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--the main campus (newly relocated in 2018) is in the diverse and vibrant Andersonville neighborhood; and our Early Childhood Center, opened in Lincoln Square in 2015. Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS).

Our school first opened in 1974 and has established itself as one of the largest Waldorf schools in the Midwest with an annual total enrollment of over 365 students. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It also provides a comprehensive Waldorf education for students in Grades 1 – 12. The curriculum includes signature studies in German, Spanish, gardening, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, movement as well as block-based studies in the Humanities, Math & Sciences. The High School features an active Student Exchange Program which brings international students into our school and sends Sophmores and Juniors to study at Waldorf schools in Colombia, Germany, and other countries throughout the world. Our learning support program provides developmental support, learning assessments and therapeutic eurythmy for students. The school is committed to supporting our faculty through a strong mentoring program and funded professional development opportunities.

Current Openings:

 

SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST for 2018-2019

The School Receptionist is the first point of contact for students, parents, faculty, staff and visitors to the school. As the "face" of the school the receptionist should be welcoming, personable, helpful and able to represent the school in a professional and friendly manner. In addition it is essential for this role that the person is organized, able to multitask, works flexibly and has a "can do" approach to work, as no two days are the same. The receptionist is also required to assist the Main Office Manager with various administrative tasks, requiring a good level of IT skills. They must be able to manage a multi-faceted environment with multiple priorities from various people (including the students, faculty, staff, parents and vendors). The Receptionist is a member of the Administration of the Chicago Waldorf School who works together with other employees to help the school fulfill its mission.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To welcome visitors and respond to telephone and email enquiries in a helpful and constructive manner, so that appropriate actions are taken in a timely manner.
- Ensure the safety and security of the school at all times, make sure that the Main Entrance doors are locked and entry to the premises is controlled. Ensure that all visitors sign in and take a visitor badge where necessary.
- Provide administrative support to the Main Office Manager and perform clerical and administrative duties under the general supervision of the Main Office Manager.
- Enable the administrative staff to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
- Experience working collaboratively with staff, students, parents, faculty and the public.
- Must provide customer service with tact and courtesy, and offer excellent verbal/written communication skills.
- Possess the ability to work successfully in a multi-faceted and fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work with accuracy, reliability and dependability.
- Excellent judgment in terms of interpersonal communications skills and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work situations.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding employee communications of personal matters, and staff / faculty / student records.
- Experience in working with budgets and supply ordering.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Two years of clerical/secretarial/administrative support experience in a professional office setting.
- Proficiency in using Blackbaud’s Education Edge database.
- First Aid/CPR experience

COMPENSATION & AMENITIES:
Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary offered is commensurate with experience (range is $30,000-$35,000).

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 (see full details at bottom of this page). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org
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High School OFFICE MANAGER for 2018-2019

The HS Office Manager maintains administrative support in the High School. They must be able to manage a multi-faceted environment with multiple priorities from various people (including the High School faculty, staff, trustees, students, parents and vendors). The HS Office Manager is a member of the Administration of the Chicago Waldorf School who works together with other employees to help the school fulfill its mission. The HS Office Manager:

- Is responsible for the efficient operation of the High School Office.
- Performs administrative duties under the general supervision of the High School Chairperson.
- Enables the HS Chair, HS Faculty and Administrative Director to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Associate’s Degree and two years of clerical/secretarial/administrative support experience in a professional office setting.
- Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with staff, students, parents, faculty and the public.
- Must provide customer service with tact and courtesy, and offer excellent verbal/written communication skills.
- Possess the ability to work successfully in a multi-faceted and fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work with accuracy, reliability and dependability.
- Excellent judgment in terms of interpersonal communications skills and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work situations.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding employee communications of personal matters, and staff / faculty / student records.
- Experience in working with budgets and supply ordering.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Five (5) years of full time administrative assistant work experience in an educational institution.
- Proficiency in using Blackbaud’s Education Edge database.
- First Aid/CPR experience.

COMPENSATION & AMENITIES:
Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary offered is commensurate with experience (range is $30,000-$35,000).

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 (see full details at bottom of this page). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org
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SCHOOL COUNSELOR & Student Services Director

The School Counselor provides services to all students, with a focus on High School. The hours for this full-time position are 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. The position requires that they:

- Lead and supervise the whole-school Student Services Programming.
- Identify and support students, families and school systems to overcome barriers that interfere with learning through the use of assessment, counseling, consultation, coordination of school and community resources, and program development.
- Utilize knowledge of human development, behavior, social, cultural and community influences to help create a positive learning climate following Waldorf Core Principals.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers, parents and administration to develop and implement targeted goals and interventions in order to ensure that students’ educational needs are met in all school settings.
- Serve as a member of multi-disciplinary Student Support team and provide case management services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide leadership and supervision for creation and implementation of whole-school Student Services programming to ensure efficacy, efficiency and quality.
- Develop and monitor Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) which include: accommodations, goals, progress evaluation, and recommendations for service, communication and follow-up with students, families and faculty.
- Interpret and implement recommendations of Neuropsychological Evaluations and Reports, as indicated.
- Interpret and implement recommendations of Speech-Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and other Specialized Services Evaluations and Reports, as indicated.
- Describe Neuropsychological, Therapeutic, and Special Services terminology in practical terms to support daily lesson planning and hands-on teaching for each student.
- Collaborate with faculty to manage and implement a social emotional health curriculum and programming as approved by the College of Teachers.
- Provide individual and small group work to students with specific accommodations that are outside of faculty scope within the classroom.
- Provide individual and group counseling for students.
- Refer to and collaborate with external service organizations and resources.
- Ensure student records are maintained as per state and federal guidelines.
- Facilitate/lead professional development for faculty; social emotional education for parents.
- Identify learning accommodations that are outside the scope of faculty within the classroom.
- Teach (limited) classes on wellness topics.
- Provide support to community and/or crisis management in the event a need arises.
- Report twice annually to College of Teachers on current state of Student Services, and on its development in relation to its strategic goals.

EDUCATION / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in School Counseling, Social Work, or related field required.
Professional License required (either Professional Educator License or LCSW or LMFT)

COMPENSATION & AMENITIES:
Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 403B pension program, full tuition remission, paid time off and funds for on-going professional development. The salary offered 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 (see full details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org
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Part-time Parent-Child LEAD TEACHER for 2018-2019

The Parent-Child teacher holds overall responsibility for "the life and energy" of each of his/her classes. This includes providing 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. The Parent-Child teacher plans the daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms of the class according to the principles of Waldorf pedagogy. They respond to the needs that arise in each particular class; The teacher will lead active communications with parents as well as provide in-class--and external resources for--parent education. They care for the classroom and also manage other areas in the early childhood program.

The Parent-Child Lead teacher is responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, their knowledge of child development and for seeking out new materials for their teaching.

The ideal candidate will have at least an undergraduate degree, have completed Waldorf teacher training and have successful Waldorf teaching experience.

COMPENSATION & AMENITIES:
Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary offered 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 (see full details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org
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Part-time Aftercare LEAD TEACHER for 2018-2019

The Early Childhood Aftercare Lead Teacher is a dedicated, energetic teacher with an understanding of Waldorf curriculum. Essentials for the program include: demonstrating a proven ability to care for early childhood children (ages 3.5 through 7.) The Aftercare Lead Teacher prepares a daily healthy snack, developmentally appropriate craft activities, and opportunities for free play. They keep the Aftercare space tidy, coordinate outdoor play time as well as collaborate with an Assistant. They also coordinate with the Grade School Aftercare Lead teacher and perform cleanup/kitchen duties every evening before leaving.

The Early Childhood Aftercare Lead Teacher is responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, their knowledge of child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support their teaching. The Aftercare Teacher will be supervised by the Early Childhood and Grade School Chairs and will have regular check-ins about the program’s progress.

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.

HOURS / TIME COMMITMENT:
Hours for the position are 2:30-6:00pm, Monday through Friday, for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

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 (see full details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org
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Middle and High School Pedagogical EURYTHMY TEACHER for 2018-2019

We are currently seeking a pedagogical eurythmist, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a Middle and High School teaching position for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ideal candidate would commit to a full-time teaching position, but we are also open to hiring either a part-time or a visiting block teacher.

The Chicago Waldorf School has a well-established eurythmy program. The right candidate will work collaboratively with a eurythmy colleague who teaches in the lower grades. 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, the 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 has three years successful Waldorf teaching experience, especially at the High School level.

COMPENSATION & AMENITIES:
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 offered 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 (see full details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org
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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 & Non-Discrimination Policy

The Chicago Waldorf School values the diversity of our talented students, faculty and staff and seeks to support the inclusion of people with different backgrounds to strengthen our school community and reflect the rich complexity of the city of Chicago. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to the characteristics mentioned in our Anti-Discrimination Policy (below) or any 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.

CWS Anti-Discrimination Policy
Chicago Waldorf School prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender or gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, disability, or any other category which is protected under applicable local, state or federal law in its admissions, financial assistance and educational policies.    
(policy updated and ratified by the Board of Trustees on October 25, 2016)
     

 

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's Main Office at 773.465.2662