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University Liggett School’s faculty and staff of 126 includes master teachers, alumni, recent college graduates, and business, communications, and education professionals with decades of successful experience in independent schools. More than 50 of our full-time faculty hold advanced degrees in their fields. Many are also active as successful writers, artists, scientists, and lecturers in their own fields, as well as being committed to the community and social service in the Detroit area.

Our faculty enjoy the flexibility of small class sizes (with an 8:1 student/teacher ratio, the average class size is 14).

All teaching employees are supported by the Heads of each division, their peers, and the Head of School. Ample professional development opportunities are provided by school administration and faculty are encouraged to pursue additional opportunities at any point in their careers at University Liggett School. Successful teaching applicants are able to support the students through their involvement in the arts, athletics and after school programs.

University Liggett School is seeking teachers with a minimum of three years of teaching experience in their field. A degree in the teaching subject area is mandatory. We are looking for educators who are confident in their content area knowledge, adept with the integration of technology, invigorated by the process of collaboration and experienced in implementing inquiry-based lessons that put students at the center of their learning.

If you are interested in exploring employment with University Liggett School, send the requested information to the appropriate person listed on the job posting.

Faculty and Staff positions

Position Title: Bus Driver

Department: Transportation 

Position Classification: Part-Time, Non-exempt

Start Date: September 2022

    
University Liggett School, an independent, coeducation school for grades PreK3-12, has a long tradition as an outstanding school known for providing the kind of innovative and exploratory experiences that connect a diverse student body with their learning in dynamic and engaging ways.  It is an inspiring place where ideas and possibilities abound. Like any school, some traditions form the foundation of our work in the community, and our foundation is strong.  Our charge is to be better than good enough and to understand that risk-taking, innovation, and creativity lie at the center of good teaching and learning for our students and our faculty.

Position Summary

University Liggett School is seeking Bus Drivers to transport students over specified routes to and from school and special events.  Route drivers have regular five-day-per-week routes.  Event drivers have fluctuating schedules based on scheduled school activities and events and may drive an occasional route.         

Essential Responsibilities

  • Fully understand how to operate and safely drive a school bus.
  • Assist students with getting on and off the bus as needed.
  • Ensure the safety and security of all bus passengers and vehicle.
  • Arrive at pick-up and drop-off points in a timely manner.
  • Reports all accidents immediately, requesting police or ambulance service as needed.
  • Communicate effectively and positively with students, parents, staff, and colleagues.
  • Participates in all required training.
  • Check weather conditions and road reports before departures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Transportation Supervisor or other appropriate administrator.

Position Requirements

  • A valid Michigan Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possess a valid Michigan CDL with B.P.S. endorsements and acquire a Michigan Department of Education bus driver card within 90 days of hire.
  • Driving experience in transporting passengers.
  • Training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must be capable of working independently and possess the ability to understand and follow through on verbal and written instructions.
  • Must possess basic first aid and CPR certification or be able to obtain it.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess a good knowledge of bus operation and traffic laws.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor.
  • Alert, focused, and detail-oriented.
  • A self-starter who works well independently.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, use hands, use foot controls to drive, reach with hands and arms, climb, bend, kneel, and stoop, and talk and hear.
  • Must be physically able to perform and demonstrate emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Ability to lift to 50lbs
  • Ability to use emergency exits at any location on the bus.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, night/dusk vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

Work Environment

The job responsibilities are performed on a bus; Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions.

For consideration, interested candidates are asked to submit their letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for three references to Donna Root at droot@uls.org.

University Liggett School seeks a full-time, experienced Middle and Upper School Instrumental/Band Music teacher for grades 6-12 for a long-term teaching position from January-March 2023, with the potential for full-time employment in 2023-2024 school year. Teaching five sections of students, this teacher will steward skill growth in instrumental music . Our program welcomes the integration of music theory, production, history, and criticism as a basis for exploring music.  This position includes collaboration and planning with departmental peers. We seek knowledgeable candidates who have experience with and delight in working with middle and upper school students and understand the unique needs and opportunities of the middle and upper grades.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach three sections of band and two arts elective (two upper school and three middle school sections)
  • Create an equitable class environment that promotes integrity, respect, and empathy
  • Serve as a middle or upper school advisor
  • Communicate thoughtfully, respectfully, and clearly with parents
  • Write thoughtful, articulate progress reports
  • Participate actively in advancing The Liggett Approach
  • Along with core teaching responsibilities, the candidate may be asked to take on additional duties that may include musical theater pit orchestra, small extracurricular music ensembles or other activities that integrate music in the life of our school.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in music and or music education, with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth.
  • Experience with middle or upper school in a germane content area is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for middle and upper school learners and their developmental needs.
  • An innovative approach to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • A growth mindset about teaching practices and eagerness to work towards professional goals and development.
  • A keen desire to work in a collaborative, inclusive and student-centered environment.
  • Eager willingness to assist and be present in the life of the school.
  • Facility with technology in the classroom.
  • Ability to connect with students of diverse backgrounds to develop healthy, supportive and responsive relationships. 
  • A background in music theory and digital music composition.
  • Piano skills and recording skills to lead and create group practice demos.

About University Liggett School

The oldest independent co-educational day school in Michigan, University Liggett School is among the preeminent PreK-12 institutions in the Midwest. Enrolling more than 640 students, University Liggett School offers a rigorous and innovative academic framework that allows students in every grade to find their passions and explore them in depth while developing creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and adaptability. This guiding philosophy is supported by a rich array of co-curricular programs and empowers students to drive their own academic experience, preparing them to flourish at some of the strongest colleges and universities in the country. Concentrated class sizes and challenging academics shape students, giving them a keen sense of self while simultaneously fostering a lifelong appreciation for and an understanding of learning.

The mission of University Liggett School is to empower students to develop intellectual curiosity, leadership and confidence to contribute to a complex and changing world. We challenge students to excel and to achieve their highest potential. We create opportunities for discovery and achievement by developing a faculty who foster the strengths of each student through the Liggett Approach. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment.

Contact Person

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, educational philosophy, and resume to Paul Rossi, Head of Middle School, at prossi@uls.net.

University Liggett School is committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. It is the policy of the school to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, military service, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, height, weight, marital or familial status or any other status specifically protected by applicable federal or Michigan law. Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

University Liggett School, an independent, coeducation school for grades PreK3-12, has a long tradition as an outstanding school, known for providing the kind of innovative and exploratory experiences that connect a diverse student body with their learning in dynamic and engaging ways. It is an inspiring place where ideas and possibilities abound. Like any school, there are traditions that form the foundation of our work in the community, and our foundation is strong. Our charge is to be better than good enough and to understand that risk-taking, innovation, and creativity lie at the center of good teaching and learning for our students and our faculty.

Title: Ice Arena Assistant                                               
Department: Ice Arena                                                 
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (timesheets required)
Supervisor Title: Ice Arena Manager  
Schedule: 12-month position, 16-24 hrs/week (0.45 FTE)
Supervisee(s): None   
Status: Part-time, not benefits-eligible
Coordinates with: Administrators, Athletics

Position Overview:

Working position with overall shift responsibility for the physical operation, maintenance, and cleaning of the ice arena & equipment. Coordinate Ice Arena operation as necessary.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform and/or monitor housekeeping to maintain Arena sanitation and appearance.
  • Coordinate, monitor and maintain records of the activities of various groups using the Arena.
  • Maintain safe and secure setting for students, staff and guests.
  • Perform resurfacing of ice surface on scheduled times. Responsible for the ice condition.
  • Perform equipment and building maintenance.
  • Follow closing procedures and secure Arena as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned.

Position Criteria:

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Availability for scheduled and on-call evenings and weekends
  • Valid MI Driver’s License/ must pass DMV background check
  • Experience in an Ice Arena
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience performing general cleaning and maintenance

Physical Requirements:

  • Must possess normal vision, hearing and good physical dexterity
  • Will be required to do own laboring (including lift up to 70 pounds safely)
  • Capable of transporting equipment, including carts which may carry up to 400
  • Operate Ice Refinishing Equipment (motorized ice resurfacer & powered edger)
  • Prior Ice Arena experience preferred, but not necessary

Working Conditions:

May be subject to being on-call; required to carry a cell phone or two-way device; work may involve exposure to hazardous materials; may experience schedule changes based on the needs of the Ice Arena; may work long hours to complete/perform scheduled or unscheduled functions and events; required to work under adverse weather conditions and varying temperatures.

Team Participation:

  • Participate as a contributing member of the Ice Arena
  • As appropriate, give input for ways to improve procedures and policies currently in use to ensure business is conducted in a safe, responsible manner.
  • Willing to assist in other areas and with other tasks not defined in position

Interested candidates should send a resume to Kelley Hamilton at khamilton@uls.org.

University Liggett School seeks a Head Coach for the Junior Varsity girls’ volleyball program. The position is for the 2018 season which begins in early August. Coaching experience is required.

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate a passion for the sport and for working with adolescents. Attention to detail, a sense of humor, patience, flexibility, and excellent verbal and written skills are a must.

At Liggett, we take a whole school approach to athletics. Therefore, head coaches are responsible for developing and implementing sport-specific curriculum that is age and ability appropriate. All sub-varsity coaches will coordinate with the varsity head coach in order to institute a cohesive program.

Additional head coach expectations are as follows:

  • Head coaches are expected to plan and execute daily practices that appropriately challenge the student-athletes in order to help them achieve their potential.
  • Teach fundamentals, rules, techniques, and strategies with a positive, energetic, and constructive approach.
  • Head coaches are expected to plan and foster the development of students as athletes and human beings.
  • Ensure administrative coaching duties are completed.
  • Communicate often and consistently with players, parents and school administration.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Strengthen and grow the Liggett volleyball program.

Contact Person: 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle R. Hicks, Director of Athletics at mhicks@uls.org

The University Liggett Lower School is seeking a caregiver for its after-school extended day program.  The program services children from three years of age through fifth grade.  Caregivers begin the day at 2:30 p.m. and end no later than 6 p.m. Caregivers log between 12-20 hours per week.

Candidates must have previous experience working with children, at least six semester hours of coursework in a child-related field, and a current CPR/First Aid certification or be willing to renew or obtain certification.

About University Liggett School

The oldest independent co-educational day school in Michigan, University Liggett School is among the preeminent PreK-12 institutions in the Midwest. Enrolling more than 600 students, University Liggett School offers a rigorous and innovative academic framework that allows students in every grade to find their passion and explore it in depth while developing creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and adaptability. This guiding philosophy is supported by a rich array of co-curricular programs and empowers students to drive their own academic experience, preparing graduates to flourish at some of the strongest colleges and universities in the country.  Concentrated class sizes and challenging academics shape students, giving them a keen sense of self while simultaneously fostering a lifelong appreciation for and an understanding of learning.

Contact Person

If interested in learning more about this position, please contact Peggy Dettlinger at pdettlinger@uls.org.

 

If you are a highly qualified educator looking for substitute teaching work for all grade levels and subject areas, we are looking for you. At University Liggett School students are active participants in their learning experience. Substitute teachers at Liggett thrive in a dynamic, student-centered, collaborative environment.

Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree. Submit to a Michigan school employment criminal background and fingerprinting checks as required. Please indicate the grade level and subject areas that you are qualified to teach in your letter of interest.

If you are interested in being added to our substitute teaching roster please email your resume and a letter of interest to Maureen Solak at msolak@uls.org.

Contact us

For faculty positions, send a resume, letter of interest, and three recent professional references or for a non-teaching position, please send a resume and letter of interest to:

Bart Bronk
Head of School
bbronk@uls.org

University Liggett School
1045 Cook Road
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-2509


Dr. Leython Williams '03

Liggett is always seeking out experienced coaches in all sports. For athletic positions, send a resume and letter of interest to:

Dr. Leython Williams '03
Assistant Head of School for
Athletics & Ancillary Programs
lwilliams@uls.org

University Liggett School
1045 Cook Road
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-2509