Work at Lawrence

Thank you for your interest in employment at Lawrence School.

Lawrence School is an independent, state-chartered, coeducational day school for students with learning differences and attention deficits in grades K-12. We provide a full academic program including language arts, math, social studies, science, technology, world languages (Spanish and American Sign Language), physical education, music and art. Structured instruction in organization, study skills and social ability helps students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Further, our teachers are a faculty of learners – working hard to understand the educational needs of each student in their class, as well as continually studying and assessing the inclusive science of learning.

Our mission is to teach students using diverse learning strategies, ignite their potential, and inspire academic, personal and social success.

All licensed educators, they go beyond their specific areas of expertise to become experts in how human beings learn and process information. As part of a professional learning community of practice, they work together –with one another, learning specialists and administrators — to hone their understanding of principles of good practice for students with language, attention and executive skills challenges.

 

The School welcomes students, staff and Board members of all races, colors, religions, nationalities, genders, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, national or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the School. The School does not discriminate in administration of its education or admission policies, hiring practices, tuition assistance or other school administered programs.

Lawrence School welcomes students, staff, and Board members of all ages, races, colors, religions, nationalities, genders, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, national or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the School. The School does not discriminate in administration of its education or admission policies, hiring practices, tuition assistance or other school administered programs.

Current Job Openings

Communication & Content Specialist

The Communication & Content Specialist is an integral part of the Marketing and Communications department, which supports the school’s admission and advancement efforts. The main objective of this position is to manage Lawrence School’s messaging across a variety of channels. We are seeking a top-notch writer who can tell the story of Lawrence School with an emphasis on both digital and print outreach.

Develop clear, approachable, high-quality content that connects with our community (parents, students, faculty, alumni, donors), speaks to trends, supports the journey of a prospective family, and amplifies Lawrence’s voice across various channels.

Author and maintain content for Lawrence’s website, blog, podcast, admission materials, advancement materials, alumni outreach, social media, marketing assets, and more.

Maintain the school’s website by using a content management system to make updates, create forms, send e-blasts, post news stories, gather analytics, and more.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Works closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications to tell the Lawrence School story and to manage the school’s brand messaging.
  • Visits classrooms, attends school events, and interviews constituents as needed, to produce written content that highlights the school’s mission and programs.
  • Engages our alumni by creating content relevant to young adults.
  • Oversees the writing and editing of all school communications (print and electronic), including: newsletters, blog posts, news articles, email blasts, social media posts, scripts, podcasts, advertising, direct mail pieces, letters, press releases, donor outreach, alumni outreach, and more.
  • Supports the Director of Marketing and Communications with other media needs as they arise.
  • Attends school events, including Grandparents Day, Commencement, Parents Pride events, Tailgates, Alumni Lunch, Bloom (fundraising gala), and more. Occasional night and weekend responsibilities will be necessary.
  • Takes photographs and films various school events and activities, as needed.
  • Proofread and edit all School communications for clarity, length, fit, and tone.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Creativity! You’ll be creating everything from webpage copy to blog posts to social media.
    A strong desire to create fresh and innovative content is necessary.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Journalism, Writing,
    or a related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Strong proofreading and editing abilities.
  • Experience using a content management system (CMS).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Detail-oriented approach.
  • Ability to interact with a range of constituents (alumni, parents, faculty, students, donors).
  • High level of initiative (to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a team).
  • Good time-management skills and the ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment.
  • Strong desire to help Lawrence School grow.

Lawrence School serves students with learning, language, and attention differences. We are the only independent school in Northeast Ohio for students with distinct learning styles. Eighty-five percent of our graduate’s matriculate to two and four-year colleges and our program serve 340 students from 70 communities in 11 counties across the state of Ohio. The school is highly regarded within the region, enjoys strong support from its parent community, and is a pleasant, engaging place to work.

Background check/fingerprinting required.

Applicants are required to email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a list of three (3) professional references to:

Michelle Hurst: mhurst@lawrenceschool.org

The application deadline is September 13, 2019.

Lawrence School welcomes students and employees of all races, colors, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities available at the school.

Tutor – Academic Center for Enrichment

Part time (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., OR Saturday, 9 to noon)
12-month position

FLSA: Non-Exempt

A. POSITION SUMMARY: Reports to the Director of the Academic Center for Enrichment. Possesses a deep understanding of instructional materials and methodologies and models best practices in literacy achievement, mathematics instruction and written expression curriculum. Tutor must be capable of designing learning plans for students using diagnostic data that they collect or that are submitted in educational plans and testing from outside sources.

B. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Implements evidence-based instruction for all tutorial sessions and uses diagnostic teaching methods for students with and without learning differences.
  2. Maintains and updates student records and teaching materials.
  3. Participates and collaborates with Director in parent meetings.
  4. Communicates with home and school.

C. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Represents Lawrence School at community and professional functions.
  2. Participates in professional development.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.

D. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in education.
  2. Proactive, with excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
  3. Strong written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  4. Attention to detail/accuracy, timely implementation, and quality performance.
  5. Consistently demonstrates impeccable honesty, integrity, discretion and sound judgment in all interactions.
  6. Meets high professional standards of deportment and dress.

Interested applicants may email their resumes to skearney@lawrenceschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

Are you interested in being considered for substitute teaching at Lawrence School? Please email your resume to:

English/Language Arts Long-Term Substitute Teacher

10th Grade English/Language Arts Long-Term Substitute
Begins immediately
Ends November 26, 2019

Lawrence School is seeking a talented, charismatic and inspiring educator to teach English Language Arts at the 10th grade level. This is a long-term substitute position, commencing immediately and ending on
November 26, 2019.


Teacher licensure in English Language Arts and /or Intervention Specialist required. Sensitivity to the needs of students who are challenged with learning and attention differences such as dyslexia and ADHD is required. A passion for helping students achieve success is essential.

Lawrence School is an independent school serving students in grades K-12 with language-based learning differences and challenges focusing attention. With its small class, unique curricula and personalized instruction, Lawrence provides students from over 80 communities throughout Northeast Ohio with an exceptional education that teaches students using diverse learning strategies, ignites their potential, and inspires academic, personal and social success. Lawrence School is the only independent, K-12 school in
Northeast Ohio for students with language-based learning differences. Eighty-six percent of our graduates matriculate to two or four year colleges.

Background check/fingerprinting required.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a list of three (3) professional references to:

Mr. Jason M. Culp
Head of Upper School Campus

Submission via e-mail is required to jculp@lawrenceschool.org.