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Middle School and Upper School Librarian and Media Literacy Faculty

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Middle and Upper School Librarian and Media Literacy 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 and Upper School Librarian and Media Literacy 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 and Upper School Librarian and Media Literacy Faculty reports to the Assistant Head of School for Academics and works closely with students and families, as well as division directors, faculty, staff and library team members.

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

·         Collaborate with Middle School and Upper School History, English and other departments to teach research skills and support all aspects of the research and writing process, with particular emphasis on digital research methods and citation development

·         Collaborate with Middle and Upper School teachers to integrate information literacy into class curriculum and curate and provide curriculum resources as needed

·         Guide and support teachers in the integration of 21st century research techniques into curriculum, including the design thinking process, creative problem solving, and collaborative workflow

·         Collaboratively maintain and develop a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, the teaching styles and the instructional strategies used within the school community, including digital subscriptions and materials

·         Co-manage the library budget, to include tracking expenses, purchasing materials, and auditing records

·         Work cooperatively as a team member and leader of the Library department to perform library duties, including, but not limited to, patron reference, readers’ advisory, and collection development

·         Promote a life-long love of reading and passion for thorough research through engaging curriculum, programming, and outreach

·         Serve as an advisor to a group of MS or US students and participate in relevant grade level retreat

·         Participate in experiential education programs, such as MS E-lectives or E-weeks and/or US Cascades program

Academic and Professional Experience:

·         A bachelor’s degree in library, media, information science, education or related field is required

·         A graduate degree is preferred

·         Library and/or classroom teaching experience is required, with a minimum of 3 years preferred

·         Experience designing and implementing curriculum that is informed by a deep knowledge of research, media literacy and student development

·         A deep passion for and knowledge base of literature and nonfiction

·         Demonstrated interest in exploring ways literature, media, technology, and other library resources can transform learning for our students and faculty

·         Demonstrated expertise in teaching an information literacy curriculum to students 6-12, with an emphasis on the use of electronic catalogs, online materials, research databases, and digital citizenship

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 media literacy 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, Follett Destiny, and research-related web apps, with an aptitude and willingness to learn and incorporate new software

·         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

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu 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.