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 resume 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.
Reports to: Board of Trustees
The School Director should be a strategic leader of strong character who has experience leading a Waldorf school through a period of transition and growth. This leader will inspire confidence, trust, and inclusiveness with faculty, trustees, parents, major donors, alumni, and the broader school community. S/he will be an effective decision-maker, keeping the school’s strategic direction and vision at the forefront of decisions. S/he will be a confident leader, comfortable establishing and maintaining healthy professional relationships with all constituencies.
Reporting and Evaluation:
The School Director will report to the Board of Trustees and will be a member of the College of Teachers. Annually, the board, in collaboration with the Governance Council, will evaluate the School Director with positive and constructive input.
All administrative employees of the School report directly to the School Director. The School Director works in collaboration with the faculty Hiring Committee, Personnel Committee, and Governance Council on faculty-related human resource issues.
The School Director is responsible for fostering an ethic of collaboration and ensuring the highest possible levels of clarity, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in dealing with administrative matters. The School Director will have a “whole school” perspective when addressing administrative matters. Ideally, the School director will have a thorough understanding of the Waldorf curriculum.
1. Effective Leadership:
- Leading by inspiring and motivating, and thereby effectively implementing change
- Demonstrating an ability to unify constituencies toward a common goal
- Strong managerial skills in working effectively with faculty and staff
- Collaborating with various committees: Board of Trustees, Governance Council, College of Teachers, Administration, Parent Association and all related SMWS constituencies
- Leading in a mature and well balanced manner
- Working to creating a culture of engagement and participation among current parents, alumni and alumni parents
- Characteristics should include: authenticity, transparency, trustworthiness, competence, openness, and respectfulness
2. Waldorf Experience:
- Working knowledge and solid understanding of anthroposophy
- Inspiring faculty to become and remain outstanding educators
- Teaching experience in a Waldorf school
- Understanding the Waldorf pedagogy and how it is applied
- Understanding of and experience working within a Waldorf school community
3. Business Proficiency and Acumen:
- Demonstrated experience and comfort in working with operations, finance, working with budgets, and financial planning
- Experience transitioning a school to achieve financial sustainability, including building reserves, and a healthy endowment
- Track record managing effectively to the budget
- Proficiency conducting feasibility studies, leading and implementing a campus development process, and ultimately managing a successful capital campaign
- Ability to guide, direct, and motivate faculty and senior level staff
- Management style that allows for creativity, problem solving, encouraging one’s gifts and talents to be held in high regard
- Able to manage performance issues in a timely and effective manner while making decisions in best interest of school
4. Strategic thinker:
- Visionary, innovative leader who anticipates future needs and can create the path to achieve those goals
- Demonstrated ability to make decisions with school’s long-term strategic direction in alignment with the school’s mission and vision
- Partner with the Board of Directors to update, refresh and implement the strategic plan
5. Communication Skills:
- Able to recognize and customize each communication to the needs of different audiences and in various venues
- Expertise in strengthening morale, providing professional development opportunities, and cultivating positive relationships with donors, families, alumni and community-at-large.
- Engaging public speaker
- Ability to share vision/school direction/Waldorf pedagogy with diverse audiences
- Communicates in a way that builds trust and keeps all well informed
- Experienced and effective with conflict and crisis management, including clear and timely communications throughout the process to affected parties
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 email a statement of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.