Chicago Waldorf School - Open Job Postings

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking faculty members for its growing, urban campus. Located in the diverse and vibrant Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, the 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 365 students. Our full grades curriculum includes German, Spanish, gardening, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, and movement and games. Our educational support program includes extra lesson and therapeutic eurythmy.  The school is committed to supporting our faculty through a strong mentoring and professional development program

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Second Grade Class Teacher 2015-2016

Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking 2nd Grade Class teacher for its growing, urban campus.

Purpose and Scope of Job: The grades class teacher is responsible for planning the daily, weekly and block rhythms of the year. These plans are developed in accordance with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and in light of the needs of the class. The grades class teacher is also responsible for deepening his/her understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for his/her teaching.

The ideal candidate will have at least an undergraduate degree and completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience. Please send resume and cover letter to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org

Compensation & Amenities: 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, 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.

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First Grade Class Teacher 2015-2016

Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking 1st Grade Class teacher for its growing, urban campus.

Purpose and Scope of Job: The grades class teacher is responsible for planning the daily, weekly and block rhythms of the year. These plans are developed in accordance with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and in light of the needs of the class.  The grades class teacher is also responsible for deepening his/her understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for his/her teaching.

The ideal candidate will have at least an undergraduate degree and completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience. Please send resume and cover letter to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org


Compensation & Amenities: 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, 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.

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Early Childhood Assistant

Purpose and Scope of Job: 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 early childhood assistant teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed or is in the process of completing Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience. Please send resume and cover letter to aramesh@chicagowaldorf.org.  

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.

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Communications Associate

Job Purpose and Scope: The Communications Associate supports the Marketing & Communications Director and Annual Fund Director in achieving the Chicago Waldorf School’s mission and operations by ensuring easy access to accurate and well documented paper and electronic information, and ensuring timely and complete communications with all CWS constituencies.

Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities
The Associate’s responsibilities will include:

Communications:
· Support school wide communications through editorial proofreading and copy-writing. The Associate will research, author and edit articles for the school’s community newsletters, institutional publications and social media posts
· Manage, build and edit publications and form templates in Adobe Creative Suite 6 (In-Design, Illustrator & Photoshop)
· Create and manage illustrations, photographs and art work including photo-finishing (color correcting, retouching, optimizing for web and print, etc.)
· Content manage/data input for school website and all school social media sites
· Catalogue and manage image bank archive and graphic files
· Work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies of the school, including parents, grandparents, friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and trustees. This includes development-related networks beyond the school community
· Complete office based operational tasks as assigned by the Annual Fund Director and Marketing & Communications Director

Data Collection and Analysis:
· Process gifts and gift acknowledgements for all donors
· Track gifts and generate reports for the administrative team
· Develop documentation of processes (design of queries and custom reports)
· Provide operational support for the Development Committee under the direction of the Annual Fund Director

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills
· Demonstrate proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 5 or 6
· Preferred proficiency in using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge or related fundraising database or a willingness to be trained in Raiser’s Edge
· Adept with web/blog site administration and content management (CMS) tools
· Experience posting to social media sites, management of social media content, including Facebook, Twitter as well as education blog sites and web forums
· Must work collaboratively with parents, staff, and faculty with tact and courtesy
· Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies
· Must possess the ability to work successfully in a multi-faceted and sometimes high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
· Have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least one (1) year of communications experience in a professional office setting

Salary  & Benefits: The current salary range for the position is $28,000 to $35,000. The school also offers a competitive benefits package, including full tuition remission.

Please send resume and cover letter to Alyson Ramesh   aramesh@chicagowaldorf.org.

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 the school’s policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law.

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Full-time Early Childhood and Grade School Pedagogical Eurythmy Teacher 2014-2015

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a full-time Early Childhood and Grade School Pedagogical Eurythmy teacher for its growing, urban campus. 

Purpose and Scope of Job: We are currently seeking a pedagogical eurythmist, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a full-time Early Childhood and Grade School teaching position for the 2014-2015.  Therapeutic Eurythmy experience is also strongly preferred.

The Chicago Waldorf School has a well-established eurythmy program and a strong commitment to both pedagogical and therapeutic eurythmy. The right candidate will work with our two eurythmy colleagues. We have two designated eurythmy rooms which feature sprung floors. We have an accomplished pianist to accompany all eurythmy classes in grades 1-12. Chicago’s rich cultural life includes many opportunities for deepening work in anthroposophy, including a Christian Community Church, Rudolf Steiner Branch, Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Center, and local anthroposophical doctors. Opportunities for artistic eurythmy work and professional development may be available.

The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience.  To complement our growing Educational Support department the ideal candidate also has Therapeutic Eurythmy 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. To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

Compensation and Amenities: The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package.  The salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

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Middle and High School Pedagogical Eurythmy Teacher 2014-2015

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a Middle and High School Pedagogical Eurythmy teacher for its growing, urban campus.  

Purpose and Scope of Job: We are currently seeking a pedagogical eurythmist, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a part-time Middle and High School teaching position for the 2014-2015.

The Chicago Waldorf School has a well-established eurythmy program and a strong commitment to both pedagogical and therapeutic eurythmy. The right candidate will work with our two eurythmy colleagues. We have two designated eurythmy rooms which feature sprung floors. We have an accomplished pianist to accompany all eurythmy classes in grades 1-12. Chicago’s rich cultural life includes many opportunities for deepening work in anthroposophy, including a Christian Community Church, Rudolf Steiner Branch, Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Center, and local anthroposophical doctors. Opportunities for artistic eurythmy work and professional development may be available.

The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years 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. To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

Compensation and Amenities: The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package.  The salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

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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.

 

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