Our Community

As the only private, independent K-12 day school on the West Side of Cleveland, Lake Ridge Academy is both a school with exceedingly high scholarship, and a school where every student is known well and supported by his or her teachers and other adults. Every adult on campus contributes to our culture, regardless of his or her formal role at the school; we look for employees who want to spend their time in a school environment and build relationships with our students. We seek qualified candidates with high emotional intelligence and a history of flexibility, collaboration, and openness. For every opening, we seek to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Why Lake Ridge Academy

The best things about working at Lake Ridge Academy are the sense of community, of contributing to the success of our students, and the opportunity to align your professional life with a passion for helping young people. Our salaries are competitive, and our employee benefits for full-time employees include subsidized health insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan. In addition, Lake Ridge Academy provides generous tuition remission for qualified children of full-time employees.

Open Positions

Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations is responsible for building relationships with and supporting programs for Lake Ridge Academy (LRA) donors and alumni to engage them in activities that will enhance the future of the school. The Assistant Director will design a comprehensive approach to manage all aspects of annual giving, focusing on LYBUNTS, SYBUNTS, current donors, the Royals Fund, and managing LRA’s Aspire Scholarship. The position will also manage the existing Alumni Relations program with the goal of improving Alumni involvement, participation, and revenue.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Create and implement an Annual Giving strategy.
  • Use data, metrics, and benchmarks to report on progress toward all goals, including the annual giving and SGO attainment goal.
  • Implement and evaluate an alumni engagement strategy.
  • Coordinate and manage groups of alumni volunteers.
  • Support the Annual Giving and Alumni Relations budget.
  • Encourage alumni-to-student relationships.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of work experience in advancement/fundraising with a proven track record of planning and managing successful appeals;
  • Knowledge of engagement best practices and fundraising principles;
  • Experience using Raisers Edge or a similar donor database software;
  • Demonstrated experience with donor qualification and donor recruitment/retention improvement;
  • Positive attitude and proven ability to meet face-to-face with all levels of constituents (donors, parents, alumni, and volunteers);
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written;
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends during peak periods;
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Additional Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in the K-12 independent school space;
  • Experience with the State of Ohio Scholarship Granting Organization initiative;
  • Experience with alumni/donor qualification and alumni/ donor recruitment/retention improvement plan.

To read the full job responsibilities, click here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected].

Advanced Placement Computer Science

We are seeking a part-time Advanced Placement Computer Science A teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. As a member of the LRA Upper School faculty, the instructor will be responsible for designing curriculum for one section of AP Computer Science A with the goal of preparing students for their Advanced Placement exam. The class will meet 7 periods in a 10-day cycle with rotating class meeting times. We welcome applicants who have experience teaching computer science at a college level, as an adjunct professor or instructor, or have previous experience teaching AP Computer Science A. Experience teaching the Advanced Placement Curriculum is desirable but not required; Lake Ridge Academy will send the successful candidate to an AP Summer Institute (likely online) to help prepare them, if necessary. A 4-year degree is required, in computer science is preferred.

Lake Ridge Academy will provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic background or country of origin.

Information about the AP Computer Science A course can be found on the College Board website.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected] as soon as possible.

School Bus Drivers

Lake Ridge Academy, an independent K-12 college preparatory school, is seeking route and substitute bus drivers. Duties could include regular route coverage as well as afternoon athletic trips. The attendance of all mandatory training as recommended by the state and our school is required. Interested parties must possess a valid Ohio class B school bus driver’s license with air brake endorsement and a current Ohio Pre Service School Bus Driving Certificate. Candidates will be subject to all federal, state and local background checks. Pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing are mandatory.

Qualified candidates who have a satisfactory driving record, excellent background checks and are well recommended. Interested candidates should offer a resume and references to [email protected].

Substitute Teachers

Accepting applications for certified teachers to substitute grades K-8. An excellent opportunity for new teachers to build a curriculum vitae, or experienced teachers to keep their skills fresh. Please submit resumes via email to: [email protected] or mail to: Lake Ridge Academy, 37501 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039.

Lake Ridge Academy provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic background or country of origin.