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Extended Day Program Assistant

Website Charles Wright Academy

Position:              Extended Day Program Assistant

Reports to:            Director of Auxiliary Programs

Supervises:           N/A

Additional Terms: Non-Exempt 12 month position


Charles Wright Academy (CWA) is a co-educational, non-religious, independent school located in University Place, WA. Charles Wright Academy is located on a beautiful, green, and sprawling 107-acre campus that includes athletic fields and more than 60 acres of gorgeous Pacific Northwest forests that also serve as an extension of our proper academic campus. Our educational philosophy of experiential learning includes unique daily opportunities for wilderness exploration, hiking, birding, wildlife observations, gardening, nature habitat sketch subjects for art studies, local biological science exploration, conservation work, farming, and more.

The only completely co-educational, independent, and non-religious school serving students in preschool through grade 12 in the South Sound area, CWA provides a challenging and nurturing environment with college preparatory academics and robust programming that prepare students to thrive and successfully launch into college and beyond. A wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, travel, and service opportunities promote students’ social-emotional development and provide students avenues to discover and pursue their passions. A culture that values self-expression, appropriate autonomy, and exploration of their authentic selves, students are nurtured, encouraged, mentored, and supported by a highly-qualified and experienced faculty that share collective institutional values and provide engaging, active, and joyful experiences for students each and every day.

Charles Wright Mission Statement

To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.

Position Description:

This is a part-time position (15 hours per week)  that assists the Extended Day Program Lead in the operation of our extended day program for students in grades K through 8 with an expected schedule of Monday-Friday, 2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. The schedule is subject to change as schedules and responsibilities are based on the needs of the program.


  • Assist in the running indoor and outside activities
  • Support a welcoming, happy, and safe environment for all children
  • Under the Lead’s direction, practice thoughtful, respectful, and effective behavior management, which supports respectful attitudes and behavior and promotes responsibility and self-management
  • Seek direction and assistance from the Lead as necessary
    Maintain clean and orderly program areas
  • Serve prepared snacks
  • Represent Charles Wright Academy in a positive manner with all constituencies

Physical Requirements

Must be able to constantly position self to accommodate the needs of children of the age group.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Early Childhood training and/or experience in childcare, elementary education training or experience, and/or summer camp counselor experience


Salary & Benefits

This position has a salary range between $20 and $24 an hour, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits available are subject to plan and candidate eligibility.



Paid Sick Leave: Other Benefits: EAP (Employee Assistance Program),


Application Process

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing why you feel you are the right fit for this role at Charles Wright Academy and how that aligns with both our Mission and Inclusion Statements (both included in this posting). Please provide an updated resume, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references (which must include your most recent supervisor) via ADP where this posting occurs.


Applications for this position will be accepted until filled. No phone calls or inquiries, please.

Inclusion Statement

Charles Wright Academy best exemplifies its mission and values when everyone knows they belong in our school community.

We embrace an intentional culture that champions everyone’s full participation as their authentic selves in all of the opportunities that comprise the Charles Wright experience. This includes supporting each community member’s understanding of their own identities and acceptance of the identities of others. By doing so, we empower everyone at Charles Wright to connect, learn, grow, and achieve.

The inclusive culture we strive for requires us to make both institutional and individual commitments. Institutionally, we will align policies, curriculum, and decision-making to this goal, and we commit to ongoing self-examination, learning, and action. We also encourage and support individuals to initiate and engage in candid, courageous conversations as this work is the responsibility of every member of our community. (adopted by the CWA Board of Trustees, March 2020)

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