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Middle School Associate Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Bellevue, WA
  • This position has been filled

Website Open Window School

For gifted kids who love to learn


Open Window School nurtures and inspires students of high intellectual potential.



Open Window School (K-8, coed, 358 student day school) is seeking highly qualified candidates for its Middle School Associate Teacher position.


Open Window is dedicated to serving gifted students. With a strong commitment to social-emotional learning, these exceptional young people are nurtured and inspired in both their academic and personal growth. Parents/guardians and students alike are quick to point out the strength in the faculty and the close relationships Open Window teachers forge with their students. Open Window students have true enthusiasm for deep and accelerated learning, with an emphasis on project-based initiatives with real world application. Innovation and risk taking are encouraged within a supportive environment. Open Window School graduates are empathetic, academically well-prepared, innovative problem solvers, purposeful global citizens with a commitment to equity and inclusion. This is a place where it is cool to be smart and the expectation is that our students will graduate and make a difference in high school and beyond.


Located on a beautiful campus in Bellevue, Washington, 10 miles from the center of downtown Seattle, Open Window benefits from its unique location; it is surrounded by woods right in the middle of one of the fastest growing metro populations in the country. The school enjoys a robust and growing pipeline of students which will continue to drive demand for the type of rich educational experience guided by Open Window’s mission and values.


Position Overview

Associate teachers at Open Window work with experienced lead teachers to support our students as they cultivate their love of learning. This job requires passion for working with middle school students, energy, empathy, flexibility, initiative, and a commitment to teamwork. Successful Associate Teachers must be able to actively work outside in various kinds of weather, maintain regular attendance, be punctual, and dependable. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who are interested in learning and explore valuable skills for future lead teaching opportunities, understanding independent schools and entering graduate programs in the field.


Major Areas of Responsibility/Specific Duties:

  • Assisting in classrooms.
  • Subbing for lead teachers.
  • Leading advisory groups, teaching clubs or elective classes.
  • Supporting educational activities such as special projects, events and field trips.
  • Chaperoning overnight trips with students.
  • Supporting students with organization and planning.
  • Rotating coverage duties for lunch, recess and dismissal and occasional before care or afterschool study hall coverage.
  • Overseeing students in guided study halls.
  • Administrative tasks such as copying, preparing for classes and events.
  • Maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

Qualities & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant experience.
  • Experience working with students, middle school preferred.
  • An interest in the social-emotional development of early adolescents.
  • Supportive of the school’s Diversity Commitment, in which we embrace both our commonalities and complex range of differences that enrich our school.
  • Dedication to our mission, in which we inspire and nurture students of high intellectual potential and to promoting our core values: Bobcats are Kind, Inclusive, Respectful and Responsible.
  • Ability to work independently, collegially, and collaboratively. Positive team member.
  • Demonstrate a warm, engaging demeanor towards families, colleagues, and public.


Position Details:

Manager: Director of Middle School

Compensation: $46,140 per year

Position Classification: Exempt, Full Time (10 month school year), benefit eligible

Hours: 8am – 4pm, 5pm on Tuesdays. Occasional after school, weekend and evening work required.


Benefits include:

  • Paid Sick leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (paid 100% for employee only coverage)
  • Employer paid Health Reimbursement Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Account, Pre-tax & Roth Options (eligible for employer contribution and employer match after one year of service).
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Professional development and training opportunities


To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, your resume, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions below on our Career Opportunities website. Applicants must submit an answer to both of the following Diversity Commitment Questions:


  • How would you define diversity?
  • Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current or prior job. If necessary, candidates can draw upon their experience in community organizations if professional experience is limited.

Please be prepared to provide 3-5 professional references and one personal reference if requested. If you are unable to apply online, you are welcome to fax your resume, cover letter, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions to 425-644-6320.


Open Window School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, or other status legally protected by local, state, or federal law.