Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

Grade School Woodworking Teacher (posted November 2018)

San Francisco Waldorf School is looking for a part-time woodworking teacher for Grades 5-8 (10 periods per week) to begin in late November 2018.

For more information please send resume and letter of interest to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

High School Student Mentor (Counselor) (posted October 2018)

This position is available immediately.

Overview:

SFWS is seeking an experienced counselor to work in a healthy, small community high school (160 students). The High School Student Mentor acts as a resource to support students as they journey through four years of high school education during their adolescent years, supporting the development of positive self-esteem, helping students identify behavior patterns that may hinder their success, and acting as an adult guide to assist students in learning to make healthy choices that unfold their full potential. Among other duties, the High School Mentor supports students on a day-to-day basis, refers students and families to outside counselors as appropriate, and is a member of our Individualized Learning Committee.

SF Waldorf School was established in 1979, and added our high school in 1997. We are on two campuses in San Francisco. The high school enrollment is 160 and the lower school approximately 350, not counting our early childhood program. Our school has a wealth of teaching experience, vibrant programs and engaged, eager students.

Qualifications of the High School Mentor:

The Mentor will have a vision of the direction education must take in order to speak meaningfully to the teenager of today and a developmental understanding of the adolescent. We are seeking a Licensed MFT or LCSW and/or PPS credential. Intern level MFT or LCSW may be considered. Equivalent credentials from outside California are also welcome to apply. A true interest in and ability to connect with teens is a must, as well as excellent organizational and communication skills. Knowledge and experience with Waldorf Education preferred but not required.

Responsibilities of the High School Mentor:

  • The primary role of the HS Mentor is to support students and families on a day to day basis. The types of support provided to students and families may include: support with time management and stress; help student manage a mental health diagnosis such as Anxiety, Depression, or PTSD; respond to student crises; consult with guardians and provide family or student with relevant referrals for outside counseling or other resources within and outside of the school; obtain release and consult as needed with outside professionals who are working with our students such as therapists, medical doctors, psychiatrists and social workers; contact CPS if needed; facilitate conversation between student and teacher; facilitate conflict resolution meetings between students. HS Mentor is expected to appropriately document all meetings with students, families, and teachers according to their license standards.
  • Member of the Individualized Learning Committee (ILC); attend weekly ILC meetings to discuss students with learning differences. Facilitate or attend meetings with students and parents regarding behavior / learning needs as needed. Co-case manage student accommodations based on a mental health diagnosis.
  • Teach Health to 9th, 10th, and 11th grades including Sex Ed, drug and alcohol education, and tools for healthy living. HS Mentor must have a strong interest in adolescent Health and create the curriculum for these classes. As the Health Educator, the HS Mentor is responsible for bringing in outside speakers and/or organizations to provide further drug and alcohol education to students.
  • Kitch Scholar Coordinator; The school offers 2 full scholarships each year and the HS Mentor supports these families in their transition, acts as point of contact at the HS, and consults with outside organizations that may support these students (e.g. SMART).
  • 9th Grade; attend the spring orientation for the incoming freshman and support students as they transition into high school; 9th grade orientation team member at the beginning of school.
  • Coordinate the Peer Mentoring Program, including recruiting, training and supporting this group of seniors in their effort to support students and bridge the gap between the older and younger grades.
  • Safety Committee Member; tasked with promoting awareness of mental health issues and resources for all community members.
  • Academic Advisor to 8-10 students/year meeting with them quarterly or as needed.

Benefits and Compensation:

This is a 1 FTE position which comes with full benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission for eligible dependents in our Nursery – Grade 12 program. 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: October 2018

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 Chair (posted August 2018)

Summary:

Working closely with the Administrative Council, Grade School Steering Committee, Administrative Director, College of Teachers, and other mandated groups or individuals, the Grade School Chair leads and collaborates with faculty, staff, and parents, regarding general grade school issues in order to facilitate the best outcomes. The Chair often publicly represents the grade school in promoting the school’s mission and fostering strong community relations. S/he is a member of the Administrative Council, College of Teachers, and attends open sessions of the Board of Trustees.

The GS Chair’s essential responsibilities fall into three areas: Faculty/pedagogical leadership and support, administrative oversight, and parent/community relations.

Faculty/Pedagogical Leadership and Support

  • With the GS Steering Committee and other mandated groups/individuals, leads and manages curriculum development, faculty hiring, evaluation, and professional development
  • Works with faculty and staff to address, manage and resolve specific curricular and faculty issues, and/or delegates issues to appropriate decision-making individuals or groups
  • Attends meetings of the Administrative Council, Office Staff, Grade School Faculty, and Full Faculty
  • In consultation with the Administrative Council, sets the Grade School Steering Committee agendas
  • Chairs and leads the Grade School Steering Committee meetings
  • Consults with Grade School Faculty Chair regarding topics for discussion at full grade school faculty meetings
  • Oversees faculty activities such as Parent Conference week
  • Is a member of the GS Professional Development Committee

Administrative Oversight

  • With the Administrative Director and Director of Finance, is responsible for and manages the overall GS budget (in collaboration with individual GS budget managers)
  • With input from faculty, forms and manages the yearly/daily/weekly GS schedule, as well as student and faculty schedules
  • With the Administrative Director, coordinates the GS Enrollment Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator and Receptionist / Registrar, and strategizes on GS enrollment
  • Attends regular grade school office staff meetings
  • Leads up to two weekly GS tour discussions October – March
  • Assists enrollment, outreach, and retention efforts, including Open Houses and other recruiting events
  • Conducts parent exit interviews as needed
  • With the Care Group, oversees Educational Support program
  • With the Administrative Director and GS staff, oversees GS athletics program

Parent/Community Relations

  • With the GS Administrative Coordinator and staff, coordinates, supports and often leads general communication with parents and students
  • Along with the Administrative Director, is the “face” of the grade school, representing and promoting the best of Waldorf education and SFWS’ mission, to parents, students, and community
  • Hears and responds to individual parent concerns, helping to manage faculty and staff responses as appropriate and necessary
  • Works with Advancement staff and Parent Guild to facilitate parent involvement
  • Attends parent/teacher meetings as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience in teaching and/or administration in a Waldorf school
  • Tactful, effective and comprehensive leadership skills, comfort and facility working in collaborative groups, with the ability to orchestrate timely and appropriate outcomes
  • Strong communication skills, speaking and writing
  • Strong facility with digital communication tools
  • Understanding of and ability to manage school budgeting and personnel
  • Understanding of and appreciation for collaborative leadership

Compensation

  • This is a full time position (1FTE)
  • Relevant years of experience will be added to base salary
  • Comparable with other SFWS positions, includes generous tuition remission, health care, life insurance, and retirement plan benefits
  • 6 weeks paid vacation during the calendar year (administrative)

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: Admin Staff; Exempt from overtime

Hired by: Grade School Steering Committee in consultation with the College of Teachers.

Evaluated by:College of Teachers (including input from Administrative Director)

Date Modified: August 2018

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

Nursery Aftercare Aide (posted August 2018)

Duration: School year from September through June

Hours: 12:15-3:15 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

  • 12 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