Employment Opportunities

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (nursery – grade twelve) is celebrating over 30 years of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade five, located in Los Altos and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades six – twelve.

The San Francisco Peninsula offers the natural pleasures of redwood forests, mountain ranges, and seashores in a year-round mild climate. The area has a strong cultural emphasis, with internationally recognized colleges and universities, numerous museums, arts organizations, theatrical companies and symphonies.

We are one of five well-established Waldorf schools in the area. This network offers many opportunities along with a rich calendar of events, workshops, and speakers.

Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

With three nurseries, two kindergartens and grades one through twelve, we are a community of 70 full and part-time faculty and staff and 325 students. Our school is an increasingly international community, and our unique tuition adjustment program encourages economic diversity.

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Current Administrative Openings

Pedagogical Administrator(s)

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula seeks a full time Pedagogical Administrator to attend to the pedagogical administrative needs of each of our two campuses while fostering whole-school continuity and awareness.

Excellent candidates will have strong connections to the Waldorf movement and be able to work well within school processes while always having an eye for how they can be improved better to serve our school community. A strong and demonstrated commitment to collaborative work and consensus decision making is essential as well as an empathic approach to working with colleagues, students and parents. Experience, awareness, and dedication to nonviolent communication and effective conflict management are required.

Position Summary
1. to oversee and facilitate processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity.
2. bring a whole-school perspective, bridging administrative and pedagogical insights, to all discussions.
3. support the work of the Pedagogical Council.
4. work closely with the School Administrator and the Management Team to review and refine governance structures, policies, and procedures.
5. prepare and facilitate the agendas for the June and August meetings as well as professional development days in collaboration with the School Administrator.

In consultation and collaboration with other faculty and administrative staff, a Pedagogical Administrator oversees and has responsibility in the following areas:
1. Faculty Recruitment and Hiring
2. Faculty Professional Development & Mentoring
3. Faculty Communication & Working Together
4. Student Support
5. Admissions Support
6. Student Assessments
7. Parent Work
8. Curriculum Development & Implementation
9. Administrative Faculty Support Work
10. School Intranet Document Management

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Pedagogical Administrator”.

 

Store Manager

Our gift store, “Hearts’ Delight”, serves teachers, parents and children by offering resources, materials and tools which:
• support the Waldorf educational process,
• encourage and foster creativity and healthy, imaginative play,
• support parents, family life and community, and
• inspire and foster spiritual activity and inner development.

The store offers Waldorf school supplies, natural materials and tools for individuals, handcraft groups, workshops and classes. Beautiful objects of quality, natural materials and craftsmanship support the care of infants and young children, festival celebrations, gift giving and appreciation, and supplies for artists and craftspeople. The store also has an extensive selection of books on: Waldorf Education; Child Development; Current Educational and Parenting Issues; Children’s Literature, Poetry and Music; Cooking; Health, Illness and Death; Anthroposophy; Parenting; Festivals, Celebrations; Arts and Crafts; Gardening; Adult Spirituality and Inner Development.
The store serves as an important point of contact, good will and provides education for community members and the greater community. The store is open to the public.

Ongoing Responsibilities
• Process sales and orders and record transactions in Quickbooks
• Display, stock and inventory merchandise
• Keep the store clean and neat and attractive
• Prepare monthly news updates in The Messenger to keep sales high.
• Manage the volunteers in the store
• Operate the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Full-time hours to increase inventory & prepare for the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Train and manage the temporary Assistant
• Set up and Tear down of the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Organize volunteers to relocate and run the Holiday Faire Boutique
• Prepare year-end physical inventory for the school store.
• Maintain and update filing.
• Ad hoc requests.

Experience/Requirements
• Fundamental knowledge of accounting theory; some secondary education in accounting a plus.
• Familiarity with Quickbooks software.
• Excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and email.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Store Merchandising

Hours are an average of 25 hours a week.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Store Manager”.

 

Front Desk Substitute Receptionist

Position Summary
The Substitute Front Desk Receptionist provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The person in this position will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, managing supplies, and deliveries, as well as additional clerical duties.

A receptionist’s daily tasks will involve:
• Greeting parents
• Assisting visitors
• Answering calls and checking the voicemail system
• Taking morning attendance (as needed)
• First Aid assistance
• Mailing, copying, and filing
• Responding to emails
• Tracking early dismissals
• Assembling packets for the admission director
• Managing supplies and orders (as needed)
• May also include learning enough about Magnus & BigSIS databases to do simple queries and data entry

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Front Desk Substitute Receptionist.”

Current Faculty Openings

Extended Care Assistant & Staff (Part-Time)

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an Extended Care assistant and staff members for our Los Altos campus. Extended Care staff work closely with the program director as a team, to provide a warm, playful and safe neighborhood-style experience for our students in grades 1-5 during after school hours. This position is an hourly, part-time school year position of 15-25 hours per week, with possible summer opportunities.

Excellent, professional interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to multitask and take ownership of a wide range of children’s needs, indoor and outdoor activities, and housekeeping duties. Areas of responsibility include tracking student arrivals and departures, supervision and support of student activities and social interactions, communication with parents, and a variety of daily housekeeping duties including organization and management of materials and classroom space, food preparation, laundry and cleaning tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a loving and playful, yet authoritative presence with children. He or she will be fluid and flexible in an ever-changing landscape, yet able and willing to maintain the rhythms and routines that are in place to support this fluidity for the children. Experience working with elementary-age children is required, as is the ability to be in physical movement such as walking, bending, lifting approximately 25lbs, squatting, and play for the majority of the work day. Candidate will be safety conscious and able to solve problems with discernment while maintaining confidentiality of student, familial and organizational information.

These positions offer a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. The assistant position is ideal for someone with strong leadership capacities who has an interest in teaching and Waldorf Education.

Availability within the following hours listed below is required and from 8:00 am on select days when school closed but Extended Care is open:

M,T,W,F 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm and Th 11:30 am – 6:00 pm.

CPR and First Aid/emergency training a plus. Offers of employment will require submission of TB test results and Livescan fingerprinting/background check.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with their name and “Extended Care Staff” in the subject line.

 

Early Childhood Assistant

We are seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our Early Childhood teaching team as an Early Childhood Assistant. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in kindergarten and in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

Roles and Responsibilities:
WSP Employees working with these young children must be an appropriate role model for the children and parents. Each employee is responsible for exhibiting good communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude.

Specific duties are based on positions. General duties are as follows:
— Fulfill agreed upon responsibilities within classroom
— If an assistant or aide is doing Waldorf training, plans for coverage during the practicum weeks must be made at the beginning of the year with the lead teacher and the Faculty Chair.
— Attend and help run EC-wide events
— Be available for occasional evenings/weekends

Qualifications:
Qualifications for an Early Childhood Assistant include the general requirements above plus:
-12 Early Childhood units
-6 months working in a licensed early childhood facility

Preferred Experience and Education:
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting and working with nursery through kindergarten aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.

*All Faculty and staff must have current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain, meet the immunization standards required by the state of CA for early childhood employees, complete a Health Screening by a licensed physician, and complete a fingerprinting Live Scan as required by state child care licensing.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

 

Early Childhood Aide

We are seeking dedicated, energetic and creative professionals to join our Early Childhood teaching team as an early childhood aide.

Responsibilities
Each employee is responsible for exhibiting good communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. In collaboration with Waldorf School of the Peninsula administrative staff and early childhood faculty:
– Promote positive relationships with all children and adults
– Create a nurturing environment for young children and families
– Develop partnerships with colleagues to establish a cohesive early childhood community
– Assist Lead Teacher as directed
– Perform light housekeeping and child maintenance duties
– Attend division and faculty meetings as required, and be available for occasional evenings and weekends

Required Qualifications
– Completion of at least two postsecondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development each semester or quarter following initial employment, and continuation in the educational program each semester or quarter until 12 units have been completed.
– An aide must be at least 18 years old
– Must be able to perform and meet the physical demands required in this capacity (ability to sit on the floor, bend at the waist, kneel and/or stop most of the time)
– Complete a health screening (no more than 60 days prior to hire date) and negative Tuberculosis test (no more than 1 year prior to hire date)
– Meet the immunization requirements required by the state of CA for early childhood employees
– Must have a current Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain
– Complete a California criminal record clearance via DOJ, FBI, and CACI clearance

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeinsula.org.

 

Early Childhood Substitute Teachers

Waldorf School of the Peninsula located in Los Altos California, is seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our teaching team working with Nursery School through kindergarten aged children. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

We are currently seeking early childhood substitutes who are interested in Waldorf Education.

Required Experience and Qualifications
Completion of at least two postsecondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development each semester or quarter following initial employment, and continuation in the educational program each semester or quarter until 12 units have been completed.

Preferred Experience and Education
– 12 ECE Units
– 6 Months of experience in licensed setting
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting and working with toddlers through pre-kindergarten aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.
-Current CPR and First Aid certification

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line stating “Early Childhood Substitute Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

 

Early Childhood Extended Care Teachers

Waldorf School of the Peninsula located in Los Altos California, San Francisco is seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our teaching team working with Nursery School through kindergarten aged children. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in kindergarten and in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

Roles and Responsibilities
WSP Employee’s working with these young children must be an appropriate role model for the children and parents. Each employee is responsible for exhibiting good communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. The Teachers and staff are responsible for the care and the development of up to ten children at one time for ages 2.9 through 6 years of age. Specific duties are based on positions.

Qualifications
We are currently seeking individuals who meet California Community Care Licensing requirements for a Assistant Teacher. Qualifications include the general requirements above plus:
– Completed a total of 12 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses, and 6 months of  work experience in a licensed center or comparable group child care program OR

Preferred Experience and Education
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting with toddlers through kindergarten aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.
– Waldorf Education Teaching Certificate, AA or BA degree in early childhood education or LifeWays training.

*All faculty and staff must have current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain as required by state child care licensing.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter subject line stating “Early Childhood Lead Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Current Athletics Openings

None at this time.

 

Future Faculty Openings

First Grade Teacher for 2018-2019 school year

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic grades teacher to take our First Grade class in the 2018-2019 school year. We will be welcoming a large class of very enthusiastic students coming out of our Early Childhood program. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf training required. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in joining our well established grades faculty within a growing and thriving Silicon Valley community.

Requirements:
– Certificate of Completion in Waldorf Teaching
– Bachelor’s degree
– Previous Waldorf class teaching experience

Applicants should demonstrate:
– Strong classroom management skills and a commitment to professionalism.
– Positive communication skills with parents.
– An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography with the subject line stating “First Grade Class Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

 

Gardening Teacher for 2018-2019 school year

We are seeking a gardening teacher to teach in grades 1-8. Qualified applicants will have at minimum a four year undergraduate degree, experience teaching students in an outdoor environment, and background in gardening and garden maintenance. Additional training in biodynamics, natural crafts, and woodworking would be needed if candidate did not already possess skills in these areas.

An excellent candidate will be Waldorf trained or interested in Waldorf education and its integration into the gardening program, and will demonstrate good communication, problem solving, and organizational skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. Collaboration with Waldorf School of the Peninsula administrative staff, colleagues, students, and parents is expected.

Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos, and grades 6-12 a few miles away in Mountain View. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Position is full or part-time to be determined with potential candidates.

Interested candidates should email their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Gardening Teacher”.

 

 

We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating over 30 years of bringing Waldorf Education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos, and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades 6-12. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Our Waldorf community is committed to salaries that allow enjoyment of this area’s outstanding access to museums, symphonies, and intellectually stimulating venues, as well as hundreds of square miles of open space, trails, and nature preserves accessible year round thanks to our mild climate.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating  the position in which you are interested.