A commitment to faculty

Teaching at US is, at its core, built on relationships. Our teachers make connections with their students that extend beyond the classroom. With opportunities to mentor boys through a tough stage in life, or challenge them on the athletic field, we have witnessed countless teachers make lifelong relationships that transcend the traditional model of a teacher-student association.

US is committed to finding outstanding faculty and supporting them. This is evident in our just completed $100 million campaign for University School, in which supporting faculty was a main initiative. We are setting the standard for faculty compensation and our faculty has engaging opportunities for both professional and personal growth. From experiences in Cambodia to training with the most cutting-edge technology, US teachers are sometimes learning as much as their students.

While teaching at US, you are surrounded by remarkable colleagues. Authors, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the like, US teachers practice what they preach. It is no exaggeration to say that our faculty members are one of the most accomplished, driven, innovative, and fun group of professionals you could be around.

About University School

Founded in 1890, University School is a nationally-recognized college preparatory school serving a diverse population from Greater Cleveland; 840 male students, junior kindergarten through grade 12. The school is located on two campuses, with 420 boys in grades junior kindergarten through 8 in suburban Shaker Heights, and 420 boys in grades 9 through 12 in Hunting Valley. VIRTUAL TOURS LINK.

This averages out to class sizes of 14 students, which is a 6:1 student to teacher ratio. We take pride in our accomplished teachers. University School faculty number 137, 118 of whom have master's degrees, 12 have doctorate degrees, three have J.D.s, and one has an M.D.

In the 2019-2020 school year, The National Merit® Scholarship Program recognized 24 University School seniors as Semifinalists and Commended students. One hundred percent of graduates matriculate at four-year colleges and universities.

To learn more about Northeastern Ohio, please visit www.cleveland.com; and to compare cost of living in Northeastern Ohio with areas of the country, please visit www.homefair.com.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at University School will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities as required by law. University School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Current employment opportunities

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  • Controller - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Controller.
    The role of the Controller is an integral part of the Business Office responsible for coordinating and assisting in the preparation of financial reports and oversees the functions of accounting, audit, and budgeting.  The Controller also oversees the functions of accounting in a supervisory role.
    The individual must be detail-oriented and operate with extreme accuracy in a multi-tasked, fast-paced environment.  The individual must be a collaborator and possess excellent organizational skills and an ability to appropriately prioritize the tasks at hand.  Experience in Microsoft Office programs is required, including strong and demonstrated skills in spreadsheet-based financial analysis.  Experience with Blackbaud, or comparable software, is preferred.
    For the complete job description, click here.
    Qualified candidates should possess the following:  Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting, minimum of five years’ experience in a related field.  Educational or non-profit institution experience preferred, as well as strong interpersonal skills to be able to relate to both faculty and staff and the school community members.

    Note:  The position will start prior to the beginning of the July 1, 2024 fiscal year.
    Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, an up-to-date resume, and a list of references to Sandra Fantozzi-Welker, Director of Human Resources at recruiting@us.edu.
  • Director of College Counseling - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a Director of College Counseling for the 2024-25 academic year. The Director of College Counseling has overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class (100 or more seniors, on average) beginning in 9th grade through the transition to post-secondary education. The Director joins a strong team of three additional college counselors who collectively develop working relationships with students, colleagues, and families and guide them through the educational and procedural aspects of the transition.
    S/he superintends the composition and submission of letters of recommendation and other documents in the application process with the rest of the college counseling team. S/he aligns this work with the calendar year, on balance, in order to be available to students, their families, and colleagues (faculty and administration).

    Click here for a full job description.

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, an up-to-date resume, and a list of references to Krystopher Perry, Director of Upper School, at kperry@us.edu.

  • English Long-Term Substitute - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a long-term substitute teacher of English at the Upper School from April through May of 2024.

    Ideal candidates will have firsthand classroom experience, an interest in and capacity for working with adolescents, and experience teaching multiple levels of English in grades 9-12. 
    To apply, please send professional materials including a cover letter, résumé, and references to Mrs. Karen Axelrod, Dean of Faculty at the Upper School, at kaxelrod@us.edu.
  • Food Service Associate - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking a Food Service Associate for the Shaker Campus Food Service team.
    The position requires no experience. If you have experience that is a plus. The position will be cross trained in the kitchen/dining room area, as every position is important to run a solid food service.
    • Work as a team player
    • Being flexible
    • Having a passion/ positive attitude
    • Being proactive and taking initiative to get things done.
     The major responsibilities of the position are as follows:
    • Serving the boys lunch on a hot line ...JK- 8th grade and helping them understand all the choices for lunch with a friendly disposition.
    • Preparing condiments and replenishing condiments for lunch
    • Packing lunches for field trips
    • Clean and sanitize food prep areas.
    • Setting and cleaning up the lunchroom for the little guys.
    • Clean and sanitize dining room tables.
    • Clean and sanitize serving lines.
    • Assist with operating the dish machine (Our food service uses real chinaware and silverware)
    • Silverware sorting
    • Checking faculty coffee house and restocking coffee condiments
    • Simple food prep which includes basic knife skills
    The scheduled hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Some evenings and weekends for catering such as admission events, homecoming, graduation, etc.

    Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Mrs. Fantozzi-Welker, Director of Human Resources at recruiting@us.edu or University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022. Or contact Val Scruggs, Food Service Director at vscruggs@us.edu.
  • Maintenance & HVAC Technician - Hunting Valley Campus

    UNIVERSITY SCHOOL is seeking a Maintenance & HVAC Technician for the Hunting Valley Campus beginning immediately.

    The Maintenance & HVAC Technician ensures that temperature, humidity, and air quality systems are properly working to meet health and safety standards, as well as creating a comfortable environment for all areas of the school.

    Responsibilities include maintaining and repairing various HVAC equipment such as heating lines, thermostats, heaters, motors, air conditioners, air handlers, and air compressors at the campus, resident facilities, and outbuildings; performs preventative maintenance as required; performs plumbing repairs and installations; provides assistance to Grounds as needed and assist with set-ups/tear downs for functions.  Click here for a compete job description and qualifications.

    The qualified candidate should have a knowledge of building automation systems, schedule lighting, HVAC, and doors; basic electrical knowledge for repairs and installations; and two' years of experience.

    Qualified and interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to recruiting@us.edu or to Mrs. Fantozzi-Welker, Director of Human Resources at University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022. 
  • Middle School Spanish Teacher - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School (Shaker Heights, Ohio) seeks a full-time Middle School Spanish Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Spanish, experience teaching Spanish at the middle school level, and native or near-native proficiency. S/he will be comfortable teaching both language and culture and will collaborate with colleagues to create a cohesive Spanish program. Outside of the classroom, the candidate should be eager to contribute to the larger life of the school and will serve as an advisor to a small group of students. Please click HERE for the full job description.
    Applications, including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s), should be submitted to Alexis Folino Gallo, Administrative Assistant to the Middle School Director, University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122 or afolinogallo@us.edu.
  • Program Director - YEI - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Program Director for the Young Entrepreneur Institute.
    Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School (YEI) supports the advancement of youth entrepreneurship education by providing consulting, professional development, and access to curriculum and resources for K-12 teachers in and beyond the classroom across the nation. YEI has received annual grants from Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to support the advancement of youth entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio (Morgan) and through the 50-state network of after-school, out-of-school, and summer programs (Mott). The Program Director is responsible for leading these initiatives and will work closely with the YEI team to accomplish this.
    Responsibilities include leading YEI’s Pitch Challenge initiatives in all formats and across all geographic regions.
    • Develop annual goals and objectives for Pitch Challenge as an engagement tool for YEI.
    • Refine and maintain the Pitch Challenge Toolkit curriculum, review and coordinate response plan for Pitch Challenge Toolkit inquiries in collaboration with YEI team.
    • Create timelines, budgets, contest structure, official rules for each contest.
    • Develop/manage marketing and outreach plan to promote contest participation.
    • Review and research online platforms for capturing entries, judging, online voting.
    • Work with YEI and YIPPEE teams to create/update Pitch Challenge products in YIPPEE.
    • Capture and evaluate metrics for each program.
    • Supervise YEI Marketing /Technology Assistant and YEI Pitch Challenge Program team.
    Click here for the full job description and qualifications.

    Qualified and interested candidates should apply to recruitingHV@us.edu.
  • Theater Arts Director/Drama Teacher - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School Theater Arts Director/Drama Teacher for the 2024-25 academic year.

    The Theater Arts Director/Drama Teacher at University School’s Upper School will be responsible for teaching both Introduction to Drama and Drama Workshop courses. In addition, the successful candidate will take the lead in directing two to three theatrical productions per academic year, collaborating closely with the Technical Theater Director and Musical Director. The ideal candidate will be a creative, energetic, and experienced educator with a strong background in drama education and theatrical production.  Please click here for a full job description.

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, an up-to-date resume, transcript(s), and a list of references to Karen Axelrod, Dean of Faculty, at kaxelrod@us.edu.
  • Substitute Teachers, Grades 9 - 12 – Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is currently reviewing applications for substitute teachers for grades 9 - 12.  Substitute teachers serve the school in a variety of ways, including proctoring classes, teaching discipline-specific classes, and proctoring standardized tests.  If you are interested in being considered, please submit a resume, two letters of reference, and, if available, copies of current teacher certifications to Karen Axelrod at kaxelrod@us.edu, or mail to her attention to University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Substitute Teachers, Grades Jr. K-5 & 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is currently reviewing applications for substitute teachers for grades Jr. K-5 and 6-8. If you are interested in being considered for the upcoming academic year, please submit a resume, two letters of reference, and copies of current teacher certifications to either Renee Comella for Grades Jr. K-5 at rcomella@us.edu or Alexis Folino Gallo for Grades 6-8 at afolinogallo@us.edu; or mail to their attention to University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.
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Our Community

University School believes that its students learn their most formative and enduring lessons through exposure to and experience with a broad range of perspectives.  We recruit and support faculty whose backgrounds and training bring local, national, and international perspectives to our school.  We admit and support students who represent economically, culturally, and racially diverse communities within Northeast Ohio. All students have many opportunities to explore their talents and develop their skills in new contexts. During his time at US, each student is encouraged to discover both his responsibility to others and his purpose in the world. 

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Ranked #1 K-12 Private School Ohio

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9 – 12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves over 850 boys in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved. 
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