Employment

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Current Openings at Westside School

Westside School

10404 34th Avenue SW

Seattle, WA  98146

www.westsidesideschool.org

www.insidewestsideschool.com 

 

Receptionist & Operations Assistant

Application Deadline: July 5, 2016

Start Date: August 15, 2016

Status:  Full-time, salaried, non-exempt

Reports to:  Business & Operations Manager

Westside School is searching for a Receptionist & Operations Assistant to join our community beginning in the fall. Located in West Seattle, we have an extraordinary community of learners, teachers, parents, families and supporters. Each and every day, our 360 students come to school excited for the day to begin, and our Receptionist is the first face everyone sees!  Hours for this position will be 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch.

The successful candidate(s) will have the following personal and professional attributes:

·  AA Degree or two years experience in a busy receptionist position

·  Strong communication skills

·  Adherence at all times to strict confidentiality

· Experience in working in a fast-paced environment where priorities and needs can shift quickly

· Compassion for the social/emotional needs of children and adolescents

· Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and members of the community

· Experience with Excel, Word, Google email and calendar, databases, etc.

· Joy, passion, energy, caring and commitment

· Experience in an Independent School setting bonus

The role of Receptionist & Operations Assistant includes the following:

·         Greet all visitors, parents, guardians, students, vendors, staff, and faculty

·         Answer phones, redirect calls as needed

·         Process and organize all supply orders

·         Prepare weekly bank deposit

·         Support  the Business Office with data entry, accounts payable processing and other projects

·         Manage and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and packages

·         Manage all sign in and sign out procedures, including students with regards to attendance

·         Maintain all attendance records in inRESONANCE (Filemaker)

·         Attend to all students who present as ill and follow up as necessary

·         Maintain the infirmary  

·         Make coffee for parents each morning and maintain the coffee bar located in the lobby of the building

·         Other duties as requested by the Business & Operations Manager

Westside School is a place where students thrive in a safe, caring and inclusive community environment. Westside School teachers and staff are supportive adults who advocate, nurture, and support students with an engaging, challenging and rigorous instructional program.

Compensation is competitive and includes medical, dental and retirement benefits. To apply, please send a resume, a brief statement of interest and supporting documents to Ted Kalmus, Interim Head of School to the school address or email to PMSI 

 

Middle School Mandarin Chinese Teacher

Posting Date: June 9, 2016

Application Deadline: June 30, 3016

Start Date: August 2016      

Westside School, located in West Seattle, is seeking a Mandarin Chinese Teacher for the 2016 - 2017 school year for fifth through eighth grades. This is a unique opportunity to join our community of learners and shape the future of Westside, which has a strong tradition of creative, child-centered, joyful learning.  In 2015, Westside School moved to an exciting new campus in West Seattle, which supports our mission and values as a progressive, academically rigorous pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school. The World Language program at Westside School is an important and much valued part of the curriculum, and begins in the primary grades.  We also expect faculty involvement in our outdoor/experiential education program, our Middle School advisory program, and our enrichment/elective classes for students.

The successful candidate(s) will have the following personal and professional attributes:

·      Bachelor’s Degree or higher

·      Experience teaching, preferably in an Independent School environment

·      Strong knowledge of content pedagogy in elementary and Middle School language education

·      Experience in developmental instructive techniques appropriate to a variety of learning styles

·      Ability and willingness to work with other adults as members of a collaborative, positive, professional faculty

·      Appreciation for interdisciplinary, project-based learning

·      Awareness of 21st Century Learning Pedagogy and technology integration

·      Joy, passion, energy, caring and commitment

·      Must be legally employable in the United States

Westside School is a place where students thrive in a safe, caring and inclusive community environment. Westside School teachers are supportive adults who advocate for, nurture and support students with an engaging and challenging instructional program. Compensation is competitive and includes medical, dental and retirement benefits.

To apply, please send a resume, a brief statement of educational philosophy and a letter of inquiry and supporting documents by email to employment@WestsideSchool.org.

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to build a more culturally diverse workplace. Westside School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

 

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.