Career Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in employment at Lake Washington Girls Middle School. LWGMS offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School invites your interest in the position/s posted below. Please review the position descriptions for application procedure information.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School serves just under 120 students in grades six through eight. Founded in 1998, the school is currently housed in a historic building in central Seattle, and moving to nearby North Beacon Hill in fall of 2019. The School has an innovative and holistic approach to educating adolescent girls*—fostering academic excellence, creative confidence, positive risk-taking, and the development of individual talents. Academic core curriculum is enriched and stretched by a focus on performance and public speaking, an integrated arts program, a STEAM curriculum, and an outdoor education program. Social-emotional learning is essential and inherent in all that we do. Faculty and staff collaborate in developing, planning, and implementing programs, and our values of “Respect and Responsibility” infuse the school’s culture.


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+ TwoSchools Director of Technology

Ensuring the smooth and productive use of all things that plug in, use batteries, beep or depend on a digital network, the Director of Technology manages all aspects of the Giddens School’s and Lake Washington Girls Middle School’s IT infrastructure providing strategic direction and oversight for the development, implementation, integration and user support of all information technology systems, including hardware, software, video, data, and voice.

Managing technology resources and operations, the Director of Technology serves as primary IT support for the TwoSchools, responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring computer hardware and software plans as well as supporting staff and students with the use of technology. This is a professional, full-time, year-round administrative position.

The schools will be moving from their current campuses to one shared campus in November 2019. The Director of Technology will be integral to this move.

LWGMS and Giddens have 300+ users and an inventory of 400 machines including Chromebooks, iPads, iMacs, notebooks, and laptops. We are a mixed environment utilizing Mac, Chrome, and Microsoft and we mainly use Android and Mac Apps for Education. In addition to a school-wide telephone and bell system, the classrooms are equipped with various AV equipment.

The ideal candidate will be organized, self-motivated, flexible, and willing to take a creative approach to technology systems. They will be both a transformational leader and a hands-on tech specialist with an inclination to work in a diverse community empowering learners to consider issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, purchase, install and maintain technology hardware & software (ex. computers, AV systems, copiers/printers).
  • Manage and maintain network infrastructure, including telecommunication systems, security as well as user accounts, G-suite, and other internal systems.
  • Review, maintain and evaluate the technology budget and any technology project expenses.
  • Support students, teachers, and administrators in the use of technology and technology-based systems, responding in a timely fashion to their needs.
  • Work closely with the Leadership team and Teachers to understand and anticipate the technology needs of the school and lead and manage projects to create solutions and/or training to meet those needs.
  • Oversee setup and breakdown of all technology needs for school events such as projectors and sound equipment
  • Work with academic technology team to support the development and implementation of digital literacy curriculum through the use of digital learning tools.
  • Supervise a Tier 1 Technology Help Desk Coordinator whose work will be guided by the director and who will be responsible for direct support of faculty and staff
  • Collaborate with the two Heads of School to engage the community in the discussion and assessment of digital educational tools, developing and updating the school’s Technology Plan to provide a framework for prioritizing technology projects and promoting the meaningful use of technology in the classroom.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field desired; equivalent work experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in computer support, network management or related field;
  • Other required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Very strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to communicate technical issues with people of varying levels of knowledge;
  • Understanding of educational technology concepts and broad knowledge of products;
  • Proven ability to prepare and monitor operating and capital budgets;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Self-disciplined to stay on task, even without external motivation;
  • Ability to create and maintain organizational systems;
  • Ability to react calmly and appropriately in emergency or crisis situations;
  • Clear verbal and written communication;
  • High proficiency with Google Dashboard and Google Apps and Apple products required; additional proficiency with Meraki Dashboard required

Compensation The salary scale and benefits reflect our value of teachers as professionals and are competitive with our peer schools in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools

Application Procedure To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@giddensschool.org.

Non Discrimination Statement Lake Washington Girls Middle School and Giddens School are the members of the TwoSchools, LLC. Both schools are equal opportunity employers and comply with applicable state and federal fair employment practices and laws. Neither school discriminates on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender identity, family composition, or any other characteristic protected under applicable state and federal laws in the administration of its hiring or employment policies.


+ PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

Part-time .1 FTE | September through June

THE POSITION

Lake Washington Girls Middle School, located in Seattle’s Central District, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Part-Time Middle School Fitness Instructor for the academic school year. This class meets twice per week, Wednesday and Friday from 2:20–3:30p.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Generating one-term fitness curriculum in collaboration with the Program Director and Dean of Teaching and Learning, with clear goals and assessments.
  • Planning and teaching fitness lessons for a balanced program of instruction and demonstration.
  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students at varying ability levels.
  • Providing students with understanding about how fitness can contribute to overall health in a positive manner.
  • Observing and evaluating student performance and progress.


The ideal candidate:

  • Has at least one year of fitness teaching experience in a school environment, fitness studio, or equivalent experience.
  • Enjoys working with students in middle school and should demonstrate flexibility, cooperation, energy, enthusiasm, and an understanding of the developmental needs of middle school age students. Experience teaching middle school students is preferred but not required.
  • Has strong classroom management skills.
  • Is punctual. Punctuality is critical; the candidate must be able to arrive at work on time and stay for the entire teaching period.
  • Must be certified in CPR and First Aid. (LWGMS offers CPR training in late August.)
  • Must successfully pass background checks.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter that outlines their experience working in a culturally responsive environment to Lake Washington Girls Middle School at employment@lwgms.org.


ABOUT LAKE WASHINGTON GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lake Washington Girls Middle School serves just under 120 students in grades six through eight. Founded in 1998, the school is currently housed in a historic building in central Seattle, and moving to North Beacon Hill in fall of 2019. The School has an innovative and holistic approach to educating adolescent girls*—fostering academic excellence, creative confidence, positive risk-taking, and the development of individual talents. Academic core curriculum is enriched and stretched by a focus on performance and public speaking, an integrated arts program, a STEAM curriculum, and an outdoor education program. Social-emotional learning is essential and inherent in all that we do. Faculty and staff collaborate in developing, planning, and implementing programs, and our values of “Respect and Responsibility” infuse the school’s culture.

SCHOOL AT A GLANCE

  • Located in Seattle’s Central District

  • Founded in 1998 - the first girls middle school in the Pacific Northwest

  • 118 students in grades 6-8

  • Class size is approximately 19 students

  • Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

  • Approximately 23 Faculty/Staff, plus specialists and guest instructors

  • 54% of students are people of color

  • 33% of faculty/staff are people of color

  • 25% of students receive tuition assistance

  • Five interscholastic sports with a 85% participation rate

  • Many student-led clubs and after-school classes

  • Summer programs for girls in grades 4-11

  • Member of NAIS, NCGS, NWAIS, and WFIS

*LWGMS uses the word “girls” to include anyone who identifies as or has been socialized as a girl.

 

Lake Washington Girls Middle School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable state and federal fair employment practices and laws. Lake Washington Girls Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender identity, family composition, or any other characteristic protected under applicable state and federal laws in administration of its hiring or employment policies.