Employment

An engaging community committed to excellence, integrity and compassion

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

The excellence of our academics is strengthened every day by our more than 160 faculty and staff members who, in their own unique and diverse ways, bring world-class experience, creativity and passion to their job. We seek candidates who aspire to be their best, support others and want to get involved in our community.

WRA is committed to maintaining an educational and work climate for all members of the community that is free of all forms of discrimination. In particular, WRA strictly prohibits discrimination based on race, sex (including pregnancy), religion, color, age, national origin, veteran and/or military status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status and parental status.



Employment Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING

Reports to: Associate Head of School

Supervises: 2 Associate Directors of College Counseling and College Counseling Office Manager

Overall Function: To administer a comprehensive college counseling program for all students.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  1. Student Counseling. Counsel students individually on the college search and application process, including self-exploration, academic planning, goal-setting, self-advocacy, and application review.
  2. Counselor Recommendation Writing. Oversee and participate in the College Counseling Faculty Committee, which is responsible for writing comprehensive and creative counselor letters of recommendation for the senior class.
  3. Constituency Education. Educate parents, students, faculty, administrators, and trustees regarding all aspects of the college application process, including on the use of Naviance, web-based counseling software.
  4. Office Leadership. Mentor and lead the College Counseling staff.
  5. Relationship Building. Consult regularly with college admissions representatives on current practices and admissions trends and to advocate on behalf of student applicants through phone conversations, email interactions, attendance at conferences, participation in visitation programs, and hosting college admissions representatives on campus. Additionally, proactively visit College and University campuses across the U.S. in order to promote WRA and its students while learning of current programming at each school.
  6. Standardized Testing Programming. Administer four-year standardized testing program, including ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, AP Exams, and TOEFL, as well as standardized test preparation programming.
  7. Professional Development. Pursue opportunities for professional growth and school exposure through participation in professional organizations such as the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), The College Board, the ACT, Naviance, and the like.
  8. Budget Management. Oversee annual review and proposal process as well as implementation of annual budget.
  9. Community Partnership. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement College Counseling programming and to advise on related areas of school life as well as serve on Executive, Planning, Enrollment Management, and Awards & Prizes Committees or any other ad hoc committees (hiring, accreditation, etc.) as necessary. Collaborate with the Academic Office regarding student scheduling to best position students for their college aspirations. Assist that Registrar with accurate record keeping of student testing results and transcript articulation.
  10. Executive Committee Membership. Serve as an engaged and active member of the administrative leadership team, including as liaison to the College Counseling Sub-committee of the Board of Trustees. Model holistic institutional thinking and strategic planning. Create and reinforce positive professional practices and policies including the collection of data, providing analysis, and developing summary reports on processes and results within the College Counseling Office.

Hours of Work: This is a year-round, full-time position with on-campus housing. The typical expectation is a 40-hour work week, with the understanding that this leadership position is expected to model a work ethic that meets the needs of a 24/7 boarding school which will include evening and weekend hours and duties within the residential life program work.

Compensation: Western Reserve Academy offers an extremely competitive salary, benefits and PTO package.

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree preferred in education or school leadership;
  2. Expertise in using and training others on the use of Naviance;
  3. Experience in leading, educating, or consulting, preferably in high school College Counseling or in College Admissions;
  4. Experience in Boarding Schools preferred;
  5. Preferred Skills & Qualities: organized, ambitious, out-going, service-oriented, strong communication skills, attention to detail, outstanding writing skills, capable of working with multiple constituencies (including students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees), strong work ethic.

Specific Duties:

  • Conducting individual, family, small group, and community-wide meetings.
  • Publishing the School Profile, College Counseling Guide, and other collateral material
  • Attending school and community wide events.
  • Supporting the efforts of the admission office as needed.
  • Staying informed on developments and trends in the college admission field.
  • Maintaining and cultivating relationships with college admission officers, which includes hosting them during their visits to campus.
  • Visiting college campuses individually and on college-sponsored trips.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as PDF attachments in one email:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Western Reserve Academy position;
  • Current Resume;
  • Statement of educational philosophy;
  • List of five references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission).

Please send all materials to:

Christine Jensen
Manager of Employee Benefits
jensenc@wra.net

FOOD SERVICE WORKER

  • We have an opening for 2 Full and Part Time FOOD SERVICE WORKER positions.
  • Location: Hudson, OH, 44236
  • Schedule: Full and Part Time; Nights (done between 8 - 9 p.m. most nights), weekends and special events.
  • Requirement: Good attitude, punctuality / attendance record & understanding of role. Food Svc experience a plus.

At FLIK, our operating philosophy is centered on three essential factors: great food, great service and great people. A FLIK Family-Then & Now. Great Food and Great Service are only possible with Great People behind the scenes. FLIK’s steadfast dedication to the training and support of our associates continues to nourish our vision and growth. Dedication, diligence, operational excellence and hands-on expertise are FLIK trademarks – only achievable through the work of our team of professionals. We embark on a relationship with every FLIK associate that provides, demonstrates and cherishes growth, education and ongoing mentoring – today and every day.

Full time associates at FLIK are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Discount Marketplace
  • And other voluntary benefits

Job Summary: Prepares, presents and serves food as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs prep work such as washing, peeling, cutting and seeding fruits and vegetables.
  • Weighs and measures designated ingredients.
  • Carries pans, kettles and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator in accordance with safety standards.
  • Stores food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
  • Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils.
  • Distributes supplies, utensils and portable equipment.
  • Utilizes approved food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
  • Serves customers in a friendly, efficient manner following outlined steps of service.
  • Resolves customer concerns and relays relevant information to supervisor.
  • Ensures compliance with company service standards and inventory and cash control procedures.
  • Assures compliance with all sanitation and safety requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).

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STATION ATTENDANT

We have an opening for 2 Full and Part Time STATION ATTENDANT positions.

  • Location: Hudson, OH, 44236. Note: online applications accepted only.
  • Schedule: Full Time and Part; Nights (done between 8:00PM - 9:00PM most nights), weekends and special events.
  • Requirement: Good attitude, punctuality / attendance record & understanding of role. Food Svc experience a plus.

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

At FLIK, our operating philosophy is centered on three essential factors: great food, great service and great people. A FLIK Family-Then & Now. Great Food and Great Service are only possible with Great People behind the scenes. FLIK’s steadfast dedication to the training and support of our associates continues to nourish our vision and growth. Dedication, diligence, operational excellence and hands-on expertise are FLIK trademarks – only achievable through the work of our team of professionals. We embark on a relationship with every FLIK associate that provides, demonstrates and cherishes growth, education and ongoing mentoring – today and every day.

Full time associates at FLIK are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Discount Marketplace
  • And other voluntary benefits

Job Summary: Maintains professional standards while providing quality food service to guests throughout preparation, presentation and service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greets guests in a timely manner upon their entrance.
  • Explains menu of the day and is knowledgeable of menu items.
  • Fills guests' request for food and beverages in a timely, efficient and courteous manner.
  • Restocks work station as necessary.
  • Monitors and maintains portion control.
  • Keeps equipment and facilities clean and in order.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).

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Security Officer

Position Title: Security Officer

Reports Directly to: Director of Compliance and Safety

Job Classification: Part Time Security Officer

Position Summary:

The Security Officer position is to provide campus-wide safety and security for personal, equipment and real property.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Patrolling the campus on foot or in a vehicle to ensure personal, building and equipment safety and security.
  • Examine doors, windows and gates to determine they are secure.
  • Lock campus buildings daily at pre-determined times and unlock campus buildings at pre-determined times.
  • Notifies the Deans Office and/or the Administrator on Duty (AOD) of any Student Rule Infractions, including noting infraction on Shift Report Log.
  • Provides escort service for visitors, students faculty and staff as needed.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, security doors that won’t lock and any other item requiring maintenance.
  • Responds to fire alarm calls and assists fire department as required.
  • Assists police as required.
  • Performs nightly checks on all mechanical systems as well as nightly checks on all kitchen coolers and freezer equipment.
  • Provide traffic and parking management as needed.
  • Prepares Shift Reports for all shifts worked.
  • Prepares Incident Reports as needed.

Secondary Responsibilities Include:

  • Special event set-up and coordination.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or his/her designated representatives.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is in outside weather conditions.

Competencies and Essential Functions:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to comprehend, carry out and relay multiple verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals, in some instances under stressful, dangerous and/or emergency conditions.
  • Possess or complete certification in First Aid to include CPR, AED and Blood Borne Pathogens.
  • Current or retired military or law enforcement experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work afternoon or midnight shifts.

To Apply:

Submit WRA’s online employment application. Or, you may mail materials to:

Thomas Goad
Director of Safety & Security
Western Reserve Academy
115 College Street
Hudson, Ohio 44236