Nonprofit

Teaching Staff—Math & Science Focused

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
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Published 7 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
August 19, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Salary
USD $70,726 / year
*All PSCS staff are currently paid on a flat scale relative to a 12-month administrative salary. For 2024-25 this schedule is set for $84,87.

Description

Founded in 1994, PSCS is a small, independent middle and high school located in the Chinatown-International District of Seattle. PSCS is committed to centering intentionally excluded perspectives in curriculum and conversations. With Critical Race Theory framing our approach, community-centered education prioritizes the perspectives of our global majority students, staff, and families while we offer students opportunities to take increasing responsibility for their own education.

Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) invites the participation of all people, welcoming students, teachers, families, and volunteers of any racial, national, religious, or ethnic origin, from all backgrounds, belief systems, orientations, and expressions. PSCS is actively working to analyze and account for power, positionality, intersectionality, and oppression. Lived experience will be considered/prioritized during the interview process.

Roles & Responsibilities

We seek to hire a full-time facilitator able to build programs and teach STEM subject areas grounded in Critical Race Theory. This educator will join a staff actively working to teach truer history and to represent perspectives that have been purposely left out of lessons in schools. We do our best to formulate positions that derive maximum contribution and meaning from every employee’s efforts.

Co-construct a math/science program at PSCSPSCS has a unique scheduling process; you'd be hired to create, build, and deliver responsive curricula that allow high school students opportunities to fulfill the WA state graduation requirements and allow middle school students to prepare for high school

  • collaborate to rebuild a schedule that allows students regular math practice
  • facilitate and/or co-facilitate: classes, field trips, Intensives, advisory, seminars, and other student offerings; the development of each term’s schedule; specialty weeks & annual school retreat; access to appropriate learning materials for students
  • support students, families, co-staff
  • collaborate to administer discretionary and programmatic funds
  • document student progress through the transcript process

Advising at PSCS—Every full time teaching staff member is an Advisor to a cross-age cohort. You'd collaborate with the School Counselor, the Director of Program, co-staff, and students to build an Advising role that serves student and staff needs

  • meet with each Advisee, usually weekly
  • help Advisees set goals and chart a path toward achieving established goalsa dvocate for Advisees at scheduling mapping, staff meeting, and other settings
  • assist and encourage Advisee use of independent study
  • track Advisees’ activities
  • gather information about Advisees from other staff and volunteers
  • coordinate parent conferences for Advisees
  • reflect/report the growth of each Advisee

Contribute to PSCS community life—Supervised by the Director of Program, in collaboration with the Admin Team, members of the PSCS Teaching Staff work closely with each other and the school community to teach and learn from each other. All PSCS staff members are expected to remain flexible to participate in activities not directly specified below. 

  • co-create and attend daily Check-in, Check-out, weekly Community Hour, Seminars, twice yearly Intensives, & yearly overnight retreat
  • staff meetings and in-services
  • at least three evening parent meetings/school year
  • community-wide events, open houses, etc
  • support parent/family participation in school and community events
  • model ongoing personal and professional development

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Certified teacher, or certification plan desired, and/or Master’s in Education and/or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working with young people and facilitating classes
  • Commitment to liberation through abolitionist teaching

Salary and Benefits: This is a salaried, full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for the position is $70,726* for a 10-month agreement, which is paid in twelve (12) monthly installments. Benefits include excellent employer-paid medical and dental insurance, employer-paid retirement, Paid Time Off, tuition remission, collaborative engagement.

Founded in 1994, PSCS is a small, independent middle and high school located in the Chinatown-International District of Seattle. PSCS is committed to centering intentionally excluded perspectives in curriculum and conversations. With…

Benefits

Benefits include excellent employer-paid medical and dental insurance, employer-paid retirement, Paid Time Off, tuition remission, close working team. 

Benefits include excellent employer-paid medical and dental insurance, employer-paid retirement, Paid Time Off, tuition remission, close working team. 

Location

On-site
660 S Dearborn St, Seattle, WA 98134, USA

How to Apply

In lieu of a traditional cover letter, please submit to pscs@pscs.org a one page document, addressed to the Hiring Committee, that explains how your work and lived experiences led you to this moment and prepared you to be successful in this role with PSCS. Please include example(s) of relationship-building or stewardship that you are especially proud of and what made them meaningful.

In lieu of a traditional cover letter, please submit to pscs@pscs.org a one page document, addressed to the Hiring Committee, that explains how your work and lived experiences led you…

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