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

Middle and Upper School Science Teacher

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 a full-time science teacher to teach biology/chemistry focused courses in middle and upper school.   Possible leadership opportunities may be available depending on qualifications and interest.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach four sections of science
  • Serve on academic committees as determined by the dean of teaching and learning
  • Serve as a full member of the community by leading clubs or activities beyond classroom duties, attend school events such as concerts and games, and serve as proctor as needed
  • Engage fully in Hewitt’s commitment to implementing current research on girls in the classroom and beyond
  • Write student reports and stay in regular communication with parents
  • Participate in admissions and parent education events
  • Write entries for the weekly divisional newsletters about class activities
  • Chaperone field trips, including potential overnight trips

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field
  • Master’s degree in science or science education
  • Teaching experience

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. 

Middle School Part-Time String Teacher and Conductor

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 a string teacher and conductor to begin and develop a string program at the school. We are seeking a teacher conductor to teach cello and violin in the fifth and sixth grades, both in small groups and in performance ensembles. The program will develop in future years to expand into the seventh grade and eventually to extend through the upper school. The teacher will be responsible for creating and managing the program with the collaboration of the department, which will include facilitating instrument rental and oversight. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education (preferred) from an accredited institution with a concentration in a string instrument and with experience in ensemble conducting

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach small group lessons to students including beginners
  • Conduct multiple small string ensembles
  • Partner with Chair of Performing Arts department in developing a sustainable program
  • Serve on academic committees as determined by the Dean of Teaching and Learning
  • Engage fully in Hewitt’s commitment to implementing current research on girls in the classroom and beyond
  • Write student reports and stay in regular communication with parents
  • Participate in admissions and parent education events
  • Write entries for the weekly divisional newsletters about class activities

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in applied music or music education
  • Concentration in a string instrument
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Teaching experience and experience in ensemble conducting

TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to employment@hewittschool.org. Please 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. 

Middle and Upper School Science Teacher

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 a full-time science teacher to teach biology/chemistry focused courses in middle and upper school. Possible leadership opportunities may be available depending on qualifications and interest.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach four sections of science
  • Serve on academic committees as determined by the dean of teaching and learning
  • Serve as a full member of the community by leading clubs or activities beyond classroom duties, attend school events such as concerts and games, and serve as proctor as needed
  • Engage fully in Hewitt’s commitment to implementing current research on girls in the classroom and beyond
  • Write student reports and stay in regular communication with parents
  • Participate in admissions and parent education events
  • Write entries for the weekly divisional newsletters about class activities
  • Chaperone field trips, including potential overnight trips

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field
  • Master’s degree in science or science education
  • Teaching experience 

TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to employment@hewittschool.org. Please 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 Counselor - Grades 6-12

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 school counselor for grades 6-12  reports to the middle and upper school division heads, but works closely with all constituents within the school to provide preventative and reactive support to ensure social, emotional, and physical wellness.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Counseling work:

  • Develops relationships with students in grades 6-12
  • Works with a subset of students to provide 1:1 support ( for academic, social, or emotional guidance) 
  • Facilitates crisis response work with students and their families
  • Makes referrals to outside professionals for students needing therapy ( and also sometimes neuropsych reports or executive functioning support)
  • Communicates with parents of students receiving in-school counseling about the appropriate treatment plan
  • Supports deans and division heads in cases of discipline and response
  • Participates in middle and upper school student support teams
  • Consults with director of diversity and inclusivity to counsel students of diverse backgrounds
  • Supports deans in the development of comprehensive advising programs

Health education:

  • In coordination with health and wellness staff, develops and implements a K-12, research-based curriculum
  • Teaches pertinent content to students in grades 6-12
  • Coordinates and helps implement Hallways data
  • Coordinates with outside research specialists to integrate newest research into health programming
  • Serves as a resource for faculty with respect to curriculum design and student support as it pertains to wellness

Group work:

  • Coordinates and implements the tapestry circle (middle and upper school) program 
  • Considers new group work to improve prevention strategies
  • As needed, supports advisors in the development of new advising programming

Consultant to faculty, staff and administration:

  • Considers treatment and support for students of concern
  • Makes recommendations and accepts in-school counseling referrals based on conversations
  • Provides informal professional guidance to faculty and advisors to best support the social/ emotional learning of students
  • Coordinates with outside professional development groups to help foster counseling skills in teachers and advisors
  • Collaborates with the school nurse, learning specialists, and deans to ensure student health, wellness and safety

Parent support and education:

  • Promotes parent education and helps coordinate regular parent meetings
  • Fields calls and hosts meetings with parents to help support student success
  • Coordinates with outside researchers to inform parent education programming
  • Provides informal parent coaching to inform student success

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • 3-5 years of experience in a school setting 
  • Masters degree in school counseling, psychology or social work 

TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to employment@hewittschool.org. Please 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. 

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).
  • 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. 

 

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.