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

Communication & Content Specialist

The Communication & Content Specialist is an integral part of the Marketing and Communications department, which supports the school’s admission and advancement efforts. The main objective of this position is to manage Lawrence School’s messaging across a variety of channels. We are seeking a top-notch writer who can tell the story of Lawrence School with an emphasis on both digital and print outreach.

Develop clear, approachable, high-quality content that connects with our community (parents, students, faculty, alumni, donors), speaks to trends, supports the journey of a prospective family, and amplifies Lawrence’s voice across various channels.

Author and maintain content for Lawrence’s website, blog, podcast, admission materials, advancement materials, alumni outreach, social media, marketing assets, and more.

Maintain the school’s website by using a content management system to make updates, create forms, send e-blasts, post news stories, gather analytics, and more.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Works closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications to tell the Lawrence School story and to manage the school’s brand messaging.
  • Visits classrooms, attends school events, and interviews constituents as needed, to produce written content that highlights the school’s mission and programs.
  • Engages our alumni by creating content relevant to young adults.
  • Oversees the writing and editing of all school communications (print and electronic), including: newsletters, blog posts, news articles, email blasts, social media posts, scripts, podcasts, advertising, direct mail pieces, letters, press releases, donor outreach, alumni outreach, and more.
  • Supports the Director of Marketing and Communications with other media needs as they arise.
  • Attends school events, including Grandparents Day, Commencement, Parents Pride events, Tailgates, Alumni Lunch, Bloom (fundraising gala), and more. Occasional night and weekend responsibilities will be necessary.
  • Takes photographs and films various school events and activities, as needed.
  • Proofread and edit all School communications for clarity, length, fit, and tone.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Creativity! You’ll be creating everything from webpage copy to blog posts to social media.
    A strong desire to create fresh and innovative content is necessary.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Journalism, Writing,
    or a related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Strong proofreading and editing abilities.
  • Experience using a content management system (CMS).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Detail-oriented approach.
  • Ability to interact with a range of constituents (alumni, parents, faculty, students, donors).
  • High level of initiative (to work independently as well as collaborate as part of a team).
  • Good time-management skills and the ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment.
  • Strong desire to help Lawrence School grow.

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 graduate’s matriculate to two and four-year colleges and our program serve 340 students from 70 communities in 11 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:

Michelle Hurst: mhurst@lawrenceschool.org

The application deadline is September 13, 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.

Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Position Type: Full-time, 12 month position

Lawrence School seeks a talented Associate Director of Enrollment Management with a warm, patient, and enthusiastic disposition. This person will work closely with Office of Admission personnel, members of the school community, and the wider community to guide prospective families through the entire admission process. The Associate Director will play a key role in ensuring a positive, welcoming experience for all families and will work with the Admission Director to determine appropriate student placement at Lawrence School.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Successful candidates will possess previous experience working in an admission office, school setting, or within a related field. Candidates should also have a knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the needs of students who struggle with learning and attention differences. The ability to thoughtfully and successfully engage and empathize with families who may have experienced previous frustrations in educational settings is key. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated success in a collaborative, cooperative and collegial workplace are essential. Applicants will possess a solid understanding of office technology and database management, 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:

Bill Musolf, Director of Enrollment Management
bmusolf@lawrenceschool.org

The application deadline is August 23, 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.

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 skearney@lawrenceschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

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