Current Job Openings

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  • Administrative Assistant to the Deans (part-time)

    THE POSITION: Hawken Upper School is seeking a part-time administrative assistant for the deans’ team. The position will be located in the newly constructed Stirn Hall on Hawken’s Gates Mills Campus and will report directly to the Assistant Director for Student Life. Work hours will be weekdays from 7:30AM to 1:00PM, with a 30 minute late morning break, averaging 25 hours per week when school is in session. Some flexibility with respect to longer hours may be required for occasional special events.

    Duties for this position include but are not limited to:
    • Answer phones for both Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campuses
    • Serve as a central router of information for campus members
    • Manage the student attendance system and provide timely information to the deans at the Upper School
    • Support the deans in their communication with parents regarding attendance and other disciplinary matters
    • Assist in the organization of student detentions
    • Assist with the supervision of student common areas contiguous to the reception area
    • Oversee face to face arrivals and departures of students and the digital sign-in/out process, thereby providing a critical lens to the tracking of students on a large, open campus
    • Oversee use of the café by student groups who reserve the space
    • Aid with the sales of Hawken items in the Hawks Nest when parents are not present
    • Distribute locker combinations and sell shuttle passes to students
    • Issue parking passes to students and faculty/staff
    • Maintain scheduling in the School’s online facilities reservation system for Upper School faculty, including inquiry resolution
    • Assist the Upper School Office in accomplishing occasional special projects, as time allows
    QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a good sense of humor and consistent demeanor. Passion for working with students and an understanding of adolescents is essential.   Candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook along with solid administrative skills. A strong aptitude for recognizing patterns and simplifying systems is required. We seek a proven ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple demands.
    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit letter of interest and resume to Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus, at upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu by May 31, 2016.
    For information about the Future of Education and exciting news about Hawken School, please visit our website at www.hawken.edu.
    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.


    THE POSITION: Hawken School is seeking a full-time, interim Seventh Grade Science Teacher for the 2016-17 school year. 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. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Teach four sections of seventh grade science, which includes integrated teaching with other subject areas on cross-disciplinary units and projects.
    • Serve as a member of the Middle School Science Department, attending departmental meetings, developing, and supporting the work of the Science Department.
    • Serve as a seventh grade advisor to approximately twelve students, overseeing their academic and social growth.
    • Serve as a member on the seventh grade team of core teachers (humanities, math, science), meeting on a daily/weekly basis to assess and develop appropriate programmatic and curricular pieces that support students, such as block schedule teaching, service learning, and advisory programming.
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Director, Assistant Head of School, and Head of School.
    QUALIFICATIONS:Hawken School seeks a dynamic and innovative individual committed to teaching the total child. Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and leadership in Science curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. A Master’s degree in Science and recent teaching experience is preferred. Candidates should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of middle school learners, facility with dynamic educational technologies, flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations, and a sense of humor. Candidates should be willing and eager to assist in the life of the School and be effective in dealing with colleagues and parents.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to middleschoolemployment@hawken.edu, attention Rebecca Hausammann, Director of the Middle School. 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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