Sacramento Waldorf School

Employment

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 download an application here and submit a completed application, a resume, and letter of interest to Wendy Gittleman, Operations Manager, at jobs@sacwaldorf.org.

Current Job Openings

High School Director
Extended Care Teacher
Development Director
Parent Child Teacher
Lower School Administrator


High School Director

Sacramento Waldorf School invites applications for the position of High School Director. The High School Director is the essential link between faculty, administration, students and parents of our community. The primary responsibility of the High School Director is the successful planning, organization, and supervision of the high school in order to ensure a quality Waldorf education for all high school students in accordance with the Mission and Vision Statements of Sacramento Waldorf School. The High School Director also serves as an integral member of the College of Teachers and is responsible for providing regular leadership in the healthy functioning of the School. Consistent with the fundamental philosophy of the School, the High School Director position reflects the general orientation of the School toward self-administration in the light of the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. As such, the High School Director of Sacramento Waldorf School is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the study and understanding of Anthroposophy and its application to the field of Waldorf education. The High School Director also enjoys the support of an engaged Board of Trustees and College of Teachers and a strong management and committee structure.

Qualification Requirements:

• BA required; graduate work preferred.

• A minimum of two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Working knowledge of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education.

• Skills in progressive leadership in a Waldorf school or similar institution.

• Ability to communicate and facilitate across diverse groups and communities.

• Experience managing the administrative functions of an organization.

• Experienced with teaching in a classroom setting

• Familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy and governance


Extended Care Teacher

The Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking an Extended Care teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. The position requires:  the teacher have variable and flexible hours between 12:30 and 6:00pm; they work well with grades 1-8; 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.


Development Director

The Sacramento Waldorf School seeks a fundraising professional with a minimum three years of experience to manage a comprehensive development program. The ideal candidate will have a broad fundraising background including experience in private schools, preferably Waldorf schools, or the non-profit sector. Responsibilities will include management and oversight of all fundraising efforts including Annual and Planned Giving Campaigns and maintaining alumni connections.


Parent Child Teacher

Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking an experienced teacher to serve as the Parent-Child class teacher in its Early Childhood program. As the first link between home and school for parents new to Waldorf education, this role requires warmth, humor, adaptability, openness, and knowledge of Waldorf education. A Waldorf Teaching Certificate or Waldorf teaching experience is helpful, as is direct experience guiding children 1 to 3 years old.


Lower School Administrator

Sacramento Waldorf School invites applications for the position of Lower School Administrator. The position of Lower School Administrator at Sacramento Waldorf School constitutes the essential link between faculty, administration, students and parents of our community.  The primary responsibility of the Lower School Administrator is the successful planning, organization, and supervision of the lower school in order to ensure a quality Waldorf education for all lower school students in accordance with the Mission, Vision, and Values of Sacramento Waldorf School.   The Lower School Administrator also serves as an integral member of the College of Teachers and is responsible for providing regular leadership in the healthy functioning of the School.  Consistent with the fundamental philosophy of the School, the Lower School Administrator position reflects the general orientation of the School toward self-administration in the light of the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.  As such, the Lower School Administrator of Sacramento Waldorf School is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the study and understanding of Anthroposophy and its application to the field of Waldorf education.

Qualification Requirements:

  • BA required; graduate work preferred.
  • A minimum of two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education.
  • Skills in progressive leadership in a Waldorf school or similar institution.
  • Ability to communicate and facilitate across diverse groups and communities.
  • Experience managing the administrative functions of an organization.