Open Positions

Student Wellbeing Assistant


Programming & Robotics Teacher


Core Team Principles

Encouraging Professional Growth:

Students grow and change every day, so educators at Yellow Wood Academy must be flexible enough to support that growth. We want our team to come on board with exciting ideas and a passion for education along with a desire to continually hone their practice. Through team feedback, professional development, and workshops we help our team develop both as professionals and as people.

Building Community:

At Yellow Wood Academy, we believe that the best way to help a student is with a dedicated team all looking out for the student’s best interest. That’s why we encourage our teachers to build connections with each other, to work together, and to lift each other up. We hold regular meetings to talk about each student’s program, and we organize our teachers into teams so they have a core group to rely on.

Fostering Diversity:

In a complex world, creative ideas and solutions are best formed by the widest range of perspectives. Therefore, Yellow Wood Academy welcomes a diverse community, and believes that a diverse community is essential to an environment that inspires learning and growth. Further, we believe that a community includes and embraces a range of differences in learning style, race, color, creed, religion, ethnic and national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, neurodiversity and life experiences. We foster and encourage respect for personal differences, growth of the individual, and diversity within our school population.

How to Apply:

Send your letter of interest and resume to jobs@yellowwoodacademy.org and indicate which position you are applying for.

 
 

Open Positions:


Student Wellbeing Assistant:

About the Position:

The Student Wellbeing Assistant helps the Guidance Counselor make sure our students' time at Yellow Wood Academy is positive and safe. They will help to supervise the Upper School and Lower School students during breaks and lunches, and will support the daily coordination of students’ and transportation as they arrive and depart school. In the mornings they will be working in the busy areas of the school to transition students from class to breaks and back to class and in the afternoons they will be working at the front desk helping students find their classes and transportation as well as answering and directing phone calls.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise student behavior to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere

  • Help younger students find appropriate places to spend breaks and lunches

  • Help students transition between classes

  • Help shepherd students to their transportation

  • Answer and direct phone calls and general inquiries

  • Notify teachers of student absences

  • Use calendar system to locate teachers and students

  • Do light office work

Skills:

  • Fundamental alignment with Yellow Wood Academy principles

  • Warm and friendly attitude

  • Student first mentality

  • Highest degree of ethics and confidentiality

  • Comfort working with twice-exceptional students

  • Experience with Microsoft and Google products

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand/be mobile for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Requirements:

  • Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • High school diploma


Teaching Positions:

About the Teaching Positions:

New teachers will join our team to plan and teach one-on-one and small group classes. You will work hand in hand with a small community of educators to plan, adapt, and deliver curriculum that meets the individual needs of our students. None of our teachers are restricted to a single department or subject area and we highly value applicants with a diverse range of teaching competencies. We know learning is it's best when it can build off of student's interests and prior knowledge.

YWA teachers work hands on with our Student Services team as well as each student’s complete team of teachers. Led by the student’s dean, our teachers are assisted in developing the strategies and curriculum that will best help the student succeed.

We offer both full time and part time positions depending upon the preferences and qualifications of the applicant as well as the needs of the school. Please detail your preference in your application.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following is a list of general job responsibilities for a teaching position. This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required or assigned.

  • Implement effective teaching practices to facilitate student academic achievement, behavior management, and social skills.

  • Instruct students in one-to-one and/or small group settings.

  • Plan and provide clear, differentiated, and intentionally focused instruction based on individual student portfolios which may include where applicable: goals, intended future path, interests, strengths, disability information, accommodations, and IEPs.

  • Recognize individual student learning needs and develop strategies to address those needs for the purpose of promoting individual achievement.

  • Consistently foster and manage a safe and positive learning environment.

  • Track and use multiple student data elements to assess student progress, identify behavior patterns, modify instruction, and improve student learning.

  • Communicate with parents regularly as a member of their student’s team.

  • Attend staff meetings, professional development, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to improve professional competence.

  • Lead and participate in student activities such as clubs, field trips, school functions, and/or advisory committees.

  • Substitute for other teachers as needed.

  • Collaborate with Department Leaders and the Leadership Team to foster positive school culture and enhance student experience.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Curriculum design/altering 

  • Maintaining standards of laboratory safety where applicable

  • Fundamental alignment with YWA’s principles

  • Commitment to maintaining high standards for student achievement

  • Highest degree of ethics and confidentiality

  • Professional composure with minors and families

  • Competency using Google Suite, including Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar

  • Professional comportment in verbal and written communication

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)

  • 1-3 years experience teaching high school or middle school (Preferred)

  • WA Teaching License (Preferred)