Chicago Waldorf School - Open Job Postings

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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.
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HERE ARE THE CURRENT OPEN LISTED POSITIONS:
 

Full Time EARLY CHILDHOOD LEVEL CHAIR for 2016-2017

The Chicago Waldorf School operates two early childhood campuses; one at the Main Campus in Rogers Park and now also in the newly opened Lincoln Square Early Childhood Center, located in the bustling Lincoln Square neighborhood. The Early Childhood (EC) Level Chair position is delegated by the College of Teachers and the Administrative Director with the following areas of responsibility:

LEADERSHIP:
•   Guide and oversee the EC program's development in service to the CWS mission, vision and strategic plans.
•   Serve as an ex-officio voting member of the Management Team.
•   Periodically solicit and review impulses living within the Early Childhood Level faculty.  Provide space and opportunity for full discussion/implementation.
•   Perceive what is needed in the level as a whole, for both the short term and long term, and oversee appropriate responses/actions.
•   Help build enrollment in Early Childhood programs to full capacity to ensure full first grade classes.
•   Help build the Parent-Child Program to full capacity to ensure full enrollment in the Early Childhood classes.
•   Help maximize retention of Early Childhood students within the program and in the transition to first grade.
•   Support a strong and robust communication plan for the parents.

MANAGEMENT:
•   Organize the weekly level meeting to provide a forum for discussion and timely decision-making. This involves working with the meeting facilitator and other faculty to create an agenda. It also includes being a conduit for communication from the Management Team and College of Teachers to the level faculty.
•   Attend College meetings and make sure that issues affecting the level are addressed as needed.
•   Collaborate and coordinate functions of the school with the Administrative Director and Level Chairs.
•   Work with Teacher Development Committee in areas of mentoring and evaluation of level faculty.
•   Work with Faculty/Staff Recruitment Committee to ensure preparation for, and follow-up to, new candidate visits.
•   Maintain contact with level faculty on general well-being, problems, needs, etc.  Periodically visit classrooms.
•   Uphold school-wide working agreements, standards of professionalism, school policies and procedures among the level faculty.
•   Oversee the level budgeting process and monitor spending of allocated resources. This includes approving spending requests, reimbursement requests and time-cards for part time employees.
•   Coordinate the level calendar with the school master calendar.
•   Coordinate and support both EC campuses.
•   Guide the WECAN Renewal of Membership Process and the EC portion of AWSNA Reaccreditation.
•   Coordinate and lead outreach events for Early Childhood faculty.
•   Coordinate and lead parent education with the Early Childhood faculty.
•   Coordinate admission events such as interviews, observations, playgroups, school tours and open houses. Coordinate classroom visits by prospective parents.
•   Participate on the Enrollment Committee and Marketing Committee regarding admissions outreach and marketing materials and strategies.

Requirements, Compensation and Amenities
The Early Childhood Chairperson is responsible to the College of Teachers and is a member of the College of Teachers. The ideal candidate will have, at minimum, an undergraduate degree, completed Waldorf teacher training and demonstrated successful Waldorf teaching experience. Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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PARENT-CHILD LEAD TEACHER for 2016-2017

The Parent-Child Lead Teacher holds overall responsibility for the life and viability of his/her classes. This includes 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 teacher is responsible for 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. Lead teachers also provide communication with parents and create parent education opportunities; as well as caring for the other early childhood areas as well.

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

Requirements, Compensation and Amenities
The ideal candidate will have at minimum an undergraduate degree and has completed Waldorf teacher training and has successful Waldorf teaching experience. The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

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

Requirements
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:  recruitment@chicagowaldorf.org.
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High School ART TEACHER for 2016-2017

The high school art teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area.  Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is expertise and teaching experience in visual arts, including painting and drawing.

The high school art teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the arts program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers. High school faculty members are expected to pursue professional development that deepens their understanding of Anthroposophy, and expands their knowledge of child development. They are charged with the ongoing mission to seek out and develop new materials and pedagogical practices for teaching.

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

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