The primary responsibility of the After School Attendant (Athletic and Wellness Center) is to ensure the safety and supervision of students from 2:15pm to 6:15pm.
    • Distribute and collect after school activity materials (ping pong, mini golf etc.).
    • Unlock and lock locker rooms when students need to change.
    • Ensure that students are following the rules of the building.
    • Monitor the fitness room and ensure the rules are being followed.
    • Monitor the gym courts during the fall and spring. Set up and clean up of activities (basketballs, soccer balls, etc.).
    • Derryfield students on the whole are well behaved and respectful. They use the after school time for casual socializing and to complete homework as they wait to go home.
    • The Attendant’s responsibility with upper and middle school students is to be an adult presence that the students can go to for help and to provide simple supervision. The Attendant’s responsibility with upper and middle school students is to supervise and ensure that students have left the A&W center at 6pm.
    • If a discipline situation occurs, please notify the Dean of Students (Reina Stimpson) and Director of Athletics (Chris Hettler).

    • When opening locker rooms for students, attendant needs to wait and relock the locker rooms after students leave the locker room.
    • When handing out equipment (ping pong, mini golf etc.), attendant needs to record and ensure that the equipment has been returned.
    • Close the A&W building by doing a final sweep to ensure all students have left the building at 6pm.
    *Exception on nights with home basketball games. Students are allowed to stay until 15 minutes after the final home game of the night.
    Pick Up for Upper and Middle Schoolers
    • Buildings and Grounds needs to lock the building at 6 pm sharp. All students (upper and middle) must be out of the building. If a student is still here then the A&W proctor needs to remain with them at the front of the building.
    *In the rare occasion a student has not been picked up by 6 pm, please report the student and the time of pick-up to the Head of the Middle School, Mark Blaisdell. If it is an upper school student that is stranded please notify Mr. Dougherty, Head of the Upper School, by email so he can follow up the next day.
    Skills and Knowledge:
    • Ability to relate to students, parents and school system personnel.
    • Ability to supervise students from grades 6-12.
    • Ability to pass the CPR and First Aid course.
    • High school diploma.
    Physical and psychological demands:
    • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks and be capable of consistently functioning well in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must have a strong commitment to and ability to execute superior customer service.
    • Must be able to accept critical feedback and direction in a professional manner.
    • Must exhibit the following qualities to be a successful team player:
         Trustworthiness through behavior and consistent work results.
         Trust and support of other team members, superiors, and Derryfield employees.
         Ability to communicate timely and in a professional manner to address conflicts.
         Strong evidence of commitment and loyalty to the team, the tasks, and the School.
         Strong evidence of ownership and accountability for work.
         Consistent and superior attention to detail and results.
  • Coaching Openings

    The Derryfield School has openings for the following coaching positions for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in one of them, please send your coaching resume to, and/or contact, Director of Athletics Chris Hettler at chettler@derryfield.org or 603.669.4524. 
    Spring 2020
    MS Boys Lacrosse Head Coach
    Varsity Crew Assistant Coach
    Varsity Softball Head Coach

    Fall 2020:
    Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach and JV Assistant Coach
    Varsity Crew Assistant Coach

    View full job responsibilities here.
  • Director of Library and Media

    The Library Director at The Derryfield School creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for the school’s community where resources can be accessed, where members of the community can collaborate, and where students can be instructed in an efficient, ethical and legal use of information. 

    This candidate will be able to work independently while also working collaboratively as a member of a team.  She or he will possess strong written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills. Prior library experience is a plus.  This is a salaried, 40 hours a week minimum, year-round position with an excellent benefits package.
    • Develop with faculty a 6-12 scope and sequence, creating and evaluating activities, lessons, and assessments, for media literacy and academic research.
      • Provide instruction to students in finding the best digital and print  information and media for the particular purpose defined by the individual.
      • Network with teachers to develop activities which stress effective research strategies.
      • Meet with teachers to plan research projects, according to class needs.
      • Develop and co-teach media literacy units with teachers in various departments including skills such as critical thinking; close reading; evaluation of resources, including graphs and images; understanding of logical fallacies and false news; and how to be an ethical social media citizen. 
    *Instruct and serve as a resource on copyright issues and ethical use of various resources.
    • Teach information technology skills to all students so that all graduates will be able to locate, evaluate, and manage information resources and technology.
    • Promote reading, in any format, as a life-long habit.
    • Support the school’s Project-Based Learning initiatives and the one-to-one device program.
    • Participate in the school’s professional development programs.
    • Create a virtual and physical library space that is user-centered and accessible.
    • Select materials and technology which supports the school’s educational philosophy and curriculum. Create and organize a carefully curated collection of both digital and physical resources, including material that will encourage personal reading and intellectual curiosity, in accordance with the official Materials Selection Policy adopted by the Board of Trustees.
    • Develop short and long-range goals to guide the development of the library program.
    • Promote a love of reading through various programming initiatives. Promote the library media program, services, and its materials by maintaining a positive relationship with students, staff, and the community.
    • Prepare articles and reports highlighting all aspects of the library program.
    • Oversee the library volunteers and their day-to-day tasks.
    • Prepare and oversee a library media program budget which will provide the best possible library program for the Derryfield School.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor’s Degree required in Library Studies. Master’s Degree a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience with diversity and inclusion.
    • A minimum of 5 years of progressively successful experience managing a library.
    •  A passion for working with young people in a gentle way.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work within deadlines.
    • A high level of integrity and an extraordinary work ethic.  

    The Derryfield School encourages applications from candidates who support the School’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive living and working environment. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume including references and salary expectations to Debbie Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org. The Derryfield School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    For more information, please visit:  www.derryfield.org.  
  • Head of the Upper School

    The Derryfield School is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades 6-12, inspiring bright, motivated young people to be their best and providing them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community.
    The Derryfield School is seeking applications for the position of Head of Upper School to take effect July 1, 2020. 

    The Head of Upper School reports directly to the Head of School and oversees the overall operation of a program that serves approximately 270 students in grades 9-12 and employs about 33 full and part time faculty members.

    The Head of Upper School shapes the culture and spirit of the division, leads student life, and must connect with young people. The Head of Upper School works closely with teachers and administrators in the following areas: academics, advising, athletics, the arts, college counseling, discipline, faculty development and evaluation, and counseling. S/he leads the consistent operation of the Upper School, and orchestrates the success and wellness of students. 

    A number of strategic initiatives will be part of the Head of Upper School’s role for the next 3-5 years. In a collaborative manner, the Head of Upper School, along with the Dean of Faculty, Academic Dean and the Head of Middle School, will co-lead Derryfield’s continued growth into a regional and state leader in educational excellence and innovation. Building on Derryfield’s tremendous successes in programmatic development over the past five years, this work will include continuing to build a model program with an emphasis on academic and co-curricular skill development, brain-based teaching and learning; and overseeing the continued development and implementation of our Leading for the Common Good program, a comprehensive, school-wide, leadership development program. 

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced educator with:
    • A bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree or Ph.D.
    • 5 or more years of successful classroom experience teaching at the Upper School level.
    • Academic leadership experience.
    • Student life leadership experience (i.e. class dean, dorm leader).
    • A proven commitment to the development of young people as individual learners.
    • A track record of collaboration with colleagues.

    Salary for this position will be competitive for similar positions for day schools in New England. For information about the school, please visit our website at www.derryfield.org. EOE.

    To Apply: 
    Applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, compassionate educators should send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and at least 5 written references to Tom Olverson, tomolverson@gmail.com by February 15, 2020.
  • Philanthropy Advisor

    Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, the Philanthropy Advisor will focus their time and effort on securing support for a set of campus-wide priorities identified in the School’s Strategic Plan. Working with the Director, they will help to build the major gift framework in support of an ambitious School-wide campaign. This individual will manage a portfolio of prospects, including planning and staffing major gift cultivation and solicitation strategies on behalf of the Head of School, volunteer leaders, the Director of Philanthropy and other senior members of faculty and staff.  The Advisor is responsible for cultivating and soliciting gifts from parents, alumni parents, grandparents, alumni and friends.  

    The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in soliciting and closing gifts. This candidate will be able to work independently while also working collaboratively as a member of the Philanthropy team. They will possess strong written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills and a willingness to travel and to work some nights and weekends. Consistent track record of success with engaging and inspiring leadership giving, or sales experience is a plus. This is a salaried, 40 hours a week minimum, year-round position with an excellent benefits package.
    • The Philanthropy Advisor will be expected to manage prospects through all aspects of the gift cycle -- identification and research of new prospects and the development of cultivation strategies that will move potential donors in a timely fashion toward solicitation and gift closure.  
    • Recommend and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies, working with administration, faculty and volunteers as appropriate.
    • Conduct proactive research on prospects; prepare efficient and accurate prospect meeting briefings and contact reports for institutional and volunteer leadership in preparation for major gift prospect meetings and events.
    • Establish long-term donor relationships; solicit major gift prospects individually; support School leaders in their solicitations.
    • Provide seamless staffing of volunteer committees and their meetings including preparation of agendas and minutes and effective management of all logistics.
    • With the Philanthropy Office Coordinator and utilizing existing database, create a prospect tracking system in support of the major gifts activities.
    • Support the major gift work of the Head of school and volunteer and administrative leadership.  
    • With the Director of Philanthropy, develop yearly plan for the use of the Head of School’s Philanthropy time, specific prospects to be seen and purpose of meetings; track progress against plan.
    • Work with the Director of Philanthropy in the public phase of capital campaign. This work could include event planning and logistics, production and mailing of invitations.
    • Write or assist in drafting proposals, newsletters, brochures, volunteer solicitation materials and other communication materials as necessary.
    • Oversee stewardship of major gifts including thank you letters from Head of School and volunteer leaders and the creation of stewardship reports on the use of gifts.
    • Develop a yearly plan with established metrics for assessing program progress and calendar for all major gifts activities.
    • Provide regular reports on major gifts progress such as number of visits planned and completed, prospect assignments, cash and pledge projections.  
    • Serve as an ambassador to the Derryfield community.
    • Attend and staff events as required, including on weekends and evenings.

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • A minimum of 5 years of progressively successful experience in major gifts, preferably in education, or strong sales experience.
    • Ability to articulate clearly the case for support in order to develop relationships, solicit gifts and to write compelling proposals to secure gifts for the School.
    • The ability and willingness for regular travel to visit Derryfield friends all across the country throughout the year.
    • Ability to engage in all aspects of the gift cycle: identify prospective donors; initiate contacts with potential major donors; move potential donors toward solicitation and closure; maintain stewardship expectations after gift is made.
    • Experience working with volunteer and institutional leadership on behalf of the Philanthropy effort.
    • Experience conducting major gift prospect research and preparing briefings and contact reports.
    • Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates.
    • State of the art computer skills including experience with fundraising databases.  Raiser’s Edge experience would be most helpful.
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to quickly and regularly adjust strategy.  
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work within deadlines.
    • A high level of integrity and an extraordinary work ethic.  
    The Derryfield School encourages applications from candidates who support the School’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive living and working environment.  The School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    For more information, please visit:  www.derryfield.org.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Debbie Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org
  • 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.

  • Transformative Learning

    Lindley Shutz
    Transformation occurs when students are challenged; when the work is meaningful; when students care about the people, the process, and the outcomes; and when students see that what they have learned has impact....
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  • Leadership, Ethics, and Development Curriculum

    Derryfield’s “Leading for the Common Good” campaign has certainly delivered results. Created with the goal of involving all Derryfield students in leadership development experiences and fostering influence, character, and awareness, the initiative has seen hundreds of students participate in conferences, retreats, and activities. However, prior to the 2019-2020 school year, Derryfield lacked a program that would expose students to a cohesive curriculum focused on leadership and life skills in 6th-12th grades....
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  • Advanced Topics Emphasize Applied Learning

    Emanne Khan
    When Upper School students began the process of selecting their classes for this year last spring, their options for higher level courses were different than in the past. Throughout the school year, there had been buzz amongst the community about moving beyond the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum, and the newly-designed Advanced Topics courses arrived as the realization of that goal....
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  • Inaugural Exploration Block

    Lamplighter Staff
    Friday marked the first day of the brand new Exploration Block at Derryfield, where students have nineteen choices for classes--ranging from Bee Keeping to Financial Literacy to Rugby. These classes are part of the new Derryfield schedule, offering students a chance to pursue interests and passions outside of the regular academic grind. They will meet two out of every eight days....
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  • Exploration Courses Expand Opportunities

    Emanne Khan '19
    Have you ever dreamed of creating your own podcast, wondered what goes into writing a mystery, or been interested in the art of beekeeping? Derryfield students will be able to dabble in all of the above and more through the new Exploration program that is a key feature of the reimagined academic schedule taking effect in the fall of 2019....
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The Derryfield School

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