Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

High School Humanities Teacher (posted January 2018)

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 Humanities in the 2018-2019 school year. Teaching load will depend on expertise and interest teaching other subjects, but the ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching all grade levels (9th-12th). Main Lesson blocks and year-long skills classes include world history, aesthetics, cultural studies, writing, grammar and literature. 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.

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
  • 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 (.75FTE or greater), dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission 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 2018

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

High School Chemistry Teacher (posted January 2018)

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 Chemistry in the 2018-2019 school year. Teaching load will depend on expertise and interest in teaching other subjects, such as math. The ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching Chemistry main lessons in all grade levels (9th-12th) and experienced with Waldorf’s pedagogy and approach to teaching science phenomenologically. 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.

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
  • 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 (.75FTE or greater), dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission 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 2018

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

Grade School Mathematics Teacher (posted February 2018)

General Description

The Mathematics Teacher is a full time teaching position at the San Francisco Waldorf Grade School. The Mathematics Teacher will teach eighteen mathematics lessons per week, to grades 6 through 8, delivered through the methods and sequenced content of the Waldorf curriculum.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Preparation of the syllabus before the school year begins
  • Preparation of classes, including preparation/clean-up of the classroom
  • Constant evaluation of student progress
  • Provide discipline during class; daily attendance
  • Provide a narrative evaluation for each student at the end of the year. Narrative evaluations and grades are to be turned into the office one week after the end of the year.
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Additional duties as assigned, including recess supervision, meeting attendance

Other Responsibilities

  • Substitution—Substitute during main lesson as requested on teaching days (short term). Teachers are expected to be available for more duties when teaching fewer periods.
  • Observations—Attend and observe at least two main lesson classes per year in grades 6-8
  • Mentoring— Meet with mentor teacher weekly throughout the year. The Math Teacher should also meet with the Mentor Teacher before the school year begins to clearly define and discuss goals, expectations, workload, responsibilities, and performance evaluation. In addition, the Math Teacher should share course syllabi, relevant materials, and information pertaining to the curriculum.
  • Street Duties and Recess Duties—Supervise up to nine dismissal or recesses.
  • Budget—Manage budget and supplies for the Math program.
  • Maintain Classroom/Office/Workspace—Maintain all materials and equipment for the Math program and store equipment in an organized manner.
  • Mid-Year and End of Year ReportsThe Math Teacher writes reports semi-annually for all grades classes. This report is a characterization of the student’s thinking, feeling and willing. The approach that is used to address these three aspects of the child’s development changes as the child goes through the grades. Student reports contain a course description and the student’s performance in the class.

Schedule

Work Hours: 8:00am-3:45pm on Teaching Days. Weekend and evening days as scheduled.

School Year:Faculty members are expected to be available to work on assigned teaching days from the start of the school year until the end as defined by the all school calendar. Faculty members are expected to be in town and available for meetings, starting mid-August with the all school faculty meetings and to be in town and available for end of year meetings, the week after 8th grade graduation.

Qualifications

  • Waldorf Teacher Training
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Single Subject Credential for Mathematics
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Tidy and orderly personal presentation

Compensation

This is a full-time position (1FTE). Benefits include medical, dental, voluntary vision, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission 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: Grade School Chair

Hired by: Grade School Steering Committee

Date Modified: February 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 Gardening Teacher (posted February 2018)

General Description

The position of the Gardening Teacher is a .5 FTE salaried position. The teacher will work with the second-year kindergarten children and the first through third grade students, their teachers, and parent volunteers.

Responsibilities

The general duties that are defined for a half-time salaried teacher will apply for the Gardening Teacher; and may be altered in writing, after approval from the Grade School Steering Committee, to meet the specific demands of the gardening program. The teacher will also meet all requirements of an employee of the San Francisco Waldorf School as stated in the Employee/Teacher Handbook.

The specific duties of the Gardening Teacher include:

  • Develop and implement a biodynamic gardening curriculum for the kindergarten through third grade
  • Class activity preparation as required for on-site cooking and garden craft projects
  • Research, identify, procure, maintain and replace garden and educational tools and supplies; review monthly budget report and keep expenses within the budgeted funds
  • Organize and provide private car transportation and/or walking/transit to garden sites if necessary
  • Recruit, train and mentor parent volunteers for each grade level
  • Organize garden work days
  • Facilitate on-site meetings
  • Site Management: Oversee all garden care for the school garden including preparation and clean-up of work-sites, maintenance and seed propagation activities, watering and weeding throughout the year.
  • Communicate with administration, faculty, staff, and parents regarding how to best integrate the biodynamic gardening curriculum with the school’s vision, plans, and marketing. This may include newsletter communication to SFWS community and quarterly reports to donors.
  • Support Development Office in the following ways: Public and donor relations, outreach, communications, education and events; cultivate prospective donors; research and write proposals; write reports for funders; annual garden party for donors, teachers, and supporters; create and maintain web pages describing the garden program.
  • Year-end Report Writing: Write a curriculum overview for grades 1 through 3 and individual year-end reports for all third grade students.

Hours

The Gardening teacher will work directly with the children approximately 9 hours a week – the equivalent of a double-period with each of the five groups. She/he will attend the weekly Grade School Faculty and the Subject Teachers meetings, and is invited to attend the All-School Faculty meetings.

Qualifications

  • Waldorf Teacher Training
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of and experience with Biodynamic Gardening

Benefits and Compensation

This position is .5FTE. Benefits include dental, voluntary vision, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and pro-rated (.5) tuition remission for eligible dependents in our N-12 program. There is no medical insurance but eligible for San Francisco Health Care Ordinance, a medical reimbursement account. 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: February 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 Mandarin Teacher - Interim (posted February 2018)

General Description

The Interim Mandarin Teacher is a full-time position for the 2018-2019 school year only while our current Mandarin Teacher is on parental leave.

The Interim Mandarin Teacher will be an experienced grade school language teacher who demonstrates fluency and knowledge of Mandarin, cultural traditions and has completed a bachelor’s degree as well as, ideally, Waldorf training. A love of teaching and a knowledge of/or interest in Waldorf education is required. The Mandarin Teacher will teach eighteen periods each week.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the syllabus before the school year begins
  • Preparation of classes, including preparation/clean-up of the classroom
  • Constant evaluation of student progress
  • Provide discipline during class; daily attendance
  • Provide a narrative evaluation for each student at the end of the year. Narrative evaluations and grades are to be turned into the office one week after the end of the year.
  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Additional duties as assigned, including recess supervision, meeting attendance

Other Responsibilities

  • Substitution—Substitute during main lesson as requested on teaching days (short term). Teachers are expected to be available for more duties when teaching fewer periods.
  • Observations—Attend and observe at least two main lesson classes per year in grades that are taught
  • Mentoring— Meet with mentor teacher weekly throughout the year. The Interim Mandarin Teacher should meet with the Mentor Teacher before the school year begins to clearly define and discuss goals, expectations, workload, responsibilities, and performance evaluation. In addition, the Interim Mandarin Teacher should share course syllabi, relevant materials, and information pertaining to the curriculum.
  • Street Duties and Recess Duties—Supervise up to nine dismissal or recesses.
  • Field Trips and Mandarin Festivals—Plan field trips and assemblies to further students’ cultural understanding of Mandarin speaking culture. Work with Class Teachers to ensure clear communication about tasks, events, dress code and location of field and trips festivals.
  • Budget—Manage budget and supplies for Mandarin program.
  • Maintain Classroom/Office/Workspace—Maintain all materials and equipment for Mandarin program and store equipment in an organized manner.
  • Mid-Year and End of Year ReportsThe Mandarin Teacher writes report semi-annually for all grades classes. This report is a characterization of the student’s thinking, feeling and willing. However, the approach that is used to address these three aspects of the child’s development changes as the child goes through the grades. Student report contains a course description and, starting in 4th grade, the student’s performance in the class.

Schedule

Work Hours: 8:00am-3:45pm on Teaching Days. Weekend and evening days as scheduled.

School Year:Faculty members are expected to be available to work on assigned teaching days from the start of the school year until the end as defined by the all school calendar. Faculty members are expected to be in town and available for meetings, starting mid-August with the all school faculty meetings and to be in town and available for end of year meetings, the week after 8th grade graduation.

Qualifications

  • Fluency in Mandarin
  • Waldorf Teacher Training
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Tidy and orderly personal presentation
  • Singing and Proficiency with an Instrument would be an asset

Compensation

This is a full-time salaried position for the 2018-2019 academic year only. Benefits include medical, dental, voluntary vision, flexible spending plans and tuition remission for eligible dependents.

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: February 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

Upper Grade School Educational Support Coordinator (posted February 2018)

General Description

The Upper Grade School Educational Support Coordinator (UGS/ESC) is a .5FTE position. This position primarily manages and coordinates evaluation services and interventions for students in 3rd 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 groups in language arts and math for students in need from 3rd grade through 8th grade
  • Collaborate with teachers to create Student Support Plans, which include reasonable and appropriate accommodations
  • Fifth Grade Screening of Academic Skills in conjunction with the LGS/ESC who will conduct a Fifth Grade Screening of Developmental Milestones
  • Collaborate with the LGS/ESC for students in grades 3 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 Care Group, Faculty, and Subject Teacher’s Meetings
  • Participate in Upper Grade School Teacher Meetings
  • 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)

Other Duties

  • Participation in recess duties, school assemblies, and substitutions based on FTE school guidelines
  • Participation in all school faculty meetings at the beginning of the school year in August and at the end of the school year at both the GS and HS based on FTE school guidelines

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 is a .5FTE position. Benefits include dental, voluntary vision, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and pro-rated tuition remission (.5FTE) for eligible dependents in our N-12 program. There is no medical insurance but eligible for San Francisco Health Care Ordinance, a medical reimbursement account. 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: February 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 First Grade Aide (posted February 2018)

General Description

The position of the First Grade Aide serves the purpose of providing additional support to the lead teacher and also serves as an opportunity for the assistant to gain experience and be mentored by a lead teacher.

The Aide helps the lead teacher and special subject teachers in maintaining a harmonious and orderly classroom. This includes assisting in all facets of classroom activities, carrying out lesson plans and leading large and small groups of children.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists the teachers with the supervision of students who may exhibit emotional, behavioral or academic challenges.
  • Supervises class and individual students when teacher is occupied with other students or when directed by lead teacher to work with individual or groups of students.
  • Supervises students during recess, snack or lunchtime periods.
  • General maintenance and cleaning of classroom during job hours.
  • Displays respect for the lead teacher’s authority.
  • Preparation of classroom supplies and equipment.
  • Displays discretion and confidentiality in communication
  • Supervision of students outside the class when necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Attends parent conferences as requested by lead teacher.
  • Meets regularly with lead teacher for planning and review of work.

Hours

Daily 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with additional hours to be arranged and compensated as needed or requested. If possible, assistant should attend the Grade School Faculty meeting on Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:30 with compensation.

Qualifications

  • Waldorf Teacher Training
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Tidy and orderly personal presentation

Compensation

This is a 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 4-8 hours

FLSA Classification: Not exempt from overtime; hourly

Reports to: Grade School Chair

Hired by: Grade School Steering Committee

Date Modified: February 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 letter of interest and resume to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

High School Earth Science Teacher (posted February 2018)

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 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching Earth Science main lessons in all grade levels (9th-12th) and 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.

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
  • 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 2018

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

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