Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

High School Play Set Designer - Spring 2020

The San Francisco Waldorf High School is seeking a Set Designer and Builder for our annual Spring Production (April 2020, show dates TBD).  

Some parent volunteer support is typically available to help with this project but the designer is ultimately responsible for the build.  The designer needs his or her own tools because we do not have a shop, but there is space to build on an outdoor patio area. There is storage space on site at the school but the theater will be in a different location.  The designer will lead the load-in, and load-out and be available during tech week if need arises.  The designer likes teenagers, is patient, creative, flexible and experienced. 

SFWHS will pay $3000 for this project on an independent contractor basis.

Interested parties should send resumes with references and images of work to Kelly Lacy, Theater Arts Director, klacy@sfwaldorf.org

 

Kindergarten Program Aftercare Aide (posted May 2019)

Summary:

The SFWS Grade School Kindergarten Aftercare Program is looking for a part-time aide for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The hours are 11:30 pm -5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, starting September 4, 2019.

Duties include:

  • Setting up a kindergarten room for nap time
  • Supervising a small nap/snack group then joining the lead teacher at 2:30pm
  • Assisting in the supervision of the children through indoor/outdoor activities for the rest of the afternoon
  • This position also requires working during week-long camps we hold during the school breaks; one is the third week of February and the other is during spring break in April.

You will be working under a Lead Teacher.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be familiar with and interested in Waldorf education
  • We are looking for people who have experience with and enthusiasm for working with young children
  • Must have an interest in engaging children in crafts, games and other activities, both indoors and outdoors.

This is an hourly, part-time position (non-exempt) with 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.
  • Be able to hike to and from the Presidio from our Grade School campus when we take the children on outings there.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours

This position carries no benefits other than those mandated by San Francisco.

FLSA Classification:             Hourly; not exempt from overtime

Reports to:                             Aftercare Program Director

Hired by:                                Grade School Steering Committee

Date Modified:                       May 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 contact Christine Sun csun@sfwaldorf.org for more information.

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

 

 

Nursery Program Aftercare Coordinator (posted May 2019)

Summary: 

The Nursery Program Aftercare Coordinator will create a rhythm for an after school experience that meets the children.   This includes preparing the environment to create a nap time as well as engaging the children with storytelling, painting, and crafts.  The Nursery Program Aftercare Coordinator will supervise up to 3 hourly employees (teachers’ aides) depending on the number of children enrolled for the year.  (Maximum is 46 children per day). Flexibility, presence and a cooperative spirit are required in order for the children to receive the teachers as a guiding unit. 

Duties:

  • Create a warm home-like environment in which children can relax and process their school day.
  • Observe and recommend specific movement and/or activities for specific children. 
  • Prepare snack and activities for the afternoon program.
  • Order and maintain aftercare supplies and equipment (mats, sheets etc.)
  • Coordinate with the business office and parents regarding enrollment, attendance and payment.
  • Participate in parent conferences for each child’s family which are held at least once a year.  All teachers’ observations and reflections about the child are necessary to help build the full picture of the child’s presence at school.  Any issues with the children should be discussed with the morning teachers to create a shared understanding.

Hours:

Arrive at Nursery Program daily at 11:45 a.m. and leave when the classroom is clean and ready for the next day (approximately 6:00 p.m. but may be later).   Monthly Nursery meetings: scheduled times TBD

Qualifications:

  • Teachers should have completed the Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training.
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience with young children are required.
  • Completed or enrolled in 12 Early Childhood units
  • Comply or work on compliance with all state licensing requirements
  • Knowledge, awareness and commitment to Waldorf education and philosophy Enthusiasm for working and being with young children and their families

Benefits and Compensation:   

This is a .75 FTE faculty support position. Benefits include medical, dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (employer matching 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 pounds and climb ladders
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours 

FLSA Classification:             Exempt from overtime; Faculty Support position

Reports to:                             Grade School Chair

Hired by:                                 Grade School Steering Committee

Date Modified:                        April 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 submit letters of interest and resume to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

Nursery Program Aftercare Aide (posted May 2019)

Duration: Academic year - September through June.

Hours: 11:45-3:30 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

High School Administrative Coordinator (posted April 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 High School Administrative Coordinator position is a hands-on, organizationally demanding role charged with the responsibility of overseeing a variety of aspects of the administrative realm of the high school.  This position encourages input and creativity and requires responsibility for a multitude of administrative tasks and projects.  The skills needed are: excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills; attention to detail; facility dealing with the public and with adolescents; ability to work in a busy environment and work effectively with multiple tasks; experience with computer databases, desktop publishing, and web design and implementation are strongly preferred.  The High School Administrative Coordinator works in partnership with the Registrar, the High School Chair, and the Administrative Director.  The Director of Finance and Operations is the immediate supervisor of this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Events Coordination

  • Work with faculty and staff to provide appropriate support
  • Work with parent committees to coordinate hospitality events. These events include but are not limited to:
  • Orientation Week
  • Back-to-School Night
  • Parent Evenings (throughout the year)
  • 9th Grade Parent Conferences
  • 10th-12th Grade Parent Conferences
  • Open Houses (with Admission Director)
  • Winter Concert
  • Holiday Lunch
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Founders Night
  • Walkathon
  • Graduation
  • Eurythmy Troupe Performances 

Communication

  • Coordination and dissemination of all required communication to parents, faculty, and students
  • Weekly Bulletin
  • Serve as Front Office parent resource
  • Attend weekly Faculty Meetings when possible
  • Attend Steering Committee Meetings as needed
  • Produce and distribute the Summer Mailing, which prepares students and parents for the coming school year and includes Block Rotations, Weekly Schedule, and admin forms
  • Help with annual updates for parent directory
  • Create student medical list for faculty
  • Promote plays and eurythmy, create tickets etc.
  • Produce and distribute (to parents and students) the Student Handbook in August
  • Update admin areas of parent portal on the Website

Student Service Program

  • Oversee Coordination of Faculty directed Service Program
  • Work with students to sign up for in-school service projects and service in the community and explain the process for the year
  • Work with the Registrar to report all student service on the students’ evaluations 

Master Calendar

  • Schedule all high school events and meetings on the high school’s master calendar and coordinate dates with the grade school and admin calendars
  • Distribute calendar information to faculty and parents

Facility Management 

Work in association with the Facilities Coordinator to manage a variety of tasks:

  • Community Liaison for Construction of Center
  • Special janitorial needs
  • Faculty requests for repairs
  • Installations
  • Cabinetry
  • Equipment
  • Room use – assist in scheduling room assignments for meetings/classes; coordinate with the master calendar
  • Manage facility rentals

Safety Preparedness

  • Work with the Safety Preparedness Committee and student team to assess school’s disaster preparedness, order needed supplies, and implement semi-annual disaster drill.
  • Work with the Safety Preparedness Committee and the student team to implement fire earthquake and lockdown drills.
  • Assess annually the need for intruder drills, determine the need to practice, and implement drills as deemed necessary
  • Maintain accident report files 

Campus Security

  • Oversee security systems in association with Facilities and IT Coordinators (RN Security and PAFA and Bay Alarm)
  • Monitor and document security effectiveness and breaches with Facilities Coordinator
  • Work with Facility Director to evaluate and recommend security needs on an ongoing basis

IT Support 

  • On-site IT support and management of KT
  • On-site IT support when KT is not on site

Miscellaneous Administrative Work

  • Parking and Student Driving:  Collecting parental permissions and enforcing policy
  • Lockers, Student Ids   
  • Senior Checklist: tracking senior responsibilities as they graduate 
  • New Student Checklist – make sure freshmen and transfers are issued student IDs, handbooks, lockers, mailboxes, schedules in conjunction with the registrar
  • Issue Work Permits
  • Order and process all Textbooks
  • Manage door guard and alarm system access and keys for faculty and staff
  • Manage student service, senior and Kitch banking (deposits and withdrawals)

Budget Oversight

  • Manage administrative high school budget including:  office supplies, printing and reproduction, furnishings and equipment, postage, etc. 

Committee/Mandate Work

  • Safety Preparedness
  • Guidance
  • All School Events

Other

  • Manage cell phone policy
  • Manage and supervise front desk staff

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Excellent communication
  • Organizational and computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Facility dealing with the public and with adolescents
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and work effectively with multiple tasks
  • Experience with computer databases, desktop publishing, and web design and implementation are strongly preferred. 
  • 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. 

Benefits and Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position.  Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (employer matching 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.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment 

  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
  • Regularly sitting or standing 4-8 hours 

FLSA Classification:             Staff; Exempt

Reports to:                             Finance and Operations Director      

Date Revised:                         April 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 cover letter to jobs@sfwaldorf.org

Advancement Associate (posted April 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: 

San Francisco Waldorf School seeks an experienced advancement and event planning associate to join the school’s Advancement Office as soon as possible. The ideal candidate has experience in independent schools, event planning and fundraising, with strong technical skills and a desire to learn.  The Advancement Associate will be responsible for supporting an active Advancement program, including primary roles in event management and administrative support.

Key responsibilities: 

Event Management 

  • Work with Advancement Office and parent volunteers to plan and manage Winter Fair and Spring Benefit (annual community-wide fundraisers)
  • Effectively recruit and coach parent volunteer event chairs and committee members
  • Solicit, manage and maintain relationships with contractors and merchants providing event support services
  • Set up and maintain online communications and publicity, including maintenance of a silent auction website for Spring Benefit
  • Maintain detailed records of events, including attendance, revenues, expenses, in-kind gifts and budgets
  • Manage all aspects of event materials, including design, mailing, and RSVP tracking
  • Organize and oversee additional school functions and gatherings that are supported by the Advancement Office

Administrative Support

   Annual Fundraising

  • Prepare and coordinate solicitations to multiple constituent groups
  • Update and maintain donor records and donor gifts in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
  • Provide expert customer service and responsiveness in donor relations
  • Record gifts and generate appropriate letters to donors

   Office Assistance

  • Collaborate with Advancement team to create opportunities that engage and involve all community members in the life of the school
  • Write and edit publicity articles as needed for publications and website
  • Generate departmental and Board reports on a regular basis
  • Assist in creation of presentations for community meetings (Town Hall, Board Meetings)
  • Support the Advancement Director in other duties as assigned

   Board of Trustees Support

  • Assist in preparation of Board meetings (materials, food, etc…)
  • Coordinate with Board President and Secretary to maintain calendar
  • Provide written reports for Board Meetings, and present in person as necessary

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience in advancement, event management and/or project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in evaluating and producing electronic and print communication pieces
  • Expertise using MS Office, Google Docs and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and execute tasks with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Available to work occasional evenings/weekends, particularly during events
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Education Edge, or other enterprise fundraising software
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for Waldorf education, including motivation of constituents seeking this education; understanding of independent school market
  • Strategic planning experience
  • 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. 

Benefits and Compensation  

This is a full-time, exempt position.  Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (employer matching 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.

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:             Staff; Not exempt from overtime
Reports to:                             Advancement Director
Hired by:                                Advancement Director
Date Modified:                      April 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

Assistant Athletic Director (posted April 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 who often 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.  

Position Summary

The Assistant Athletic Director manages the 6th-8th Grade Middle School Athletic Program and supports the Athletic Director for High School and all-school athletics. This is a .5 FTE position (approx. 20 hours per week).  The Assistant Athletic Director reports to the Athletic Director.

The Assistant Athletic Director will:

  • Participate in the creation and management of the middle school budget
  • Participate in the hiring of the 6-8 coaches (Primarily throughout the summer)
  • Inventory and monitor uniforms and equipment for all 6-8 teams
  • Together with the AD, procure practice gym time (traditionally the JCCC)
  • Manage the practice and games scheduling for all 6-8 sports
  • Organize pre-season parent meetings at the beginning of each season. 
  • Organize pre-season, mid-season and post-season meeting with coaches and provide a formal evaluation for each coach at the end of season.
  • Provide regular proactive and responsive communication to middle school parents.
  • Attend end-of-year class meetings for grades 5-7
  • Develop and maintain the grade school athletics web pages
  • Make certain that all middle school coaches are certified as required by the leagues in which the teams participate (e.g. Livescan, annual online clinics, etc.)
  • Attend many middle school practices and games to observe coaching quality and support ongoing improvement
  • Establish good working relationships with the middle school class teachers to encourage support for the athletics program; arrange for the class teachers to meet the coaches, support their work, and establish lines of communication
  • Work with the AD organizing and conducting coaching workshops for 6-12 staff
  • Work with the high school coaches and the AD to understand the principles of the program and to assist in the creation and maintenance of a middle school program that provides a strong foundation for the high school program
  • Develop third sport for boys 6-8 program, probably baseball (to support the high school program)
  • Host two sports Appreciation Nights (Fall and Spring) for grade school teams
  • Coordinate Sacramento Waldorf Basketball Tournament entries including travel, coach lodging, and communication to parents
  • Assist Athletic Director at High School events including but not limited to gym set-up, clean up, scoring volleyball and basketball games, evaluating High School Coaches at practice/games, transporting teams to practice/games, hosting playoff and tournament games, and vehicle maintenance.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience working with children and families
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Integrity, diligence, and honesty, and willingness to be a role model to teenagers and pre-teens
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Knowledge of Waldorf Education, SFWS community, and a bachelor’s degree preferred.

Benefits and Compensation

This is a .5 FTE position. Benefits include dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (employer matching after one year), and pro-rated (.5) tuition remission for eligible dependents in our N-12 program.  Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

FLSA Classification:                Faculty; Exempt from overtime

Reports to:                             Athletic Director

Hired by:                                 Athletic Director        

Date Modified:                       April 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 submit letters of interest and resume to jobs@sfwaldorf.org