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Upper School Study Skills Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/17/2020
School Name Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 05/18/2020

SEATTLE ACADEMY is a dynamic community that challenges students to question, imagine, and create in order to contribute boldly to a changing world. This mission comes alive in our urban school setting where we serve grades 6 – 12 in a vibrant, independent school environment.

We invite you to join our team in making this mission a reality for our students as a full time faculty member teaching Upper School Study Skills starting in the 2020-21 school year. Our diverse faculty is exceptionally qualified, strong academically, and combine rich life experience with passion for their disciplines. Our teaching philosophy is geared toward our mission and guiding principles of Culture of Performance, College and Life, Know the Kid, and Inclusive Community.

Study Skills is a small group, fee-based, elective class. Students receive support for executive functioning, as well as additional content support. Study skills are taught in the context of the content curriculum from students’ core academic courses. More information about our Learning Support program can be found on the SAAS website.

Experience in special education, academic coaching, small group instruction, executive functioning and/or study skills instruction is considered a plus. Strong upper level Math (algebra thru pre-calculus) and Science (chemistry, biology, physics) skills are desired. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • A passion for learning and comfort in working with a broad range of academic subjects in an engaging learning environment;
  • Experience, desire and enthusiasm in working with a diverse population of adolescents (experience with learning, emotional/behavioral, or attentional challenges preferred);
  • Passion for helping students find personal and academic success;
  • A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning competencies (social awareness, relationship skills, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making) into the subject matter;
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities;
  • Agility, influence, negotiation, and strong judgment & decision making skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups - teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams;
  • Experience with addressing student behavior; and
  • Creative and imaginative problem-solving.

Seattle Academy provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws. Successful candidates will be required to pass background checks in conjunction with all city, state, and federal requirements for working in a school environment.

SAAS offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: resume@seattleacademy.org with Study Skills position in the subject line. PDF format is preferred.

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