Middle School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher
Open Window School has an excellent opportunity for an individual to support grades 5-8 curriculum and instruction as an Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher in our fully outfitted Innovation & Technology Lab, a state-of the art innovation facility and fabrication lab for twenty first century learning.
The Middle School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher will assist the Lead Innovation & Technology Teacher in teaching technology, computer science, engineering design, and maker skills, as well as collaborate with other faculty to design and coordinate interdisciplinary activities to promote innovative learning. The ideal candidate will have a passion for making, design thinking, project-based learning, computer science, and STEAM education as well as experience or interest in working in a student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based educational environment.
Applicants must meet these requirements to be considered for the position:
Experience working with students, middle school preferred.
An interest in project-based learning, design thinking, computer science, and STEAM education
An interest in the social-emotional development of early adolescents
Supportive of the school’s Diversity Commitment, in which we embrace both our commonalities and complex range of differences that enrich our school.
The following are not required, but would enhance a candidate’s application:
Experience with Intellectually gifted children.
Experience with robotics, digital fabrication, electronics, hand/power tools, media production, and/or computer science
Teaching certificate or relevant coursework
Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with the teaching of grades 5-8 technology courses with a focus on computer programming, physical computing, engineering design, and making
Working collaboratively with teachers to develop integrated projects that incorporate principles of innovation and design into curriculum; co-lead and co-teach with teachers in the lab and classroom.
Assisting with the organization, maintenance, and inventory of hardware, software, and other materials in the Innovation & Technology Lab
Supporting classes, students, and teachers that use the Innovation & Technology Lab, ensuring safety of all makers in the space.
Working with students in small groups and in one-on-one settings providing authentic, differentiated learning experiences.
Actively participating in class meetings and other community building activities
Rotating duties as needed such as covering open labs, greeting/dismissal duty, lunch or recess coverage.
Attending required in service days, meetings, seminars, and training sessions.
Attending and participating in school events
Participating in experiential learning field trips (all grades) and overnight experiences
Engaging in self-assessment and working toward professional goals
Assuming the Lead Innovation & Technology Teacher role when necessary
The Middle School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher plays an important role in our technology auxiliary programs. Auxiliary programs are generally held after school from 3:30-4:30 or 5:00 and have previously included programs such as: FIRST Robotics, Underwater Robotics, Girls in Technology, and Coding Club. Additional opportunities to coach or lead auxiliary programs in other areas of expertise or passion may also be available.
Start Date: August 23, 2021
Compensation & Benefits:
This is an exempt, faculty position, not eligible for overtime. Work schedule, not including before school care, is generally 7:50 AM – 3:50 PM, Tuesdays until 5:00 PM for faculty meetings.
First year pay is $37,000 paid over 10 months (September-June). This position is eligible for benefits, including school provided medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage. Eligible employees may make pretax contributions to the 403(b)-retirement savings plan and flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses. The school is not easily accessible by public transportation.
Auxiliary programs are paid at $30/hour.
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, your resume, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions below. Applicants must submit an answer to both of the following Diversity Commitment Questions as a single word or pdf document:
How would you define diversity?
Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current or prior job. If necessary, candidates can draw upon their experience in community organizations if professional experience is limited.
Please be prepared to provide 3-5 professional references and one personal reference if requested.
If you are unable to apply on line, you are welcome to fax your resume, cover letter, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions to 425-644-6320. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please call 425-747-2911 and ask to speak with Human Resources.
Open Window School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, or other status legally protected by local, state, or federal law. We encourage minority applicants and applicants with non-traditional backgrounds to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefit package provide by school
About Open Window School
Open Window School, an independent K-8 school serving intellectually gifted students, is is located in Bellevue/Issaquah, Washington and is fully accredited by NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools). Founded in 1983 to provide an educational environment specially designed for gifted learners, Open Window is, to use the school’s motto, a place “Where Students Love to Learn.” Current enrollment is 340 students. More Information is available at openwindowschool.org.