Employment Opportunities

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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  • Athletic Director

    In accordance with The Derryfield School’s mission, the School believes that regular exercise and team experience is an essential component of each student’s development and education, and therefore has an annual athletic requirement for all students. The School’s athletic facilities include a turf field, grass playing fields, six tennis courts, and a new Athletic & Wellness Center, scheduled to open November 2019.

    Under the general, technical, and administrative supervision of the Associate Head of School, the Director of Athletics oversees and implements all athletic-related functions for the School, working with the leadership team, faculty/staff, internal and external coaches, and students. The Athletic Director represents athletics and health and wellness as strategic and operational decisions are made for the School. The Director also represents Derryfield externally, with other independent schools and associations such as the NHIAA. The Athletic Director supervises the Athletic Trainer, School Nurse, Physical Education Teacher, and all coaches.
    Duties and responsibilities:
    • Provide leadership,strategic direction, policy development, and oversight for athletics and health & wellness throughout the school, and with all constituencies.
    • Uphold rules and regulations of the NHIAA, Granite State Conference, Tri-county League and the policies of The Derryfield School, including ensuring rules and regulations of eligibility for school, athletes, and coaches; and represent the School with all appropriate leagues and organizations.
    • Provide ongoing training and education for all external and internal coaches; ensuring all coaches abide by the School’s code of conduct and coaching philosophy, and represent Derryfield appropriately on and off the field.
    • Monitor the observance of health, safety, and legal requirements for the athletic program with an emphasis on health and safety for our students
    • Monitor disruptions to the academic day caused by athletics, and work with Academic Administration to develop solutions for these disruptions
    • Oversee and provide strategic direction for the school-wide health & wellness program, and the Middle School physical education curriculum.
    • Work with Dean of Faculty to assign faculty coaches, hire external coaches as necessary, and supervise all coaches, ensuring that ongoing coach evaluations are completed.
    • Develop and monitor the Athletic and health & wellness budget for the year
    • Develop and maintain seasonal and annual statistics related to team numbers, costs, and performance
    • Develop long term plans for upgrading / replacing equipment and facilities
    • Organize and lead seasonal Athletic Recognition Assemblies and athletic awards
    • Work with other School leaders to build school spirit, with an emphasis on the “One Derryfield” concept
    • Promote DS Athletics through local media, social media, websites and Derryfield publications
    • Develop and oversee a system for collecting student feedback related to coaches and the overall athletic program.
    • Develop and implement an effective team manager role
    • Work with parents and students when there is a problem or conflict with a coach or team members
    • Work with program directors to ensure students can pursue interests not only in athletics, but in other areas of the school
    • Work with the College Counseling office to develop programming and resources for students who want to play in college
    • Work with the Offices of Advancement and Enrollment, when appropriate, to develop relationships with alumni, parents, and prospective families
    • Coordinate with Buildings and Grounds, Associate Head,and the CFO to build summer programs and support facility rentals
    • Coach at least one team per year; and possibly teach one middle or upper school course
    • Develop and oversee the schedule for all middle and upper school athletic contests
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Skills and Knowledge:
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Keeps accurate logs and /or written records of all events
    • Superior customer service skills with daily interactions with students, parents and coworkers.  
    • Knowledge and skill with computer packages specifically Email, Internet, and Google Docs.

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of athletic program regulations.
    • Available to work some weekend and evening hours
    • 5+ years progressive experience in Athletics and school setting with children
    • Experience coaching children in a variety of sports activities
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders of the school
    • Highly ethical and strategic team player
    • High energy, self-starter with ability to successfully prioritize and multi-task in an atmosphere in which time sensitive deadlines are the norm, as are interruption
    • CPR/AED Trained
    • Excellent driving record.   

    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 stand, walk at least 70% of time.
    • 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:
    1. trustworthiness through behavior and consistent work results
    2. trust and support of other team members, superiors, and Derryfield employees.
    3. ability to communicate timely and in a professional manner to address conflicts.
    4. strong evidence of commitment and loyalty to the team, the tasks, and the School.
    5. strong evidence of ownership and accountability for work and mistakes.
    6. consistent and superior attention to detail and results.
    To Apply:
    Applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, compassionate educators and staff are required to send a cover letter, resume, and three written references to:  DBremberg@derryfield.org. If you would like information about the school, please visit our website at www.derryfield.org. 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.
  • 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.

  • 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: Student Leadership Program Expands

    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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  • Derryfield Welcomes New Faculty

    Pete Brandt
    Derryfield is thrilled to welcome seven new members of the teaching faculty for the 2018-2019 school year. These teachers have already made a strong impression on their students, and are making their marks on Derryfield classrooms.
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  • Introducing Derryfield's Academic Vision

    Over the next two weeks, we will be sharing the Derryfield Academic Vision through three evening presentations for parents and families. We invite you to join us to share your thoughts and questions as we provide an overview of our faculty’s exciting commitment to redesign the student experience for the 21st century....
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  • Social Entrepreneurship in Action

    Question: What happens to 85% of clothing and shoes in the US?
    Answer: It ends up in landfills and is not recycled.
    Joe Whitten, founder and CEO of Manchester-based Apparel Impact is working to change this. On Tuesday February 13 Mr. Whitten visited Mr. Powell’s tenth grade Environmental Studies class and spoke to the students about how his for-profit company is focused on the triple bottom line of sustainability: People, Planet, and Prosperity....
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