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Exceptional faculty and staff underpin every great moment at Western Reserve Academy. WRA, a non-sectarian, independent college preparatory boarding school, works diligently to attract and retain the finest faculty and staff by offering competitive salaries and exceptional benefits. 

Current Administrative Openings:

Director of Programs

Position Summary:     

As a member of the administrative team, the Director of Programs is responsible for all non-traditional internal and external programs of Western Reserve Academy.  The Director is responsible for the development and oversight of sustainable and income generating programs on campus.    

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  1. Oversee the development and implementation of programs that fall outside of the traditional academic structure and/or calendar.
  2. Appoint and supervise all personnel related to the delivery of these programs.
  3. In consultation with the Assistant Head of School, leverage the intellectual capital of the Academy in the development and delivery of academic programs that will support students from not only WRA but also other schools and areas.
  4. In consultation with the Dean of Students, develop and deliver quality weekend activities to resident students throughout the academic year that will enhance the boarding experience for students.
  5. In consultation with the Chief Financial Officer, prepare on-going analysis to ensure financial sustainability and revenue growth from the delivery of programs and the rental of campus facilities.
  6. In consultation with the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, work to bring top quality local, regional and international students to the WRA campus.
  7. In consultation with the Director of Facilities and the Director of Athletics, manage all outside group rentals of campus facilities and fields ensuring that scheduling conflicts do not arise, groups are consistent with the mission of WRA and that any direct or indirect costs of facility rentals are recouped as well as generating addition profit for the Academy.
  8. Coordinate programming efforts with the “Beyond Reserve” initiative.
  9. Ensure all contractual obligations including risk management and liability waivers are in place for all programs.
  10. Manage overall program budget and reconcile individual programs with the Business Office on a regular basis.
  11. Maintain database for registration and billing of all programs and rentals.
  12. Duties consistent with campus residents including, dorm duty and participation in “sit down” meals.

 Competencies and Essential Functions:

  1. Demonstrated experience and exceptional abilities in developing and delivering financially sustainable programs for high school aged children.
  2. High level of integrity, a strong work ethic, a sense of urgency, and a results driven orientation.
  3. An open and collaborative management style with exceptional communication skills.
  4. Ability to accept direction from and meet the needs of various executive level administrators.
  5. Strong problem solving and creative skills.
  6. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make informed and timely decisions.
  7. A self-starter and multi-tasker who attends to details and meets deadlines.
  8. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

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End User Support and Systems Technician

Position Summary:      

Position is responsible for managing all help desk functions and providing computer related client support for all faculty, staff, students and parents.  Position will also provide backup account administration support for network wide services including troubleshooting, maintenance, data entry and training.   

Expectations:

Providing user support and instruction to departments and technology requests for campus faculty, staff, and students; troubleshooting complex customer issues; testing new hardware and software to determine usability and impact in the campus environment; identifying technology needs and developing plans to meet those needs; providing diagnostic services;  providing backup account administration support; positively representing the Information Technology Team in dealing with academy departments, customers, and vendors.

Maintain a high degree of computing competence, obtain or retain certifications, and stay current with popular campus hardware/software products and developments in the computing industry while ensuring sustainable IT practices and solutions.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

1.   Providing level one phone and on-site client support for all administrative offices, faculty,   
      students and parents.

2.   Resolve user issues related to system and application problems.

3.   Serve as the manager for several database and computer application systems providing support for end users. 

4.   Provide support on new and existing systems and applications. 

5.   Document and update required system and application configurations.

6.   Provide standby services during weekends and outside normal working hours as required for system and applications.

7.    Ensure systems and applications operate correctly in day to day operations.

8.    Ability to respond remotely after hours as required. 

Secondary Responsibilities Include:

1.     Keep abreast of current and emerging technologies, equipment and systems.

2.     Log all end user technology issues.

3.     Creating and maintaining end user documentation for campus technology resources; creating and conducting general access information sessions; creating and maintaining self-service materials; developing and implementing internal operating standards.

4.     Provide support for Network Manager and help desk when needed.

5.     Manage WRA databases and applications as directed by Director of Information and Education Technology.

6.     Work with the Webmaster to integrate web services with applications.

7.     Performing all other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or his/her designated representatives.

Physical Demands

1.   While performing the duties of this job, the End User Support and Systems Technician is regularly required to sit or stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

2.   While performing the duties of this job, the End User Support and Systems Technician is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Competencies and Skills:

1.     Ability to work with people professionally and provide quality end user support. 

2.   Experience working with software, services and end user support.

3.   Ability to demonstrate effective analytic, written, and oral communications skills.

4.   Fundamental understanding of computer hardware and networks.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.   Associate’s degree in Computer Science or related field and experience working in an educational setting or in the operation and support of computer equipment and software.

2.   Effective verbal and written communication skills are required.

3.   Superior interpersonal and customer service skills.

4.   High level of proficiency in problem solving required.

5.   Should hold a recognized technical certification.

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Current Faculty Openings:

History Teacher

Position Summary:

Western Reserve Academy is currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative educator who is passionate about teaching history and sees history through the lens of many perspectives: political, economic, social, cultural, artistic, intellectual, scientific, literary and religious. Candidates should have the ability to inspire students and colleagues, and be willing to embrace and participate in all that is associated with a vibrant boarding school community. 

Qualificatotions:

The ideal candidate possesses most or all of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years teaching experience and/or professional experience in the field of history and/or education
  • Master’s degree in history or a closely related field 
  • Academic preparation to teach Ancient World History and Modern World History, with particular interest in Asian, African or Latin American history 
  • Enthusiasm to engage and lead teen learners in and out of the classroom 
  • Strong interpersonal skills w Ability to work well with a team and independently 
  • Experience in academic leadership w Willingness to develop connections and collaborate with other WRA academic departments, university history departments and/or industry leaders 
  • Motivation to provide enrichment experiences for students, such as academic competitions and clubs 
  • Proficient in using technology to enhance learning in the classroom w Evidence of professional development in history and/or education
Duties & Responsabilities:

WRA strives to find the right balance of duties and responsabilities for each faculty member. 

Typlical expectations:

  • Teach four history courses, levels to be determined by individual strengths and the needs of the department 
  • Participate in the student life program, including dormitory duty 
  • Engage in afternoon programs and Saturday Academy 
  • Serve as an academic advisor for a small group of students 
  • Attend school and faculty gatherings 
  • Serve on appropriate committees
To Apply: 
Send a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to wrarecruiting@wra.net
Or you may mail materials to: 
Kate Mueller
Assistant Head of School
Western Reserve Academy
115 College Street
Hudson, Ohio 44236 

Visit our faculty page to read more about our faculty benefits and department overviews.


Spanish Teacher

Poisition Summary:

Western Reserve Academy is currently seeking an experienced, dynamic, and collaborative educator who is passionate about teaching the Spanish language and culture. Candidates should have the ability to inspire students and colleagues and be willing to emabrace and participate in all that is associated with a vibrant boarding school community.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate possesses most or all of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years teaching experience in the field of Spanish
  • Master’s degree in Spanish or a closely related field
  • Academic preparation to teach all levels of Spanish, ranging from Spanish I to AP Spanish
  • Enthusiasm to engage and lead teen learners in and out of the classroom
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with a team and independently
  • Experience in academic leadership
  • Willingness and desire to travel with students internationally and develop connections with the
  • Spanish-speaking world
  • Motivation to seek and provide cultural activities in and out of the classroom
  • Proficient in using technology to enhance learning in the classroom
  • Evidence of professional development in Spanish and in the field of education
Duties & Responsabilties:

WRA strives to find the right balance of duties and responsabilities for each faculty member. 

Typlical expectations:

  • Teach four Spanish language courses, levels to be determined by individual strengths and the needs of the department
  • Participate in the student life program, including dormitory duty
  • Engage in afternoon programs and Saturday Academy
  • Serve as an academic advisor for a small group of students
  • Attend school and faculty gatherings
  • Serve on appropriate committees
  • Offer help sessions on a regular basis
  • Coordinate Spanish section within the Modern & Classical Languages Department, as needed
To Apply: 
Send a letter of interest and resume/CV via email to wrarecruiting@wra.net
Or you may mail materials to: 
Kate Mueller
Assistant Head of School
Western Reserve Academy
115 College Street
Hudson, Ohio 44236 

Visit our faculty page to read more about our faculty benefits and department overviews.


Current Staff Openings:

  • No Current Openings

CURRENT OPENINGS

Administration:
Director of Programs

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End User Support and Systems Technician

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Faculty:
Spanish Teacher

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History Teacher

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Staff:
No current openings

Western Reserve Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and thus encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Western Reserve Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin.


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