Current Job Openings

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  • Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Studies: Lead Instructor

    THE POSITION:  Hawken School is seeking a creative, passionate and entrepreneurial educator to be the lead teacher and assistant director of our Entrepreneurial Studies Semester Program, currently the signature program of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The centerpiece of the curriculum is its use of real world problems within an honors-level interdisciplinary program; the program is scheduled to allow for immersion and travel while completing 3 course credits.  This is a fulltime combined teaching and administrative position. The essential responsibilities include:
    •        Teach the Entrepreneurial Studies Program to high school juniors and seniors using Hawken’s unique entrepreneurial studies model
    •         Engage meaningfully in and collaborate on the evolution of the overall program
    •         Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Entrepreneurial Studies or Head of School
    QUALIFICATIONS: This educator will have a natural affinity for high school age students and an understanding of their developmental needs. Candidates must be committed to developing a signature entrepreneurship program within an integrated curriculum that stresses problem solving, personal growth, collaboration, and practical application. Candidates possessing demonstrated competence in entrepreneurship as well as pedagogical best practices are at an advantage.
    The most important goal of the program is to provide students with authentic opportunities to apply learning to the real world through experiential and immersion opportunities related to entrepreneurship.   We are seeking an educator who brings a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations and a sense of humor. Candidates should have demonstrated experience working in a diverse community and possess strong cross cultural competency skills. An advanced degree is preferred.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Doris Korda, Associate Head of School and Director of Entrepreneurial Studies.
    One of Hawken’s principles, to appreciate difference and individuality, is at the forefront in our search and we are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community.
  • Upper School Chinese Teacher

    Upper School Chinese Teacher to work in Chesterland, Ohio: Prepare and plan instructional programs in Mandarin for grades 9-12. Teach four sections of Mandarin Chinese (beginners to advanced). Develop, write and use lesson plans. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy. Plan for and administer assessment activities. Monitor students progress and grade assignments. Manage class time. Speak Mandarin.

    Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Foreign Language Education (or equivalent based on evaluation of academic credentials, training and/or experience) as well as twelve months in job or job related experience to include all duties listed above as well as the ability to speak Mandarin. Must have or be able to obtain an Ohio Teaching license. Suitable combination of education, training and experience is acceptable. Experience may have been gained before, during or after degree. Full-time position at 40 hours/week.

    Send resume to Director Human Resources, Hawken School, PO Box 8002, Gates Mills, OH 44040. Must ref job code CH2016.
  • Upper School Math Teacher - Long Term Substitute

    Hawken School is seeking a substitute Math teacher for a full-time assignment from approximately March 1 to May 5, 2017. 
    Candidates should have at least two years of teaching experience and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics.  Responsibilities include being on campus from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday-Friday), teaching two sections of Algebra II and two sections of Calculus (non AP) in a rotating 80-minute block schedule, associated preparation and grading, proctoring duties and being available to meet with students for extra help.   

    Comfort with educational technologies and learning management systems are required.  Ideal candidates will have a good working knowledge of Canvas and internet-based programs like WebAssign, Desmos or Kahoot.
    Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to:
    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.

About Hawken

Well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching, engaged learning, and confident self-expression, Hawken School seeks employees who are philosophically aligned with our mission and who are committed to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student. Because the school’s guiding principles include an appreciation for differences and individuality, we are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community that reflects varying backgrounds and perspectives.

Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,000 students enrolled in preschool through grade 12. With two academic campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle, Hawken provides a demanding and integrated course of study that features innovative schedules to support individualized student attention and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions to support real-world learning opportunities.

Hawken’s Lyndhurst campus features a stunning Early Childhood Center with nationally recognized programming and a newly designed Lower School that includes an eco-garden, musical arts center, and new science labs. The Gates Mills campus looks forward to the August 2016 opening of Stirn Hall, the school’s most significant capital expansion in over 50 years. In addition to replacing and renovating outmoded classroom facilities, the new academic facility is designed to support our unique Upper School schedule, unparalleled programming, and varied teaching and learning styles. Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide.

A major campaign was launched during our 2015 centennial year to complete campus renovations and to address future programming, faculty/staff development and the endowment. Funding for these initiatives will ensure that the school continues to fulfill its mission of “forward focused preparation for the real world through the development of character and intellect” during the school’s second century.

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Hawken School has been named a Top Work Place in the Plain Dealer's 2013, 2014 and 2015 listings of 100 Top Workplaces.

The Plain Dealer reported, "No matter what industry or profession we surveyed, employees in the Top Workplaces know that 'We are all in this together.' They can answer 'yes' to these three questions: 1. Connection: Do we feel our work is meaningful?  2. Direction: Are we excited about where our company is going?  3. Execution: Are we well on our way?"
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About Cleveland

The Greater Cleveland region is known for its world-class medical facilities; arts and cultural centers, including Severance Hall and Playhouse Square; museums; professional sports teams; and a plethora of scenic parks and nature preserves. Lake Erie, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, offers additional recreational possibilities for those who enjoy water sports and activities. In addition to these advantages, Cleveland’s cost-of-living falls significantly below that of other of our nation’s metropolitan areas.

For more information and about what Cleveland has to offer, visit GotCityGame's Brag Book and Progressive’s video “Ode to Cleveland.”

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