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 Middle and Upper School

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 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.

Reporting to the director of middle school and 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 is a member of the Academic Leadership Team, working closely with the three school directors; other assistant directors; the middle and upper school counselor; the academic services coordinator; the head of school, and others.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Executing, overseeing, and evaluating instructional and other programs in the middle and upper school
  • Supporting (as necessary) the director of student life in guiding students to remain consistent with the values and norms of Wildwood, focusing on authentic, compassionate, and thoughtful responses when students are held accountable for their actions
  • Managing special programs and field trips in the context of the larger 6-12 program
  • Overseeing and updating administrative team systems and supporting teachers’ use of various school systems (learning management system, faculty evaluation system, Google products, organizational documents, etc.)
  • Serving as liaison with registrar to manage student registration and schedules
  • Supervising faculty with the guidance of middle and upper school directors
  • Serving as a member of various leadership teams, task forces, and work groups
  • Serving as backup for the middle or upper school director when necessary

Collaborating with appropriate others to:

  • Monitor and communicate regarding student progress
  • Maintain continuity and consistency of the K-12 program
  • Support directors in providing oversight of curriculum development and classroom implementation of the curriculum
  • Execute, oversee, and evaluate instructional and other programs in the middle and upper schools
  • Formulate and review policies and procedures
  • Support returning and new teachers 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 admissions interviews and participate in admissions activities as needed

Candidates for the position should have significant related experience and possess these skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-direction
  • Efficiency in time management and organization of large, long-term projects
  • Follow through
  • Sound judgment
  • A kind, firm, empathetic demeanor
  • A collaborative, flexible nature
  • And a demonstrated comfort with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@wildwood.org with a subject line of “Assistant Director of Middle and Upper School.”

Elementary School Administrative Assistant

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 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.

Reporting to the executive assistant of elementary school, the administrative assistant is responsible for maintaining an organized and welcoming front desk environment for the school community and its guests, as well as coordinating general office services. This is a full-time position (hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintains professional front office appearance
  • Welcomes guests to the school
  • Answers and routes all telephone calls received through the school’s main telephone line
  • Directs guests to the appropriate location and announces their arrival as necessary
  • Assists parents and students who enter office area
  • Coordinates, receives, and distributes interoffice mail on a daily basis
  • Manages the school postage machine, including the purchase of all postage and its installation
  • Administers, as appropriate, student medication and simple first aid
  • Is in charge of recording any student incident reports and distributing them as is appropriate
  • Assists the school’s registrar with seasonal projects, such as document collection and mailings
  • Coordinates School Photo Days and schedule
  • Assumes responsibility for various special projects as instructed by the executive assistant to the elementary school director
  • Assist with travel arrangements and professional development registration
  • Assist with substitute teacher coordination
  • Reviews school calendar to be informed of upcoming events and assists with planning if needed
  • Set up coffee service and food for school meetings as needed

Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Excel, and Word in particular)
  • Able to adapt to technology and learn new software quickly
  • Ability to be self-driven and multi-task in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Five years of experience
  • Personable, people-oriented, and focused
  • Excellent proofreader
Qualified candidates may email current resume and any other related documents to Alberto Duarte at hr@wildwood.org.

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. Prospective candidates may apply online at https://rg175.com/candidate/signup. For more information, contact James E. Pattison, RG175 Consultant, at jpattison@rg175.com.

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 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 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 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 16 states and eight countries. Wildwood is also a founding member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium.

The following teaching positions are available at the middle and upper school:
If you believe you are qualified for an open position, please fill out an application; and email the application, cover letter, and resume to Christina McCrary at hr@wildwood.org. 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


Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Wildwood School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.
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