About Us

Employment

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. 
Saturday, March 12, 20202
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual
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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.

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  • Upper Schools Counselor

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper Schools Counselor to begin immediately. This is a full time staff position that reports directly to the Director of the Upper School for Girls and the Director of the Upper School for Boys. 

    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 Counselor is a dynamic and dedicated educator who supports students in both the Upper School for Girls and the Upper School for Boys. They are responsible for building, delivering, and refining the broader Upper Schools’ health and wellness curriculum as well as caring for the mental health of individual students. The Counselor serves as a key member of a team of administrators charged with supporting students in their journey through Grades 9-12, including another counselor, learning support coordinators, college counselors, and IB coordinators, assistant directors and directors of the upper schools. This team member serves as an advocate for wellness on campus and supports our older students as they navigate the sometimes challenging terrain of adolescence. Understanding that our community thrives when its members feel known, included, and embraced, the Upper Schools Counselor also demonstrates comfort, knowledge, and fluency in topics involving personal identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and ability. 

    Position overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Upper Schools Counselor...

    • Provides support to students as needed, especially those experiencing emotional challenges, and maintains appropriate communication and support for their families; when necessary, the Counselor refers families to outside counselors or psychologists for appropriate counseling or care;
    • Partners with our full team of counselors and administrators to ensure that all Upper School students feel known and supported;
    • Builds, delivers, and refines the broader Upper Schools’ health and wellness curriculum in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Student Life and other Upper Schools Counselor;
    • Promotes equity and access to rigorous educational experiences through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration;
    • Supports a positive learning environment for all members of the school community and addresses the needs of all students through culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs;
    • Assists students, families, faculty, and administrators in creating and implementing support plans for students;
    • Provides parent education opportunities throughout the year and parent support as needed;
    • Participates in grade-level teams to identify, strategize on, and support students’ needs, attends faculty meetings and fulfills other duties as assigned;
    • Provides referrals for students and families;
    • Participates actively in the life of a day/boarding independent school, including attendance at games, concerts and plays and some evening and weekend events throughout the academic year;
    • Reports to the Upper School Directors and engages fully in professional responsibilities including attending meetings and serving on committees, as called.

    Qualifications

    The Upper Schools Counselor 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 Counselor:


    • Holds a master’s degree in school counseling or psychology;
    • Has previous high school counseling experience;
    • Has 4-8 years of relevant experience;
    • Demonstrates responsiveness, empathy, organization, and professionalism;
    • Has experience working in an independent school;
    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working with high school students, and familiarity with current research and best practices in counseling, child development, social-emotional learning, and education;
    • And is eligible to work in the United States. 


    Physical Requirements
    • 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, 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.


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    Saturday, March 12, 2022
    Virtual
    For more information and to register visit Diversity Career Fair

Tacoma-Based Staff Positions

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  • Extended Day Activity Leader

    Annie Wright is seeking an Extended Day Activity Leader. This is a part-time, hourly position. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    To apply, complete this brief form

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    Saturday, March 12, 2022
    Virtual
    For more information and to register visit Diversity Career Fair

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.