|Brimmer and May is a small school community with over one hundred and twenty years of history and a reputation for being on the cutting edge of educational reform. A pre-kindergarten-through-grade-twelve, coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school, Brimmer and May serves a culturally and socio-economically diverse student body. |
Since 1987, Brimmer and May has been a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, a national organization of schools committed to excellence and educational reform in partnership with Dr. Theodore Sizer. Commitment to the Coalition principle of active student learning can be seen daily in our classrooms as students lead discussions, work in teams to solve math problems, share scientific data with students around the world using the World Wide Web, and keep portfolios of their work to measure their progress. Our classrooms are dynamic learning environments where students and teachers are constantly challenging one another and asking and seeking answers to essential questions.
The school supports and fosters the professional development of its faculty through the funding of graduate courses, conferences, and workshops and through participation in the National Center for Independent School Renewal, an organization whose purpose is to support teachers as they develop and explore innovative teaching practices.
Brimmer and May is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff as the School recognizes that the entire community benefits from a diverse faculty and staff.
Brimmer and May School is a nonsectarian institution and does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by law.
A Few Facts About Brimmer and May:
- Just minutes from Boston, easy access to public transportation
- Small, community-oriented, intimate setting where students and faculty know each other well
- Student population from more than 50 communities in Greater Boston and several foreign countries
- Member of the Coalition of Essential Schools and National Center for Independent School Renewal
- Critical Friends Groups (group seminars for teachers where teachers support and assess each other)
- Mentor Program for teachers new to Brimmer and May
- Small class size, 8:1 student-faculty ratio
- Humanities curriculum with a strong emphasis on a multicultural perspective
- Professional growth and advancement within the school with the opportunity to take leadership roles and to design and implement new programs and curricula
- Variety of professional development opportunities including conferences and workshops, strong financial support for faculty summer study
- Cutting-edge technology program, in-house technology training
- Several student affinity organizations committed to diversity including Gay Straight Alliance and the Culture Club
- Anti-bias training for all staff
- Diversity Committee comprised of students, teachers, administrators, and Board of Trustees members
Director of Summer Programs
The Brimmer and May School seeks an entrepreneurial-minded individual for the full-time position of Director of Summer Programs to develop, implement, oversee, and grow all programs offered during the summer. The director’s scope of responsibility includes program creation, development, marketing & communication, budget management, revenue growth, and operational oversight. The Director will run Brimmer and May’s summer day camp and hire, supervise, and evaluate other seasonal program managers and staff. Based on experience, the Director may also supervise Brimmer and May’s auxiliary programs.
Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and should have at least five years of administrative leadership experience in a non-profit setting as well as experience working with children. He or she must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will also have an entrepreneurial background, familiarity with marketing, and an enthusiasm for creating and guiding new programs. Applicants must demonstrate a proven ability to manage effectively multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Brimmer and May seeks candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community.
- Directing Brimmer and May Day Camp, beginning in summer 2014
- Developing and overseeing sustainable, revenue-generating programs on Brimmer’s campus in the summer and possibly during the school year
- Hiring and supervising personnel who directly manage income-producing programs
- Assuring consistency and integrity in the financial operations of each program
- Overseeing program development and implementation based on profitability
- Assessing the impact of each program, both financially and strategically, on the mission of Brimmer and May School and its position in the marketplace
- Developing, managing, and enhancing summer camp programs
- Exploring opportunities for leveraging the intellectual capital of the School
Additional Responsibilities may include:
- Developing, managing, and enhancing after-school programs and vacation programs
- Identifying and coordinating rental opportunities for school facilities and grounds
Lower School substitute teachers
Contact Thomas Fuller
for more information 617-278-2311.