Hawken School seeks employees who are philosophically aligned with our mission and who appreciate being part of an organization committed to the ideals of progressive education, to the value of fair play, and to developing both character and intellect in students. 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. Click here to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at Hawken School.
If you are excited by the prospect of being part of a community like Hawken, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in the following key areas:
Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment
Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.
Fair Play: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice
Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.
Relationship Building and Cultivation
Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.
Candidates must demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.
Humility and Growth Mindset
Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.
Approach to Work
Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.
Founded in 1915, Hawken School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed day school of over 1,500 students, toddler through grade 12, located on two campuses in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, a campus on Cleveland’s west side, and a campus in University Circle, home to the Mastery School of Hawken, which takes Hawken’s experiential, problem-based programming to scale in the heart of Cleveland. A nationally recognized leader in innovative programming, Hawken prepares students to meet the challenges of tomorrow's world.
Learning Environments that Supports Innovative Teaching and Learning
Our community of parents, alums, and supporters have invested in stunning facility upgrades to enhance our teaching mission. The Lyndhurst campus features a welcoming 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. In August of 2016, Hawken celebrated the opening of a state-of-the-art academic building at our Upper School. A dedicated science wing, spacious open architecture and ample common areas in Stirn Hall support our unparalleled, innovative programming, unique schedule, and varied teaching and learning styles.
Engaged and Engaging Students
A talented group of students look forward to the learning opportunities our faculty provides. With a strong support network at home and at school, our students are prepared and ambitious. We welcome faculty-student engagement opportunities that bring real-world interests to life through our interdisciplinary curriculum, off-site adventures, athletics, and other activities including drama, debate, and service.
We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken faculty members embrace the opportunity to become lifelong learners through collaboration with colleagues as well as through substantial professional development opportunities that support the development of meaningful, innovative curriculum. Because of our growing enrollment and our commitment to enhancing the learning experience for our students, we are expanding our faculty to include even more educators who share our mission, vision, and passion for 21st century teaching and learning.
If you are a teacher-leader who is committed to the ideals of progressive education and inspired by this description of our community, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.