Annie Wright is seeking an Upper Schools Business Teacher to begin on August 23, 2021. This is a full time position.
The Upper Schools Business Teacher encourages students to explore, analyze, examine, and question, and, ultimately, inspires students to understand the world, and their place in it, through a more critical and well informed lens. In both academic and co-curricular spaces, the Business Teacher is a mentor, a guide and an advocate for student voice and exploration.
In Grades 9 and 10, the Business Teacher helps students assess their individual strengths and growth edges, empowers them to focus on goal setting, and asks them to reflect on their personal voice and strength. The Business Teacher serves as a guide to translate goals into action by building financial, consumer and digital literacy, and ensuring students have the tools to make smart financial decisions. As a mentor, the Business Teacher encourages students to begin building a resume and supports students as they build skills, establish contacts, and develop the confidence to innovate, create, and contribute to their communities.
In Grades 11 and 12, through the IB Business Management curriculum, the Business Teacher inspires an examination of how business organizations function, the way in which individuals and groups interact in the workplace, the impacts of context on business decisions, and how these are different based on cultural, organizational, and structural elements, as well as an evaluation of the voices and perspectives present and missing in this work. Through elevating student voice and personal expression, the Business Teacher allows students to own their learning and make the subject relevant to their own lives.
In the after-school (s)Elective space, the Business Teacher further leans in to the roles of mentor and guide. In this space innovation and creativity reign. The Business Teacher equips students to explore entrepreneurial ventures, learn skills, and examine the world of business through hands-on activities, interviews and trips, while encouraging collaborative and innovative ways to engage with and support the local community.
As a core member of the Upper Schools faculty, the Business Teacher reports to both Upper Schools Division Directors, working collaboratively with them and other faculty to continuously assess the curriculum and review best practices, and is integral in supporting and developing students that embody the school’s mission and vision.
Position Overview: core duties & responsibilities
The Upper Schools Business Teacher:
Teaches Business courses in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Annie Wright Schools and with the International Baccalaureate framework, including financial literacy-based Business elective classes in Grades 9 and 10 and IB Business Management, in Grades 11 and 12;
Implements curriculum based on best practices in teaching, student-centered instruction, and relevant educational technologies;
Serves as a mentor to students interested in business careers, providing guidance and encouraging networking opportunities;
Leads the Business (s)Elective, an after-school activity, and develops, supervises and encourages business ventures - including the school bookstore-, business learning through programs like DECA, Diamond Challenge or others, and local, national, and sometimes international, field trips;
Participates actively in after school and extra-curricular programming along with other members of the faculty to understand students outside as well as inside the classroom;
Fulfills all faculty duties, which can include serving as an advisor, and maintains good communication with families about student progress.
Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.
The US Business Teacher will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The US Business Teacher:
Holds a BA in Business or a related field;
Has experience as a teacher of Business at the high school level and/or has a depth of experience working in a business environment;
Is familiar with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate framework;
Is a strong communicator and empathetic listener;
Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
Is a mentor, a guide and a team-builder;
Demonstrates an ability to form authentic relationships with high school students;
Demonstrates proficiency in educational technologies;
Is eligible to work in the United States.
Annie Wright Schools remain 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. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes competitive benefits including medical and dental benefits, a retirement plan, daily lunch, and salary commensurate with experience.
About Annie Wright Schools
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. The 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 Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.