University Cooperative School

(206) 524-0653

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Employment Opportunities

Position: Assistant Teacher

University Cooperative School is seeking Assistant Teachers to join our collaborative teaching team for the 2019-20 school year.

University Cooperative School is a community oriented K-5 school with a progressive, child centered, hands-on, multi-age approach to learning. Social and emotional development, the creative arts, academics, outdoor and service learning are key components of our program. University Cooperative School features small class size, a team of passionate, dedicated teachers, and an engaged group of parents. Since 1975, University Cooperative School has been nurturing the whole child. We are committed to play-based learning and creating a positive and fun environment for our students.

Position Summary

The Assistant Teacher supports teachers and children in the classroom, outdoors and in specialist classes. The Assistant Teacher position is unique and dynamic in that every day is different. We are looking for 3 assistant teachers with different responsibilities. You may support the educational, emotional, and social success of a single student, or be assigned to assist a particular subject or grade depending on your skillset and interest. 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. The Assistant Teacher may work in after school programs as well, depending on hours and availability.


  • Professional experience in early childhood education (grade K-5 preferred)
  • Ability to relate well with 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 to issues of conflict and problem solving
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently and skilled at taking initiative
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Salary: $18 per hour

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University Cooperative School is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or other protected status.