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

Marketing Director

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

ABOUT HEWITT

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

We seek a strategic, innovative leader to help us tell the Hewitt story and advance the Hewitt brand. You will be passionate about content marketing and about creating compelling, useful, and informative brand experiences across all channels (web, social media, email, print, on campus). You are entrepreneurial and enjoy being a maker who can see strategy through to implementation. You are well versed in user-centric design and design thinking, committed to data-driven decision making, and devoted to creating experiences and content that serve and delight users. Most importantly, you will take a player-coach approach and will find satisfaction in building the skills and processes needed to make Hewitt shine in our constituents’ eyes. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Digital experiences: Make Hewitt’s digital platforms as compelling and useful as possible. Serve as our in-house authority on user-centric design, information architecture, mobile-first design, SEO, and digital best practices. Develop and execute enhancements and updates to the public website and authenticated parent experience, and provide coaching and direction to the colleagues who maintain other internal sites and tools.

Brand strategy and creative direction: Serve as the steward of the Hewitt brand experience, considering how the Hewitt brand comes to life in each and every touchpoint for distinct user groups. Provide direction to our team’s producer and to colleagues on how to use the brand to inspire confidence and school pride. 

Partner management: Manage freelance designers, agencies, production firms, and vendors who help us with projects. Provide strategic direction and help our partners understand the Hewitt brand so they can create great work for us -- be the appreciative, committed, tough-but-fair client every agency dreams of.

Data-driven marketing and decision making: Develop processes and tools for using data to evaluate potential areas of investment, assess the efficacy of our marketing programs, and better understand user needs. Provide coaching to colleagues in technology/IT on data structure and tools required to support data-driven marketing.

Experience strategy: Lead efforts to improve the Hewitt experience for key constituent groups such as parents and guardians, prospective applicant families and students, alumnae, and employees. Convene colleagues from across the school to focus on important opportunities (such as new student/parent onboarding) and develop plans and processes for improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • A minimum of 8 years professional experience in a relevant field such as marketing, design, digital, social media, or communications
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides), and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Proficiency with social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter), content management platforms, and web and social media analytics
  • Experience in project and program management
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience writing proposals and crafting presentations
  • Commitment to learning new software, digital tools, and social media platforms, and to staying abreast of current trends and best practices

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED

  • Experience working in an agency or consulting environment
  • Experience with institutional equity and diversity work

SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend relevant in-class activities and occasional evening and weekend academic events, informational events, family gatherings, or performances

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.

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Lower School Learning Specialist

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

ABOUT HEWITT

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Hewitt School is seeking a lower school learning specialist for the 2019-2020 school year.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the director of lower school learning services in providing learning accommodations and support to those students in need                  
  • Support teachers in the implementation of reading and writing workshops

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Understanding of early childhood education and in-depth knowledge of reading and writing processes, balanced literacy, language acquisition, assessment, and instruction
  • Experience with lower school social-emotional learning and a deep appreciation for student-centered, inquiry-based, and culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Commitment to girls’ education 
  • Experience in lower school classrooms
  • Master’s degree in education with a specialization in special education and/or literacy

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED

  • Experience with the reading and writing workshop methodology and multi-sensory word study programs
  • Knowledge of or experience with Terc Investigations, Context for Learning, or Math in Focus
  • Knowledge of independent school culture and functioning preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-bias education and social justice
  • Inquiry-based pedagogy
  • Culturally responsive approach to teaching
  • Fluency in multiple student-centered instructional approaches
  • Commitment to student life
  • Proven dedication to professional growth and purpose-driven practice
  • Professional practice and ability to model contemplation as part of intellectual exploration

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.

Click here to download a PDF version of this job description.

 

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.