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Working at Annie Wright

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 Benefits

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan that comprises an important part of your total compensation package. These benefits include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition remission

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. 

Employment Announcements

Tacoma-Based Faculty Positions

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  • 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 2021-2022 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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19;
    • and is available from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.

    Compensation
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $20.00/hour for lead teaching positions and $17.36/hour for assistants. 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, 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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  • Athletics & Performing Arts Facilities Manager

    Annie Wright is seeking an Athletics and Performing Arts Facilities Manager to begin immediately. This is a full time, exempt position.  
    Typical Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (1:00-9:00 pm Wed-Fri & 8:00 am-5:00 pm Sat & Sun) while school is in session. Summer hours: Monday – Friday 1:00-9:00 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 
    Reporting to the Director of Athletics and the Director of Arts with dotted line accountability to the Maintenance and Security Director, the Athletics and Performing Arts Facilities Manager provides oversight of all Kemper Center athletics facilities plus the theatre and dance studio. They will also provide program management for community-based programming, including the oversight of external constituents who seek use of Annie Wright athletics and arts facilities. Accountable to the Maintenance Director for any maintenance on the facilities, the Facilities Manager ensures the arts and athletics facilities are effectively maintained and supervised, manages game and performance operations including evening and weekend administrative responsibilities, and is able to cover additional responsibilities, as needed, for the benefit of the student experience, including but not limited to providing transportation to AWS teams in the absence of a driver.  
     
    As a key member of the Arts and Athletics team, and an important presence in student activity facilities and events, the Athletics and Performing Arts Facilities Manager is a friendly and helpful partner for students and families and creates an environment that supports and enhances the student experience. As such, the Facilities Manager is critical in supporting the mission of Annie Wright Schools. 
     
    Position Overview: Core Duties and Responsibilities 
    The Athletics and Performing Arts Facilities Manager: 
    • Provides oversight and maintenance of several school facilities including the theatre, gyms, pool, weight room, locker rooms, and school fields
    • Repairs drywall, electrical fixtures, plumbing fixtures
    • Addresses pool specific maintenance such as chemical balancing and vacuuming
    • Maintains outdoor facilities including weeding and pressure washing 
    • Provides set-up and breakdown for home sporting events, theatrical productions, and all schools events using the theatre, gyms, and/or field, which will entail set-up and tear-down of equipment including but not limited to chairs, scorer’s tables, bleachers, sound system, light fixtures, and sport-specific needs such as soccer goals, field lining, volleyball nets, basketball hoops, etc.  
     
    Qualifications 
    The Athletics/Performing Arts Facilities Manager 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 Athletics and Performing Arts Facilities Manager: 
    • Is creative, reliable, proactive, and has a solution-oriented mindset  
    • Has experience working with students and families, ideally in an academic setting
    • Has experience in program management and strong interpersonal skills
    • Has excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to contribute to a team environment and interfaces well with varied constituencies
    • Has the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with great attention to detail to meet deadlines in an environment with interruptions and competing deadlines
    • Can work evenings and weekends, and travel as required
    • Holds a HS Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
    • Has five to seven years of facilities and maintenance experience
    • Has experience with cultural-competency or DEI practices
    • Is eligible to work in the United States 
     
    Salary & benefits 
    Compensation includes competitive benefits including medical and dental benefits, a retirement plan, daily lunch, and salary commensurate with experience.  
     
    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, 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 November 1, 2021. 
  • Development & Special Events Manager

    Position Announcement: Development & Special Events Manager
    Annie Wright Schools seek a Development and Special Events Manager to begin immediately. This full-time position is part of the development department and reports to the Director of Development.

    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 Development and Special Events Manager supports the fundraising and special event functions of the school. Working closely with the Director of Development, the Development and Special Events Manager executes fundraising and engagement events, serves as the primary liaison between school administration and the Annie Wright Schools Parents’ Association (AWSPA), Gator Gala Planning Committee and other volunteers in our school community, and supports the overall philanthropy strategy of the institution.

    The Manager ensures that events reflect the mission, vision and strategic plan of Annie Wright Schools. Volunteer management and relationship building are an important component of this role and an ability to connect, motivate and inspire is critical.

    Position Overview: Core Duties and Responsibilities
    The Development & Special Events Manager:
    • Manages logistics for fundraising and engagement events including Family Night and Gator Gala, Alumni Weekend and other community events throughout the year;
    • Provides management over key volunteer groups, primarily the AWSPA and auction planning committees;
    • Stewards volunteers with an emphasis on relationship and community building;
    • Supports the Director of Development in the execution of Gators Give and All In For Annie annual giving campaigns;
    • Receives and processes inquiries and updates submitted by alumni;
    • Moderates social media pages for alumni and current families in partnership with the Director of Development and Marketing & Communications Director;
    • Utilizes and helps maintain database software and tools to ensure data health and accuracy;
    • Fulfills other duties as assigned and reports to the Director of Development.

    Qualifications
    The Development and Special Events Manager 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 Development and Special Events Manager: 
    • Holds a bachelor’s degree;
    • Has at least two years experience working in fundraising, special events and volunteer management;
    • Demonstrates an understanding of both Microsoft and Google suite tools; donor databases (Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred), experience with fundraising and auction software (Raiser’s Edge and Greater Giving preferred) a plus.
    • Is a strong communicator verbally and in writing;
    • Is an innovative and flexible problem solver;
    • Is detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously;
    • Is eligible to work in the United States.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits including medical and dental benefits, a retirement plan, daily lunch, and salary commensurate with experience. 

    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, 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.
  • Extended Day Activity Leader

    Annie Wright is seeking an Extended Day Activity Leader. 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
    Extended Day at Annie Wright offers programming for students in Preschool through Grade 8 after the regular school day. Programming options include Arts and Athletics offerings, as well as the general Extended Day programming that might include time on the playground, games, arts and crafts, STEM activities, homework, etc. Our Extended Day Activity Leaders are responsible for leading students through activities, engaging with them in positive ways, getting them safely to and/or from their Art or Athletic offering, supporting them in resolving conflicts and supervising them in a safe and nurturing environment and runs from 2:45-6:00 pm each school day. 

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Extended Day Activity Leaders’ responsibilities include: 
    • supervising students and tracking students’ attendance;
    • organizing and leading activities for students, including arts & crafts, games, homework club, STEM activities, etc.;
    • escorting students to and/from Arts or Athletics offerings;
    • supervising students on the playground;
    • communicating with ED leadership and other ED Activity Leaders the whereabouts of students;
    • communicating any issues or concerns to ED leadership right away;
    • keeping students safe and maintaining a positive, fun and engaging environment;
    • enforcing stated rules expectations for students; 
    • other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications
    The Extended Day Activity Leader 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 Leader: 

    • have experience working with and managing groups of students; 
    • demonstrate strong communication skills, a positive attitude, flexibility, and the ability to work independently; 
    • are consistently available during ED times, listed above (limited hours are available); 
    • are fully vaccinated against COVID-19;
    • are eligible to work in the United States.

    Compensation
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $17.35/hour.

    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. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    To apply, complete this brief form

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.