Employment

About Hawken

The Right Fit
An established leader in progressive education, Hawken School is seeking passionate educators who are philosophically aligned with our mission and committed to developing 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.

Our History
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,200 students enrolled in preschool through grade 12. Hawken’s Lyndhurst campus opened in 1922 and is home to students in preschool through grade 8. The Gates Mills campus has been home to Upper School students and faculty since 1964. In 2010, Hawken opened an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle; and in October of 2016, Hawken announced a westward expansion through a merger with Birchwood, a preschool – grade 8 school on Cleveland’s near west side.
 
Why Hawken
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.
 
Our Students
A talented group of children and young adults 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.
 
Your Opportunity
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.
 
We are currently welcoming applications for the following positions:

Current Job Openings

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  • BIRCHWOOD: GRADES 1-4 SCIENCE TEACHER

    Birchwood School of Hawken is seeking a full-time, science teacher specialist in Grades 1-4. This role will be tasked with pioneering and developing our new experiential science curriculum.

    The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Teach Grades 1-4 science, which includes co-teaching, within the classroom and developing and implementing an expansive, experiential science curriculum
    • Serve as a member of the elementary school Science teaching team, attending departmental meetings, developing, and supporting the work of the Science Department and, most importantly, planning for and assessing individual pupil achievement
    • Maintain a thriving, science room and lab; staff technology courses
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum, Assistant Head of School, and Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: Birchwood School of Hawken seeks a dynamic and innovative individual committed to teaching the total child. Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and awareness of experiential learning pedagogy as well as the drive to craft a unique educational offering. Candidates must be willing and capable of committing to 2-3 years of extensive mentoring and teaching; they should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of elementary 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.

    THE SCHOOL: Birchwood School was founded in 1984 by a small group of parents and educators living in Cleveland, Ohio. These founders were determined to give their own children an unparalleled education that offered exceptional academic programming and an emphasis on achievement ethics, hard work and character.

    Over the next three decades, the school grew into an award-winning institution that remained true to its founding mission: to provide an educational setting where challenging academics build solid work habits, an achievement culture nurtures healthy attitudes, and a caring environment forges social responsibility. In addition, the school functions outside of the traditional grade-level, lock-step approach to programming. This approach allows students to engage in academic work that is commensurate with their abilities, allowing them to maximize their cognitive abilities.

    In October 2016, Birchwood merged with Hawken School to become Birchwood School of Hawken. The partnership has already proved fruitful and both schools are looking towards a very bright future. It is at this exciting moment in our school’s history, and we are seeking committed professionals to join our team. Please visit www.birchwoodschool.org for additional information.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to employment@birchwoodschool.org or to

    Birchwood School of Hawken
    4400 West 140th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44135
    ATTN: Employment

    Birchwood School of Hawken is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    Hawken School seeks a Chief Financial Officer to support our vibrant institution during an exciting time in our history. With an endowment valued at nearly $55 million and the largest tuition reduction budget of any private school in the state of Ohio, this is an opportunity for a highly experienced individual to work with a school that is expanding its offerings and facilities.
     
    The new Chief Financial Officer will join a thriving school community that is alive with ambitious ideas and crackling with energy from a high-functioning administrative staff under the leadership of Head of School Scott Looney.  With five campuses including Birchwood (PS-8), Gordon Square (PS), Lyndhurst (PS-8), Gates Mills (9-12), and University Circle Extension Center, the next CFO will need to hit the ground running to address the needs of a growing, complex environment.
     
    Key to this role will be forging a strong relationship with the Head of School and the Board. The administrative environment challenges everyone to think about how (s)he can improve the school, community, and the world. The new CFO will need to be flexible and provide options for how to advance initiatives. As such, proactive project management skills will be important for the next CFO, who must demonstrate the ability to take ideas and see them to fruition. This position also requires the ability to think strategically about new and existing initiatives, the ability to communicate effectively, and the confidence to thrive in an environment of smart people examining, improving and implementing.
     
    Please click here to view the full job description and overview of Hawken.  We look forward to hearing from you!
  • COORDINATOR OF LOWER SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES AND EQUITY

    Hawken School is seeking a support services leader to be a part of our vibrant Lower School team at our Lyndhurst campus for the 2017-18 school year. The successful candidate will serve as both a member and leader of the Support Services team and interact with a broad range of constituents, including students, faculty, parents, and administrators. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Partner with the Lower School Director, Support Services Team, and Lower School grade-level teams to respond to and manage all processes related to psychosocial, developmental, and academic referrals for students in grades PS-5
    • Supervise and manage all members of the Lower School Support Services Team, helping to organize roles and responsibilities through a strengths-based lens
    • Participate in weekly Support Services and grade-level team meetings to discuss student-progress, evaluation results and recommendations
    • Coordinate and support transitions with other Support Services team members and teams school-wide (PS-K; 5-6; 8-9)
    • Coordinate early childhood screenings with Support Services Team
    • Draft and share learning plans with faculty and parents
    • Collaborate with campus administrators to identify equity needs as related to support services
    • Collaboratively design programming to support the equity needs of students
    • Help design and facilitate student and teacher discussion groups around areas of social-emotional growth, child development, and identity development
    • Interpret, in partnership with the Support Services Team, psycho-educational assessments
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Lower School Director or Head of School
    QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s or doctorate degree in psychology, special education, or related field is required.  The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience, preferably in an independent or private school setting. Candidates should also have demonstrated experience working in a diverse community and possess strong diversity, inclusion, and/or cross-cultural competency skills, training, or experiences.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.
     
    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to lowerschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Courtney Martin, Lower School Director.    

    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
     
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER - FULL TIME

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time early childhood teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
     
    •             Co-teach in a self-contained section of Preschool, Prekindergarten, or Kindergarten
    •             Serve as a member of the grade level teaching team, responsible for developing, planning and implementing classroom/grade level curriculum and measuring/reporting student progress
    •             Serve as a member of a divisional curriculum team
    •             Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Director or 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 early childhood curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. An advanced degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred but not required. Candidates should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of early childhood learners, flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations, and a sense of humor. Experience with Responsive Classroom, the Reggio Emilia approach, Teachers College Reading and/or Writing Workshop, and project-based learning a plus. Candidates should be willing and eager to assist in the life of the School and be effective in dealing with colleagues and parents. 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.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to lowerschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Courtney Martin, Director of the Lower School.    
     
    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER - PART TIME

    Hawken School is seeking a part-time early childhood preschool teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
     
    •             Co-teach in a self-contained section of Preschool or Prekindergarten
    •             Serve as a member of the grade level teaching team, responsible for developing, planning and implementing classroom/grade level curriculum and measuring/reporting student progress
    •             Serve as a member of a divisional curriculum team. Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Directors or Head of School
    •             Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Director or 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 early childhood curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. An advanced degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred but not required. Candidates should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of early childhood learners, flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations, and a sense of humor. Experience with Responsive Classroom, the Reggio Emilia approach, and/or project-based learning a plus. Candidates should be willing and eager to assist in the life of the School and be effective in dealing with colleagues and parents. 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.
     
    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to lowerschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Courtney Martin, Director of the Lower School.    
     
    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • LOWER SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

    Hawken School is seeking a Psychologist or other licensed Mental Health professional to be a part of our vibrant Lower School team. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Support Services team and interact with a broad range of constituents, including, students, faculty, parents, and administrators. Specific responsibilities include:

    •             Partner with Lower School grade-level teams to respond to and manage psychosocial, developmental, and academic referrals for students in grades PS-5
    •             Participate in weekly Support Services and grade-level team meetings to discuss student-progress, evaluation results and recommendations
    •             Offer consultation, brief counseling, personal support, and crisis intervention for students and parents
    •             Facilitate student and teacher discussion groups around areas of social-emotional growth, child development, and identity development
    •             Interpret psycho-educational assessments
    •             Draft and share learning plans with faculty and parents
    •             Perform other duties as assigned by the Lower School Director or Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s or doctorate degree in psychology or related field is required.  The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience, preferably in an independent or private school setting.  Candidates in private practice who have experience with private school consultation may also be considered.  Candidates should also have demonstrated experience working in a diverse community and possess strong cross-cultural competency skills. 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.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to lowerschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Courtney Martin, Lower School Director.    

    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES

    Hawken School is seeking Head and Assistant coaches for the Spring Season at our Middle School in Lyndhurst.   Coaches must be available for practices and games Monday-Friday.
      
    •             Middle School positions include:
    •             Softball – head and assistant coach
    •             Baseball – assistant coach
    •             Boys Lacrosse – assistant coach
    •             Girls Lacrosse – assistant coach
    •             Boys Tennis – assistant coach
    •             Track and Field – assistant coach
     
    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, 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.
  • MS COMPUTER SCIENCE, CODING AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING TEACHER

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time middle school Computer Science, Coding, and Computational Thinking teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Teach four classes of middle school Computer Science, which may include sections of 4th – 8th grade robotics and other Fab Lab type activities
    • Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees
    • Serve as a member of a grade level team of teachers meeting on a daily/weekly basis to plan, develop, and assess co-curricular activities and coordinate student support in alignment with Hawken’s mission
    • Serve as a member of the Middle School Science and Technology Departments, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and supporting the work of the department
    • Coach or lead a significant co-curricular activity within the Middle School and/or Lower School
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Directors or 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 middle level Computer Science curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. Candidates should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of middle school learners, flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations, and a sense of humor. Facility with dynamic educational technologies for enhancing the exploration of computational thinking across disciplines and learning is a requirement—especially grade appropriate graphical and written coding software tools, as well as robotics environments, leagues, and competitions. Expertise in constantly discovering, disseminating, and evangelizing new computational tools to help students and faculty stay current across disciplines is a plus. Experience in mentoring independent student research for science fairs, competitions, and Olympiads is also a plus. Candidates should be willing and eager to assist in the life of the School and be effective in dealing with colleagues and parents. 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.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to middleschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Garet Libbey, Assistant Head of School. Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • MS HUMANITIES TEACHER

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time middle school humanities teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Co-teach four classes of middle school humanities; continually develop and refine the humanities curriculum
    • Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees
    • Serve as a member of a grade level team of teachers meeting on a daily/weekly basis to plan, develop, and assess co-curricular activities and coordinate student support in alignment with Hawken’s mission
    • Serve as a member of the Middle School Humanities Department, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and supporting the work of the department
    • Coach or lead a significant co-curricular activity within the Middle School
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Director 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 humanities curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. A Master’s degree in English, history, and/or humanities 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. 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.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to middleschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Michelle Harris, 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.
  • MS MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time middle school mathematics teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Teach four classes of 6th grade mathematics including sections of 6th grade math and pre-algebra 
    • Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees
    • Serve as a member of a grade level team of teachers meeting on a daily/weekly basis to plan, develop, and assess co-curricular activities and coordinate student support in alignment with Hawken’s mission
    • Serve as a member of the Middle School Mathematics Department, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and supporting the work of the department
    • Coach or lead a significant co-curricular activity within the Middle School
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Director 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 middle level mathematics curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. There will be preference for candidates with demonstrated experience using technology for student discovery and learning (especially dynamic geometry software, dynamic graphing software, computer algebra systems, and the TI-Nspire), familiarity with the College Preparatory Mathematics curriculum, and/or experience integrating statistics into middle school math curricula. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. Candidates should have an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of middle school learners, 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. One of Hawken’s principles, to appreciate difference and individuality, is at the forefront in our search. We are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to middleschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Michelle Harris, 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.
  • Senior Counselor - Summer Day Camp

    Hawken School is seeking Senior Counselors for our Summer Day Camp in Lyndhurst and Gates Mills.  Our highly successful day-camp program has grown due to the wide range of fun, educational activities provided to campers age 4-13 in grades PK-8. 
     
    The hours are full time from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday for the six weeks of summer camp (June 12 – July 21), with mandatory Orientation on June 10th.
     
    Responsibilities include:
     
    •             Assist in coordinating and formatting all camp activities, field trips and daily schedules
    •             Supervision of campers
    •             Support the Director of the camp as needed relating to scheduling, communications, and implementation of programs
     
     
    QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be a creative, hardworking, sensitive and responsible person who can dedicate a portion of their summer to guiding and instructing children in our programs. Prior experience with children in grades PK through 8 and a degree in Education is preferred.
     
    Candidates must also demonstrate flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations, knowledge of sports and a sense of humor. Candidates should be willing and eager to bring new ideas to enhance the program.
     
    For more information about Hawken School or our Summer Camp program, please visit www.hawken.edu .
     
    HOW TO APPLY:
    Qualified applicants should submit letter of interest and resume to Clarence Bonner or Mark Nestor by April 24th via Email: cbonn@hawken.edu or mnest@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 SPANISH SUBSTITUTE TEACHER - PART TIME

    Hawken School is seeking a part-time substitute Spanish teacher from approximately April 3rd to May 5th, 2017. Candidates should have at least two years of teaching experience and an undergraduate degree in Spanish with native or near-native fluency. 
     
    Responsibilities will include teaching 2 sections of Spanish 1 on a rotating schedule (1 or 2 80-minute classes per day on a rotating schedule) and associated preparation and grading.   Comfort with educational technologies and learning management systems are required.  Ideal candidates will feel comfortable teaching in a culturally-rich, immersive setting.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    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.
  • US BIOCHEMISTRY TEACHER

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time upper school teacher of both Biology and Chemistry for the 2017-2018 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:
    • Teach four sections of Biology to eleventh graders and Chemistry to tenth graders
    • Be available on a regular basis for offering extra help in Biology and Chemistry
    • Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees.
    • Engage meaningfully in extracurricular activities
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head or Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be passionate about science, committed to developing his or her craft, and keenly interested in bringing appropriate innovative technologies into the classroom. Interest and experience with coding is also preferred. It is also important that the candidate have an active interest in developing courses with substantive interdisciplinary, experiential and service components that take advantage of longer teaching blocks and our 3-week intensive schedule. Members of our Science Department are experienced, highly skilled in their fields, and eager to share their expertise with colleagues. Hawken students collaborate well with one another and with their teachers; they are bright and motivated to learn. We seek a candidate with a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations and sense of humor, as well as an understanding of the developmental needs of high school aged adolescents. Ideal candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community. A Bachelor of Arts degree is required and a masters’ degree is preferred.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus.

    Hawken School is dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • US COMPUTER SCIENCE, CODING, AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING TEACHER

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time upper school Computer Science, Coding, and Computational Thinking teacher for the 2017-2018 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 3 or 4 classes of Computer Science, which may include sections of 9th - 12th grade robotics and other Fab Lab type activities
    • Collaborate with faculty across all departments to integrate computer science and coding into curricula
    • Partner closely with the Director of Maker Spaces and Director of Technology in advancing Hawken’s use of computing technologies Coach or lead significant co-curricular activities within the Upper School as well as in national scale competitions such as science fairs and robotics competitions
    • Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of advisees
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head or 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 high school and undergraduate university level Computer Science curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy. A degree in Computer Science is required. Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree and/or some professional computing experience.

    Facility with dynamic educational and computing technologies for enhancing the exploration of computational thinking across disciplines and learning is a requirement—especially with grade-appropriate coding software, algorithms and data structures, mobile and web application development, debugging and testing, front and back-end design and operations, Cloud services, AR/VR, accelerated computer graphics, and microprocessor based tools, as well as robotics environments, leagues, and competitions. Expertise in constantly discovering, disseminating, and evangelizing new computational tools to help students and faculty stay current across disciplines is a plus. Experience in mentoring independent student research for science fairs, competitions, and Olympiads is also a plus.

    In addition to being flexible, energetic and creative, candidates should have high expectations, a good sense of humor and an exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of high school learners. Candidates should be willing and eager to assist in the life of the School and be effective in dealing with colleagues and parents. Ideal candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head for the Gates Mills Campus.

    Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • US HUMANITIES FELLOW

    Hawken School is seeking an upper school Humanities fellow for the 2017-2018 school year. Our fellowship program offers teachers who are beginning their careers in education the opportunity to learn the craft of teaching in an exciting, forward-focused environment. Fellows plan and teach their own classes in collaboration with mentors and participate in our vibrant school community by coaching or advising student activities. We especially value energy, intellectual enthusiasm, and a commitment to building meaningful relationships with students. 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:
    • Work closely with a mentor teacher to learn and experience first-hand the best innovative practices relevant to teaching high school Humanities
    • Partner with a lead teacher for 1 section of upper school Humanities and have direct responsibility for 1-2 additional sections
    • Engage meaningfully in extracurricular activities
    • Partner with an advisor to oversee the academic and social growth of 8-10 advisees
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head or Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a BA in a related discipline and a deep interest in a career in education. Preference will be given to those with a strong interdisciplinary background and a keen interest in learning and implementing appropriate innovative technologies for the classroom. We seek a candidate with a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, and sense of humor, as well as an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents. Ideal candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus.

    Hawken School is dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • US HUMANITIES TEACHER

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time Humanities Teacher in the Upper School (Grades 9-12) for the 2017-18 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 upper school 9th grade Humanities
    • Design and teach 11th and 12th grade English or history seminars in future years
    • Design and develop curriculum with a team of Humanities teachers
    • Engage meaningfully in extracurricular activities
    • Advise a group of 8-10 students, overseeing their academic and social growth
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus or Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and experience in the content area and best pedagogical practices. A Bachelor of Arts degree is required and a masters’ degree is preferred. We seek candidates who are excited to teach courses with substantive experiential and service components, and who have a keen interest in bringing appropriate innovative technologies into their classrooms. The candidate for this position could expect to teach primarily 9th grade Humanities, with an opportunity to develop 11th and 12th grade History or English seminars in the future. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching, as well as an active interest in designing courses that take advantage of longer teaching blocks and our 3- week intensive schedule. Candidates should be willing to engage in substantial team work associated with such course design. We seek a candidate with a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, and sense of humor, as well as an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents. Ideal candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus.

    Hawken School is dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • US MATHEMATICS FELLOW

    Hawken School is seeking an upper school Mathematics fellow for the 2017-2018 school year. Our fellowship program offers teachers who are beginning their careers in education the opportunity to learn the craft of teaching in an exciting, forward-focused environment. Fellows plan and teach their own classes in collaboration with mentors and participate in our vibrant school community by coaching or advising student activities. We especially value energy, intellectual enthusiasm, and a commitment to building meaningful relationships with students. 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:
    • Work closely with a mentor teacher to learn and experience first-hand the best innovative practices relevant to teaching high school mathematics
    • Partner with mentor for 1 section of upper school Math and assume direct responsibility for 1-2 additional sections
    • Engage meaningfully in extracurricular activities
    • Partner with an advisor to oversee the academic and social growth of 8-10 advisees
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head or Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a BA in a related discipline and a deep interest in a career in education. Preference will be given to those with the ability to teach all courses from Algebra I through AP Calculus AB and have a keen interest in learning and implementing appropriate innovative technologies for the classroom. Interest and experience with coding is also desirable. We seek a candidate with a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, and sense of humor, as well as an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents. Ideal candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus.

    Hawken School is dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • US MATHEMATICS TEACHER

    Hawken School is seeking a full-time upper school Mathematics teacher for the 2017-2018 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:
    • Teach 4 sections of Upper School Math (grades 9-12)
    • Work with members of the mathematics department to investigate and develop our curriculum
    • Advise 8-10 students, overseeing their academic and social growth
    • Engage meaningfully in extracurricular activities
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus or Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and experience in the content area and best pedagogical practices. A Bachelor of Arts degree is required and a masters’ degree is preferred. Preference will be given to those with the ability to teach all courses from Algebra I through AP Calculus AB and have a keen interest in bringing appropriate innovative technologies into the classroom. Interest and experience with coding is also desirable. The ideal candidate has an active interest in developing courses with substantive interdisciplinary, experiential and service components that take advantage of longer teaching blocks and 3-week intensive schedule. We seek a candidate with a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, and sense of humor, as well as an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents. Preferred candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus.

    Hawken School is dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
  • US SCIENCE FELLOW

    Hawken School is seeking an upper school Science fellow for the 2017-2018 school year. Our fellowship program offers teachers who are new to teaching the opportunity to learn the craft of teaching in an exciting, forward-focused environment. Fellows plan and teach their own classes in collaboration with mentors and participate in our vibrant school community by coaching or advising student activities. We especially value energy, intellectual enthusiasm, and a commitment to building meaningful relationships with students. 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:
    • Work closely with a mentor teacher to learn and experience first-hand the best innovative practices relevant to teaching high school Biology and Chemistry
    • Partner with a lead teacher for 1 section of upper school science and have direct responsibility for 1-2 additional sections
    • Engage meaningfully in extracurricular activities
    • Partner with an advisor to oversee the academic and social growth of 8-10 advisees
    • Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head or Head of School

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a BA in a related discipline and a deep interest in a career in education. Preference will be given to those with the ability to teach both Biology and Chemistry and have a keen interest in learning and implementing appropriate innovative technologies for the classroom. Interest and experience with coding is also desirable. We seek a candidate with a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, and sense of humor, as well as an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents. Ideal candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community.

    HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus.

    Hawken School is dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.

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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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Hawken School | Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
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