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

Director of Advancement

The new Director of Advancement will report to the Head of School, be a member of the Senior Leadership team, and will regularly present to, and interact with, our Board of Directors as well as our Board Committee for Advancement. Lake Ridge Academy seeks a highly collaborative, dynamic, and experienced leader to serve as Director of Advancement, starting no later than July of 2021. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading all development efforts of the school, including but not limited to the Annual Fund, events (including our Annual Gala, golf outing, and campus events), and our 60th Anniversary Campaign. The Director of Advancement will also be responsible for leading the execution of our strategic plan, and for establishing and reporting against benchmarks to that plan. In addition, he or she will lead the Advancement team to oversee our alumni relationships, non-academic external partnerships, and project planning and execution. The Director of Advancement will manage a team that also includes the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, and the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. In addition, he or she will be expected to work closely with the Leadership Team. Please review the full job description.

Salary will be competitive with other independent schools of a similar size. In addition to common employee benefits including health insurance subsidized by Lake Ridge Academy and a 403(b) plan, Lake Ridge provides a generous tuition remission program for children of employees. Lake Ridge Academy will provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic background, or country of origin. Interested candidates should email a cover letter addressed to Human Resources, with a resume, all in PDF format, to [email protected]. The cover letter should speak directly to why you are a good match for the position and the school.

Custodial and Cleaning Worker – Part-Time Night Shift

A custodial/cleaning worker reports directly to the cleaning supervisor and is responsible for performing a wide variety of custodial and cleaning duties in order to provide a clean, orderly, and safe environment. The skills and knowledge required for this would generally be obtained with previous experience in building cleaning and custodial work. The employee performs regular cleaning of campus facilities, and responds to emergency calls for service; implements setup and takedown for a wide variety of campus and community events; works closely with employees and the public to meet the custodial needs of the area; and resolves problems to ensure efficient and safe operations. This is a part-time non-exempt position, with typical hours between 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Job requirements include a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of one year of experience in custodial and cleaning work. The applicant must also have a valid Ohio driver's license. Interested candidates should offer a cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].

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: Director of Lower School, 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.