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.

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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.
     
  • English Teacher - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School English instructor for the 2024-2025 school year.  University School offers a variety of English courses including Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
     
    Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields, firsthand classroom experience, an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents, experience teaching multiple levels of English including AP, a willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues, and a desire to contribute to the larger life of the School.
     
    Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to Karen Axelrod (kaxelrod@us.edu), Dean of Faculty at the Upper School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Housekeeper - Hunting Valley Campus

    UNIVERSITY SCHOOL is seeking a 2nd  shift* housekeeper for the Hunting Valley campus.

    The housekeeper will perform housekeeping functions (2nd shift) to ensure clean, orderly, and attractive classrooms, common areas, etc. at the Hunting Valley campus, but may be called upon to work some shifts at the Shaker campus.  Responsibilities include cleaning classrooms including flooring/carpeting, tables/desk, boards, equipment, etc. moving furniture to allow for the appropriate cleaning; common areas, restrooms or locker areas as well as checking all doors and windows are locked during the shift as required by the school functions. *Note:  this position must also have the flexibility to work later and assist the 1st shift when necessary.

    Qualified candidates must be able to work on a team to clean large common areas.  Candidates must also be able to lift or move heavy furniture; be able to stand for long periods of time; be able to kneel, crouch and/or crawl; be able to work around chemical cleaning solutions; and must know how to properly use cleaning equipment such as a vacuum cleaner or floor scrubber.  One (1) year housekeeping experience preferred.

    *2nd shift:  2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  Hours during break periods may be adjusted

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Q. Barhams, Senior Human Resources Generalist, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022 or qbarhams@us.edu.  If emailing, please note “Housekeeper” in the subject line.
     
  • Lower School Associate Teacher - JrK-Grade 2 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking an Associate Teacher in a JrK - Grade 2 classroom for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    This is an opportunity for individuals early in their teaching career to play a significant role in a Lower School classroom (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 2) centered on integrated thematic learning. We are looking for committed individuals who bring their life experiences and knowledge into the classroom to enrich the lives of our students and our community. This is a unique opportunity to join an engaged and creative staff dedicated to the education of boys.
     
    The Associate Teacher will work in one of the Junior Kindergarten – Grade 2 classrooms alongside a Lead Teacher. The role of the Associate Teacher provides an opportunity for one to two years in a classroom with the Lead Teacher as a mentor. The Associate Teacher collaborates with and supports the Lead Teacher in classroom management, planning, and working with students.
     
    Lead Teachers/Mentors will provide experience and guidance to lead and support Associate Teachers in instructional, curricular, behavioral, and educational issues, enhancing their classroom experience and professional development. The Associate Teacher models professional standards and commitment as they teach and perform other duties in the school.
     
    We expect all faculty members to embody the mission statement of the school each day and to grow professionally as teachers, coaches, and members of the school community.
     
    Click here for a detailed job description. 
     
    Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in Education), student teaching experience, and an active teaching license preferred. Applications, including resume, cover letter (with salary requirements), references, and transcript(s) to: Renee Comella (rcomella@us.edu), Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Director, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122.
  • Lower School Lead Teacher K-Grade 2 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking a Lower School Lead Teacher for a K-Grade 2 classroom for the 2024-2025 year.

    The Lower School Lead Teacher (Kindergarten - Grade 2) works as a Lead Teacher in our Lower School, where our mission is to foster an environment where every student is “ known and loved.” As a Lead Teacher, you will play a pivotal role in realizing this mission by working collegially with teammates and mentoring an Associate Teacher to ensure their growth and development. Effective communication with parents is integral to our community, and we value robust parent engagement. Utilizing Responsive Classroom techniques, you will create a nurturing classroom environment that promotes social-emotional growth and academic excellence, tailored specifically for boys' intentional education. We are seeking an individual who embodies our mission and values, fostering collaboration and collegiality to create an enriching educational experience for our students.
     
    Click here for a complete job description.
     
    Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, an active teaching license, and prior teaching experience; a master’s degree is preferred.  Applications, including resume, cover letter (with salary requirements), references, and transcript(s) to: Renee Comella (rcomella@us.edu), Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Director, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122.
  • Lower School Spanish Teacher - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School (Shaker Heights, Ohio) seeks a full-time Lower 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 Lower School level (grades Jr.K through 5), and native or near-native proficiency. 
     
    S/he will be responsible for preparing and implementing daily lessons for grades Jr.K-5 including:
    • In the Jr.K-4 exploratory Spanish program, integrating Theme concepts into the scope and sequence.
    • In grade 5, follow a standard Spanish I curriculum. Collaborate with middle school colleagues to ensure consistency across sections.
     S/he must 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.  Click here for the full job description.
     
    Applications, including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) should be submitted to Renee Comella, Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Director, University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122 or rcomella@us.edu.
  • Middle School English Social Studies Teacher - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School (Cleveland, Ohio) seeks a full-time Middle School English or English/Social Studies Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year.
     
    The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in English and/or a related field, be knowledgeable about various areas of Social Studies, and have experience teaching English and Social Studies at the middle school level. As an English teacher, he or she will help students build skills in expository, informational, and creative writing and learn to make inferences about literature. The candidate will also integrate grammar and vocabulary instruction into the English curriculum. While the majority of the teaching load for this position is English classes, there is a possibility of teaching one section of Social Studies, as well. As a Social Studies teacher, the candidate will cultivate thinking like a historian, encourage rich conversation, model healthy debate, and create an environment in which all voices are respected and heard. 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.  Click here for a 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.
  • 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.
  • MS Science Teacher/Science Fair Coordinator - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School (Cleveland, Ohio) seeks a full-time Middle School Science Teacher/Science Fair Coordinator for the 2024-2025 academic year.
     
    The ideal candidate will have experience running science research projects, an undergraduate or graduate degree in science and/or a related field, and experience teaching science at the middle and/or upper school level. He or she will enjoy developing hands-on curriculum, will be committed to the process of inquiry, and will be comfortable integrating other disciplines into science studies. The candidate’s full-time position will include a combination of teaching science and running a significant science fair research program for middle school students. 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. Click here for the 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.
  • School Nurse - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking a School Nurse for the Shaker Campus for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.
     
    The Shaker Campus School Nurse provides preventive health services to facilitate the optimal physical, mental, and emotional health and development of students in Jr.K through 8th grade. The nurse provides direct care for students, identifies problems, and provides referrals, as needed. The nurse also provides health education and consults with other school community members, as appropriate, to support the health of students and faculty/staff. The nurse is responsible for professional and caring communication with students, parents, and colleagues and maintains appropriate records.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Follow the protocols established for the management of illnesses and/or injuries as defined by University School.       
    • Maintain student medications and dispense daily according to physician orders including monitoring, providing assistance, and administering insulin to diabetics, as required.       
    • Maintain up-to-date health records for all students and faculty/staff.
    • Provide training or assist faculty in providing training in medication administration (MAT), first aid, CPR, etc., as required.
    • Promote Wellness for both campuses for faculty, staff, and students through active participation by assisting the Wellness Director/Hunting Valley Nurse.
     Click here for a full job description.
     
    Qualified candidates will be a Registered Nurse with current Nursing license, B.S.N., or Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline along with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in public health nursing, community health nursing, school health nursing, pediatric nursing, or emergency care. Acute care experience preferred.
     
    Applications, including resume, cover letter, and references 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.
  • Summer Chemistry Teacher, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    Summer Chemistry Instructor, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus 

    University School seeks an Upper School Summer Chemistry instructor for the summer of 2024.  This course allows science-oriented students the opportunity to study topics typically covered in a first-year course and advance to AP Chemistry in high school.  The course is five weeks in length and runs from June 10th through July 12th.   
      
    Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields, firsthand classroom experience, an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents, experience teaching multiple levels of chemistry. 
      
    Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to Karen Axelrod (kaxelrod@us.edu), Dean of Faculty at the Upper School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022. 
  • 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.
  • Upper School Spanish Teacher - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School Spanish instructor for the 2024-2025 school year.  University School offers a variety of Spanish courses including Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
     
    Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields, firsthand classroom experience, an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents, experience teaching multiple levels of Spanish including AP, a willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues, and a desire to contribute to the larger life of the School.
     
    Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to Karen Axelrod (kaxelrod@us.edu), Dean of Faculty at the Upper School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • YEI Event Coordinator - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking an Event Coordinator for the Young Entrepreneur Institute.
     
    Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) supports the advancement of youth entrepreneurship education by providing programming, professional development, consulting and access to curriculum and resources for K-12 teachers in and beyond the classroom across the nation. YEI receives grants from Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and others to increase engagement in youth entrepreneurship activities in different regions throughout the US. 
     
    The YEI Event Coordinator is responsible for supporting YEI’s programs and event initiatives, working closely with the YEI team to accomplish this. This position is dedicated to the mission of YEI – every child should understand and experience entrepreneurship.
     
    Major responsibilities include
    • Leading and planning the Enspire Conference.
    • Coordinating all event logistics for YEI’s Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship Day.
    • Supporting all US Entrepreneurship programs.
     Click here for a full job description.
     
    Qualified candidates should possess 2-4 years of experience in event planning or project management.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, updated resume, and references to recruitingHV@us.edu.
  • YEI Program Coordinator - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Young Entrepreneur Institute.
     
    Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) supports the advancement of youth entrepreneurship education by providing programming, professional development, consulting and access to curriculum and resources for K-12 teachers in and beyond the classroom across the nation. YEI receives grants from Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and others to increase engagement in youth entrepreneurship activities in different regions throughout the US. 
     
    The YEI Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting YEI’s program activities and works closely with the YEI team to accomplish this. This position is dedicated to the mission of YEI – every child should understand and experience entrepreneurship.
     
    Major responsibilities include:
    • Program Support.  Leading the planning and coordination of YEI’s annual program calendar
      • Develop and maintain program timelines, schedules, and meeting communications
      • Track program expenses
    • Educator and Organization Support. Develop relationships with educators, out-of-school professionals, and provider partner organizations by responding to inquiries and resolving customer issues.
    • Support University School Student Programs
      • Coordinate student entrepreneurship club event logistics including catering, AV, and room reservations
        Click here for a full job description.
         
        Qualified candidates should possess 1-3 years’ experience in marketing, program management or business.
         
        Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, updated resume, and references to recruitingHV@us.edu.
      • YEI Senior Program Manager - Hunting Valley Campus

        University School is seeking a Senior Program Manager for the Young Entrepreneur Institute.
         
        Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School (YEI) supports the advancement of youth entrepreneurship education by providing programming, professional development, consulting and access to curriculum and resources for K-12 teachers in and beyond the classroom across the nation. YEI receives annual grants from Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Walton Family Foundation and others to increase engagement in youth entrepreneurship activities in different regions throughout the US.

        The Senior Program Manager is responsible for leading program initiatives and will work closely with the YEI team to accomplish this.
         
        Major responsibilities include
        •  Leading YEI’s Pitch Challenge initiatives in all formats and across all geographic regions.
        • Directing and supporting YEI's other programs and curriculum offerings.
        • Managing relationships with stakeholders – including educators, administrators, educational partners, and current and potential funders to support growth in youth entrepreneurship education.
        • Supporting University School entrepreneurial initiatives.
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          Click here for a full job description.
           
          Qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated resume, and references no later than January 16, 2024 to recruitingHV@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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        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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        Shaker Heights Campus

        20701 Brantley Road
        Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
        JUNIOR K – GRADE 8
        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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