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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+ Front Desk Receptionist

Full time | Hours: 7:30am-4pm Mon-Fri | September through June | Flexible hours during summer/breaks

THE POSITION

Lake Washington Girls Middle School, located in Seattle’s Central District, is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist, reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations. The Front Desk Receptionist is an integral part of the L-Dub team, and provides caring, responsive service to every visitor, student, and other stakeholder, as the first point of contact for LWGMS.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the phones, answer questions, direct calls, and provide excellent customer service to all stakeholders; greet visitors and provide information and assistance to students, parents, staff, schools, outside agencies, and the public
  • Oversee and manage ordering, stocking, and organizing supplies for students, faculty/staff, janitorial, first aid, kitchen, and committees as requested
  • Manage daily coffee, kitchen, and other school-wide food-related items as appropriate
  • Track and communicate student attendance, employees in/out of office, and visitor logs tracking for both record-keeping and safety
  • Process daily mail, log all payments, respond to general email inquiries, keep the office and other shared spaces clean and well organized
  • Provide coverage for dismissal/lunch/arrival duties and other similar student focused support
  • Provide support with mailings and other administrative projects
  • Scheduling and calendaring of family conferences and other school-wide events, maintain school-wide calendar and communicate upcoming events in weekly summary email, contribute to the Fuerza Flash
  • Participate in the life of the school by occasionally attending student evening events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations and Head of School

Minimum Requirements

  • Reliability and on-time attendance for this role is key
  • Knowledge of and/or past experience in a school setting, independent school familiarity preferred
  • Proficient technology use of G-Suite, Macs, and multi-line phones
  • Warm, helpful, and friendly demeanor
  • Ability to learn new technology and systems
  • Ability to prioritize, take initiative, and work independently
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate efficiently, directly and responsibly
  • openly with all stakeholders, with a focus on students and parents
  • Ability to sit for up to four (4) hours at a time, lift 30 pounds

Compensation/Benefits

  • Competitive salaried position DOE
  • Full Time, year-round position
  • Excellent benefits package including generous PTO, holidays and other paid breaks, 99% paid medical, dental and life insurance

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.


+ 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.