January 21, 2014
The Pedagogical Dean is a leadership position designed to support collaboration and communication among constituencies of the school. The position reports to and is supervised by the School Director. The Pedagogical Dean is accountable for ensuring an exemplary Waldorf student experience at Shining Mountain Waldorf School.
The Pedagogical Dean has authority to require compliance with established policies, procedures, practices, and agreements, and to initiate corrective procedures as appropriate. He or she may participate on those bodies that form and modify school policies.
The Pedagogical Dean is one of the leadership positions that inspires a culture of collaborative initiative at Shining Mountain Waldorf School and works to create a shared vision for the future of the school.
The primary responsibilities of the Pedagogical Dean are broadly captured under four areas, with the focus or emphasis shifting between these areas as the leadership structure changes and the needs of the organization strategically evolve:
1) Pedagogical Development/Support of Faculty
• Work closely with pedagogical bodies to define and ensure the implementation of the pedagogical vision and goals of the school.
• Work closely with pedagogical bodies to assure quality of teaching and appropriate delivery of the curriculum.
• Visit and observe all classes regularly.
• Provide oversight of the Hiring Committee and the hiring process for Faculty.
• Chairs the Personnel Committee.
• Provides oversight of professional development.
• Assist faculty members with pedagogical questions.
• Support faculty members in addressing parent concerns.
• Maintain an awareness of ongoing curriculum and pedagogical developments in both Waldorf education and the larger educational community.
• Maintain the “public face” of the school to the parent body and the broader community, ensuring that the mission of the Shining Mountain Waldorf School is communicated in a way which is accessible to these groups.
• Oversee processes that ensure the school’s pedagogical quality, consistency, coherence, and continuity.
• Develop and refine policies and procedures in conjunction with pedagogical bodies and the School Director.
• Is a member of the group that oversees and manages the Accreditation process.
3) Parental Liaison
• May assist the Ombudsman in managing the concerns of the parent community.
• Support the development of parent education through the CRC.
• Work with the faculty to support the resolution of individual parent or class-wide pedagogical concerns.
4) Committee Work
• May attend sectional meetings, departmental meetings and various committee meetings as needed.
• Membership in and regular attendance at College of Teachers meetings required.
• Member of Governance Council.
• Member of Personnel Committee.
• Member of the Hiring Committee.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The successful candidate will:
• Have a demonstrated commitment to collaboration, objectivity, relationship and consensus building as well as conflict resolution.
• Be a person who is accessible and approachable, who deals with people in a welcoming and engaging way, and who leads by active involvement in the life of the school.
• Be an individual who is responsive and non-reactive and leads through a balance of inspiration and discipline, vision and practicality.
• Possess the ability to work collaboratively and be an effective liaison between leadership and governing bodies.
• Possess considerable knowledge of Waldorf education, its principles, techniques and methods, and a connection to Anthroposophy on which the education is rooted.
EDUCATION AND RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
The successful candidate will:
• Have previous successful leadership experience in a Waldorf context.
• Have at least 10 years’ experience as a Waldorf teacher and significant experience in leadership/administrative roles.
• Preferably possess a Master’s Degree; Bachelor’s degree required.
• Be willing to engage conflict and work towards positive resolution.
1st Grade Class Teacher
December 22, 2014
Shining Mountain Waldorf School located in Boulder, Colorado seeks a Waldorf-trained, experienced first grade class teacher. A Bachelor’s degree or more advanced degree and Waldorf training are required. Experience in Waldorf classroom teaching is preferred.
Shining Mountain currently has a 1-5 and 6-8 class teacher rotation system. While we welcome applications from teachers experienced in the 1-8 cycle, we anticipate that the successful candidate will be moving through the grades 1-5 cycle.
Shining Mountain Waldorf School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 school with a current enrollment of 325 for the 2014-2015 school year. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum, which includes two foreign languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, movement, instrumental and orchestral music and chorus. All of our full-time faculty members are Waldorf trained teachers and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators. Our school is an accredited member of AWSNA and ACIS. There are several other Waldorf and Waldorf-inspired charter schools within a couple hours’ drive.
Boulder is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about an hour’s drive from Denver. It is at the heart of the organic food industry, with an award-winning farmers’ market, and many local organic bakeries and farms. The University of Colorado and numerous local organizations provide a rich variety of arts, lectures and workshops, many of which employ the talents of local community members. The quiet beauty of the natural environment offers contemplative pastimes and a full range of outdoor recreation, including world-class ski areas, and many national parks and forests.
The parent body is supportive, well-informed and involved. Our Board is strong and enjoys a supportive, collaborative relationship with the faculty. We have a strong administrative function with a School Director, Admissions Director, Development Director and Business Director.
Current Base is $39,717.24 for Waldorf Trained FTE positions, plus applicable years of experience increases. SMWS offers a comprehensive benefits package. We are an Equal Opportunity employer.
If you are interested in joining us at the Shining Mountain Waldorf School, please send a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Garden and Aftercare – Lead Teacher
Reports to: Early Childhood Education Director
General Statement of Duties:
The afternoon portion of Shining Mountain Waldorf School’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program consists of Rainbow Garden (children ages 3-6 years) from 12:30pm-3:00pm and our Aftercare (children ages 3 years to 5th grade) from 3:00pm-5:30pm. Our programs accommodate the needs of our children of various ages. The Rainbow Garden and Aftercare Lead Teacher is responsible for providing an age appropriate Waldorf extended day program that provides for the health, well-being and safety of the children in their care. Under the supervision of the ECE Director, this second Rainbow Garden class has 6-8 children. Our Aftercare program can consist of up to 10 children; if more an Aftercare Assistant will be available. As Lead, this position will supervise the Aftercare Assistant.
1. Provides Aftercare for our Kindergarten students who have an extended day through the Rainbow Garden program with the hours of 12:30 to 3:00
2. Provides Aftercare for our Pre-K through 5th grade students after school
3. In Rainbow Garden, supervises Lunch and rest with 6-7 kindergarten children
4. Follow signing in and out procedures with parent drop off and pickup
5. Supervise snack in the afternoon for Aftercare children
6. Maintain the ECE classroom and offer gentle rhythm throughout the programs
7. Works closely with the ECE Director on program review and activities
8. Work with ECE Assistant to comply with student ratios
• Some knowledge of Anthroposophy and experience working with children is required.
• Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and parents
• Be able to maintain healthy collegial relations
• Reliable and consistent
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Adaptability – able to change plans according to the group of children attending Aftercare
• Possess a warm and joyous demeanor
• Waldorf teacher training preferred from a WECAN/AWSNA recognized institution, and certification in CPR, First Aid, Permission to Dispense Medications and Universal Precautions.
• Adhere to the requirements in accordance with the Colorado Department of Human Services.
• Must meet Colorado Early Childhood Teacher Qualifications.
This is a part-time hourly position during the school year. Hours are Monday through Friday 12:00pm to 5:30.
We offer a competitive salary, contingent on experience and qualifications. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you wish to apply or seek further information, please download a short statement of interest and resumé and email to email@example.com.
Class Teacher Substitute
Shining Mountain Waldorf School is seeking short-term and long-term Class Teacher substitutes for Grades 1-8.
Shining Mountain Waldorf School was founded in 1983 and is celebrating its 31st year of bringing Waldorf education to beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. Boulder offers a unique world-class location and resources, from the University of Colorado to many outdoor recreational activities.
Shining Mountain Waldorf School seeks a Waldorf-trained, experienced class teacher. A Bachelor’s Degree or more advanced degree and Waldorf Teacher Training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School are preferred. Social Health and Waldorf remedial training are strong pluses. We are also looking for committee leadership skills and proven ability to work well with and be supportive of colleagues.
Shining Mountain Waldorf School is a Pre-K -12 School with a current enrollment of 310 for the 2014-2015 school year. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum, which includes two foreign languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, movement, instrumental and orchestral music and chorus. All of our full-time faculty members are Waldorf-trained teachers and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators.
We offer a competitive salary, contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you wish to apply or seek further information, please download a short statement of interest and resume and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to indicate if you want to be considered for any future teaching opportunities.
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. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resumé to email@example.com for consideration. Please include your substitute availability, as well as if you have any interest in future teaching positions.