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.

 

BUSINESS MANAGER

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with both cash and accrual accounting methods
  • Experience in small business management; nonprofit experience desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office (Excel) and database management (Achieve)
  • Ability to take direction and work independently to produce reports as requested
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to balance many and complex tasks to completion
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate and enforce collection policies

 Responsibilities

  • Manage A/R, A/P, Payroll, taxes
  • Develop annual budget and conduct financial analysis
  • Seek opportunities to be efficient in the budget
  • Identify gaps in financial procedures and recommend solutions
  • Monitor essential timelines and ensure deadlines are met (timely tax reports, insurance renewals etc)
  • Present clear and factual information to employees, the Board and other clients
  • Maintain employee files including employment forms
  • Track accrual and use of employee benefits
  • Complete new hire paperwork with new employees
  • Audit hourly timesheets in preparation for payroll
  • Attend meetings: Admin, Board, Finance Committee, Tuition Assistance
  • Increase familiarity with Waldorf education

Applicants please send a cover letter, resume and three references to the contact information listed below.

 

ENROLLMENT AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

20 hours per week/ 42 weeks per year, weighted to the needs of the job

SUMMARY

Enrollment: The coordination of the enrollment process from initial contact to the child beginning at the school

Outreach:  The presentation of the school to the public through a variety of mediums: mail, posters, advertisements, tabling, email, and website

Retention: Planning the continuing education and inspiration of our clients so that they see the value of a Waldorf education through 8th grade and maintain continual enrollment

DUTIES:

 Enrollment

  • Fields calls, emails, and walk-ins from prospective parents, describing programs, Waldorf education, tuition adjustment, and admissions procedures
  • Updates, creates, gets printed and assembles admissions materials, including brochures, inquiry packets, letters (notification of enrollment season, wait pool, no thank you),etc
  • Sets up and leads tours and/or individual appointments and participates in Q&A sessions
  • Oversees and follows established enrollment procedures with attention to maximizing the enrollment while building the strength of the school. Seeks families who value Waldorf education, have the financial means to support the true costs of the education, and plan to enroll their child(ren) through eighth grade.
  • Coordinates the parent/teacher interviews and follows up to insure completion. Obtains referrals/ grades/information from former teachers/schools where age appropriate.  Tracks progress and completion and monitors a timely process.
  • Seeks new ideas for smoother enrollment process.  Maintains an enrollment and unenrollment tracker system to insure all steps are completed.
  • Develops enrollment deadlines for both priority students (existing students in good standing and wait pool families) and new student enrollment during enrollment season
  • Recommends and gains support from the faculty for dates for Open Houses , Morning Roses, group and individual tours and other enrollment events
  • Communicates with inquiring families in a variety of mediums (letters, emails, in person) about events, visiting opportunities, parent education, festivals and events, and enrollment deadlines.
  • Schedules, facilitates, sets up rooms and prepares materials for New Parent Orientation in August.  Sets 2 dates, one evening and one morning to maximize attendance opportunities.  Tracks the attendance and invites families who miss the opportunity to the following year’s orientation.
  • Oversees summer camp enrollment if and when a program becomes available.
  • Produces data and reports related to enrollment including reports to Board/ AWSNA. This helps the school track trends and plan for future enrollment.  Keeps a spreadsheet of inquiries, enrollments, withdrawals and reason, applications sent out, etc. in a month-by-month format.  Includes annual summaries for each year.

Outreach

  • Creates targeted marketing strategies to bring public on site for appropriate festivals and events.
  • Seeks new opportunities to share the school to parents who may value our services.
  • Writes and submits press releases to local publications in a timely manner for festivals, tours, talks and other events open to the public at the school
  • Designs and works with the local newspapers to schedule, design and update advertisements for enrollment activities and summer programs
  • Schedules, sets up and staffs tables and booths at public events to increase awareness of WSMC in general and specific programs.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and staff and plans, markets and staffs on site events designed to provide information about the school to our guests
  • Maintains mailing list of individuals and groups interested in knowing about events and festivals at our school, including  inquiries, siblings, former students, day care directors, etc. for targeted mail and email communications
  • Develops new sections of website, updates WSMC website with dates and descriptions of tours, events and select parent communications. Updates information about the school, curriculum, and programs.. Responsible for overall maintenance of website.
  • Develops, updates, and maintains an overall look and feel (fonts, layout) of important WSMC documents (letterhead, newsletter and other promotional communications). Trains staff and faculty members on their proper use.
  • Creates copy, designs and procures artwork/photos for and produces promotional materials for school festivals, open houses and events. This may include posters, postcards, tickets, invitations, boards, etc.
  • Helps to develop enrollment materials that present a consistent  look for the school and exhibit a professional approach to marketing materials
  • Purchases hospitality supplies for tours, open houses, teacher meeting, etc. manages, loans and ensures safe and timely return of hospitality supplies

Retention

  • Creates a Retention Plan with the Faculty that includes opportunities for enrolled families to experience and appreciate the richness and depth of this education
  • Plans 1 – 2 general retention events per year – Open House,  Waldorf 101, or Walk through the Grades each year and markets the value and importance to our families
  • Insures that parent meetings and parent education opportunities include the benefits of continued enrollment through the 8th
  • Creates a Middle School promotional event for students in the 4th or 5th grade with the faculty specifically to highlight the academic strength of the middle school years

 Committees/ Meetings : Admin Staff, ECE, Board (4 x per year approx), Faculty ( 12 x per year approx)

 

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.

GRADES & EARLY CHILDHOOD SUBSTITUTES

$15-$20/hr.

Part-time hours as needed.

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

 

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.

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.

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