School Culture Aide

School Culture Aide BACK TO JOB BOARD




High School, Middle School




Rainier Valley Leadership Academy





  • Reports to: Dean of Culture 
  • Classification: Full-time/Exempt  
  • Start Date: Aug 10, 2022
  • Location: Seattle, WA 
  • (May be virtual dependent  upon COVID-19 restrictions but RVLA requires teaching staff reside in the state of WA) 


We are seeking a mission aligned School Culture l Aide   to join the growing team at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy to serve scholars in grades 6-12. Our ideal candidate is scholar focused and utilizes innovative, data driven, anti-racist  instructional practices to engage,  connect and build relationships with scholars and their families to foster educational success. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about having a long term commitment to joining the RVLA community and wants to help build a community-centered school driven to dismantle systemic oppression through the unit of the school. School Culture Aides are responsible for providing support and capacity in behavioral support for scholars.. Their duties include addressing behavior management safety needs, supporting emotional and social needs, giving academic support, and implementing behavioral improvement plans. We are looking for someone to have fun with our scholars, while still promoting accountability and encouragement to build  college and career going culture.


  • Ensure consistent and fair administration of school policies regarding scholar  conduct and discipline
  • Support teachers  and scholars in sustaining schoolwide and  classroom management systems that ensure a focus on learning and scholar  success;
  • Support  scholar supports and interventions including (behavior plans) 
  • Learn, lead and facilitate peer restorative practices (1:1, small group mediation) 
  • Maintain systems for collecting and tracking data on school culture metrics, including discipline and attendance
  • Serve as a liaison to parents and support events for  parent education and involvement in support of school culture policies
  • Work with School Culture Team and play an active role in coordinating school partnerships;  
  • Organize school events that encourage community connection to and investment in the school culture and scholar success.
  • May be assigned to the  hallway, classroom, lunchroom, library, before or after school academic programs, or office.
  • Effectively support scholars in their content area as prescribed by college-ready, state, and RVLA academic content standards
  • Support a mentor group focused on social/emotional skill-building, college and career
  • Maintain effective supervision and discipline in and outside the classroom
  • Collaborate to set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive  scholar behavior success 
  • Attend faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
  • Work with other teachers and administrators to address and resolve scholar issues
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all scholars
  • Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.
  • Special projects and duties outside of primary responsibility as assigned.
  • Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Rainier Valley Leadership Academy (i.e., scholar recruitment)


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 
  • Associate Degree  preferred or WA State Paraprofessional Certification
  • Fun, positive attitude  and the ability to laugh often 
  • Excellent collaborative and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Growth mindset and love of learning 
  • A strong ethical base and self-awareness 
  • Relentless commitment to high standards for high quality execution
  • Passionate with a strong sense of personal responsibility towards achieving ambitious goals 
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow  
  • Humility, sense of humor, and rock-solid commitment to RVLA’s mission and the Southeast Seattle community   
  • Commitment to building programs from beginning to end 
  • Ability to multi-task and function in a high-energy environment

RVLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H-1B Visa applicants. 


Compensation for this role is competitive and based on education, experience and performance.

Starting hourly pay $25/per hour 

In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of scholars in Seattle.


If interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we interview and hire on a rolling basis. 

RVLA does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights, 504 and Title IX Coordinator: Chastity Catchings, (206) 659-0956,, 6020 Rainier Ave. South Seattle, WA 98118.