Employment Opportunities

Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.

To apply, please complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org.

Current Job Openings

Admissions and Business Office Assistant

Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter who enjoys multi-tasking to become our school’s Admissions and Business Office Assistant.

Our 22-acre school is located on our unique and historic land on the banks of the American River in Fair Oaks, CA. It encompasses a 2.5-acre farm, lower school facilities, high school classrooms, several community spaces, athletic fields, and sprawling grounds.

The mission of Sacramento Waldorf School is to provide education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection, and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.

We have an immediate opening for an Admissions and Business Office Assistant who is eager to be a member of a collaborative community of staff, faculty, and parents in support of our students and our campus. We are seeking an individual with an exceptional ability to track and manage numerous details with a high degree of accuracy, working in the background to support colleagues in service to the parent/student community.

Sacramento Waldorf School is working to create a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive settings, as we collaborate to support an effective, inclusive workplace and learning environment. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and we commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in the nonprofit and education sectors.

Position Summary:
The focus of the Admissions and Business Office Assistant is to ensure admissions, enrollment, tuition, and billing data and communications are accurate and timely. The person in this role takes initiative to track multi-step processes and follows up to ensure timely completion. This position requires a high comfort level working within online systems along with an orientation towards customer service, understanding the importance to students and families behind each communication and data record.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As directed by the Finance Director and the Admissions/Enrollment team, ensures the timely completion of all outlined process steps through to resolution.
  • Provides support to Tuition Assistance processes, entering and providing data as appropriate.
  • Fields inquiries and supports resolution of tuition assistance and billing questions, working in the school’s online systems (FACTS and Veracross).
  • Supports admissions record-keeping for SWS parent-child program and K-12 program.
  • Assists with enrollment tracking for current pre-K-12 students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience – Minimum two years of data-entry experience demonstrating both a high degree of accuracy and the ability to self-manage within established timeframes and processes. High school diploma or equivalent is required; completion of a degree is a plus.
  • Language Skills – Fluency in verbal and written English. Ability to write clear correspondence to accurately communicate details that are, at times, complex and/or sensitive.
  • Ethical Standards – Strong personal commitment to high ethical standards, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Organizational Skills – Strong time management skills. Ability to track tasks and effectively follow up on multi-step processes to ensure completion. Outstanding attention to detail, including the ability to proof work to ensure accuracy.
  • Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Competencies – Orientation toward customer service, understanding how data and processes impact organizational and personal outcomes. Comfortable asking for clarification or additional guidance when needed. Ability to work with individuals representing a broad range of styles and identities. Positive orientation toward equity and diversity.
  • Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, with a particular emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook. Training will be provided for Veracross (student information and tuition management system) and FACTS (tuition assistance system).
  • Mathematical Skills – Ability to enter numeric data accurately, and to assess data entered to draw conclusions and provide insight to results.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Employee will be exposed to outside weather conditions at times. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.

Currently the school is operating grades pre-K-12 on campus, with strict COVID-19 protocols in place including proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption. This position is expected to work on campus.

Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position. Sacramento Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package.

Sacramento Waldorf School does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please learn more about our Commitment to Anti-racism and Anti-oppression.

the SWS Employment Opportunities page. Please complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org.

Maintenance Assistant

Job Description: Maintenance Assistant
Reports To: Facilities Manager
Classification: Full time, Non-exempt, Benefitted

Positions Summary: Responsible for the care and upkeep of the physical plant of the Sacramento Waldorf School, including equipment, grounds, and all facilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Grounds Work: Mowing, trimming, blowing, sprinkler repair, and track maintenance according to the maintenance schedule and standards set by Facilities Manager.
  2. Building Maintenance: Repair and general maintenance including light plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, painting, gutter cleaning and cleanups.
  3. Safety: Performs monthly safety inspections and reports any unsafe conditions to the Facilities Manager.
  4. Janitorial: Cleans the facilities on an occasional basis as janitorial staff has primary responsibility. Stocks paper in closets and replaces paper in rooms.
  5. Events: Supports the set-up, tear-down, and parking needs of events, festivals, and performances as requested by the Facilities Manager and/or Event Coordinator.
  6. Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.
  7. Operate a computer that controls and monitors HVAC equipment and programs thermostats.
  8. Meets with contractors and direct activities as requested by the Facilities Manager.
  9. Other activities as required by the needs of the school and as requested.
  10. Regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  11. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, and Characteristics:

  1. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  2. High school diploma or GED and 1 year of experience in building or maintenance position.
  3. General knowledge and skills in maintenance field including electrical, plumbing, painting, drywall, and sprinkler repair.
  4. Good skills in the use of hand and power tools.
  5. Capacity to prioritize tasks.
  6. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Reliable transportation.
  8. Occasional availability on weekends and/or evenings.

Essential Duties:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform the following essential physical and mental functions:

  1. Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds.
  2. Occasionally lift and carry supplies and equipment with assistance up with 100 pounds.
  3. Must be able to walk approximately 2 miles daily.
  4. Must be able to bend, squat, and kneel repeatedly throughout each 8-hour shift.
  5. Must be able to climb a 6-12 foot ladder occasionally.
  6. Able to work in dusty, dirty, wet, and cold conditions.
  7. Able to perform physical labor outdoors in all kids of weather.
  8. Must be able to speak, write, and understand English fluently.
  9. Must have basic computer skills.
  10. Must be able to communicate with a diverse group of people including faculty, staff, parents, and students.

Livescan background check and tuberculosis screening and are required for this position. This position requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption. A strongly held religious belief against vaccination may be accommodated after a conversation with Steering Committee. Any exemption requires weekly testing.

To apply, complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest.

Extended Care Teacher

The Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking an Extended Care teacher. The position requires the teacher to have variable and flexible hours Monday-Friday between 12-5PM. An ideal candidate is dedicated, positive, energetic, and able to connect meaningfully with the young child; they love crafts and outdoor activities, and they work well with a team of other teachers who are committed to creating a strong curriculum of age-appropriate activities for students after school. We prefer that there be a basic knowledge of Waldorf Education or previous work experience in a Waldorf School or similar setting.

Our 22-acre school is located on our unique and historic land on the banks of the American River in Fair Oaks, CA. It encompasses a 2.5-acre farm, lower school facilities, high school classrooms, several community spaces, athletic fields, and sprawling grounds. Outdoor structures and robust distance learning technology have been installed to enable learning during COVID, and to provide this means of education for years to come.

The mission of Sacramento Waldorf School is to provide education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.

Sacramento Waldorf School does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply, complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org.