Career Opportunities

The Mission of Our Lady of the Elms continues to be firmly rooted in our Catholic identity while progressively seeking out ways to continue our commitment for inclusivity through the respect for all cultures and religious diversity.  If you are interested in a career at the Elms, review the available positions below or send in a letter of intent stating your interest.

Interested faculty applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for employment at the Elms:

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. Statement of educational philosophy

  3. References (upon request)

Professionals seeking a staff or non-academic position at the Elms must submit the following to be considered for employment:

  1. Professional resume

  2. References (upon request)

The enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year in Pre-School through Grade 12 is 270+.

All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI&I). For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2 (page 3).

Open Positions: 

Part-Time Administrative Clerk

Our Lady of the Elms, a PS-Grade 12 Catholic girls’ school in West Akron, Ohio, seeks a part-time Administrative Clerk. Preference will be given to a candidate who has worked with Microsoft office products and who has experience in QB, AP and payroll software.

This 20-hour per week position is available immediately. Interested candidates should send a resume and contact information for three professional references to: Deborah Farquhar Jones, President Our Lady of the Elms School, via email ( or to 1375 West Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44313. No phone calls, please. Our Lady of the Elms is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Substitute Teaching:

Are you looking for an enjoyable experience working in ministry with youth? Consider a paid substitute teaching position at Our Lady of the Elms that will:

  • Provide meaningful service that helps young people

  • Expand your own horizons

  • Assist educators in their ministry

  • Give back to the Catholic community

Substitute teachers must hold a bachelor’s degree, complete Veritas training, and undergo FBI/BCI background checks.

Preschool/elementary school resumes should be emailed to Katy Hines. Middle and high school resumes should be emailed to Lori Lunder.