Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

High School Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher (posted February 2019)

This is a .65 to 1 FTE exempt faculty position

Summary:

San Francisco Waldorf High School seeks an enthusiastic and experienced teacher for a position teaching High School Mathematics and Computer Science in the 2019-2020 school year. 

We are looking for an individual with a deep knowledge of and passion for mathematics and who is also a visionary computer science instructor with the expertise to develop our Computer Science main lesson curriculum.  Teaching load will depend on expertise and interest, but the ideal candidate is comfortable teaching all grade levels (9 - 12).

A sense of humor, a belief in the capacities of all students, the ability to teach to a wide range of student abilities and sound classroom management skills are essential for the job, as well as a wish to engage in the life of a Waldorf faculty and to work in a highly collaborative environment. 

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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Graduate degree highly recommended
  • Waldorf Teacher Training preferred
  • Significant high school teaching and experience working with teens important

Benefits and Compensation: 

This is a .65 to 1 FTE position depending on the qualifications of the person we find.

1FTE - .75FTE:  Full benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission (pro-rated if less than 1FTE) for eligible dependents. Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

.65FTE: Not eligible for medical insurance

 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:                            High School Chair

Hired by:                               High School Steering Committee       

Date Modified:                     February 2019

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

High School Earth Science Teacher (posted February 2019)

This is a .65 to 1 FTE exempt faculty position

Summary:

San Francisco Waldorf High School seeks an enthusiastic and experienced teacher for a position teaching High School Earth Science in the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate is comfortable teaching Earth Science main lessons in all grade levels (9th-12th) and is experienced with Waldorf’s pedagogy and approach to teaching science phenomenologically. Specific teaching load will depend on expertise and interest but includes Geology, Meteorology/Oceanography, Thermodynamics, and Environmental Science and Habitat. The ability to teach to a wide range of student abilities and sound classroom management skills are essential for the job. We are looking for a candidate who wants to be part of the life of a Waldorf faculty and work in a highly collaborative environment.

Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree required

  • Graduate degree highly recommended
  • Waldorf Teacher Training preferred
  • Significant high school teaching and experience working with teens important
  • Please list other areas of interest to offer to the high school curriculum

 Benefits and Compensation: 

This is a .65 to 1 FTE position depending on the qualifications of the person we find.

Benefits include medical (for .75FTE or higher), dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and pro-rated tuition remission (by FTE) for eligible dependents.  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:                            High School Chair

Hired by:                               High School Steering Committee        

Date Modified:                     February 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

High School Pedagogical Chair (posted February 2019)

Summary:

Working closely with the College of Teachers, High School Steering Committee, and High School Chair, the High School Pedagogical Chair (PC) is a senior school leader working with High School faculty to ensure continued high quality programming at SFWHS. The PC is primarily responsible for leading the High School Steering Committee work on pedagogical creativity and effectiveness. S/he is a member of the College of Teachers and High School Steering Committee. S/he works in direct collaboration with the High School Chair.

The HS Pedagogical Director is a 50% FTE position with the essential responsibility of faculty/pedagogical leadership and support.

Responsibilities Include:

  • With the HS Steering Committee and other mandated groups, leads and manages faculty hiring, evaluation, and professional development
  • Leads the Professional Development Committee of the High School: supports mentoring, organizes regular evaluations for all faculty,  collaborates on teacher training efforts, helps to organize annual faculty retreats (Aug, Feb, June)
  • Works with faculty and staff to address, manage, and resolve specific curricular and faculty issues
  • Manages substitution schedule and other pedagogical administrative issues as needed
  • Supports HS Registrar and HS Steering Committee to review and make schedules including ML block rotation, Weekly Schedule, and HS Yearly Overview
  • In collaboration with HS Chair, sets agendas and chairs meetings for the High School Steering Committee
  • Coordinates Faculty Meeting Committee for weekly Wednesday faculty meetings and helps to create agendas
  • With College of Teachers, leads continuous curriculum improvement and development, ensuring creativity and individual opportunity throughout programs
  • Attends meetings of the College of Teachers, High School Steering, High School Faculty, and Full Faculty as needed
  • May teach high school courses (not to exceed 50% FTE)

Qualification: 

  • Experienced Waldorf-trained teacher

Benefits and Compensation:   

This is a .5FTE position.  Benefits include dental, flexible spending plans, matching retirement plan (after one year), and pro-rated tuition remission (by FTE) for eligible dependents.  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 

Hired by:                               High School Steering Committee and High School Chair 

Evaluated by:                       College of Teachers and High School Chair

Date Modified:                     February 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

Grade School Enrollment Director (posted January 2019)

This position is available June 2019.

Waldorf Education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.  This dynamic, 100-year old approach to child development and education—based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner—is continually reinventing itself to meet the needs of current students. Waldorf education inspires life-long learning in students and enables them to fully develop their unique capacities.

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. 

The San Francisco Waldorf School hires dedicated and highly capable faculty and staff; many are current or former parents of students in the school and all develop a deep connection to Waldorf education and our unique school in San Francisco. SFWS employees are a committed group of free, responsible adults who bring our best individual selves to our work. We invest in our learning and growth to best serve the needs of our students, our teachers, and each other.  

Summary:

The Grade School Enrollment Director oversees the detailed and effective practices of recruitment, enrollment and retention of children and families within Nursery, Kindergarten, and 1st through 8th grades.  The Grade School Enrollment Director works very closely with the early childhood and grade school faculties and reports to the Administrative Director. 

The Grade School Enrollment Director will have a deep, heartfelt understanding of Waldorf education which can be clearly articulated. 

This position is full-time, exempt from overtime and is a 12-month position with a workload that can vary greatly during the course of the academic year.

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to phone or email inquiries immediately, form new relationships, send information packets and schedule visits
  • Develop and organize outreach and retention events including:  Fall and winter weekly tours, open houses, kindergarten informational evenings, visits to SFWS parenting classes, fall preschool preview night, first day of school new family coffee/tea, initiatives with feeder schools, parent-hosted receptions for applicants, re-enrollment day at the grade school, new family/mentor family puppet show and luncheon, May Faire community outreach
  • Work with prospective parents and class teachers to guide new applicants through the admission process, following through with each applicant until a determination is made to accept or decline the student or place on wait list
  • Work with Business Office to generate contracts and Affordable Tuition Program awards
  • Work with Class Teachers, Administrative Coordinator, and Registrar to orient new families and ensure smooth enrollment process and transition to SFWS
  • Track and update enrollment numbers as needed for Administrative Director, Board, or College
  • Work with High School Admissions to develop informational events about the high school for middle school families
  • Implement and support mentor/new family program
  • Attend Board or committee meetings as needed
  • Develop effective marketing and admissions-related materials for prospective parents
  • Train and manage part-time Enrollment Assistant
  • Member of the Multicultural Council
  • Attend staff development meetings and BADA industry conferences
  • Attend Waldorf conferences - DANA, AWSNA
  • Proactive commitment to personal improvement and service to the SFWS mission, in particular, bringing energy and excitement to serving the students and faculty of our school.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding communication skills including writing, listening and public speaking
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including knowledge of databases and spreadsheets
  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis
  • BA or BS degree
  • Waldorf Teacher Training certification preferred

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold.

Compensation:

This is a full-time, exempt position.  Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission (after one year) for up to two eligible dependents enrolled in our N-12 program.  Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

FLSA Classification:              Staff; Exempt from overtime
Reports to:                             Administrative Director
Hired by:                                 Administrative Director
Date Modified:                       January 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 GSED@sfwaldorf.org

Grade School - First Grade Class Teacher (posted January 2019)

San Francisco Waldorf School is seeking a First Grade Class Teacher to join our faculty in the fall of 2019. 

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

Benefits and Compensation: 

 This is a 1FTE, full-time, position with full benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (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:                        January 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

Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Temporary Position (posted January 2019)

This is a temporary position available now until June 30, 2019.

Summary:

The Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant position is a hands-on, organizationally demanding role.  Excellent communication, organizational and computer/database skills are essential as well as the ability to work comfortably in a busy public environment.

The Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant must be friendly, knowledgeable, outgoing, and possess a good understanding of Waldorf Education.  He or she must enjoy working directly with students, parents and teachers.  The Receptionist often deals with sensitive and personal issues and, therefore, discretion, confidentiality and objectivity are essential components of this position.

The Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant is supervised by the Grade School Administrative Coordinator and also works in partnership with the Grade School Faculty Chair.

Reception:

  • Greet visitors, receive deliveries, answer parents’ questions
  • Assist students and teachers as necessary
  • Answer phone calls, deliver messages
  • Distribute information as required
  • Open daily mail, assist with outgoing mail
  • Track incoming deliveries for faculty
  • Log collected cash or checks into tracking system
  • Maintain other office functions and supplies as directed by GS Administrative Coordinator
  • Assist Advancement and Enrollment departments with filing and tracking tasks as directed

Attendance:

  • Update and print monthly attendance forms
  • Monitor daily attendance; call absent children when required

Faculty Support:

  • Facilitate scheduling of Teacher/Parent conferences
  • Obtain drivers’ licenses and insurance information for field trips

Program Support:

  • After School Program:
    • Prepare and maintain daily update log for ASP staff
    • Coordinate daily with Asp Director regarding attendance changes
    • Notify teachers of last minute changes
    • Log payments in database
    • Maintain user passwords and access
  • Nursery After Care
    • Create and distribute sign-up forms
  • Day Camps:
    • Update and distribute application information for February and Spring Day Camps
    • Prepare sign-in sheets/rosters for ASP Director
    • Monitor payments
  • Summer Programs:
    • Update and distribute application information for summer camps.
    • Prepare sign-in sheets/roster for Summer Camp Director
    • Monitor payments

First Aid/Illness:

  • Administer first aid when necessary; notify parents, see that Accident/Incident Report is completed
  • Administer medication when needed in accordance with California Law and guardian-written instruction
  • Track illness trends and reportable infectious diseases

Miscellaneous:

  • Monitor Fire Drills
  • Support Parent Guild activities in reception as needed

Qualifications:

  • Good Microsoft office skills (Word and Excel), familiarity with email tools and databases a plus
  • Proof-reading and editing skills helpful
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to track daily calls and emails

Hours & Compensation:

  • This is a temporary hourly position available until June 30, 2019.  Hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
  • This position carries no benefits other than those mandated by San Francisco.

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:              Non-exempt

Reports to:                             Grade School Administrative Coordinator

Hired by:                                 GS Administrative Coordinator and Administrative Director

Date Modified:                       January 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