Employment 2020-04-01T08:19:35-07:00

Working at Charles Wright Academy

Charles Wright is a coeducational independent day school offering a breadth of opportunity for students Preschool to Grade 12 to discover their passions. CWA develops young hearts and minds inside and outside the classroom, in partnership with parents and guardians through strong teacher to student relationships, social-emotional learning, and a culture that is committed to caring for the whole child.

CWA proudly offers a competitive salary compared to other member schools of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), as well as a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their families designed to provide choice, flexibility, and value. In addition to health (medical, dental, vision), life and disability insurance, and a flexible spending account, we offer retirement, tuition remission for immediate dependents, subsidized lunches, and professional development.

Go Out and Explore Tacoma

The south sound is a place for you to go out and discover the vibrant and authentic culture of the Pacific Northwest. Tacoma keeps the iconic west coast culture alive, while saving you from noisy downtowns like Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland.


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  • Downtown

    Downtown Tacoma is where you can capture the essence of an engaging food and arts scene. You can celebrate classic taste for vintage cars at America’s Car Museum, innovative exhibits at the Museum of Glass or Tacoma Art Museum, and enjoy the latest in performing arts at one of many theatres. You will find an eclectic variety of shops and restaurants, all within arms reach of an outdoor adventure and connected by the state’s first electric light rail. As the San Francisco Chronicle put it in their recent feature story, “Tacoma has evolved into a vibrant magnet for artists and art lovers, embracing the culture of creativity with a burgeoning gallery scene and a Museum District.”

  • Waterfront

    Tacoma’s Ruston Way waterfront is the crown jewel of the south sound region. You can enjoy the water view at an award-winning restaurant, walk along the saltwater banks, or shop at the new Point Ruston center. Minutes away, Point Defiance Park includes 760-acres of possibilities to enjoy natural forests, wildlife education at the zoo and aquarium, or test the open waters on a kayak or sailboat.

  • Sports

    Down the street from the Charles Wright campus is Chambers Bay Golf Course, home of the 2015 U.S. Open. It was designed as a walking-only golf course to keep the authenticity of the golf tradition.

    A short drive from campus is Cheney Stadium, where the Tacoma Rainiers baseball team plays. The Rainiers have played every year since 1960, and hold the longest current active streak of membership in the Pacific Coast League. The Rainiers also have the highest level of affiliation in Minor League Baseball (Triple-A) based less than an hour away from their major league affiliate, the Seattle Mariners.

  • Surrounding areas

    Within driving distance of Pierce County, you can take an expedition through Mount Rainier National Park, admire the maritime in Gig Harbor, tour the lush gardens in Lakewood, and shop antiques and the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Seattle is less than an hour away with full and frequent bus and train service everyday to and from Tacoma and Seattle.

Current Opportunities

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Upper School English Teacher

This position is a full-time faculty appointment to teach four sections of high school English for the 2020-21 academic year. Other duties will include leading a major extracurricular responsibility, leading an advisory group of eight to ten students, and participating in the community life of Charles Wright Academy.

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Lower School Teacher – Lower Elementary

This position is a full-time faculty appointment in the lower elementary school for the 2020-21 academic year. The two grade-level classroom teachers collaborate extensively, plan together and often co-teach.

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Lower School Teacher – Upper Elementary

This position is a full-time faculty appointment in the upper elementary school for the 2020-21 academic year. The two grade-level classroom teachers collaborate extensively, plan together and often co-teach.

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Director of Enrollment Management

This full-time, year-round position will develop a strategic vision that meets school-wide admission and enrollment growth. This person will lead the Admission team to realize that vision through the design and implementation of both a multi-year strategy and yearly tactical action plans.  Serve as an internal and external “ambassador” for the school to prospective parents, current families and members of the faculty/staff.

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Extended Day Program Assistant (Grades K-5)

Support the program director of the extended day (after school) program for the Lower School.  This is a part time position with the schedule of 2:45-6:00 pm while school is in session.

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Middle School After School Care Assistant

The part-time After School Care Assistant will help the After School Care Lead monitor Middle School students (grades 6-8) who are on campus after 3:00 p.m. in a warm, caring, and consistent manner by establishing an environment that is respectful and conducive to study.  Hours are 3:00 – 5:00 pm on school days.

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Part Time – Bus Driver

We are seeking candidates for a part-time substitute bus driver position for the 2019-20 academic year.  The driver will drive students of all grade levels and other authorized persons on any of our regular routes with a possible schedule of 5 hours/day or more, (for example 5:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m. and again at 2:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.), and beyond for athletic and other special events/trips.

Charles Wright Academy will provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person working at Charles Wright will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a national background screening and fingerprinting process.