Update: know who else has jobs? Teach for America (on Craigslist, no less). The first thing they say you get out of TFA? "Leadership abilities." They single out Garfield as a problem for African-American students.
Teacher is the only job available in Seattle at the jobs section of the TFA site. When you don't have traction, you don't need a lot of staff, I suppose.
I'll be interested to see if the new dean at the UW College of Education keeps up this nonsense of running the TFA program in the red.
end of update.
I sometimes peruse job listings at SPS and other outlets as you find the most interesting things.
- SPS is looking for at least two "Senior Project Managers." On my "back to basics" mission, I find it trying that we can't have nurses/counselors but JSCEE has SO many projects, they need managers for all of them. What I find doubly trying is the description of what they are to do:
This position is responsible for managing key District business and technology initiatives.
What business initiatives? Wait, it says the Bell Time Analysis. That's business?
Follows established District Portfolio Governance process to establish appropriate priority for initiatives.
Really? I'll have to ask for this "district portfolio governance process" because the district seems to have a problem with governance issues as well as keeping up with policies/procedures so I'd love to know what this is.
Good money, though - $82K to nearly $114K.
Who does this person report to?
This position reports jointly to the Project Sponsor and the Director of Project Management.
Who are these people? Again, I'll have to ask.
Then I see that the state is looking for a new "Ombud" for the Office of Family and Children. SPS could take a page from the state for brevity of explaining a job.
Meanwhile, know a teen or young adult looking for a job? There's a couple of openings for them.
Investigative Aide (age: 17 1/2 - 19 years)for the Liquor Control Board.
Tobacco Investigative Aide (age: 16 - 17 1/2 years)