About Us

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 children, ages 3-18, 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.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Board of Trustees of Annie Wright Schools remains 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.

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.

Available Benefits

  • 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
  • Free lunch
  • Free street parking

Employment Announcements

Faculty Positions

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  • Director of Upper School for Boys

    Annie Wright Schools are seeking a Director of the Upper School for Boys, to begin July 1, 2021. The role of Division Director reports directly to the Head of Schools. This position is charged with comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in the Upper School for Boys and is a full time, senior leadership position.

    School Overview
    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. Annie Wright 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 around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering the IB program in every division.

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

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Division Director:
    • directs the activities of the faculty and staff in performing their daily duties;
    • evaluates the faculty to ensure professionalism, teaching excellence, community involvement, and engagement with professional development;
    • champions boys’ education and understands the research supporting a single-gender academic approach;
    • oversees academic records and the communication of students’ academic progress;
    • builds the daily academic schedule and makes class assignments for faculty; builds and disseminates individual student course schedules;
    • conducts regular meetings with faculty;
    • ensures compliance with the requirements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and co-manages the DP Coordinator, who oversees the Diploma Programme across the two Upper School divisions;
    • manages the USB Assistant Director, who executes the co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and who oversees all disciplinary proceedings;
    • manages the Learning Specialist and Director of College Counseling, who oversee learning support and college counseling, respectively;
    • co-manages the School Counselor who oversees social emotional counseling across the two Upper School divisions;
    • writes the Friday Flash, a weekly communication to students and parents and The Week Ahead, a weekly communication to the USB Faculty;
    • develops and maintains a comprehensive calendar of USB events; keeps the entire school community informed of various USB programs and activities;
    • leads the hiring process for new USB faculty and staff;
    • fosters a healthy, positive culture within the student body and amongst the faculty;
    • is a visible presence in all areas of the USB and school.
    • assists in the admission process at the direction of the USB Admissions Director;
    • performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Schools.

    Qualifications
    The Division Director:
    • holds a bachelor’s degree and, ideally, a master’s degree;
    • has administrative experience at the high school level, preferably within independent schools;
    • demonstrates experience with the IB Diploma Program as an administrator or teacher;
    • has excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interface well with varied constituencies;
    • has the ability to handle multiple projects/tasks with great attention to detail in an environment with near constant interruptions;
    • is eligible to work in the United States.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits 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. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly 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 Ms. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
  • Grade Level Teaching Assistant

    Annie Wright is seeking Grade Level Teaching Assistants in the Middle School (Grades 6-8).

    School Overview
    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. Annie Wright 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 around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

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

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities

    Grade Level Teaching Assistants...
    • provide instructional support to grade level teachers;
    • aid students in their daily tasks, online or in person as needed, to help ensure their understanding of subject matter and use of materials;
    • provide supervision and support during recesses/breaks and lunch;
    • and maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality.
    Qualifications
    Grade Level Teaching Assistants…
    • hold a BA, ideally in education or a related field (teaching certification is a plus);
    • has experience working with and/or teaching youth;
    • are detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to follow written and oral instructions;
    • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with students, faculty, and staff, and parents;
    • demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships with students in a short period of time;
    • exhibit confidence and capability in providing instruction;
    • and are available from 7:30 am-4:00 pm.
    Compensation & benefits
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $17.02 and competitive benefits.

    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remains 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 encouraged to apply.

    To apply, email a resume, email, and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Ms. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is 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).

    School Overview
    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. Annie Wright 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 around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

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

    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
    Substitute teachers…

    • hold a BA in education or a related field (teaching certification is a plus);
    • has experience working with and/or teaching youth; 
    • are detail-oriented and demonstrate the ability to follow written and oral instructions;
    • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with students, faculty, and staff, and parents;
    • demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships with students in a short period of time;
    • exhibit confidence and capability in providing instruction;
    • are willing and able to work while standing for most of the day, with few breaks to sit (especially for Lower School Substitute Teachers);
    • are available on short notice and on a regular basis, and respond promptly to requests for substituting;
    • and are available from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.
     
    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remains 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 encouraged to apply.

    To apply, email a resume, email, and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org.

Staff Positions

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  • Bus Driver

    Annie Wright is seeking a substitute Bus Driver to be available immediately. This is a part-time position.

    School Overview
    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. Annie Wright 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 around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

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

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Substitute Bus Driver must be available to drive our regular morning and afternoon routes as well as frequent assignments for transporting athletics teams.

    Qualifications
    The Substitute Bus Driver must have:
    • A valid Washington State driver’s license, including CDL with passenger endorsements;
    • An acceptable driving record;
    • And a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes an hourly wage.

    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remains 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 encouraged to apply.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at erin_gann@aw.org.
  • Extended Day Staff

    Annie Wright is seeking Staff for the Extended Day program.

    School Overview
    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. Annie Wright 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 around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

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

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Extended Day at Annie Wright offers programming for students in Preschool through Grade 8 before and after the regular school day and during school vacations. Extended Day includes a variety of opportunities for students in a safe and nurturing environment. On school days, Extended Day runs from 2:45-6:00 pm, and on non-school days including school breaks and summer, Extended Day runs from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Extended Day Staff responsibilities include:
    • supervising students, tracking students’ attendance, and providing support to ED leadership and Annie Wright faculty;
    • organizing and leading activities for students, including arts & crafts and games;
    • and supporting for Extended Day leadership and other Faculty and fulfill other duties as assigned, such as supervising a study hall.

    Qualifications
    Extended Day Staff:
    • 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 eligible to work in the United States.

    Compensation
    Compensation includes an hourly wage of $12.35/hour.

    Application Process
    Annie Wright Schools remains 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 encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Judy Skipper, Human Resources and Payroll Manager.
The Board of Trustees of Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all student applicants. Annie Wright Schools shall recruit, admit, and teach students without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political ideology, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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.