Openings

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

Upper School Physics Teacher

The job entails teaching physics to juniors and seniors, including potentially Physics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2 and/or AP Physics C.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA Physics, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Astrophysics, Engineering, or similar; graduate 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 physics is primary; flexibility to teach other disciplines in science is a plus.  Some teaching experience preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.
Please email resumes to jobs@hw.com.

Upper School Dean

Position:  Upper School Dean and College Counselor, commencing July 1, 2017

Harvard-Westlake School seeks an experienced educator to join the team in its Upper School Deans’ Office.  The school employs a holistic approach to serving the needs of its Upper School students as well as the mutually supportive skills of an entire team of deans.  The office includes nine deans and two office coordinators; each dean is responsible for the academic, college, and personal counseling needs of approximately 35 sophomores, 35 juniors, and 35 seniors.  Upper School Deans guide students and their parents, advising them on issues of course selection, study skills, appropriate community behavior, discipline, and ultimately, all of the elements of the college search and selection process.  Deans are also responsible for maintaining effective relationships with parents, faculty and staff, and college admission professionals.  Upper School Deans write letters of recommendation, speak publicly in both small and large venues, and participate in the school community and culture.  They also continually look for ways to develop professionally. Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are students of color.  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.

Qualifications
The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced college counselor and/or college admissions professional whose knowledge of colleges is broad (preferably a minimum four years of experience).  The candidate should have a style in working with families that is transparent, communicative, and candid yet tactful regarding expectations.  He or she should understand how to work effectively and proactively engage with involved parents who have high expectations. Notable qualifications are likely to include:

  • Clear communicator
  • Empathetic
  • Enjoys and appreciates building relationships with students and families
  • Excellent responsiveness to all constituencies (e.g., students, parents, faculty, colleges)
  • Exceptional writing, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work closely with a team of colleagues who meet daily
  • Collaborative and inclusive decision-making style
  • Strong technology skills, particularly with Microsoft Office, social media, and Naviance
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial aid policies
  • Confident and self-directed

To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials by FRIDAY, MARCH 3:

  • cover letter expressing interest in the Harvard-Westlake Upper School Dean position
  • current résumé
  • sample letter of recommendation
  • list of 3 references with name, phone number, and email address of each to:

Ms. Camille da Santos
Office of the Upper School Deans
Harvard-Westlake School
3700 Coldwater Canyon
Studio City, CA  91604
cdasantos@hw.com818-487-6527

Director of Upper School Choirs (Grade 10-12)

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in music or choral conducting
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience with a high school or college choral program.
  • Performance experience as a choral conductor and vocalist.
  • 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 upper school curricular choral program which consists of four performing choirs: Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers, Bel Canto, and Wolverine Chorus.
  • Teach Sight Singing and Voice classes; provide supplemental tutoring opportunities in conducting, composition, and choral arranging. Prepare and rehearse students to audition for university placement, scholarships, vocal competitions and other solo opportunities.
  • 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; the alternate year performance in March is a Major Works Concert (combined with Upper School Orchestra) or Choral Festival Concert.
  • 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 middle school choral director in all aspects of choral curriculum and matriculation to the upper school.

To apply, send resume to jobs@hw.com.

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Harvard-Westlake School
Upper School Spanish
Reports to:  the Head of Upper School
Hours:  full time
Start date:  August, 2017

Harvard-Westlake School seeks an experienced AP Spanish Language and AP Literature teacher for the Upper School (grades 10-12) with a proven record of success.

Summary of duties:

  • Teach multiple levels of Spanish Language and Culture courses;
  • Prepare, coordinate and plan the curriculum with other members of the department and with the Middle School World Languages Department, as appropriate;
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress, prepare for parent meetings, complete progress reports, etc.;
  • Participate in regular, purposeful pedagogy meetings and professional development based on the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages;
  • Participate actively in the life of the School through attendance at events, committee memberships and leadership of extracurricular activities

Summary of desired qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish or in the teaching of Spanish, with native or near-native proficiency (Master’s Degree preferred);
  • Substantive experience teaching Spanish;
  • Significant recent professional development;
  • Proven record of successful results teaching the AP curriculum;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment;
  • Willingness to contribute to school life and activities in additional ways beyond the classroom

    To apply, email 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.)

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

Coach Openings

There are currently no coach openings