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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 Jean Webber, Director of Finance & Operations. 

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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  • Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher

    Annie Wright Schools are seeking a Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher to begin August 23, 2021. This is a full time, 12-month staff position and reports directly to the Lower 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 Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher is a passionate educator who finds joy in working with young students in this wonderful educational transition from early childhood into primary school. They are intuitive and see the academic and social-emotional needs that arise throughout the school day when working with five and six year olds. The Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher understands the importance of their role as a support to both the lead teacher and the students, and is comfortable stepping in as needed to assist in a variety of duties from reading groups to Morning Meeting to snack and recess. The Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher builds strong relationships with students, supporting them to be their best as a learner and a friend. They see them for who they are, build upon their strengths and with the classroom teacher, support them in their areas of growth. While there is always work to do in the Kindergarten classroom, the Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher approaches each day with flexibility and positivity, allowing them to have fun above all else with the students and teachers.  

    Core duties & responsibilities
    The Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher:
    • assists in the Kindergarten classrooms in the Lower School and supports school policies and procedures in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework; 
    • assists in supporting the academic and social and emotional growth of the students;
    • supports the lead teacher with classroom management;
    • facilitates the end-of-day transition for students from the classroom to carline, bus routes, Extended Day, or Clubs, and performs other duties as assigned; 
    • assists in supervising and leading as part of the Extended Day program during school breaks and summer programming;
    • maintains a professional relationship with families and assists teachers with feedback through weekly class pages, in conferences twice a year, and on written progress reports twice a year;
    • invites feedback and follows direction from lead teachers, and maintains a cordial and professional relationship with colleagues.

    Qualifications
    The Kindergarten Classroom Assistant Teacher:
    • holds a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree is preferred); 
    • has experience working in schools with young children;
    • demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with the Kindergarten teaching team;
    • open to feedback and support to grow professionally;
    • practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • is available to work year-round on school days and during school breaks from 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

    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 at $17.28 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 filled.
  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Annie Wright Schools seek a Middle School Science Teacher to begin on August 23, 2021. This is a full-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 Middle School Science Teacher is passionate about what they do and who they teach. They use real world examples in their science lessons to make their classes come alive and to engage students in inquiry, experimental design, and scientific research. This teacher gives detailed feedback to their students to enable them to grow through the learning experience and to become thoughtful and reflective citizen-scientists. While hands-on science labs are the starting point for investigations, this teacher guides students to use a wide range of interactive resources and media, make interdisciplinary connections, and consider the implications of science from a global perspective. They view science as fluid, wherein life science, physical science, and earth science do not exist in silos, but are instead integrated with units emphasizing the connections between these areas of study.

    Community and strong, positive relationships are essential in Middle School; therefore, the Middle School Science Teacher must authentically connect with young adolescents of all backgrounds and abilities to enable them to explore the world from multiple perspectives with eagerness and drive. Compassion and an understanding of the needs of this age group are vital to simultaneously support each student's academic and social-emotional growth and hold them accountable for their actions and choices.

    While energy, patience, and a little bit of goofiness are key elements that are indispensable for this position, the Middle School Science Teacher is also a team player who thrives in collaborative endeavors, both as an advisor and as a subject specialist. The creation and implementation of interdisciplinary units of inquiry that captivate, inform, and stretch our students are essential components of the Middle Years Program. While experience of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is not a prerequisite, an appreciation of criterion-based grading and the global holistic approach of the IB is important. 

    Position Overview: Core Duties and Responsibilities
    The Middle School Science Teacher: 
    • teaches in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework; 
    • works closely with the Director of Middle School and other faculty to teach Science in Grade 7 and Grade 8. For the right candidate, a section of Middle School Math may also be available;
    • collaborates with other faculty, including the Director of Middle School, student Advisors, the Lower & Middle School Counselor, and other colleagues to develop programming;
    • implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies; 
    • participates in collaborative planning and faculty meetings, serves as a Middle School Advisor, and fulfills other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    The Middle School 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 Middle School Science Teacher: 
    • holds a BA in Science, Education, or a related field;
    • demonstrates success as a teacher at the Middle School level, strengths as a passionate scientist and an interest in interdisciplinary curriculum development;
    • is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework and is familiar with trends in education;
    • demonstrates enthusiasm for working with Middle School-aged students and for the subject;
    • is a strong communicator and empathetic listener and practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • demonstrates proficiency in educational technologies, flexibility, and excellent organizational skills;
    • 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.
  • Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher

    Annie Wright Schools are seeking a Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher to begin June 17, 2021. This is a full time staff position and reports directly to the Lower 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 Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher is a passionate educator who finds joy in working with young students in their beginning journey into school. They are intuitive and see the social-emotional needs that arise throughout the school day when working with three to five year olds. Their love of learning leads them to make connections with the students of their learning in the world around them. The Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher understands the importance of their role as a support to both the lead teacher and the students, and is comfortable stepping in as needed to assist in a variety of duties from Morning Meeting to snack and recess to rest time and station rotations. The Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher builds strong relationships with students, supporting them to be their best as a learner and a friend. They see them for who they are, build upon their strengths and with the classroom teacher, support them in their areas of growth. While there is always work to do in the Preschool classroom, the Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher approaches each day with flexibility and positivity, allowing them to have fun above all else with the students and teachers.  

    Core duties & responsibilities
    The Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher:
    • assists in the Preschool classrooms in the Lower School and supports school policies and procedures in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework; 
    • assists in supporting the academic and social and emotional growth of the students;
    • supports the lead teacher with classroom management;
    • facilitates the end-of-day transition for students from the classroom to carline, bus routes, Extended Day, or Clubs, and performs other duties as assigned; 
    • assists in supervising and leading as part of the Preschool Wraparound program during school breaks and summer programming;
    • maintains a professional relationship with families and assists teachers with feedback through weekly class pages, in conferences twice a year, and on written progress reports twice a year;
    • invites feedback and follows direction from lead teachers, and maintains a cordial and professional relationship with colleagues.

    Qualifications
    The Preschool Classroom Assistant Teacher:
    • holds a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree is preferred); 
    • has experience working with preschool aged children;
    • demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with the Preschool teaching team;
    • is open to feedback and support to grow professionally;
    • practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • is available to work year-round from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

    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 at $17.02 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 filled.
  • Upper School for Girls Global Politics Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper School for Girls Global Politics Teacher to begin on August 23, 2021. This is a full 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 Upper School for Girls (USG) Global Politics Teacher brings the concepts of power, development, human rights issues and sustainability to life through engaging discussions, active class participation, and critical studies about current event issues unfolding in today’s world. Specifically, the teacher might focus on either year one or year two of higher-level IB Global Politics and would introduce students to different theoretical perspectives, guide them through the required engagement project and help them hone their knowledge about contemporary global political challenges, helping students see and recognize their own place in these complex issues.

    In all cases, the USG Global Politics teacher uses a variety of disciplines to help students
    understand abstract political concepts and international mindedness by facilitating debate and dialogue from a multiplicity of perspectives. The teacher would make their classes come alive and engage students in inquiry, analytical thought, and effective writing. The teacher provides detailed feedback to their students to enable them to grow through the learning experience and to become thoughtful and reflective citizens. The teacher also guides students to use a wide range of resources and media, makes interdisciplinary connections, and considers the implications of different political issues on a local, national and global scale.

    The USG Global Politics teacher must be able to form authentic connections with high school students of all backgrounds and abilities. In addition to supporting young learners in the classroom and developing their understanding of how power dynamics inform current affairs, the USG Teacher supports students’ growth and understanding of their role within the school community and more broadly, by serving as an advisor and by leaning in to the playful and collegial nature of the Upper Schools communities through a variety of annual co-curricular day, evening and weekend events.

    As a core member of the Upper School for Girls faculty, the USG Global Politics Teacher
    reports to the Upper Schools for Girls Division Director, 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.

    Position Overview: core duties & responsibilities
    The Upper School for Girls Global Politics Teacher:
    • teaches IB Global Politics in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework;
    • works closely with colleagues to develop the Humanities program in the Upper School for Girls and to align it with other divisions;
    • communicates effectively with parents informally as needed and formally through consistent recording of grades and comments in an electronic gradebook and in narrative reports at quarter and semester;
    • Implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies;
    • fulfills all faculty duties, including serving as an IB Extended Essay Advisor or student advisor;
    • 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;
    • engages fully in professional responsibilities of a preschool through twelfth grade community, including attending meetings and serving on committees, as called.
    Qualifications
    The Upper School for Girls Global Politics 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 School for Girls Global Politics Teacher:
    • holds a BA in history or other related field, preferably, holds an MA degree;
    • demonstrates success teaching high school Humanities at multiple levels;
    • is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework and is familiar with trends in education;
    • has experience in, interest in and/or enthusiasm about teaching in a single gender environment;
    • is a strong communicator and empathetic listener and practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • demonstrates proficiency in educational technologies, flexibility, and excellent organizational skills;
    • 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.
  • Upper School for Girls Social Studies Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper School for Girls Social Studies Teacher to begin on August 23, 2021. This is a full 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 Upper School for Girls (USG) Social Studies Teacher brings history to life through engaging discussions, active class participation, and a true passion for storytelling and making history relevant to all students. Specifically, in Grade 10, the USG Social Studies Teacher will explore world history, while in Grades 11 and 12, the Teacher might focus on either year one or year two of higher level International Baccalaureate History, a study of selected topics within the twentieth century, Global Politics, or possibly Environmental Systems and Societies.

    In all cases, the USG Social Studies Teacher uses historical and contemporary texts and artifacts that reflect a variety of lived experiences to make their classes come alive and to engage students in inquiry, analytical thought, and effective writing.  The USG Social Studies Teacher gives detailed feedback to their students to enable them to grow through the learning experience and to become thoughtful and reflective citizens. The teacher guides students to use a wide range of resources and media, make interdisciplinary connections, and consider the implications of social studies from a global and multi-dimensional perspective. 

    The USG Social Studies Teacher must be able to form authentic connections with high school students of all backgrounds and abilities. In addition to supporting young historians in the classroom and developing their understanding of how history informs current affairs, the USG Social Studies Teacher supports students’ growth and understanding of their role within the school community and more broadly, by serving as an advisor and by leaning in to the playful and collegial nature of the Upper Schools communities through a variety of annual co-curricular day, evening and weekend events.

    As a core member of the Upper School for Girls faculty, the Social Studies Teacher reports to both Upper Schools for Girls Division Director, 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.

    Position Overview: core duties & responsibilities
    The Upper School for Girls Social Studies Teacher: 
    • teaches history and social studies courses in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework;
    • works closely with colleagues to develop the Humanities program in the Upper School for Girls and to align it with other divisions;
    • communicates effectively with parents informally as needed and formally through consistent recording of grades and comments in an electronic gradebook and in narrative reports at quarter and semester;
    • Implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies; 
    • fulfills all faculty duties, including serving as an IB Extended Essay Advisor or student advisor;
    • 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;
    • engages fully in professional responsibilities of a preschool through twelfth grade community, including attending meetings and serving on committees, as called.

    Qualifications
    The Upper School for Girls Social Studies 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 School for Girls Social Studies Teacher:
    • holds a BA in history or other related field, preferably, holds an MA degree;
    • demonstrates success teaching high school Humanities at multiple levels;
    • is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework and is familiar with trends in education;
    • has experience in, interest in and/or enthusiasm about teaching in a single gender environment;
    • is a strong communicator and empathetic listener and practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
    • demonstrates proficiency in educational technologies, flexibility, and excellent organizational skills;
    • 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.
  • Upper Schools Business & Math Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking an Upper Schools Business and Math Teacher to begin on August 23, 2021. This is a full 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 Upper Schools Business and Math 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 Business Teacher is a mentor, a guide and an advocate for student voice and exploration.

    The Business and Math Teacher serves as a guide to translate goals into action by building financial, consumer and digital literacy, and ensuring students have the tools to make smart financial decisions through basic financial literacy, Business Mathematics or other similar courses. 

    In Grades 11 and 12, through the IB Business Management curriculum, the Business Teacher inspires an examination of how business organizations function, the way in which individuals and groups interact in the workplace, the impacts of context on business decisions, and how these are different based on cultural, organizational, and structural elements, as well as an evaluation of the voices and perspectives present and missing in this work. Through elevating student voice and personal expression, the Business Teacher allows students to own their learning and make the subject relevant to their own lives. 

    In the after-school (s)Elective space, the Business Teacher further leans in to the roles of mentor and guide. In this space innovation and creativity reign. The Business Teacher equips students to explore entrepreneurial ventures, learn skills, and examine the world of business through hands-on activities, interviews and trips, while encouraging collaborative and innovative ways to engage with and support the local community. As a mentor, the Business Teacher encourages students to begin building a resume and supports students as they build skills, establish contacts, and develop the confidence to innovate, create, and contribute to their communities.  

    As a core member of the Upper Schools faculty, the Business and Math 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.


    Position Overview: core duties & responsibilities
    The Upper Schools Business and Math Teacher:
    • Teaches Business courses in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework, including financial literacy-based Business elective or Business Math classes and IB Business Management, in Grades 11 and 12; 
    • Implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies; 
    • Serves as a mentor to students interested in business careers, providing guidance and encouraging networking opportunities;
    • Leads the Business (s)Elective, an after-school activity, and develops, supervises and encourages business ventures - including the school bookstore-, business learning through programs like DECA, Diamond Challenge or others, and local, national, and sometimes international, field trips;
    • 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 Business and Math 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 Business and Math Teacher:
    • Holds a BA in Business, Math or a related field; 
    • Has experience as a teacher of Business and Math at the high school level and/or has a depth of experience working in a business environment;
    • 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;
    • 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.

    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.

Tacoma-Based Staff Positions

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  • Bus Drive (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.  

    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.
  • Extended Day Staff

    Annie Wright is seeking Staff for the Extended Day program.

    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 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.

    Position Overview: core duties & responsibilities
    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.

    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.

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.