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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+ FULL TIME TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST/INSTRUCTOR

  • Status: Full-time: Calendar Year FTE: 1 FTE (shared by LWGMS & Giddens)
  • Help Desk .8 (.4 each school)
  • Teaching as .2 (LWGMS only)
  • Employee Classification: Administration
  • FLSA Classification: Exempt
  • Supervisor: Director of Technology
  • Work hours: Generally 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Lake Washington Girls Middle School and Giddens School seek a full-time Technology Specialist to join the Two Schools community. The Technology Specialist will be responsible for the direct support of students, faculty, and staff with their technology needs; coordinating and tracking repairs and replacements; troubleshooting login and end-user needs; supporting the 1-1 device program; and overseeing special projects as assigned by the Director of Technology. The Technology Specialist will teach technology literacy classes at Lake Washington Girls Middle School.

This position serves users in two schools that will be co-located on one campus beginning in November 2019. 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.

Help Desk Responsibilities include the following:

  • Support teachers and administrators in use of technology and development of technologically based tools, responding in a timely fashion to their needs.
  • Assist the Director of Technology with all IT department tasks, including adding users, fixing logins, configuring computers, etc.
  • Support other technology and audio-visual requests for events, performances, and meetings.
  • Provide support for each school’s 1:1 device program.
  • Assist with maintenance of network infrastructure, user accounts, G-suite and other internal systems.
  • Maintain and upgrade technology hardware and software, keeping an accurate inventory of items and locations.
  • Maintain A/V systems.
  • Work with the Director of Technology and faculty to support development and implementation of digital literacy curriculum through the use of digital learning tools.
  • Assist with teacher and student training activities, as directed.
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Technology or Heads of School.

Teaching responsibilities include the following:

In addition, the Technology Specialist will teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade technology classes and STEAM classes at Lake Washington Girls Middle School. In this capacity of the role, the Technology Specialist will work closely with the Dean of Teaching and Learning and the STEAM Department. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and teach appropriate Computer Science Technology Literacy Curriculum for students in grades six through eight.
  • Teach coding STEAM units to students in grades six through eight; potentially run a robotics club after school.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student growth and progress, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience with the following: Google Apps for Education, Mac OS, Chrome OS, Windows 10, network management/maintenance, Meraki Dashboard, physical wiring/cabling, WiFi equipment.
  • Experience working in an educational environment.
  • Experience with SIS, LMS and EMS preferred.
  • Experience with and/or comfort with working with adults and students ranging from PreK-8th grade.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Understanding of educational technology concepts and broad knowledge of products.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and families; ability to communicate technology issues with people of varying levels of knowledge
  • Ability to interface with a diverse cross-section of people within the school community; desire to be part of the life of the schools.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development.
  • Flexibility in contributing to daily problem-solving and peripheral roles inherent in small independent schools.
  • Growth mindset, sense of humor, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong passion for the schools’ missions.

The successful candidate will possess the following experience, skills, and qualities:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion as an important foundation for educating youth
  • Experience teaching coding, GoPiGo robotics, Adobe Creative Suite, FinalCut Pro, 3D drafting, 3D printing, laser cutter use, Python, Raspberry Pis, circuits
  • Experience with and passion for working with middle school students
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and families
  • Ability to interface with a diverse cross-section of people within the school community; desire to be part of the life of the school
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development
  • Flexibility in contributing to daily problem-solving and peripheral roles inherent in a small independent school
  • A growth mindset, active sense of humor, and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong passion for the school’s mission and vision

Compensation/Benefits

  • Competitive rate DOE

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 hire@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.