Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

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

Early Childhood Pedagogical Chair (posted May 2018)

This is a .5FTE position.

Summary:

Working closely with the Grade School Chair, Grade School Steering Committee, Early Childhood teachers and other mandated groups or individuals, support the Parent-Child Program, Nursery and Kindergarten with pedagogical leadership and tasks, including pedagogical aspects of enrollment transitions from Parent-Child to Nursery, Nursery to Kindergarten and Kindergarten to First Grade. This is a new position and priorities will be set together with GSC as this position evolves. Tasks may include:

Long Range Planning and Facilities:

  • Guide and coordinate with EC faculty the long-range plan for EC programs and facilities including guidelines for class size, student/teacher ratios and other program needs
  • Guide and support needs which accompany opening of third Nursery classroom in 2018-2019 school year and look ahead to a fourth Nursery classroom in the future
  • Serve as facilities liaison for the Nursery program and facilities support for Parent Child-Program
  • Stay abreast of national trends and research in early childhood education and childbirth demographics

Faculty Support:

  • Coordinate substitution for early childhood and provide substitution as needed
  • Attend monthly EC meetings with Parent-Child/Nursery/Kindergarten staff
  • With GSC, help guide professional development, mentoring and evaluation for EC faculty
  • Assist GSC with Early Childhood hiring needs

Outreach and Marketing:

  • Work with Marketing Director to enhance marketing for EC as well as targeting new potential families. Construct strategies for increased enrollment
  • Support weekly tours during admissions season and other enrollment efforts as directed by GSC and speak at Open House events
  • Visit birthing centers, home based programs and nursery schools to promote SFWS
  • Review and keep current online EC content in conjunction with EC faculty and marketing staff

Community Building:

  • Support planning of yearly calendar and promotion of EC focused public lectures and community building events along with Community Enrichment committee and EC faculty
  • Provide in-reach support to current Early Childhood families through relationship building and strive to know each family entering our EC program

Student Support:

  • Review and track increased sensory issues of incoming children and provide guidance and leadership to address increase in potential needs for support services/interventions with assistance from Care Group

Parent Support:

  • Attend “first days” for Nursery and KG to assist parents, children and faculty with transitions

Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in early childhood teaching and/or administration in a Waldorf school
  • Waldorf teacher training
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of 12 ECEs
  • 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 appreciation for collaborative leadership

Benefits and Compensation:

This is a .5 FTE position. Benefits include dental, flexible spending plans, matching retirement plan (after one year) and pro-rated tuition remission for eligible dependents in our N-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: Exempt from overtime

Reports to: Grade School Chair

Hired by: Grade School Steering Committee

Date Modified: May 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