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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  • Director of Operations - Shaker Heights & Hunting Valley

    University School is seeking a Director of Operations who will be responsible for providing operational and strategic oversight, management, and planning of all aspects of the daily physical operations, maintenance, and security of the School’s two campuses and respective operations.  The Director of Operations manages and has oversight over Facilities (which includes maintenance, transportation, housekeeping, and all capital expenditures) ,Food Service, and Security.
     
    The Director of Operations is central in campus planning and will collaborate closely with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Head of School, Assistant Head of School for Advancement, and the Board of Trustees’ Buildings and Grounds Committee and SWAT (Strategic Working Architecture Team) on the School’s operations and initiatives. The Director serves as the School’s General Contractor and manages all construction, renovation, and maintenance projects. Reporting directly to the CFO, the Director of Operations collaborates with school leaders to fulfill the mission, vision, and brand of the School.

    Click here for a full job description.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to recruitingDOO@us.edu, or to S. Fantozzi-Welker, Director of Human Resources, University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.

  • Food Service Associate - Shaker & Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking two (2) candidates for University School Food Service team. The positions require no experience. If you have experience that is a plus. The positions will be cross trained in the kitchen/dining room area, as every position is important to run a solid food service.

    The major responsibilities of the positions are as follows:
    • Serving the boys lunch on a hot line ... JK- 12th 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, immersion days, and away sport competitions
    • Clean and sanitize food prep areas.
    • Setting and cleaning up the lunchroom
    • Clean and sanitize dining room tables.
    • Clean and sanitize serving lines.
    • Assist with operating the dish machine
    The scheduled hours are Monday through Friday as follows:
    • Hunting Valley campus (upper school):  6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Shaker Campus (lower school):               7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Click here for a full job description.

    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 message me, vscruggs@us.edu  to get more information and learn more about our private school.
  • Housekeeper - Hunting Valley Campus

    UNVERSITY SCHOOL IS SEEKING A HOUSEKEEPER FOR THE HUNTING VALLEY CAMPUS.

    The 1st shift housekeeper (hours 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) is responsible for cleaning the athletic facilities including the Field House, Game Gym, Squash Courts, locker rooms, the Business Office, and the Pavilion.   Other duties include laundering housekeeping cloths, machine scrubbing floors and carpets, as well as general cleaning through the areas.

    Qualified candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to kneel and/or crouch, as well as work around chemical cleaning solutions.  Must also be able to drive a truck for snowplowing and salting operations.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume to Quiana Barhams at qbarhams@us.edu or to Ms. Barhams at University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • 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.
  • Maintenance & HVAC or Carpentry Technician

    University School is seeking two Maintenance Technicians to join our Facilities team at the Hunting Valley Campus.

    Maintenance & HVAC Technician
    Maintenance & Carpentry Technician

    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. Also responsible for the general maintenance of the Hunting Valley Campus working in conjunction with the entire Facilities Department. The

    Maintenance & Lead Carpentry Technician focuses on performing carpentry work through the two campus locations of both rough and finish carpentry work related to the construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components. 

    Click here for a full job description.

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply to recruiting@us.edu or to Ms. Quiana Barhams, Sr. HR Generalist, at 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Upper School 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.
  • 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
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        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.
      • 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

        • 2024 Niche Best School

      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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