Current Job Openings

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  • Admission Assistant - Gates Mills

    THE POSITION:Hawken School is seeking a full-time Admission Assistant on our Gates Mills Campus (Grades 9-12). This is a twelve-month position and is eligible for Hawken’s comprehensive benefits program.   Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following essential duties:
    • Serve as an administrative assistant for the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management
    • Oversee office functions including answering Admissions phone calls, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies, preparing mailings, assisting with events and functions, and maintenance of common office spaces
    • Maintain the Admission Office Database (File Maker Pro – PORTAL) and prepare reports as needed
    • Represent Hawken School to prospective families via phone, in-person, and at events
    • Other duties as required by the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management
    QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidate must be detail-oriented, have high-level multi-tasking ability and possess strong organization and communication skills. Proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook are required.   Previous experience with FileMaker Pro, an educational database system, or other database software is also a requirement.  Must be a self-starter and be able to prioritize and work with minimal supervision.  Must have excellent interpersonal and customer-service skills and be comfortable interacting with students, parents, and faculty.  A commitment to confidentiality and good judgment on sensitive matters is essential. An Associate or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
    HOW TO APPLYQualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to hawkenemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Heather Daly, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management.  We respectfully ask that candidates refrain from contacting us via telephone.

    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.
  • Middle School Coaches

    THE POSITION: Hawken School is seeking winter and spring coaches for our middle school athletic program.
    Middle School positions include:
    • Boys Basketball – head coach /assistant coach
    • Wrestling – assistant coach
    • Baseball – assistant coach
    • Softball – head coach / assistant coach
    • Boys Lacrosse – assistant coach
    • Boys Tennis – head coach / assistant coach
    • Track and Field – assistant coaches
    Youth positions include:
    • Girls Basketball – youth coaches
    • Boys Basketball – youth coaches
    • Girls Lacrosse – youth coaches
    • Boys Lacrosse – youth coaches
    Hawken enjoys a consistently strong program with very good participation and excellent facilities.   Please be aware, these are coaching-only positions.
    QUALIFICATIONS:  Coaching and playing experience are preferred.  Current Pupil Activity Certification and CPR/AED required for Middle School positions, First Aid is a plus.
    HOW TO APPLY:  Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to:
    Middle School: Seth Lieberman, Associate Director of Athletics, 5000 Clubside Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124. Or via email:  slieb@hawken.edu
    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • 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.

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.

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