Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles, serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional individual for a full-time Assistant Director of the Learning Center position.
The majority of the Assistant Director of the Learning Center’s work consists of meeting with students in need of academic and executive functioning support. The Assistant Director of the Learning Center will also coordinate the administrative aspects of the Learning Center, including coordinating extended time final exams, monitoring and maintaining the Learning Center space, proctoring make-up exams, and developing resources for the Learning Center. In addition to collaborating on student support with deans, faculty, counselors, and the Director of the Learning Center, the Assistant Director of the Learning Center should have significant experience working with students with learning differences and may be asked to facilitate small group discussions and lead workshops. The Assistant Director of the Learning Center will communicate with parents and educational therapists as necessary, which on rare occasions may require evening and weekend phone calls. The successful candidate’s employment will begin in August of 2021.
Our upper school is comprised of 885 students in grades ten through twelve. The Learning Center is open to all upper school students, regardless of whether they have a diagnosed learning difference. Approximately 12 percent of upper school students have a diagnosed learning difference, while many others without a diagnosed learning difference choose to utilize the Learning Center for support for executive functioning, writing, or classroom content. The upper school student support team is made up of the school psychologist, two full-time counselors, nine upper school deans, and one learning specialist who meet regularly to discuss students facing academic and emotional health challenges. The Assistant Director of the Learning Center will be part of this support team.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Candidates should have:
an interest and passion for working with young people and their parents,
excellent collaboration skills,
a great deal of patience and flexibility,
engaging presentation skills.
Education Minimum: Bachelor’s degree; additional coursework/advanced degree in learning differences a plus
Experience: Previous experience working in a school setting preferred.
Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.