Employment

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 two 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.

 

Current Job Openings

Director of Finance and Operations

As the school’s chief business officer, the Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for judiciously managing the school’s resources in a manner consistent with the mission and values of the school. The ideal candidate will be a strategic partner with the School Administrator and Board of Trustees and participate on the highly collaborative administrative team, contributing to long-¬term planning and current operations. Reporting to the School Administrator, the Director of Finance manages the financial, accounting, human resource, risk management, facilities and Tuition Adjustment activities of the school. The position is exempt and full time for twelve months per year. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

— Manage all functions of the business office following priorities set by the School Administrator, Board and institutional needs.
— Collaborate with Board, committee and mandate group members including those representing finance, facilities, strategic planning, development and other related priorities.
— Manage finance and accounting activities including interim and annual reporting, coordination of audit and 990, analysis of trends and comparative information, and oversight of business office systems.
— Manage annual budget process that includes input from the Pedagogical Council, board committees, and staff.
— Supervise the work of the full¬time HR Generalist, Accounting Manager and Facilities Manager.
— Oversee human resources functions including payroll and benefits administration, handbooks, and employee and independent contractor agreements
— Administer the Tuition Adjustment Program to optimize affordability for school families
— Oversee risk management practices including insurance, compliance, and co–leadership of safety and security program
— Collaborate on major school Initiatives including facilities projects and fundraising campaigns
— Attend meetings of the school Staff, Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Board of Trustees, All School Meetings and others as customary and related to school finance and business functions

Qualifications and Competencies:
— Five years professional experience in finance or accounting with verifiable experience in preparation of non-¬profit GAAP financial statements and at least three years in a supervisory role. Experience in school or other non-¬profit administration preferred.
— Master’s Degree with specialization in business administration, finance or a related field, OR Bachelor’s Degree with specialization in business or accounting and designation as a Certified Public Accountant.
— Commitment and capacity to fulfill the responsibilities of the Director of Finance in furthering the School’s mission, strategic plan and goals.
— Mature and excellent judgment and sensitivity in managing responsibilities and relationships
— Personable, positive personality with customer service mindset
— Able to manage several projects simultaneously and adapt to frequent changes with a strong team orientation
— Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
— Resourceful, creative solution¬ finder, able to develop options with a broad perspective on the potential impact of change
— Ability to effectively negotiate in a way that supports the interests and mission of the School
— Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
— Team player who can discern when to lead or when to support
— Knowledge of systems applications related to business office job functions
— Accurate and attentive to detail
— Sensitivity, discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
— Commitment to development of relevant professional knowledge, skills, and abilities

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Director of Finance and Operations”. Waldorf School of the Peninsula is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Part-Time English Teacher

We are seeking a part time English middle school teacher for grades 6-8. The number of classes depends upon experience. A bachelor’s degree and successful experience teaching English curriculum to middle students is required. A Waldorf Teacher Training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School is preferred.

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.

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

 

Extended Care Staff/Assistant

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an Extended Care staff person/assistant 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.

This position offers a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. It is an ideal position 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 EC Assistant in the subject line.

 

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.

 

Early Childhood Teacher’s Aide

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 an Aide. Qualifications include the general requirements above plus:
- Completed a minimum of 6 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses

Preferred Experience and Education
- AA Degree with a major in child development and 2 years of experience
- 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 Teacher’s Aide” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.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.
 

 

 

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.