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Employment Opportunities

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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.

School Administrator
 

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County has enjoyed stable leadership and steady growth for the last eight years, even through the COVID-19 pandemic.  We seek a School Administrator to lead us into our 50th birthday year and successfully complete our Accreditation with AWSNA.  Together, with the Faculty and Board of Trustees, the School Administrator will act as a leader and guide to uphold the values, purpose and mission of our school in both daily operations and long-term objectives.

Our School Administrator will facilitate and oversee the day to day operational and administrative life of the school. They will oversee decisions in all administrative matters and collaborate with pedagogical leadership in the development of school programs and the policies that support them. The School Administrator will be an active member on the Board, Faculty and most working committees.

The School Administrator will help define and work to support the goals of Admissions, Advancement, Business, Financial and Pedagogical realms of the school. They will represent the school to the parents and the public at large, leading the school with respect for each individual, guided by principles of equity and social justice.

Our candidate will be grounded in the tenets of Waldorf education and facile with collaborative leadership. We are looking for a seasoned administrator with a minimum of 5 years of non-profit leadership experience and exemplary communication skills. Waldorf administrator training is preferred. Our School Administrator will be passionate about the social mission of Waldorf education, the role our school plays in that mission and the sustainability of our school. 

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County has a Caregiver/Toddler class, two Preschools, two Kindergartens and First through Eighth grade in a Combined Grades model. The Waldorf School of Mendocino County has offered independent Waldorf education for 49 years.  The school is supported by a dedicated College of Teachers, an experienced faculty, a well-informed Board, staff, and parent community.  WSMC has been recognized as an AWSNA member since 1990.  As part of the NorCal Nevada AWSNA region, WSMC enjoys the engaged support of our region.

Mendocino County maintains its rural flavor, yet offers a uniquely cultural and progressive experience, as only Northern California can. The greater community provides an excellent junior college, a rich mixture of performance and visual arts, organic and biodynamic agriculture, farmer’s markets and organic restaurants and shops. Vineyards, redwoods, and the nearby Pacific Coast make this is a great place to raise a family.

 

Compensation for this full-time salaried position is based on experience and includes 90% tuition remission.  WSMC is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically, in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs), the following materials:
• A cover letter expressing their interest in this position
• A current resume
• A one-page statement of fundraising experience
• A list of five (3) professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each to: kaustinwsmc@gmail.com

 

 Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator

 

 

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County is seeking qualified applicants for our Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator position which begins immediately.  This position requires a depth and breadth of knowledge about Waldorf education, an outgoing personality, computer savvy and attention to detail.  There are many people-oriented tasks, alongside data entry and computer work.

This employee works closely with WSMC faculty members to coordinate the enrollment of new students and families into our program and community.  Parent education and support events are promoted and coordinated by this staff member.  The Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator supports families to use the WSMC database correctly and is responsible for tracking online data accurately to produce timely reports for the staff and Board as needed. 

Our ideal applicant is:

  • Helpful, friendly, positive and energetic

  • Professional, intelligent and articulate

  • Well-informed and passionate about Waldorf education

  • Enjoys working as a team and being helpful

  • Able to work effectively in a busy office environment

  • Extremely computer literate and able to learn programs independently when necessary

We are a small, independent Waldorf School.  Our office staff and Faculty is well-established and experienced.  We collaborate well together, and our office is warm and professional.  The outgoing Enrollment Director will be available to train our new colleague, offering ongoing support and mentoring.

Wage DOE.  50% tuition remission for qualified children is included.

 

 

 





 

ECE and Parent Toddler Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

We are seeking a warm, engaging person to join our Early Childhood faculty as a Lead Preschool and Caregiver/Toddler Teacher.  This person will lead our fully enrolled 3-day Preschool (Monday – Wednesday) and lead the Caregiver/Toddler program on Friday mornings.  This is a part time position paid hourly.  This teacher does attend Faculty and section meetings.  We are seeking a Waldorf trained and experienced teacher to offer these gateway programs. 

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County seeks an experienced Early Childhood Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Applicants must have a completed Waldorf teacher training certificate and ideally have experience as a lead teacher in a Waldorf Early Childhood program.

We look for teachers who are committed to:

  • continually working toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.

  • recognizing students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.

  • teaching subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.

  • striving to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.

  • working on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.

  • relating in a healthy, life supporting, and responsible manner with the school community (parents, students, colleagues, and alumni), by working together out of one’s higher self.

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

Support Teacher


 

Seeking one more dedicated, creative teacher for our Grades team.  If you have skill in any of the following areas, and love working with children, we would be happy to consider your application: Beeswax/Clay Modeling, Music/Singing, Handwork.  It is not necessary to be proficient in all of the areas.  The schedule includes up to eight periods a week (for someone qualified to teach all the subjects listed).  The schedule has some flexibility and does not necessarily include all four days, depending on the applicants schedule.

Festival Coordinator

Hours/Schedule:            Part time, flexible hours

Join our fantastic admin team to help create amazing events! Must be able to lead events that function smoothly that meet budget requirements, and cultivate community support and enthusiasm (from current families, alumni, and the greater community) to support WSMC.

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 admin@mendocinowaldorf.org.