Careers at Wheeler

Who are ideal Wheeler School candidates?

Ideal candidates for faculty and staff positions at Wheeler are people with a sense of humor, warmth, and humility. They are excellent communicators, with empathy for others and an ability to listen. They have a desire to learn from colleagues. They are ambitious and hard-working, often going over and above to support and challenge students. They believe that diverse perspectives are important to a thriving democracy and a truly excellent education and that all voices should be heard and valued in the classroom. When developing curriculum and programming, our faculty and staff members are restless, striving each year to stretch and grow. They implement new ideas that improve the Wheeler experience for students and our overall community. More than anything, our faculty and staff members love to spend their days with young people and enjoy all that the Wheeler community — creative, energetic, dynamic, and diverse — has to offer.

What is our new School Mission and Strategic Design?

In Fall 2018, the Board of Trustees approved a new school mission statement drawn from the precept of our school founder Mary Colman Wheeler.  At the same time, a Strategic Design for 2023 was also announced based on 18 months of careful thought, planning and dreaming for our future.  We welcome you to learn more and to consider the Wheeler Mission: to Learn Our Powers and Be Answerable For Their Use.

Environment: City and Rural Campuses

Wheeler’s East Side campus is beautiful, historic, modern, artistic, and inspiring. Bounded by a city block, recent renovations facilitate many different types of learning plus a vibrant, energetic campus for our four divisions — Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, and our Hamilton “school within a school” for students with learning differences. Our Farm campus, just 12 minutes away, is a 120-acre complement to the urban landscape, where Early Childhood’s Forest Fridays and the Middle School 6th Grade Farm Program take place, where our Warrior sports teams compete, and where walking trails provide opportunities for exploration and contemplation. Our location within the heart of College Hill in the capital of the State of Rhode Island provides an environment rich with cultural, recreational and collegial opportunities. You can learn more from the Visitor’s Bureau here.

Benefits: Employee and Personal

The benefits of working in a healthy, dynamic community in the heart of a creative and beautiful city are many. (Here’s a recent article about Providence from The Washington Post.) Natural beauty, diversity, good food, and the arts enrich our daily experience and make Rhode Island a wonderful place to live and work. At Wheeler, we also offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug plans, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 403(b) Retirement Plan, Vision, Life and AD&D, Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability Insurance, Wellness and Work-Life Programs, and Benefits Concierge services.

Wheeler draws its students from around the State, as well as southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut.  At least 43% of Wheeler students live in the Greater Providence area of Pawtucket, Central Falls, Providence, East Providence, and North Providence.

Wheeler School Statement on Diversity

At Wheeler, we actively seek students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in the belief that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhance learning, enrich life on campus, and better prepare us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further the overall diversity within our community through hiring. Learn more about our diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy, and program.

Nondiscrimination policy

We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Join Our Community

Unless otherwise noted for a special search, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@wheelerschool.org with the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. We accept applications all year long, and we will be sure your application gets to the search committee leader for that position.

Position Openings

Positions currently in search are listed below.

A special search is currently underway for Head of Advancement at Wheeler. For the position description and contact information for Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc., interested applicants should follow this link