Teacher of Mathematics (grades 6th, 7th, and 8th)

Job Type

Full Time




2800 S. Massachusetts St.
United States


The School

Seattle Nativity School is a Catholic, Jesuit-endorsed STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) middle school seeking to break the cycle of poverty through an education that nourishes souls and ignites leaders for love and service. The school opened its doors in September of 2013 to its first class of 6th graders. Seattle Nativity School now serves youth in 6th through 8th grade who qualify for free or reduced lunch, offering a challenging and supportive learning environment to motivate students of all faiths. We strive to graduate young men and women for others who are: spiritually alive, open to growth, committed to justice, intellectually competent, loving, and grateful.


Starting with the opening of the 2018-2019 teacher in-service days and continuing through the academic school year.

Position Description

The Mathematics Teacher will work with colleagues to develop and implement a rigorous, cross-curricular Math Curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.


•   Teach Mathematics to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, including Algebra I to 8th graders.

•   Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another, through student-centered instruction, collaboration, and assessment.

•   Implement a standards-based, academically rigorous curriculum targeting remediation and grade level proficiency.

•   Utilize data-based best practices, formative, and summative assessments, diverse teaching methods, technology, and differentiation to provide effective and engaging instruction.

•   Monitor students in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, school grounds, hallways, lunchroom, restrooms, field trips, study hall/after school, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.

•   Communicate effectively with the administration, colleagues, and volunteers, parents and/or legal guardians.

•   Serve as a positive faith-based role model for students and families.

Recommended Qualifications 

•   A dynamic teacher with a proven track record of successful middle-level instruction for urban youth.

•   Ability to work proactively, collaboratively, inclusively, and respectfully with others.

•   Keen understanding of the flexibility and innovation required in a startup school.

•   Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•   Experience working with diverse students and communities facing economic and social challenges.

•   Hold a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred).

•   Hold a valid teaching certificate.

•   Have experience using technology within the classroom.

•   Demonstrate a commitment to social justice.

•   Ability to develop and implement a learning environment promoting Catholic Identity.

•   Enthusiastic commitment to the Jesuit tradition of education and the mission of Nativity Schools.

•   Practicing Catholic preferred.


Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance as well as ongoing Safe-Environment Training with the Seattle Archdiocese.


Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to: Mr. Edward Nelson, Principal, enelson@seattlenativity.org.