Chicago Waldorf School - Open Job Postings

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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 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 includes 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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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.   (posted 8/17/15)
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Assistant Art Teacher – Long-Term Temp             

The Chicago Waldorf School is looking for a long-term temporary Assistant Art Teacher for three (3) Art Blocks; Landscape Painting, Veil Painting, and Portrait Painting. We are looking for someone who is available for any or all of these blocks.

The blocks run as follows:
     -  Landscape Painting   September 9-October 30      Tuesday-Friday    10:45am-12:20pm
     -  Veil Painting               November 3-December 17    Tuesday-Friday     1:55pm - 3:30pm
     -  Portrait Painting         January 5-February 19         Tuesday-Friday    10:45am-12:20pm

Duties:
The Assistant Art Teacher would help the Lead Art Teacher with distributing supplies, maintaining order, guiding student focus on directed activities in an Art classroom. As well as other duties assigned by the Lead Teacher.

To Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.  Candidates with knowledge of Waldorf education and/or the Chicago Waldorf School community are encouraged to apply.  (posted 8/17/15)

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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High School Girls Basketball Coach 2015-2016

The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a qualified High School girls basketball coach to start in October through mid-February. Candidate should have High School or equivalent coaching experience and the ability to lead a team of high school girls. Positive role model and skill building along with the ability to work one on one and the whole team is a must. Send resume and cover letter to Alex Boshell, aboshell@chicagowaldorf.org. (posted 8/1/15)
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Middle School Flag Football Coach

The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a qualified Middle School Flag Football coach to start in October through November. Candidate should have Middle School or equivalent coaching experience and the ability to lead a team of middle school boys and girls. Positive role model and skill building along with the ability to work one on one and with a big group is a must. Send resume and cover letter to Alex Boshell, aboshell@chicagowaldorf.org. (posted 8/1/15)
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Part-time After Care Lead Teacher 2015-2016

Purpose and Scope of Job:
The After Care Lead Teacher is a dedicated, energetic teacher with an understanding of the Waldorf curriculum. Essentials for the program are: proven ability to care for children from early childhood through the early grades (ages 3.5 through 11) including daily arranging of a healthy snack, coordination of outdoor play time, and homework supervision for older participants. 

The After Care Lead 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/or has three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience.

Hours for the position are 3:00-6:30 pm, Monday through Friday, for the 2015-2016 school year. Send resume and cover letter 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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Evening Main Office Manager

Purpose:  The primary purpose of this job is to provide administrative support to the Chicago Waldorf School program and the Main Office Manager. This position:

  1. Is responsible for providing administrative support to the Main Office Manager and performs secretarial, clerical and administrative duties under the general supervision of the Main Office Manager.
  2. Enables the administrative staff to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. Is responsible for opening and locking Main Office front door for all school related evening events and managing incoming calls and communication.

Scope:  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. The position is part of the Administrative Team of the Chicago Waldorf School and must be able to work together with other employees to help the school fulfill its mission.

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

Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities

  1. Provide administrative and clerical support to Administrative Director, Main Office Manager and other staff as needed.
  2. Convey a positive impression of the Chicago Waldorf School.
  3. Administer basic first aid to injured students.
  4. Communicate changes in attendance (early dismissals, tardies, etc.) with Grade School and High School Office Managers.
  5. 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.
  6. Monitor School entrance and maintain visitor sign-in.
  7. Answer and transfer phone calls and provide basic information whenever possible.
  8. Provide information regarding school activities in the evening, including sports and afterschool events.
  9. Provide Xerox and Mailing support to teachers and staff on a minimal basis.
  10. Deliver mail and packages to individual mailboxes whenever possible.
  11. Help maintain the watering and pruning of plants and water fountain.
  12. Support database and other electronic and hard-copy filing systems. Organize, maintain and file accurate records.
  13. Integrate new technology, resources, policies and procedures as required.
  14. Process purchase requests and monitor expenditures.
  15. Support Main Office Manager in maintaining a clean and organized work space.
  16. Be able to multi-task and provide efficient and accurate support to students, parents, teachers, and staff in a fast-paced environment.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  2. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with staff, students, parents, faculty and the public with tact and courtesy.
  3. Must possess the ability to work successfully in a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  4. Must provide excellent customer service and possess superior verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Ability to work with accuracy.
  6. Must be skillful in exercising judgment with regards to interpersonal communications and have the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work situations.
  7. 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.
  8. Demonstrated reliability and dependability.
  9. Experience in working with budgets and supply ordering.
  10. First Aid/CPR experience is preferred.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two (2) years of clerical/secretarial/administrative support experience in a professional office setting.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in using Blackbaud’s Education Edge database.

Physical Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. It is necessary to be able to remain stationary about 90% of the time.
  3. Occasionally must move supplies and equipment, weighing up to 30 pounds, up and down three flights of stairs.
  4. Constantly operates computer and other office machinery.

Hours/Schedule: Part-time position.  September – June

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.

Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

All job descriptions are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves and or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

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 Park Assistant Teacher 2015-2016

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a Grade School Park Assistant Teacher for its growing, urban campus.

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.

The ideal candidate has completed or is in the process of completing Waldorf teacher training and/or has three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience. Please send resume and cover letter 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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Kinder Lyre Teacher for 1st & 2nd grades, 2015-2016

Job Description:
The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Kinder Lyre Teacher for the 1st and 2nd grades for the 2015-16 school year. The Lyre Teacher works closely with the 1st and 2nd grade class teachers, the music program coordinator, and the grade school level to create a grade-appropriate music experience that is in keeping with the school’s mission, core values, program goals, and educational philosophy.

The ideal candidate is Waldorf teacher certified and has at least 2 years successful experience teaching kinder lyre to 1st and 2nd graders in a Waldorf school. Candidates must be a musician and knowledgeable in Waldorf music and early grades principles. Depending on level of experience, the new Kinder Lyre Teacher may be asked to work regularly over the summer (and periodically during the school year) with the outgoing teacher, and perhaps also attend a Waldorf lyre conference in August.

The Kinder Lyre Teacher is responsible for deepening his/her understanding of Anthroposophy, Steiner’s principles of child development, and the Waldorf kinder lyre and music curriculum.

Classes are in 40 minute periods and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:00.

We will be reviewing candidates immediately. Send letter of introduction and resume to Sylvie Desouches, music program coordinator, at the Chicago Waldorf School at 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 Quartermaster Position for 2015-2016

Job Description:
1)  Keep inventory of camping equipment stored in camping garage. This includes tents, stoves, cooking utensils, tarps, canopies, etc. Help move/store equipment as needed.
2)  Recommend upgrades/replacements for equipment.
3)  Prepare tents and associated gear for major camping events: High School Maine trip (September), 
High School camping trip (late September), Grade School camping trips (late spring)
4)  Provide recovery of equipment after major trips (in the following week of a given trip). For example, make sure tents get dried out and are clean before storing; re-organize bins containing utensils, lamps, etc.; purchase new batteries, towels, etc. (All school-related purchases will be reimbursed.)

Hours/Time Allotment:
1)  Allow 4 hours for initial orientation to the job.
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Approximately twelve hours before and after each major trip. (72 hours total.)
3)  An additional 20 hours for other duties listed above.

To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter 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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Seeking Part-Time Piano Accompanist for 2015-16

The Chicago Waldorf School is seeking a skilled pianist to accompany school choruses and eurythmy classes. Hours are part-time, over several days a week, and during the school day. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in the piano classics and some experience as an accompanist, preferably of choirs or vocalists. Additionally, candidates should have a certain level of ability to sight read and improvise or interpret creatively. Repertoire for eurythmy classes comes from Western classical piano music and will also include some improvisation. Repertoire for the choruses ranges from madrigals to musical theater, choral classics to arrangements of pop music. Ability to learn music across several staves of music for the choruses will be stressed.

Send letter of introduction and resume to Sylvie Desouches, music program coordinator, at the Chicago Waldorf School at 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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High School Mathematics Teacher 2015-2016

Purpose and Scope of Job: The High School Mathematics teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the Mathematics program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee, and the College of Teachers. 

The High School Mathematics teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area, having the ability and skills to teach mathematics competently at the High School level. Familiarity with technology and an interest in teaching science and/or basic technology is desirable.

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.  

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.
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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