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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


 

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Needed

An independent, not-for-profit school for children in early childhood through high school, Pasadena Waldorf School is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The Mendocino McComb campus, located in Altadena and home to our preschool and high school, has an opening for a Receptionist/Bookkeeping Assistant starting July 1, 2016.

This position provides initial reception at our Mendocino campus and basic bookkeeping responsibilities.  The hourly position is year-round, 40 hours a week, and includes benefits.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have at least 2 years of clerical background experience, with some bookkeeping.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced office, maintain a professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Good judgment and ability to work well with a wide range of individuals, including faculty, staff, students, parents, board and volunteers.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Able to work with many interruptions and minimal supervision.
  • Computer skills necessary.

Miscellaneous:

  • Strong ability to multi-task and communication skills a plus. Familiarity with the school’s philosophy, administrative organization and procedures a plus.  Punctuality essential.

Qualified interested candidates should respond to this add only (no phone calls or walk-ins) with the following:

  • Letter of interest and intention
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Current contact information

to mkeating@pasadenawaldorf.org

 


 

 

School Reception and Administrative Assistant

An independent, not-for-profit school for children in early childhood through high school, Pasadena Waldorf School is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The lower school campus, located on Mariposa Street in Altadena, has an opening for School Reception and Administrative Assistant starting July 25, 2016.

This person welcomes parents and visitors to the school and provides administrative support for school operations. This person works closely with the Operations Coordinator to help schedule school maintenance, vendors as necessary, communicate important announcements to parents, faculty and staff, implement school policies and procedures for field trips and other school outings, and assist with emergency planning and drills throughout the year. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, helping students with illness and tardy slips, maintaining attendance and student health records, and coordinating supply orders.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven ability to balance multiple tasks and communicate well.
  • Must have at least 2 years of clerical background experience.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Good judgment and ability to work well with a wide range of individuals, including faculty, staff, students, parents and volunteers.
  • Enjoys taking initiative in problem solving.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and punctual.
  • Able to work with many interruptions and minimal supervision.
  • Computer literacy necessary.

Hours and Compensation

The position is year round, full time, $18 per hour.  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.

Qualified interested candidates should respond to this ad only (no phone calls or walk-ins) with the following:

  • Letter of interest and intention
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Current contact information

to mkeating@pasadenawaldorf.org


 

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.


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.