Careers at Lakeside
Lakeside’s faculty and staff are collaborative, innovative, diverse, and welcoming.
What do Lakeside employees like about working here? Ask them, and you’ll hear about the stimulation of collaborating with talented colleagues; a school culture that places a high value on best practices in pedagogy and scholarship; the administration’s support of innovative, often interdisciplinary, new course ideas; and parents’ and guardians’ deep commitment to supporting both students and teachers. Most of all, they speak of the professional and personal reward of teaching and working on behalf of our bright, motivated, and multitalented students.
Faculty and staff play many roles at Lakeside: They are teachers, advisors, leaders, coaches, experts in their fields, volunteers, and individuals committed to learning about and honoring cultural, racial and social differences. Lakeside’s distributed leadership model promotes a culture of shared leadership and responsibility, by extending the work of faculty beyond the classroom and advisory. All faculty support key aspects of school life, including advising student clubs, serving on committees, and coordinating grade-level programs.
Learn more about Lakeside’s faculty and staff in our employee directory.
Salary and benefits
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding candidates. We provide a competitive compensation package. Faculty salaries are benchmarked against the nation’s top independent schools and are competitive with local public schools.
Benefits for all employees include:
- Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance (based on FTE).
- Dependent medical and vision subsidy.
- Retirement with generous employer contribution.
- Life/disability insurance.
- Employee Assistance Program.
- Flexible spending accounts.
- Free lunch.
- Free parking.
- Bus/bike benefits.
- Housing assistance program.
- Reduced facility rentals.
- Passport Corporate membership.
- Computer loan program.
- Paid holidays and vacation.
- Use of school library and gymnasium.
Equity and Inclusion
We believe that every person plays a role in making Lakeside a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We practice inclusive hiring processes to attract a wide range of highly-qualified candidates from a variety of cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds, with a goal of having a faculty that represents the diversity of our student population. Learn more about our work in this area.
Lakeside has abundant resources to help our employees develop skills that support academic and institutional excellence. Opportunities include but are not limited to:
Lakeside’s mentoring program provides an introduction for new Lakeside employees. Mentors empower and support new faculty and staff as they enter and contribute to the school community; provide guidance in navigating school policies, procedures, and cultural nuances; and offer themselves as a confidential sounding board and resource.
Many Ways to Get Involved
Through participating in a wide range of programs, our faculty and staff can connect with students and other adults, and experience Lakeside in a whole new way.
Beyond distributed leadership roles for faculty, school-year opportunities available for faculty and staff include: athletic coaching; outdoor trip leader; and committee membership. Summer opportunities include: Global Service Learning trip leader; teaching in Lakeside Summer School Programs, Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP), and Academic Bridges.
Lakeside School and The Downtown School: A Lakeside School do not discriminate on any basis that is protected under federal, state or municipal law. This non-discrimination policy applies to all areas of student concerns (such as admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial aid, and or other school-administered programs) as well as to all areas of employment matters (such as hiring, compensation, evaluations, discipline, promotion, and termination). Lakeside School and The Downtown School: A Lakeside School are Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE).