Chicago Waldorf School - Open Job Postings

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The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking faculty and staff members for its growing, urban campuses--which includes a new Early Childhood Center opened in Lincoln Square in 2015. The main campus is located in the diverse and vibrant Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States.

The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of over 365 students. Our full grades curriculum includes German, Spanish, gardening, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, movement and an international exchange program. Our educational support program provides developmental support, extra lessons and therapeutic eurythmy. The school is committed to supporting our faculty through a strong mentoring program and funded professional development opportunities.
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HERE ARE THE CURRENT OPEN LISTED POSITIONS:
 

Parent-Child/Pre-K Lead Teacher & Early Childhood Level Chair for 2016-2017

This position is split 50%/50% between two responsibilities: Teaching & Level Chair. 

TEACHING: The Parent-Child/Early Childhood Lead Teacher caretakes the life of his/her class that will be either in the Parent-Child Program or a mixed age (3-4 yrs) Early Childhood class. They are responsible for: observing and caring for how the children develop; parent education (supporting parents in learning about child development and parenting practices); leading appropriate activities for the growth of the class; planning the daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms of the class according to the principles of Waldorf pedagogy; managing the needs of his/her particular class; communication with parents; and caring for the classroom facilities and other early childhood areas. The Lead Teacher is also responsible for deepening his/her understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for his/her teaching.

LEVEL CHAIR: The Early Childhood Chairperson is responsible to, and is a member of, the College of Teachers. The Early Childhood Level Chair is delegated the following areas of responsibility:

Leadership
- Serve as an ex-officio voting member of the Management Team
- Perceive what is needed in the level as a whole--both for the short term and long term--and oversee appropriate responses and actions
- Guide and oversee the level's program development in light of the school's mission, vision and strategic plan
- Provide facilitation of activities and communication between the two Early Childhood campuses

Management
- Organize weekly level meetings to provide a forum for discussion and timely decision-making. This involves working with meeting facilitators and other faculty to create the agendas. It also includes being a conduit for communication from both the Management Team and College of Teachers, to the level faculty.
- Attend College of Teachers meetings and make sure that issues affecting the level are addressed as needed.
- Collaborate with and coordinate functions of the school with the Administrative Director and Level Chairs.
- Work with Teacher Development Committee in mentoring and evaluation of level faculty.
- Work with Faculty/Staff Recruitment Committee to ensure preparations and follow-up for new candidate visits.
- Periodically visit classrooms and maintain contact with level faculty to manage issues of morale, well-being, trouble-shot problems, etc.
- Uphold school-wide working agreements, standards of professionalism, school policies and procedures among the level faculty.
- Oversee the level budgeting process and monitor spending of allocated resources. This includes approving spending requests, reimbursement requests and time-cards for part time employees.
- Help coordinate admission events such as interviews, observations, school tours and open houses.

Communication
- Be ready to speak as the voice of the Early Childhood program. Respond to parent concerns that have not found resolution through parent contact with level faculty. Maintain impartiality. Respond to “civility” and “authority” issues and other educational issues. See that all such meetings are properly documented and filed.
- Represent the level at All-School Parent Evenings, back-to-school assemblies, and other all-school functions that require such representation.

Requirements, Compensation and Amenities
The ideal candidate will have, at minimum, an undergraduate degree, completed Waldorf teacher training and demonstrated successful Waldorf teaching experience. Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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Early Childhood Lead Teacher 2016-2017

The Early Childhood Lead Teacher is responsible for the life of his/her mixed age (3-6 yrs) early childhood class. This includes observing and caring for how the children develop, planning and leading appropriate activities for the growth of the class, caretaking the daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms of the class according to the principles of Waldorf pedagogy, and attending to the needs s/he sees in his/her particular class; this includes communication with parents, parent education opportunities, and caring for the classroom and other early childhood area facilities. Lead teachers are also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support of their teaching.

Requirements, Compensation and Amenities
The ideal candidate will have at minimum an undergraduate degree and has completed Waldorf teacher training and has successful Waldorf teaching experience. The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher 2016-2017

The Early Childhood assistant works closely with, and is guided by, the lead teacher of the class. During the morning, the lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher. Lunch and nap assistants supervise a group of ten or fewer children for the afternoon program according to the guidelines established by the lead teacher. In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class. The assistant teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support of their teaching.

Requirements
The ideal candidate has completed--or is in the process of completing--Waldorf teacher training and has three years successful Waldorf assistant or lead teaching experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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High School Art Teacher 2016-2017

The high school art teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area.  Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is expertise and teaching experience in visual arts, including painting and drawing.

The high school art teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the arts program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers. High school faculty members are expected to pursue professional development that deepens their understanding of Anthroposophy, and expands their knowledge of child development. They are charged with the ongoing mission to seek out and develop new materials and pedagogical practices for teaching.

Requirements
The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and/or has three years of successful Waldorf teaching experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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German Subject Teacher 2016-2017

The German teacher offers a field of expertise that strengthens and balances the growth of the child. Teachers are expected to permeate their subject area with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy. Subject teachers, such as the German Teacher, work in close collaboration with class teachers to support the developmental curriculum and the needs of each particular class.

The German teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the German program with guidance and support from the World Language Department, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers. The German teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy and child development and for seeking out new materials for their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and/or has three years of successful Waldorf teaching experience.  

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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High School Humanities Teacher 2016-2017

The high school humanities teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area. Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is expertise and teaching experience in literature and/or history.

The high school humanities teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the Humanities program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers. The high school teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for their teaching. The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience. The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 403B pension program, full tuition remission, and funds for on-going professional development. The salary is commensurate with experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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Substitute Teachers 2015-2016

Chicago Waldorf School is looking for qualified substitutes teachers and administrative subs for the 2015-2016 academic year. Substitute teachers will be asked to maintain order in the classroom, take attendance and follow lesson plans provided by the faculty. Admin subs will be asked to answer phones, take messages, and provide any necessary administrative support to faculty on an as needed basis.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org. In the subject line please indicate your interest in subbing and which of the following levels you are interested in subbing in (PC/EC, GS, HS and/or Admin). Candidates with knowledge of Waldorf education and/or the Chicago Waldorf School community are encouraged to apply. If you have an area of expertise such as science, math, humanities or foreign language, please let us know.
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Part-time Bus Driver

Parents/Grandparents/Friends looking for part-time work driving our fantastic students to sporting events and field trips?  We are looking for a part-time or on-call bus driver to drive the school's bus.  You will drive students to CWS sporting events and field trips and will be paid for your time.  Is this for you or someone you know?  The average need is between 8-12 hours per week.

Necessary Qualifications: The right person for this position will possess a valid Class C CDL license with passenger endorsement, will have a clean driving record, and will pass a background check with flying colors.  Experience with children is preferred.

If you meet the above qualifications or are interested in pursuing the steps to meet the requirements to be our school's bus driver, please forward a cover letter and resume to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

 

Thank you for your interest in our school, and please return to check this webpage periodically as positions do come open on a regular basis throughout the year.

 

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school via our Main Office at 773.465.2662