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 Computing and Design Faculty (Seattle, WA)
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 Middle School team as a Middle School Computing and Design 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 Computing and Design 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 Technology Department. This position will be responsible for teaching three sections of Computing and Design, and teaching in our experiential programs (E-lectives and E-Week) during the academic year, in addition to leading after-school computer science related enrichment.
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 Middle School Computing and Design courses that facilitate active learning experiences
Possess the interest, ability, and skills to successfully teach drag-and-drop programming languages such as LEGO EV3, VEXcode Blocks or Scratch
Have the interest, ability, and skills to support students and teachers in their use of creativity, productivity, and communication tools such as Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Possess the ability to support students in digital citizenship and research skills
Be familiar and interested in robotics systems for middle school ages, or have some background in basic mechanical engineering or construction
Possess familiarity with a broad range of relevant topics, including networking, privacy, data analysis, artificial intelligence
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 other members of the Technology Department to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
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
Attend and chaperone school related events outside the scheduled school day
Communicate openly, timely, and supportively with students, staff, parents, and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress
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
Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Docs, Google Classroom and Learning platform)
Conscientiously complete other duties as assigned
Experience and Professional Competencies:
Experience teaching Computer Science is required, with three or more years preferred
Experience teaching Computer Science to Middle School students is preferred
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is required
A graduate degree in Computer Science, Education or related field is preferred
A working knowledge of HTML and CSS is preferred
A demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth in this area is required
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
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.