Why Work at Windward?

At Windward School, we believe that great work comes from people who are inspired to do their best. Our employees enjoy rewarding work and meaningful challenges in a deeply supportive work environment. Our 140 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged, dedicated, and student-centered.

Windward is committed to building a nurturing, inclusive culture and welcomes teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and experiences that demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support our work surrounding fostering a diverse school community. Click on the boxes below to learn about the many benefits that come with being a Windward employee.

How to Connect to Windward

If you are interested in working at Windward, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Susan Herrera, Director of Human Resources
Windward School
11350 Palms Boulevard 
Los Angeles, CA 90066
employment@windwardschool.org

Diversity and Inclusivity

Windward's commitment to diversity and inclusivity is an integral part of its educational fabric, inextricably linked to the mission of the School. Windward is determined to create a welcoming community that embraces diversity and encourages faculty and families to develop a deep appreciation of the diverse world around them.

Benefits Program

Our compensation package will match up with any school in our industry. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flex Pay
  • Supplemental Coverage

Click to view

Ideal Location

Windward School is located in West Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Mar Vista. Los Angeles is known for its outstanding weather and myriad cultural activities. The outdoors is woven into the fabric of the area—from alpine mountains to the desert to the beach, all within a 100-mile radius of LA.

Innovative Facilities

Windward prides itself on being a green campus and neighbor in the heart of West Los Angeles. We have built a sense of community on our beautiful, 9.5 acre campus through natural hubs, green spaces, and by employing various ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Retirement Plan

Retirement – TIAA/CREF 

  • Windward will match up to 6% of an employee’s earnings.
  • No vestment period; funds vested day one of plan enrollment.

Professional Development

We believe in supporting our faculty with opportunities for professional development and advanced degree funding.

• Faculty and staff who want to attend conferences, workshops, or classes to enhance their professional skills can apply for funding.

Lunch Allowance

Windward partners with CulinArt, an exceptional food service provider located on campus. Employees receive yearly $2000 lunch allowances for food on campus. Our food service is committed to providing healthy, delicious food that includes hot entrees and soups daily, as well as a wide variety of cold options such as sandwiches, wraps, sushi, and salads.

Mentoring Program

We support new employees with mentoring programs that help assist in acclimating them into our community as well as allowing time for reflection on teaching and work issues. New faculty enter into a three-year mentoring program and staff enter into a one-year mentoring program.

Holidays

  • Employees are allowed time off for all school holidays.
  • Faculty receives time off in the summer months.
  • Administration and Staff receive 4 weeks for full-time exempt employees and 3 weeks full-time non-exempt employees, part-time employees are pro-rated accordingly.

A Day In: Los Angeles

Salary Calculator for Faculty

Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Please take some time to read about some of our current teachers and staff.  They have shared their individual experiences about working at Windward to help you get to know us better.  

Tammy Clem

Director of Counseling Services for the Middle School Associate, Director of Inclusivity and Diversity

Damon Van Leeuwen

English Teacher, Prefects Coordinator

Dorothy Lee

Physics Teacher

Daniel Koh

Vocal Teacher and Music Director for Productions

Alesia Young

Director of Windward Dance Company

Gabe Baez

Assistant Director of Technology

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Windward School is firmly committed to the concept and implementation of equal employment opportunity.  It is the School’s policy to employ, retain, promote, terminate, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence.  This policy shall be applied without regard to any individual's sex, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  All such discrimination is unlawful.