The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.
Upper School Mathematics Faculty (Seattle, WA)
Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Academic Year Schedule (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021)
Compensation is based on experience
* This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).
* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School team as an Upper School Mathematics Faculty member. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.
The Upper School Mathematics Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff. This position will be responsible for teaching four sections of Mathematics per semester, in addition to leading two Cascades and managing one Advisory group for the Academic Year.
While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:
Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school
Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
Teach ninth through twelfth grade mathematics courses – each course meeting for two ninety-minute periods and one forty-minute period per week
Utilize developmentally appropriate teaching methods, materials, and workload expectations for students in grades nine through twelve
Maintain knowledge of current and emerging content in the field
Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
Develop a responsive, student-centered classroom community that fosters engagement, inquiry, risk-taking, and confidence while being a comfortable environment for students
Adapt instructional methods and differentiate instruction as needed, in collaboration with learning support colleagues
Lead two Upper School Cascade programs – one Cascade equals a 3-week experiential interdisciplinary course
Observe/evaluate/assess student development while maintaining accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth
Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate effectively with parents/guardians regarding expectations, challenges, student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written reports, and school portal
Participate actively in school/division/department meetings, in addition to activities/committees
Experience and Professional Competencies:
Experience teaching Mathematics (middle school and/or high school) – a minimum of 3 years is preferred
A bachelor’s degree is required
A graduate degree is preferred
Successful candidates will:
Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and values
Exhibit the capacity and willingness to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
Work well as part of a team at the grade, department, division and school wide levels
Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships
Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines
Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning
Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings: www.bush.edu.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.