Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

High School Pedagogical Chair (posted May 2018)

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: 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

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

Grade School Part Time Spanish Teacher (posted May 2018)

General Description

The Part Time Spanish Teacher is an hourly position at the Grade School, planning for and teaching three or four periods each week.

The Part Time Spanish Teacher will be an experienced grade school language teacher who demonstrates fluency and knowledge of the Spanish language as well Spanish cultural traditions. She or he will possess a love for and knowledge of Waldorf education. Waldorf Teacher Training is required.

Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching duties include preparations for your classes, including preparation/clean-up of the classroom as necessary, constant evaluation of student progress, and discipline during class. Please prepare a syllabus for your students before the school year begins. You will also be responsible for taking daily attendance and providing a narrative evaluation for each student at the end of the year. The narrative evaluations and grades are to be turned into the office one week after the end of the year. You will be responsible for other duties as assigned, including recess supervision, meeting attendance and parent conferences. You are welcome to join the Thursday faculty meetings.

Qualifications

  • Waldorf Teacher Training (or in progress)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Tidy and orderly personal presentation

Compensation

This is a part time, non-exempt, hourly position. This position carries no benefits other than those available through the San Francisco City Ordinances.

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

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

Grade School Second Grade Classroom Aide (posted April 2018)

General Description

The position of the Classroom 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 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

Reports to: Grade School Chair

Hired by: Grade School Steering Committee

Date Modified: April 2018

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class.

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

Grade School Aftercare Assistants (posted March 2018)

After School Program staff needs:

1. A vacancy is currently open for an assistant in the kindergarten afterschool program.

  • Hours are 11:30pm-5:30pm. Monday through Friday

Duties include setting up a kindergarten room for nap time, supervising a small nap/snack group then joining the lead teacher at 2:30pm to lead the children through the rest of the afternoon.


2. We are also looking for someone to work on Thursday afternoons with the grade school children, particularly grades 1-4.

  • Hours are 1:15pm-5:30pm

For both positions you would be working under a lead teacher.

Applicants must be familiar with and interested in Waldorf education. We are looking for people with an enthusiasm for working with young children and an interest in engaging in activities, both indoors and outdoors.

If you wished to continue into the next school year, you will also have the opportunity to work the two camps we run during the year. One is during the 3rd week of February, the second is during one of the two weeks of Spring Break.

We are also interested in hearing from people who cannot work a regular schedule but would like to be on a substitution list.

This is an hourly, part-time position with no benefits other than those available through the San Francisco City Ordinances. Pay rate is $24 per hour.

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

San Francisco Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class.

Please contact Christine Sun csun@sfwaldorf.org for more information.

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