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 Science: Biology and Chemistry Faculty (Seattle, WA)
Full Time (1.0 FTE) Salary/Exempt
Academic Year Schedule (2023-2024)
* 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 Science Faculty member. We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of cultural 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 Upper School Science Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff and the Science Department. This position will be responsible for teaching four sections of science per term, including introductory biology and chemistry courses. Additionally, this faculty position will co-lead a three-week interdisciplinary Upper School Cascades program between semesters and guide 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 for Upper School science courses that facilitate active learning experiences in a student-driven, inquiry-based manner
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
Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written communications, and school portal
Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth
Co-lead a three-week interdisciplinary Upper School Cascades program between semesters
Serve as an advisor to a group of 8-10 Upper School students
Attend and chaperone school related events outside the scheduled school day
Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department/committee meetings, as well as student community gatherings during the school day
Collaborate with school counselors and learning specialists to plan lessons, curriculum, materials, and resources to effectively serve students with different learning profiles and mental health needs
Collaborate with other members of the science faculty to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Docs, Blackbaud, Google Classroom, etc.)
Conscientiously complete other duties as assigned
Experience and Professional Competencies:
Experience teaching science is required, with 3 or more years preferred
A bachelor’s degree is required, with a science major or related subject area preferred
A graduate degree in science, education, or related field preferred
Successful candidates will have:
A philosophy that aligns with the school’s mission and values – please review the school’s mission and values on our website (bush.edu)
The capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
The ability to be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning
An ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff, students and families in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships
A commitment to completing work in a timely and thorough manner while being conscientious about assignments and deadlines
A willingness to participate in professional growth/development opportunities
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 one soon after hire date)
Meet the school’s standards when completing two separate 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.
Compensation/Benefit Information for this position:
Salary Range: $55,721 - $100,808
Faculty employees with a Master’s degree, PhD and/or National Certification may be eligible for additional compensation
The school offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees, which includes:
Employer-paid medical insurance for eligible employees (includes an employee paid buy-up plan option)
Employer-paid dental and vision insurance for eligible employees
Health Savings Account with employer contribution for eligible employees
Medical, dental and vision insurance for dependents of eligible employees (employee paid)
Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care) available to eligible employees (employee paid)
Employer-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance for eligible employees
Employer-paid Life Insurance for eligible employees
Optional Voluntary Life Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)
Optional Voluntary Accident Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)
Optional Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)
Retirement Plan available to eligible employees. The Retirement Plan includes generous employer contributions that align with specific years of service.
Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees and their dependents
School lunch discounts, with free employee lunch on Wednesdays
Free parking at Seattle, WA campus
Use of school fitness center
Paid Time Off (sick leave and personal days)
Professional Development opportunities
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.