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.

Assistant Director of College Counseling

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 include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Guide students and families as they move through the college research, application, and selection process
  • Write letters of recommendation
  • Advise students about course selection
  • Review students’ college application materials
  • Maintain regular contact with students and parents throughout the process
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with college admission representatives
  • Keep current on college admission and financial aid standards and trends
  • Assist Director in organizing and facilitating workshops for students, parents, and faculty to understand further their roles in the admission process
  • Coordinate standardize test processes
  • Attend professional conferences including NACAC, ACCIS, and College Board
  • Attend admission open houses, interview applicants and parents, read and evaluate prospective student applications annually
  • Additional administrative responsibilities in the upper school, to be determined based on skills and experience

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in college counseling and/or admission required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, College Kickstart and Naviance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; detail oriented approach to work; a kind, firm, empathetic demeanor; a collaborative, flexible nature; and a demonstrated comfort with and commitment to issues of multiculturalism
  • Energy, patience, and a sense of humor are a must

The start date is Aug. 1, 2019. To apply: Please send via email a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Director of College Counseling Amy Abrams at hr@wildwood.org. Please include the phrase “Assistant Director of College Counseling” in the subject line of your email. 

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. 

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.

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.

School Registrar

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 include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Manage the creation, organization, and maintenance of digital and physical student files for all students in grades K-12
  • Database administrator for school’s student information and learning management systems; manage all student and parent user accounts and records, as well as selected data within employee and applicant records
  • Maintain policies and procedures regarding the proper recording of student records and information
  • Oversee attendance management and provide attendance reporting
  • Create and track monthly and yearly analytical reports for student, parent, and faculty information including, but not limited to, enrollment, attrition, demographics, and certifications
  • Provide requested data deliveries to various school offices
  • Create, update, and manage all grading access portals within the student information system for various term assessment periods
  • Help guide student progress report and grades entry process and manage the publication of student progress reports
  • Manage the creation, review, and update of all student transcripts
  • Prepare and forward all requested official and unofficial student records
  • Manage the application documentation for current students who are applying to other schools
  • Manage the student course request process, and work with school directors to create, publish, and distribute class, faculty, and student schedules
  • Manage and track course change requests
  • Manage the school’s approved course lists for the University of California’s A-G and NCAA Eligibility Center websites
  • Manage the annual online information, authorization, and student health records collection for the registration of all re-enrolling and newly enrolled students
  • Verify and record all student immunization information for student enrollment as required by the state of California
  • Process student work permit requests
  • Create correspondence for students, families, and faculty to communicate necessary information
  • Perform other duties as requested

Required skills:

Applicant must be a detail oriented, self-starter with strong organizational skills. They must be able to manage their time effectively and prioritize duties while managing multiple projects simultaneously. They will also be team players who have the ability to take direction, multi-task, and follow through on all projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

To apply: Please send via email a cover letter, resume, and references to Alberto Duarte, HR director, at hr@wildwood.org. Please include the phrase “School Registrar” in the subject line of your email. 


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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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