Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (posted January 2019)

Summary:

The Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant position is a hands-on, organizationally demanding role.  Excellent communication, organizational and computer/database skills are essential as well as the ability to work comfortably in a busy public environment.

The Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant must be friendly, knowledgeable, outgoing, and possess a good understanding of Waldorf Education.  He or she must enjoy working directly with students, parents and teachers.  The Receptionist often deals with sensitive and personal issues and, therefore, discretion, confidentiality and objectivity are essential components of this position.

The Grade School Receptionist/Administrative Assistant is supervised by the Grade School Administrative Coordinator and also works in partnership with the Grade School Faculty Chair.

Reception:

  • Greet visitors, receive deliveries, answer parents’ questions
  • Assist students and teachers as necessary
  • Answer phone calls, deliver messages
  • Distribute information as required
  • Open daily mail, assist with outgoing mail
  • Track incoming deliveries for faculty
  • Log collected cash or checks into tracking system
  • Maintain other office functions and supplies as directed by GS Administrative Coordinator
  • Assist Advancement and Enrollment departments with filing and tracking tasks as directed

Attendance:

  • Update and print monthly attendance forms
  • Monitor daily attendance; call absent children when required

Faculty Support:

  • Facilitate scheduling of Teacher/Parent conferences
  • Obtain drivers’ licenses and insurance information for field trips

Program Support:

  • After School Program:
    • Prepare and maintain daily update log for ASP staff
    • Coordinate daily with Asp Director regarding attendance changes
    • Notify teachers of last minute changes
    • Log payments in database

Maintain user passwords and access

  • Nursery After Care
    • Create and distribute sign-up forms
  • Day Camps:
    • Update and distribute application information for February and Spring Day Camps
    • Prepare sign-in sheets/rosters for ASP Director
    • Monitor payments
  • Summer Programs:
    • Update and distribute application information for summer camps.
    • Prepare sign-in sheets/roster for Summer Camp Director
    • Monitor payments

First Aid/Illness:

  • Administer first aid when necessary; notify parents, see that Accident/Incident Report is completed
  • Administer medication when needed in accordance with California Law and guardian-written instruction
  • Track illness trends and reportable infectious diseases

Miscellaneous:

  • Monitor Fire Drills
  • Support Parent Guild activities in reception as needed

Qualifications:

  • Good Microsoft office skills (Word and Excel), familiarity with email tools and databases a plus
  • Proof-reading and editing skills helpful
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to track daily calls and emails

Hours & Compensation:

  • This is an hourly position with some flexibility:  40 hours per week on a fixed schedule when school is in session, 8 a.m. to      4 p.m.  Negotiable during breaks and summer.
  • Medical benefits based on number of hours
  • No additional benefits

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:              Non-exempt

Reports to:                             Grade School Administrative Coordinator

Hired by:                                 GS Administrative Coordinator and Administrative Director

Date Modified:                       January 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

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