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 an Early Childhood Center opened in Lincoln Square in 2015. The main campus will be moving this summer to open in September of 2018 at a new permanent location in the diverse and vibrant Andersonville 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:
 

High School MATHEMATICS TEACHER for 2018-2019

The High School Mathematics teacher is responsible for implementing the Waldorf 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 the Waldorf mathematics curriculum 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. Minimum requirements include completion of Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf teaching experience. The trained Waldorf math teacher will be responsible for mentoring any untrained Waldorf math teachers.

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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High School SCIENCE TEACHER for 2018-2019

The High School Science Teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area, specifically life and earth sciences or chemistry.  For high school science teaching, the ability to work with adolescent students in a laboratory/experiential setting is essential. Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is familiarity with technology, especially as it relates to this subject-area. Interest in leading student field-trips, including a one-week marine biology trip to the coast of Maine, is highly desired.

In addition to teaching, each high school teacher is expected to carry non-teaching responsibilities that are designed to support the healthy day-to-day functioning of the high school. Participation in a two-week service learning trip is also required.

The high school science teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the Science program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers. A 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:
- A Bachelor’s level degree (or higher) in life science, earth science or chemistry
- Three years successful high school science teaching experience
- Familiarity with a phenomenological approach to science teaching
- A Waldorf high school science teacher training or a commitment to complete science teaching training

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 Maternity Leave GERMAN TEACHER for 2018-2019

This is a temporary part-time maternity long-term substitute from August 2018 through January 2019.  The position will consist of teaching grades one through six German classes.

The German teacher offers a field of expertise that strengthens and balances the growth of the child. Teachers are expected to permeate their subject area with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and authentic materials. Subject teachers work in close collaboration with class teachers to support the developmental curriculum and the needs of each particular class. The German Teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the German program with guidance and support from the World Language Department, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers. The German Teacher should be open to deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for their teaching.

The ideal candidate has interest in Waldorf education and/or three years successful German 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 High School COLLEGE COUNSELOR for 2018-2019

The Chicago Waldorf High School (CWHS) College Counselor provides individual guidance support for the high school students and their families as they make the transition from CWHS to college, university or art/technical schools after graduation. The college counselor oversees the 9-12 grade post-secondary admissions preparation process and arrangements for college testing in grades 10-12.

An important skill is the ability to take information from existing student records and reports to develop letters that characterize student strengths and challenges, for the purpose of supporting individual college admissions applications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualifications preferred include a Bachelor’s Degree and experience with high school counseling. For long-term employment, memberships in the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) are required.

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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Early Childhood ASSISTANT TEACHER for 2018-2019

The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher 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 assistant teachers 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 Early Childhood 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/or three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience.  

COMPENSATION & AMENITIES:
Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 403B pension program, and funds for on-going professional development.

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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Parent-Child ASSISTANT TEACHER for 2018-2019 / Lincoln Square Campus

The Parent-Child Assistant Teacher 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 teacher acts as a support to the lead teacher. In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class. The early childhood 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 teaching experience.  

COMPENSATION & AMENITIES:
Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package.

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 or 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