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.

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 Admission and Enrollment Management

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 School is seeking an experienced admission professional to be the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management. The Director will join a dynamic educational environment where administrative and teaching colleagues work collaboratively to build and maintain a learner-centered, inclusive K-12 school community.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Admission is responsible for all aspects of admission: outreach, recruitment, enrollment, and flexible tuition. He/she is responsible for establishing strategic enrollment direction, admission goals, work plans, workflow, and budget while overseeing the day-to-day activities of the admission team to ensure the attainment of enrollment goals with mission-appropriate students and families. The Director works closely with other members of the senior team to successfully meet the school’s enrollment goals. The Director of Admission plays a vital role in the Wildwood community and will be expected to strengthen the admission and flexible tuition infrastructure by implementing strategies to ensure that the admission office achieves its enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees and Head of School.

Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and have significant admissions experience in independent schools with a track record of thinking creatively and strategically about enrollment and the process. In addition, one must be a team player and possess superior interpersonal and organizational skills; a kind and authentically outgoing, empathetic demeanor; the ability to make decisions and communicate sometimes difficult messages with care and professionalism; a collaborative, flexible nature; a quick wit; and a demonstrated comfort with and commitment to issues of multiculturalism.

If interested in applying, please send an email with a resume, letter of interest, and list of three references by March 2, 2018 to: Christine H. Baker at cbaker@thebakergrp.com.

Director of Institutional Advancement

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.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Institutional Advancement will oversee all development activities of Wildwood School in order to attract financial support for current use, capital improvements, and endowment. As a member of the nine-person senior team, he or she will be fully engaged in discussions regarding the strategic direction of the school and the development of action plans to achieve stated goals. This individual will provide leadership and guidance in cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and the strengthening of alumni and parent relations both as part of the fundraising program and in order to reinforce ties with the school’s various constituencies and the local community. In addition, this person will be responsible for managing Wildwood’s communications program to ensure that messaging is consistent, compelling, timely, and appropriately targeted. Currently, the Director of Institutional Advancement has four direct reports, the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Director of Annual Giving, and the Raiser’s Edge Database Director, and supervises a total team of eight.

Specific responsibilities are listed below:

  • Leading the day-to-day activities of the Advancement Office and ensuring that administrative systems and procedures such as database management, stewardship, and prospect research perform optimally
  • Developing and implementing strategies and programs to expand and strengthen the school’s current base of philanthropic support
  • Working with the Head of School, the Board of Trustees, and outside counsel to plan and lead all fundraising endeavors
  • Identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors both by approaching them directly and by supporting the Head of School and Trustees
  • Acting as a key spokesperson on behalf of Wildwood School and building relationships both with school constituents and in the broader Los Angeles community
  • Strengthening the school’s relations with alumni and making certain that programs are designed to foster meaningful relationships and to unite the school, alumni, and current and past parents in a sense of common purpose
  • Overseeing the school’s communications by managing public and community relations, websites, publications, and outreach programs geared toward internal and external constituencies
  • Working closely with the Board’s Advancement Committee to determine ways to increase the commitment, involvement, and efficacy of volunteers in the school’s fundraising efforts
  • Coordinating training and associated administrative support to the Board of Trustees, administrators, and other volunteers to assist them in their general fundraising efforts and in their targeted major gift solicitations for the capital campaign
  • Actively participating in the life of the school where appropriate and relevant to the priorities of the Advancement Office

Candidate Qualities:

Leadership

  • A confident and experienced manager who directs the efforts of others through open communication, collaboration, and skillful delegation
  • A leader whose style is marked by communicating clearly, empowering others, and motivating and inspiring both internal and external constituents
  • A proactive, self-starter who thinks broadly, sees the “big picture,” and has the ability to organize, focus, and coach others in pursuit of a well-developed strategic plan
  • A service-oriented executive who leads by virtue of being an active and visible presence in the life of the school
  • A hardworking individual who fully dedicates his or her energy to a cause and is willing to “go beyond the job description” in order to see projects through to successful conclusions

Experience

  • At least ten years in the field of institutional advancement, ideally in an independent school, college or university, or cultural institution
  • A track record of significant involvement in annual and major gift programs, multimillion dollar capital and endowment campaigns, alumni relations, and communications
  • Background creating and successfully implementing strategies that enhance an existing advancement effort by developing new avenues for giving, growing the number of donors, increasing the contributions of current givers, and providing clear and consistent communications regarding an institution’s character, value, and needs
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for donor cultivation and major gift solicitation, especially within culturally and socioeconomically diverse constituencies
  • A history of managing a motivated, intelligent, and committed group of staff and volunteers
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus

Skills and Knowledge

  • Expert knowledge of both fundraising principles and the various functions that comprise a comprehensive advancement program
  • Able to think strategically in order to envision, plan, execute, and achieve results—individually and as part of a team--in a complex environment
  • A skilled communicator who can present a persuasive and compelling case with sincerity and conviction
  • A talent for moving comfortably in a variety of social settings and building meaningful relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of communications, marketing, and external relations and how they integrate with a successful fundraising program
  • Adept at building a strong department through training, mentoring, motivating, and holding accountable a team of professionals
  • Proficient at gathering and analyzing meaningful data to aid in the development of effective fundraising strategies and plans
  • General familiarity with the Los Angeles community (and with the entertainment industry, specifically) is a plus

Personal Attributes

  • An open, unpretentious, and authentic person who is approachable and accessible to faculty, staff, board members, volunteers, and external constituents
  • A mature and confident executive who has the gravitas required to interact comfortably with people of wealth while remaining appropriately humble and quietly assured
  • A creative thinker who looks at existing practices with “fresh eyes” and challenges traditional perspectives with tact and diplomacy
  • An empathetic individual with high emotional intelligence and self-awareness who quickly grasps the nuances of people and their motivations
  • A self-directed, goal-oriented, and high energy person with exceptional follow through and a propensity for prioritizing
  • A collaborative individual who seeks consensus but is also tough-minded and able to make difficult decisions
  • A person who is highly organized, analytical, and sufficiently detail-oriented without losing sight of broad institutional goals
  • One who embraces the school’s progressive pedagogy and can artfully articulate the uniqueness of the Wildwood culture

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, resume, and references to Landis Green, Head of School, c/o Michelle Meena at mmeena@wildwood.org.

Help Desk Technician

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 School seeks an organized and dedicated K-12, IT Help Desk Technician. It is an exciting opportunity to offer personal knowledge, skills, and experience to a progressive learning community. The Help Desk Technician is responsible for supporting users with a range of skills and troubleshooting various systems, databases, hardware, and software. This position also offers the opportunity to collaborate with our network administrator and specialized contractors on network related projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the distribution, deployment, and management of end-user machines and their respective images, including Windows clients, Apple clients, iOS tablets, Hexnode MDM, Blackbaud, and Configurator
  • Interface with various systems to ensure user access and connectivity to associated web services, file servers and email accounts, printing, and access
  • Assist in maintaining and organizing department records and asset records
  • Support AV set-up and support needs for key school events and board meetings
  • Coordinate and manage e-waste collection across both campuses
  • Provide tier 1 support for help desk services in a timely fashion
  • Collaborate with other members of the technology team to support the successful delivery of technology services throughout the school
  • Provide customers with outstanding customer service
  • Configure and program all phones including Polycom conference units
  • General working knowledge of Mitel VOIP system
  • Provide support for user issues with Blackbaud’s onCampus (school’s LMS/SIS)
  • Maintain printer and toner supplies throughout both campuses
  • Handle department deliveries and shipments
  • Other duties as assigned by the director of technology

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure workstations have a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, phone, and any additional specialized equipment as needed
  • Monitor and program printers and copiers via web console
  • Order equipment and office supplies as requested
  • Meet with equipment technicians that come onsite; escort them throughout campus, and see them out
  • Provide support as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in technology, preferably in an educational setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Engineering / IT Systems field preferred
  • Computer Science certifications are a plus

Necessary Qualities

  • A tech enthusiast who stays current on both new technologies and improvements to existing ones
  • Someone who values honesty and integrity
  • team player who will support the tech projects initiated by other colleagues
  • A dedicated employee who prefers an early work start time
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows and Mac OSX client environments
  • Effective communicator, organizer, and consistent with maintaining documentation
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to travel between both elementary and middle/upper campuses
  • Must be able to lift 40-50 lbs comfortably
  • Must be able to operate a computer and other related hardware 90% of the workday

Employment
This full-time position is year-round. Salary depends on experience. Benefits offered include, medical, dental, and vision. Click here for a comprehensive list of benefits.

For Consideration
Please send a cover letter and resume to sdaniels@wildwood.org. Use WW Help Desk Tech as the subject of your email.

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.

Coaching positions available for the 2017-2018 school year:

Fall
Middle School Girls Volleyball

Winter
Middle School Basketball
Middle School Soccer

Spring
Middle School Boys Volleyball
Middle School Tennis

Middle and Upper School Counselor

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. 

Primary responsibilities for the Middle and Upper School Counselor position include, but are not limited to the following.

Leading the school’s efforts to:

  • Utilize clinical knowledge and constructs to collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators, and outside professionals to establish developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting students academically, emotionally, socially, and behaviorally
  • Intervene when a student or students require responsive services, including counseling, consultation, referral, and/or information
  • Provide parent education that deepens parents’ understanding of Wildwood’s programs as they relate to advisory, decision-making, health and wellness, and parenting
  • Teach middle and upper school components of the health curriculum; educate students about healthy decision making, especially with regard to choices surrounding tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and sex
  • Interface as necessary with outside mental health resources as well as local and state agencies responsible for providing services to children in need

Working with the school directors to:

  • Coordinate faculty and staff training and evaluation for advisory and other social-emotional aspects of the school’s program
  • Support teachers in developing strategies to lead division coordinators in organizing and running outdoor education programs
  • Serve as back-up for other middle and upper school administrators when necessary

Collaborating with appropriate others to:

  • Maintain continuity and consistency of the K-12 program, including advisory programming between elementary, middle, and upper divisions
  • Formulate and review policies and procedures
  • Support returning and new teachers and colleagues in their growth and practice, both as individuals and as members of teaching teams
  • Actively participate in and, with others, lead Wildwood’s efforts to build an increasingly multicultural school community
  • Conduct admission interviews and participate in admission activities as needed

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 Emily Johnson and Jenn Spellman c/o Leah Mineo at lmineo@wildwood.org. Please include the phrase “Middle and Upper School Counselor” in the subject line of your email.

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
  • Upper School Humanities Teacher
  • Upper School Math Teacher
  • Middle and Upper School Coding Teacher
  • Middle and Upper School Mandarin Teacher

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. 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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