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

List of 8 items.

  • Food Service Associate - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a qualified candidate for a Food Service Associate who will be responsible for a variety of duties within Food Service including food preparation, opening and closing of the kitchen and operating the dishwasher for the Hunting Valley Campus beginning August 2022.  This position will be cross trained in the kitchen/dining room area, as every position is important to run a solid food service.
     
    Major Responsibilities include measure and assemble ingredients for the menu items; perform opening and closing kitchen for example, ensure the food prep areas are cleaned and sanitized; able to read and follow standard recipes; operate the dishwasher and assist with washing dishes, pots, and pans; pack to-go meals for classrooms and meetings, and serving lunch on hot lines.
    Candidates must be able to work as a team player in a busy work setting; work in a fast-paced kitchen and dining room environment; demonstrate and practice knowledge of proper food handling; always practice proper food sanitation techniques in both the kitchen and dining room; and communicate appropriately with co-workers, faculty and staff, and well as students, parents, and vendors.

    The scheduled hours are Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. – :200 p.m.  Some evenings and weekends may be required.

    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. 
  • Food Service Associate - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking a qualified candidate for a Food Service Associate who will be responsible for a variety of duties within Food Service including food preparation, opening and closing of the kitchen and operating the dishwasher for the Shaker Campus beginning August 2022.  This position will be cross trained in the kitchen/dining room area, as every position is important to run a solid food service.
     
    Major Responsibilities include measure and assemble ingredients for the menu items; perform opening and closing kitchen for example, ensure the food prep areas are cleaned and sanitized; able to read and follow standard recipes; operate the dishwasher and assist with washing dishes and pots and pans; pack to-go meals for classrooms and meetings, and serving lunch on hot lines.

    Candidates must be able to work as a team player in a busy work setting; work in a fast-paced kitchen and dining room environment; demonstrate and practice knowledge of proper food handling; always practice proper food sanitation techniques in both the kitchen and dining room; and communicate appropriately with co-workers, faculty and staff, and well as students, parents, and vendors.

    The scheduled hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Some evenings and weekends may be required.
    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. 
  • Receptionist (part-time) - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a part-time receptionist for our Shaker (Jr.K-8) campus.

    The receptionist is a vital member of the school community.  In additional to welcoming students, families and visitors, answering calls, and directing inquiries, the receptionist assists the Directors of the Lower School and Middle School with the daily operation of the Shaker campus by maintaining accurate attendance records, assisting with seating rotations for assemblies and/or lunch, and other projects as assigned.

    Ideal candidates will have an interest in and capacity for working with adolescents; a desire to collaborate cooperatively with colleagues in a fast-paced environment along with attention to detail.  Qualified candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office products. The hours of the position are 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (or 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

    Applications – including resume, cover letter, and references should be submitted to Sandra Fantozzi-Welker at sfantozziwelker@us.edu, Director of Human Resources, or via mail to Hunting Valley, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Assistant to the Director of Admission/Financial Aid (Jr.K-12) - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Assistant to the Director of Admission/Financial Aid (Jr.K-12) beginning July 1, 2022.  The Assistant to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid collaborates closely with the Director of Admission/Financial Aid (Jr.K-12) to ensure the admission and financial aid processes runs smoothly. The Assistant will be the first point of contact for prospective families (grades 9-12) and will provide support throughout all parts of the application process. A critical success factor in this position will involve building rapport on the phone, in-person, and through email with all interested families.
     
    The assistant will oversee all administrative aspects of the admission process for grades 9-12, assist in the financial aid process, and plan and coordinate admission events.  Click HERE for a complete job description.
     
    The ideal candidate will have a minimum two years of experience in admissions or admissions-related activities is preferred, excellent skills in database management or similar skill-base, ability to analyze data, and a detail-oriented approach to work with outstanding organizational skills.
     
    Qualified and 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. 
  • Assistant to the Director of Upper School - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Assistant to the Director of Upper School & Hunting Valley Campus beginning July 1, 2022. The Administrative Assistant works for the Director of Upper School & Hunting Valley Campus and supports the Upper School students, faculty, parents by providing proactive, creative, and attentive administrative support in the areas of calendars, budgets, correspondence and newsletter preparation, and event planning. The Assistant performs and coordinates a wide variety of tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the Upper School.
     
    Click HERE for a complete position description.
     
    The ideal candidate will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, advanced computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Google products (Google Docs, Google Forms), high degree of efficiency in learning new technologies and excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities. Previous experience assisting a school administrator preferred.
     
    Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to William Daughtrey (wdaughtrey@us.edu), Director of Upper School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Substitute Teachers, Grades 9 - 12 – Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is currently reviewing applications for substitute teachers for grades 9 - 12. 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 Krystopher Perry at kperry@us.edu; or mail to his 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.
    Read More
  • Woodshop Counselor, Day Camp - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is looking for a Woodshop Counselor for the summer day camp program.  The counselor would be in charge of teaching woodshop at an all – boys day camp ranging in ages from 5 – 12 years old.  The candidate would provide a fun, creative, and safe environment where kids can build, create, and finish projects they can take home.   The camp runs from June 13 through July 22, 2022.
     
    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Rob Emmet (remmet@us.edu), Co-Director US Day Camp.

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. 

Developing our Faculty

 

The Story of a US Teacher

 

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-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 870 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.