Middle School Math Teacher-2020-21
Job Details
University Prep - Seattle, WA
Full-Time Salaried Exempt
4 Year Degree

Reports to: Director of Middle School

FLSA Status: Exempt

When Needed: 2020-2021 Academic Year

FTE: Full-Time, Academic Year


University Prep is seeking a talented, compassionate and engaging Middle School Math Teacher to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching math and who is passionate about teaching to middle school students and enhancing student life. We are looking for faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. Salary is competitive with independent schools. UPrep offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment. Position is open for the 2020-2021 School Year.


Who We Are:

University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The school is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel at home and equally enfranchised. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.


Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, teaches middle school math in grade-level teams. Develops interdisciplinary projects with other members of the Middle School core faculty. Serves on the Middle School curricular team and as a Middle School advisor.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches four sections of math classes from 6th grade math to Algebra 1 
  • Course assignments may change from year to year
  • Actively collaborates with the other teacher(s) of these courses to enhance the student experience
  • Uses formative teaching and assessment methods
  • Serves as a middle school grade-level advisor for a grade-level team
  • Participates on a grade-level curricular team
  • Serves as an advisor to 10-12 Middle School students
  • Actively participates in the life of the school outside the classroom as a coach, club advisor, or other duties as assigned
  • Vigorously engages in their own professional development
  • Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open and candid dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required
  • Master’s degree in Math, Education, Teaching, or related field preferred
  • Teaching certification preferred
  • 3+ years of successful teaching experience in a Middle School environment preferred


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Competence in the content area and pedagogy for Middle School
  • Good understanding of the developmental needs of Middle School students
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
  • Energy and enthusiasm and ability to hold students and oneself to high expectations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to create an active learning environment that supports understanding, passion and creativity in students
  • Ability to prepare lessons to appeal to a variety of learning styles, needs and accommodations
  • Ability to use formative assessments and strategies in the classroom
  • Deep interest in being part of a community as a colleague and grade-level team member
  • Experience being part of a curricular and co-curricular team preferred
  • Coaching experience at any level preferred
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents from a variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Flexibility, maturity and a sense of humor
  • Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office and Google Docs, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
  • Comfortable with operating Audio/Visual equipment
  • Ability and interest in coaching and/or working in our outdoor program is a plus


Thank you for your interest in this position and in University Prep.


This position open until filled.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.




This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.