Employment

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

Current Employment Opportunities

Grade School Mandarin Teacher Part-Time (posted March 2019)

General Description

The Mandarin Teacher is a part time position at the San Francisco Waldorf Grade School (10 hours per week).

The part time 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.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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 part-time, hourly position and 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; hourly

Reports to:                            Grade School Chair

Hired by:                               Grade School Steering Committee          

Date Modified:                     March 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

High School Chair (posted February 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

 Working closely with the College of Teachers, High School Steering Committee, the HS Pedagogical Chair, and Administrative Director, the High School Chair is a senior school leader working with High School students, parents, faculty, and staff to address general high school issues in order to facilitate the best outcomes. The High School Chair is the primary contact for parents and represents the high school in public, promoting the school’s mission and fostering strong community relations. The High School Chair is a member of the College of Teachers and Administrative Council and works in direct collaboration with the High School Pedagogical Chair.

The HS Chair’s essential duties are administrative leadership and parent/student/community relations:

  • Manages overall HS budget in collaboration with Administrative Director, Director of Finance, and individual HS budget managers
  • Leads, coordinates, and supports general and specific communication with parents and students
  • Leads High School Guidance Committee and all disciplinary procedures
  • Acts as public “face” of the high school, representing and promoting the best of Waldorf education and SFWHS’s mission, to parents, students, and community members at open houses, tours and other venues relevant to community outreach
  • Proactively creates efforts to improve student and parent life and experiences at SFWHS
  • Hears and responds to individual parent concerns, helping to manage faculty and staff responses as appropriate and necessary
  • Works with Parent Council and Student Council to facilitate parent and student engagement
  • Supports and guides faculty class sponsorship program through class meeting content, parent evenings, etc.
  • Manages HS Counselor, HS Educational Support Coordinator, Registrar, College Counselor and other staff in coordinating student services
  • Coordinates/collaborates with Individualized Learning Committee (ILC)
  • Leads International student program in collaboration with Administrative Director, Admission Director, and Pedagogical Chair
  • Attends weekly HS faculty meetings and HS Steering Committee meetings.
  • Maintains active participation in College of Teachers and HS Steering Committee.
  • Along with HS Counselor, provides guidance and support for Student Mentors to address student issues
  • Supports all general high school programs including 9th grade orientation, 7th grade visit, faculty retreats, etc.
  • 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.

 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 

Benefits and Compensation 

This is a full-time, exempt staff position, working throughout the calendar year.  Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission (after one year) for up to two eligible dependents enrolled in our N-12 program.  Six weeks of paid vacation during the calendar year (administrative rate).  Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

FLSA Classification:   Staff; Exempt from overtime

Reports to:   High School Steering Committee and College of Teachers

Evaluated by:  College of Teachers

Hired by:  High School Steering Committee and Administrative Directors  

Physical Requirements and Work Environment 

  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold.

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

High School Outdoor Education Coordinator (posted February 2019)

This is a .80 to 1 FTE exempt faculty position

Summary:

San Francisco Waldorf High School seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Outdoor Education Coordinator and trip leader for a position starting with the 2019-2020 school year. The right person will have extensive experience in leading adolescents on trips that are challenging both physically and mentally and will have a high degree of skill in managing experiential learning environments and Rites of Passage journeys. 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.

The candidate will have specific skills in outdoor trip leadership that include:

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Naturalist skills
  • Solo Experiences
  •  Facilitating adolescent group processing
  • Program Oversight and Management including health and safety of students
  • Staff Selection, Hiring and Supervision
  • Transportation safety and procedures
  • Equipment management and maintenance
  • Curriculum development

 Responsibilities of the Outdoor Educator include, but are not limited to:

  • Scouting locations for all trips (4-5 day/3-4 overnight) for grades 9-12
  • Booking sites for all trips
  • Booking transportation for all trips (some in-house transportation is available)
  • Purchasing food for all trips
  • Leading all trips with teachers, parent volunteers and one assistant (34-40 days per year)
  • Liaising with teachers to organize class groups into teams for trip tasks: set-up, cooking, clean-up etc.
  • Part of the 9th grade Orientation team. Leading the hikes and nature part of the program
  •  Leading two periods weekly of OE activities as part of the PE program
  • Member of the Safety Committee on the High School campus
  • Class Sponsor and/or Academic Advisor

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Experience planning/leading outdoor trips required
  • Outdoor/Environmental/Nature Connection education teaching experience
  • Waldorf Teacher Training preferred
  • Significant experience working with teens
  • Wilderness First Responder (or higher) certification
  • Please list other areas of interest to offer to the high school curriculum 

Benefits and Compensation:   

This is a .80 to 1 FTE position depending on the qualifications of the person we find.

.80 to 1 FTE comes with full benefits including medical, 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 often 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 2019

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

High School Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher (posted February 2019)

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 Mathematics and Computer Science in the 2019-2020 school year. 

We are looking for an individual with a deep knowledge of and passion for mathematics and who is also a visionary computer science instructor with the expertise to develop our Computer Science main lesson curriculum.  Teaching load will depend on expertise and interest, but the ideal candidate is comfortable teaching all grade levels (9 - 12).

A sense of humor, a belief in the capacities of all students, the ability to teach to a wide range of student abilities and sound classroom management skills are essential for the job, as well as a wish to engage in the life of a Waldorf faculty and to 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

Benefits and Compensation: 

This is a .65 to 1 FTE position depending on the qualifications of the person we find.

1FTE - .75FTE:  Full benefits including medical, dental, flexible spending plans, retirement plan (after one year), and tuition remission (pro-rated if less than 1FTE) for eligible dependents. Salaries are paid on a 12-month schedule.

.65FTE: Not eligible for medical insurance

 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 2019

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

High School Pedagogical Chair (posted February 2019)

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:                     February 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