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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. 

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.
     
  • Upper Schools Computer Science Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper Schools Computer Science Teacher to begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time faculty position that reports directly to an Upper 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 Upper Schools Computer Science Teacher encourages students to take advantage of the benefits computers provide, while acknowledging the responsibilities that come from working with powerful software, to observe the complex network of systems that make up the world we live in, to embrace challenge and failure with a strong sense of resiliency, to learn from our mistakes and build upon our previous achievements, and consider the impact of the digital world not just on our own lives, but the cultures and livelihoods of others.

    As a core member of the Upper Schools faculty, the Computer Science Teacher reports to both Upper Schools’ Division Directors, working with them and other faculty to continuously assess the curriculum and review best practices, and is integral in supporting and developing students that embody the school’s mission and vision.

    As a member of the school’s science department, the Computer Science Teacher will be charged with collaborating with their departmental team with guidance from our Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Upper Schools’ Division Directors. Computer Science teachers coordinate efforts to successfully implement IB programming. They aspire to develop lessons and programming which guide students in the scientific method and create labs and activities which offer explorations into unique areas of interest, challenging scenarios, and new academic territories. Our faculty strives to collaborate effectively together to provide equitable, high-quality experiences that are rigorous, creative, and relevant to all our students.

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Upper Schools Computer Science Teacher:
    • Teaches four or five Computer Science, Mathematics, and/or Science courses in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • If teaching four sections, runs an after school (s)Elective in an area of passion and/or expertise;
    • Implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies; 
    • Participates actively in after school and extra-curricular programming along with other members of the faculty to understand students outside as well as inside the classroom;
    • Fulfills all faculty duties, which can include serving as an advisor, and maintains good communication with families about student progress. 

    Qualifications
    The US Computer Science 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 US Computer Science Teacher:
    • Holds a BA in computer science, mathematics, or a related field; 
    • Has experience as a teacher of computer science at the high school level and/or middle school;
    • Is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • Is a strong communicator and empathetic listener;
    • Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • Is innovative and playful;
    • Is a mentor, a guide and a team-builder; 
    • Demonstrates an ability to form authentic relationships with high school students;
    • 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
    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 the position is filled
  • Upper Schools English Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper Schools English Teacher to begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time faculty position that reports directly to the Upper Schools’ Division Directors.

    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 Upper Schools English Teacher encourages students to explore, analyze, examine, question, and, ultimately, inspires students to understand the world and their place in it through literature and their writing. In both academic and co-curricular spaces, the teacher is a mentor, a guide and an advocate for student voice and exploration.

    As a core member of the Upper Schools faculty, the English Teacher reports to both Upper Schools’ Division Directors, working with them and other faculty to continuously assess the curriculum and review best practices, and is integral in supporting and developing students that embody the school’s mission and vision.

    As a member of the school’s English department, the English Teacher will be charged with collaborating with their departmental team with guidance from our Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Upper Schools’ Division Directors. English teachers contribute to the development of students as creative thinkers and problem solvers, enabling them to become life-long learners who are curious about understanding and improving the world through the study of literature. The Annie Wright Schools English faculty aspires to develop critical thinking, analytical critique, and a multiplicity of perspectives in our students. Our faculty strives to collaborate effectively to provide equitable, high-quality experiences that are rigorous, creative, and relevant to all our students.

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Upper Schools English Teacher:
    • Teaches four or five English courses in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • If teaching four sections, runs an after school (s)Elective in an area of passion and/or expertise;
    • Implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies; 
    • Participates actively in after school and extra-curricular programming along with other members of the faculty to understand students outside as well as inside the classroom;
    • Fulfills all faculty duties, which can include serving as an advisor, and maintains good communication with families about student progress. 
    Qualifications
    The Upper Schools English 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 Upper Schools English Teacher:
    • Holds a BA in English or a related field; 
    • Has experience as a teacher of English at the high school level and/or middle school;
    • Is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • Is a strong communicator and empathetic listener;
    • Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • Is innovative and playful;
    • Is a mentor, a guide and a team-builder; 
    • Demonstrates an ability to form authentic relationships with high school students;
    • 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
    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 the position is filled.
  • Upper Schools Learning Support Specialist

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper Schools Learning Support Specialist to begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time faculty position that reports directly to the Upper Schools’ Division Directors.

    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 Learning Support Specialist is an advocate for and partner with learners in the Annie Wright Upper Schools, working to ensure all students who need it receive appropriate individualized support, whether that be additional challenge or supplementary accommodations. Working alongside faculty, counselors, families and students, the goal of the Learning Support Specialist is to cultivate the self-management and self-advocacy skills that will allow all students to thrive in academic and non-academic spaces, with an emphasis on students with Individual Accommodation Plans. 
    The Learning Support Specialist is a crucial member of the school-wide learning support team and of the Upper Schools’ leadership team, providing an invaluable perspective as to how students can be best supported and encouraged, and how the school can ensure that students feel valued and empowered in academic spaces. The Learning Support Specialist works closely with faculty to ensure that the upper schools classes offer rich and differentiated instruction employing best practices of pedagogy.

    The Learning Support Specialist upholds the principles of empathy, understanding, and inclusivity that are core to the school, and recognizing there are many ways to be and embody what it means to be an Annie Wright student, works to support students in becoming the strongest, most independent learners they can be. Grounded in the belief that all students are capable of the high-level work that is part of a rigorous curriculum, the Learning Support Specialist serves an essential role in developing the well-educated, creative and responsible citizens Annie Wright Schools aspire to cultivate.

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Learning Support Specialist focuses on the following broad areas:
    • Student and family support:
      • Provides direct support to individual students requiring accommodations, scaffolding and extension by pushing into classrooms or pulling students out for individual or small group support;
      • Coaches and supports faculty to develop strategies to implement accommodations and support students;
      • Maintains communication with faculty and with families about students’ needs and progress and provides parent support as needed;
      • Develops strong, trusting relationships with each student and their family, as well as with each member of the faculty.
    • Programmatic support:
      • Works as part of the USs Administrative Team to identify, strategize on, and support student needs;
      • Works collaboratively with the other Upper Schools Learning Support Specialists to provide training on best practices in differentiation and learning support to faculty;
      • Participates actively in after school and extra-curricular programming along with other members of the faculty to understand students outside as well as inside the classroom.
    • Administrative duties:
      • Writes Individual Accommodation Plans after carefully reviewing all documentation and reports, and maintains support plan files for students with documented/demonstrated learning differences;
      • Administers assessments for students as required to monitor the development of skills, track student progress, and plan effective instruction;
      • Works with the College Counselor and standardized testing agencies to ensure accommodations for SAT and ACT when those are appropriate and documented;
      • Works closely with the other Upper Schools Learning Support Specialists, as well as with other learning support faculty to develop and ensure clear schoolwide practices and beliefs regarding learning support;
      • Observes and comments upon teacher pedagogy and instruction as it relates to differentiated learning support best practices; and
      • Advises the Division Directors as appropriate regarding the ongoing progress of differentiation across the divisions.
    Qualifications
    The Learning Support Specialist 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 Learning Support Specialist:
    • Holds a BA in Education or a related field;
    • Has experience working with Upper School (9-12) students as a classroom teacher or learning specialist;
    • Demonstrates familiarity with current research and best practices in learning, differentiation and teaching;
    • Shows flexibility in using technology as a learning support tool;
    • Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • Has an understanding of, and enthusiasm to work with and care for, adolescents;
    • Has the desire and enthusiasm to collaborate as a part of a team;
    • 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
    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, this completed and signed application, 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 the position is filled.
  • Upper Schools Math Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper Schools Mathematics Teacher to begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time faculty position that reports directly to an Upper 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 Upper Schools Mathematics Teacher encourages students to explore, analyze, examine, and question, and, ultimately, inspires students to understand the world, and their place in it, through a more critical and well informed lens. In both academic and co-curricular spaces, the Teacher is a mentor, a guide and an advocate for student voice and exploration.

    As a core member of the Upper Schools faculty, the Mathematics Teacher reports to both Upper Schools’ Division Directors, working collaboratively with them and other faculty to continuously assess the curriculum and review best practices, and is integral in supporting and developing students that embody the school’s mission and vision. 

    As a member of the school’s Mathematics Department, the Mathematics teacher will be charged with collaborating with their departmental team, with the guidance of our all school Math coordinator, the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, and Upper Schools’ Division Directors. Teachers of Mathematics contribute to the development of students as creative thinkers and problem solvers, enabling them to become life-long learners that are curious about understanding and improving the world through mathematics. The Annie Wright Schools mathematics faculty aspires to develop productive and positive mathematical identities in our students. Our faculty strives to collaborate effectively together to provide equitable, high-quality mathematics experiences that are rigorous, creative, and relevant to all of our students.

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Upper Schools Mathematics Teacher:
    • Teaches five math courses in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • Implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies; 
    • Participates actively in after school and extra-curricular programming along with other members of the faculty to understand students outside as well as inside the classroom;
    • Fulfills all faculty duties, which can include serving as an advisor, and maintains good communication with families about student progress. 

    Qualifications
    The US Mathematics 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 US Mathematics Teacher:
    • Holds a BA in mathematics or a related field; 
    • Has experience as a teacher of mathematics at the high school level and/or middle school;
    • Is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • Is a strong communicator and empathetic listener;
    • Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • Is innovative and playful;
    • Is a mentor, a guide and a team-builder; 
    • Demonstrates an ability to form authentic relationships with high school students;
    • 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
    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 the position is filled.

Tacoma-Based Staff Positions

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  • Bus Driver (part-time)

    Annie Wright Schools seek a Driver with a valid CDL license to begin August 26. This is a part-time 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 three. 

    Position Overview: core 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 and the school regarding delays or any issues along a route, 
    • Fills the gas tank of the bus, when needed, 
    • Maintains a clean and mechanically-sound bus at all times, 
    • 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 encourages 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;
    • 1+ years' experience driving a school bus;
    • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively with students, families and school staff,
    • 2+ years' working with children is preferred.
    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 five years;
    • Clean driving record (no traffic citations in last five years);
    • A current Medical Examiner’s Certificate; and
    • Is eligible to work in the United States.
    Physical Requirements

    • Must be able to see and respond to dangerous situations.
    • Must be able to withstand prolonged periods of sitting in a van/bus.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
    • Must be able to use mobile phone technology and conduct communication via electronic devices.
    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes an hourly wage at $25/hour plus limited benefits.  

    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. 
  • Housekeeper

    Annie Wright is seeking a Housekeeper to begin immediately. This is a full-time staff position that reports directly to the Housekeeping Supervisor. 

    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 the Schools’ housekeeping team, ensuring the school’s ability to operate effectively and safely. As part of the housekeeping team, the Housekeeper keeps their assigned area cleaned and maintained in an orderly condition.

    The Housekeeper has previous experience in housekeeping roles, is hardworking and organized, takes pride in their work, and is able to work as part of a team as well as work independently.  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. By helping ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of the school campus, 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 will:
    • Maintain floors in a clean state by sweeping, scrubbing, mopping and waxing them;
    • Empty and clean trash receptacles and collect recycling;
    • Clean, sanitize and supply bathrooms;
    • Clean and service equipment as needed;
    • Comply with the safe use of all equipment, chemicals and solvents;
    • Report any safety, sanitary or fire hazards to the appropriate department;
    • Attend onboarding, training and development programs as requested;
    • Handle their own and the Schools’ property/equipment in a professional manner, including maintaining confidentiality, as needed.
    Housekeeper shifts are currently expected to be Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 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:
    • Holds a High School diploma or GED and one year minimum of successful experience in janitorial/housekeeping or similar position; 
    • 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;
    • Demonstrates the ability to work with minimal supervision and direction in accomplishing work goals;
    • Is eligible to work in the United States. 
    Physical Requirements
    The Housekeeper:
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times; 
    • Needs to regularly move about inside the building;
    • Regularly ascends / descends a ladder to service building equipment.
    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits including medical and dental benefits, a retirement plan, daily lunch, and compensation is $16.32/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. 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.
  • Marketing Designer

    Annie Wright is seeking a Marketing Designer to begin as soon as possible. This is a full time staff position that reports directly to the Assistant Head of Schools.

    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 Marketing Designer is a critical partner in telling the story of Annie Wright Schools. The Marketing Designer uses their talent for design and storytelling to create visuals that engage community members in the Schools’ daily life, that inspire new ways of thinking and memories of years gone by, and that inform internal and external constituents about the ways in which Annie Wright cultivates a love of learning, critical thinking, global engagement and personal growth.

    The Marketing Designer is a collaborative yet independent creator, and a visual artist who deeply supports and cares about telling the story of Annie Wright Schools, its Mission and Key Characteristics, including our Mission in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and our Mission on Health & Wellness. The Marketing Designer takes these concepts and ideas and makes them come to life, in print and in electronic media. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities for creative expression: a branded presentation for Upper School families to describe the educational pathways, a wall display to best demonstrate travel opportunities for students, a brochure that highlights the opportunities of dorm living, a program that celebrates the achievements of young Lower School students, an invitation for alumni to reconnect over shared memories, or a web piece that highlights the critically important work of building a culture of belonging. The Marketing Designer is able to obtain input verbally or in writing from different stakeholders and, with their expert knowledge of current design software, develop designs that meet organizational needs and brand expectations while delivering the ‘wow’ factor.  

    As a key member of the Communications team, the Marketing Designer works closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager and the Assistant Head of Schools to ensure consistency and effective program management. The Marketing Designer is also willing to examine existing processes, identifies flaws in the systems, and proposes and implements solutions to improve design capabilities. As part of the broader Advancement team, the Communications team works closely with and across many internal departments and is deeply involved in campus life. 

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Marketing Designer:
    • in collaboration with the communications team, supports the Schools’ internal and external marketing and communications initiatives through developing, creating and producing multimedia collateral, including advertisements, web pages graphics, templates, signage, layouts, brochures, fundraising pieces and more;
    • translates strategic direction into high-quality design while enforcing brand standards and logo usage;
    • develops concepts and executes original content determining ideal usage of color, text, font style, imagery, and layout
    • manages stationery, business cards, letterhead, etc;
    • works with others on the communications team and external partners to produce videos for web, social media, and email; 
    • is comfortable with a camera and is able to take photos for internal events and collateral (headshots, school activities, student art on the walls, etc.), when needed;
    • works with photographers, helps identify and fulfill photo needs and archiving, and partners in overseeing production & vendor relationships;
    • manages the design and uploading process of all project material, understanding best practices for using a content management system
    • assists with social media, including templates, hashtag campaigns and short videos.

    Qualifications
    The Marketing Designer 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 Marketing Designer:
    • holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Art or similar discipline:
    • has 3 to 5 years of related work experience, preferably in nonprofit or education setting;
    • demonstrates expertise in related technical skills, including: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., and a thirst and ability for continued learning of new technologies;
    • has proven experience with graphic design, with a strong portfolio of work;
    • shows exceptional creativity and innovative design skills and attention to detail;
    • has excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills, proofreading ability is a plus; 
    • demonstrates experience with digital photography and editing, video production experience preferred;
    • is able to articulate and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences;
    • has strong organizational and time-management skills for meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
    • demonstrates an ability to plan comprehensively, work independently and collaboratively, manage projects, and prioritize to satisfy competing project deadlines;
    • practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • and, is eligible to work in the United States.

    Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to handle prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer;
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 

    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, 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 will be accepted until position has been filled.

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.