Faculty Openings

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:
or mail to:
Attn: Resume Department
Harvard-Westlake School
3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604

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

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.