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Employment Opportunities

An independent, not-for-profit school for children in early childhood through high school, fully accredited by AWSNA, Pasadena Waldorf School is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Our school is a welcoming retreat from suburban congestion, with easy access to the mountains, the seacoast, and the amenities of the Greater Los Angeles area. The Pasadena Waldorf School opened its new high school with a lead class of 17 students in August 2012. The high school is located in 5,000 sq. ft. of classroom and office space on the William Carey International University, a 17-acre property 2.5 miles from the lower school campus.

Founded in 1979, Pasadena Waldorf is a well-established, stable school with curricula and programs based on Rudolf Steiner’s picture of child development and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) Shared Principles. Our active, mutually supportive faculty enjoy competitive salaries and a generous employee benefit program. The Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society and Library is located nearby in Pasadena.

To learn more about Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy, please visit the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) website.

Available Positions

High School Coordinator Needed

The High School Coordinator (HSC) oversees and ensures the healthy and effective administrative functioning of the high school, providing administrative and staff support for the Pedagogical Chair’s work in building the high school program and promoting the understanding of the high school in other sections of the school and school community.

The HSC works closely with the School Administrator and the High School Pedagogical Chair to maintain smooth and effective high school communication among the administrative leadership of the school.  The HSC maintains the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly rhythm of the school and is responsible for its effective administrative implementation and clear communication to all parties involved. The HSC maintains a steady presence on the high school floor. The HSC also oversees the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, delegating tasks as needed.

Hours:

Full-time, salaried exempt administrative position: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and evening and weekend events as needed. Summer hours as determined by the School.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in office management required
  • Experience in an educational setting desired
  • Strong organizational skills needed
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a broad array of groups within the school
  • Excellent communication skills and effective writing skills
  • Familiarity with Waldorf education desired

Qualified interested candidates should e-mail the following to Douglas Garrett, School Administrator at dgarrett@pasadenawaldorf.org

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three references, including most recent employer
  • Current contact information

Date posted: September 3, 2014

High School Receptionist/Office Assistant

The Receptionist/Office Assistant (ROA) handles many of the daily tasks to ensure the smooth running of the High School. Interacting with students, parents, faculty and staff, the ROA is responsible for clear and timely communications, accurate record keeping, up-to-date information, and sensing when other concerns or information need to be brought to the attention of the High School Office Manager (HSOM). The ROA assists the HSOM, who may delegate tasks to the ROA as needed.

Qualities: Excellent communication skills, including both verbal and written skills and ability to prioritize information; interest in the immediate well-being of the High School students and community. Understanding of Waldorf education is preferable. Must have computer and filing skills.

Hours: Hourly position Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Qualified interested candidates should e-mail the following to Michaela Keating at mkeating@pasadenawaldorf.org. No phone calls, please.

Letter of interest and intention

  • Resume
  • Three references, including most recent employer
  • Current contact information

Date posted:  August 19, 2014

Pasadena Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping conditions, or sex in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.