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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  • Business Teacher - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a full-time or part-time high school business teacher starting mid-year for the 2022-2023 school year.  The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in business and have experience starting or managing a business.
    Ideal candidates will have experience teaching business at the high school or college level, have a dynamic classroom presence, and be open to implementing new curriculum. Based on our rotating daily schedule, candidates need to be available between 8:25 am and 3:20 pm, Monday – Friday.
     
    Applications, including resume, cover letter, and references, should be submitted to Young Entrepreneur Institute, University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022 or recruitingHV@us.edu.
  • Chief Financial Officer

    University School is conducting a national search for a Chief Financial Officer to lead the School’s Business Office, manage school finances, and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, Senior Administration, Faculty, and Staff to advance the educational mission of the School. The opportunity is available in July 2023.
     
    University School in Cleveland is a nationally-recognized Jr. K – 12 independent school that specializes in the education of boys.  University School teaches boys of all ages the important tenets of becoming young men: responsibility, loyalty, and consideration. At University School, our students are set up for success both in and beyond the classroom.  The University School mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. University School is located in two campuses.  The Shaker Heights campus is approximately 32 acres and was built in 1925.   Originally built for K-12, in 1970 the high school moved to the 220-acre Hunting Valley campus which is six miles from the Shaker Heights campus.  Current enrollment at the Jr.K – 8 campus is 447, with 404 additional students at the 9-12 Hunting Valley Campus. The school’s annual budget is $32 million, and the endowment is $100 million. To learn more about us, please visit: https://www.us.edu/explore.https://www.us.edu/admission/welcome

    The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the Head of School’s Directors’ Group.  The Chief Financial Officer attends all Board of Trustee and Executive Committee meetings and is the primary staff member responsible on the Finance and Investment committees of the Board.  The CFO is also a member of the Human Resources Task Force as well as the Retirement Advisory and the Building and Grounds committees of the Board.  The CFO is responsible for the planning, control, account and reporting of income, expense, contributed and invested funds of the school.  The CFO manages all activities designated as Business Office responsibilities including physical plant and grounds; risk management and insurance; transportation; compensation and benefits budgets; facilities leasing; and city, state, and federal government compliance.
     
    The University School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations and the full complement of health and welfare plans. 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.
     
    A full search description of this high visible opportunity including duties and responsibilities, and required academic credentials, work experiences, leadership abilities, and skill sets, may be viewed at: https://deerfieldassociates.com/university-school-chief-financial-officer/

    To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send a resume, letter of interest, five references including contact information (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc., 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800  jobs@deerfieldassociates.com
  • Collaborative Pianist - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks candidates for the position of Collaborative Pianist for the Upper School. The Collaborative Pianist serves as accompanist for the US Glee Club in rehearsals and performances. In addition, the Collaborative Pianist will provide rehearsal accompaniment for the Spring Musical (evening rehearsals February-April) and will play keyboard in the orchestra for that production.
     
    The ideal candidate will have experience accompanying vocal soloists, instrumentalists, and choirs. The candidate should also have an interest in working with high school boys as they explore music making at an advanced level. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate in their daily performance all the qualities we wish to encourage in our students, including professionalism, diligence, flexibility, and creativity.
     
    To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and list of references to the Devon Steve, Upper School Director of Music,  at dsteve@us.edu, University School, 2785 SOM Center Rd., Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Director of Upper School & Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a highly collaborative, dynamic, and committed educator to serve as the Director of Upper School beginning July  2023.  The Director of Upper School is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the ninth grade through twelfth grade in the Upper School Division.  The Director of Upper School will work closely with the Director of the Lower School (Jr.K-4), Director of Middle School (5-8), and Associate Head of School, and will report to the Head of School and serve on the Leadership Team.
     
    The Director of the Upper School is charged with the comprehensive responsibility of all curricular and non-curricular development activities involving students and faculty in his/her respective division to create a dynamic learning environment.  H/she also oversees the hiring and supervision of instructional and support personnel, and the direction of athletics, student life, and the Hunting Valley Campus.

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    Qualified and interested candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials to USDirectorSearch@us.edu.

     A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position.
    • A current resume.
    • A one-page statement of educational philosophy and practice.
    • A list of five (5) professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each.  (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).


  • 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. 
  • Program Manager, Northeast Ohio-YEI - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Program Manager-Northeast Ohio for the Young Entrepreneur Institute.  This position is responsible for the implementation of YEI’s entrepreneurial education programs in Northeast Ohio and is responsible for providing overall leadership and vision for YEI’s Northeast Ohio programming.  
     
    Within Northeast Ohio, the Program Manager oversees the implementation of Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge, Lemonade Day NEO and related educator professional development; cultivates, sustains, and manages key organizational partnerships; and supports fundraising for these programs. This position works closely with the Director of Development and other YEI staff to ensure alignment across programs and nurtures connections with other regional organizations in the entrepreneurship education ecosystem. 
     
    This position is dedicated to the mission of YEI, every child should understand and experience entrepreneurship.

    Click here for the full job description.
     
    For more information or to apply, email recruitingHV@us.edu.
  • 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.
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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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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. 
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