Employment 2018-04-18T14:24:25+00:00


Charles Wright’s faculty and staff are highly trained, innovative, and committed. In 2012 the Business Examiner named Charles Wright one of the Top Places to Work in the South Sound and presented the school with its Integrity Award. The newspaper writes: “Integrity has figured prominently into every value and purpose the school has set since its beginning…. While the school prides itself on growing students who work toward the most productive future they can envision, it’s thanks to a workplace that inspires the faculty to encourage them.”

Application Process
All applications will be screened against the stated qualifications and experience requirements of the position. Applicants are advised to provide complete and specific information describing your background, education, skills and experience as specified in the position announcement. Qualified applications will be forwarded to the appropriate hiring manager who will select the candidates to be interviewed. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The simplest way to begin your candidacy for employment is to submit your resume, cover letter, references, and any additional information requested to our human resources office as attachments to an email to humanresources@charleswright.org.

Candidates are welcome to submit application materials in person to the human resources office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or via regular mail at the address below. Please be sure to identify the specific position or area of interest for which you are applying, and where you first learned of the opportunity.

Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West
Tacoma, WA 98467-2099

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of their candidate materials. Please do not call to check on the status of your application.

Thank you for your interest in Charles Wright Academy. We wish you the best in your career search!

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.

Open Positions

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Charles Wright Academy is seeking a Director of Admissions and Financial Aid to join our team July 1, 2018, or earlier. This position is a full-time, year-round, exempt position, and reports to the Associate Head of School.

With the Head of School and the Associate Head of School, the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid develops a strategic vision that meets school-wide admission and enrollment goals. This person will lead the Admissions team to realize that vision through the design and implementation of both a multi-year strategy and yearly tactical action plans.

Executive Assistant to the Head of School
This position is a full-time staff appointment for the 2018-19 academic year. The Executive Assistant provides the highest level of administrative support, liaison presence, and office responsibility on behalf of the Head of School, Associate Head of School, Senior Leadership Team, and the Board of Trustees.

Lower School Early Elementary Music Teacher
This position is a 25% time, one-year faculty appointment for the 2018-19 academic year. This position includes music instruction for Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade.

Lower School Fifth Grade Classroom Teacher
This is a full-time faculty appointment for the 2018-19 school year. The classroom teachers at the grade level work together as a team, planning together and often co-teaching.

Lower School First Grade Classroom Teacher
This position is a full-time faculty appointment for the 2018-19 academic year. The classroom teachers at the grade level work together as a team, planning together and often co-teaching.

Payroll and Human Resources Specialist
This position is responsible for timely and accurate semi-monthly payroll production using Paylocity payroll software, maintaining and updating employee payroll files and data by regularly interfacing with human resources manager, and researching payroll related issues. The PR/HR Specialist is responsible for supporting the human resources manager with administration of various benefit plans, recruiting and on-boarding new employees, audit preparation and reporting needs, and providing customer service.

School Chaplain
This position is a full-time faculty appointment for the 2018-19 academic year and reports directly to the Head of School, managed in concert with the Academic Division of Directors. Charles Wright has historically had a School Chaplain to attend to the spiritual needs and pastoral care of the students, families and community since its earliest years. Our school community is composed of students, staff, and families who represent many faith traditions. Within a secular school culture, we celebrate this as well as hold in high value the principle of free and open inquiry.

Substitute Teachers
All Substitute positions are filled for the 2017-18 school year. We will begin accepting applications in September for the 2018-2019 school year. We hire Substitute Teachers for all grade levels, especially those with experience in Spanish, French, and Japanese languages, performing arts, science and math. Offering a flexible schedule, substituting is an excellent way to work with great students and their families while achieving a work/life balance, stay active in your field, or experience independent school teaching.

Welcome to Charles Wright Academy

Contact Us

Admissions: 253.620.8373
Lower School: 253.620.8800
Middle School: 253.620.8400
Upper School: 253.620.8300
Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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