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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  • Housekeeper

    POSITION TITLE:          Housekeeper
     
    POSITION
    DESCRIPTION:         Housekeeper will keep their assigned area clean and maintained in an orderly condition, and will at all times handle their self’s and School properly/equipment in a professional manner. Housekeeper shifts may fluctuate in order to fulfill the needs of Annie Wright School as determined by the supervisor.
     
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:    H/S diploma or GED, one yr. min. of successful experience in janitorial/housekeeping or position. Ability to read and understand MSDS and directions regarding the use of housekeeper/janitorial products used by the School. Must demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision and direction in accomplishing work goals.
     
     
    APPLICATION
    PROCEDURE:           Applicants should send a cover letter specifying interest in this position and a resume or an application to Annie Wright School 827 North Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403.  Email resume to judy_skipper@aw.org
  • Lower School Teacher

    A Lower School Teacher at AWS is the core classroom teacher for 16 students. The teacher is responsible for instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in integrated as well as stand alone lessons. Specialists teach Spanish, technology, physical education, music, and art.  There is also a science teacher who provides opportunities in the Lower School science lab, and some classroom instruction should supplement and/or compliment what occurs in the lab. The Lower School is authorized for the International Baccalaureate Program’s Primary Years Program (PYP). Specialists and classroom teachers plan an integrated curriculum according to the standards and practices of the PYP. . 

    In addition to fulfilling the mission of the school and implementing the Lower School curriculum, the teacher will:
               
    1. Provide stimulating authentic, differentiated learning experiences that build essential academic skills.
    2. Work closely with other members of the LS faculty to ensure continuity within the grade level and from grade to grade.
    3. Build students’ confidence and self-esteem, as you come to know them as learners and individuals.
    4. Practice and model respect for individual differences, learning styles and rates of learning.
    5. Encourage the development of shared community values, such as honesty, kindness and respect.
    6. Support the unit school concept through participation in cross-divisional faculty as well as student based activities.
    7. Actively support school policies and procedures.
    8. Maintain a professional relationship with parents, providing them with feedback through weekly letters, conferences twice a year, written progress reports three times a year, and a reasonable amount of correspondence and phone interaction on an as needed basis.
    9. Maintain a cordial and professional relationship with colleagues.
    10. Demonstrate willingness to continually develop curriculum, teaching strategies and approaches.
    11. Coordinate with specialist teachers to encourage integration of their subjects and classroom topics and themes.
     
    In addition to instructional duties, Lower School teachers are expected to participate in daily carline, recess and dining hall duties; and to participate in all division and all-school faculty meetings and professional days.
     
    Professional Experience
    A minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Advanced degree preferred.
    Experience with the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate, Math in Focus, Writers’ Workshop, and Junior Great Books an asset
    Commitment to an eclectic reading / writing program that includes but is not limited to phonics instruction
    Commitment to and experience with multicultural education
     
    Submit your cover letter and resume to judy_skipper@aw.org
     
     
     
     
  • Lower School Teaching Assistant

    The Early Childhood Teaching Assistant assists the core classroom teacher. In addition to fulfilling the mission of the school and assisting in classrooms and teaching small groups as assigned by teachers or the Director, the Teaching Assistant:
     
    1. Helps, with lead teacher guidance, provide stimulating learning experiences and play opportunities that build foundational social and academic skills
    2. Builds students’ confidence and self-esteem, and encourage students’ participation in the community
    3. Practices and models respect for individual differences, learning styles and rates of learning.
    4. Fosters the development of shared community values, such as honesty, kindness and respect.
    5. Supports the unit school concept through occasional participation in faculty/staff meetings as well as student based activities.
    6. Actively supports school policies and procedures.
    7. Maintains a professional relationship with parents, assisting teachers with feedback through weekly letters, in conferences twice a year, and on written progress reports twice a year,
    8. Willingly and enthusiastically accepts direction and guidance from lead teachers, and maintains a cordial and professional relationship with colleagues.
    9. Facilitates students’ transitions to carline, Extended Day, Clubs, or the bus at the end of the day.
     
    Hours are from 7:00- 3:30 or 7:30 - 4:00, or as assigned with two weekend days per school year required for Admission events.  Teaching Assistants are expected to work all days that teachers are present and some portion of school breaks.
     
    In addition to assisting teachers with instructional duties and classroom routines, the Teaching Assistant is expected to participate in daily carpool and recess duties; supervise children during lunch; and to fulfill other duties as directed by the lead teacher or LS Director.

    Professional Experience
    • A college degree is preferred
    • Experience with young children is essential
     
       Submit your cover letter and resume to judy_skipper@aw.org
  • Physical & Health Education Teacher-Part time

    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, starting in Fall 2017, and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. 
     
     
    Annie Wright Lower and Middle divisions seek a part-time health and physical education teacher for grades 3 - 8.  Start date for the 2017-18 academic year will be Tuesday, August 22.  Applicants should forward electronic resume and cover letter to Judy Skipper, Human Resources, at Annie Wright Schools, judy_skipper@aw.org.  It is possible that this position could be full time if combined with the part-time swim instructor position.
     
  • Swim Instructor-Part time

    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, starting in Fall 2017, and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.
     
     
    Annie Wright seeks a part-time swim instructor for students ages pre-school through grade 5 for the 2017-18 academic year.  Applicants should forward electronic resume and cover letter to Judy Skipper, Human Resources, at Annie Wright Schools, judy_skipper@aw.org.  It is possible that this position could be full time if combined with the part-time health and physical education position.
  • Upper School Administrative Assistant & All-School Registrar

    POSITION:                Upper School Administrative Assistant & All-School Registrar
    STARTS:                    July, 2017
     
    Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are comprised of a co-educational Day School (grades PS-8) and two single-gender Upper School divisions (grades 9-12). The Upper School for Boys will enroll its first class this fall.  The Upper School for Girls, which has existed since the School’s founding, totals 188 students, 95 of whom live in residence, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
     
    The Perfect Candidate:  The perfect candidate for this position will be… 
     
    -         customer service minded and technologically skilled;
     
    -         experienced with student information systems and software;
     
    -         highly organized and able to efficiently multi-task;
     
    -         a natural problem solver who takes initiative.
     
    Responsibilities:  The US Administrative Assistant & All-School Registrar reports directly to the Director of Upper School and supports the day-to-day operation of the Upper School while also providing back-end support for the Lower and Middle Schools. 
     
    Specifically, this position serves as the expert for MyAW, the School’s student information system.  In addition, this position manages attendance and student records, supports the various Upper School departments, and serves as the School’s PDSO within SEVIS.
     
    Qualifications:  
    -         Administrative experience, ideally within a school setting
    -         A bachelor’s degree
    -         Strong technological skills
     
    Salary/Benefits:  Compensation includes salary (based on education and experience) and full benefits, including daily lunch and tuition remission.
     
    Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to:
    judy_skipper@aw.org
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
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 co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys, starting in Fall 2017, and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Learn more at www.aw.org.