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. 

Assistant Director of Communications, Content and Project Management 

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 creative and strategic candidate to support the school’s communications and marketing initiatives, and to help us tell our story through digital and print media.

The content and project manager will be responsible for managing both short-term and also ongoing strategic projects, office operations, and the digital tools and platforms that drive our storytelling. The successful candidate will be organized, efficient, and self-motivated, with a passion for using technology to tell stories. The successful candidate will be inspired by the opportunity to work with educators, parents, and students in an innovative, mission-driven, and supportive environment. 

The assistant director will report to the associate director of communications and strategic initiatives. This 12-month, full-time position begins immediately and is eligible for a comprehensive employee benefits package.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Project management: Manage ongoing and special projects by setting and articulating goals, tracking tasks and deadlines, coordinating with stakeholders, and producing status reports.
  • Social media community management: Assist in managing the school’s social media platforms by monitoring, scheduling posts, engaging with community members, and tracking analytics.
  • Content management: Capture photos and videos, maintain photo libraries and archives, and update website with fresh content and information.
  • Office management: Support the department by tracking expenses, managing budget, ordering and managing inventory of materials and branded items, scheduling meetings, and coordinating with external vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • A minimum of 4 years professional experience in a relevant field such as marketing, design, digital, social media, or communications
  • Expertise (i.e. full competency and extensive experience) with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides), and social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience juggling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Passion for and interest in learning new software, digital tools, and social media platforms

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED

  • Experience with web content management and CMS platforms
  • Experience using social media for storytelling and marketing
  • Experience with web and social media analytics
  • 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

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to collaborate professionally and positively with colleagues across departments, volunteers, parents, and trustees
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to successfully handle many projects and tasks simultaneously 
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and self-motivated

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), pass a fitness for duty examination by a licensed medical practitioner, 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.