Available Positions

Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Admission Associate and Program Coordinator

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles, enrolling approximately 740 students on two campuses. For more than 50 years, Wildwood has been recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programming. 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 School is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.

The Admission Associate and Program 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 of all the 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 of 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

Compensation will be appropriate for the market and the individual’s experience and will include Wildwood’s comprehensive benefit plan. Qualified candidates may submit via email a letter of interest, current resume, and any additional documents to the attention of Kimberly Pope at hr@wildwood.org.

Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Partnerships

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles, enrolling approximately 740 students on two campuses. For more than 50 years, Wildwood has been recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programming. 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 School is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.

Wildwood is seeking a Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Partnerships 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 Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Partnerships 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 Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Partnerships 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 School’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.

Compensation will be appropriate for the market and the individual’s experience and will include Wildwood School’s comprehensive benefit plan. Prospective candidates may apply online at https://rg175.com/candidate/signup. For more information, contact James E. Pattison, RG175 Consultant, at jpattison@rg175.com.

Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Middle and Upper School Athletics Coaches

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles, enrolling approximately 740 students on two campuses. For more than 50 years, Wildwood has been recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programming. 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 School is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.

Wildwood School offers a robust athletics program with over 70% of middle and upper school students participating in one or more sports. Wildwood School 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 School fields competitive teams in the following sports: Indoor Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Cross-Country, Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Golf, and Tennis.

Wildwood School seeks exemplary coaches and accepts applications throughout the year from qualified candidates. If you are interested in a coaching position at Wildwood School, please send a cover letter and resume to Athletics Director Billy DuMone at bdumone@wildwood.org.

Wildwood School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.


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


Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.
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