Reporting to the director of upper school, the assistant director works collaboratively with other administrative and teaching colleagues to maintain a learner-centered, inclusive K-12 school community. The assistant director works closely with the three school directors, the school counselor, the academic services coordinator, the assistant director of middle, the multicultural affairs director, the head of school, and others. An exceptional opportunity for an aspiring independent school leader, the assistant director will contribute to and learn in a thriving, established, and well-regarded day school known for innovative practices.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serving as first in line in guiding students who have made choices that are inconsistent with the values and norms of Wildwood, focusing on an authentic, compassionate, and thoughtful response as students are held accountable for their actions
- Supporting and communicating with parents regarding student progress
- Coordinating student life at the school by expanding leadership opportunities, school council, clubs, and after school programs
- Organizing and facilitating weekly upper school faculty meetings
- Developing and leading outdoor education programming
- Acclimating new faculty to the Wildwood philosophy, program, and culture
- Guiding faculty in developing specific programs as determined by administration and faculty, i.e. Global Competence and Technology Integration
- Serving as programmatic liaison on all operational and technology committees of the school
- Working in conjunction with the school registrar to create a master schedule and assign student schedules
- Serving as back up to the upper school director when needed and as assigned
Working with the school director in:
- Coordinating the ongoing revision and execution of the upper school program’s scope and sequence, content, and evaluation, including the program’s relationship to the K-12 scope and sequence
- Supporting faculty in delivering classroom instruction through observation and conferences as needed
- Recruiting, hiring, and retaining faculty and staff
- Observing and evaluating faculty
- Planning new faculty orientation, faculty professional development, and in-services
Collaborating with appropriate others in:
- Formulating and reviewing policies and procedures
- Actively participating in and—with others—leading Wildwood’s efforts to build an increasingly multicultural school community
- Conducting admission interviews and participating in admission activities as needed, including serving on admission committee
Successful candidates will demonstrate related experience as a secondary administrator or teacher leader with significant experience coordinating curriculum and leading faculty; possess a kind, firm, and empathetic demeanor; a collaborative, flexible nature; a commitment to multiculturalism; and unquestioned professionalism and work ethic. Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree and exhibit a facility with differentiation, technology integration, and global education.
Compensation will be appropriate for the market and the individual’s experience, and will include Wildwood’s comprehensive benefit plan. To apply, please send via email a cover letter, resume, and references to Lori Strauss c/o Leah Mineo at email@example.com. Please include the phrase “Assistant Director of Upper” in the subject line of your email.
The Business Department Assistant reports to the CFO, and works closely with the wider business office team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provides administrative support to the CFO and business office staff. Schedules standing meetings with staff and administrators, appointments with parents, and maintains daily calendar, and contact information. Organizes and provides details for conference calls. Attends committee meetings, logs attendance, takes minutes, and sets up and coordinates meals or other meeting requirements.
- Replies directly to general inquiries and brief correspondence while maintaining confidentiality.
- Processes, logs, and generates daily reports for incoming funds relating to tuition, school events, and donations.
- Assists Human Resources with open enrollments, updating employee files and forms for compliance while maintaining confidentiality. Collects and organizes payroll information, uploads payroll data using payroll software, and generates final payroll files.
- Attends Flexible Tuition meetings, inputting and updating Flexible Tuition applicant information, notifying and following up with parents planning on resubmitting their application for Flexible Tuition, and submitting required tax documentation.
- Provides administrative support to the Business Manager. Generates and distributes monthly budget reports, assists with audit preparation, GL account reconciliations, journal entries, and light research.
- Assists A/P staff reviewing reimbursement requests and credit card reports to make sure all the backup documents have been attached.
- Assists A/R staff with check and deposit logs.
- Develops, implements, and maintains sound office practices and procedures.
- Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Business Manager.
- Experience with Blackbaud or a similar nonprofit accounting software.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to initiate and complete multiple tasks on time with competing priorities and deadlines.
- Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders within the school community, maintaining appropriate professionalism and confidentiality.
- Able to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team to achieve goals.
- Fluency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Experience in an independent school preferred.
- Occasional evening availability may be required
- Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time
- Exemplary ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, salary history, current resume, and related documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries will be accepted. Comprehensive benefits offered, salary commensurate with experience.
Reporting to the director of upper school, the founding DDE Institute Director will work collaboratively with other administrative and teaching colleagues to maintain a learner-centered, inclusive K-12 school community. Maximizing the myriad of resources available in Los Angeles and beyond, the DDE Institute at Wildwood School will embody the collaborative nature of the school’s mission and philosophy. In cohorts within and between grade levels throughout upper school (9-12), students will have opportunities to create, innovate, and imagine solutions to real world problems with mentoring from the institute director, Wildwood faculty, and experts in the field.
In addition to in-school work in classes and work groups, students will participate in after school and summer opportunities at Wildwood and in the community beyond. The director works with students, colleagues, and outside resources to surround students with information and access to resources that will allow for authentic, real-world work. Students will present their work at conferences and submit for publication in order to practice these important skills while sharing their experience, practice, and innovation.
The Digital Design and Entrepreneurship Institute at Wildwood School will provide scaffolding for structured exploration and connection to families and outside organizations as cohorts of students who gain entry into the program work together to identify areas of focus, nonprofits, companies, and people with whom to partner in the work, create a meaningful project or projects that will benefit the fields involved and participate in targeted, additional instruction coordinated by and often taught by the director.
The Digital Design and Entrepreneurship Institute director’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Developing a scope and sequence or curriculum guides that supports faculty
- Encouraging students to act as a peer support system for members of the cohort to succeed, nurture and develop student leaders
- Identifying and fostering on behalf of Wildwood School and its students meaningful connections with related professionals in for-profit, non-profit, and educational organizations in Los Angeles and beyond
- Teaching electives designed to ignite a passion for digital design and entrepreneurship
- Leading appropriate K-12 faculty in developing programming that will support and benefit from the work within the institute program and cohort
- Maintaining connections with Wildwood School graduates who’ve benefitted from the Institute as they continue related work in college and beyond
- Staffing and/or recruiting, identifying, and coordinating staffing for related summer programs
- Assisting with the development of language and assessments by collecting data that drives instructional goals
- Working collaboratively with other administrative and teaching colleagues to foster a technologically dynamic, learner-centered, inclusive K-12 school community
Collaborating with appropriate others to:
- Support directors in providing oversight of related visual arts, technology, and entrepreneurship curriculum development and classroom implementation of curriculum
- Participate in admissions activities as needed
Successful candidates will demonstrate related experience in the field; possess a kind, firm, and empathetic demeanor; a collaborative, flexible nature; a commitment to issues of multiculturalism; and unquestioned professionalism and work ethic. Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree and exhibit a facility in design; entrepreneurship; and technology integration.
Compensation will be appropriate for the market and the individual’s experience, and will include Wildwood’s comprehensive benefit plan. To apply: Please send via email a cover letter, resume, and references to Alberto Duarte, HR director, at email@example.com. Please include the phrase “DDE Institute Director” in the subject line of your email.
Wildwood's Technology program aims to build technological proficiency in teachers and students. At the core of this process is to provide technological autonomy through the development of foundational skill sets in computing. Due to the rapid growth of technology, experimentation and discovery are the best ways for students to build confidence and the capacity to meet new standards of systems that are current and have yet to be developed. Learning tech literacy and efficiency is not seen as a separate subject area but rather as a tool that supports and enriches the curriculum. Students are encouraged to experiment, explore, create, and collaborate in a supportive learning environment.
Train, support, and develop faculty, students, and staff in the use of computer hardware and software for educational purposes.
Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
- Support and train users in the use of computers, databases, specialized applications, and our learning management system
- Conduct faculty observations for the purpose of designing technology based lessons, while collaborating with assigned teachers from inception through completion of projects
- Attend occasional professional development designed to build capacity among faculty and staff
- Maintain laptop machines, desktop machines, and account logins; ensure proper installation, function,s and configuration of local machines, servers, software, and printers
- Build on shifts and trends in educational technology to inform goals and objectives for technology integration
- Perform other related ed tech duties as assigned, and react to the needs of Wildwood as it relates to technology and learning
- Interface with various systems to ensure user access and connectivity to associated web services, file servers, and email servers
- Maintain inventory and track warranties on department assets
- Assist in maintaining and organizing department records and asset records
- Bachelor’s degree in Education/Ed Tech/Computer Science
- Minimum of 3 years work experience in an instructional setting
- Mac OS and Windows operating systems
- Internet savvy
- Creative application related to video, animatio,n and digital design
- Web applications and presentation software
- Computer programming
- Design Thinking and Innovation
- End user diagnosis and trouble shooting
- Help Desk
- An ed tech enthusiast who stays current on both new technologies and improvements to existing ones
- Have both met the requirements to become a teacher and have a background in technology
- A strong collaborator and team player who will support projects initiated by other colleagues
- Excellent knowledge of the Mac OSX client environment
- Passion for developing innovative and cutting edge ways to engage and educate students K-12
- Effective communicator, organizer, and documenter
- Excellent attendance and punctuality
- Must be able to travel between both elementary and middle/upper campuses when necessary
- Must be able to comfortably lift 40-50 lbs
- Must be able to operate a computer and related hardware 90% of the work day
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use WW Ed Tech Teacher Position as the subject of your email. Please do not directly email individuals from Wildwood School as we cannot guarantee proper distribution or response to materials when not received through the recommended channel.
Wildwood offers a robust athletics program with over 68% of middle and upper school students participating in one or more sports. Wildwood coaches are professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic mentors who possess effective management skills as well as the experience to provide sport-specific training and skill development for student athletes.
Wildwood fields competitive teams in the following sports: Indoor Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Cross-Country, Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Golf, and Tennis.
Wildwood seeks exemplary coaches and accepts applications throughout the year from qualified candidates. If you are interested in a coaching position at Wildwood, please send a cover letter and resume to Athletics Director Billy DuMone at email@example.com.
Coaching positions available for the school year:
Middle School Volleyball
Upper School and Middle School Basketball
Middle School Soccer
Middle School Boys Volleyball
Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its progressive pedagogy and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 753 students in three divisions on two campuses. Through its Outreach Center, Wildwood School has provided professional development programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries.
Teaching positions available for the school year:
- 6th Grade Science
- 6th Grade Humanities
- 7th Grade Humanities
If you believe you are qualified for an open position, please fill out an application and email it with a cover letter and resume to Leah Mineo. Qualified candidates will be granted a preliminary interview. Finalists generally are invited for a full-day interview. Click here for more details.