Available Positions

Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Admission Associate and Outreach Coordinator

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries.

The Admission Associate and Outreach Coordinator is a member of a dynamic five-person admission team serving the school’s K-12 program across two campuses. Working in partnership with the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, this position will have a particular focus on engaging programs, families, and schools from underrepresented populations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Interviews K-12

  • Interviewing prospective applicants and their families
  • Reading and evaluating applicant files
  • Serving as a member in all admission committees
  • Coordinating events including catering, material gathering, registering, and other key logistics for tours, open houses, visit days, etc.
  • Recruiting, welcoming, and assisting in strategy to retain families from diverse backgrounds


Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated cultural competency
  • An orientation toward equity and inclusion
  • An understanding of the communities in the greater Los Angeles area
  • Appreciates flexibility and humor
  • Ideal candidate would be bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Have previous experience working in admission or with partner organizations
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • Experience in, or understanding of independent schools and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud

Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Alberto Duarte, HR director, at hr@wildwood.org with a subject line of “Admission Associate and Outreach Coordinator.”

Assistant Director of Admission

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries.

The Assistant Director of Admission is a member of a dynamic five-person admission team serving the school’s K-12 program across two campuses.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Tour Guides

  • Serves as key point of contact for all tour guides K-12, includes scheduling and sending weekly emails to guides
  • Updates tour guide training materials and provides training sessions

Applicant Pool

  • Interviews prospective students and their families
  • Reads and evaluates applicant files
  • Serves as a member in all admission committees

Tours

  • Presents to prospective families and facilitate Q and A panel (K-12)
  • Conducts private tours for prospective families

Analysis of Applicant Pool

  • Participates in flexible tuition meetings
  • Prescreens and segments all applicants prior to admission decision meetings
  • Devises enrollment strategies for all populations

Internal/External Audience

  • Participates in student ambassador program
  • Attends Admission Consortium meetings
  • Participates in marketing meetings


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • At least five years of admission experience, preferably in independent schools
  • Experience in, or understanding of independent schools and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud

Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Alberto Duarte, HR director, at hr@wildwood.org with a subject line of “Assistant Director of Admission.”

Digital Design and Entrepreneurship Institute Director

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries.

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 aduarte@wildwood.org. Please include the phrase “DDE Institute Director” in the subject line of your email. 

Director of Marketing and Communications

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 740 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, working with universities and other private and public schools to transform the college process and move away from, "...an outdated system that rewards only the acquisition of information segregated into single subject areas."

Wildwood is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications who is responsible for developing and implementing effective communications and marketing strategies to advance the mission of Wildwood School. The Director of Marketing and Communications leads an integrated program that includes publications, advertising, public and media relations, and digital communications including the school website, social media, and crisis notification. The Director interfaces with administrators, faculty, parents, and students to ensure that all communication from the school reflect the brand in a consistent, relevant manner. The Director reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and is an active member of the Advancement Department, working collaboratively with the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management. This role requires a strategic self-starter who thrives in a highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the strategic and creative vision for the Wildwood brand to raise the profile of the school internally and externally through a variety of multimedia channels (printed materials, digital communications, website, social media, videos)
  • Developing and implementing an integrated marketing plan for the school that incorporates research, analysis, strategies, and tactics that target key constituencies to build overall awareness of the school and its programs
  • Implementing and evolving the communications strategy and yearly tactical communications plan in support of the marketing plan
  • Creating and implementing an effective public relations program, including writing and distributing press releases and maintaining an updated press list
  • Collaborating with key departments and stakeholders, including the Head’s office, Admission, Advancement, Technology, and Outreach, to ensure marketing and communications projects are executed efficiently, meet stated goals, and are consistent with strategic messaging and brand identity
  • Ensuring communication policies and processes are in place and evolve to build efficiencies across the organization
  • Overseeing content strategy that delivers compelling storytelling across all channels
  • Providing crisis communication support as needed, including drafting and distributing notifications and talking points, utilization/management of the rapid notification system, and serving as spokesperson in times of crisis as appropriate
  • Managing inbound and outbound marketing materials and tools for retention, recruitment, fundraising, engagement, event promotion, and brand placement
  • Ensuring photographic coverage of school events
  • Serving as editor, creative director, and primary writer for Our Wildwood magazine (2x/year) and the annual report
  • Serving as the brand resource for internal constituents by providing training on Wildwood brand positioning, style guide, and communication materials to ensure consistency in tone, messaging, and graphic identity
  • Overseeing the website redesign and branding refresh in preparation for the school’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration
  • Participating on Board committees and task forces as needed
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends, both in independent schools and general marketing
  • Creating an inspiring team environment, implementing clear professional goals and objectives and providing training and counsel on a consistent basis
  • Supervising the director of digital communications and media, the marketing and communications associate, and outside vendors including designers, videographers, photographers

Essential Skills:

  • Exceptional writer/editor/communicator with a passion and understanding for storytelling across formats and channels
  • Excellent brand development and management skills
  • Creative mindset and eye for design, photography, and videography
  • Outstanding analytical skills used in identifying communication and marketing needs to meet the strategic goals of the school
  • Demonstrated planning and project management skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Sense of humor
  • High level of professionalism and the ability to interact with internal and external constituents and appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work both collaboratively and independently

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and relevant advanced degree preferred
  • 7-10 years related experience
  • Proven marketing and brand management experience
  • Successful history with social media and public relations
  • Strong team player and active collaborator
  • Proven leadership in managing teams, including goal setting and professional development
  • Ability to manage competing demands and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes
  • Experience in, or understanding of independent schools and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Familiarity with current software, technologies, and practices including web and social media platforms
  • A commitment to, and enthusiasm for, Wildwood’s mission, unique vision, and case for support

Wildwood is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and welcomes teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and/or experiences that demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support our work surrounding multicultural education, global citizenship, and sustaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Compensation will be appropriate for the market and the individual’s experience and will include Wildwood’s comprehensive benefit plan. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Director of Institutional Advancement at hr@wildwood.org with a subject line of “Director of Marketing and Communications.”    

Major Gifts Officer

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 740 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, working with universities and other private and public schools to transform the college process and move away from, "...an outdated system that rewards only the acquisition of information segregated into single subject areas."

Wildwood is seeking a Major Gifts Officer who will be a member of the fundraising leadership team securing support for innovative and impactful programs both internally, like our research-based Institute Model for which we received an Educational Leadership Grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation, and externally, funding partnerships with LA Title I public schools to expand Systems Thinking curriculum in our community. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the MGO will execute the successful completion of Wildwood’s current capital campaign and grow a post-campaign philanthropic program to secure major and planned gifts from current parents, alumni, and other friends of Wildwood. The MGO works collaboratively with key volunteers, members of the advancement team, faculty, and staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major and planned gift prospects to support the objectives of Wildwood School, collaborating with trustees, volunteers, and staff
  • Managing a portfolio of 125+ prospects capable of giving gifts of $25,000 and above to continue to build the school’s culture of philanthropy
  • Working with the fundraising leadership team to develop cultivation and proposal strategies
  • Coordinating with the Director of Annual Giving to help secure leadership annual gifts
  • Coordinating with the marketing and communications team to ensure consistency with messaging and brand strategy
  • Assisting with planning and/or directing cultivation and stewardship events or efforts
  • Developing and managing a planned giving program
  • Ensuring appropriate gift processing and tracking, donor acknowledgement, recognition, and reporting and analysis of gifts and donor records

Essential Skills:

  • A big-picture, strategic thinker who is flexible, highly detail-oriented, and has impeccable follow-through
  • Outstanding analytical skills used in identifying school needs, donors’ interests, and connecting the two
  • High-touch relationship builder who thrives on community and connection
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to articulate Wildwood’s mission, unique vision, and case for support
  • High level of professionalism and the ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently within a collaborative team environment
  • A disciplined, results-oriented self-starter with high ethical standards
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • Proven track record in major gifts fundraising of six- and seven-figure gifts
  • At least five years progressive fundraising responsibility, preferably in major gifts
  • Experience in, or understanding of independent schools and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge (RE)
  • A commitment to, and enthusiasm for, philanthropy, institutional development, and Wildwood’s mission, vision, and progressive educational model

Wildwood is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and welcomes teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and/or experiences that demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support our work surrounding multicultural education, global citizenship, and sustaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Compensation will be appropriate for the market and the individual’s experience and will include Wildwood’s comprehensive benefit plan. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Director of Institutional Advancement at hr@wildwood.org with a subject line of “Major Gifts Officer.”

Middle and Upper School Athletics Coaches

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries. 

Wildwood offers a robust athletics program with over 70% 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, 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 bdumone@wildwood.org.

Middle and Upper School Teaching Positions

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries. 

The following teaching positions are available at the middle and upper school:

  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Middle and Upper School Coding Teacher

If you believe you are qualified for an open position, please fill out an application. For upper school positions, email the application, cover letter, and resume to Director of Upper School Jenn Spellman; for middle school positions, please email Director of Middle School Emily Johnson. For more information on the hiring process, click here.


K–12th grades, authentically progressive since 1971.

Elementary School

12201 Washington Place
Los AngelesCA 90066
(310) 397-3134

Middle and Upper School

11811 Olympic Boulevard
Los AngelesCA 90064
(310) 478-7189
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