Open Window is currently accepting applications for a 2019-2020 Spanish Associate Teacher position. Interviewing and hiring until filled.
Open Window School Associate Teachers work with experienced Lead Teachers to support our students as they cultivate their love of learning. This job requires energy, empathy, flexibility, initiative, the ability to collaborate and a commitment to teamwork. Successful Associate Teachers must be able to actively work outside in various kinds of weather, maintain regular attendance, be punctual, and dependable.
Many of our Associate Teachers stay with Open Window for 2-3 years before pursuing a lead teaching opportunity, returning to school for a graduate program, or moving overseas to teach internationally. We understand that this position may be your stepping stone on your way to a successful teaching career. Open Window is excited to have exceptional candidates who enrich our school and endeavor in return to provide practical and unique experiences in gifted education that will enhance your long-term career goals.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Working with students in small groups and in one on one settings providing authentic, differentiated learning experiences
Assuming the Lead Teacher role when necessary
Leading a small advisory group in daily team building and social emotional learning experiences
Supporting students with organization and planning
Actively participating in class meetings and other community building activities
Supervising the playground, implementing recess rules, resolving student conflicts, and discipline
Supervising lunch, transitions and study halls during the school-day
Assisting with administrative tasks such as photocopying, mounting displays, etc.
Attending required in service days, meetings, seminars and training sessions
Attending and participating in school events
Participating in frequent field trips (all grades) and annual overnight hallmark experience
Maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
Engaging in self-assessment and working toward professional goals
Before and After School Program: Associate Teachers may be asked to supervise for one day per week, for one quarter during the school year or cover for an absent coworker. The before school program begins at 7:15 AM. The before/after school program is an important part of the students’ day and provides an opportunity to work with a broader age range of students.
Applicants must meet these requirements to be considered for the position.
Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
Experience working with students, middle school preferred
An interest in the social-emotional development of early adolescents
Supportive of the school’s Diversity Commitment, in which we embrace both our commonalities and complex range of differences that enrich our school
The following are not required, but would enhance a candidate’s application:
Experience with intellectually gifted children
Experience helping students with organization, planning, and executive function skills
Teaching certificate or relevant college coursework
Additional Salary Information: Compensation & Benefits:
This is an exempt, faculty position, not eligible for overtime. Work schedule, not including before school care, is generally 7:50 AM – 3:50 PM, Tuesdays until 5:00 PM for faculty meetings.
First year pay is $33,000 paid over 10 months (September-June). This position is eligible for benefits, including school provided medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage. Eligible employees may make pretax contributions to the 403(b) retirement savings plan and flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses. The school is not easily accessible by public transportation.
Opportunities to earn additional pay ($30/hour) coaching or leading after-school programs in area of expertise or passion. These programs vary by age (K-8) and interest and have included sessions such as yoga, Model UN, sports, debate, math club, and knitting.
Internal Number: 07262019
About Open Window School
Open Window is a K-8 school and the only independent school on Seattle’s Eastside dedicated to meeting the needs of intellectually gifted students. Our faculty members enjoy a climate of superb collaboration and professional dialogue in fulfillment of our school’s Core Values:
Teaching - We have passionate, caring teachers who "get" gifted children.
Authenticity - We challenge, support, and trust students to do real work that matters and has an impact beyond the classroom.
Love of Learning - We engage our students' curiosity, cultivate their passions, and encourage intellectual risk-taking within a supportive peer group.
Social and Emotional Learning - We support the unique needs of gifted students through an intentional program of social and emotional learning.
Community - Open Window is a diverse and welcoming community, united in supporting our children and families.
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