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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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We currently do not have any open faculty roles. Please continue to check back for openings! 

Tacoma-Based Staff Positions

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  • Assistant Development Director

    Annie Wright Schools seek an Assistant Development Director to begin on July 1, 2021. 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 Assistant Director of Development supports the fundraising and special event functions of the school. Working closely with the Director of Development, the Assistant Director manages 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 Assistant Director will ensure that events reflect the mission, vision and strategic plan of Annie Wright Schools. Volunteer management and relationship building will be an important component of this role and an ability to connect, motivate and inspire is critical.

    Position Overview: Core Duties and Responsibilities
    The Assistant Development Director:
    • Manages logistics for fundraising and engagement events including Family Night and Gator Gala, Alumni Weekend and other community events throughout the year;
    • Provides leadership and 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;
    • Helps support and execute mid-level donor and donor acquisition plans;
    • 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 Communications Director;
    • Utilizes and helps maintain database software and tools to ensure data health and accuracy;
    • Works with the Director of Development, Communications Director and volunteers to draft and distribute event communications;
    • Fulfills other duties as assigned and reports to the Director of Development.

    Qualifications
    The Assistant Development Director, 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 Assistant Development Director: 
    • Holds a BA/BS;
    • Has at least 5 years experience working in fundraising, special events and volunteer management;
    • Demonstrates an understanding of donor databases (Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred), fundraising and auction software (Raiser’s Edge and Greater Giving preferred) and both Microsoft and Google suite tools;
    • 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.
  • Bus Driver (part-time)

    Annie Wright Schools seek a Bus Driver with a valid CDL license to begin September 1, 2021 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 athletics teams, and must ensure that all students are safely and successfully delivered to and from home each day.  

    The 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 school in the mornings and afternoons,
    • Verifies permissions of students who ride the bus, including COVID safety protocols,
    • 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 5 years;
    • Clean driving record (no traffic citations in last 5 years);
    • A current Medical Examiner’s Certificate; and
    • Is eligible to work in the United States.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes an hourly wage. 

    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.
  • Lower School Administrative Assistant

    Annie Wright is seeking a Lower School Administrative Assistant to begin on June 21, 2021. This is a full time, non-exempt 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 Lower School Administrative Assistant is responsible for overseeing the operations and administrative functions of the Lower School and the 10th Street Entrance. The Lower School Administrative Assistant works collaboratively with various stakeholders in support of Lower School initiatives and is able to manage independent projects in support of teachers, families and students. The Lower School Administrative Assistant is a kind and welcoming face for students each day, manages attendance processes, supports teachers with administrative tasks, and fields phone calls from families throughout the day. The Lower School Administrative Assistant is a warm and calming presence in a critical hub of the school. They are able to skillfully manage crying students when they are hurt, reassure parents with concerns, connect people with the school Nurse or other people as appropriate, manage maintenance requests, and meet deadlines of school protocols.  

    Reporting to the Director of the Lower School, the Lower School Administrative Assistant will bring creativity, clarity and empathy to help ensure that the Lower School is a thriving, nurturing program. The Lower School Administrative Assistant is an integral member of the Lower School team and administrative support of the school and works closely with other administrative support to ensure thorough coverage when needed. 

    Annie Wright Schools’ strong community starts with the faculty and staff who are dedicated to the growth, health, and education of our students. By serving as a key support for the Lower School faculty, staff, students and families, the Lower School Administrative Assistant allows faculty and staff to focus on upholding the mission and the students at the core of the institution. 

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Lower Administrative Assistant and Registrar:
    • Manages daily student attendance, after school plans, and absence procedures for the Lower School;
    • Functions as a receptionist for the 10th Street Entrance and implements visitor and security protocols including monitoring security cameras and access to the campus; 
    • Maintains updated school, faculty, and substitute rosters. Provide support for databases, transcripts, rosters, schedules, and forms as directed;  
    • Manage supplies for the Lower School, including classroom supplies requests from teachers and maintaining other office supplies for Lower School staff; 
    • Develops and demonstrates familiarity with the school’s student information system and other school management systems and databases in order to maintain and update online rosters, communications, and maintain, update, upload and/or collate electronic and physical academic, health, and other records in accordance with legal requirements and school needs;
    • Collates content and publishes weekly communications to families in the Lower School;
    • Serves as a point person for families’ inquiries about daily school operations and appropriately directs families to other departments or colleagues in the school;
    • Maintains confidentiality and discretion on all student and professional matters; 
    • Reports, and provides support, to the Director of the Lower School as needed, including coordinating substitute teachers for anticipated absences and managing daily administrative tasks to maintain the smooth operations of the office and support the management of the Lower School.

    Qualifications
    The Lower School Administrative Assistant will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Lower School Administrative Assistant:
    • Holds an associate’s degree in a relevant field;
    • Experience with administrative work, ideally at least 3 years, in a school or similar setting;
    • Proven experience interfacing with a variety of constituents, including students, families, and educational professionals; 
    • Demonstrates proficiency with multiple systems including Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Blackbaud, ManageBac and other relevant technological resources. Extensive experience with web-based systems;
    • Demonstrates advanced communication and editing skills, and organizational skills; 
    • Is able to maintain an atmosphere of professional warmth and welcome for all members of the community even in stressful situations;
    • Is able to manage multiple simultaneous projects amidst a dynamic atmosphere and to prioritize and follow-through with tasks;
    • Is eligible to work in the United States. 

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits including medical and dental benefits, a retirement plan and daily lunch. This is an hourly staff position and pays $18.40 an 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, 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.

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.