Employment Opportunities

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.

 

Current Open Positions

First Grade Teacher

The Waldorf School of San Diego is seeking a full-time First Grade Teacher on our lower school
campus. The first grade teacher under the Grades 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.

This position is an exempt, full-time with benefits. 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 rhythms and routines is essential qualities for this position. The First Grade
Teacher position is well suited for someone with strong leadership capacities who has an interest
in teaching and Waldorf Education.

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 July 1, 2023.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfsandiego.org
with their name and “First Grade Teacher” in the subject line.

Full Time Position: High School Art

The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) High School is seeking an experienced high
school art teacher with strong leadership capacities.  We welcome resumes for the ’23 –
’24 school year.  WSSD High School is a continuation of our well-established lower
schools (Kindergarten and Grades) in the larger San Diego area. Our campus is located
in a culturally diverse urban setting of City Heights that is within walking distance of the
lower school campus and within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean.  The faculty works
collaboratively, and all of our full-time teachers are fully trained in Waldorf Education.

WSSD High School is looking for a high school art teacher with prior Waldorf teaching
experience to join our faculty.  The fine arts and performing arts live strongly in the
student body.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor’s degree and certification in
Waldorf education, have significant teaching experience at a Waldorf High School and
have demonstrated leadership or other professional skills. This individual will be ready
to teach their own specialties within the broad Waldorf art curriculum and oversee our
entire art department, including several part-time specialist art instructors. 

We offer a salary with increments for training and experience, tuition remission, a health
care plan, and 401K with matching contribution for full-time faculty.  Please send your
resume and a letter of interest to hr@waldorfsandiego.org and include contact
information for your references.

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. 

Job Summary: 

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).  

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • 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. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • 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.  

Skill-Sets 

  • 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.

All interested candidates should submit your letter of interest and resume to rdavis@waldorfsandiego.org.

Parent-Child Class Teacher

 

Parent-Child classes provide an opportunity for parents to learn about Waldorf pedagogy and to apply these principles in their homes.  Classes also provide opportunities for adult socialization and support.  Young students will enjoy joyful circle-time experiences that support healthy development as well as opportunities for imaginative play and socialization.  The  Parent-Child class teacher will be responsible for coordinating the play activities in class for children ages 1-3 yrs old. Activities include imaginative play, circle time, and storytime. The teacher also provides craft activities and parenting study topics for the parents. Candidate must have completed Waldorf Early Childhood training or possess extended experience teaching Parent-Child or Early Childhood classes in an accredited Waldorf School or homecare setting.  This teacher will work closely with, and be supported by colleagues, to provide a specific curriculum geared towards encouraging healthy movements for children and healthy parenting tools for adults.
 
 
Minimum hours 4 per week.  Classes are in demand and opportunities for growth are expected.
 
Contact Mary Carmichael at mcarmichael@waldorfsandiego.org for more information about this important and inspiring employment opportunity.