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.
Middle School History Faculty (Seattle, WA)
Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Academic Year Schedule (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023)
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 Middle School team as a Middle School History 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. We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. We encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply.
The Middle School History Faculty member reports to the Middle School Director and works closely with students and families and Middle School Faculty and Staff, while also being an active member of the school’s History Department. This position will be responsible for teaching four sections of history during the school year, in addition to hosting a student advisory group and teaching E-lectives and E-Week during 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 in both in-person and virtual classrooms.
Possess the ability to successfully teach American History, Washington State History, and help students develop social studies skills
Develop and implement an interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum
Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
Establish classroom expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students
Collaborate and work effectively with the school’s History Department
Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal conferences, written reports, and school portal
Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth
Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day
Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department meetings, in addition to school activities/committees
Conscientiously complete other duties as assigned
Experience and Professional Competencies:
Experience in teaching History – a minimum of 3 years is preferred
A bachelor’s degree in History or related field is required
A graduate degree in History or a related field is preferred
Successful candidates will:
Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and values.
Exhibit the capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
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
Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive this soon after hire)
Meet the school’s standards when completing two background screenings
Meet the school’s COVID vaccination requirements. The Bush School is committed to providing a safe environment and campus for students, employees and visitors alike. In support of this commitment, candidates who are invited to campus during the hiring process will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination* to the school’s Main Office, prior to attending their on-campus appointment. Newly hired employees shall provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain school approval of a religious or medical exemption, prior to being allowed to work at The Bush School. Requests for a COVID-19 vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons are made to the school’s Director of Human Resources. *Full COVID-19 vaccination is defined as one J&J, two Pfizer or Moderna, plus booster when eligible.
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.