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Employment Opportunities

 

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County offers an authentic Waldorf program: a dedicated and experienced faculty, a helpful staff, a supportive Board, and a committed parent community.  We are located near the rich offerings in the greater San Francisco Bay, including the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Training (BACWTT).

Mendocino County maintains its rural flavor yet offers a culturally progressive experience, as only Northern California can.  Mendocino College, for example, brings together a rich mixture of performance and visual arts, and organic and bio-dynamic agriculture.  Farmers markets, organic restaurants, boutique shopping, wine tasting, the redwoods, and the nearby Pacific Coast also make our area a great place to raise a family. 

We offer a competitive salary, including generous tuition remission, mentoring, and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County is an equal opportunity employer.  WSMC adheres to all federal, state and local laws regarding equal employment opportunity. We provide equal opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and do not discriminate based on religion, race, sex, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, military service status, or any other factor prohibited by state or federal law. 

Lead Faculty

Early Childhood Lead Teacher and Roots & Shoots

Hours/Schedule: Campus Hours Preschool Teacher 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

Parent Toddler (Roots & Shoots) up to 3 sessions of 2 hours per week 

Additional hours may be scheduled to complete duties listed in Letter of Agreement and Addendum

 

Classification: Non-Exempt, Hourly

 

Salary/Benefits: WSMC offers competitive wages, annual increments for experience, ongoing mentoring and professional development. Additional compensation for completed Waldorf Training. Part-time range of $30,000 to $33,000 annually, depending on experience. Up to 75% tuition remission for qualified students.

 

Reports to: Faculty & Personnel Committee 

 

Purpose: To work with the Faculty and Administrator to develop a strong and exciting Parent Education Program that:

  • Supports parents to develop healthy parenting skills and habits

  • Inspires parents and community members to become more involved in our school

  • Encourages the development of a sense of community amongst class participants

  • Educates parents about the value, beauty and benefits of Waldorf education 

 

Responsibilities

Preschool Lead Teacher

  • Prepare classroom for new school year

  • Prepare and submit to the College of Teachers:

  • Class description

  • Parent meeting dates. Meeting dates and times must be coordinated with other teachers in August meetings.

  • Prepare & present a well-planned lesson each day 

  • Organize & conduct appropriate celebrations of seasonal festivals

  • Purchase food and supplies for class

  • Prepare class to participate in seasonal festivals

  • Maintain classroom in a clean and orderly manner

  • Present a minimum of four parent evenings per year (one in conjunction with the entire ECP)

  • Conduct at least two parent conferences with all parents each year and hold additional conferences with parents as requested/necessary

  • Maintain written records of student’s attendance & progress, and of parent conferences 

  • Work with Enrollment office and participate in school intake process

  • Engage in a minimum of three outreach events annually, as needed

  • Attend other school events as agreed upon by Faculty, e.g., school festivals, Open House, fundraising & outreach events, Board/Faculty retreats, Annual Corporate Meeting, etc.

  • Meet a minimum of once per week with mentor, as indicated in Faculty Development Plan or as required by the College of Teachers

  • Attend Waldorf Teacher Conference

 

Parent Toddler Teacher (Roots and Shoots)

  • Prepare classroom for programs – light cooking and cleaning

  • Prepare and submit an outline of the program

  • Prepare & present a well-planned session each class day 

  • Organize & conduct appropriate celebrations of seasonal festivals

  • Purchase food and supplies for class within the budget ($4 per student/per class/session)

  • Maintain classroom in a clean and orderly manner

  • Coordinate with Enrollment office about families entering new to WSMC and their path to enrollment

  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance

 

 

Expected Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher training

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred 

  • Physical & emotional stamina

  • A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy 

  • Strong communications skills 

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

 

Grades Teacher 

Combined Grades 4 & 5

Hours/Schedule: Campus Hours: 8:00 – 4:00, M-TH, 8:00 – 2:00 F

 

Classification: Exempt

 

Salary/Benefits: WSMC offers competitive wages, annual increments for experience and 90% tuition remission for qualified children. Salary range is $46,394 - $53,981 DOE.

 

Reports to: Faculty & Board via Personnel Committee 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare classroom for new school year

  • Prepare and submit to the College of Teachers by the first day of August meetings:

  • Syllabus – summary of each block/subject.

  • Block rotation schedule for the school year

  • Parent meeting dates, Wednesday meetings preferred.  Meeting dates and times must be coordinated with other teachers in August meetings.

  • Date for Open Main Lesson

  • Field trip dates

  • Class Play date

  • Prepare & present a well-planned main lesson each day that meets the school’s curriculum guidelines

  • Prepare & present up to thirteen periods of well-planned special subject lessons per week

  • Prepare class to participate in seasonal festivals

  • Maintain classroom in a clean and orderly manner

  • Organize & conduct assemblies and/or festivals each year as assigned

  • Present a minimum of four parent evenings per year

  • Conduct at least two parent conferences with all parents each year and hold additional conferences with parents as requested/necessary

  • Maintain written records of student’s attendance & progress, and of parent conferences

  • Work with Enrollment office and participate in school intake process

  • Attend Faculty opening each morning at 8:05 a.m.

  • Carry out administrative assignments as assigned by College

  • Attend other school events as agreed upon by Faculty, e.g., school festivals, Open House, fundraising & outreach events, Board/Faculty retreats, Annual Meeting, etc.

  • Meet a minimum of once per week with mentor, as indicated in Faculty Development Plan or as required by the College of Teachers

  • Attend February Teacher Conference 

  • Complete one workshop per year on Waldorf Education (in preparation for the next year’s curriculum)

  • Ensure classroom is clean and ready for use for the next year before June 30

  • Maintain professional conduct and appearance

  • Fulfill any other requirements as agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum and Time-On Document

  • Other duties as assigned

Expected Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teacher training

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards 

  • A commitment to Anthroposophy, Waldorf pedagogy and the social ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement

  • Strong communications skills that can be effective in working with students & adults

  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

  • Physical & emotional stamina

HOW TO APPLY

For all positions, please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County

Hiring Committee

P.O. Box 349

Calpella, CA 95418

You may also email your documents to recruitment@mendocinowaldorf.org.

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