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.

Founded in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is an academic community dedicated to student growth and self-discovery. Nobles inspires students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. One of the school’s deepest values is “relationship before task”—a belief that excellence is built on community and connection. 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.

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Please note that Nobles does offer campus housing as a benefit for some positions, but the availability is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. to be considered.


Current Job Openings

Teaching and Administrative Positions (2024-2025)

Latin/English Teacher (Middle School)

Nobles seeks a teacher of both Latin and English for a full-time position centered in our Middle School division to begin in late August 2024. The successful candidate would be willing to teach classes across divisions (middle and upper school) but will have an interest in working with middle school (grades 7-8) learners. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic department and a close-knit middle school division whose members are passionate about ideas, teaching practices, and developing positive student-teacher relationships. A strong academic background, a minimum of 1-3 years of teaching experience, and a commitment to ongoing growth in their classroom practice and curricular development are encouraged. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree with an appropriate focus is attractive. We set a premium on collaboration, collegiality, and flexibility. The Noble and Greenough School looks for multifaceted educators who are eager to contribute significantly to the life of the school in at least one non-academic area (for example, athletics, community service, admissions, or performing arts) outside of their teaching. Please note that this position does not include housing.

To apply, please complete the online application and upload a resume with cover letter addressed to: Alison Easterling, Head of Upper School, aeasterling0f@nobles.edu

Staff Positions

Assistant Director of EXCEL

The Anderson-Cabot Center for Experiential and Community-Engaged Learning (EXCEL) houses the school’s community service, travel, exchange, and study away programs, which aim to promote acceptance, cultural humility, and empathy within our student body. The assistant director will be a thought partner to the director in pursuit of department goals, oversee the operational systems and processes, and forge relationships with outside organizations that will provide opportunities to do good. This highly collaborative role will also provide supervision and guidance for Nobles trip leaders, trip chaperones, or chaperones of the Afternoon Program. Finally, they will collaborate with the director to ensure all EXCEL programs and partnerships align with Nobles’ mission.

Systems Management:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and logistics of EXCEL programs and actively seek improvements and efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with EXCEL director to conduct ongoing audits of systems, policies, procedures
  • Collaborate with EXCEL director to optimize processes, including: 
    • EXCEL trip applications/enrollment/placement 
    • Data entry and collection of trip documents
    • Risk management procedures for school-wide overnights 
    • Service hours, submission, and approval 

Extended EXCEL Team Leadership: 

  • Supervise the the extended EXCEL team, which includes faculty and staff who deliver EXCEL programs (approximately 10 Afternoon Program chaperones, 14 trip leaders, 30 trip chaperones per school year)
  • Cultivate engaged trip leadership and chaperone support
  • Evaluate performance and provide feedback
  • Train faculty on the use of systems, processes, and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant safety and risk management protocols

Student Engagement:

  • Spearhead initiative to increase student meetings with the EXCEL team to promote meaningful community service/EXCEL engagement within the student body
  • Deepen the culture of reflection that connects students’ EXCEL engagement to academic and personal growth.
  • Enhance and support opportunities for service in the middle school
  • Serve as a faculty advisor to the Community Service Club

Community Engagement:

  • Investigate the impact of community service graduation requirements and make recommendations
  • Forge meaningful relationships with local organizations, nonprofits, and international partners to create service opportunities for students that have a positive impact
  • Collaborate with community partners to develop service projects that address real-world needs and align with the school’s values
  • Conduct site partner check-ins for the Afternoon Program
  • Coach one season of community service Afternoon Program

Exchange Program:

  • Support host faculty/staff in their planning and execution of exchange visits 
  • Coach hosts on how to create a meaningful experience for students
  • Review and approve exchange visit schedules and activities

Data Reporting and Evaluations: 

  • Debrief trips with leaders and chaperones after they return
  • Facilitate post-trip feedback and data collection for EXCEL trips 
  • Contribute to year-end reports 


  • Align student-driven fundraising with mission-driven outcomes   
  • Support and promote EXCEL initiatives and events and represent EXCEL internally and externally 
  • Serve one season of an Afternoon Program outside of community service  

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required
  • Proven experience in program development and management in experiential education, community service, or travel programs
  • 5–7 years of experience supervising educators or direct service staff 
  • 5+ years experience in risk management specific to serving student and or youth populations in experiential education and travel programs 
  • Track record of operational process improvement in nonprofit or educational spaces
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to inspire and engage students and faculty
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers, staff, and community partners
  • Passion for community engagement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant master’s degree or certification
  • Knowledge of Boston metro/Dedham nonprofit landscape and community needs
  • Experience leading anti-oppressive community engagement initiatives and proven commitment to DEI practices

This is a 10-month staff position with two weeks of summer work required. The start date is mid-August 2024. To apply, please complete the online application and upload a résumé with a cover letter addressed to: Laura Neubauer, Director of EXCEL.

School Nurse

Nobles seeks a registered professional nurse certified with the Massachusetts Board of Nursing for a position as School Nurse and Associate Director of Health Services. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic community whose members are passionate about developing positive student relationships and fostering the growth of engaged, ethical citizens and leaders.

The role of the school nurse at Nobles is multi-faceted. The school’s nurses support the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of a diverse community, including students, faculty, and staff. The school nurse develops relationships of trust built on respect, adherence to the highest ethical standards, professionalism, and effective communication with the school physician, counseling staff, athletic trainers, student advisors, boarding staff, class deans, faculty, and families. In addition to clinical work, the school’s nurses develop, implement, and evaluate school health programs. The school nurse works collaboratively using a team approach to support student health, prevent illness and disability, and achieve early detection and treatment of health-related issues.  

Traditionally at Nobles, the school nurses are vital members of the Student Well-Being Team, collaborating to support the whole child. The school nurses are part of the “Middle School Core” team with various duties and responsibilities. They may include serving as a Middle School advisor, Personal Development teacher, and chaperoning field trips, including the Washington DC Class V trip.

The responsibilities of the School Nurse are to:

  • Provide healthcare for approximately 625 students, ages 12-19 years;
  • Coordinate a comprehensive health program consistent with Massachusetts statutes, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing and school health;
  • Manage and communicate student health needs as necessary, including medication administration, allergies, health issues, episodic care, wellness needs, and associated documentation;
  • Maintain current physical and immunization records electronically for all students;
  • Collaborate with other team members and community providers to coordinate students’ health-related needs;
  • Partner with parents/guardians and students to develop and implement individualized health care plans as needed;
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding health concerns that require follow-up monitoring, evaluation, or treatment;
  • Support the EXCEL team with trip health preparation and risk management training:
  • Develop and implement health education programs to promote the health and wellness of all members of the community;
  • Coordinate care of students with physicians, parents/guardians, counselors, and other school staff;
  • Respond to acute illnesses and injuries and provide emergency care;
  • Work to maintain a safe campus environment by monitoring supplies and equipment;
  • Perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the school, community, and the academic program as required by the position or requested by the school. This may include after-hours communication, in certain instances

Requirements for the position:

  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills with an ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ambitious and a self-starter with patience, a sense of humor and flexibility
  • An ability to work independently, with demonstrated ease in effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands 
  • A demonstrated high level of cultural competence working with a diverse population of students
  • An ability to respond to medical emergencies campus-wide
  • Ability to recognize when physical ailments might be related to emotional concerns, and to guide students to the proper supports
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing mandatory, Master’s degree preferred
  • Registered Nurse with Massachusetts license in good standing
  • Up-to-date credentials and certifications as expected of the position
  • Minimum of two full years of employment as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts, preferably in pediatric or school-based nursing
  • Successful completion of a CORI, SORI, and National fingerprint background check
  • Available 7:45 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Additional after-hours and weekend email communication might be necessary
  • This is a 10-month, (mid-August through mid-June), 40-hours-per-week position.
  • Available to begin work Monday, August 19, 2024 
  • Some summer work is required to be ready for the opening of school

Physical Demands:

Physical demands are more than those for sedentary work and will require the ability to lift and transport up to 25 pounds, walk the campus, (sometimes very quickly), go up and down stairs, lift and push objects as well as stoop, squat, bend, kneel, sit and stand for long periods. Finger dexterity is required to manipulate objects.

To apply, please complete the online application and upload a résumé with a cover letter addressed to: Lisa O’Connor MSN, RN, Director of Health Services

Major Gifts Officer

Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, has engaged DovetailED to lead a search for a major gifts officer for immediate hire with flexibility for the right candidate through July 1, 2024. Interested candidates should review the position statement and submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references with contact information as a single PDF document to DovetailED President Zack Lehman at zack@dovetailedsourcing.com. Please refrain from contacting the school directly.

Founded in 1866, Noble and Greenough School, a non-sectarian, independent day and five-day boarding school for grades 7-12 located in Dedham, MA, is searching for a major gifts officer to join its development team. This position will report to the campaign director and will identify and cultivate relationships with prospective major gift donors and planned giving donors. 

The major gifts officer is charged with cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of 75-100 major gift prospects from within the Nobles community (prospects who can make a $100,000+ gift), as well as soliciting leadership-level annual fund gifts (Annual Nobles Fund/ANF) and senior parents fund (First Class Fund for Faculty/FCFF). The role will manage the planning and fundraising for one to two reunion classes per year, as well as assist with other special projects and efforts as needed.  

The ideal candidate will have five or more years of fundraising experience, preferably at an independent school or in higher education, and have exceptional managerial, organizational, and communication skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required. 

Also, the ideal candidate will:

  • Be detail-oriented with a proven ability to handle multiple projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment while working toward achieving specific goals and outcomes 
  • Enjoy working on a motivated team, using all communication channels to meet, engage, and develop relationships with prospects and community members
  • Be a proven leader and self-starter with outstanding judgment and discretion, exceptional interpersonal skills, and diplomatic tact relating to correspondences with donors, colleagues, and the larger Nobles community
  • Demonstrate the competence to research and develop short and long-term fundraising strategies, as well as manage a moves management program for major gift prospects 
  • Work collaboratively and inclusively with development colleagues in general and in support of campaign efforts and goals
  • Fully participate in Nobles’ extensive advancement program by attending periodic evening, weekend, and, occasionally, out-of-town events, including campaign and donor stewardship events  
  • Have proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Be experienced with database management tools, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information 

Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, has engaged DovetailED to lead the search for a major gifts officer for immediate hire with flexibility for the right candidate through July 1, 2024. People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks, as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Interested candidates should review the position statement and submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references with contact information as a single PDF document to DovetailED President Zack Lehman at zack@dovetailedsourcing.com. Please refrain from contacting the school directly.

Coaching Positions

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Achieve Positions (Summer 2024)

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Lead Teacher (Math)

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Teaching Assistant

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*Noble and Greenough School is an equal opportunity employer.



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