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

Grade 1 Class Teacher

WSSD is welcoming applications for a full-time Grade 1 Class Teacher starting in the 2022-23 school year. We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school.

Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators, as well as the parent community, to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and positive and effective classroom management. All Class Teachers are expected to have a history of strong, positive communication skills with parents and colleagues, to demonstrate professionalism and healthy boundaries, and to convey warmth and joy.

Qualified applicants will have completed at least an undergraduate degree and a Waldorf class teacher training, and have previous experience as a Waldorf class teacher. They will also have an unflagging devotion to children, a strong commitment to Waldorf Education, continuous professional development, and dedication to excellence in teaching, and a commitment to developing strong, collaborative working relationships with colleagues, parents, and the wider community.

Waldorf School of San Diego was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA and WASC. We serve about 250 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on two campuses in a culturally diverse urban setting within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, and Woodwork, Outdoor Education, Spanish, French, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Benefits offered include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, tuition remission, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including emails and phone numbers (in PDF format only) to communications@waldorfsandiego.org


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.

Administrative Assistant:

Reports To: Administrator 

Under the Administrator, the Faculty/Administrative Support is responsible for providing various supports to the San Diego Waldorf School’s administrative and faculty team as needed. Primary duties include supporting the Administrator directly with incoming and outgoing communications, managing various calendars, scheduling and supporting events, liaison between faculty and business office, minute taking, employee COVID testing, and various other duties as needed. 

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

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.

Grades Classroom Assistant

The Waldorf School of San Diego is seeking a Classroom Assistant to support our Grades classrooms for the 2021/22 school year. The assistant supports the lead teacher in a variety of ways — helping the teacher during Main Lesson, working with children one on one or in small groups as well as filing student work and preparing for painting classes. Our ideal candidates will have some knowledge of Waldorf education and experience working with children. This is an hourly position starting at $15.00/hour from 15 to 25 hours a week.

Please send a letter of intent to our Teacher Search Committee via communications@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.