Work at the Waldorf School of San Diego
The Waldorf School of San Diego is a thriving educational community serving students from early childhood through twelfth grade. If you are looking to join a Waldorf school with a highly respected faculty and staff that enjoys the support of dedicated, loving families, please get in touch with us! The Waldorf School of San Diego is committed to increasing and supporting diversity in all of its forms in employment and in our programs. If interested email us at HR@waldorfsandiego.org. Please include a letter of intent addressing why you wish to be employed at The Waldorf School of San Diego, references, and your resume.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
WSSD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.
Current Open Positions
High School Education Support Teacher
The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) High School is seeking a part-time, positive and committed Education Support Teacher to join our loving and dedicated High School team. Our continually growing high school is entering its 15th year with 52 students. WSSD High School is supported by a well established lower school as well as two younger schools in the larger San Diego area. Our campus is located in a culturally diverse urban setting that is within walking distance of the lower school campus and within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean.
Support teachers work closely with other High School teachers and families to provide a warm, supportive and safe school experience for our students in the High School. This position is an hourly, part-time school year position of less than 15 classes per week. A candidate with ed support experience and with Waldorf training/experience is desired but not required. We are looking for someone who can start in September 2023. The ideal candidate will have a supportive nature and also possess a warm authority with the students. Flexibility as well as an ability to maintain rhythms and routines are essential qualities for this position. The support teacher position is well suited for someone with strong leadership capacities who has an interest in teaching and Waldorf Education.
● 1 to 3 years relevant experience
● First Aid Training, CPR Training (WSSD offers these trainings)
$35 – $50 per class
Submit an Application:
To apply, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “HS Humanities Teacher” in the subject line of the email.
The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) is seeking a positive and committed Grades Assistant
to join our loving and dedicated Grades team. This Grades Assistant is responsible for supporting
the Grades Teacher in the care and supervision of the children in the grades program. Following
the direction of the Grades Teacher, the Grades Assistant will help create a warm and caring
environment that supports the healthy development of the young child, fosters a positive sense of
wellbeing, and that complements the morning program. The Grades Assistant works
collaboratively with faculty and staff to uphold the values and policies of WSSD.
We are looking for someone who is responsible and loving to nurture and care for the social,
emotional, and physical needs of the children. If you have an understanding of Waldorf
education, good communication skills with other teachers, you may be the one to join our
community. This is a part-time position for approximately 33.8 weeks a year.
- Experience preferred working with young school children (Waldorf preferred)
- Experience in gardening, handwork, music, games and movement preferred
- First Aid Training, CPR Training (WSSD offers these trainings)
This position is a non-exempt part-time position not eligible for benefits, with the exception of sick leave as per the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Salary range $17.00 per hour
Start date August 2023
Extra Lesson/Education Support Teacher
The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) is seeking a positive and committed Extra Lesson/Education Support Teacher to join our loving and dedicated team. This teacher will perform first-grade ready, grade 2 and grade 5 annual screenings, works one on one and in small groups to support needs of students and teachers; and identifies and meets the needs of all students through differentiated methods and screenings, and collaboration with teachers, families, and administration. They are an active member of the school Care Group, annually reviewing, assessing, and planning the current and future academic or other needs of the students.
We are looking for someone who is responsible and loving to nurture and care for the social, emotional, and physical needs of the children. If you have an understanding of Waldorf education, good communication skills with parents and other teachers, experience working with children in a similar environment. This is a part-time position for approximately 33.8 weeks a year less than 30 hours per week.
- BA or BS required
- Experience in a learning support role and teaching grade school-age students preferred
- Experience with tutoring and/or classroom teaching
- Trained in Extra Lesson or Waldorf-inspired remedial support training
- Waldorf Teaching Certificate and/or Waldorf experience preferred
This position is a non-exempt part-time position not eligible for benefits, with the exception of sick leave as per the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
$27 to $32 per hour
Start date August 2023
Submit an Application:
To apply, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, resume and references to email@example.com and include “Extra Lesson/Education Support Teacher” in the subject line of the email.
Lead Kindergarten Teacher
The Waldorf School of San Diego is seeking a full-time Early Childhood (EC) Lead Kindergarten Teacher on our lower school campus. The EC Lead Kindergarten Teacher, under the EC Chair, will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential.
The ideal candidate will have a loving and playful nature and also possess a warm authority with the children. Flexibility as well as an ability to maintain healthy rhythms are essential qualities for this position. The EC Lead Kindergarten Teacher position is well suited for someone with strong leadership capacities who has experience working with young children in a Waldorf classroom or program.
Candidates MUST possess a B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited institution and have a Waldorf Teaching credential.
We are looking for someone who can start on or around August 2023.
$54,006 – $63,306 annually (BOE). This position is exempt, full-time with benefits.
Submit an application:
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and “EC Lead Kindergarten Teacher” in the subject line.
Director of Development
Reports To: Waldorf School Board of Directors
The Waldorf School of San Diego is located in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. The school’s mission is to awaken each student’s capacity for love of learning, for independent thinking, and for heartfelt service to the world. This mission and the education we offer, embody our core principles of valuing humanity, equality, community, and freedom. At Waldorf, we are guided by our understanding of human development. We strive to have our student population representative of San Diego’s diversity; to welcome a community of students, parents, and teachers committed to the principles of social inclusiveness and environmental stewardship. Our vision is the development of the whole human being. Our goals are: life-long love of learning, independent, creative thinking, service to the world, active environmental stewardship, moral maturity and self-esteem with a balanced perspective on life, through immersion in the arts, science, and humanities.
The Director of Development will design and implement a fund development strategy to provide for the short- and long-term needs of the organization. You will identify opportunities for donors to create meaning in their lives by connecting to our mission. You will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective individuals, corporations, and foundations. Your success will be the ability to influence and persuade others by understanding their individual needs and motivations to the organization’s goals. While working closely with the Board of Directors and the Administrator, you will be responsible for meeting annual revenue goals and diversifying our funding sources (e.g. operating, endowment, capital campaign).
- Invest time in understanding the culture of Waldorf School.
- Work with the Administrator and Board of Directors to determine the funding priorities of the organization.
- Create a three-year funding strategic plan that is diverse and set goals that will include short and long-term goals. This will include a longer-term goal of establishing an endowment and estate gift planning strategy and a capital campaign for the growth of the school. Create a budget according to these goals.
- Maintains a database, such as Salesforce, of current and potential donors including corporations, foundations, and individuals. Generate dashboard reports.
- Identify and cultivate donor relationships that include opportunities for the Administrator, board members, and other staff to engage with donors.
- Produce relevant and informative fundraising literature for distribution to targeted donors and the public.
- Research potential sources of, and apply for, private grants and government funding.
- Ensure reconciliation of donation financial reports and proper use of donor-restricted funds.
- Evaluate fundraising events for maximum benefit to the organization and attendees.
- Mentor students that can participate in donor visits with the director.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Demonstrate experience and participate in creating and influencing marketing, including social media.
- Oversee the fund development volunteers, office and staff.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Development, Marketing/Communications or similar field preferred or a combination of college and work experience.
- Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, a plus.
- At least 10 years of progressive experience in nonprofit or academic leadership development.
- Operating, Endowment and Capital Campaign experience.
- Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated well-honed interpersonal skills.
- A proactive approach to work and daily activities.
- A track record of inspiring donors and colleagues; raising at least $2M annually.
- Knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that favor charitable giving.
- Success bringing visibility to an organization; MAR/COM and public relations experience.
- Passion for promoting the Arts.
- Flexibility in your schedule to attend evening and weekend events.
$80,000 – $125,000 annual (BOE)
All interested candidates should submit your letter of interest and resume to email@example.com.
Parent-Child Class Teacher