employment Opportunities

Hewitt employees are consummate learners, inspiring leaders, and passionate scholars. Our community is collaborative, reflective, and deeply committed to supporting the research on girls. Hewitt’s robust professional development program supports employees through on-and-off-site opportunities in areas that include the latest and best research on girls, metacognition and learning, diversity and inclusivity, technology, global studies, problem-solving, mindfulness, and leadership.

Current Openings

Director of Health and Wellness

FLSA Status:  Exempt
The Hewitt School - New York, NY


POSITION SUMMARY

Established in 1920, The Hewitt School empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent school serving girls in grades K through 12. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.

The Hewitt School seeks candidates for its inaugural director of health and wellness for the 2018-2019 school year. Reporting to the assistant head of school, this newly created position calls for a leading-edge educator and  leader who is committed to developing innovative health and wellness programming for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade and who recognizes the primacy of wellness and well-being to personal success and fulfillment at all ages. 

An integral and prominent member of the school community, the director of health and wellness works in close collaboration with academic colleagues across the school community - including, but not limited to, science, physical education, lower, middle, and upper school counseling, diversity and inclusivity, and the health office to develop a cohesive, research-based, and developmentally sequential curriculum for the physical, mental, social, and emotional health of girls and young women. In addition to teaching, the director of health and wellness also plays a highly visible role in ongoing parent education as well as faculty and staff professional development. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Health and Wellness Programming

  • Develop and implement a K-12, research-based health and wellness curriculum.
  • Teach wellness classes and seminars K-12.
  • Coordinate with outside research specialists to integrate the newest research on girls and young women to enhance Hewitt’s curriculum.
  • Serve as a resource for faculty with respect to curriculum design and student support as it pertains to wellness. 
  • Liaise with parents’ association to promote conversations around health and wellness with parent population. 
  • Work with faculty and advisors to develop programs that encourage healthy relationships with technology (e.g. balance, decision-making around screen time, safety, and empathy).
  • Evaluate, assess and report on the impact on health and wellness programming across K-12  constituencies.

Mental and Physical Health

  • Work closely with lower school and middle/upper school counselors around mental health education, prevention, and wellness.
  • Participate in student support committees in lower, middle, and upper schools.
  • Work in partnership with the director of diversity and inclusivity to address the mental health needs for girls and young women of color in independent schools. 
  • Design parent education and professional development for faculty and staff about issues pertaining to mental health.
  • Coordinate with the athletics and physical education department to support and enhance programming related to physical wellness and well being. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Experience in a K-12 school

TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to employment@hewittschool.orgPlease reference the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled; applicants should apply as soon as possible for consideration.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The successful candidate for this position must be able to provide employment references, successfully complete a post-offer background check (criminal background check and verification of education and prior employment), submit a completed physical exam by a licensed medical practitioner stating they are able to perform the essential functions of the position, and demonstrate legal work authorization to work in the United States.

The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.

Download a PDF version of the job description here. 

School Nurse

FLSA Status: Exempt
The Hewitt School - New York, NY

POSITION SUMMARY

Established in 1920, The Hewitt School empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent school serving girls in grades K through 12. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

It is the responsibility of the school nurse to provide primary health and emergency care to students and staff, promote wellness, and serve as a resource for health-related matters in the school setting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are to be performed in a manner consistent with professional standards, the New York State Nurse Practice Act, state regulations, and Hewitt School policy.

  • Uses the nursing process to assess the health needs of students.
  • Administers medications and treatments as ordered.
  • Provides routine treatment, monitoring, and care of students.
  • Implements first aid measures when needed.
  • Maintains health forms and immunization records in Magnus Health, an online electronic records system.
  • Serves as a liaison between the school, home, and the medical community regarding student health concerns. 
  • Supplies nurse’s office, first aid kits, and classroom first aid supplies.
  • Prepares documentation and supplies to accompany day and overnight trips.
  • Participates as a member of The Hewitt School’s Emergency Management Team.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Current New York State RN license.
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • Minimum of three to five years of nursing experience in pediatric, primary care, community or school nursing.
  • Proficiency in MS Office or Google Suite, health record keeping, and related database software.

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED 

  • Prior experience in school nursing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to employment@hewittschool.orgPlease reference the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled; applicants should apply as soon as possible for consideration.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The successful candidate for this position must be able to provide employment references, successfully complete a post-offer background check (criminal background check and verification of education and prior employment), submit a completed physical exam by a licensed medical practitioner stating they are able to perform the essential functions of the position, and demonstrate legal work authorization to work in the United States.

The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.

Download a PDF version of the job description here. 

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

Hewitt is an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, administration, trustees, and staff and continues to integrate diversity into the life of the school. Hewitt respects and values individuals whose differences include age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning styles, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Employee Benefits

The Hewitt School is committed to offering employees a competitive salary and benefits package*, including the following:

  • Medical insurance (Hewitt contributes between 75% and 90% of cost, dependent on plan selected)
  • Dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Pre-tax transit and parking benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance plan
  • Retirement plan, including automatic contribution of 8% of salary for eligible employees
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Professional development funds
  • Generous time off

*Benefits eligibility is based on percentage of full-time hours worked. For questions about benefits or to learn more about working at Hewitt, please contact us.