Career Opportunities

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.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

Part-time .1 FTE September through June

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 to Lake Washington Girls Middle School at employment@lwgms.org.


ABOUT LAKE WASHINGTON GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lake Washington Girls Middle School serves approximately 110 students in grades six through eight. Founded in 1998, the school is housed in a historic building in central Seattle, just a few minutes from the downtown core and from Lake Washington and one block from the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. 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

  • 110 students in grades 6-8

  • Average class size is 18 students

  • Office Hours: 8:00a - 4:30p

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

  • 57% of students are people of color

  • 35% of faculty/staff are people of color

  • Annual budget of approximately $2M

  • 25% of students receive tuition assistance

  • Six interscholastic sports with a 90% participation rate

  • Ten student-led clubs and after-school classes

  • Summer programs for girls in grades 4-11

  • Member of NAIS, NCGS, NWAIS, and WFIS

 

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.