Employment

Current Openings at Westside School

Westside School
10404 34th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146

www.westsidesideschool.org

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Westside School is searching for a Middle School Language Arts teacher to join our faculty for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.
The Language Arts teacher will facilitate a two year study of literature, writing and language, and will work closely alongside the core fifth and sixth grade academic team. This is an
exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic LA teacher to join our community and shape the future of Westside School.

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Teaching two sections each of fifth and sixth grade Language Arts
  • Differentiating instruction to serve both high achievers and those needing extra support
  • Serving as advisor to small group of fifth and sixth grade students
  • Participating in outdoor excursions in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Attending faculty and community meetings

Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Language arts teaching experience in the Middle School grades
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in literature, writing, or related fields
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches
  • Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
  • Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the language arts classroom

To apply, please send a resume and a letter of inquiry to employment, employment@westsideschool.org


Middle School Spanish Teacher

Westside School is searching for a Middle School Spanish Teacher to join our faculty for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. We are continuing to strengthen our Middle School program, which encompasses fifth through eighth grade, by expanding our language program. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic Spanish teacher to join our community and shape the future of Westside School.

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Teaching one section each of fifth through eighth grade Spanish
  • Differentiating instruction to serve both heritage speakers and those needing extra support
  • Serving as advisor to small group of fifth and sixth grade students
  • Participating in outdoor excursions in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Attending faculty and community meetings

Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Spanish teaching experience in the Middle School grades
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Spanish, Spanish education, or related field
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches
  • Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
  • Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the Spanish classroom

To apply, please send a resume and a letter of inquiry to employment, employment@westsideschool.org


Middle School Mathematics Teacher


Westside School is searching for a Middle School Mathematics Teacher to join our faculty for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. We are continuing to strengthen our Middle School program, which encompasses fifth through eighth grade, by expanding our mathematics teaching team. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic math teacher to join our community and shape the future of Westside School.


Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Teaching two sections each of fifth and sixth grade mathematics
  • Differentiating instruction to serve both high achievers and those needing extra support
  • Serving as advisor to small group of fifth and sixth grade students
  • Participating in outdoor excursions in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Attending faculty and community meetings

Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Mathematics teaching experience in the middle school grades
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches
  • Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
  • Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the mathematics classroom

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to employment@westsideschool.org.

Lower School Instructional Assistant

The role of Lower School Instructional Assistant is to provide support to students in the classroom and throughout the school day. The Instructional Assistant’s day may include leading small groups during literacy or math lessons, working one-on-one with students, supervising students during recess and lunch periods and working with students to problem-solve social and emotional conflicts with peers.

Additionally, Instructional Assistants provide leadership during our Extended Day Program, which provides morning care support for families beginning at 7:30am and evening support until 6:00pm. We encourage and support our Instructional Assistants to implement programs, teach classes and practice teaching small groups while working in the extended day program.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

A desire to become an elementary school teacher or other related fields in education

Experience working with elementary school students

A willingness to learn about, reflect upon and support initiatives that benefit students

An expressed effort to collaborate with colleagues, accept feedback and conduct one’s self in a professional manner

Associates or Bachelors Degree or working toward completion of an academic certificate

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with hours set between 7:15am-6:15pm.

Start Date: on or about August 2017

To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume, and three professional references via email to employment@westsideschool.org.


Westside School Faculty

Westside has grown steadily over the last decade, and supports a faculty and staff of 60. The school typically hires several faculty members annually and has opened a recruitment period for applicants for the following areas:

Lower School (kindergarten through fourth grade)

Middle School Math (fifth through eighth grade)

Middle School Humanities (fifth through eighth grade)

We believe we should always be looking for wonderful candidates and welcome applications at this time. It is our hope a regular practice of recruitment will encourage the broadest, deepest and most diverse applicant pool. Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to employment@westsideschool.org.


Substitute teachers

Westside School is looking for both teachers and instructional assistants with experience working with children in grades, pre-kindergarten and eighth grade, to add to our substitute roster. We also need substitutes for music and performing arts, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, physical education, and visual arts.
The ideal candidate will be accessible for early morning calls. Candidates with partial availability during the week are also encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and references to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer.


If you are interested in working in an independent school, check for job postings on the Northwest Association for Independent School's (NWAIS) website.

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