Charles Wright Academy _________________________________ 7723 Chambers Creek Road West Tacoma, WA 98467-2099 253/620-8300 www.charleswright.org
Part Time - Substitute Bus Driver
Posting Date: June 14, 2019 Application Deadline: Open until filled Start Date: August 2019
About the School: Charles Wright Academy (CWA), located on a beautiful, wooded 107-acre campus, serves students in Preschool through 12th grade. The only coeducational independent Preschool-12 school in Tacoma, Washington, CWA provides challenging, college preparatory academics that prepare students to thrive in college and in life. Equally important is a wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, and service opportunities that promote students’ social-emotional development and provide avenues by which they discover and pursue their passions. Close, respectful, and trusting relationships between faculty and students result in an environment in which all community members embrace both the hard work and the joy inherent in the journey of intellectual and personal growth.
Our Mission Statement: To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.
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.
Responsibilities: * Drive school buses of varying sizes to safely transport students of all grade levels and other authorized persons * Provide a high level of customer service to all constituencies, always representing Charles Wright Academy in a positive manner * Practice respectful and effective behavior management, report misbehavior * Check vehicle equipment, fuel and warm up bus prior to departure daily; report any irregularities * Assess daily and maintain a clean bus fleet inside and out, including windows * Maintain consistent safety standards and practices * Participate in bus driver training courses as scheduled by the Bus Driver Lead
Qualifications: * High School Diploma or equivalent required * A valid Washington state driver’s license including CDL with school bus and passenger endorsement required, along with an acceptable driving record * Current Medical Examiner’s Certificate required * First Aid and CPR certification required * Sense of humor, a passion for working with children and an ability to relate well to a variety of constituencies (faculty, staff, parents and students) * Previous experience as a school bus driver or in the transportation field
Salary/Benefits: Salary is competitive and dependent upon background, and breadth of experience. The selectee will receive sick leave and all hours worked will count towards eligibility to receive medical coverage and Academy contributions to retirement.
Charles Wright is a great place to work with well-behaved students; a supportive and responsive team, and a well-maintained bus fleet. Charles Wright provides a close-knit community where you are known, your work is appreciated as an extension of the classroom, and caring for our students and each other is at the heart of what we do.
Application Process: Interested candidates should send: 1) a resume 2) a letter of interest referencing the source code of where you first learned of the position (Source Code: SW for the CWA website, SP for NWAIS, IN for Indeed) to:
Mail: Attention Office of Human Resources at address above.
In-person application: Follow campus signs to “Upper School”, using Upper School visitor parking. The Office of Human Resources is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
No phone calls, please. Charles Wright Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/D.