Chicago Waldorf School - Open Job Postings

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.


MARKETING Outreach Director

This position is in the administration of the school. The Marketing Outreach Director assists with promoting the school and is responsible for the efficient operation of the school's Marketing Plan. The purpose and scope of the job includes:

Marketing Objectives
- Plan a diverse marketing strategy & coordinated outreach to targeted markets via broad range of advertising
- Execute targeted advertising opportunities
- Coordinate with volunteers, faculty, staff and external marketing vendors to manage initiatives

Position Metrics & Goals
- Close gap of enrollment in our early childhood program
- Increase new enrollment at non-traditional entry points
- Increase Tour & Orientation participation by defined rates
- Increase retention rates of existing students/families

Key Responsibilities:
Using the School’s strategic plan as a guide, provide vision, leadership, planning and management of a comprehensive marketing program, including content marketing, advertising, outreach and public relations, to strengthen the name recognition of Chicago Waldorf School and Waldorf education in Chicago, as well as to support enrollment, school events and festivals, programs and other institutional advancement goals, including:

- Collaborate with Communications Director to ensure consistency and utilization of messaging for all internal and external communications
- Collaborate with level chairs and faculty to develop opportunities for their participation in outreach events
- Manage the faculty outreach team’s support of content marketing activities
- Collaborate with colleagues to write, design and organize content for the school’s online presence.
- Manage and expand Chicago Waldorf School’s social media presence; measure impact, report results and make recommendations
- Facilitate workshops for faculty/staff to enhance and expand Chicago Waldorf School’s online content.
- Draft and submit announcements and press releases to media; develop relationships with local media representatives
- Attend and photograph/videotape on- and off-site events
- Maintain the photo library and create/maintain a video archive for the school
- Update and maintain all aspects of the and websites, improve search engine optimization and devise/measure strategies for driving online traffic to the websites
- Lead marketing initiatives based on relevant market research and emerging marketing strategies, test their effectiveness and report on their results
- Provide regular written reports on short- and long-term marketing objectives and tactics to Administrative Director and Board of Trustees Marketing Committee
- Conduct statistical analysis and research and interpret these statistics, when appropriate, to the administration, faculty, and board of directors
- Develop short-and long-term marketing goals and action plans for strategic planning purposes
- Participate and provide leadership, as needed, on relevant school committees including Marketing Committee
- Utilize marketing and communications recourses and outreach relationships with AWSNA, ISACS, LMAIS and other strategic alliances, including the media to support and enhance branding work
- Perform other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field.
- Minimum of three years’ experience in corporate or not-for-profit organizations.
- Demonstrated proficiency in design and layout software (In-Design, Photoshop), and HTML and other coding and web content management platforms.
- Facility working with multiple forms of media, especially for the Web.
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, students and the public.
- Demonstrated writing and verbal communication skills.
- Must possess the ability to work successfully in a multi-faceted and sometimes high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
- Creative project management experience.
- Willingness to embrace the Chicago Waldorf School, its pedagogical philosophy and the wider Waldorf education movement.
- Ability to represent the school and the education to a wide range of groups and individuals.
- Strong, detail oriented organization and planning skills.

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:


High School OFFICE MANAGER for 2016-2017

This position is in administrative support for the High School program. The HS Office Manager assists with all activities of the program and is responsible for the efficient operation of the High School Office. They perform administrative duties under the general supervision of the High School Chairperson. The HS Office Manager enables the High School Chairperson, High School Faculty and Administrative Director to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.

The HS Office Manager is one of the front-line employees in the High School program. She/he must be able to manage a multi-faceted environment with multiple priorities from many people including the High School faculty, staff, trustees, students, parents and vendors. The Office Manager must be able to work together with other employees to help the school fulfill its mission.

Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities:
The HS Office Manager is responsible to,
-  Maintain general office operations.
-  Convey a positive first impression of the Chicago Waldorf School.
-  Assist all school building operations and IT management through support of Building & Grounds Committee
-  Coordinate operational based vendor relationships.
-  Process purchase requests, monitor expenditures, produce monthly credit card reports with Finance Office.
-  Order and maintain office supplies for the High School teachers and classroom needs.
-  Coordinate plans for annual Service Learning Trips, Camping Trip, and High School Faculty Retreat.
-  Provide administrative and clerical support to the High School Chairperson and High School Faculty.
-  Develop, organize and coordinate forms for the High School program.
-  Schedule Parent/Teacher conferences.
-  Take, maintain and report daily attendance, tardy and detention records.
-  Organize, maintain and file accurate records.
-  Manage templates for block reports, two midterm reports and semester end-of-year student evaluations.
-  Oversee and process the fall and spring midterm and semester end-of-year student evaluation process.
-  Assist with setting high school schedule. Manage room calendars and online public calendar.
-  Attend and engage in weekly Administrative Staff and Full Faculty and Staff Meetings.
-  Take minutes of High School Faculty Meetings weekly; type, distribute, maintain in an organized manner.
-  Provide administrative support of all levels of faculty and staff recruitment.
-  Assist grade school and high school faculty substitution and coverage needs.
-  Responsible for crucial confidential data. Expected to exercise sound judgment on privacy issues that arise.
-  Support High School participation in school festivals including May Fair and Holiday Fair.
-  Other duties as assigned.

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.
-  Experience working collaboratively with tact and courtesy with staff, students, parents, faculty and the public.
-  Must possess excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills.
-  Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a multi-faceted, fast paced environment.
-  Ability to work with accuracy, reliability and dependability.
-  Excellent judgment in interpersonal communications. Flexibility/able to adapt to changing work situations.
-  Maintain confidentiality regarding employee communications in personal matters, faculty/staff/student records.
-  Experience in working with budgets and supply ordering.
-  First Aid/CPR experience is a plus.

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.
-  Experience in an educational institution.

Compensation and Amenities:
The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The position's 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:


Early Childhood ASSISTANT TEACHER for 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.

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:


SUBSTITUTE Teachers 2016-2017

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 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.

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


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