Faculty Openings

Job Description
Harvard-Westlake seeks a part time robotics coach (approximately 25 hours per week).  The coach will be the primary advisor for the team and will supervise the team after school three days per week (3 to 4 hours each afternoon) as well as on the weekends (approximately 4 to 5 hours day).  The Harvard-Westlake Robotics team participates in VEX robotics competitions throughout the year.  In the past two years, teams have qualified for the VEX World Championships in the spring.  In 2016-2017, the team participated in 16 weekend competitions throughout the year, and the coach will be the primary supervisor at these competitions.  The coach will also be responsible for submitting any trip paperwork to the school in a timely fashion.  On the weekends, a second coach also helps, and this coach also attends many of the competitions with the students.  Both coaches will foster a positive team dynamic as well as provide technical support as the students work on the robots.

Knowledge of high school robotics and robotics generally.  Knowledge of VEX robotics a plus.  Introductory engineering and computer programming knowledge is required to help the students build and maintain the robots.  An ability to work with teenagers as a coach/mentor is essential.  The ability to create a positive, cohesive team dynamic is as important as the technical knowledge.  Qualified applicants will most likely have some engineering background.  Bachelor’s degree preferred though candidates with appropriate work experience will be considered.

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Staff Openings

Job Description

Harvard-Westlake School seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, creative, and mature individual with an entrepreneurial spirit to assist the Director of Annual Giving lead the nation’s top independent day school annual giving campaign ($8M+ in 2015-16).  The qualified candidate should have annual giving/advancement experience in an independent school and/or college setting.

As an integral member of the Annual Giving team, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Develop annual strategy for increased dollars and participation with the Director of Annual Giving
  • Coordinate advancement events, with primary focus on constituent needs through the creation of invitations and management of attendance, as well as post-event database record keeping
  • Serve as the point person for volunteer contact, and assist various call teams with their needs
  • Identify, retain, educate, and evaluate callers/potential volunteers in an ongoing effort
  • Facilitate daily e-mail of monies processed to callers
  • Assist with production of special communication pieces including:  solicitations, volunteer updates, monthly parent newsletter announcements, caller training tools, thank-you cards, stewardship pieces, videos, and presentations
  • Maintain, update, and revise records in school’s database as deemed necessary/appropriate, including the reviews and approval of caller notes from parent volunteers
  • Partner in the collection of data and prospect research to enhance donor analysis and stewardship, as well as individual goal-setting for both new and returning school families
  • Attend 15-20 evening events annually including:  donor stewardship dinners, caller training events, grade-level parties, as well as other school functions while tending to the stewardship of volunteers and potential donors
  • Assist in production of annual report, including generation of appropriate lists and proofreading


  • Passion for accuracy and detail
  • Courteous and adaptable to varied social settings
  • Positive, energetic, and team-oriented
  • Strong familiarity with (and love of) independent school environment
  • Specific knowledge and familiarity with Harvard-Westlake is a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines within the context of a complex office/school calendar
  • Excellent responsiveness to all constituencies
  • Ability to deal diplomatically and comfortably with a diverse community including parents, students, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, trustees, and faculty/staff
  • Exceptional writing, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • High degree of organization and effectiveness at multi-tasking
  • Calmness under pressure accompanied by sense of humor
  • Knowledge and practical experience with highly professional communication pieces: annual report, newsletters, electronic communications
  • Computer fluency (Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, at a minimum)--strong familiarity with website interface 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 - competitiveApplication deadline: Open until filled.
To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to Eli Goldsmith, Director of Advancement, by e-mail to or by mail to Harvard-Westlake School, 700 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, CA  90077 

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

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:

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.