The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent day and boarding school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including about 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The Northwest School seeks a Middle School Humanities teacher to fill in for a teacher during the third Trimester of the 2019-2020 school year. This is a 1.0FTE for Trimester 3. The time commitment for this position begins in late March and runs through mid-June.
Our Humanities 7 curriculum fulfills state requirements to teach Washington State History. Trimester 3 covers the Civil Rights Movements and the Cold War, helping students connect global and national turning points with Washington State history. The Northwest School offers an integrated Humanities program. Classes combine history/social studies with literature and language arts. Students read literature, practice grammar, study history, and develop writing skills in the same class
Essential Functions Include: • Teach two sections of Humanities to seventh grade students. • Coordinate curricula and team-teach with the other HUM 7 teacher. • Lead an advisory period once a week, attend a weekly grade level meeting, and accompany the full class and teaching team on a three-day trip in the spring, including overnight supervision. • Serve as a faculty advisor to an Environment team. At Northwest, students take part in cleaning the school three times a week. This work is led by a senior with faculty support • Cultivate positive family partnerships. • Participate fully in the life of the school which includes collaborating effectively and collegially with a teaching team, grade-level, and department; engage regularly in formal, ongoing professional development beyond school based in- service; support colleagues and the school by substituting for absent teachers; participate in meetings, committees, and community gatherings; and know, understand, and uphold the mission, philosophy and values of the school. All teachers contribute to the school mission and community with activities such as supporting student social-emotional learning, interest groups (clubs), social events, and grade level trips.
Minimum Qualifications: • All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; environmental sustainability, and global perspective. • A bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. This includes demonstration of the ability to teach social studies, literature, grammar, and writing. • Demonstrated success with culturally responsive pedagogy. • Experience teaching a diverse student body through a social justice lens.
Preferred Qualifications: • 4-5 years teaching experience with middle school students in a Humanities, Social Studies and/or English Language Arts department. • A degree and/or teaching background in Washington State and 20th Century US history. • A degree in race and ethnic studies and/or a background in anti-racist pedagogy and anti-racist activism.
Compensation: Salary is highly competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with education and experience and includes all professional responsibilities of a teacher, both in the classroom and community contributions. The Northwest School offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life and accident insurance coverage, fully paid for employee only coverage. A retirement program matches up to 6% of an employee's salary after one year of service in a 403(b) plan. An intentional, mission focused school culture, generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, an exceptional commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are also benefits of working at the Northwest School.
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About The Northwest School
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 75 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.