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Current Openings

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  • Assistant to the Head of School

    The Assistant to the Head of School performs administrative and office managerial functions. Estimated start date June 1, 2023.
    The Assistant to the Head of School will but is not limited to: 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Project a professional school image through in-person and phone interactions.  Answers phone calls and greets students, parents, and visitors in a pleasant, informed manner  
    • Oversee all communication from Head’s office
    • Oversee and help manage budget for Head’s office
    • Provide coverage in the Upper School Main Office during vacation periods when the Upper School Receptionist is away
    • Maintain schedule for very busy Head of School and help prioritize ever-changing scheduling needs
    • Schedule all meetings, as well as proof and assemble all material for Board of Trustees meetings
    • Attend Board of Trustee meetings and take, prepare, and publish meeting minutes
    • Coordinate Data submission to various partner organizations
    • Oversee faculty/staff vacation calendar
    • Work with the Head of School on all major projects
    • Some marketing and writing as assigned
    • Possess a sense of humor 
    • Join forces with the entire faculty and staff to carry out activities essential to a healthy, happy school environment as determined necessary by the Head of School.
    • Estimated start date June 1, 2023
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned

    Skills and Knowledge:
    • Work with a multi-line telephone system and must know telephone protocol.
    • Strong knowledge and skill with computer packages specifically email, internet, Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs.
    • Superior customer service skills with daily interactions with students, parents, co-workers, Board of Trustees and guests of the School.  
    Requirements: 
    • Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
    • 5+ years of experience in Executive Administrative role
    • Professional/ formal administrative training 
    • Strong writing and communication skills 
    • Facility with the Google Suite, scheduling software, and other software platforms
    • Occasional overtime required for certain School activities
     Physical and psychological demands: 
    • Must be able to lift 25 lbs independently and up to 50 lbs with assistance from another team member using appropriate lifting practices. The employee is frequently required to sit at least 70% of time, 15% walking, and 15% standing.  Needs significant fine finger dexterity to operate telephone and office equipment
    • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks (such as phone calls, computer work, and receiving visitors) and be capable of consistently functioning well in a fast-paced environment
    • Must have a strong commitment and ability to execute superior customer service. 
    • Must be able to accept constructive feedback and direction in a professional manner 
    • Must be able to keep information strictly confidential
    • Must exhibit the following qualities to be a successful team player:
    1. trust and support of other team members, superiors, and Derryfield employees
    2. ability to communicate timely and in a professional manner to address conflicts
    3. strong evidence of commitment and loyalty to the team, the tasks, and the School
    4. strong evidence of ownership and accountability for work and mistakes
    5. consistent and superior attention to detail and results

    Salary for this position is competitive with similar positions for day schools in Northern New England. For information about the school, please visit our website at discover.derryfield.org. An equal opportunity employer, Derryfield is fully committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, age, nation of origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If interested, please submit salary expectations, a cover letter and resume to Human Resources Manager Deb Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org.
  • Coaching Openings

    The Derryfield School has openings for the following coaching positions for 2022-2023. If you are interested in one of them, please send your coaching resume and 2-3 contacts of references from current or former direct supervisors to Director of Athletics Chris Hettler at chettler@derryfield.org or 603.669.4524. 

    Spring 2023 Sports
    • Head or Assistant Crew Coach (1-2) 
    • Head JV Girls Lacrosse Coach
    • Head JV Girls Tennis Coach
    • Head or Assistant Boys Middle School Lacrosse Coach
    • Head Boys and Girls Varsity Track Coaches 
    • Varsity/JV Assistant Baseball Coach
  • Director of Equity and Belonging

    The Director of Equity and Belonging, a senior academic administrative position, will report directly to the Head of School and be a member of the senior administrative team. The Director serves as the institutional leader who will help develop and implement a strategic vision and corresponding systems and structures for Derryfield to honor its commitment to equity and belonging.
    The Derryfield School, located in Manchester, NH, is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades 6-12.  Derryfield seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Director of Equity and Belonging to begin July 2023.

    The Director of Equity and Belonging, a senior academic administrative position, will report directly to the Head of School and be a member of the senior administrative team. The Director serves as the institutional leader who will help develop and implement a strategic vision and corresponding systems and structures for Derryfield to honor its commitment to equity and belonging. Primary responsibilities include partnering with the senior administrative team and the Head of School to ensure equity in organizational structures and processes; identifying strategies for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty and staff; developing and implementing faculty and staff professional development; creating and implementing programs designed to foster a culture of inclusion and a sense of belonging among students, faculty, and staff; working closely with Director of Enrollment to support recruitment of prospective students and families; partnering with academic leaders to review and develop curriculum and programming through an equity and belonging lens; and supporting student and faculty affinity group mentors and leaders. In addition, the Director will teach one to two classes in a discipline of expertise and serve as an advisor of six to eight students. 

    Salary for this position is competitive with similar positions for day schools in New England. For information about the school, please visit our website at discover.derryfield.org. An equal opportunity employer, Derryfield is fully committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, age, nation of origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • A Master’s degree is preferred 
    • Proven commitment to strategic thinking and team building 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Inspiring, collaborative, confident, flexible, and professional leader 
    • Knowledge of and/or experience in independent schools

    To Apply: 
    Applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, compassionate educators should send a cover letter, resume, and three written references to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org.
  • Middle School History Teacher

    The candidate must be interested in teaching 6-8 grade History in particular Social Justice
    curriculum. They should possess positive interpersonal skills, enjoy working with middle school
    students, and have the energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of
    areas. Responsibilities of the position include a combination of classroom teaching, student advising,
    and leading or serving as an assistant of extracurriculars such as clubs and/or academic or athletic
    teams.
    The Derryfield School, located in Manchester, NH, is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades 6-12.

    Derryfield seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Middle School History teacher to start at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

    The candidate must be interested in teaching 6-8 grade History in particular Social Justice curriculum. They should possess positive interpersonal skills, enjoy working with middle school
    students, and have the energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of areas. Responsibilities of the position include a combination of classroom teaching, student advising, and leading or serving as an assistant of extracurriculars such as clubs and/or academic or athletic teams.

    Qualified candidates should have:
    ● A degree in History or a related field.
    ● Experience teaching History and/or Social Studies at the middle school level.
    ● Energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of areas working.
    with students beyond the classroom (e.g. coaching, clubs, trips).
    ● A growth mindset and flexible nature to take on new challenges and adjust to feedback.
    ● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues.
    ● Proven commitment to equity and the belonging of all community members.

    Desired Experience:
    ● Experience teaching civics and/or social justice curricula.
    ● Experience working with colleagues to develop curriculum and program.

    Salary for this position is competitive with similar positions for day schools in New England.
    For information about the school, please visit our website at discover.derryfield.org.
    An equal opportunity employer, Derryfield is fully committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the most qualified
    employees without regard to their race, gender, color, age, nation of origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three written references to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org.
  • Middle School Science Teacher

    The candidate must be able and interested in teaching 6-8 grade Science, possess positive interpersonal skills, enjoy working with middle school students, and have the energy and interest to
    contribute to the school community in a variety of areas.
    Responsibilities of the position include a combination of classroom teaching, student advising, and leading or serving as an assistant of
    extracurriculars such as clubs and/or academic or athletic teams.
    The Derryfield School, located in Manchester, NH, is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades 6-12.

    Derryfield seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Middle School Science teacher to start at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

    The candidate must be able and interested in teaching 6-8 grade Science, possess positive interpersonal skills, enjoy working with middle school students, and have the energy and interest to
    contribute to the school community in a variety of areas.

    Responsibilities of the position include a combination of classroom teaching, student advising, and leading or serving as an assistant of extracurriculars such as clubs and/or academic or athletic teams.

    Qualified candidates should have:
    ● A degree in science or a related field.
    ● Experience teaching life science, physical science, and earth science concepts at an
    introductory level with a focus on implementing science and engineering practices.
    ● Energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of areas working
    with students beyond the classroom (e.g. coaching, clubs, trips).
    ● A growth mindset and flexible nature to take on new challenges and adjust to feedback.
    ● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues.
    ● Proven commitment to equity and the belonging of all community members.
    Desired Experience:
    ● Middle School teaching experience or equivalent and middle school teaching pedagogy
    ● Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards and project based learning in
    science education.
    ● Experience working with colleagues to develop curriculum and programs.

    Salary for this position is competitive with similar positions for day schools in New England.

    For information about the school, please visit our website at discover.derryfield.org.
    An equal opportunity employer, Derryfield is fully committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the most qualified
    employees without regard to their race, gender, color, age, nation of origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three written references to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org.
  • MS/US Spanish Teacher

    The candidate must be able and interested in teaching all levels of Middle and High School Spanish, possess positive interpersonal skills, enjoy working with Spanish 1 through Advanced Topics Spanish students, and have the energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of areas.
    Responsibilities of the position include a combination of classroom teaching, student advising, and leading or serving as an assistant of
    extracurriculars such as clubs and/or academic or athletic teams.
    The Derryfield School, located in Manchester, NH, is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades 6-12.

    Derryfield seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Spanish teacher to start at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

    The candidate must be able and interested in teaching all levels of Middle and High School Spanish, possess positive interpersonal skills, enjoy working with Spanish 1 through Advanced Topics Spanish students, and have the energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of areas.

    Responsibilities of the position include a combination of classroom teaching, student advising, and leading or serving as an assistant of extracurriculars such as clubs and/or academic or athletic teams.

    Qualified candidates should have:
    ● A Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a related field, or relevant life experience
    ● A high level of Spanish fluency and experience teaching
    ● Energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of areas working with
    students beyond the classroom (e.g. coaching, clubs, trips)
    ● A growth mindset and flexible nature to take on new challenges and adjust to feedback.
    ● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues.
    ● Proven commitment to equity and the belonging of all community members.
    Desired Experience:
    ● Experience teaching Spanish at a Middle and High School Level
    ● Experience working with colleagues to develop curriculum and program.

    Salary for this position is competitive with similar positions for day schools in New England.

    For information about the school, please visit our website at discover.derryfield.org.

    An equal opportunity employer, Derryfield is fully committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the most qualified
    employees without regard to their race, gender, color, age, nation of origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three written references to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org.
  • Sub/per diem Nurse

    The priority for the substitute school nurse is to oversee and provide for the individual health needs of students while the regular nurse is away temporarily or work in conjunction with the regular nurse as back up support.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The priority for the substitute school nurse is to oversee and provide for the individual health needs of students while the regular nurse is away temporarily or work in conjunction with the regular nurse as back up support. 


    • Responsible for direct and indirect care given to students in compliance with school policies, professional standards or practice, physician’s orders and the Individual Health Plan. 
    • Comply with professional nursing practice standards, guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.
    • Functions in accordance with New Hampshire Nurse Practice Act, Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, and the school policies and procedures. 
    • Promotes and maintains good health as well as the prevention of illnesses and injuries. 
    • Acts in a manner that respects the dignity, confidentiality, and rights of all students and staff. 
    • Upholds regulations and laws related to confidentiality, reporting of child abuse and neglect, and other health-related requirements. 

    GENERAL Skills/Knowledge/Aptitudes:

    • Current CPR, AED certification 
    • Graduate or currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program 
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or working towards.
    • Energetic, patient and inspiring
    • Works in clear alignment with institutional objectives, strategies and goals.
    • Highly collaborative and team-oriented style. 
    • Knowledge and skills to evaluate and treat a variety of medical conditions, 
    • Ability to effectively communicate information both orally and in written form and to a diverse group, 
    • Knowledge of current medical and health standards , 
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to do so in accordance with laws such as HIPAA, and FERPA, 
    • Knowledge of the New Hampshire Nurse Practice Act, Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, and the school district’s policies and procedures
  • 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 $15.00. 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
  • Teaching Fellow- Math

    The Derryfield School will appoint a Teaching Fellow (starting in August) for the 2023-2024 school
    year to teach Mathematics (strong preference for upper level courses such as Pre-Calculus and
    Calculus).
    The Derryfield School will appoint a Teaching Fellow (starting in August) for the 2023-2024 school year to teach Mathematics (strong preference for upper level courses such as Pre-Calculus and Calculus). The Fellows program at Derryfield will provide the opportunity to an aspiring teacher to gain real world, hands-on experience with the guidance of an experienced faculty mentor.

    The Fellow will teach up to two classes, be involved in two seasons of coaching a team sport or the equivalent of advising a co-curricular activity, co-advise a group of students, and perform other duties as assigned. The Fellow will benefit from the coaching of a veteran teacher and a range of unique professional development experiences, including regular collaborative seminars dedicated to the exploration of important issues in education.

    Qualified candidates should have:
    ● A degree in Math or a related field.
    ● Interest in learning the craft of teaching through a collaborative mentorship model.
    ● Energy and interest to contribute to the school community in a variety of areas working.
    with students beyond the classroom (e.g. coaching, clubs, trips).
    ● A growth mindset and flexible nature to take on new challenges and adjust to feedback.
    ● Proven commitment to equity and the belonging of all community members.

    Salary for this position is competitive with similar positions for day schools in New England. For information about the school, please visit our website at discover.derryfield.org.
    An equal opportunity employer, Derryfield is fully committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the most qualified
    employees without regard to their race, gender, color, age, nation of origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To Apply: Qualified applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, compassionate educators should send a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript, and three written references to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at dbremberg@derryfield.org.
  • Web and Creative Marketing Specialist

    Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications (DM&C), the Web and Creative Marketing Specialist will work in tandem with members of the External Affairs team to ensure goals are met with precision, positivity, and professionalism.

    The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, writing, and technical skills; and must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with various constituents throughout the School.
    Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications (DM&C), the Web and Creative Marketing Specialist will work in tandem with members of the External Affairs team to ensure goals are met with precision, positivity, and professionalism.
     
    The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, writing, and technical skills; and must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with various constituents throughout the School. This is a salaried, 40 hours per week minimum, year-round position with an excellent benefits package.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

    Web Design & Management
    • Design and modify content of base templates, page templates, web site pages and images, site permissions, icons, buttons, and stylized textual content as needed.
    • Routinely review the site to reveal out-of-date content, broken links, or the existence of content which fails to abide by standard web site requirements. Develop internal web maintenance systems to ensure accountability (e.g. annual, monthly, weekly.)
    • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities.
    • Serve as primary point-of-contact between the School and contracted web consultant.

    Videography
    • Execute video production projects, both shooting and editing short-form videos.
    • Build and maintain school video library including categorized raw b-roll, interviews, and archived final videos.
    • Record weekly Community Meetings; post full or featured segments to School’s YouTube channel as appropriate.
    Communications
    • Produce weekly Nuts & Bolts e-newsletter.
    • Serve as the primary distributor of family communications. 
    • Write and edit copy as needed across all communication channels.
    • Cross-train others on MSA communications platform (pushpage), Blackbaud Online Express, and/or future internal communications platforms.

    Photography
    • Serve as primary school photographer; build and maintain school photography library; coordinate coverage when not available (sports, events, classroom, arts, etc.); post to SmugMug.
    • Serve as the point-of-contact and coordinate photography (and videography) shoots throughout the year.
    Graphic Design
    • Design Derryfield Today magazine and work collaboratively with magazine editor.
    • Work with offset and digital print vendors to ensure projects are completed on time and per bid specifications.
    • Design internal and external print and digital materials to support the goals of the External Affair team (Enrollment, Philanthropy & Engagement, and Marketing & Communications.)
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communications, marketing, or a related field.
    • At least three years of professional experience in front-end web development and digital/mobile design that results in a rich and dynamic user experience.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with graphic design software, including Adobe Creative Suite
    and Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).
    • Experience developing web-based creative elements, using HTML and HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, digital media production for web, and content management systems (e.g.
    WordPress).
    • Experience shooting and editing professional photos and videos.
    • Highly collaborative and team-oriented style.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of content management systems and processes.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet ambitious deadlines while maintaining passion and a positive attitude.
    • Willingness and ability to work flexible schedules, including occasional evenings and weekends.
    • A sense of humor.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Knowledge of and/or experience in independent schools.
    • Experience developing motion graphics and animations.
    • Experience with Blackbaud Online Express, and email marketing software.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with video editing software (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut).

In the Classroom at Derryfield

List of 5 news stories.

  • David Baroody Works with UNH Research Team

    Elaine Loft
    David Baroody, a member of the middle school English department since 2019, was selected to join a 12-person UNH research team that spent a year studying digital literacies teaching and learning in NH. Dubbed TILDE, an acronym for “transformational inquiry in literacy for digital environments,” the project was sponsored by UNH’s Collaborative Research Excellence Initiative....
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  • Studying How Museums Work

    While it is fairly common for history students to go on a field trip to a museum that covers a time period they are studying in class, Ryan Tanner-Read’s Advanced Topics (AT) class recently visited Manchester’s Millyard Museum with the sole objective of studying how the museum presents its subject.
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  • 5 Derryfield Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

    Dawn Lohmann
    The Derryfield School announced today that 5 students have been recognized by the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program for their scholastic talents. Seniors Jaisen Soundar, Jack Schroeder, and Zachary Rabold are presently semifinalists and Artem Yurovskiy and Benjamin Roy were named Commended students.
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  • Annual Award in Honor of Holocaust Survivor

    Anna Moskov
    Each year The Derryfield School chooses a member of the senior class to receive the Simeon Kass Award, in honor of Simeon Kass, who survived the Holocaust as a young boy. The 2022 recipient, announced on October 25 during the school’s weekly Community Meeting, is Cea Armstrong.
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  • MS Head of School Mark Blaisdell Announces Two Retirements

    Two beloved, dedicated middle school teachers will be retiring at the end of this academic year. We are grateful for their contributions - in the classroom, on the fields, and in the community. While we will formally celebrate their retirements in late spring, please join us in thanking them for their teaching excellence....
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