Deerfield Academy announces a search for a one-year position as
the Interim Assistant Director for Global Studies,
Sustainability and Service. Deerfield’s Center for
Service and Global Citizenship (CSGC) strives to prepare students
leaders for a rapidly changing world that requires global
understanding, environmental stewardship, and dedication to
service. The Assistant Director would help support
all three initiatives by aiding in program development and
implementation working closely with students and adults alike.
We’re looking for someone who cares deeply about student
development in these areas, works effectively with colleagues, is
committed to developing an inclusive community, and driven to
effect positive change through creative, collaborative and
practical problem solving.
Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for growing
professionally. As colleagues, we enjoy supporting each other
and improving our craft as educators. Near the Five Colleges
(Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, and UMass
Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities
that enable dynamic teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our
students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to
work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, they find ways
to contribute to the community and enjoy themselves.
Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek
candidates who are genuinely committed to their own growth, who are
eager to work with colleagues to review the programs we offer, and
who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our
students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and
model—in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, on the
fields, and in spaces for the arts.
Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Deerfield
actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty.
Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and
innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide
varied skills and experiences from which the entire community
can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of
or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in
terms of race, sexual orientation, religious, ethnic and
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
- Implement meaningful CSGC programs, and support faculty who
will be doing the same;
- Carry out an efficient and effective marketing, admissions, and
enrollment process for global studies travel program;
- Help execute global travel program planning, implementation,
and post-trip debrief and finance reconciliation with close
attention to risk management, budgetary compliance, and enhanced
- Mentor student leaders in the fields of sustainability, global
studies, and community service in 1-on-1 and group sessions;
- Coordinate extracurricular efforts to engage students with
topics of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
- Carry out the regular duties normally associated with faculty:
teaching (in case of an absence), coaching, and supervising
corridors, dining hall tables and weekend activities.
- Assist with other projects and implementation of the school’s
safety efforts, including supporting quarantined students.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 1 – 3 years of relevant experience
- Knowledge and skill in experiential education
- The ability to lead international travel with groups of
- Strong organizational skills and experience with project
Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school
located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty.
The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious
Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities
for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.