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.
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 lunch
  • Free street parking

Current Employment Announcements

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  • Bus Driver

    Annie Wright is seeking a substitute Bus Driver to be available immediately. This is a part-time position.

    School Overview
    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. 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, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Substitute Bus Driver must be available to drive our regular morning and afternoon routes as well as frequent assignments for transporting athletics teams.

    Qualifications
    The Substitute Bus Driver must have:
    • A valid Washington State driver’s license, including CDL with passenger endorsements;
    • An acceptable driving record;
    • And a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

    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.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at derek_zhao@aw.org.
  • Graphic Designer & Advancement Associate

    Annie Wright is seeking a Graphic Designer & Advancement Associate to begin on December 17, 2018. This is a full time position.

    School Overview
    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. 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, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Graphic Design & Advancement Associate plays a vital role in supporting communication, development, admission and enrollment management initiatives for Annie Wright Schools. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and is an integral member of the Advancement Team.

    The Associate works particularly closely with the communications team to produce collateral that supports admissions and development efforts and with the admission team to support a mission-focused enrollment management program, including an exceptional and welcoming admissions process from inquiry to enrollment. In addition, the Associate provides administrative and event support to the admissions team.

    This is a full-time, 40 hour/week, 12-month, non-exempt position with some evening and weekend work. The expected daily schedule is 7:30 am-4:00 pm during the school year.

    Graphic Design Responsibilities
    • As part of the communications team, support the admissions and development departments with marketing and communications through developing, creating and producing multimedia collateral, including advertisements, van and wall wraps, Strength magazine, brochures, fundraising pieces and more.
    • Manage and enforce brand standards and logo usage.
    • Manage stationery, business cards, letterhead, etc.
    • Consult and provide templates for programs, posters, etc.
    • Produce short videos for the web and admissions.
    • Manage photographers, photo needs and archiving, as well as production & vendor relationships.
    • Fulfill editorial tasks including proofreading and updating & maintaining the Annie Wright style guide.
    • Conduct regular web and SEO updates.
    • Assist with social media, including templates, hashtag campaigns and short videos.

    Admissions Responsibilities
    • Create a welcoming environment for all guests to the admissions office.
    • Be a knowledgeable and helpful first point-of-contact for prospective families, responding to all initial inquiries and questions (managing the admissions email inbox, answering the main admissions line and voicemails, and handling in-person queries).
    • Guide and support prospective students and families throughout the admission process, including giving tours.
    • Monitor and process inquiry and application form submissions daily.
    • Prepare and organize all admission materials for recruitment visits/events, inquiries, admission decisions, and acceptance packets.
    • Collaborate in the planning, design, and implementation of admissions events, manage these events, and coordinate pre-communication and follow-up.
    • When needed, represent the school at off-campus admission events and school fairs.
    • Assist with coordinating outreach to feeder schools by scheduling visits and maintaining the admissions/recruitment calendar for the office.
    • Maintain internal database of outreach and recruitment efforts and contact information.
    • Assist with the set-up and management of on-campus testing.

    Qualifications
    Graphic Design Requirements
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Expertise in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Demonstrated excellence in verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
    • Demonstrated experience with digital photography and editing, video production experience preferred
    • Ability to articulate and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences
    • Strong networking, relationship-building, and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to plan comprehensively, work independently and collaboratively, manage projects, and prioritize to satisfy competing project deadlines
    • Skills and experience with web publishing applications
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Apps, blogging, social media
    Admissions Requirements
    • Excellent customer service
    • Exceptional facility and aptitude with technology, specifically database management, Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite platforms, and mail merge functions.
    • Capacity to organize, maintain, and analyze data.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
    • Detail-oriented, with strong time-management and organizational skills.
    • Capability to prioritize and balance competing demands
    • Be proactive, self-motivated, and show strong initiative.
    • Ability and desire to work collaboratively as a team player and be able to take direction.
    • Discretion in handling confidential information and maintaining confidentiality within the Admissions Office.
    • Some evening and weekend hours are required.
    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

    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.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at derek_zhao@aw.org.
  • Housekeeper

    Annie Wright is seeking Housekeepers to begin immediately. Full time, part time, and substitute positions are available.

    School Overview
    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. 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, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The Housekeeper:
    • Keeps their assigned area of the school clean and maintained in an orderly condition;
    • Hands her/himself and the School’s property and equipment in a professional manner;
    • And is able to accommodate fluctuating shifts to fulfill the needs of Annie Wright Schools, as determined by the supervisor.

    Qualifications
    The Housekeeper:
    • Holds a high school diploma or GED;
    • Has successful experience in janitorial or housekeeping positions;
    • Is able to read and understand SDS and directions regarding the use of products used by the School;
    • Demonstrates the ability to work with minimal supervision and direction in accomplishing goals and tasks.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes an hourly wage. Full time employees are eligible for competitive benefits; part time and substitute positions are not eligible for benefits.

    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.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at derek_zhao@aw.org.
  • Math Teachers

    Annie Wright is seeking Math Teachers at multiple levels to begin on August 19, 2019. These are full time, faculty positions.

    School Overview
    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. 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, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    As Annie Wright grows, so does out need to recruit Math Teachers at multiple levels in Grades 6-12. Math teachers...
    • Teach Math in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework;
    • Work closely with colleagues to implement the Math curriculum using best practices in student-centered instruction and with relevant educational technologies;
    • Fulfill all faculty duties and maintain good communication with families about student progress.
    Qualifications
    Math teachers:
    • Hold a BA in Math, Education, or a related field;
    • Have experience teaching Math in a rigorous program at the middle and/or high school level;
    • Are familiar with the International Baccalaureate and its programs;
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working with middle and high school students and for the subject and familiarity with trends in math education.
    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

    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.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at derek_zhao@aw.org.
  • Middle School Office Coordinator

    Annie Wright is seeking a Middle School Office Coordinator to begin immediately. This is a part-time, hourly position.

    School Overview
    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. 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, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    The MS Office Coordinator provides support for the smooth running of the Middle School. To do this, the Coordinator:
    • provides administrative and clerical support to the Director of Middle School, including managing the Director’s calendar, coordinating communications with families, faculty, staff, and other schools, and completing short- and long-term projects;
    • coordinates logistics for special events, orders and distributes supplies for the Division, and coordinates with the Admissions team to welcome visitors and applicants;
    • and works from 7:45 am-1:00 pm on school days.
    Qualifications
    The MS Office Coordinator:
    • has experience as an administrative assistant or managing an office;
    • possesses excellent organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and attention to detail;
    • demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and related applications;
    • is ready to take initiative, will collaborate with colleagues, and has a good sense of humor.
    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.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at derek_zhao@aw.org.
     
  • Upper School for Boys Biology Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking a Biology Teacher in the Upper School for Boys to begin on August 19, 2019. This is a full-time position.

    School Overview
    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. 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, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Annie Wright opened the Upper School for Boys in Fall 2017, and for the 2019-2020 academic year, we will open our third class of USB students and anticipate the completion of a new academic building (including a new life science laboratory) for the division. As the school grows, the team of faculty, administrators, and students are working closely to develop a rigorous program, a caring environment, implementation of best practices for boys’ learning. The Upper School for Boys Biology Teacher:
    • Teaches Biology and potentially other Science 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 Science program for the Upper School for Boys and to align the science departments in both Upper Schools, as well as to implement the curriculum using best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies;
    • And fulfills all faculty duties, especially  good communication with families about student progress.
    • The USB Science Teacher may also elect to apply for an additional position as a dorm parent, which includes night and evening responsibilities with full room and board.

    Qualifications
    The USB Science Teacher:
    • Holds a BA in Science, Education, or a related field;
    • Has experience teaching high school Biology and demonstrates ability to teach multiple courses;
    • Is familiar with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme;
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working with high school boys and for the subject, and familiarity with trends in science education.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

    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.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at derek_zhao@aw.org.


  • Upper School for Boys Math Teacher

    Annie Wright is seeking a Math Teacher in the Upper School for Boys to begin on August 19, 2019. This is a full-time position.

    School Overview
    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. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate but coordinate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Annie Wright opened the Upper School for Boys in Fall 2017, and for the 2019-2020 academic year, we will open our third class of USB students and anticipate the completion of a new academic building for the division. As the school grows, the team of faculty, administrators, and students are working closely to develop a rigorous program, a caring environment, and implementation of best practices for boys’ learning. The Upper School for Boys Math Teacher:
    • Is able to teach Math at all levels, from Algebra through advanced Calculus, in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework;
    • Works closely with colleagues to develop the Math program for the Upper School for Boys and to implement the curriculum and the co-curriculum, using best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies;
    • And fulfills all faculty duties and maintains good communication with families about student progress.
    • The USB Math Teacher may also elect to apply for an additional position as a dorm parent, which includes night and evening responsibilities with full room and board.

    Qualifications
    The USB Math Teacher:
    • Holds a BA in Math, Education, or a related field;
    • Has experience teaching high school Math at multiple levels and demonstrates ability to teach multiple courses, including advanced calculus;
    • Is familiar with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme;
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working with high school boys in and out of the classroom and for the subject, and familiarity with trends in math education.

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

    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.

    To apply, email a resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to Mr. Derek Zhao, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at derek_zhao@aw.org.
For more information, please contact Judy Skipper, Human Resources and Payroll Manager, at 253.284.8621.

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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.

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.