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Faculty Openings

Middle School Math Teacher (2 positions)

Middle School Mathematics Teacher (grades 7-9):  Our department teaches a rigorous curriculum (consisting of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra 2, Geometry) to students possessing a broad range of math aptitudes.  We pride ourselves on the care afforded to students at an individual level, for collaborating on curriculum, and for active participation in the greater school community.  Candidates should have a passion for working with middle school students, for teaching, and for mathematics.  Furthermore, candidates should have a strong work ethic, high standards for self and others, and excellent verbal/written communication skills.
Education minimum: Bachelor’s degree, with a significant number of courses in mathematics.
Experience: Prior work with adolescents, preferably as a classroom teacher.
Other certifications/information: Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in teaching two of the three following courses: Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Honors, Pre-algebra. Ideal candidates will also have a desire to co-lead the math club, which meets after school one day a week.

Resumes will be considered until the positions are filled.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@hw.com.

Middle School Choir Director (Grade 7-9)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in music or choral conducting
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience with a middle or high school choral program.
  • Affiliation and involvement in professional organizations related to the study of choral music, vocal pedagogy, classroom teaching and conducting.

Job Description: 

  • Teach, articulate and manage all aspects of the middle school curricular choral program which consists of five performing choirs: Boys Chorus (grade 7), Girls Chorus (grade 7), Wolverine Singers (grade 8 and 9 boys), Vocal Ensemble (grade 8-9 girls), and Madrigals (grade 8-9 boys/girls).
  • Coordinate and organize all facets of concerts, including but not limited to: music selection, rehearsals, instrumental accompaniment, programs, publicity, and post-concert recordings. Annual performances are in December and May; Students in Vocal Ensemble and Madrigals will also participate in a Choral Festival or tour each Spring.
  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all facets of music festivals, national and international tours, HW community performances, and civic performances within the Los Angles Community.
  • Oversee and manage all budgetary expenditures; organize and maintain choral music and recordings libraries as well as choral program archival materials.
  • Work within the Performing Arts Department to cultivate a collegial and productive artistic collaboration which centers on the needs of the student. Work closely with the upper school choral director in all aspects of choral curriculum and matriculation to the upper school.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@hw.com.

Middle School Science Teacher (Grade 7-9)

Division:  Middle School
Department: Science
Full-time position: Science Teacher (grades 7-9) 

Our department teaches a two-year physical science curriculum, consisting mostly of topics in chemistry and physics, to our 7th and 8th grade students.  Our 9th grade students take one of two levels of high school biology (honors or regular).  We pride ourselves on the care afforded to students at an individual level, teacher collaboration on curriculum and laboratory set-up, and active participation by teachers in the greater school community.  In addition to teaching science, middle school teachers monitor the social and emotional health of students, enforce rules both in and out of the classroom, assess and communicate with the school and parents about student progress through report cards and written comments, and attend an annual school wide camping trip. Candidates should have an interest and passion for working with young people, excellent instructional and listening skills, a great deal of patience, a love for sharing science with others, and a desire to make a difference in a student’s life.

Education Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or a closely related discipline.  

Experience: Middle school teaching experience is preferable but not absolutely necessary.

Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

Please send resumes to:
Jobs@hw.com
or mail to:
Attn: Resume Department
Harvard-Westlake School
3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604

Upper School Math Teacher

Harvard-Westlake School is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time teaching position in the Mathematics Department at the Upper School campus (grades 10-12). The ideal candidate will teach the standard college preparatory curriculum (algebra 2, precalculus, and calculus). The school enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are ethnic minorities.  The School is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community, committed to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity and purpose beyond ourselves.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Majored in mathematics
• Strong communication skills and team-player attitude
• Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and foster an innovative and creative learning environment
• Ability to teach, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, and AP Economics a plus


To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@hw.com.

Upper School Geology Teacher

Harvard-Westlake School, a preeminent independent school in Los Angeles, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time teaching position in the science department at the Upper School (grades 10-12). The job entails teaching geology to sophomores and honors geology to juniors and seniors; honors geology is a dual-credit course with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The position includes leading several 3-day field study trips to Death Valley National Park.  Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are ethnic minorities.  The School is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community that is dedicated to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence while living and learning with integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA Geology/Geochemistry/Earth Science/or similar; MA degree in science preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner, and to foster an innovative and creative learning environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing science curricula.
  • Ideal candidates will be excited by becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of study.
  • Ability to teach geology is primary; flexibility to teach other disciplines in science is a plus.  Some teaching experience preferred.

Please email resumes to jobs@hw.com.

 

Learning Specialist

Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional individual to be its first learning specialist. The successful candidate will have experience working with faculty, parents and the administration to directly and indirectly support students with documented learning differences. Duties will be myriad and multifaceted, and will include:

Educational Testing Processing
● Recommend/refer for Testing
● Read/review/evaluate reports
● Lead meetings with families to discuss accommodations
● Keep up to date documentation
● Communicate with teachers

Regular Student Support Meetings w/ Deans, Division Head, and School Psychologist(s)

General Academic Student Support
● Classroom observations of students with testing or who may need testing
● Teacher support with students receiving accommodations
● Open hours for student drop-ins
● Develop and maintain list of quality referrals for outside educational therapists

Study Skills Presentations
● Classroom, grade level, advisory presentations on study skills (note taking, assessment preparation, reading comprehension, executive functioning)
● Similar presentations for faculty in large and small groups to enable teachers to teach skills appropriate for their curriculum

Concussion Follow-Up
● Point person for the return to classroom and academic catch-up planning following concussion
● Leads communication for Harvard-Westlake for student, parent, teachers, and medical personnel ISEE, College Board, ACT accommodations
● Collaborates with outside educational testers on behalf of students seeking accommodations
● Submits documentation on behalf of students and manage accommodations

Professional Development for Faculty
● Ongoing professional development with full faculty and individual faculty as needed

Curriculum Development
● Sit on Curriculum Grant Committee, ensuring that curriculum implementation is completed with an
eye to all kinds of learners.

Recommended Experience and Education for Candidates
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
Previous secondary school experience is a plus
Certification through Association of Educational Therapists

Harvard-Westlake School Mission Statement
Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellence, living and learning with integrity, and purpose beyond ourselves.

To apply: Send resume to jobs@hw.com

Candidates who wish to apply for a faculty position must have a bachelor's degree, though a master's degree is preferred. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

If you are interested in applying for any current faculty position, we invite you to send a copy of your transcripts and letter(s) of reference. Please include a cover letter indicating your general area of interest.

You may send the above information the following ways:
By mail: Resume Department 3700 Coldwater Canyon Studio City, CA 91604
By email: jobs@hw.com

Each faculty resume is reviewed by the Head of School. Your resume will be maintained in our active files for 12 months. Should an opening occur that fits your background, we will contact you. If you have not been selected for a position, you will receive a letter from the Head of School.

Staff Openings

Director of Alumni Relations

Harvard-Westlake School seeks a strategic, mission-driven, collaborative, organized, creative, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to be the leader of the alumni relations program and integral member of the advancement team at one of the nation’s top independent day schools. The qualified candidate should ideally have a minimum of two to four years of related work experience leading a program in alumni relations and/or advancement.

As the leader of the Harvard-Westlake Alumni Relations Team, this person will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of a growth-oriented alumni program (engagement, giving, and communications) with special focus on developing alumni giving strategies while enthusiastically serving as ambassador and advocate for alumni within the Harvard-Westlake community. The qualified candidate should have a commitment to the philanthropy profession and the skills to interact with a diverse community of alumni, students, parents, trustees, and colleagues. This person will report to the Director of Advancement. Team Leader

Team Leader

  • Supervise Associate/Assistant Director of Alumni Relations (events and affinity groups) and Advancement Administrator (operations)
  • Create strategic plan for alumni program and manage Alumni Relations Team and its meeting
  • Represent alumni interests in staff meeting, Annual Giving Team meeting, Prospect Review meeting, Communications Team meeting, and School Leadership meeting
  • Provide content for alumni section of quarterly Advancement Committee Report to the board
  • Monitor and integrate all alumni activities and contact by other members of the advancement team, faculty, and staff

Alumni Giving

  • Coordinate and manage alumni giving strategies including annual solicitation calendar and stewardship plan for all segments of the alumni community and reunion giving program
  • Oversee drafting of alumni solicitation letters and emails including fall letters, end of calendar year solicitations, and end of fiscal year reminders
  • Recruit and train alumni callers and manage volunteers and use of online giving portal HW Connect
  • Engage Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association in philanthropic activities including senior class gift
  • Create strategies to grow alumni giving program in both participation and dollars and customize along alumni donor life cycle
  • Create and execute strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit alumni major gifts prospects
  • Set up meals and visits with alumni prospects, donors, and volunteers
  • Manage appropriate portfolio of alumni major gifts prospects
  • Analyze metrics to identify growth opportunities and measure success of alumni giving program

Alumni Relations and Engagement

  • Oversee annual alumni events including the Homecoming Alumni Reception, Reunion Days, Senior/Faculty Barbecue, and Young Alumni Winter Reception
  • Oversee organic events including regional receptions, affinity group events, and donor recognition events
  • Oversee management of affinity group leaders and committee members and reunion day volunteers
  • Manage Harvard-Westlake Alumni Association Board and its volunteers, activities, and meetings
  • Monitor and facilitate professional networking and mentorship opportunities through individual alumni referrals and effective use of HW Works platform
  • Create metrics to evaluate alumni events and level of engagement across alumni populations
  • Ensure consistent experience and quality control over phone, electronic, and personal contact with alumni

Communications

  • Oversee and edit monthly alumni e-newsletter, bi-annual alumni magazine, and the Annual Report
  • Post and monitor alumni social media pages and platforms and oversee content on alumni webpages
  • Manage and ensure effective use of alumni apps and engagement tools

Advancement and General Duties

  • Assist with operations including mailings, event logistics, and response to emails and phone calls
  • Attend and support all-advancement events, office retreats, and general school functions
  • Attend conferences relating to alumni relations and advancement at independent schools

Qualifications

  • Proven leadership and effectiveness at establishing strategic vision
  • High energy and enthusiasm to promote Harvard-Westlake and serve as its ambassador to the alumni community
  • Understanding of the fundraising cycle and eagerness in soliciting gifts and discussing philanthropy
  • High degree of organization and passion for accuracy and detail
  • Effectiveness at multi-tasking; calmness under pressure with sense of humor
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and ability to synthesize information and think creatively to engage alumni and find connections to other members of the Harvard-Westlake community
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and volunteers and deal diplomatically with a diverse community
  • Ability to meet deadlines within context of a complex office/school calendar
  • Eagerness to work hard as both leader and team member
  • Proactive approach and can-do spirit toward complex and dynamic responsibilities
  • Flexibility and energy to work evenings and weekends
  • Absolute confidentiality, professionalism, and discretion with highest ethical standards
  • Exceptional writing, proofing, and communication skills
  • Computer fluency and strong familiarity with relational databases and social media
  • Familiarity with independent school environment and specific knowledge of Harvard-Westlake a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher)
  • A valid California driver’s license.  A background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.
  • The physical requirements of this position are those needed to successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities articulated above. As prescribed by law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience – competitive.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

To apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and salary history to David K. Lee ’89, Director of Advancement, by e-mail to dlee@hw.com or by mail to Harvard-Westlake School, 700 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077. (No phone calls please.)

Human Resources Consultant

Harvard-Westlake School
Human Resources Consultant

Reports to: CFO
Status: Part-Time, Exempt
Schedule: Monday – Friday, approx. 15 hours per week
Dates: February 2017 – June 30, 2017 (approx.)
Campus: Upper School (3700 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604)

The Opportunity

The Harvard-Westlake Business Office consists of a small, highly efficient group of colleagues whose work impacts a wide array of school functions on a daily basis.  We develop and maintain systems and policies that benefit faculty, staff, parents, students, and our extended alumni family alike, all to enable Harvard-Westlake to be among the premier institutions of its kind.

The human resources consultant (HRC) will help fill-in for the human resources director during a maternity leave.  The HRC will provide high-level HR expertise and advice to the business office staff, and help direct the work of an interim human resources associate.  Additionally, the HRC will represent the business offices HR operations to the School’s staff and faculty outside of the business office. 

This position will not be responsible for recruitment, hiring processes, hiring decisions, compensation decisions, performance review process, and other elements often associated with human capital and/or talent management during the term of this agreement.  Due to the limited duration of this position, major protocol changes are not expected to occur.  The goal of this position is to lend high level HR expertise and a steady hand to the team for an interim period. 

Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:

Expert HR Advisor

  • Advise and assist School administrators and business office colleagues with delicate employee situations (complex leaves of absence, performance and counselling issues, separation of employment, 403b loans/withdrawals, salary advances, etc). 
  • Provide guidance to and oversight of the interim human resources associate.  Ensure that position’s thorough and timely completion new hire administration, terminating employee administration and other projects assigned to that position. 

New Staff/Faculty Onboarding

  • Provide a friendly and professional onboarding experience for new staff and faculty starting in the 2017-18 school year.  Coordinate with the interim HR associate on new hire administration for new faculty and staff.  Coordinate with the Benefits Administrator on benefit enrollment. 
  • Upon request by School administrations, research, analyze and present salary data to better inform compensation decisions for new hires and existing faculty/staff. 

Leave of Absence Administration

  • Prepare FMLA paperwork along with materials concerning SDI, PFLI and LTD. 
  • Track and log employees’ leaves. 

Special Projects & Miscellaneous

  • Coordinate with communications and publications staff on the update to various guides and publications. 
  • Facilitate/coordinate the use of temps in various departments on campus. 
  • Sign off on HR invoices and payment authorizations for specified purposes. 
  • Respond to inquiries regarding school policies, vacation/sick leave balances, etc
  • Assist CFO and Business Manager with aspects of preparation and execution of 2017-18 school year employment agreements. 
  • Assist CFO and Business Manager with a 403b contract conversion process. 
  • Assist the Benefit Administrator with health plan renewal and open enrollment. 

Skills and Attributes

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • A bachelors (at a minimum) from an accredited college or university. 
  • At least eight years progressive professional experience in the field of human resources. 
  • Superior knowledge of human resources with a specialty in HR operations and compliance. 
  • Ability to use technology in a productive and efficient way.  Must be dexterous with MS Excel, Word, Outlook, other MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat.  Must be proficient in and able to quickly learn relational databases and various online applications. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize daily tasks. 
  • Discretion and commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of employee data. 
  • Adept at problem-detection and problem-solving.
  • Ability to work with a variety of personality types.
  • Commitment to excellence and meeting or exeeding expectations. 
  • Interest in the mission of high-achieving, independent schools.

About Harvard-Westlake

Harvard-Westlake is arguably one of the finest independent high schools in the country, located in Los Angeles, CA and serving approximately 1,600 students.  Classes for 7th through 9th grades take place on our Middle School campus in the Holmby Hills neighborhood while 10th through 12th grades are on our Upper School campus in Studio City.  With over 300 full-time employees, an even greater number of part-time and seasonal employees, hundreds of vendor relationships, and a variety of programs to support, the Business Office is based out of the Upper School campus but maintains an active presence in both locations.

The school is the result of the 1991 merger between Harvard School (founded 1900) and Westlake School (founded 1904).  Students are offered an array of college preparatory courses, athletics, and extracurricular activities, and matriculate from Harvard-Westlake with an appreciation for learning, integrity, and purpose beyond themselves for whatever their next step may be.

Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.  Work hours will vary and include some evenings and weekends.  Harvard-Westlake offers a variety of employment benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a defined contribution retirement plan, generous time-off policies, a cafeteria draw account, and a wealth of talented employees who care about the school.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard-Westlake School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practices.

To Apply

Please upload your resume and letter of interest at https://harvardwestlake.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mm8u.  Thank you.  

Interim Human Resources Associate

Harvard-Westlake School
Interim Human Resources Associate

Reports to: HR Consultant
Status: Hourly/Non-Exempt Staff
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 25 hours per week
Dates: ASAP – August 25, 2017 (approx.)
Campus: Upper School (3700 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604)

The Opportunity

The Harvard-Westlake Business Office consists of a small, highly efficient group of colleagues whose work impacts a wide array of school functions on a daily basis.  We develop and maintain systems and policies that benefit faculty, staff, parents, students, and our extended alumni family alike, all to enable Harvard-Westlake to be among the premier institutions of its kind.

The interim human resources associate (HRA) will help fill-in for the human resources director during a maternity leave.  The HRA will be primarily responsible for continuing human resources operations such as new hire administration, terminating employee administration and communicating closely with payroll, benefits and other business office stake-holders.  This position will function largely within the realm of the business office (internally facing) and will offer the right person the opportunity to help implement and hone recently developed protocols. 

Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:

New Hire Administration

  • Prepare employment agreements using the School’s proprietary database, Didax.  Monitor Didax regularly to ensure agreements are electronically signed in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure all new employees receive and complete their paperwork electronically using DocuSign. 
  • Download and file all new hire paperwork. 
  • Ensure background checks and TB assessments are complete before new hires start dates. 
  • Share new hire details with payroll, benefits and other interested parties in a timely manner. 
  • Record new hire data in the School’s proprietary database, Didax. 

Note: New hires may include full-time staff and faculty as well as substitute teachers, coaches and performing arts employees, summer school employees and other part-time and temporary workers.  The volume of new hires is quite high (approximately 100 new hires during the summer months alone).

Terminating Employee Administration

  • Update employment data in the School’s proprietary database, Didax. 
  • Prepare a kit of termination information for the terminating employee (who will deliver/share with the EE). 
  • Update all hard and digital files related to the employee. 
  • Share new hire details with payroll, benefits and other interested parties in a timely manner. 

Miscellaneous

  • Respond to inquiries regarding school policies, vacation/sick leave balances, etc
  • Process monthly invoices
  • Download, review and file reports from various vendors concerning background checks, CA DMV reports, etc. 
  • Assist with the completion of verifications of employment. 
  • Assist CFO and Business Manager with administrative aspects of preparation and execution of 2017-18 school year employment agreements.

Skills and Attributes

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • A bachelors from an accredited college or university. 
  • At least two years professional work experience.  Prior experience in HR administration STRONGLY preferred. 
  • Familiarity with HR best practices and the alphabet soup of acronyms associated with HR. 
  • Ability to use technology in a productive and efficient way.  Must be dexterous with MS Excel, Word, Outlook, other MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat.  Must be proficient in and able to quickly learn relational databases and various online applications. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize daily tasks. 
  • Discretion and commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of employee data. 
  • Adept at problem-detection and problem-solving.
  • Ability to work with a variety of personality types.
  • Commitment to excellence and meeting or exceeding expectations. 
  • Interest in the mission of high-achieving, independent schools.

The responsibilities, skills and attributes described here are not intended to be all inclusive, but rather to give a general overview of the position.  Harvard-Westlake reserves the right to revise this position description as necessary at any time. 

About Harvard-Westlake

Harvard-Westlake is arguably one of the finest independent high schools in the country, located in Los Angeles, CA and serving approximately 1,600 students.  Classes for 7th through 9th grades take place on our Middle School campus in the Holmby Hills neighborhood while 10th through 12th grades are on our Upper School campus in Studio City.  With over 300 full-time employees, an even greater number of part-time and seasonal employees, hundreds of vendor relationships, and a variety of programs to support, the Business Office is based out of the Upper School campus but maintains an active presence in both locations.

The school is the result of the 1991 merger between Harvard School (founded 1900) and Westlake School (founded 1904).  Students are offered an array of college preparatory courses, athletics, and extracurricular activities, and matriculate from Harvard-Westlake with an appreciation for learning, integrity, and purpose beyond themselves for whatever their next step may be.

Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.  Work hours will vary and include some evenings and weekends.  Harvard-Westlake offers a variety of employment benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a defined contribution retirement plan, generous time-off policies, a cafeteria draw account, and a wealth of talented employees who care about the school.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard-Westlake School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practices.

To Apply

Please upload your resume and letter of interest at https://harvardwestlake.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mm8f.  Thank you.  

Candidates who are interested in applying for a current staff position, please refer to the information provided in the position description.

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