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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.

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. 


School Administrator

Director of Non-Profit Corporation

Salary base $65,000 annually, negotiable depending on experience.


The Waldorf School of Mendocino County (WSMC) is seeking applicants for our School Administrator position.  The position is full time, exempt, and reports to the Board of Trustees. The WSMC School Administrator serves the parents, Board of Trustees, and Faculty, and is an integral part of the daily activities of the school. The School Administrator provides leadership and promotes responsible allocation of resources in support of fulfilling the school’s mission statement.  WSMC is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation, and a fully accredited Waldorf School.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The School Administrator works within a collaborative governance system and is responsible for the following:

  • Administer day-to-day operations of the school, exercising fiscal, budgetary, and legal authority while managing risk and resources in collaboration with School leadership committees.

  • Lead and supervise the school’s administrative staff related to Finance, Enrollment, Marketing, Outreach, Human Resources, Development, Facilities, and all support services. This includes annual performance evaluations, recruiting, hiring, and dismissal of employees.

  • Support and guide all activities related to implementing the long-term strategic plan and growth of the school, working with the Board of Trustees and the College of Teachers in their realms of responsibility.

  • Attend and participate in all assigned leadership committees, while keeping the Board and Faculty apprised of larger issues and maintaining confidentiality.


Core Competencies

Ability to:

  • Motivate, lead, develop, and sustain a cohesive and competent administrative staff.

  • Operate in a collaborative decision-making environment that encourages diversity of thought and innovation.

  • Demonstrate and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Maintain confidentiality with discretion and tact.

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Connect with all constituents of the school and be highly visible at all school events.

  • Comply with school policies and follow procedures.

  • Organize, prioritize, and coordinate long term plans and projects.

  • Engage the school community and lead marketing, communication, and fundraising efforts in a competitive independent school market.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • Two years of administrative leadership experience in a not-for-profit setting.

  • Familiar with Waldorf education, Waldorf administrative training and/or Waldorf teacher training a plus.

  • Two years supervisory/management experience.

  • Experience managing organizational budgets.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and Google Business suite.

  • Knowledge of non-profit governance, and an understanding of school-related human resources and legal issues.

  • Experience working with and supporting boards and commissions, including preparing agendas, reports, and minutes.


How To Apply:

Please submit a resume outlining all relevant experience and contact information for at least three professional references; and a cover letter briefly explaining your interest in this position.  Resumes can be submitted via mail or email to:   or   WSMC, PO BOX 349, Calpella, CA 95418.  

Lead Faculty


Lead Teacher Class 3 & 4

This teacher will work with a well-formed Class 3 & 4 who have enjoyed learning with a
skilled and experienced teacher over the last three years. We have experienced and
committed Grades Teachers leading classes one through eight in our combined grades
model. Applicants will have a completed Waldorf teacher training certificate and Waldorf
teaching experience or be a credentialed teacher in process of Waldorf teacher training.
Candidates with experience teaching in mixed age classrooms are strongly encouraged
to apply.


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.


-Salary range is $46,394 - $53,981 DOE. Benefits include tuition remission, and on-
going teacher development and training opportunities.


To apply: please send a letter of interest, resume and three references to: Attn: Hiring Committee

P.O. Box 349, Calpella, CA 95418

Support Positions

WSMC Specialty Teachers support the breadth of our program, offering high quality subject classes. We are seeking the following positions:

Kindercare Provider


Our Kindercare program offers after school care to children ages 3-6.  We are seeking a caring and responsible individual for this immediate opening. 

Preferred Qualifications:
-Child Development Education units as required by law (for licensed program)
-Experience with Waldorf education
-Prior experience as childcare provider
-A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy
-Strong communication skills
-Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit


Qualifications for Licensed Programs:
- Must meet California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements
for Fully Qualified Teacher – 12 ECE units
- CPR Training (provided)

Compensation: Wage is DOE. The beginning rate is $16.50/hr.




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

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