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. In 2016 the High School moved in to its permanent campus on Mendocino Street in Altadena which sits on 3.75 acres and features 13 classrooms including art studios, science labs, a biodynamic garden, music rooms, and recreational facilities.

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


Full Time Class Teacher First Grade – Starting July 2018

Position and Qualifications

We are seeking a full-time, Waldorf-trained First Grade Class Teacher.  Applicants must be comfortable and capable working with parents, children and colleagues.  Most of the children coming to first grade have had one or two years in one of our Kindergartens and many have participated in our Preschool and/or our Parent-Child Program.

Ideal candidates are friendly, open, and well-spoken, fully trained in Waldorf education, and must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  Successful teaching experience and a desire to work collegially are important qualifications.

Compensation and Benefits

Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and benefits, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, and family medical and dental plans.  The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Old Pasadena, nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians and a host of outdoor and cultural opportunities.

How to Apply

Applicants should mail or email a letter of interest, resume, and three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography to Pedagogical Administrator Erin Semin at esemin@pasadenawaldorf.org.   Our address is 209 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA  91001.


High School Spanish Language Teacher (Full time) – Starting August 2018

About Us

Imagine working with a group of thoughtful, committed colleagues to support socially transformative education serving students in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley. Imagine working at Pasadena Waldorf School.

An independent, not-for-profit school, early childhood through grade twelve, accredited by WASC and AWSNA, the Pasadena Waldorf School is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Founded in 1979, the school is solidly established with an enrollment of over 300 students and faculty and staff of 80 spread over two spacious campuses.  Pasadena Waldorf High School is the younger branch of our strong school community and has graduated 2 twelfth-grade classes since opening in 2012.  The high school faculty is a cohesive and dedicated group which works collaboratively to shape and deliver a thoughtful and challenging Waldorf high school curriculum.  Working within the faculty of the whole school our teachers find connection, collegial support and inspiration for our daily work.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Spanish Language, Teaching or related educational field
  • Waldorf teacher training with a focus on high school (begun or completed)
  • Native language background or similar high-level proficiency in Spanish
  • Connection to and ability to teach from the culture of a Spanish speaking country or region
  • Teaching experience with teenage students highly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Ability to work in your direct field as well as co-carry the faculty work of the school

Compensation and Hours Position Summary

This is a full-time position, teaching Spanish across the grades as well as blocks of Latin American History and culture, using a method that emphasizes drawing concepts out of first-hand experience and observation. Our students should leave PWS with language proficiency as well as a deep sense of cultural connection.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to collaborate in curriculum creation, conduct field trips and classroom activities, assess students and write evaluative comments, participate in teacher training, and meet weekly with other faculty members for mentoring and curriculum coordination.

Full-time teachers  are expected to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 am -3:30 pm; teachers will receive a schedule in advance with exact class times and other teaching or monitoring duties. Teachers will have weekly after-school meetings, occasional evening or weekend events and  day–long or overnight field excursions at various points in the year. Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and benefits, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, and family medical and dental plans.  The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Old Pasadena, nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians and a host of outdoor and cultural opportunities.

How to Apply

Email your letter of interest, resume and three professional reference contacts  to Erin Semin, Pedagogical Administrator,  esemin@pasadenawaldorf.org

Legal Disclaimer

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.


Position title:  Director of Development

Reporting To:  Business Administrator

Position Summary

The Director of Development is responsible for creating, supporting, and overseeing plans and activities that contribute to the growth and health of the school using 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 will help secure current and future sources of increasing revenue and support.   The Director of Development will facilitate programs that improve the perception, awareness, and understanding of the school, both internally and externally.

Working Relationships

The Director of Development will report to the Business Administrator who reports to the Board of Trustees.  S/he is a member of the administrative staff Community Development sub-group.  The Director of Development is expected to actively participate on the Board Development Committee and to be available for Board meetings at their request.

Key Responsibilities

The Director of Development oversees all facets of the development, fundraising, and, in partnership with the Admissions office, the community outreach work of the school.

Development and Fundraising

  • -Lead the development and presentation of the school’s strategic long-range and annual development plans for Board of Trustee’s approval.
  • -Provide leadership – vision, planning, management – to the development staff in achieving the fundraising goals detailed in the development plans.
  • -The strategic long-range plan to incorporate action plans for a. reaching annual campaign goals, b. the cultivation, solicitation and securing of major gifts and/or capital gifts, c. facilitating grant applications, d. endowment and planned giving programs, and e. developing the PWS alumni and grandparent networks.
  • -Oversee the maintenance of complete and accurate donor records. Ensure that all donors receive appropriate recognition and acknowledgement, including all relevant tax deduction materials.
  • -Foster Board of Trustees annual giving.
  • -Submit monthly Development Department Board Report detailing goal progress and activities.
  • -Foster the growth of volunteer leadership within the school; inspire, engage, advise, and support volunteers in their connection to the mission of the school.
  • -In consultation with the Business Administrator, responsible for the selection, hiring, review and professional development of the development office staff.

Communications and Outreach  

  • -Help create communications strategies for both internal and external community relationship-building.
  • -Provide leadership and guidance for school communications and outreach efforts, including community messaging of important issues, events, plans, and updates; press releases, neighbor relations; strategies for outreach, collateral materials, website, social media, and marketing.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for Director of Development will be a person with five years of successful fund development experience, including major donor cultivation.  Understanding of Waldorf education, and/or an educational work environment is strongly preferred.  Experience in business and cultural aspects of non-profit organizations, especially schools, is desirable.  Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with development data management, graphic design, social media, marketing software, and fundraising software is important.  Outstanding ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Confidentiality and personal equanimity are essential.

Compensation and Hours

The position is year-round, full time, salaried.  Benefits include full family medical and dental coverage, tuition remission for employee’s children attending Pasadena Waldorf School, a retirement plan, and life insurance.   To apply send letter of interest, resume, and three references to Douglas Garrett, Business Administrator, dgarrett@pasadenawaldorf.org. With any questions please contact same.

 


Title – Part-time High School Teacher of Physics and/or Math

Qualifications

  • -Masters’ degree in physics or related field require
  • -Professional experience as a scientist or engineer required
  • -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • -Teaching experience with teenage students highly preferred
  • -Willingness to structure your teaching and work with students in a way that is aligned with the school’s practice.

 

Compensation and Hours Position Summary

This is a half-time position, teaching physics, robotics, and/or mathematical courses (such as calculus) to high school students, using a method that emphasizes drawing concepts out of first-hand experience and observation.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to collaborate in curriculum creation, conduct field trips and classroom activities, assess students and write evaluative comments, participate in teacher training, and meet weekly with other faculty members for mentoring and curriculum coordination.

Class times will vary, teachers should be available Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 am -3:30 pm; teachers will receive a schedule in advance with exact class times. Teachers will have weekly meetings and occasional day -long field excursions. Mentoring and professional development opportunities will be provided, our teachers are expected to take advantage of these professional growth tools.

How to Apply

Email your resume to Erin Semin, the Pedagogical Administrator, at esemin@pasadenawaldorf.org

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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.