Partner with CalWest to grow your independent school career.​

CalWest is a specialized placement firm that guides experienced and accomplished educators throughout their independent school careers. We connect talented teachers and administrators with opportunities at independent, private, and charter schools in California and western states. 

As a CalWest Candidate, we match your professional experience and personal preferences to our current openings, submit your profile to our partner schools and advocate on your behalf.

If selected to move forward in the application process, you will receive an invitation to create a candidate profile through our members-only portal. We accept candidates based on specific search criteria provided by our partner schools for their openings. Those not invited to become a CalWest Candidate this season are encouraged to apply directly to schools and reapply for future seasons.

To be considered by our member schools, the minimum qualifications include:

  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Willingness to relocate or desire to work in the western United States
  • U.S. citizenship, a Green Card, family sponsorship, or other prior authorization to work in the United States. We are generally unable to assist candidates who require employer sponsorship in obtaining a work visa.

Any publicly posted internet content is subject to viewing by CalWest, school administrators, and the general public. CalWest may choose to conduct an initial screening of you online and results may influence your eligibility to join our candidate pool.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected class.

CalWest is committed to providing inclusive opportunities for all candidates.