Join our Team!

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 positions

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

Staff positions

University Liggett School (Liggett), a private, independent, secular school in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations. In partnership with a new Head of School and the Liggett community, the next Associate Head will have the opportunity to shape a robust strategic planning process and an ambitious potential upcoming capital campaign, while providing strong financial leadership during an exciting moment of energy and aspiration.

Liggett’s leadership team is led by new Head of School, Thomas Sheppard. The team of seasoned professionals brings together diverse expertise, a passion for nurturing young minds, and a commitment to upholding our school's values. Together, they work tirelessly to ensure a vibrant and supportive learning environment for every student on their journey to academic and personal growth. 

Reporting to the Head of School, the Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations will establish and maintain the financial infrastructure and policies for the fiscal integrity of the institution. As a strategic leader, the Associate Head attends Board meetings to serve as the institution’s chief fiscal and fiduciary officer and to issue Board financial and management statements and reports. The Associate Head acts as a liaison to the Board and external stakeholders; provides strategic leadership and advice; and is responsible for financial strategy decisions. The Associate Head oversees accounting, finance and budget, risk management, human resources, and facilities and construction management. The Associate Head is also responsible for ancillary and support services including legal, property management, food services, and cleaning services. 

The Associate Head has two direct reports (Director of Finance and Director of Operations and Safety) and indirectly oversees the work of approximately 15 staff members. The Associate Head partners with the Head of School and senior team in planning and development to ensure that approved strategic initiatives are appropriately funded. The Associate Head serves as the staff liaison on several Board committees, including the finance, investment, and retirement committees.

A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field preferred. Eight to ten years related experience in a progressively responsible financial and operational administrative management position. Proven ability to affect and influence change through a collaborative and inclusive style. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Experience serving as a key strategic and business partner to a Head of School and Board. 

Application process

The search committee for the University Liggett School Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Interested candidates can apply using the following Talent Profile link:

For more information about University Liggett School please visit

University Liggett School is being assisted in this search by Storbeck Search. For additional information, please contact:

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Managing Director
Erin Meissner, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search 

Athletic positions

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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:


University Liggett School
1045 Cook Road
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-2509
Attn: Maureen Solak

Leython Williams Cropped II

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

Dr. Leython Williams '03
Assistant Head of School for
Athletics & Ancillary Programs

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