University Cooperative School

(206) 524-0653

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Employment Opportunities

Assistant Teacher

University Cooperative School is seeking Assistant Teachers to join our collaborative teaching team for the 2020-21 school year. 25-30 hours/week. Two positions available; one in PreK and one in grades 3-5.

About University Cooperative School

University Cooperative School is a family-oriented PreK-5 school with a progressive, child centered, hands on, multi-age approach to learning. Social development, academics, the creative arts, and outdoor and service learning are key components of our program. University Cooperative School features small class size, a team of passionate, dedicated teachers, and a committed group of parents. Since 1975, University Cooperative School has been nurturing the whole child. We believe fully that “childhood is a journey not a race.”

About the Position

The Assistant Teacher supports teachers and children in the classroom, outdoors, and in small groups. The Assistant Teacher position is unique in that every day is different. Our educational approach is emergent and dynamic, and successful candidates should appreciate this approach and have the flexibility to enjoy variety in our curriculum. Flexibility will be a must.

Experience in early childhood education
Ability to relate well to young children
Ability to create a fun and safe environment
Ability to communicate well with children, teachers, and parents
Passion for working with children
Responsible, reliable, caring, patient, and conscientious
Flexible, sense of humor, creative, enthusiastic, and energetic
Loving and respectful approach of issues of conflict and problem solving
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently and
Skilled at taking initiative and anticipating the needs of the lead teacher

Salary: Competitive hourly rate depending on experience

How to Apply: Send resume, three references and a letter of interest to

The University Cooperative School community prioritizes equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in meaningful ways for our students and their families. University Cooperative School is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is actively seeking to diversity its workplace.