Faculty Openings

Middle School Part-Time Science Teacher for Maternity Leave 

Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles, serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional individual to fulfill a maternity leave, part-time position for 7th grade Science. 

This position requires a science background and involves teaching three sections of 7th grade science.  This is a maternity leave position that will span coverage of units on Density, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism at the 7th grade level. It will begin in mid-late November and continue for at least 16 weeks. Full participation in team/department meetings and lab setup/cleanup is expected.  The successful candidate will be eligible for benefits. 

Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic.  We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.

Our middle school is comprised of 727 students in grades seven through nine.  The Science Department teaches a two-year physical science curriculum, consisting primarily 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, and assess and communicate with the school and parents about student progress through report cards and written comments.

Candidates should have:

•         an interest and passion for working with young people,
•         excellent instructional and listening skills,
•         a great deal of patience and flexibility,
•         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, 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.
Submit 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

There are currently no staff openings

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

Coach Openings

Harvard-Westlake School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school consisting of two campuses located in Los Angeles, California with approximately 1,600 students enrolled in grades seven through twelve.

Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic.  We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.

Overview: This position is responsible for the coaching and administrative aspects of a Harvard-Westlake athletic program. Candidates for this position must possess expertise in the following areas: knowledge of sport, administrative skills, leadership, Harvard-Westlake cultural aptitude, and character.

Leadership

  • You have a clear vision for your program and motivate students, coaches and parents to believe in that vision.
  • You set clear expectations for students and provide a path for them to meet those expectations.
  • You are responsible for assembling a coaching staff that is cohesive and committed to doing what is best for Harvard-Westlake School and its families.
  • You are a stabilizing force when adversity is encountered. Students, coaches and parents look to you for direction when the program faces a challenge. You provide that direction in a timely manner.
  • You are responsible for setting goals for your program that are challenging and realistic and provide a plan for reaching those goals.

Knowledge of Sport

  • You know the current trends in your sport and search for ways to bring those trends to Harvard-Westlake School.
  • You develop strategic plans that are consistently successful. You are able to teach students how to execute your plans.
  • You are connected to the local, state and national community in your sport and attract coaches and qualified student-athletes to our school.
  • You are committed to continuing education in your sport and attend at least one conference or clinic every year to stay active in the field.
  • You know the training techniques appropriate for the middle school and high school level and are familiar with the best teaching methods.
  • You are able to provide meaningful assistance to students who wish to pursue the sport beyond high school.

Administrative Skills

  • You are responsible for the Vertical Integration of their program, seventh through twelfth grade. This includes hiring coaches, developing program philosophy and athletic skill progressions for each level.
  • You must communicate with Sports Performance, Sports Medicine and other support staff within the athletic department so that your program is administered in an efficient manner.
  • You are responsible for scheduling practices and games for all levels of your program, keeping in mind the mission of Harvard-Westlake School.
  • You are responsible for working with the equipment manager and maintenance staff to ensure that all equipment is available and in working condition and the facilities are prepared for practice and/or competition.
  • You must have basic computer skills and complete necessary paperwork for school, league and CIF requirements.
  • You must attend all mandatory school, league and CIF meetings.

Cultural Aptitude

  • Harvard-Westlake students are talented young men and women with a diversity of interests, therefore your program will not be the only commitment they have.
  • Students come to Harvard-Westlake for many reasons, including our academic excellence. You must understand the time students must dedicate to school work and give them opportunities to be academically successful.
  • Harvard-Westlake students perform best in situations where they believe success is possible. As a coach, you must instill a mindset in your students so that they always believe that success is possible.
  • You are prepared to provide a rationale for why you want things done a certain way. Harvard-Westlake students give the greatest effort when they understand and believe in the purpose of the endeavor.
  • Harvard-Westlake’s primary goal is education. While this includes the education they receive through athletics, the academic education of our students is a priority.
  • Harvard-Westlake is comprised of outstanding teachers, staff members and support staff. Be respectful of their time and expertise.
  • You must follow all school rules and procedures and seek help when you encounter difficulty.
  • Harvard-Westlake has families from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. Your program should respect these beliefs.

Character

  • Being a coach is major moral responsibility. Students are watching you constantly and you should act appropriately.
  • You are a representative of the school at all times – even when not actively coaching your team. Your behavior should be consistent with the expectations of the school.
  • Your personal life choices should not jeopardize the reputation of Harvard-Westlake School or members of our community.
  • You are expected to obey all school policies as well as local, state and federal laws.

Submit resume to jobs@hw.com.

Harvard-Westlake School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school consisting of two campuses located in Los Angeles, California with approximately 1,600 students enrolled in grades seven through twelve.

Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic.  We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.

Overview: This position is responsible for the coaching and administrative aspects of a Harvard-Westlake athletic program. Candidates for this position must possess expertise in the following areas: knowledge of sport, administrative skills, leadership, Harvard-Westlake cultural aptitude, and character.

Leadership

  • You have a clear vision for your program and motivate students, coaches and parents to believe in that vision.
  • You set clear expectations for students and provide a path for them to meet those expectations.
  • You are responsible for assembling a coaching staff that is cohesive and committed to doing what is best for Harvard-Westlake School and its families.
  • You are a stabilizing force when adversity is encountered. Students, coaches and parents look to you for direction when the program faces a challenge. You provide that direction in a timely manner.
  • You are responsible for setting goals for your program that are challenging and realistic and provide a plan for reaching those goals.

Knowledge of Sport

  • You know the current trends in your sport and search for ways to bring those trends to Harvard-Westlake School.
  • You develop strategic plans that are consistently successful. You are able to teach students how to execute your plans.
  • You are connected to the local, state and national community in your sport and attract coaches and qualified student-athletes to our school.
  • You are committed to continuing education in your sport and attend at least one conference or clinic every year to stay active in the field.
  • You know the training techniques appropriate for the middle school and high school level and are familiar with the best teaching methods.
  • You are able to provide meaningful assistance to students who wish to pursue the sport beyond high school.

Administrative Skills

  • You are responsible for the Vertical Integration of their program, seventh through twelfth grade. This includes hiring coaches, developing program philosophy and athletic skill progressions for each level.
  • You must communicate with Sports Performance, Sports Medicine and other support staff within the athletic department so that your program is administered in an efficient manner.
  • You are responsible for scheduling practices and games for all levels of your program, keeping in mind the mission of Harvard-Westlake School.
  • You are responsible for working with the equipment manager and maintenance staff to ensure that all equipment is available and in working condition and the facilities are prepared for practice and/or competition.
  • You must have basic computer skills and complete necessary paperwork for school, league and CIF requirements.
  • You must attend all mandatory school, league and CIF meetings.

Cultural Aptitude

  • Harvard-Westlake students are talented young men and women with a diversity of interests, therefore your program will not be the only commitment they have.
  • Students come to Harvard-Westlake for many reasons, including our academic excellence. You must understand the time students must dedicate to school work and give them opportunities to be academically successful.
  • Harvard-Westlake students perform best in situations where they believe success is possible. As a coach, you must instill a mindset in your students so that they always believe that success is possible.
  • You are prepared to provide a rationale for why you want things done a certain way. Harvard-Westlake students give the greatest effort when they understand and believe in the purpose of the endeavor.
  • Harvard-Westlake’s primary goal is education. While this includes the education they receive through athletics, the academic education of our students is a priority.
  • Harvard-Westlake is comprised of outstanding teachers, staff members and support staff. Be respectful of their time and expertise.
  • You must follow all school rules and procedures and seek help when you encounter difficulty.
  • Harvard-Westlake has families from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. Your program should respect these beliefs.

Character

  • Being a coach is major moral responsibility. Students are watching you constantly and you should act appropriately.
  • You are a representative of the school at all times – even when not actively coaching your team. Your behavior should be consistent with the expectations of the school.
  • Your personal life choices should not jeopardize the reputation of Harvard-Westlake School or members of our community.
  • You are expected to obey all school policies as well as local, state and federal laws.

To Apply

Submit resume to jobs@hw.com.

Harvard-Westlake School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school consisting of two campuses located in Los Angeles, California with approximately 1,600 students enrolled in grades seven through twelve.

Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic.  We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.

Overview: This position is responsible for the coaching and administrative aspects of a Harvard-Westlake athletic program. Candidates for this position must possess expertise in the following areas: knowledge of sport, administrative skills, leadership, Harvard-Westlake cultural aptitude, and character.

Leadership

  • You have a clear vision for your program and motivate students, coaches and parents to believe in that vision.
  • You set clear expectations for students and provide a path for them to meet those expectations.
  • You are responsible for assembling a coaching staff that is cohesive and committed to doing what is best for Harvard-Westlake School and its families.
  • You are a stabilizing force when adversity is encountered. Students, coaches and parents look to you for direction when the program faces a challenge. You provide that direction in a timely manner.
  • You are responsible for setting goals for your program that are challenging and realistic and provide a plan for reaching those goals.

Knowledge of Sport

  • You know the current trends in your sport and search for ways to bring those trends to Harvard-Westlake School.
  • You develop strategic plans that are consistently successful. You are able to teach students how to execute your plans.
  • You are connected to the local, state and national community in your sport and attract coaches and qualified student-athletes to our school.
  • You are committed to continuing education in your sport and attend at least one conference or clinic every year to stay active in the field.
  • You know the training techniques appropriate for the middle school and high school level and are familiar with the best teaching methods.
  • You are able to provide meaningful assistance to students who wish to pursue the sport beyond high school.

Administrative Skills

  • You are responsible for the Vertical Integration of their program, seventh through twelfth grade. This includes hiring coaches, developing program philosophy and athletic skill progressions for each level.
  • You must communicate with Sports Performance, Sports Medicine and other support staff within the athletic department so that your program is administered in an efficient manner.
  • You are responsible for scheduling practices and games for all levels of your program, keeping in mind the mission of Harvard-Westlake School.
  • You are responsible for working with the equipment manager and maintenance staff to ensure that all equipment is available and in working condition and the facilities are prepared for practice and/or competition.
  • You must have basic computer skills and complete necessary paperwork for school, league and CIF requirements.
  • You must attend all mandatory school, league and CIF meetings.

Cultural Aptitude

  • Harvard-Westlake students are talented young men and women with a diversity of interests, therefore your program will not be the only commitment they have.
  • Students come to Harvard-Westlake for many reasons, including our academic excellence. You must understand the time students must dedicate to school work and give them opportunities to be academically successful.
  • Harvard-Westlake students perform best in situations where they believe success is possible. As a coach, you must instill a mindset in your students so that they always believe that success is possible.
  • You are prepared to provide a rationale for why you want things done a certain way. Harvard-Westlake students give the greatest effort when they understand and believe in the purpose of the endeavor.
  • Harvard-Westlake’s primary goal is education. While this includes the education they receive through athletics, the academic education of our students is a priority.
  • Harvard-Westlake is comprised of outstanding teachers, staff members and support staff. Be respectful of their time and expertise.
  • You must follow all school rules and procedures and seek help when you encounter difficulty.
  • Harvard-Westlake has families from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. Your program should respect these beliefs.

Character

  • Being a coach is major moral responsibility. Students are watching you constantly and you should act appropriately.
  • You are a representative of the school at all times – even when not actively coaching your team. Your behavior should be consistent with the expectations of the school.
  • Your personal life choices should not jeopardize the reputation of Harvard-Westlake School or members of our community.
  • You are expected to obey all school policies as well as local, state and federal laws.

To Apply

Submit 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.