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 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.

Current Employment Announcements

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  • Director of Lower School

    Annie Wright Schools Seek a Director of Lower School for July 1, 2018.
     
    Annie Wright Schools are seeking an energetic, visionary and wise leader to be the next Dirctor of Lower School. Annie Wright's Lower School encompasses Preschool through Grade 5, and the successful candidate will possess a broad and deep understanding of primary education, and have experience teaching at the elementary level. Essential qualities include impeccable judgement, compassion, warmth, and excellent organizational and communication skills. The ability to connect deeply with students, faculty and parents will be vital. Annie Wright is an IB World School, and is one of few independent schools in the US to offer the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. While IB experience would be a distinct advantage, it is not a prerequisite.
     
    The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Schools, and will join an experienced, highly effective and fun senior leadership team. This 12-month position is exempt. The compensation and benefits are competitive.
     
    To apply, please send the following by email:
     
    • A single page letter of application
    • A resume not to exceed two pages
    • A one-page statement outlining your educational philosophy and leadership style
    • The names and contact information of four references (references will only be contacted for candidates who make the final round of interviews)
     
    Please send applications by email to:
     
    Debbie Melillo, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, debbie_melillo@aw.org
     
    Applications should be received by Friday, October 20. Semifinal interviews will take place via Skype. Finalists will be invited to campus in mid/late November for a two-day interview, and it is planned that an appointment will be made before December 15, 2017.

    About Annie Wright Schools: 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. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.
     
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 parking

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  • Disability and 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.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    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.
For more information, please contact Judy Skipper, Human Resources and Payroll Manager, at 253.284.8621.

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
Main Campus:
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

Downtown Campus:
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
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 co-ed 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.