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Lower School Assistant - August 2017

Job Title:    Lower School Assistant

Program:    Lower School

Reports to:    Lower School Teacher

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Date:         August 2017

Position Summary

The Lower School (Grades 1 -5) Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting in creating a wonderful Waldorf classroom experience for students in our classrooms.  The Lower School Assistant will work with the Class Teacher by assisting in classroom management and supervision of the class, engage appropriately with students, take direction from the Lead Teacher, and engage in day to day responsibilities according to the principles of Waldorf Education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attendance
  • Set up for painting
  • Help with morning circle, provide assistance with disruptive children
  • Help children with flute/recorder who require additional assistance
  • Work with children who need additional assistance during bookwork and math classes
  • Iron silks for nature table, wash individual chalkboards, cut paper and collate papers
  • A variety of incidental tasks to support the needs of the teacher and class
  • Correct math sheets/compositions/ grammar/ ML books in any grade, as needed
  • Snack/lunch –  set up hand washing, monitor cubby room, cut apples etc.
  • Accompany particular children or whole class to subject classes
  • May assist teachers in games/world language/instrument/eurythmy/practical arts/handwork (to be determined by need and skill level of assistant in each grade)
  • Sit near children with challenges to provide more aid
  • If necessary, take challenged children out of the classroom for further assistance

Additional Responsibilities

  • Cover no more than 4 transitions between classes in each grade
  • Cover recess duties as an extra adult not as Class Teacher-paid at Hourly Rate
  • Confidentiality in all student situations.  Parent communication must come from the classroom teacher
  • Student behavior and parent concerns must be brought to the Class Teacher
  • Meetings which will be paid at the hourly rate (below):
    • Sectional Meetings (Lower School)
    • In-Service Week
    • CPR Training
    • February Conferences (Optional-only when conferences are at SMWS)
  • Full Faculty Meetings are optional and are not paid at the hourly rate
  • Time sheet needs to be approved by the main teacher and submitted by deadlines as determined by Human Resources/Payroll
  • If an Assistant covers class(es) for the teacher, he/she is paid substitution rate: $25/hour, $75/Main Lesson (8-11a.m.), Full Day (7hrs) $150
  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above

Education and Qualifications / Regulations

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exposure to or some understanding of Waldorf Events and Festivals

Work Setting

  • Classroom environments – Grades 1 through 5
  • Because of the classroom setting, there are no breaks offered during the day

Salary, Hours, and Benefits

  • Hourly rate of $16 per hour
  • Typical hours are 8:30 – 1:30 depending on class teacher, Monday through Friday
  • Arrive 5 minutes early, if needed, to prepare for start of class
  • No employment benefits are offered for this position
  • Holidays and days when school is not in session are unpaid

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Frequent walks; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talks and hears.
  • Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the adjust to adjust focus.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Applying

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Middle School Girls’ Assistant Basketball Coach - July 2017

Salary

$500

Season Dates

October 23 – December 12  Typical weeks consist of one after school practice, two game nights and one lunch practice (if possible).  There is the possibility of extending the season into January if there is interest from the players.

Responsibilities

  • The Coach teaches fundamental and advanced athletic skills and works with athletes to prepare them for competition
  • The Coach is an expert on the rules, strategies, and techniques required for the sport and is responsible for the coordination of student participants among other duties.
  • Administrative duties include uniform and equipment management.

Experience/Skills Desired

  • Working knowledge of the game.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Willingness to attend mandatory CPR/First Aid/AED training in the late summer.
  • Willingness to complete mandatory concussion awareness training.

Applying

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Middle School Girls’ Head Volleyball Coach - July 2017

Salary

$1000

Season Dates

August 14 – October 19.  Typical weeks consist of one after school practice, two game nights and one lunch practice (if possible).  There is the possibility of extending the season into January if there is interest from the players.

Responsibilities

  • The Coach teaches fundamental and advanced athletic skills and works with athletes to prepare them for competition
  • The Coach is an expert on the rules, strategies, and techniques required for the sport and is responsible for the coordination of student participants among other duties.
  • Administrative duties include uniform and equipment management.

Experience/Skills Desired

  • Working knowledge of the game.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Willingness to attend mandatory CPR/First Aid/AED training in the late summer.
  • Willingness to complete mandatory concussion awareness training.

Applying

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

High School Girls’ Assistant Volleyball Coach - July 2017

Position Summary

The ideal candidate will have a desire to move into the head coaching role after one or two seasons. 

Salary

$1000

Season Dates

August 14 – November 11 (state tournament).  Typical weeks consist of two after school practices and two game nights.  There are the occasional weeks that consist of an additional practice or game night.

Responsibilities

  • The Coach teaches fundamental and advanced athletic skills and works with athletes to prepare them for competition
  • The Coach is an expert on the rules, strategies, and techniques required for the sport and is responsible for the coordination of student participants among other duties.
  • Administrative duties include uniform and equipment management.
  • Pass the CHSAA coaching exam.

Experience/Skills Desired

  • Working knowledge of the game.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Willingness to attend mandatory CPR/First Aid/AED training in the late summer.
  • Willingness to complete mandatory concussion awareness training.
  • August 14 – November 11 (state tournament)

Applying

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Finance, Accounting, and Operations Director - May 2017

Position Summary
Our ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience as a Controller, Director of Finance, or School Business Director. S/he will have a positive, proactive and service oriented approach in addition to having a proven track record of building and managing strong teams and inspiring high morale. The Finance, Accounting, and Operations Director will have management responsibility for employees in the accounting and financial areas and work collaboratively with all administrative staff.  This is an exempt, year-round, full time position with salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Bookkeeper, Registrar, Facilities and Grounds Manager

Financial Management

  • Budget
    • Develop a balanced annual budget for the operation of the entire school including: estimating revenues, coordinating with Governing Council and Pedagogical Leadership to develop staffing and expense projections, and working with Operations Personnel to develop budget projections for Facilities and Grounds and Business Office operations.
    • Communicate budget assumptions and projections to Administrative and Pedagogical School Leadership for feedback and buy in
    • Communicate budget assumptions and projections to the Board of Trustees Finance Committee for feedback and its support and recommendation to the Board of Trustees for final approval
    • Create financial tracking documents to report back on performance versus budget assumptions and end of year projections on a monthly basis to School Director and Finance Committee
    • Provide bi-monthly budget versus actual spending tracking reports to faculty and administrative personnel.
    • Create and maintain a multi-year budget outlook, including capital budgeting
  • Accounting
    • Manage bookkeeper to ensure accurate and timely recording of all financial transactions including: accounts payable, accounts receivable, booking of enrollment contracts, invoicing for after care and other services, appropriate recognition of income and expenses and proper recording of receipts and disbursements for restricted and unrestricted donations
    • Manage Monthly reconciliation of accounting activity
  • Financial Reporting/Regulatory Filings
    • Prepares financial statements to include balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow statements and other requested reports along with a written narrative to the Finance Committee on a monthly basis
    • Provide accounting of restricted funds to appropriate faculty and staff
    • Acts as primary point of contact with audit firm for providing and clarifying documentation for financial transactions for annual audit by CPA firm. This includes providing financial information to support the annual filing of IRS Form 990
    • Provide financial statements and covenant calculations to lenders on a quarterly basis.
    • Manages relationship with the school’s bank and lending organizations
    • Ensure timely and accurate regulatory filings including: sales tax returns, quarterly raffle license filings, annual Colorado Secretary of State information filings, annual Colorado Charitable Organization registration filings, annual property tax exemption filings, etc
  • Other Financial Management Duties
    • Responsible for collection of tuition payments, including management of Tuition Management System (Smart Tuition), follow up with families regarding late payments and management of third party collections efforts.
    • Act as main point of contact and provide information for any federal, state or local government financial audits.
    • Manage cash flow to ensure available funds to meet all commitments.

Facilities and Grounds

  • Collaborate with Facilities and Grounds Manager to develop short and long range repairs and maintenance plan.
  • Assist in determining financial priorities with various facilities projects and oversees projects that are done by outside contractors.
  • Manage annual facilities budget and capital budget

Collegial Support

  • Provide data, analysis, regulatory information and other insight to School Director, Human Resources Director, Enrollment Director, Development Director Pedagogical Director, Governing Council and other colleagues.
  • Act as backup to Human Resources Director for payroll, background checks and other critical duties.
  • Provide oversight approvals for monthly payroll.

Additional Responsibilities

  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above as assigned by the School Director.

Education and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Finance or Accounting, CPA desired
  • 5 years or more experience in a similar position
  • PC proficient with extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office and QuickBooks proficiency
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills and prompt response
  • Experience in working with third party payroll providers
  • Success in working in a collaborative work environment
  • Experience with school database programs a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills facilitating work with all constituencies of the school community
  • Ability to work independently in a multi-tasking environment employing organizationally sound decision making and flexibility
  • Enjoys being an active member of an administrative team
  • Ability to be flexible, balancing priorities, and meet deadlines 

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Time Off
  • Professional Development Opportunities 

Applying

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Substitute Teachers - August 2017

Position Summary

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is seeking substitute teachers. We are looking for individuals who have teaching experience, love the classroom environment, and are available (sometimes on very short notice) to work during the week. Knowledge of Waldorf education is a plus.

Applying

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Please include your substitute availability, as well as if you have any interest in future teaching positions.

Early Childhood Teacher Assistant - March 2017

Job Title:    Teacher Assistant

Program:    Early Childhood

Reports to:    Lead Kindergarten Teacher

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Date:         March 2017

Position Summary

The Early Childhood Teacher Assistant is responsible for helping to create a wonderful Waldorf Kindergarten experience for our mixed age classrooms.  The ECE Assistant will work with the Early Childhood Lead Teacher by assisting in classroom management and supervision of the class, engage appropriately with students, take direction from the Lead Teacher, and engage in day to day responsibilities according to the principles of Waldorf Education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist during all curriculum activities; set up and cleanup of circle time, birthday celebrations, and festivals
  • Oversee children on the playground and assist with the transitions to and from outside
  • Assist with transitions to Rainbow Garden
  • Help with daily preparations of classroom, restocking of cleaning and bathroom supplies, materials, and playground
  • Help maintain general order, cleanliness, and aesthetics in classroom
  • Prepare, serve, and cleanup daily snacks
  • Load and unload dishwasher as needed
  • Do classroom laundry daily
  • Assist in preparation of puppet plays as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality in all student situations
  • Direct parent communication to the Lead Kindergarten Teacher
  • Bring student behavior and concerns to the Lead Teacher
  • Guide children with self-care (diapering, toileting, dressing, and social behavior)
  • Provide first aid as needed
  • Be knowledgeable about campus Emergency Plan and be ready to implement
  • Assists in maintaining a warm and nurturing environment
  • Assist in maintaining orderly storage area in the Early Childhood classroom and outdoor storage sheds
  • Maintain daily attendance sheets, if requested
  • Complete, acquire signatures, and file Accident/Incident Report as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Required training of 15 hours per year – paid at hourly wage
  • Full Faculty In- Service meeting in August – paid at hourly wage
  • May be asked to Substitute for Lead Teacher at the Lead Sub Rate
  • Participate in the following events – paid at hourly wage:
    • 3 hours per school year – defrosting and cleaning refrigerator
    • 3 hours in August – Kindergarten work day
    • 1 hour in October – Meet with Lead Teacher for classroom observations in preparation for November Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • 1 hour each month of school year – Collaboration with Lead Teacher
    • New Assistants only: 4 hours of collaboration and relationship development with Lead Teacher
    • 1 hour – Lantern Walk
    • 1 hour – Advent Spiral
    • 4 -5 hours – Winter Fair Puppet Play, if requested by ECE department
    • Attend ECE Meetings as requested
  • Complete and approve monthly time sheets
  • May be requested to Substitute in Rainbow Garden
  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree preferred
    • Waldorf Kindergarten experience preferred
    • Complete requirements for Colorado ECE regulations of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care.
    • Within 30 days CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, Physical, Background check, fingerprinting, mandatory licensing classes, registration in Colorado Shines PDIS and Early Childhood Educator qualified per the State of Colorado’s requirements.
  • Submission of a medical physical by a licensed physician or other health care professional as needed per licensing regulations

Work Setting

  • Kindergarten classroom, playground, field trips, and neighborhood walks
  • Hours are 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, not to exceed 25 hours per week
  • Because of the classroom setting, there are no breaks offered during the day
  • Holidays and school days off are not paid

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive hourly rate based on experience and qualifications
  • Because this is part time position, no benefits are offered

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Frequent walks; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; speaking and listening
  • Daily requirement to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child
  • Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and intent, resume, brief biography, and three references including current employer to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Costume Manager - August 2017

Job Title:    Costume Manager

Program:    Administrative

Reports to:    Pedagogical Director

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Date:          August 2017

Position Summary

Provide costumes and props support to teachers and parents for class plays, High School musical, festivals, special events (Pentathlon, Medieval Games), and outreach activities throughout the school year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with teacher or event coordinator to discuss the needs of the play
  • Work from a prepared list to pull costumes and props
  • Review with teacher/class parent and deliver rack(s) to the classroom for fittings
  • Fulfill additional needs during the process through performance
  • Coordinate for preparation of backdrop(s) and set pieces with class parents, etc.
  • Coordinate for preparation of backdrop(s) and set pieces with SMWS Facilities personnel for installation
  • Help set up staging areas: mirrors, some makeup, steamer, additional rack(s), drapes
  • Collect all costumes/props from performance area and coordinate with Facilities personnel for return of backdrops/large set pieces to storage area(s).
  • Wash or have dry-cleaned costumes as appropriate.  Repair, re-rack and re-shelf
  • Review and keep copies of lists/photographs for future reference
  • Backdrops: maintain notebook of pictures and tags on rolls

School Events

Calendar of the School Year (subject to change)

Festivals

  • Michaelmas
  • St. Nick
  • Kindergarten Michaelmas
  • Winter Festival
  • Michaelmas games
  • Seder
  • Halloween
  • Maypole
  • Santa Lucia
  • Spring games

Plays

  • 1st-8th grades
  • Eurythmy
  • 10th grade
  • Shepherd’s Play
  • 12th grade
  • Winter Festival
  • German play
  • HS musical

Events

  • Assemblies: Fall, MLK, Spring
  • Circus
  • Pentathlon
  • Graduation
  • Medieval Games

Miscellaneous

  • Rose ceremonies (fall, spring)
  • Capping
  • Santa Lucia (HS)
  • 8th grade bridging
  • Three Kings (HS)
  • Middle school dance
  • Picture days & photo/video shoots
  • HS winter dance
  • HS projects (class, individual)
  • Prom
  • German vocabulary class
  • Cabaret

Rentals and Loans

  • Advent spiral other schools
  • Shepherd Valley class plays
  • Tara

Education and Qualifications / Regulations

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exposure and understanding of Waldorf Events and Festivals
  • Sewing and costume repair

Work Setting

  • Working with a large inventory of costumes
  • Heavy lifting at times
  • Garage storage area

Salary, Hours, and Benefits

  • Hourly salary of $14 per hour
  • Each class play is not to exceed a total of 10 hours of work during the school year
  • Each week is not to exceed 10 hours per week during the school year, unless
    • Some weeks may take 20 hours while other weeks will take 1 or 2 hours
    • Some summer hours may be required
  • Variance in weekly work time over 10 hours must be approved by Pedagogical Director
  • This job requires flexibility in hours
  • No employment benefits are offered for this position

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to perform:
    • Lift 25 pounds, bending, stretching
    • Mobility to move boxes and large amounts of costumes
    • Work within a small garage setting or storage area
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Applying

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.