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Middle School Physical Educaiton Faculty

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
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Middle School Physical Education Faculty (Seattle, WA)

Full Time (1.0 FTE) Salary/Exempt

Academic Year Schedule

*  This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).

*  This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our faculty as a Middle School 6th – 8th Physical Education Faculty.  We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.  We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. We encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Organizationally, the Middle School Physical Education Faculty reports to the Middle School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as division directors, faculty, staff and Physical Education Department. This position will be responsible for teaching four to six sections of physical education and one E-lective course, in addition to hosting a student advisory group and teaching in our two-week experiential programs.

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and duties listed below:

·         Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school

·         Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences

·         Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach physical education to 6th-8th grade students

·         Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum

·         Establish classroom expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students

·         Collaborate and work effectively with the school’s Health and Wellness Department

·         Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written communications, and school portal.

·         Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth.

·         Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day

·         Serve as an advisor to a group of students, monitoring their overall well-being and serving as the primary point of contact for their parents

·         Teach an E-lective course throughout the academic year

·         Design and co-lead an E-Week program each academic year

·         Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom

·         Collaborate with school counselors and learning specialists to establish and maintain social-emotional learning and wellness for all students

·         Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department/committee meetings on Wednesdays until 5:15 pm, as well as student community gatherings during the school day

·         Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Docs)

Academic and Professional Experience:

·         A bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field is required

·         Physical education teaching experience is required, with a minimum of 3 years preferred

·         Experience designing and implementing curriculum that is informed by a deep knowledge of physical education and student development

·         Demonstrated interest in exploring ways physical education can transform learning for our students and faculty

·         Demonstrated expertise in teaching a physical education curriculum to students 6-8

Successful candidates will also:

·         Have experience in centering equity, inclusivity and cultural competency and supporting initiatives that align with the school’s mission and guiding principles

·         Display strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and parents

·         Demonstrate initiative regarding job related tasks, responsibilities and projects, with an orientation toward generative advocacy for physical education

·         Communicate effectively (verbally, in writing, and online) with others to maintain constructive and professional relationships

·         Be dependable and professional: e.g., be punctual, complete work in a timely manner, be calm under pressure, and exercise sound judgment

·         Have proficiency in the use of technology including, but not limited to: Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Outlook

·         Be willing to participate in professional growth/development opportunities and seek feedback

Additional Requirements:

·         Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive one soon after hire date)

·         Meet the school’s standards when completing two separate background screenings

Compensation/Benefit Information for this position:

·         Salary Range: $56,836 – $102,824 (based on years of full-time, lead teaching experience)

·         Faculty employees with a Master’s degree, PhD and/or National Certification may be eligible for additional compensation

·         The school offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees, which includes:

o    Employer-paid medical insurance for eligible employees (includes an employee paid buy-up plan option)

o    Employer-paid dental and vision insurance for eligible employees

o    Health Savings Account with employer contribution for eligible employees

o    Medical, dental and vision insurance for dependents of eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care) available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Employer-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance for eligible employees

o    Employer-paid Life Insurance for eligible employees

o    Optional Voluntary Life Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Accident Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Retirement Plan available to eligible employees. The Retirement Plan includes generous employer contributions that align with specific years of service.

o    Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees and their dependents

o    School lunch discounts

o    Free parking at Seattle, WA campus

o    Use of school fitness center

o    Paid Time Off (sick leave and personal days)

o    Professional Development opportunities


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.  In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.