Employment

Now in our 42nd year, the Waldorf School of Mendocino County offers an authentic Waldorf program, a dedicated College of Teachers, an experienced faculty, and a supportive Board, staff, and parent community. We are centrally located between Rudolf Steiner College in the Sacramento area and the rich offerings provided in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We have been recognized as a full AWSNA member since 1990.

Mendocino County maintains its rural flavor, yet offers a uniquely cultural and progressive experience, as only Northern California can. The greater community provides an excellent junior college, a rich mixture of performance and visual arts, organic and biodynamic agriculture, farmer’s markets and organic restaurants and shops. Vineyards, redwoods, and the nearby Pacific Coast make this is a great place to raise a family.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits including tuition remission, mentoring and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.

The following are currently open positions.

ENROLLMENT AND OUTREACH/MARKETING COORDINATOR

WSMC seeks an Administrative staff member to join our collaborative team.

Essential skills include:
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Computer skills: MS Word and Excel, Database experience
– Familiarity with basic graphic design
– Attention to detail
– Ability to follow directions accurately
– Flexibility and creativity

Candidates with the following background are strongly encouraged to apply:
– A Baccalaureate degree
– Experience in Marketing
– Experience with Waldorf education

WSMC staff enjoys a healthy, fun working environment that is flexible and challenging. This is work you can feel good about and offers advancement potential.

A full job description can be read here: Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator 12.2015

Training begins in January.
This is an hourly position. Wage is DOE, $12 – $18/hour. Includes prorated tuition remission for qualified children.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Spring Senerchia: admin@mendocinowaldorf.org.

 

FIRST GRADE TEACHER

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County is seeking a First Grade teacher for 2016/17.
Next year WSMC will be in our second year of combined grade classrooms, which are finding to be successful. This job is an excellent opportunity to start slowly and build with this class, which will be full of eager First Grade students in 2016/17. The next year (2017/18), they will be rejoined by their friends from Kindergarten and the class will begin their combined grade journey through the grades as Class 1/2. We have experienced teachers able to provide sample curriculum and to mentor and support the First Grade teacher in combined class teaching.

Our Faculty and Administration have an excellent working relationship and you will be contributing in a way that really matters.
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.

The full job description can be read here:  Grades Teacher Job Description

We offer a competitive salary and benefits including tuition remission, mentoring and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Spring Senerchia: admin@mendocinowaldorf.org.

 

TEMPORARY OFFICE/STAFF SUPPORT

This position is flexible and may continue and/or grow. The requirements are a helpful and positive attitude and dependability. Please speak with Ms. Senerchia for more details.
To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interest and availability to: admin@mendocinowaldorf.org

 

MENTOR FOR CLASS TEACHERS

Working out of Anthroposophy, the Mentor’s primary responsibility is to support each lead teacher and specialty teacher in delivering a high quality Waldorf curriculum. S/he oversees mentoring, evaluation, reporting, and on-going teacher education to ensure that all teachers are receiving the support they need to be successful in their teaching responsibilities.

Part-time hours, approximately 250 hours during the 15/16 school year. Flexible to your schedule. Ideal for teachers on a sabbatical or wanting part-time work. Pay is $40/hour. Housing is available for those who would like to come for a couple of days at a time from afar.

Please email letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to: admin@mendocinowaldorf.org. No phone calls please.

 

KINDERCARE PROVIDER

Do you love children? Are you looking for part time work or a way to be involved with the Waldorf School of Mendocino County? This part-time job is a wonderful opportunity!

Responsibilities

Provide daily after school care for Early Childhood (Preschool and/or Kindergarten).

Plans and carries out daily activities appropriate to Kindercare, which may include rest time, snack, outdoor & indoor play.

Ensures the health and welfare of each child. Maintains and keeps accessible emergency and pick-up information for each child as provided by office. Ensures all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed relative to the children in aftercare.

Maintains accurate attendance records for Kindercare participants, turning them in to the office daily.

Cleans and locks room used for aftercare at the end of the day. May be responsible for securing the campus and setting the alarm system if last to leave campus.

Maintains professional conduct and appearance 

Preferred Qualifications

Must meet California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements for Fully Qualified Teacher

  • Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education
  • Prior experience as childcare provider
  • Child Development Education units as required by law (to substitute in our   licensed program)
  • A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

Hours

Monday – Thursday, 1:00pm – 5:45pm OR Monday – Thursday 4:30 – 5:45pm

 

GRADES & EARLY CHILDHOOD SUBSTITUTES

$15-$20/hr.

Part-time hours as needed.

Waldorf training or other experience with Waldorf education and teaching preferred.

PARENT and CHILD COURSE TEACHER

Seeking an experienced Parent and Child teacher to lead our Roots and Shoots parent child program.   Ideal candidate is familiar with Waldorf parent child course offerings, comfortable hosting and leading a group of children and adults, excited to share age appropriate parenting advice and support new parents.  In the past this course was offered 2-3 times per year for up to 10 weeks, and meets once per week at WSMC.   Parents attend with children ages 12 months to 3 years old.  With proper guidance this program offering could grow to include prenatal and newborn age groups.

HOW TO APPLY

For all positions, please send requested documents to:

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County

Hiring Committee

PO Box 349

Calpella, CA 95418

You may also email your letter of interest, resume, and references to admin@mendocinowaldorf.org, or fax them to (707) 485-7335.

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