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.

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Annual Fund Director 

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking an Annual Fund Director for its growing, urban campus. 

Purpose and Scope of Job: The Annual Fund Director will report directly to the Administrative Director and will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Development Committee, Administration and College of Teachers. Fundraising events are organized through the Development Committee and the Annual Fund Director will work closely with this group on development-related projects. The Annual Fund Director will also work with both the Marketing/Communications and the Enrollment staff as a member of the Administrative Management Team.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities: 

Lead, plan and manage a comprehensive development program which focusses on annual giving and includes an alumni program, endowment, planned giving, grant management, and prospect giving cultivation.
Manage the preparation and quality control of all development publications, including oversight of Development letters and brochures, Annual Report, development of campaign publications, stewardship materials, and any other materials relating to school fundraising.
Manage all gift processing, reporting requirements, Raiser’s Edge database, record maintenance, and related infrastructure that ensure appropriate and timely acknowledgment of donors.
Serve as the lead staff member on the Development Committee.
Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with existing individual, foundation and corporate funding sources. 
Work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies of the school, including parents, grandparents, friends, alumni, faculty, staff, the College of Teachers and the Board of Trustees.  This would also include development-related networks beyond the immediate school community.
Lead the alumni council development and relationship management activities.
Support of the development and execution of a long term capital campaign to support the acquisition of the Chicago Waldorf School permanent campus.
Educate the CWS community regarding institutional advancement and development.
Work with and support Board committees, including the Development Committee, Committee on Trustees and others as assigned by the Administrative Director
Perform other duties as directed.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A Bachelor’s degree and five or more years of progressively more responsible fundraising experience.
Direct experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding of individuals for gifts.
Familiarity with multi-faceted campaign planning, implementation and management.
Proficiency in using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge.
Ability to deal effectively with and represent the school to a wide range of groups and individuals.
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to be self-directed, handle multiple tasks and priorities, solve problems and demonstrate leadership skills within a team environment.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Strong, detail-oriented organizational and planning skills.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to: recruitment@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. The salary range for the position is $35,000 to $55,000 and the school also offers a competitive benefit package including full tuition remission.

 

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Main Office Manager

Purpose and Scope of Job:  The primary purpose of this job is to provide administrative support to the Chicago Waldorf School program and the Administrative Director. This position is one of the front-line employees in the school. Employee must be able to manage a multi-faceted environment with multiple priorities from many different people including the faculty, staff, trustees, students, parents and vendors. 

Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities:

This position functions independently much of the time and is expected to exercise good judgment on issues, questions and problems that arise.

Provide administrative and clerical support to the Administrative Director and Board of Trustees Chairperson
Convey a positive impression of the Chicago Waldorf School
Administer basic first aid to injured students
Record and communicate daily attendance (early dismissals, tardies, absences etc.) with Grade School and High School Office Managers
Maintain a safe environment and be keenly aware of any students that remain in the building after hours.  Contact parents for pick-up whenever possible
Monitor School entrance and maintain visitor sign-in
Answer and transfer phone calls and provide basic information whenever possible
Provide information regarding school activities in the evening, including sports and afterschool events
Maintain publication of Master Calendar for website
Oversee bus scheduling and reservations
Serve as liaison to operational administrative vendors including but not limited to picture day service, bus service, IT, Xerox, USPS, deliveries, security, cleaning and pest control
Provide Xerox and Mailing support to teachers and staff
Deliver mail and packages to individual mailboxes
Help maintain the watering and pruning of plants and water fountain
Support database and other electronic and hard-copy filing systems. Organize, maintain and file accurate records
Integrate new technology, resources, policies and procedures as required
Process purchase requests and monitor expenditures. Order and maintain office supplies for the Main Office
The Main Office Manager may accompany the Administrative Director to selected Board related meetings which will include evenings and weekends
Take minutes of all Board-related meetings; type, distribute, maintain in an organized manner
Responsible for crucial confidential data.  Expected to exercise sound judgment on issues that arise
Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Afternoon Main Office Manager/Receptionist, Evening Main Office Manager

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of clerical/secretarial/administrative support experience in a professional office setting
Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with staff, students, parents, faculty and the public with tact and courtesy
Must provide excellent customer service and possess superior verbal and written communication skills
Must possess the ability to work successfully in a multi-faceted and fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
Must be skillful in exercising judgment with regards to interpersonal communications and have the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work situations
Must be willing and able to maintain confidentiality of all information regarding employee communications and personal matters, staff records, faculty records, student records and personal matters
Demonstrated reliability and dependability
Experience in working with budgets and supply ordering
First Aid/CPR experience is preferred


Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Five (5) years of full time administrative assistant work experience in an educational institution
Demonstrate proficiency in using Blackbaud’s Education Edge database


Physical Requirements:
With or without accommodation, employee in this position needs to move about inside the office, located on the first floor of the west wing of the main building
It is necessary to be able to remain stationary about 90% of the time
Occasionally must move supplies and equipment, weighing up to 30 pounds up and down three flights of stairs
Constantly operates computer and other office machinery
Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to: recruitment@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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Part-time Parent Child Lead Teacher 2014-2015

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a part-time Parent Child lead teacher for its growing, urban campus. 

Purpose and Scope of Job: The Parent Child teacher holds overall responsibility for the life of each of his/her classes.  This includes parent education, supporting parents in observing and caring for how the children develop; planning and leading appropriate activities for the parents and children in the classes; and caring for the classroom; planning the daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms of the class according to the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and the needs s/he sees in his/her particular class; communication with parents and parent education; and caring for the classroom and other early childhood areas.

The Parent Child Lead 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.  Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to: recruitment@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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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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Grade School Parks Assistant 2014-2015

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a part-time Grade School Parks Assistant for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Purpose and Scope of Job: The Grade School Park Assistant allows the Class Teachers in grades 1-3 to have assistance and support in walking their students to the park, and in helping with their needs while at the park. An additional goal of the assistant is to allow the teachers more flexibility with the outdoor time for their classes in the afternoon.  The park assistant will also help with the transition time after school in front of the building by helping with pick-up time and after-school supervision until 3:15pm.  The assistant is shared by the Class Teachers in grades 1-3.

All the teachers will work together to determine their specific needs for the park assistant.  They will communicate daily afternoon plans with the park assistant.  The grade school chair will bring any changes in park assistant duties to the Management Team for consideration and approval.

Hours: Monday through Friday 12:45pm-3:15pm  

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@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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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