Employment

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, 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

Faculty Chair

Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos and Mountain View, California seeks a new Faculty Chair.

Position Summary
• To work from the Waldorf pedagogical perspective to promote and implement the school’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals.
• To lead, administer, manage, and facilitate work in pedagogical matters in consultation with faculty leadership and the School Administrator.
• To represent the school in its pedagogical relations with the faculty, staff, students, and parents of the school.
• To reflect the values of servant and collaborative leadership.
• To facilitate the success of the school’s pedagogical program in consultation with faculty leadership and the School Administrator.

Qualities
Our new Faculty Chair is a dynamic leader who brings joy, enthusiasm, and warmth to his or her role. With a strong passion for Waldorf education as well as a commitment to working out of Anthroposophy, our new Faculty Chair demonstrates a thorough understanding of child development according to Waldorf principles.
Our new Faculty Chair possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, and a talent for servant and collaborative leadership in alignment with the school’s republican consensus model. He or she is able to identify, prioritize, and delegate so that the time and energy of the faculty and the organization are best serving the school’s strategic goals.
Our new Faculty Chair consistently inspires, encourages, and motivates those with whom he or she comes into contact, and possesses strong team-building skills. He or she is accessible and approachable, deals with people in a welcoming and engaging way, and leads by example and active involvement in the life of the school. This person is responsive and non-reactive, and leads with a balance of inspiration and discipline, vision and practicality.
The Faculty Chair is hired by, reports to, and is supervised by the School Administrator.

Preferred Experience
• Fully trained Waldorf teacher with significant classroom experience
• Experience in mentoring and evaluating teachers in a Waldorf school
• Experience in human resources management
• Bachelors Degree or foreign equivalent required

Applications
Candidates are requested to submit:
1. a letter articulating why the candidate believes he or she is best suited for the position
2. a resumé
3. Contact information for 3 professional references

to Sue Levine, School Administrator at sue.levine@waldorfpeninsula.org
The application deadline is February 1, 2015.

For more information on this position please see this document.

 

High School Coordinator

Position Summary
• To work from the Waldorf pedagogical perspective to promote and implement the school’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals.
• To represent the school in its administrative relations with the faculty, staff, students, and parents of the school.
• To reflect the values of servant and collaborative leadership.
• To facilitate the success of the school’s pedagogical program in consultation with the Faculty Chair and School Administrator.

Qualities
Our new HIGH SCHOOL COORDINATOR is a servant leader who brings joy, enthusiasm, and warmth to his or her role. He or she has a strong passion for Waldorf education as well as a commitment to learning about and working out of Anthroposophy.

Our new HIGH SCHOOL COORDINATOR possesses excellent professional written and oral communication, project management, managerial and technical skills, as well as a talent for collaboration. He or she is able to multitask, and thrives in a changeable environment.

Our new HIGH SCHOOL COORDINATOR consistently inspires, encourages, and motivates those with whom he or she comes into contact, and possesses strong team-building skills. He or she is accessible and approachable, deals with people in a welcoming and engaging way, and leads by example and active involvement in the life of the school. This person is responsive and non-reactive, and works from a balance of inspiration and discipline, vision and practicality.

Preferred Experience
• Previous experience in office and/or team management
• Strong technical skills in word processing, spreadsheet creation and database entry and reporting
• Experience in human resources management
• Bachelors Degree or foreign equivalent required
• Waldorf training and teaching experience is a strong plus.

Applications
Candidates are requested to submit:
1. a letter articulating why the candidate believes he or she is best suited for the position
2. a resumé
3. Contact information for 3 professional references

to HR@waldorfpeninsula.org.

The application deadline is March 30, 2015.

 

Lead Nursery Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking to hire an inspired Lead Early Childhood Teacher who is passionate about the young child and Waldorf Education for the fall of 2015. We are revitalizing our long established program through licensing our Nursery School and Kindergarten classes, expanding to a full-day kindergarten and increasing the number of parent-child classes. We hope to add a mixed-age classroom (ages 3 to 6) mid-year to meet the growing demand. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in joining our experienced faculty as we continue to grow and develop our program to meet the needs of children and families in Silicon Valley.
Our ideal candidate:
- holds a Waldorf Teacher Training certificate
- meets the qualifications of a childcare center director in California.
- has experience in a licensed childcare program
- holds a bachelor’s degree
- has Waldorf early childhood teaching experience, preferably within a mixed-age classroom and/or working with preschool students
- is skilled in team building, collaboration with parents and colleagues, public speaking, storytelling, parent & community education.
Intercultural proficiency and / or speaking foreign languages is a plus.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography with the subject line stating “Lead Early Childhood Teacher” to HR@waldorfpeninsula.org. The deadline is March 30, 2015.

 

Early Childhood Faculty and Staff

We are 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 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. The teachers and staff are responsible for the care and the development of up to ten children at one time, ages 2 years, 9 months through 6 years of age. Specific duties are based on positions.

We are currently seeking individuals who qualify as a childcare center director. Qualifications include the 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
— 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.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating its 31st year 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.