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The Seven Hills School is an independent, nonsectarian, co-ed pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school operating in two eclectic suburban neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati. Our Hillsdale Campus is located at 5400 Red Bank Road in Madisonville and our Doherty Campus is located at 2726 Johnstone Place in East Walnut Hills.

Join the Seven Hills Community

The Seven Hills school is warm, respectful, and collaborative workplace, committed to preparing bright, eager young people for meaningful and fulfilling lives. Regardless of one’s role at the school, the work we do is challenging, stimulating, and ennobling, and never, never dull.  

In accordance with our mission and values, Seven Hills is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Benefits of Employment

  • Competitive salaries, benchmarked to the strongest independent schools in the Midwest.
  • Robust health insurance, life, and disability insurance, and retirement plan.
  • Significant tuition support for employee children.
  • Professional development support and grants.

Current Job Openings




“In the end, we want our students to know who they are and who they want to become. That’s why our expert teachers design a wide array of learning experiences to promote active inquiry and self-discovery. The Seven Hills experience isn’t just an education; it’s a journey of self-discovery.” 

— Seven Hills Head of School Chris Garten



Talented Students
Small classes and pupil loads allow for ample time to get to know our committed Seven Hills students, who are eager to learn
Welcoming Colleagues
Warm, welcoming, collaborative colleagues
Excellent Education
A growth-oriented culture, committed to continuous growth and development and the freedom to experiment and innovate
Gracious Workplace
A friendly, affirming workplace, filled with laughter and good humor
Supportive Families
Supportive, respectful families who value the work we do
Beautiful Campuses
Bright, open campuses, with state-of-the art facilities and equipment
Respectful Leaders
Respectful, supportive school leaders who value creativity and initiative.
Get to know Cincinnati
Cincinnati is home to 2.2 million people, 10 Fortune 500 companies, numerous sports teams, and more!


What We Look For

Seven Hills teachers are highly competent in their subject area, have a clear teaching philosophy, compatible with Seven Hills philosophy and values, understands and tailors approaches to developmental needs and individual learning styles, sets high standards for self and students, and is organized, prepared, and disciplined in all responsibilities.

Seven Hills teachers are committed to learning how to understand and interact effectively with people from other cultures and backgrounds and to learning about and utilizing culturally responsive pedagogies.

Seven Hills teachers demonstrate a passion for teaching; sustain high levels of energy and work ethic; regularly review content, teaching methods, and the organization of teaching material; and communicate enthusiasm for students, for teaching, and for the subjects taught.

Seven Hills teachers are confident and even tempered; demonstrate a zest for life and a sense of humor; work well with teaching colleagues, parents and administrators; treat all members of the community with kindness, respect, honesty and fairness; and address problems and conflicts with honesty and integrity.

Seven Hills teachers are fully engaged in the community; attend faculty meetings, parent conferences, assemblies, and special school events, as required; proactively support students outside of class hours; are available for consultation with colleagues, students, and parents; and assumes an equitable share of roles beyond the classroom (e.g. coaching, advisory, or extra-curricular roles).

Seven Hills teachers demonstrate a genuine love of kids, engender respect and eagerness to learn, know well the developmental needs to students that age, and establish positive, supportive relationships with students, while maintaining, at all times, appropriate boundaries.

Seven Hills teacher demonstrate a passion for learning, look for new ways to reach students or hone one’s craft, seek feedback, recognize emerging problems and seek to resolve them, learn from successes and mistakes, and take an active role in planning and implementing periodic strategic enhancements to the school program.

Seven Hills teachers work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve shared goals, volunteer for and actively participates in School activities beyond the classroom, and help other teachers and staff colleagues contribute fully and continually develop.


An equal opportunity employer, Seven Hills values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Candidates should send applications to Andi Guess, administrative assistant to the Head of School, at or mail materials to Andi Guess at The Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Full applications should include a cover letter (mentioning you are a CS&A candidate, if applicable), resume, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of university transcripts.

Seven Hills is an independent, nonsectarian college preparatory school. The Seven Hills School is an equal opportunity employer.

Positions for 2022-23

Our new full time College Counselor will join a team of three (3) other College Counselors, all of whom work closely with students in grades 9-12, educating them and their families about the application process, providing appropriate lists, guiding them as they apply, and helping them determine their best match.

For more information, please click here: College Counselor

Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically to Andi Guess, Assistant to the Head of School (

  • Cover letter stating interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Current resume, including phone number and email address
  • Educational philosophy statement that includes approach to college counseling
  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references

Files will be reviewed as received, with a strong preference given to candidates whose materials are received by February 15.

If you have questions about the position, contact Susan Marrs, Director of College Counseling (

The Seven Hills School seeks a dynamic, innovative individual committed to teaching the whole child for a classroom assistant position in a two-year-old classroom.  The candidate should be eager to work in a collaborative, team-based environment with thoughtful, experienced colleagues who are committed to making learning engaging.

For more information, please click here: PreK for 2 Year Olds Asst Teacher

The Seven Hills School seeks an inspiring music teacher responsible for teaching music education to students in Pre-K-5th grade for our Doherty Campus. A qualified applicant will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences which include listening to and singing music, moving to music, playing of instruments, and performing other related duties to this job. As a part of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The School is looking to hire educators who demonstrate equity-centered classroom practices. Applicants should have proven success supporting under-represented student identities to have an equitable experience in their school. 

For more information, please click here: Lower School Music Teacher

The Seven Hills School seeks a Director of Communications and Marketing to begin in June, 2023. The Director, a member of the school’s senior leadership team, reports directly to the Head of School and manages a high-performing team, including two full-time staff writers and an established team of freelancers.

The Director is charged with strategic planning and execution of communications and marketing programs to enhance the awareness and perception of The Seven Hills School among current and prospective customers.

For more information, please click here: Director of Communications & Marketing, 2023

Please submit resume and cover letter by February 15, 2023.

For the 2023-24 school year, the Seven Hills School seeks a dynamic, innovative individual committed to teaching the whole child for an opening at the Lotspeich Lower School. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative, team-based environment with thoughtful, experienced colleagues who are committed to engaging teaching and learning.

For more information, please click here: Elementary Teaching Job Description 23-24.docx


The Seven Hills Lower School seeks trained Learning Support Specialists for both our Lotspeich and Doherty Campuses beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. In collaboration with classroom teachers, the Learning Support Teacher works with students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5, individually, in small groups, and in-class support to ensure that students are progressing in accordance with our academic benchmarks.

For more information, please click here: Learning Specialist Job Description

Applications accepted through April 6, 2023 unless the position is filled sooner. Interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis.



The Seven Hills School seeks a learning specialist to work with upper schoolers individually and in small-group settings. The new Learning Specialist would join an established and collegial Learning Support Department.  Members of the department help students to develop learning strategies and study skills, provide content area support, strengthen executive function skills such as planning and organization, and serve as a resource to the faculty.  We are particularly invested in supporting students who need help with math or science courses such as algebra 1 and 2, geometry, biology, and chemistry.

Candidates must have an eagerness to work with non-traditional learners in small settings and to collaborate with teachers and other learning specialists to help foster student success. A strong candidate might have a background in special education, a background in teaching math or science, or both.

As a diverse and inclusive community, Seven Hills welcomes applications from candidates of color and from a diversity of backgrounds.


This full-time position includes the teaching of Middle School classes that focus on the development of organizational, study, and learning skills that will enable identified students to meet with success in a demanding and rigorous Middle School academic experience. The ideal candidate is an experienced Learning Specialist who is enthusiastic about working with students who have been identified with learning issues that warrant direct assistance and support outside of the academic classroom.

This candidate will have had direct experience working with students who have been identified with learning issues, understands current research on Learning Style Theory, and has worked in helping students develop learning strategies for success in the classroom.  This candidate will be comfortable not only teaching study and organization strategies and fostering a growth mindset, but also reviewing and reteaching course concepts across subject areas at the Middle School level. In addition, this candidate will have had experience reading and interpreting a variety of diagnostic tests and assessments used to assess a student’s learning abilities. We are also looking for a Learning Specialist who has had experience working with faculty in developing and implementing teaching strategies that address the variety of learning styles that are present in a classroom.

Candidates must understand and have empathy for the development of Middle School students, should be knowledgeable about appropriate curriculum and materials, and should be able to work well with able and highly motivated students. The position requires energy, creativity, organization, a willingness to invest oneself into school life beyond the traditional classroom, and a strong commitment to a lively community of students and educators.


For the 2022-23 school year, the Seven Hills School seeks dynamic, innovative individuals committed to teaching the whole child for an opening in our after school program, After the Bell, that serves students in pre-kindergarten (beginning at age 2) through fifth grade. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative, team-based environment with thoughtful, experienced colleagues who are committed to engaging teaching and learning.

The Program Leader is directly responsible for the planning and successful execution of daily activities and transition times for participants of a specific age. Compensation is based on years of experience.

All candidates must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in early childhood education
  • Two or more years experience working with children in a school or child care setting
  • Experience in programming for children and planning developmentally appropriate activities

Qualities Sought

  • A joyful enthusiasm for working with children and helping them grow in positive ways
  • Exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of children
  • Experience in collaborating closely with colleagues and with parents
  • Eagerness to immerse oneself fully in the life of the school
  • Flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations and a sense of humor

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensuring a safe and orderly environment both in and out of the classroom.
  • Participate and encourage positive participation of all students in daily activities and events.
  • Develop daily lesson plans based on the resources provided by Director and Assistant Director.
  • Organize materials and supplies needed for each activity. Lead organized activities for students to develop and strengthen their social, physical, and mental skills.
  • Supervising children in all areas including within the classroom, and on outdoor play equipment. Inspect program areas and equipment for potential safety hazards; taking corrective action to prevent injuries.
  • Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, teachers, and school staff.
  • Comply with all Seven Hills policies and procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings and other events as required by the program.
  • Demonstrate the Seven Hills values:
    • Striving for Excellence
    • Respect for others and appreciation of diversity
    • Kindness, caring, and compassion
    • Honesty and integrity
    • Fairness and justice
    • Personal responsibility and accountability
    • Commitment to community
  • Attending all scheduled staff meetings and arriving promptly for shifts.
  • Working Holiday Care hours as scheduled, either morning or afternoon shifts. These occur when school is out and child care is provided.


Substitute teachers are needed for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in a range of disciplines. Substitutes are paid $125 per day. The day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. Candidates should be college graduates.

Once received, materials will be forwarded to the divisional substitute coordinators for review. They will contact candidates should they have questions regarding an application.