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.

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

Grade One 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.

 

 
Qualifications
  • Candidates MUST possess a B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited institution and have a Waldorf Teaching credential.
 
Pay range:

$56,167 – $62,000 annual based on experience

Availability:

We are looking for someone who can start on or around July 1, 2024.

Submit an Application

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

Early Childhood (EC) Lead Teacher

The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) is seeking a positive and committed Lead Kindergarten Teacher to join our loving and dedicated EC team. We are looking for a warm-hearted and responsible teacher to nurture and care for the social, emotional, and physical needs of the children age 4-6. Our Early Childhood program has two nursery classes, three Kindergarten classes as well as a Parent-Child Program.  We encourage qualified candidates to please consider joining our Waldorf community here in beautiful San Diego where we honor each child’s journey through our gentle and nurturing approach.

 

 
Qualifications
  • Must possess a B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited institution
  • Waldorf Teacher Certificate completed or in progress
  • 1 to 3 years relevant experience
  • MUST have completed 12 ECE units, (or 6 completed with 6 in progress); we cannot consider applicants without ECE units.
  • First Aid Training, CPR Training (WSSD offers these trainings)
 
Pay range:

$54,006 – $63,306 annual based on experience

Availability:

We are looking for someone who can start in our current school year.

About Our School

WSSD 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. We are guided by our understanding of human development as well as our desire to create a community of students, parents, and teachers committed to the principles of social inclusiveness and environmental stewardship. 

The Waldorf School of San Diego is in its 43rd year in service to the community and serves children from Nursery through 12th grade. If you are looking to join a Waldorf school with a highly respected team of employees 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. 

Submit an Application

To apply, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, resume  and references to hr@waldorfsandiego.org and include “Early Childhood Lead Teacher Position” in the subject line of the email.

High School (HS) Humanities Teacher

The Waldorf School of San Diego (WSSD) is seeking a positive and committed HS Humanities Teacher to join our loving and dedicated HS team for the 24/25 school year. The HS Humanities teacher is responsible for preparing lesson plans and educating students. The duties include assigning homework, grading tests, and documenting progress. The HS Humanities teacher must be able to command their classroom and reach students with an engaging project-based curriculum. The HS Humanities teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential and accomplish the learning goals of humanities.

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 and competence in completing weekly billing paperwork, you may be the one to join our community.  This is a full-time position for approximately 33.8 weeks a year.

 

 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and commitment to fulfill Waldorf Teacher training to begin by the third year of employment if not certified Waldorf Teacher.
  • Prior teaching experience highly preferred.
  • Specialized training in teaching secondary school-aged children is preferred.
  • First Aid Training, CPR Training (WSSD offers these trainings)
 
Benefits:

This is an exempt position.  Benefits available include 100% tuition remission for any of your children attending WSSD, paid medical coverage for you, and optional medical coverage available for your dependents at your expense.  Dental coverage is available for you and your dependents at your expense.  You are eligible to participate in the company’s 401(k) retirement plan after completing the 90-day probationary period.

Sick leave as per the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

 
Salary range:

$54,006 – $63,306 annually

 
Availability:


Start date August 2024

 
Submit an Application:

To apply, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, resume and references to hr@waldorfsandiego.org and include “HS Humanities Teacher” in the subject line of the email. 

Grades Assistant

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.

Qualifications:
  • 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)
 
Benefits:

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

Availability:

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.

Qualifications:
  • 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
 
Benefits:

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:

$27 to $32 per hour

Availability:

Start date August 2023

Submit an Application:

To apply, please email a letter of interest, brief biography, resume and references to hr@waldorfsandiego.org 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.

Qualifications:

Candidates MUST possess a B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited institution and have a Waldorf Teaching credential.  

Availability:

We are looking for someone who can start on or around August 2023.

Salary Range:

$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 hr@waldorfsandiego.org with their name and “EC Lead Kindergarten Teacher” in the subject line.

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.
 
$25.96 – $30.44 per hour (BOE)
 
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.