Employment

Employment

Nobles seeks candidates who desire ongoing professional growth and demonstrate a dedication to young people. We have long been committed to diversity, and take pride in attracting and supporting faculty and staff from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. Read our school mission.

 

Our employee culture hinges on the belief that we best serve our students when we ourselves are professionally challenged and physically, emotionally and financially well. We encourage balance through on-campus initiatives: a fitness center and classes, healthy challenges, professional development, counseling about topics from finance to nutrition, team-building events, counseling/mental health resources, a book club, mindfulness, gym and retail discounts and a community garden.

 

Current Job Openings

Teaching and Administrative Positions for Fall 2023

Director of Communications

Noble and Greenough School (Nobles) seeks an experienced marketing and communications professional. While this position is open for immediate hire, we respect the availability of candidates who may wish to transition at the end of the 2022–2023 academic year.

Job Description:

The director of communications at Nobles is a key member of the school’s administrative team who reports directly to the head of the school. The director manages a creative team that promotes Noble and Greenough School’s mission, vision, and core values. This team is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive and coordinated efforts to strengthen the awareness and understanding of the broad Nobles program across all constituencies and outside the school’s walls.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop compelling communication in support of the strategic objectives of Noble and Greenough School

  • Oversee and implement the school’s brand management and ensure continuity of style and visual identity

  • Guide and execute the creation of timely, accurate communications to students, faculty and staff, parents and guardians, graduates and other stakeholders

  • Manage public relations through various media outlets

  • Provide communications counsel and support to the head of school

  • Serve as a spokesperson to the press for the school

  • Collaborate with the head of school and senior leadership team to effectively communicate during times of crisis

  • Manage the school’s promotional efforts through various social media platforms

  • Develop a comprehensive content and asset workflow that encompasses email, web, social media, photography, video, direct mail and long-form print media

  • Maintain strong engagement in the life of the school and perform other duties as assigned by the head of school

  • In collaboration with the business office, manage the budget of the communications office operations

Personal Attributes:

Nobles seeks an accomplished, strategic, innovative, and forward-thinking professional and manager with meaningful communications experience. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and plan tactically. They should employ a hands-on approach to develop and execute all marketing and communications initiatives. Finally, the director should enthusiastically represent Nobles as a forward-thinking school with a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree and meaningful experience in marketing or communications

  • Strong skills as a versatile writer, editor and interviewer

  • Strong knowledge of video production and photography

  • Strong skills as an effective communicator and presenter

  • Ability to balance priorities and multiple projects and thrive in a deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to motivate, engage and work collaboratively across the school and with students

  • Experience with communications at an educational institution or non-profit is desirable

  • An established record of collaboration, commitment to collegiality, and demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in achieving consensus among diverse administrative and academic departments, students and staff

  • Strong work ethic and integrity

  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, presentations, writing, problem-solving, analytical judgment and time management

  • Warm, empathetic demeanor with a collaborative and flexible nature

  • Experience with diverse cultural populations and a demonstrated commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Availability to work days, in addition to some evenings and weekends throughout the year on campus

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Learn more about Nobles’ commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here. To apply for this position, please complete the online application and upload a resume with a cover letter addressed to John Gifford, assistant head of school.

Mathematics Teacher

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a co-educational, non-sectarian, rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. Nobles is committed to creating a learning environment that represents diversity of race, gender identities, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, background, experience and perspective. Doing so is intrinsic to our mission and improves the educational experience for all.

Nobles seeks an experienced teacher of Mathematics for a full-time position to begin in late August 2023. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, exemplary pedagogy and teaching skills, and experience teaching in a rigorous academic setting. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree with an appropriate focus is preferred. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic department whose members are passionate about ideas, teaching, and developing positive student-teacher relationships and engaged, ethical citizens and leaders. Successful candidates will be able to contribute significantly to the life of the school in at least one non-academic area (athletics, community service, admissions, or performing arts).

Noble and Greenough School is committed to providing a fully on-campus, safe, educational experience for our students and the community. Consistent with those goals, Noble and Greenough has a COVID-19 vaccination policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless there is an approved exemption for a medical reason or if the vaccine conflicts with sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances, which must be documented to the School and approved. If hired, you will be required to submit a copy of a COVID-19 vaccination card.

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To apply, please complete the online application and upload a resume with cover letter addressed to: Michael Denning, Head of Upper School, mdenning0f@nobles.edu

The Anderson-Cabot Director of EXCEL

Noble and Greenough School seeks a talented educator to serve as the Director of the Anderson-Cabot Center for Experiential and Community-Engaged Learning (EXCEL) program. The EXCEL program is a signature program for Noble and Greenough School (Nobles) which encompasses the school’s long-standing community service program, the significant service and learning travel program, and the exploration and cultivation of opportunities for experimental and interdisciplinary learning.

Nobles students must complete a minimum of 80 hours of approved community service as part of their graduation requirement. The Director of EXCEL works with the community service team to steward and develop the evolving program. Chief among the challenges is the management of the afternoon program, which serves approximately 30-40 students per season, and cultivating relationships with partner organizations that can provide substantive service opportunities for our students.

Nobles is currently rebuilding its travel offerings, which were put on hold during the pandemic. When the program is fully operational, over 100 students from all grades are involved in our travel program each year. Before the pandemic, approximately 80% of graduating students had taken advantage of the EXCEL travel program prior to graduation. Most travel programs have a service focus and the remaining travel programs have an articulated academic value.

Depending on the evolving structure of responsibilities, the Anderson-Cabot Director of EXCEL may be asked to provide oversight and support of Nobles’ two auxiliary academic summer programs. One of the School’s most tangible institutional commitments to our community outside of our walls is through these two programs. For over 20 years, Nobles has partnered with UMass Boston to deliver a summer academic program, Upward Bound, for first-generation college-bound high school students. Nobles started its own summer academic program, Achieve, for students entering grade seven.

The Anderson-Cabot Director of EXCEL is an endowed position that oversees a small team of Nobles employees. All members of the EXCEL team have other components to their job at Nobles outside of their work in EXCEL. In addition to their EXCEL role, the Director will teach up to two classes or the equivalent.

The Director will both be responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the broad program and will be asked to lead the strategic planning and mission-driven direction of the program.

Qualification & Requirements:

This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic department whose members are passionate about developing positive student-teacher relationships and engaged, ethical citizens and leaders.  Enthusiasm for working in an independent school setting and desire to embrace the school mission and values.  The ideal candidate will be: detail oriented and demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies, both internal and external.  In particular, the EXCEL Director will work with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Exhibited work experience in educational environments, community service experience, and comfort and experience with travel and leading trips are desirable. Nobles seeks an individual with strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire great work.  A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.  

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To apply, please complete the online  Employment application and upload a resume with a cover letter addressed to John Gifford, Assistant Head of School.

English Teacher

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a non-sectarian, rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. Nobles is committed to creating a learning environment that represents diversity of race, gender identities, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, background, experience and perspective. Doing so is intrinsic to our mission and improves the educational experience for all.

Nobles seeks an experienced teacher of English for a full-time position to begin in late August 2023. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, exemplary pedagogy and teaching skills, and experience teaching in a rigorous academic setting. Enthusiasm for working in an independent school setting and desire to embrace the school mission and values. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree with an appropriate focus is preferred. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic department whose members are passionate about ideas, teaching, and developing positive student-teacher relationships and engaged, ethical citizens and leaders. Successful candidates will be able to contribute significantly to the life of the school in at least one non-academic area (athletics, community service, admissions, or performing arts).

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To apply, please complete the online application and upload a resume with cover letter addressed to: Michael Denning, Head of Upper School, mdenning0f@nobles.edu

Staff Positions

Assistant Controller

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a non-sectarian, rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. Nobles is committed to creating a learning environment that represents diversity of race, gender identities, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, background, experience, and perspective. Doing so is intrinsic to our mission and improves the educational experience for all.

The Assistant Controller (AC) makes over 90% of the monthly journal entries. The AC prepares and reconciles spreadsheets to back up the trial balance (for use by the business office and the auditors); is responsible for most of the cash management at N&G, including capital calls, wire, and internal transfers, and bank account reconciliations; and books the monthly journal entry for department expenses charged to the N&G credit card. This position maintains spreadsheets and enters key data for gift accounting and endowment investment accounting and manages the cash needs/stipends for the Upward Bound program. The AC will need to gain overall knowledge of many business office functions, including A/P and A/R so s(he) can back up those positions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Preparation and reconciliation of spreadsheets for management and the audit. These spreadsheets include but are not limited to advances, net pay, prepaid medical & dental, dependent care and flex medical reimbursement accounts, long-term care, A/P, prepaid expenses, prepaid insurance, A/R, transfer and exchange, incidentals, and fixed assets
  2. Journal entries include, but are not limited to, benefit allocation, postage, monthly recurring, split interest funds, cash and payroll allocations, interest income and expense, capital calls, and transfers
  3. Cash management includes setting up or releasing wire transfers, communication with the bank as necessary, bank reconciliations, petty cash, and other account reconciliations
  4. Maintenance of the Nobles credit card account includes updating card holders, and limits, and alerting the bank of travel plans for various trips. There is a large journal entry imported, edited, and posted by the AC. This is a time-consuming process and involves communication with many cardholders in order to get receipts and proper accounts for posting. Good communication skills and patience are crucial for this monthly endeavor
  5. Data entry and spreadsheet maintenance for gift accounting and endowment investment fund accounting
  6. The AC is responsible for preparing the quarterly releases spreadsheet and accompanying journal entries and reconciling all balances to the financial statements
  7. Audit preparation – make sure schedules back up to trial balance, prepare and organize information for auditors and answer questions and provide backup as needed
  8. Miscellaneous responsibilities include quarterly payroll tax reconciliation, data storage/record retention, sales tax web filing, and annual abandoned property claims

Qualifications and Skills Required for the Position

This person will possess superior character and integrity; demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills and have high attention to detail.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 5-7 years of accounting experience, preferably in a similar setting
  • Enthusiasm for working in an independent school setting and desire to embrace the school mission and values
  • Attention to detail; good time management skills; ability to adapt to changing priorities Self-starter and team player
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Google suite, and software similar to Senior Systems
  • Patience–need to be able to handle interruptions, multi-task, and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work in person, on campus 5 days per week

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or controls. You must be able to climb a flight of stairs while carrying a file box – approximately 10-15 pounds as there are no elevators to our storage room. Minimum physical exertion. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as a computer keyboard, mouse, phone, and similar machines.

Background Checks

National Fingerprinting and full background checks including a Massachusetts CORI and SORI are required prior to employment. People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To apply, please complete the online application and upload a résumé with a cover letter addressed to Laura Bishop, Controller.

Annual Giving Coordinator

Noble and Greenough School, an independent middle and high school located in Dedham, MA, seeks an Annual Giving Coordinator to join its Annual Giving team.  The Annual Nobles Fund (ANF) team is charged with raising $5 million in annual unrestricted support for the school and engaging and managing 100-200 volunteers throughout the year.  This position reports to the Director of the Annual Nobles Fund.  

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist Director of Annual Giving with Nucleus Fund (Fall leadership fundraising drive) preparation, with the goal of developing a portfolio of ANF leadership prospects
  • Solicit Nobles graduates and other constituent groups on behalf of the ANF as needed throughout the year via phone, email, and in-person, with a focus on young graduates
  • Develop a call-to-action plan to educate and cultivate young graduates
  • Coordinate all aspects of Reunion for a few classes including committee recruitment and management, class fundraising, and class-specific Reunion event needs.  Serve as the key point of contact between Nobles and Reunion committee members.  
  • Develop an action/communications plan for each class for the year leading up to the Reunion in May with specific dates and committee/class milestones.  
  • Work closely with major gift officers who will be managing leadership giving for Reunion classes; provide them with class fundraising updates and/or relevant class and reunion planning information. 
  • Support ANF team with Rally Week, Nobles’ ANF giving initiative in March/April
  • Assist with updating Noble and Greenough School social media accounts: Grad Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter accounts on a regular basis – collaborating with Graduate Affairs team and other departments (such as communications, athletics, arts and EXCEL to name a few)
  • Special Events: as part of the ANF Team and Development Office Team, attend all events and assist with planning as needed. Specifically: ANF September Kick-Off, Grandparents Day, Nobles Night, Nobles/Milton Day, Rally Week, Reunion, Phone-a-thons, and young graduate gatherings
  • Prepare acknowledgment and pledge letters
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of the ANF
  • Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Enthusiasm for working in an independent school setting and desire to embrace the school mission and values.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of fundraising and/or alumni relations experience preferred
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills with demonstrated ability in effectively handling multiple projects with extreme attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Database management experience (specifically Raiser’s Edge) preferred
  • Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To apply, submit an online application at this link and upload your resume and cover letter addressed to:  Diane Marangoly, Director of the Annual Nobles Fund.  No phone calls, please.

Achieve Positions

Lead Teacher—Art

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Lead Teacher—ELA

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Lead Teacher—Math

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Lead Teacher—Science

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Teaching Assistant

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Coaching Positions

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Nobles Fellowship Program & Opportunities for Fall 2022


Overview of the Nobles Fellowship Program

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a co-educational, non-sectarian, rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. Nobles is committed to creating a learning environment that represents diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, background, experience and perspective. Doing so is intrinsic to our mission and improves the educational experience for all.

Each year, Noble and Greenough School seeks to hire a select cohort of Nobles Fellows. The Fellows work in various departments of the school and can take on academic, administrative, and afternoon program responsibilities. Designed as a two-year experience for early-career educators and recent college/university graduates, a Nobles Fellowship is a full-time position that runs from late August through early June of each year of the fellowship. Compensation is provided to Fellows on a twelve-month basis and includes a salary plus health and dental insurance. Campus housing is often a part of the compensation package. While most Fellows remain for two years, those interested in only a one-year position are also encouraged to apply.

We search for Fellows who are hard working, looking to explore the world of education, and willing to step up to take on initiatives and responsibilities for the school as needed. This opportunity affords early-career educators with the ability to acquire an experience with, and an understanding of, many facets of school life. People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Fellows who work within an academic discipline work with a mentor teacher and become fully immersed in their specific department. Depending on the school’s needs and a Fellow’s interests and qualifications, a fellowship will often evolve into increased teaching opportunities over the course of the two years. Fellows who work within an administrative department, such as Admissions, EXCEL, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, are afforded hands-on, mentored experiences to explore these departments.

All Nobles Fellows coach and mentor students in all three seasons of our afternoon program, which consists of athletics, community service, and the arts. On-campus Fellows participate in our residential program. The cohort of Nobles Fellows meet weekly as a group to partake in professional development and are encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities outside of Nobles as well.

Over several decades, the Noble and Greenough School Fellowship Program has been a cornerstone in how the institution recruits, trains and grows the next generation of faculty and staff that have propelled the school forward.

Current Openings

No positions at this time.

Former Fellows' Perspectives

Thomas Bloom – Classics

The Nobles fellowship is a great way to explore the world of education. Not only does Nobles offer fellowships in teaching various subjects, but it also offers fellowships in other areas of the school such as admissions and development. On top of this, many fellows become involved with planning and chaperoning school trips, coaching multiple sports, and running a school club. The opportunities are endless and diverse. The best part of the program is the continuous support one feels from everyone in the community, especially the support given by a mentor. It has been a pleasure to work with such intelligent and motivated individuals who strive to carry out the school’s mission on a daily basis.

Ashley Bradley – English

Fellowships at Nobles are an excellent opportunity for young professionals to dip their hand into the realm of education. My fellowship experience has alloted me a unique and special opportunity to work in different arenas of the school including diversity initiatives, teaching, admissions, coaching, leading trips, planning and organizing meetings and events, and working closely under the tutelage of a mentor teacher who provides advice and support. Additionally, the constant dedication, hard work and passion demonstrated by fellow teachers makes Nobles an atmosphere ideal for a young teacher to grow and succeed in a community very much committed to living out its mission.

Kelsey Grousbeck – Visual Arts, Photography

Being a Nobles fellow allowed me to test many different positions in an independent school community while developing as a teacher and a colleague. Immediately, Nobles trusts you to take on a lot of responsibilities, including having your own classes instead of shadowing, but you are navigating these responsibilities under the mentorship of skilled and truly passionate faculty members. You are encouraged to find your own voice and seek out various roles in the community, and through coaching, teaching, chaperoning service trips, advising, and pursuing community initiatives, you can comfortably find your niche while receiving valuable feedback throughout the year. And though Nobles is known for its tight-knit community, the faculty and students all invite fresh ideas, personalities, and humor to the classroom and beyond, making fellows feel immediately welcomed and respected for broadening our community.

Michael Hoe – Science

Being a fellow at Nobles is a great way to gain valuable and lasting experiences in the classroom, on the fields/courts, in the dorm, on stage, and a variety of other arenas in the world of independent schools. Not only does the fellow program allow you to grow in a professional sense, but you are given the opportunity to develop personally in an intellectual, vibrant, and diverse community; furthermore, my colleagues at Nobles were always incredibly supportive and encouraging, even though I was a brand new teacher. My time as a fellow provided me with the scaffolding to be well prepared for any situation that could arise as a teacher, coach, advisor, colleague, or mentor. Ultimately, it also made me realize that I wanted to stay in the field of education and I truly believe I would have not had this experience elsewhere. I am grateful for the invaluable opportunity I had as a fellow at Nobles.

Michelle Huber – Modern Language, Spanish

The fellow experience offered me a perfect match of my prior experience with a new level of challenge. Before working as a fellow, I had a lot of experience assisting in the classroom, tutoring and working at summer programs, but I had never been a lead teacher. The fellowship provided a perfect next step with a significant amount of responsibility, without feeling too overwhelming. With mentoring from a language faculty member, as well as the dean of new faculty, we had ample opportunity to discuss problem-solving and concrete strategies. I remember very clearly during the first day of orientation when the head of school told us that we would be doing our job wrong if we never asked questions. The fellow experience is about learning how to be a teacher, but we don’t just sit around and talk about pedagogy; we observe, experiment, and live it. I also found that Nobles trusts its employees. If you have an initiative or an idea you want to bring to the classroom, it is always possible. Although I was hired as a Spanish teaching fellow, I was also able to work in the dance afternoon program, which is another major passion of mine. Nobles will find ways to utilize your skills and passions, because as an institution it knows that passionate teaching makes for passionate students.

David Medina – Social Science and History, Diversity Office, Provost Office

Fellowships at Nobles are an excellent opportunity for young professionals to try out a career in education. My fellowship experience allowed me to garner a panoply of experience in different arenas of the school including diversity initiatives, teaching social science, admissions, coaching, leading trips through the experiential initiatives of the school, planning and organizing events, and working closely under the tutelage of a mentor teacher who provides advice and support. Additionally, the constant dedication, hard work and passion demonstrated by a talented bevy of colleagues makes Nobles an atmosphere ideal for young teaching professionals to grow and succeed in a community very much committed to living out its mission.

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2022-2023 Employee Benefits Summary

Full background checks are required for all positions, including fingerprinting as required by MA State Law. Find full information here.

*Noble and Greenough School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

23

Multilingual employees

45

Faculty and staff living on campus

13.5

Average number of years that Nobles faculty teach at our school

2012

First year of our community garden

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