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.

Current Job Openings

Music Elementary School Teacher

Part-time position starting in August 2019

Job Description
Lawrence School is seeking a talented, charismatic, and inspiring music educator to teach K-6 general music each morning at the Lower School Campus located in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

Musically speaking, the ideal candidate is experienced with the instruction methodologies of Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze representing an instructional balance between instruments, singing, and movement. Additional Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze certifications are encouraged. Experience with Rock, R&B, and other popular music and musical instruments is also encouraged.

More generally, the ideal candidate should possess strong organizational and communication skills, creativity, flexibility, patience, and be sensitive to the needs of students who are challenged with learning and attention differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. A passion for helping students achieve success is essential.

About Lawrence School
Lawrence School is an independent school serving K-12 students with language-based learning differences and challenges focusing attention. With its small class, unique curricula and personalized instructions, 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 its 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:

Mrs. Vanessa Diffenbacher
Associate Head & Head of Lower School
1551 East Wallings Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147

Submission via e-mail is strongly encouraged at vdiffenbacher@lawrenceschool.org. The deadline for applications is April 19, 2019.

Lawrence School welcomes students and employees of all races, colors, religions, nationalities, 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 kgardner@lawrenceschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

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

School Counselor - Upper School Campus

Position Type: Part-time, 25 hours per week

Location: Sagamore Hills

Lawrence School seeks a compassionate, talented and dedicated clinician to assume the important role of School Counselor. The person in this position will serve as a key advisor to the Dean of Students and the Head of Upper School regarding the psychological needs of all students. While Lawrence School is not a therapeutic setting, the support of our students in all aspects of their educational experience is essential. This position plays a critical role in fostering the well-being of students and families, and in building a positive school culture and climate.

The ideal candidate has previous experience supporting the psychological needs of students in a school setting and possesses knowledge and sensitivity to the needs of students who are challenged with learning and attention differences. A passion for helping students achieve success is essential, as is the ability to effectively support classroom teachers. The School Counselor must be comfortable and effective in communicating with a wide range of constituent groups on a consistent/frequent basis, utilizing various methods.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Counseling, as well as current licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) or Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. A proven track record of effectively and compassionately supporting students in a school or agency setting is required. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills is essential. The ability to collaborate with others, motivate students toward successful outcomes and inspire active and supportive parent engagement required. Experience with school-based prevention programs, such as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, strongly preferred.

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. 85% percent of our graduates matriculate to two and four-year colleges, and our programs serve 330 students from 70 communities in 10 counties across the state of Ohio. The school is highly regarded within the region and enjoys strong support from its parent community.

Background check/fingerprinting required.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of three (3) professional references to:

Mr. Jason M. Culp
Head of Upper School
Lawrence School

Submission via e-mail is required at jculp@lawrenceschool.org. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 25, for a February/March, 2019 start date. No phone calls, please.

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.


Associate Registrar / Data Coordinator

Full time, 12 month position

Location: Broadview Heights, OH

Description:
Lawrence School seeks a detail-oriented, motivated administrative professional with strong interpersonal skills to assist the Registrar/Database Manager in all activities, including management of the Senior Systems Student Information System (SIS). This individual will report to the Registrar/Database Manager and work closely with other staff and faculty members.

Responsibilities include maintaining student records in the SIS, creating queries and reports to provide information to constituents, data entry, updating lists and records, creating and testing online forms, processing transcript and record requests, providing LMS/SIS tech support to families and staff, assisting the Advancement department with the maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge database, and other tasks assigned by the Registrar.

Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Database management and experience with Microsoft Office applications is required. Advanced Excel skills are preferred. Candidate must be a team player with knowledge of customer service best practices. Work in a school setting is a plus, but not required. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated success in a collaborative, cooperative and collegial workplace are essential. Successful candidates will possess a solid understanding of office technology, data integrity, and how to carefully work with confidential information, as well as outstanding oral and written communication skills.


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 graduates matriculate to two and four-year colleges and our programs serve 300 students from 70 communities in 10 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:

1) Bill Musolf
bmusolf@lawrenceschool.org

2) Michelle Schuster
mschuster@lawrenceschool.org

The application deadline is January 31, 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.