Primary Grade Instructional Assistant

Contact Name: 
Audra Higgins
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Job Location: 
Villa Academy- Seattle, WA
Position Description: 
JOB POSTING: Primary Grade Instructional Assistant Full-time, full benefits _________________________________________________________________________________ APPLY TO: Villa Academy OPEN DATE: September 2022 Hiring Coordinator CLOSING DATE: open until filled JOB OVERVIEW Villa Academy is seeking a Lower School Instructional Assistant in the primary grades to join our Lower School faculty. Our teachers are enthusiastic, creative individuals who are child-centered and actively engaged in seeing and developing the full potential of each student. Villa Academy is committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice and we seek educators eager to personally grow and integrate these ideals in their teaching curriculum as well as into their communication with children, families, and colleagues. In addition to work in the classroom, all instructional assistants attend in-service days, faculty/staff meetings, appropriate training sessions, and participate in many all-school events. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Early Childhood/Community College and/or University degree (Teacher certification considered a plus!) Experience in working with young children in school/church setting Volunteer work with children in a variety of settings Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Fidelity to the mission, vision and values of Villa Academy Commitment to equity and inclusion and an understanding of its important role in academic excellence and student growth. Consistent with our unique history and ethos, Villa Academy is committed to building and fostering a richly diverse and inclusive school community; Desire to be part of a faith-based learning community and commitment to the school’s Catholic identity; Able to understand, articulate, and put into practice current developmentally appropriate practices in elementary education Love of young learners and their educational journey Effective oral and written communication skills Able to use or learn to use instructional technology including interactive whiteboards, document cameras, Zoom, webcams, iPads, Apple computers, apps and Google docs Desire and enthusiasm for making Villa’s outdoor spaces an integral part of the primary grades experience Ability to perform the job responsibilities of this position APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please provide, via email, the items listed below (preferably in one PDF document). A cover letter. A current resume with relevant educational experience and three references. Teaching Certificate (if applicable)
Job Type: 
Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Alumni
Graduate Alumni
Master in Teaching Alumni (certified teachers)
Graduate Students
Master in Teaching Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022