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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


 

Director of Development

Our ideal candidate

The person for this position has 3-7 years development experience in a Waldorf school or independent school environment, having completed successful annual giving campaigns, at least one capital campaign, and who would like to work with a development staff of two additional full-time members in a strong school moving fund-development to the next level. This person may also be a Waldorf parent and would be willing to move to assure a Waldorf high school education for their child/children

The Position

The Director of Development & Communications is responsible for creating, supporting, and overseeing activities that contribute to the growth and health of the school through the use of current development, fundraising, and communications practices, modified as needed to reflect the values inherent to Waldorf education. Through the cultivation and stimulation of development relationships, the Director of Development & Communications will help secure future sources of increased revenue and support. The Director will facilitate programs that improve the perception, awareness, and understanding of the school, both internally and externally.

Qualifications

The Director of Development & Communications should have a background in fundraising, communications, and development practices, and be able to show previous positive and successful results. Knowledge of Waldorf education is important. Experience in fund development in non-profit organizations, especially schools, is desirable. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with data management, graphic design, social media, marketing software, and fundraising software is preferred. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, is essential.

Compensation and Hours

The position is year round, full time, and salaried. Benefits include full family medical and dental coverage, full tuition remission for employee’s children attending Pasadena Waldorf School, a retirement plan, and life insurance.

Interested candidates may request a complete position description. Applications can be made via e-mailing a letter of interest, resume, three references, and a brief biography, to Douglas Garrett, Business Administrator,dgarrett@pasadenawaldorf.org. If you would like a conversation about the position please call Douglas at 626.794.9564 ext. 241.

 


Full-Time Teacher for Kindergarten – July 2016

Position

Pasadena Waldorf School is seeking an experienced, full-time, Waldorf-trained Kindergarten Teacher.  Applicants should have successful Kindergarten teaching experience, and must be Waldorf-trained with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Pasadena Waldorf has two kindergartens, both currently taught by experienced lead kindergarten teachers with assistants. Ideal candidates are friendly, open, well-spoken, fully trained in Waldorf education, and have already been successful teaching Kindergarten.

Compensation and Benefits

Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and good benefits, including support for professional development, full tuition remission for enrolled children, and full family medical and dental plans. The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Old Pasadena, and there are nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians. An active congregation of the Christian Community is located 20 minutes away in North Hollywood.

How to Apply

Applicants should fax, mail, or email a letter of interest, resume, three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography as soon as possible to the College Staffing Committee c/o Douglas Garrett (dgarrett@pasadenawaldorf.org).


 

Full-time Class Teacher for First Grade – July 2016

Position

The Pasadena Waldorf School (Preschool – 12th Grade) is seeking a full-time, Waldorf-trained First Grade Class Teacher. Applicants must be comfortable and capable working with parents and children alike. We are expecting a large class, and most of the children coming to first grade have had one or two years in one of our two Kindergartens, and many have participated in our Preschool and/or our Parent-Child Program.

Compensation and Benefits

Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and good benefits, including support for professional development, full tuition remission for enrolled children, and full family medical and dental plans. The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Old Pasadena, and there are nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians. An active congregation of the Christian Community is located 20 minutes away in North Hollywood.

How to Apply

Applicants should fax, mail, or email a letter of interest, resume, and three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography as soon as possible. Our address is 209 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001. Our FAX number is (626) 794-4704. Please direct any electronic communication to our Staffing Committee: dgarrett@pasadenawaldorf.org. Ideal candidates are friendly, open, well-spoken, fully trained in Waldorf education, and must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Successful past teaching experience and a desire to work collegially are desirable.

 


High School Teacher for Biological and Environmental Science

Qualifications
o Masters’ degree in environmental science, ecology, botany, or related field required
o Field experience as a research scientist required
o Teaching experience with teenage students highly preferred
• Organic, biodynamic, or botanical gardening experience ideal

Compensation and Hours Position Summary
This is a half-time position, the teacher would be responsible for teaching environmental science, ecology, botany, zoology, cell biology, evolution, genetics, and related mathematical courses (such as statistics) to high school students using a method that emphasizes fieldwork and drawing concepts out of first-hand scientific observation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop curriculum, conduct field trips and classroom/garden activities, participate in in-service teacher training, and meet weekly with other faculty members for mentoring and curriculum development and coordination.
Classes will be scheduled between the hours of 8 and 11 am, except for a weekly meeting Thursday afternoon and occasional day- or week-long field excursions.

How to Apply
Email your resume to Arthur Pittis, the High School Pedagogical Chair, at apittis@pasadenawaldorf.org

 


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.