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Our talented and committed group of faculty and staff is at the heart of Annie Wright's strong community. Employees can expect a warm and collegial atmosphere, where students from age three to 18 are at the center of all we do. A supportive administration, beautiful setting, excellent resources and a spirit of fun make Annie Wright a wonderful place to work.

Employment Announcements

Tacoma-Based Faculty Positions

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  • IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator

    Annie Wright Schools seek an IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator to begin on August 16, 2024. This is a full-time position reporting to the Middle School Division Director.

    Mission Statement
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    About AWS
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Position Description
    The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator is passionate about helping create an engaging and dynamic middle school experience that embraces all of the elements of the MYP in grades 6 through 8. As a pedagogical leader and advocate of the MYP, they are responsible for ensuring that the school meets all IB expectations and advances the MYP program. In practical terms, this involves providing guidance and support to the faculty in unit and curriculum development, leading internal IB professional development, and building connections with resources outside of our school. They spearhead our interdisciplinary unit week, which includes overseeing both the logistical elements and the creative curriculum design process. They facilitate all elements of IB reauthorization, which requires a forward-thinking collaborator who is action-oriented and who remains current in their knowledge of IB instructional and programmatic developments. The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator is a well-organized, motivational, and visionary educator who is thrilled to work with students, their families, faculty and administration alike to help build a deeper understanding of the program and to create a richer experience for all. 

    The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator is also a teacher; they lead and facilitate the Grade 8 Community Project and help oversee the Service as Action program across the Middle School, establishing relationships with organizations in our local area in the process. Strong, positive relationships are essential in Middle School; therefore, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator must authentically connect with young adolescents of all backgrounds and abilities to enable them to explore the world from multiple perspectives with eagerness and drive. The MYP Coordinator will also travel with our students as part of our Journeys program – possibly internationally – to help build connections and strengthen our students' character and understanding of our global society. Compassion and an understanding of the needs of this age group are vital to supporting each student's academic and social-emotional growth. Energy, patience, and a little bit of goofiness are also key elements indispensable for any Middle School position at Annie Wright Schools!

    While experience in the International Baccalaureate (IB) is not a prerequisite, experience with criterion-based grading, curriculum development, and the global, holistic approach of the IB is important. A demonstration of the ability to build positive relationships, to collaborate, and to learn quickly are vital to the position. 

    Position overview: duties and responsibilities

    The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator: 
    • assumes responsibility for the implementation and development of the MYP curriculum in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools, and IB program standards and practices, which reflects the best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies; 
    • collaborates closely with all Middle School faculty and administration to ensure all MYP requirements are met by developing interdisciplinary units, scope and sequence (pacing) documentation, assessment documentation, and the integration of ATLs;
    • coordinates the Grade 8 Community Project and also oversees the Middle School Service As Action program;
    • may be required to teach one section of an MYP subject and serve as a Middle School advisor;
    • facilitates presentations, events and/or activities that showcase student learning and communicate the IB program to our community;
    • oversees the IB accreditation and program evaluation;
    • collaborates with the PYP and DP coordinators to develop all-school as part of the IB pedagogical team;
    • coordinates IB related professional development;
    • ​​collaboratively reviews and revises policies that are aligned with the values of AWS and the IB - such policies will include language, assessment, inclusion, and academic integrity;
    • participates in collaborative planning and faculty meetings and fulfills other duties as assigned;
    • serves as an active member of the Middle School Administration team;
    Qualifications
    The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator will demonstrate key elements of the expertise and experiences listed above. This is an aspirational list, and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator: 
    • holds a BA in Education, or a related field;
    • is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework;
    • demonstrates success as a teacher at the Middle School level and has strong knowledge of curriculum design and implementation;
    • demonstrates enthusiasm for working with Middle School-aged students and the ability to form authentic relationships with them; 
    • Is able to develop and deliver training to adult learners
    • is a strong communicator and empathetic listener;
    • is innovative;
    • is highly organized and flexible;
    • practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • is eligible to work in the United States. Note: Under our current employment policies, we are unable to sponsor work visas and do not offer positions to candidates who are not yet eligible to work in the United States.
    Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
    • Must be able to move comfortably around a classroom, accessing materials and assisting students as needed;
    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information with students, other teachers, and families. 
    Salary & benefits
    This position offers a salary range between $60,000 and $82,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits available to the hired candidate include the following, subject to the terms of the applicable benefit plan:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life insurance
    • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Paid sick leave (known as Wellness Days): Each regular full-time employee earns 80 hours of Wellness leave per accrual year
    • Twelve (12) paid Holidays in 2024
    • Fifty percent (50%) Tuition remission in accordance with school policy. All fees and incidental expenses are the sole responsibility of the employee-parent
    • All children of benefited employees of AWS, who are currently enrolled at AWS, are eligible for extended day services at no charge when school is in session. 
    • A 403(b) retirement plan with a 6% company match with a 3% employee contribution
    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.
  • Lower School Classroom Teachers

    Annie Wright is seeking Classroom Teachers in the Lower School to begin on August 16, 2024, with specific openings in 
    Kindergarten, Grades 2 and 3. These are full-time positions and report to the Lower School Division Director. 

    Mission Statement
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    About AWS

    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Position Description
    The Lower School Classroom Teacher at Annie Wright is an enthusiastic educator, passionate about supporting young students in their journey through the start of their school career. Leading with joy, the Lower School Classroom Teacher understands that learning the foundational academic skills are equally as important as developing social and emotional skills. Through inquiry and discovery about themselves and the world around them, the Lower School Classroom Teacher leads the students through the Primary Years Programme. Guiding students on this pathway of learning includes the development of significant conceptual understandings, relevant knowledge and skills, and the attributes of a life-long learner and global citizen. The Lower School Classroom Teacher cultivates curiosity and exploration surrounding the themes of Who we are, How we express ourselves, Where we are in place and time, How the world works, How we organize ourselves and Sharing the planet. The Lower School Classroom Teacher, in short, helps instill a sense of belonging in every student.

    The Lower School Classroom Teacher is skilled in differentiation and appreciates a developmental approach to learning. Through professional and personal experience, this person has developed a deep understanding of meeting the range of needs of children and finds joy and love in it. The Lower School Classroom Teacher honors the agency of each learner and incorporates their questions and interests into classroom activities and inquiries, building an awareness in each student of the learning process and their individual strengths. The Lower School Classroom Teacher employs strategies to help students build resilience and growth mindsets that enable them to meet challenges with tenacity and endurance. Working with students, this person creates a nurturing and stimulating learning environment where inquiry-led and play-based learning flourishes. 

    The work of a Lower School Classroom Teacher is unique and is most successful when done as part of a team. The Lower School Classroom Teacher actively engages with the grade level teaching teams, Specialist teachers, the Primary Years Programme Coordinator and students in a continual process of creating, refining, implementing and reflecting on the transdisciplinary units of inquiry that captivate, illuminate, and stretch both students and teachers. This collective work culminates in the completion of in-depth unit planners which document and hold teaching teams accountable for teaching and learning best practices. Through regular collaboration with the teaching team, the Student Support Team and the family, the Lower School Classroom Teacher understands that the student is best served when they are kept at the very center. Drawing on their strengths and supporting the students’ whole self, the Lower School Classroom Teacher creates a positive learning environment so that all students can thrive.

    Core Duties and Responsibilities
    The Lower School Classroom Teacher:
    • teaches Lower School in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework; 
    • designs and teaches PYP units and educational experiences in collaboration with other grade-level teachers, subject specialist teachers, the PYP coordinator, and learning specialists;
    • collaborates with other faculty, the Director of Lower School, specialists, and the Lower School Counselor to develop programming and monitor student progress; 
    • builds and maintains a professional relationship with parents, providing them with feedback through weekly grade level blog posts, conferences, written Progress Reports and other correspondence as needed; 
    • participates in collaborative planning and faculty meetings and fulfills other duties as assigned. 
    Qualifications
    The Lower School Classroom Teacher will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourage candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Lower School Classroom Teacher:
    • holds a BA or masters in education;
    • has a minimum of three years experience as a Lower School (Grades K-5) lead classroom teacher;
    • is familiar with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme; 
    • demonstrates familiarity with best practices in learning, differentiation, and teaching; flexibility; proficiency in using technology as a learning support tool; an understanding of and enthusiasm to work with and care for Lower School students; and the desire to collaborate as part of a team;
    • is a strong communicator and empathetic listener;
    • practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • is eligible to work in the United States. Note: Under our current employment policies, we are unable to sponsor work visas and do not offer positions to candidates who are not yet eligible to work in the United States.
    Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
    • Must be able to move comfortably around a classroom and outdoor playground space, accessing materials and assisting students as needed;
    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information with young children, other teachers and families. 
    Salary & benefits
    This position offers a salary range between $60,000 and $85,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits available to the hired candidate include the following, subject to the terms of the applicable benefit plan:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life insurance
    • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Paid sick leave (known as Wellness Days): Each regular full-time employee earns 80 hours of Wellness leave per accrual year
    • Twelve (12) paid Holidays in 2024
    • Fifty percent (50%) Tuition remission in accordance with school policy. All fees and incidental expenses are the sole responsibility of the employee-parent
    • All children of benefited employees of AWS, who are currently enrolled at AWS, are eligible for extended day services at no charge when school is in session. Charges apply for faculty in-service days or similar days  
    • A 403(b) retirement plan with a 6% company match with a 3 % employee contribution
    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.

     
  • Middle School Humanities Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking a Middle School Humanities Teacher to teach courses in Individuals & Societies (Social Studies) and Language & Literature (English) to begin on August 16, 2024. This is a full-time position reporting to the Middle School Division Director.

    Mission Statement
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative, and responsible citizens for a global society.

    About AWS
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Position Description
    The Middle School Humanities Teacher is passionate about what they do and who they teach. They make Social Studies (Individuals & Societies) and English (Language & Literature) come alive for their students by asking them to consider both subjects through the dual lenses of mirrors and windows, reflecting inwards and looking beyond. This teacher guides students on the path of inquiry and self-discovery to become reflective, global citizens who can delve into research, think critically, and speak and write powerfully. 

    Community and strong positive relationships are essential in Middle School; therefore, the Middle School Humanities Teacher must connect with young adolescents of all backgrounds and abilities, to enable them to explore the world from multiple perspectives with eagerness and drive. Compassion and an understanding of the needs of this age group are vital to simultaneously support each student's academic and social-emotional growth and hold them accountable for their actions and choices. 

    While energy, patience, and a little bit of goofiness are key elements that are indispensable for this position, the Middle School Humanities Teacher is also a team player who thrives in collaborative endeavors, both as an advisor and as a subject specialist. The creation and implementation of interdisciplinary units of inquiry that captivate, inform and stretch our students are essential components of the Middle Years Programme. While experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) is not a prerequisite, an appreciation of criterion-based grading and the global holistic approach of the IB is important. 

    Position Overview: Core Duties and Responsibilities

    The Middle School Humanities Teacher: 
    • teaches in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • designs and teaches Language & Literature and Individuals & Societies in Grade 6 & 7 with an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning; employs strategies to help students develop both their oral and written voices, and engages students in authentic, scholarly research;
    • collaborates with other faculty, including the Director of Middle School, student Advisors, the Middle School Counselor, and other colleagues to develop programming;
    • participates in collaborative planning and faculty meetings, serves as a Middle School Advisor, and fulfills other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications
    The Middle School Humanities Teacher will demonstrate key elements of the expertise and experiences listed above. This is an aspirational list, and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Middle School Humanities Teacher: 
    • holds a BA in English, Education, or a related field;
    • is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework;
    • demonstrates success as a teacher at the Middle School level, strengths as a teacher of writing and research, and an interest in interdisciplinary curriculum development;
    • demonstrates enthusiasm for working with Middle School-aged students and the ability to form authentic relationships with them; 
    • is a strong communicator and empathetic listener;
    • practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • is innovative;
    • is organized and flexible;
    • demonstrates proficiency in educational technologies;
    • is eligible to work in the United States.
    Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
    • Must be able to move comfortably around a classroom, accessing materials and assisting students as needed;
    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information with students, other teachers, and families. 
    Salary & benefits
    This position offers a salary range between $60,000 and $85,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits available to the hired candidate include the following, subject to the terms of the applicable benefit plan:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life insurance
    • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Paid sick leave (known as Wellness Days): Each regular full-time employee earns 80 hours of Wellness leave per accrual year
    • Ability to accrue up to three (3) weeks of vacation per accrual year, with a maximum roll over of 40 hours of vacation
    • Twelve (12) paid Holidays in 2024
    • Fifty percent (50%) tuition remission in accordance with school policy. All fees and incidental expenses are the sole responsibility of the employee-parent
    • All children of benefited employees of AWS, who are currently enrolled at AWS, are eligible for extended day services at no charge when school is in session. Charges apply for faculty in-service days or similar days 
    • A 403(b) retirement plan with a 6% company match with a 3% employee contribution
    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.
     
  • Preschool Assistant Substitute Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking a Preschool Assistant Substitute Teacher to begin immediately as needed. This is a part time, hourly position.

    Mission Statement
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    About AWS
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Position Description
    The Preschool Classroom Substitute Assistant Teacher is a passionate educator who finds joy in working with young students in their beginning journey into school. They are intuitive and see the social-emotional needs that arise throughout the school day when working with three- to five-year-olds. Their love of learning leads them to make connections with the students of their learning in the world around them. The Preschool Classroom Substitute Assistant Teacher understands the importance of their role as a support to both the lead teacher and the students and is comfortable stepping in as needed to assist in a variety of duties from Morning Meeting to snack and recess to rest time and station rotations. The Preschool Classroom Substitute Assistant Teacher builds strong relationships with students, supporting them to be their best as a learner and a friend. They see them for who they are, build upon their strengths and with the classroom teacher, support them in their areas of growth. While there is always work to do in the Preschool classroom, the Preschool Classroom Substitute Assistant Teacher approaches each day with flexibility and positivity, allowing them to have fun above all else with the students and teachers.  

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Preschool Classroom Substitute Assistant Teacher:
    • Assists in the five Preschool classrooms, supporting school policies and procedures in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework; 
    • Assists in supporting the academic and social and emotional growth of the students;
    • Supports the lead teachers with classroom management;
    • Supervises and engages students in after school Extended Day program;
    • Supports the end-of-day transition for students from the classroom to carline, bus routes, Extended Day, or Clubs, and performs other duties as assigned; 
    • Maintains a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality.
    Qualifications
    The Lower School Assistant Substitute Teacher will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Lower School Assistant Teacher:
    • Holds a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree is preferred); 
    • Has a minimum of 1-3 years experience working in schools with young children;
    • Has and maintains a Merit account and with all components necessary for licensing up to date;
    • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
    • Is open to feedback and support to grow professionally;
    • Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • Is available to work year-round on school days and during school breaks.
    • And, is eligible to work in the United States. Note: Under our current employment policies, we are unable to sponsor work visas and do not offer positions to candidates who are not yet eligible to work in the United States.

      Physical requirements:
    • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
    • Must be able to move comfortably around a classroom and outdoor playground space, accessing materials and assisting students as needed;
    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information with young children, other teachers and families. 
    Compensation
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $22.00/hour. Lunch is provided. Sick leave pay is available to employees in compliance with the applicable state paid sick leave law.

    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 
     
    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until the positions are filled.
  • Substitute Teachers (Lower & Middle Schools)

    Annie Wright is seeking Substitute Teachers in the Lower School (Preschool-Grade 5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8) for the 2023-2024 academic year. This is a part-time, hourly position. 

    Mission Statement
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.
     
    About AWS
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Position description
    The Substitute Teacher at Annie Wright fills in for absent teachers as needed and allows a smooth transition for students to continue with their school day and week. They are experienced in working with children, and ideally have classroom teaching experience to help guide them. They are flexible and comfortable with the unknowns that come with subbing in a class in which you are not the teacher, and are able to follow lesson plans left for them, as well as coming up with additional activities should the need arise. Substitute teachers at Annie Wright are skillful at engaging children, approach them with a positive attitude and find joy in spending the day in the classroom. They are not afraid to ask for help, and are comfortable giving feedback if the day or process did not go as planned.  

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Substitute Teachers:

    • provide instruction and fulfill duties during the short-term absence of faculty; aid students in their daily tasks, help ensure their understanding of subject matter and use materials provided by absent teachers to attain lesson goals;
    • manage classroom behavior in a positive way and reach out to other faculty members for support as needed and manage classroom procedures, including taking attendance and maintaining orderly classrooms and student work, in compliance with the school’s procedures, guidelines, and policies;
    • and maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality.

    Qualifications
    The Substitute Teacher will demonstrate key elements of the expertise and experiences listed above. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Substitute Teacher:

    • holds a BA in education or a related field (teaching certification is a plus);
    • has experience working with and/or teaching youth;
    • is detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to follow written and oral instructions;
    • demonstrates effective and appropriate communication with students, faculty, and staff, and parents;
    • demonstrates the ability to cultivate relationships with students in a short period of time;
    • exhibits confidence and capability in providing instruction;
    • is willing and able to work while standing for most of the day, with few breaks to sit (especially for Lower School Substitute Teachers);
    • is available on short notice and on a regular basis, and respond promptly to requests for substituting;
    • is available from 7:30 am-3:30 pm,
    • And, is eligible to work in the United States. (Note: Under our current employment policies, we are unable to sponsor work visas and do not offer positions to candidates who are not yet eligible to work in the United States.)

    Compensation
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $22.00/hour. Lunch is provided.

    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.
     

Tacoma-Based Staff Positions

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  • Extended Day Activity Member

    Annie Wright is seeking an Extended Day Activity Member to begin immediately. This is a part-time, hourly position that reports directly to the Extended Day Program Coordinator. Hours are 2:30 - 6:00 pm each school day.  
     
    Mission Statement 
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society. 
     
    About AWS 
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division. 
     
    Position Description 
    The Extended Day Activity Member is passionate about working with students in Preschool through Grade 8 and finds joy in leading young students through a variety of activities as they learn and engage through play, sports, arts, and, when needed, homework. The Extended Day Activity Member understands the importance of their role as nurturer, activity leader, schedule manager, and supporter of students. They are intuitive and able to manage and resolve conflicts that arise among students. They see the students for who they are, ensure a safe and positive environment, and build strong relationships with them, supporting them to be their best as a learner and a friend. The Extended Day Activity Member approaches each afternoon’s programming with flexibility and positivity, allowing them to have fun above all else with the students and teachers.   
     
    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities 
    The Extended Day Activity Member:  
    • supervises, organizes and leads activities for students, including arts & crafts, games, homework club, STEM activities, etc.; 
    • tracks student attendance; 
    • escorts students to/from Arts or Athletics offerings; 
    • supervises students on the playground; 
    • communicates the whereabouts of students with ED leadership and other ED Activity Leaders; 
    • immediately communicates any issues or concerns to ED leadership; 
    • keeps students safe and maintains a positive, fun and engaging environment; 
    • enforces stated rules and expectations for students;  
    • other duties as assigned.  
    Qualifications 
    The Extended Day Activity Member will demonstrate key elements of the expertise and experiences listed above. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Extended Day Activity Member:  
    • has experience working with and managing groups of students;  
    • demonstrates strong communication skills, a positive attitude, flexibility, and the ability to work independently;  
    • is consistently available during ED times, listed above (limited hours are available);  
    • is eligible to work in the United States. 
    Physical Requirements 
    • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time; 
    • Must be able to able to move comfortably around a classroom and outdoor playground space, accessing materials and assisting students as needed; 
    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information with young students, other teachers, and families.  
    Compensation 
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $18.40/hour. Sick leave pay is available to employees in compliance with the applicable state paid sick leave law. 
     
    Application Process 
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  
     
    To apply, please complete this brief form. In addition, please email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Taya Glaudé, Extended Day Program Lead, at taya_glaude@aw.org 
  • Housekeeper

    Annie Wright is seeking a Housekeeper to begin immediately. This is a full-time hourly position that reports directly to the Housekeeping Supervisor.  Core hours for this position will be Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

    Mission Statement
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.
     
    About AWS
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Position description
    The Housekeeper is a core member of the Annie Wright staff and is responsible for keeping their assigned area cleaned and maintained in a timely and orderly condition and will, at all times, handle their own and the schools’ property and equipment in a professional manner. 

    The Housekeeper has previous experience in housekeeping, is hardworking and organized, takes pride in their work, and is a self-sufficient, detail-oriented team player that will contribute to the overall success and efficiency of the school. The Housekeeper performs routine custodial duties. As a member of a school community, the Housekeeper is comfortable around children of all ages, working around school needs, and brings a positive attitude to their daily work. 

    Annie Wright Schools’ strong community starts with the faculty and staff who are dedicated to the growth, health, and education of our students. The Housekeeper works with all faculty and staff to continue to uphold the mission and the students at the core of the institution.

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Housekeeper:
    • Performs routine custodial duties. Responsible for cleaning a variety of the following spaces: classrooms, restrooms, offices, lounges, cafeteria, hallways and foyers;
    • Lifts/moves various heavy objects;
    • Operates floor scrubbers, buffers, sweepers, and vacuum machines as needed in the performance of assigned duties;
    • Gathers and disposes of trash;
    • Initiates work orders for repairs and maintenance;
    • Reports any safety, sanitary or fire hazards to the appropriate department;
    • Identifies opportunities for improved operation and service excellence, making recommendations to the Housekeeping Supervisor of ways in which the school can be beautified;
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Housekeeping Supervisor.
    • Housekeeper shifts are currently expected to be Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm, but may fluctuate to fulfill the needs as determined by the Housekeeping Supervisor
    Qualifications
    The Housekeeper will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Housekeeper:
    • Is reliable, proactive, and has a solution-oriented mindset;
    • Has excellent planning, organization and time management skills;
    • Has the ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and directions regarding the use of housekeeper/janitorial products used by the School;
    • Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • Has the ability to contribute to a team environment and interface well with varied constituencies;
    • Has the ability to handle multiple projects/tasks with great attention to detail to meet deadlines in an environment with interruptions;
    • Is eligible to work in the United States.
    Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to transport up to 30-50 pounds at times. 
    • Must be able to be stationary for longer than 4 hours.
    • Must be able to ascend stairs in the building as needed.
    Salary & benefits
    This position offers an hourly rate of $22.00 per hour. Benefits available to the hired candidate for the Housekeeper position include the following, subject to the terms of the applicable benefit plan:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life insurance
    • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Paid sick leave (known as Wellness Days): Each regular full-time employee earns 80 hours of Wellness leave per accrual year
    • Ability to accrue up to three (3) weeks of vacation per accrual year, with a maximum roll over of 40 hours of vacation.
    • Seventeen (17) paid Holidays in 2024 
    • Fifty percent (50%) tuition remission in accordance with school policy. All fees and incidental expenses are the sole responsibility of the employee-parent
    • All children of benefited employees of AWS, who are currently enrolled at AWS, are eligible for extended day services at no charge when school is in session. Charges apply for faculty in-service days or similar days  
    • A 403(b) retirement plan with a 6% company match with a 3% employee contribution
    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 
     
    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.
  • Landscape Technician

    Annie Wright is seeking a Landscape Technician to begin immediately. This is a part-time, non-benefited staff position that reports directly to the Operations Coordinator. This position is a 9-months-on (March 1 - November 1), 3-months-off opportunity averaging under 20 hours per week. The hours are very flexible with the potential to increase over time.
     
    Mission Statement
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.
     
    About AWS
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.
     
    Position description
    The Landscape Technician is more than just a core member of the Annie Wright staff; by maintaining our campus grounds and ensuring a safe and attractive outdoor environment, the Landscape Technician carefully curates and cultivates the face of the school and its presentation to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Landscape Technician works their magic to ensure the property looks alive and welcoming, encourages curiosity, and outwardly reflects the learning and excitement present within the school walls. The Landscape Technician knows that even rainy days can be brightened by a well-placed plant or a clean garden and is therefore comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather. 

    The Landscape Technician has previous experience in landscaping with an eye for design, is hardworking and organized, and takes pride in their work. The Landscape Technician is a self-sufficient, detail-oriented team player that contributes to the overall success and efficiency of the Schools. As a member of a school community, the Landscape Technician is comfortable around children of all ages, working around school needs, and brings a positive attitude to their daily work. 
     
    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Landscape Technician:
    • Plants shrubs and flowers;
    • Maintains the ornamental container plantings;
    • Walks through the bed area daily and monitors water needs;
    • Maintains all landscape beds by pruning, weeding and replacing, if needed;
    • Maintains a pristine property including leaf blowing, power washing, sweeping and limb clean-up;
    • Identifies opportunities for improved landscape operation, making recommendations to the Operations Coordinator of ways in which the school can be beautified;
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Operations Coordinator;
    • Landscape Technician shifts are flexible provided 16 - 20 hours are dedicated during the week, Monday - Sunday.
     
    Qualifications
    The Landscape Technician will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Landscape Technician:
    • Is reliable, proactive, and has a solution-oriented mindset;
    • Has excellent planning, organization and time management skills;
    • Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • Has the ability to contribute to a team environment and interface well with varied constituencies;
    • Has the ability to handle multiple projects/tasks with great attention to detail to meet deadlines in an environment with interruptions;
    • And, is eligible to work in the United States. Note: Under our current employment policies, we are unable to sponsor work visas and do not offer positions to candidates who are not yet eligible to work in the United States.
     
    Physical Requirements
    ·       Must be able to transport up to 50 pounds at times. 
    ·       Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stretch, push, pull, climb ladders, kneel and/or sit on the ground for prolonged periods of time.
    ·       Must be physically able to operate power equipment.
    ·       Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.
    ·       Must be able to ascend stairs in the building as needed.
     
    Salary & benefits
    This position offers an hourly rate of $22.00. Paid sick leave is available to employees in compliance with the applicable state paid sick leave law. 
     
    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 
     
    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Bus Driver

    Annie Wright is seeking a School Bus Driver with a valid CDL license to begin immediately. This is a part-time, hourly position. 
     
    Mission Statement 
    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society. 
      
    About AWS 
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division. 
     
    Position description 
    The Bus Driver is often the first person a child sees on their way to school. The Bus Driver, therefore, is essential to our school’s ecosystem, and the warm attitude and patient spirit with which the Bus Driver welcomes each and every student is key to this partnership. The Bus Driver is a kind and steady presence, conscious of the health and safety of the students in their charge, and diligent in communication, timing, and responsibility.   
     
    The Bus Driver is comfortable and enjoys the sound of students laughing and playing on the bus and is able to manage these distractions while focusing on the road. The Bus Driver must be available to drive the regular morning and afternoon routes as well as frequent assignments for transporting students to field trips and activities and must ensure that all students are safely and successfully delivered to and from school.   
     
    Annie Wright buses are 21’ to 27’ long and carry a maximum of 20 friendly and eager students. Currently the maximum number of stops per route is 3. 
     
    Position overview: duties & responsibilities 
    The Bus Driver:  
    • Drives safely along designated routes 
    • Obeys traffic laws, safety procedures, and transit regulations 
    • Picks up and drops off students at designated times and locations 
    • Transports students to and from athletic activities in the afternoons 
    • Assists all students with getting on and off the bus as required 
    • Prevents or stops unruly behavior from students and ensures safety of all students 
    • Communicates with families via WhatsApp and the school regarding delays or any issues along a route 
    • Fills the gas tank of the bus, when needed 
    • Always maintains a clean and mechanically-sound bus 
    • Attends staff meetings and participates in professional development, as required  
    Qualifications 
    The Bus Driver will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourage candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities.  
     
    The Bus Driver:  
    • Holds a high school diploma or GED 
    • Has 1+ years' experience driving a school bus
    • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively with students, families and school staff
    • Has some experience working with children (preferably 2+ years)  
    In addition, the Bus Driver must have:  
    • A valid Washington State driver’s license, including CDL with passenger endorsements
    • The ability to carry out assigned route on time
    • No at-fault traffic accidents in the last 5 years
    • Clean driving record (no traffic citations in last 5 years)
    • A current Medical Examiner’s Certificate; and
    • Is eligible to work in the United States. Under our current employment policies, we are unable to sponsor work visas and do not offer positions to candidates who are not yet eligible to work in the United States.  
    Physical Requirements 
    • Prolonged periods of sitting and driving. 
    • Must be able to enter and exit the bus without assistance  
    Salary & benefits 
    This position offers an hourly rate of $28.08 per hour.  Benefits available to the hired candidate for the Bus Driver position include the following, subject to the terms of the applicable benefit plan: 
    • Medical and Dental Insurance
      Employee Assistance Program
       
    • Life insurance 
    • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
    • Long-term disability insurance
    • Washington Paid sick leave (known as Wellness Days): One hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked
    • Fifteen (15) paid Holidays in 2023 (prorated to 4 paid hours per Holiday).
    • A 403(b) retirement plan with a 6% company match with a 3 % employee contribution 
    Application process 
    Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  
      
    To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position has been filled. 

Contact Us

For more information about working at Annie Wright Schools, please contact Omari Maulana, Human Resource Manager. 

Our Commitment

Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Disability & Accommodation

To the extent required by law, the Schools will make reasonable accommodations if you have a disability that affects your ability to perform the essential functions of your job. Although all employees must be able to properly perform their essential job duties, the Schools may be able to adjust work schedules, transfer you to a vacant position for which you are qualified, or make other modifications or accommodations to permit you to perform the essential functions of your job and to continue working.
 
If you have a disability that affects your ability to work and believe that you may need an accommodation, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your circumstances with your supervisor. Your supervisor will treat such information as confidential, except to the extent that other employees need to know to evaluate your request for an accommodation or to accommodate your disability.

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

 

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.