Waldorf School of the Peninsula (nursery – grade twelve) is celebrating its 30th year 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 offers a community education program and serves as a teacher-training site for Rudolf Steiner College.
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 a nursery, three 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.
Current Job Openings
Development and Outreach Director
The position of Development and Outreach Director was filled on an interim basis last year, and it is now time to make a permanent appointment for the new school year.
The Development and Outreach Director is responsible for WSP’s development and outreach programs, which have three primary components:
(1) Ensuring that the short and long-term fundraising needs of the school are met through robust campaigns, activities, and programs that engage all of WSP’s primary constituencies
(2) Fostering a successful “in-reach” program that provides adults in the community with opportunities to channel their material, physical, and/or social energies in service to the school, as well as identifying and promoting activities and events that enrich our common community life
(3) Promoting WSP as a unique, respected and desirable educational choice as well as a burgeoning cultural source in Silicon Valley
The Development and Outreach Director (DOD) reports directly to the School Administrator. This person works closely with the Board of Trustees, faculty leadership and administrative colleagues in order to fulfill the key responsibilities outlined below. The DOD directs the Communications Coordinator and Community Development Coordinator.
Volleyball and Soccer Coach(es)
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Mountain View is seeking a Part-Time Soccer and
Volleyball Coach for the fall 2014 season August 30-November 1st
If you are passionate and devoted to inspiring children through Soccer and Volleyball, we welcome you to our school.
-All coaching positions are part-time
-Practices will be held after school on-campus
-Matches take place both at home and on the road
-Practices or games will be 2-3 days a week
Experience playing and/or teaching Soccer and/or Volleyball
An understanding of the fundamental skills, successful tactics, strategies and rules involved in these sports.
Must complete DOJ and FBI live-scan fingerprinting prior to the start of service.
Must supply copies of Photo ID, Proof of Age and be authorized to work in the United States.
Must be able to adapt to change in work environment, accept criticism and feedback, effectively handle multiple tasks and competing demands, work cooperatively in group situations, and work actively to resolve conflicts. Must work well with others on a team.
Highly Preferred: Clean driving record, active driver’s License, automobile insurance, and willing to drive students to off-site games.
Early Childhood Faculty and Staff
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.
Minimum Requirements by position
- Experience working with young children; excellent communications skills; ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff; excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Teacher: Requirements listed above plus
- Completed 6 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses (must be enrolled in school until 12 units are completed) or have a valid Child Development Assistant permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Fully Qualified Teacher: Requirements listed above plus
- Completed a total of 12 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses and six months of work experience in a licensed childcare or similar program.
Child Care Center Director: General requirements above plus
- Completed a total of 15 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses, including 3 in administration or staff relations and 4 years of teaching experience in a licensed center or comparable group child care program OR
- AA Degree with a major in child development and 2 years of experience OR
- A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Child Development Program Director permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Preferred Experience and Education for all Positions
- Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting, working as a director or assistant director in a child care program and working with toddlers through pre-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.
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.
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 email@example.com with the subject line stating the position in which you are interested.