Current Employment Opportunities

           

Primary grade teacher

Seabury School, located in NE Tacoma, Washington, is seeking an experienced, creative, dynamic primary grade teacher. 

Since 1989, Seabury School has served highly capable children in preschool through grade 8. Founded on research based best practices for gifted students, Seabury’s program is designed to address the needs of the whole child, from providing appropriate intellectual challenge to supporting students’ social-emotional growth.  The core of Seabury’s program is an integrated, project based curriculum designed to challenge students to think deeply, explore complex ideas, make connections and apply learning in new and unique ways. Seabury’s program focuses on personalized learning for each child in a setting that is both developmentally appropriate and intellectually stimulating, allowing each student to recognize and develop his or her gifts and talents. 

Seabury is seeking a primary grade teacher to be part of Seabury’s teaching team. Teachers who are passionate about providing personalized, appropriately challenging educational opportunities for young gifted children, are creative, enthusiastic facilitators of learning, who have experience with project based curriculum development, and who enjoy working in a collaborative teaching environment are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have excellent communication skills with children, parents and other staff members; an interest in working as part of a teaching team; a high level of energy and creativity; and the desire to build a positive, supportive environment for children.

Applicants for this position are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a valid Washington state teaching certificate.   A desire to work with highly capable children is required, and training and/or experience in gifted education is preferred.  

Seabury School is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities.

This position is open until filled.

Salary and benefits: DOE

Director of Institutional Advancement: Part-time position

Seabury School is an independent school serving highly capable students from prekindergarten through eighth grade.  Seabury is a growing, dynamic school located on two campuses: a lower school in NE Tacoma and a unique middle school program located in the heart of downtown Tacoma.  Seabury’s mission is to, “…challenge gifted children in a community that cherishes each individual and fosters a love of learning, discovery and creativity.”

Seabury School is seeking a part time Director of Institutional Advancement.  The role of the Director of Institutional Advancement (DA) will be to develop and implement strategies grounded in the mission of the school that promote Seabury's values and build relationships with all of Seabury's constituents - parents, alumni families, prospective parents and the community in order to cultivate support for and investment in the school.  It is essential that the Director of Institutional Advancement be an effective communicator as the position will play a key role in telling the story of Seabury in admissions, marketing, development and alumni relations.  

Seabury is seeking candidates for this position who enjoy working as part of an administrative team in a dynamic, high energy environment, in a growing school, and who have previous experience in a non-profit organization and/or independent school.  

0.75 Time; beginning July 1, 2017; Reports to: head of school; salary: DOE. Position is open until filled.

Qualifications:

Exceptional candidates will have the following skills / experience

  • A bachelor's degree or the equivalent
  • Commitment to Seabury's mission of serving highly capable students
  • Non-Profit development experience (independent school experience or experience with operation of a small development office preferred)
  • Strong community relations and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skill in strategic thinking  and a creative problem solving
  • Leadership and the ability to inspire leadership in others
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration and team building 
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.  Be an effective spokesperson for the organization from one-on-one to large group settings.
  • Experience with and effective use of social media
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of a growing and dynamic school
  • Confidentiality (specifically with student information and donor records)
  • Self-directed
  • Effective management of time and resources
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and Fundraising programs.  Graphic design skills desirable.
Essential Job Functions:

1. Cultivate and maintain relationships with those both inside and outside the Seabury community, including staff, parents, alumni, community supporters and business leaders, whose understanding of and commitment to the mission of the school is vital for the Seabury’s sustainability and success 

2. Direct the development and implementation of the school's overall development program in keeping with the Strategic Plan and budget objectives including:

  • Serve as the school's development staff person, responsible for the development and implementation of all fundraising efforts including annual fund, auction, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, grant writing and other special events to meet budget goals.  
  • Recruit and oversee volunteers, facilitating the development of leadership and succession planning in committees such as the auction committee
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and Board Development Committee to support the stewardship of major donors and coordinate the Board's involvement in Seabury's development program
  • Manage stewardship donors and supporters, including ensuring accurate and timely receipting and acknowledgment of contributions and training for volunteers participating in stewardship work.
  • Manage Seabury’s donor database
  • Coordinate publication of Seabury’s annual report
3. Direct the development and implementation of Seabury's marketing and communications including:
  • Coordinate messaging about Seabury - the telling of the Seabury story to all internal and external constituents
  • Serve as the manager of the communications and marketing team
  • Create and implement strategic plans for all of Seabury's internal and external communications
  • Ensure there is timely and effective communication for all internal and external recruitment efforts
  • Manage the marketing budget and set strategic priorities for the use of marketing resources including both funds and staff time.
4. Be a team player who takes initiative to do what needs to be done as part of a small administrative team.  
  • Be positive and supportive of Seabury and Seabury’s mission.  
  • Be a hard worker 
  • Be organized and efficient

Art teacher – part-time, pre-k through eighth

Seabury is seeking an experienced, creative, dynamic part time art teacher. 

Since 1989, Seabury School has served highly capable children in preschool through grade 8. Founded on research based best practices for gifted students, Seabury’s program is designed to address the needs of the whole child, from providing appropriate intellectual challenge to supporting students’ social-emotional growth.  The core of Seabury’s program is an integrated, project based curriculum designed to challenge students to think deeply, explore complex ideas, make connections and apply learning in new and unique ways. Seabury’s program focuses on personalized learning for each child in a setting that is both developmentally appropriate and intellectually stimulating, allowing each student to recognize and develop his or her gifts and talents. 

Seabury is seeking an art teacher to teach art to students Pre-K through 8th grade and to provide support for teachers in integrating art into their classroom curriculum.  Seabury’s art teacher is also responsible for managing and maintaining Seabury’s lower school Maker Space, and for working with middle school teachers to support the middle school Maker Space.  Seabury has a well-developed art curriculum that is designed to give structure to the program while allowing space for the art teacher to add / adapt the program to fit the needs of students and the school’s overall program.

Applicants for this position are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, experience in teaching art to children, and a desire to work with highly capable students.  A valid Washington state teaching certificate and training and/or experience in gifted education is preferred.  

This position is open until filled. Position is 0.4 time (2 days per week) Salary and benefits: DOE

Substitute teachers

Seabury School is also seeking substitute teachers for all grade levels. 




Seabury School is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities.

Interested candidates for all positions should send a letter of interest, resume and references to:

Sandi Wollum • Head of School • Seabury School • 1801 53rd St. NE • Tacoma, WA • 98406

Or email to director@seabury.org


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