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.

Current Openings


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

  1. Performs secretarial, clerical and administrative duties under the 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.

Scope of the Position-
The Evening Office Manager must be able to manage a multi-faceted work 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 who work together with other employees to help the school fulfill its mission.

 The person in this position functions independently much of the time and is expected to exercise good judgment on issues, questions and problems that arise. The position's primary responsibilities include:

  1. Maintain general office operations
  2. As an ambassador of the school, convey a positive impression of the Chicago Waldorf School
  3. Support the database and other electronic and hard-copy filing systems
  4. Integrate new technology, resources, policies and procedures as required
  5. Process purchase requests and monitor expenditures
  6. Provide administrative and clerical support to the Main Office Manager and administrative staff
  7. Support distribution of all school post-office mailings
  8. Organize, maintain and file accurate records
  9. Support the process and purchase requests and reconcile budget line items for the Main Office in an accurate and timely manner
  10. Prepare daily attendance and reports accurately
  11. Prepare and maintain attendance, tardy and detention records accurately
  12. Assist All School building operations and IT management
  13. Support the ordering process and maintenance of office supplies for the Main Office
  14. Support administrative needs of the After School Program
  15. Effective in oral and written communication skills
  16. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  2. Experience working collaboratively with tact & courtesy with staff, students, parents, faculty and the public
  3. Works successfully in a multi-faceted and fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  4. Must possess excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills
  5. Ability to work with accuracy
  6. Excellent judgment skills in interpersonal communications and ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work situations
  7. Evidence of the ability 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

Unique Aspects of the Job-

The Chicago Waldorf School’s curriculum and mission is based on the insights of Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner.  Faculty and staff meetings will include a component of study

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 flights of stairs
  4. Constantly operates computer and other office machinery


Part time position.  September – June: Monday- Friday:  3:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.;
must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs

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.


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:



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:


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 & 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. The school does not discriminate against qualified applicants for employment or admissions to the school on the basis of race, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, mental or physical ability in the administration of its hiring, educational policies, scholarship, tuition adjustment, athletic, and other school-administrated programs.

It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to the characteristics mentioned above 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.


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