Career Opportunities2023-09-08T13:49:28-07:00

SIERRA WALDORF CAREERS

Situated in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, Sierra Waldorf School is fully accredited by AWSNA [Association of Waldorf Schools of North America] and WECAN [Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America], serving 130 students from early childhood through eighth grade. Our parents are invested in their children’s education and in the school, bringing great enthusiasm and energy to any project. We have an experienced, dedicated faculty who share a strong commitment to mentoring and working out of Anthroposophy. 

Our beautiful campus is nestled in the historic Rawhide Valley within a short drive to Yosemite National Park, many state parks, two ski resorts, and an abundance of local hiking trails. 

After School Caregiver2023-08-11T06:23:16-07:00

Sierra Waldorf School was established in 1989 and has an Early Childhood program through 8th grade.  Our program takes a holistic and developmentally appropriate approach to education. This position runs the duration of the school year, 8-25 hours per week including time for mentoring and training. Fingerprinting, and a TB test are part of the hiring process.

Job Title: After School Caregiver 

Job Classification: Non-exempt, part-time, hourly 

Summary: 

Sierra Waldorf School was established in 1989 and has an Early Childhood program through 8th grade. Our program takes a holistic and developmentally appropriate approach to education. This position runs the duration of the school year, 8-25 hours per week including time for mentoring and training. All new hires would need to learn and utilize Waldorf Educational practices. This position includes fingerprinting, background checks, and a TB test are required before hire.. 

Reports to: After School Care Director 

Supervisory Responsibilities: none 

Duties/responsibilities: 

When required, duties in the program may include the following tasks: 

Watch and observe children 

Maintain a safe environment 

Checking children in and out of program 

Creating, and preparing age appropriate activities, and crafts 

Preparing inside and/or outside area for snack 

Maintaining healthy and appropriate rules and guidelines to keep children safe 

Maintaining healthy communication with children, staff, parents and teachers 

Attend weekly staff meetings 

Wear appropriate clothing 

Classroom sanitation 

Assist in closing duties and/or completing closing duties 

Maintaining appropriate ratios of children to caregiver 

Maintaining safety of children, staff and families. 

Required Skills/abilities: 

Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills 

Ability to work as part of a team and take direction with flexibility 

Ability to work independently with children and with groups of children

Reliable work ethic 

Promptness 

Record keeping skills 

Attend all training sessions and implement skills on the job 

Learn about Waldorf philosophy 

Ability to maintain confidentiality 

Continuing education 

A love for teaching and the ability to build a trusting relationship with students, parents and colleagues 

Education and experience: 

Experience working with and supervising children. 

ECE units preferred 

CPR and Mandated reporter certification ( Provided by the school) 

Physical requirements: 

The ability to lift 50lbs. 

The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces. 

The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations. 

Ability to work outside in hot, windy and or cold, rainy weather. 

The ability to physically run and move swiftly to maintain safety 

Time, weeks/year 

Part time during the school year and part-time summer hours 

Compensation and benefits 

$17.50 – 20.50 hour DOE

If interested, send your resume including 3 references to [email protected], please include the job title and your name in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from earnest applicants. 

First Grade Teacher2024-01-31T15:45:42-07:00

First Grade Teacher for the 2024/25 School Year

Sierra Waldorf is pleased to announce the position for our first grade teacher set to begin for the 2024/25 school year!

The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and completed Waldorf teacher training.

Purpose and Scope of Job: The grades class teacher is responsible for planning the daily, weekly and block rhythms of the year. These plans are developed in accordance with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and in light of the needs of the class. The grades class teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development, and seeking out new materials for their teaching.  Teachers commit to faculty responsibilities, including participation in weekly faculty meetings, grades mentoring group, and committee service.

Benefits include:  Step increases per 4 years of service, honorarium gift per 8 years of service, retirement plan, student remission(s), and professional development opportunities.

To apply please email a cover letter, resume, copy of transcript(s), and three letters of reference to [email protected]

Upper Grades Spanish Teacher2023-08-11T06:22:08-07:00

Job Title:  Spanish Upper Grades Teacher

Job Classification:  Part time hourly

Summary: The Upper Grades Spanish Specialty teacher leads and instructs individual classes at Sierra Waldorf School.

Reports to: Faculty and Specialty Mentor, specific Admin questions

Supervisory Responsibilities: only students under care.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Instructing upper grades classes 4-8th, 2-3 hours per class per week.
  • Weekly mentoring with Lower Grades Spanish for program continuity 
  • Meeting weekly for 1 hour with Specialty mentoring group.
  • 3 hours weekly for class preparation 
  • Faculty Meeting Participation 1 hour weekly.
  • Yard Duty: 1 periods weekly
  • 20 summer prep hours
  • Training and membership Waldorf Spanish Teachers Association
  • Write up a Year End report per class describing core content of the program provided and how it meets the child of that age/dev.cycle.

Required Skills & Abilities:

Spanish as native language or high level fluency with deep cultural experience/knowledge.

Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills

Holds students without the presence of the class teacher

Manages the behavior of students

Classroom management skills

Ability to work independently

Promptness

Record keeping skills 

Ability to maintain confidentiality 

A love for teaching and the ability to build a trusting relationship with students and colleagues

Mentor with specialty teacher group for disciplinary techniques and specifics per student 

Report to teacher when action was needed/taken with a student

Desired Skills & Abilities:

Experience working with and supervising children. Experience teaching Spanish to school age children.

Experience/willingness to create and facilitate Spanish festivals, class plays/poetic recitations, other inspired events.

Desired Education and Experience: 

Ongoing self-development with focus on Waldorf approaches to child development, games, other curriculum based activities.

Physical Requirements:

The ability to lift 25lbs.

The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.

The ability to see and respond to emergency situations.

Time and wage, weeks/year:

Spanish Upper Grades: Part Time hourly w/ expectation of review for next year’s program

  • 1:2 prep/hr.
  • 13 hours/wk @$25 (12,650k)
  • Student Contact Hours: 6 (3 hrs each for 6 and 7/8)
  • Mentoring Hours: 2
  • Prep: 3
  • Faculty Meeting Hours: 1
  • Yard Duty Hours: 1
  • 20 summer prep hours
  • 12 hours Certifications
  • 6 hours reports (3 hours per class, curriculum, progress, individual)
  • Training and membership Waldorf Spanish Teachers Association
  • $500 program budget

If interested, please send a letter of interest and your resume to [email protected].

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