University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

    UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years.

    The mission of the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars (RC) at the University of Washington is threefold: teaching, research, and service. The RC is a leader in the nation for developing programs that serve highly capable young pre-college and college students, and is committed to increasing access and fostering student potential among students historically marginalized and excluded from advanced learning opportunities.

    Through early entrance programs we prepare younger students for college and provide them with challenging, accelerated learning opportunities in a vibrant, intellectual community at the University of Washington. We also provide outreach through enrichment, professional development, online, summer and Saturday programs. The Robinson Center is a site for research and discovery of best practice, and maintains the UW's position as an internationally renowned center of gifted education.

    The Transition School Principal reports to the Robinson Center Director, and will oversee the daily operations of the program. The Principal is responsible for the hiring and supervision of all TS faculty and teaching aides, coordinating the admissions process, and handling all student related issues.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Overseeing the Transition School admissions process;
  • Designing, coordinating and leading orientations for teachers, parents and students;
  • Handling all disputes and discipline issues with students, as needed by the faculty;
  • Preparing and approving all final transcripts, overseeing all correspondence;
  • Making decisions regarding financial aid awards for students. Working with Director and Administrator to develop criteria for financial aid;
  • Contributing to decisions regarding admittance of students who have completed Transition School into the Early Entrance Program;
  • Hiring all faculty and teaching assistants. Making decisions regarding the qualifications and characteristics necessary for faculty employment;
  • Facilitating weekly TS faculty meetings, and attending monthly RC staff meetings;
  • Participating in RC Leadership Team meetings, assisting in the design and implementation of larger RC goals, policy, and procedures;
  • Working within the TS team and across RC programs to design and implement unit-wide goals for increasing diversity and inclusion;
  • Supervising and evaluating all faculty, with regular staff meetings and classroom visits;
  • Organizing and facilitating "Parent Night" during Autumn and Winter quarters;
  • Coordinating and chaperoning two overnight cohort-building trips with Transition School students: Camp Huston (in September) and Camp Casey (in June);
  • Coordinating the Transition School Graduation ceremony;
  • Other duties as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field;
  • At least 3-4 years of teaching experience at the college level;
  • Experience working with younger students (ages 13-15);
  • Able to attend all required events (occasional nights, weekends, and overnights).

  • A Ph.C. or Ph.D. in Education or related field;
  • Experience working with diverse populations, expertise in teaching/supporting underrepresented high school students;
  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire;
  • Familiarity with gifted education.

    This is a 10-month, 50% FTE position from 09/01 - 06/30 of each academic year.

    The Robinson Center is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to people of all genders, religions, national origins, races, disabilities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and documentation statuses. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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    Posting ID: 552776292Posted: 2020-05-21