Interim Assistant Director for Global Studies, Sustainability and Service

  • Deerfield Academy
  • Deerfield, MA, USA
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Education: Jobs K - 12 Environmental Studies Social & Behavioral Sciences Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research Instructional Services & Curriculum Design

Job Description

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.


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Deerfield Academy is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

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

Application Details

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