Hawken School seeks teachers and leaders comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members and administration are constantly looking for new ways to inspire curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness. Â We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice.
We are committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. If you are a 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.
With Fair Play as a founding ideal, Hawken School is seeking an individual to join a collaborative team of administrators and teachers working toward an inclusive culture based in progressive pedagogy and social equity. This position is new in the 2018-19 school year to support the burgeoning work of our Fair Play Initiative. With the introduction of this new, Board-supported initiative, and the development of a similar role on our Gates Mills campus anticipated in 2019-20, this is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively to create and design curriculum and programming for students and faculty from the ground up that will become an essential facet of the Hawken School culture.
Partner with the Assistant Head of School at Lyndhurst, Director of the Lower School, and Director of the Middle School to develop and lead initiatives in the work of social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion while helping to support and grow existing programming
Provide coaching for and collaborate with PS-8 teachers and teacher leaders around curriculum, pedagogy, and professional development in the areas of diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusion
Partner with fellow diversity-oriented teacher leaders on the 9th -12th campus to plan and/or establish structures and systems to support the growing work, emerging needs and interests on our PS-8 campus and beyond
Partner with the administrative team in prioritizing campus needs in the area of diversity and social equity
Collaborate to help the School sustain and grow our welcoming and inclusive community, by building and fostering relationships in the community
Be an active and engaged presence within the overall life of the campus and School
Because Hawken believes in supporting our community members' passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in education, education administration, or related field preferred
Experience as a teacher and teacher leader with strong knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum and child and adolescent development
Demonstrated experience with the development of new programming, especially in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice
Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively across different groups or teams of people
Demonstrated leadership success in carrying out School identified goals and initiatives and in leading groups of people
Program development experience from conception to delivery of ideas
Willingness and eagerness to assist in the life of the School
Experience in dealing and collaborating with students, colleagues, administrators, and families
Founded on the ideal that "the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life," Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,300 students in preschool through grade 12. Our three campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the city's museum district provide a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment.
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
About Hawken School
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational, globally-minded independent day school enrolling over 1,300 students in grades preschool through 12. With three 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 in a diverse, nurturing environment.
Committed to the development of character and intellect and to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student, Hawken is well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching,
engaged learning, and confident self-expression. Innovative schedules support individualized student attention, and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities. To support our innovative programming, stunning new facilities have recently been completed at both our Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campus.
Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide. To learn more about Hawken School, visit our website at www.hawken.edu.