Careers

Thank you for your interest in employment at San Francisco Waldorf School. The following positions are accepting applications:

Current Opportunities

Nursery Program Aftercare Aide - Immediate Opening

Duration: Academic year - September through June.

Hours: 11:15-5:30 pm, Mon-Fri

Overview       

The Nursery Aftercare Aide is an essential role in the day of many children at the school. The Aide is responsible for the nursery children who attend aftercare, following a daily and weekly rhythm that gives these children the opportunity to partake in rest, appropriate activities and time to play and relax after a long school morning.  The teacher is also responsible helping to arrange a healthy, late afternoon snack.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Under the guidance of the Nursery Coordinator of Aftercare:
  • Help set up the classroom for nap time
  • Help create a mood of rest and quiet 
  • Help restore the room to order after nap
  • Assist with snack preparation and clean-up
  • Daily check of times at which children are picked-up w/parent/guardian's signature

Training

  • Waldorf training (or in process) preferred
  • 6 ECEs completed or in process
  • Experience working with young children 
  • Red Cross/CPR First Aid certification/Medicine Administration training (classes are usually offered during Faculty Work Days)
  • Maintain a working knowledge of school policies and procedures: earthquake and evacuation procedures, proper documentation of children's injuries, location and use of first aid kit

Compensation

This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position. Benefits include San Francisco Sick Paid Sick Leave and San Francisco Health Care Ordinance

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing 3 or more hours

FLSA Classification:             Hourly; Non-exempt from overtime

Reports to:                             Nursery Aftercare Coordinator

Hired by:                                Grade School Steering Committee    

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. All minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

Educational Support Tutor for Grades 6-8 - Temporary Position (posted November 2019)

Overview

 Our after-school educational program seeks talented, experienced independent tutors who specialize in grammar, composition and executive functioning skills for grades 6 - 8. Tutors work with small groups of students, assisting in organizing assignments, improving composition skills and reviewing grammar.

In addition, tutors focus on teaching the increasingly important executive function skills (organization, prioritization, initiation of tasks, time management, goal-setting, planning) and guide students to become independent and self-confident learners.  

Required Qualifications

 Experience working with middle-school students in an academic environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.), or close to earning Bachelor's Degree in a related field (Education, Child Development, English, Special Education, Psychology, etc.) 
  • Flexibility with schedule and willingness to adapt to new circumstances
  • Patience, compassion and empathy in dealing with students
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Expectations Regarding Organizational Skills and Professionalism

Organizational and professional “best practices” are required of tutors at San Francisco Waldorf School including:

  • Responsiveness to colleagues (e.g. return phone calls, respond to emails and texts promptly)
  • Excellent record-keeping 
  • Punctuality
  • Professionalism
  • Courtesy
  • Discretion and confidentiality

Hours and Compensation

 The tutors will be paid as temporary independent contractors.  The hours are flexible and will be negotiated based on mutual availability. 

 San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. All minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

 

 

Eighth Grade Class Teacher (starting August 2020)

Summary:

San Francisco Waldorf School is seeking an experienced Class Teacher to join our faculty in the fall of 2020 to teach one year of Eighth Grade.

The San Francisco Waldorf School (SFWS) was founded in 1979 and serves more than 475 students across a parent-child program, a nursery program, kindergarten, and the first through twelfth grades. Our grade school campus (nursery through eighth grade) is located in a quiet residential area of Pacific Heights. The high school campus is located across town in the West Portal neighborhood. 

San Francisco Waldorf School has a faculty of excellent teachers who are committed to Waldorf pedagogy and Anthroposophy. They are supported by an established College of Teachers, an active parent body, and a dedicated Board of Trustees. Our expanded curriculum in the grade school includes orchestral music, handwork, woodwork, physical education, gardening, eurythmy, and two foreign languages. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

We are committed to a multicultural and diverse body of teachers, staff, and students. Our dedicated faculty values strong collegial working and warm relationships with parents. We seek a teacher to join us in our commitment to Waldorf education. Individuals with university degrees, Waldorf teacher training, and preferably, experience teaching in a Waldorf school are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Waldorf Teacher Training completed
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience as a Waldorf Class Teacher

Benefits and Compensation: 

This is a 1FTE, full-time position with full benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (employer contributions and matching after one year), and tuition remission for eligible dependents in our N-12 program (Staff fees apply).  Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours

FLSA Classification:             Faculty; Exempt from overtime

Reports to:                             Grade School Chair

Hired by:                                 Grade School Steering Committee        

Date Modified:                       November 2019

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. All minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

Upper Grade School Educational Support Coordinator (posted October 2019)

General Description

The Upper Grade School Educational Support Coordinator (UGS/ESC) primarily manages and coordinates evaluation services and interventions for students in 4th grade through 8th grade. The UGS/ESC will teach small groups for students in need of academic learning support in language arts and/or math. The UGS/ESC and the LGS/ESC also share with the Care Group the responsibility to continually develop resources for teachers and families in the form of therapies, interventions, and professional development for faculty members.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct small group pull-outs in language arts and math for students in need from grades 4 through 8
  • Collaborate with teachers to create Student Support Plans, which include reasonable and appropriate accommodations
  • Collaborate with the LGS/ESC for students in grades 4 through 8 in need of Extra Lesson sessions or Extra Lesson Spot Check-Ins
  • Coordinate the administration of a 7th grade standardized achievement test with the class teacher
  • Participate in weekly faculty meetings
  • Participate in weekly Care Group and Subject Teacher’s Meetings, as needed
  • Participate in Upper Grade School Teacher Meetings, as needed
  • Attend Parent Teacher Conferences during conference week and throughout the year as needed
  • Maintain communication with the High School Educational Support Coordinator to maintain a bridge between the Grade School and High School. Attend HS Admissions meeting with the 8th grade class teacher to present profiles of students with Student Support Plans
  • Coordinate with the LGS/ESC and High School ESC to schedule families for visits with an Anthroposophic MD who comes to the school yearly.
  • Classroom Observations
  • Intake Screenings in conjunction with the Admission Office and Teacher(s)
  • Be present on campus three - four days per week, consistent with .5FTE

Additional Duties

  • Assist with all assembly and festival preparations on teaching days; including Shepherd’s Play, Graduation, Back to School Night and Outreach Events
  • Invited but not required to attend: In-service days, beginning and end-of-year faculty meetings, All School faculty meetings (4x year), class plays/presentations
  • Cover 3 - 5 recess/street duties per week
  • Substitute, as needed (within scope of half time position)
  • Mentor as appropriate
  • Write end of year reports
  • Manage Budget and Supplies as needed

Qualifications

  • Waldorf Teacher Training Preferred
  • Class Teaching Experience Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s Degree in Education related field or Credential in Special Education or Educational Therapy Required

Benefits and Compensation

This position is .5 FTE.

Benefits include dental, flexible spending plans, voluntary vision, retirement plan (employer contributions after one year), and pro-rated tuition remission for eligible dependents in our N-12 program. Salaries are paid on a 12 month schedule.   (No medical insurance benefit.  However, eligible for San Francisco Health Care Ordinance.)

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours

FLSA Classification:     Faculty; Exempt from overtime

Reports to:                  Grade School Chair

Hired by:                     Grade School Steering Committee

Updated:                     October 2019

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. All minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

High School Spanish Teacher - Interim (posted October 2019)

This is an interim position from February 24, 2020 to June 12, 2020

General Description

The ideal candidate for the Interim High School Spanish Teaching Position is an experienced high school Spanish teacher who demonstrates fluency in the Spanish language and cultural competency in the Spanish-speaking world. This is an hourly position, teaching 12 periods per week until early May when it is reduced to 9 periods per week.
 

9th grade - Spanish 2
From February 24 to June 12
Day: Tuesdays            Time: 1:25-2:40
Day: Thursdays          Time: 10:15-11:15
Day: Fridays                Time: 11:35-12:35

10th grade - Spanish 2
From February 24 to June 12
Day: Mondays             Time: 10:15-11:30
Day: Wednesdays      Time: 10:15-11:30
Day: Fridays                Time: 2:15-3:15               

11th grade - Spanish 3
From February 24 to June 12
Day: Tuesdays              Time: 10:15-11:15
Day: Wednesdays        Time: 11:35-12:35
Day: Thursdays            Time: 1:25-2:40

12th grade - Spanish 5
From February 24 to May 1
Day: Mondays             Time: 1:25-2:25
Day: Wednesdays      Time: 2:15-3:15
Day: Fridays                Time: 10:15-11:30                       

Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching duties include preparations for classes, including preparation/clean-up of the classroom as necessary, constant evaluation of student progress, and classroom management.  The interim substitute also is responsible for taking daily attendance and providing a narrative evaluation for each student at the end of the semester. The narrative evaluations and grades are to be submitted electronically by mid-June.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish
  • Waldorf Teacher Training (preferred)
  • Knowledge of/interest in the values and methods of Waldorf Education
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Classroom management skills

Compensation

This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position.  This position carries no benefits other than those required by San Francisco.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours

FLSA Classification:​    Not exempt from overtime

Reports to:                 High School Chair

Hired by:​                     ​ High School Steering Committee

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhances the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. All minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org