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.
Lower School – Fourth Grade Classroom Faculty (Seattle, WA)
Full Time (1.0 FTE)
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 Lower School team to teach Fourth Grade. We are seeking a candidate who will 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.
Organizationally, the Lower School’s Fourth Grade Faculty member reports to the Lower School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Lower School Faculty and Staff.
While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and duties listed below:
Create and sustain classroom culture based on mission and values of the school
Collaborate and work effectively in teams with colleagues
Design, prepare and deliver instructional activities that emphasize experiential learning experiences
Differentiate instructional resources/methods to meet students’ varying needs
Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and in the curriculum
Collaborate with the school counselor to establish and maintain social emotional learning and wellness for all students
Work closely with the learning coordinator to support varying learning styles and needs in the classroom
Establish positive classroom expectations with a responsive behavior management style creating a safe and comfortable environment for all students
Create and sustain effective parent/guardian partnerships
Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records on progress, to include writing a report card to reflect the students’ progress
Communicate effectively with students’ families around student progress and classroom news
Manage a classroom budget
Participate positively in meetings, activities/committees such as community events and school admissions
Proactively participate in professional learning opportunities at The Bush School and in the larger community
Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day
Keep up-to-date with child development, teaching resources and instructional methods in order to make relevant changes to teaching practices
Conscientiously complete other duties as assigned
Experience and Professional Competencies
Experience in teaching required, with 3 or more years of teaching preferred
A bachelor’s degree is required
A graduate degree is preferred
Teacher certification is preferred
Successful candidates will:
Have a philosophy/teaching practice that aligns with the school’s mission and values – please review the school’s mission and values on our website (bush.edu)
Display an ease while working with students, parents, faculty, and other constituencies
Demonstrate initiative regarding job related tasks, responsibilities, and projects
Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines
Collaborate and work well in team settings
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
Practice strong interpersonal skills, to include being patient and positive
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 an interest and willingness to participate in professional growth/development opportunities
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.