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Interim Assistant Director for Global Studies, Sustainability and Service

Deerfield Academy
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 socioeconomic background.



 Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 educational outcomes;
  • 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 students
  • Strong organizational skills and experience with project management


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 affiliation.

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.

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