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FOR ALL POSITIONS

SEATTLE ACADEMY is a dynamic, urban school, grades 6-12. Our diverse faculty is exceptionally qualified, strong academically, and combine rich life experience with passion for their disciplines. Our teaching philosophy is geared toward knowing the kid, meeting them where they are academically, and understanding that talents are born, made, and discovered. Join us in making that a reality for our students at SAAS as we prepare them for college and life!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.
  • Seattle Academy provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws
  • Applicants must successfully pass a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17.

TEACHING POSITIONS

Posted: February 16: We are seeking a full-time Middle School Science Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. Applicants should be able to teach subjects along the middle school Science continuum, which currently covers Life Science, Physical Science, and Human Biology. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of teaching experience. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with upper school-aged students;
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies into the subject matter;
  • Compassion, patience, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams.

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Middle School Science position in the subject line. PDF format is preferred.

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Posted: February 16: We are seeking a full-time Computational Thinking Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. STEM-related Master’s degree preferred such as Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Machine Learning, or other applicable fields. We value and will also consider candidates with comparable and relevant professional and work experience outside of academia.

The candidate will be instrumental in developing and teaching a curriculum that instills complex problem solving, design thinking, human and computerized algorithmic thought processing and ethical data analytical skills in our students through cross-functional, project-based learning at SAAS.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
  • Curiosity and attentiveness to trends or shifts by engaging with subject matter experts and research to enable forward leaning instruction;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with middle and upper school-aged students;
  • Compassion, patience, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Agility, influence, negotiation, and strong judgment & decision making skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams as you introduce new, innovative curriculum;
  • Creative and imaginative problem-solver

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Computational Thinking Teacher position in the subject line. PDF format is preferred.

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to join our faculty starting the
2018-19 school year. Applicants should be able to teach subjects along the middle
school Science continuum, which currently covers Life Science, Physical Science, and Human Biology. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of teaching experience. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
Key characteristics for the person in this position include:
● A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
● Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with middle school-aged students;
● A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies into the subject matter;
● Compassion, patience, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
● Strong organizational and communication abilities;
● Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams.

Posted: February 13: We are seeking a full-time Upper School English Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. Applicants should be able to teach English along the 9th to 12th grade continuum which incorporates foundations of expository and creative writing, research and presentation skills, literature, and critical reading, as well as teacher-driven senior year seminar topics. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of teaching experience. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with upper school-aged students;
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies into the subject matter;
  • Compassion, patience, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams.

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Upper School English position in the subject line. PDF format is preferred.

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Posted February 13: We are seeking a full-time Middle School History Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. Applicants should be able to teach subjects along the middle school history continuum, which currently covers Ancient Civilizations, American History and Global Systems. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of teaching experience. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with middle school-aged students;
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies into the subject matter;
  • Compassion, patience, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams.

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Middle School History position in the subject line. PDF format is preferred.

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Posted February 13: We are seeking a full-time Upper School History Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. Applicants should be able to teach subjects along the 9th to 12th grade history continuum, which currently covers Ancient World History, Modern World History, and US History, as well as teacher-driven senior history electives offered in a seminar format. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of teaching experience. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with upper school-aged students;
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies into the subject matter;
  • Compassion, patience, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams.

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Upper School History position in the subject line. PDF format is preferred.

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Posted February 10: We are seeking a full-time Study Skills Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. Study Skills is a small group, fee-based, elective class. Students receive support for executive functioning, as well as additional content support. Study skills are taught in the context of the content curriculum from students’ core academic courses. As with all electives, students receive an elective credit and a grade for this class.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for learning and comfort in working with a broad range of academic subjects in an engaging learning environment;
  • Experience, desire and enthusiasm in working with a diverse population of adolescents (experience with learning, emotional/behavioral, or attentional challenges preferred);
  • Passion for helping students find personal and academic success;
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies (social awareness, relationship skills, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making) into the subject matter;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Agility, influence, negotiation, and strong judgment & decision making skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams;
  • Experience with addressing student behavior;
  • Creative and imaginative problem-solving.

Experience in learning support, special education, academic coaching, small group instruction, executive functioning and/or study skills instruction is considered a plus. Bachelor’s degree required.

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Study Skills position in the subject line. PDF format is preferred.

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Posted January 25: We are seeking a full-time Middle School Math Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with middle school-aged students.
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies (social awareness, relationship skills, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making) into the subject matter
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Agility, influence, negotiation, and strong judgment & decision making skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams;
  • Experience with addressing student behavior;
  • Creative and imaginative problem-solver.

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Middle School Math position in the subject line.

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Posted January 25: We are seeking a full-time Upper School Math Teacher to join our faculty starting the 2018-19 school year. Applicants should be able to teach subjects along the Algebra through Calculus BC curriculum continuum. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience. Master’s degree preferred. Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with upper school-aged students;
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies (social awareness, relationship skills, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making) into the subject matter;
  • Compassion, patience, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Agility, influence, negotiation, and strong judgment & decision making skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups – teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams;
  • Experience with addressing student behavior;
  • Creative and imaginative problem-solver.

Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Upper School Math position in the subject line.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

NO ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS AT THIS TIME

STAFF POSITIONS

Seattle Academy is accepting applications for a school bus driver. This is a full-time position 52 weeks per year. The job will be an afternoon and evening position with the possibility of weekend work. In addition to bus driving duties, the position also includes the possibility of duties in support of the school’s facilities department. The compensation package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance and a retirement plan.

Essential Job Functions for Bus Drivers at Seattle Academy:

  • Conducts 15-minute pre-trip inspection of the bus, including, but not limited to, tires, visual check of engine and belts, lights, seats, emergency exits, and brakes.
  • Fuels bus as needed.
  • Adjusts interior and exterior mirrors.
  • Drives automatic transmission bus along the prescribed route to transport students to and from school. This includes field trips, athletics, and after-school activities.
  • Depending on the model of bus, pushes buttons or uses lever to operate flashers while students get on and off of bus.
  • Depending on the model of bus, steps on the emergency brake pedal or pushes air brake button before students load or unload bus, then pulls lever or depresses air brake button to release the brake.
  • Depending on the model of bus, holds down a switch or operates the lever to swing bus door open and closed.
  • Monitors students as they enter, ride and leave the bus to ensure the safety of all parties.
  • Sweeps bus interior and empties garbage daily.
  • May install tire chains if needed for inclement weather.
  • May open emergency windows, doors, and roof hatches in the event of an emergency.

Other Job Functions for this Position:

  • Assist with traffic control as needed including but not limited to school crossings.
  • Assist with school event management including but not limited to setting up tables and chairs, providing access control, traffic control, and event clean up.
  • Assist the facilities department with minor maintenance tasks including but not limited to painting, replacing light bulbs, and campus mail delivery.
  • Close school buildings including but not limited to ensuring that the building is unoccupied, turning off lights, locking interior and exterior doors, closing windows, and setting building alarms.
  • Assist the facilities with grounds maintenance including but not limited to trash pickup on sidewalks and in parking lots.
  • Assist with the loading of after school buses including but not limited to directing adults and students to correct buses, ensuring that contract drivers have accurate route information, and directing bus drivers to correct pick up location.
  • Monitor the return of after-school buses including but not limited to documentation of return times.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • A Class C Commercial Driver’s License with necessary endorsements.
  • Ability to pass a Federal DOT medical evaluation.
  • Ability to pass a Federal DOT drug and alcohol screening
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions including mapping.
  • Ability to keep records and maintain order.
  • Strong public relations skills.
  • Ability to lift 55 pounds unassisted
  • Successful school bus driving experience is preferred.
  • Previous facilities maintenance experience is preferred.

Application Steps:

  • Submit a cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Provide a copy of your Driving Abstract
  • Provide a list of professional references

All offers of hire are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and confirmation of employment eligibility.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Loyal Hanrahan, Transportation Manager, at lhanrahan@seattleacademy.org. PDF file format is preferred.