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

Position: Store Manager (Snake & Lily School Store)

Reports to: Administrator

Under the Administrator, the Store Manager is responsible for the overall management of the school store, to
include to enhancing customer satisfaction, meet sales and profitability goals and manage staff effectively.


● Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, and analyzing
● Identifies current and future customer requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual
customers to understand service requirements.
● Ensures availability of merchandise and services by approving contracts.
● Formulates pricing policies by reviewing merchandising activities, determining additional needed
sales promotions, and authorizing clearance sales.
● Markets merchandise by studying advertising, sales promotion, and display plans.
● Secures merchandise by implementing security systems and measures.
● Works with Pedagogy to determine curricular support products to carry in the store.
● Protects employees and customers by providing a safe and clean store environment.
● Maintains the stability and reputation of the store by complying with legal requirements.
● Determines marketing strategy changes by reviewing operating and financial statements and
departmental sales records.
● Leads operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program procedures.
● Manages all facets of volunteer opportunities in the store
● Other duties as assigned by the Administrator.


● Excellent written and verbal/interpersonal communications skills
● Ability to lead, motivate/mentor, communicate, and generally interact with people in a positive way
● Professional, energetic and positive attitude
● Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
● Ability to analyze results, plan for the future, make good decisions, and take responsibility
● Strong retail business acumen
● Working knowledge of PC Windows applications
● Flexible scheduling availability; reliable transportation


● Degree (or equivalent) (preferred)
● Experience working with POS systems
● Experience with Shopify or equivalent system
● Experience working collaboratively and courteously as an effective team member (required)


● Repetitive finger, hand, & wrist motion
● Other physical requirements involve walking, stair climbing, lifting, stretching, bending, etc.
throughout a regular workday
● Must be able to stand for long periods of time (up to 9 hours) on the sales floor
● Must be able to move and/or lift to 25 pounds.
● Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs up to 50lbs

Compensation: $20/hour
Availability: Part-time


Reports To: Administrator 

Under the Administrator, the Bookkeeper will work as a liaison between the school and our outscored financial group and will be responsible to record financial transactions, including posting information to accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, purchase orders and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.

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

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 ’22 – ’23 school year.  Our continually growing high school is entering its 14th year with 62 students.  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 generous starting 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 office@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).  


  • 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.  


  • 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.