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High School Spanish Teacher (Long Term Substitute) - December 2017

Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic High School Spanish teacher for a long term substitute position beginning April 16, 2018 through June 10, 2018. The High School Spanish Teacher teaches Spanish part-time to grades 9 through 11.

Candidates must be fluent and literate in Spanish and possess interest in Spanish language literature. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. A Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf HIgh School are preferred. Candidates will be enthusiastic about teaching languages out of the philosophical and methodological principles of Waldorf Education, be committed to working with adolescents and be familiar with teaching using Comprehensible Input. A good sense of humor, integrity, and collaborative nature is a must for this environment. Candidates will have a proven ability to work well with and be supportive of colleagues. Also required is a strong interest in teaching cultural competency and in fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

SMWS is celebrating its 35th 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. There is an active Anthroposophical community in the Denver/Boulder area.

SMWS is a Pre-K through 12 school with a current enrollment of 300 students for the 2017-2018 school year. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum. which includes two world languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, movement, instrumental and orchestral music and chorus. The majority of our full time faculty are Waldorf trained teachers and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators.

Boulder is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about an hour 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 of Trustees is strong and enjoys a supportive, collaborative relationship with the Faculty. We have a strong administrative function with a School Director, Pedagogical Director, Admissions Director, Development Director, Business Director, and Facilities Manager.

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 Math and Science Teacher - February 2018

Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado is seeking an experienced Waldorf High School Math and Science teacher to become a member of our core faculty for the 2018-2019 school year.  Our ideal candidate possesses several years of teaching experience in a Waldorf high school and has completed Waldorf High School teacher training, is at ease with high school students as well as adults, is dynamic, engaging, deeply interested in people, and passionate about all areas of Math and Science.  The position includes additional ancillary responsibilities, such as class sponsoring, elective classes, and committee work.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is a Pre-K-12 independent not-for-profit fully accredited Waldorf school with a current enrollment of 293 students (70 in the high school) for the 2017-2018 school year. We offer a full Waldorf Curriculum, including two world languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, movement, instrumental and choral music. All of our full-time faculty members are Waldorf-trained teachers and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strengths as Waldorf educators.

Boulder is located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about an hour’s drive north of Denver and close to world-class hiking and skiing.  A college town, Boulder is home to the University of Colorado as well as numerous local organizations that provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops.  The quiet beauty of the natural environment offers contemplative pastimes and a full range of outdoor recreation with many nearby national parks and forests.

Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and a generous employee benefit program, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, family medical and dental plans, and retirement savings options.

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.

Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and intent, resume, brief biography, and three references including current employer to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Lower School Educational Resource Director - January 2018

Job Title: Lower School Educational Resource Director
Program: Lower School
Reports to: Pedagogical Director
FLSA Status: Exempt – Full Time
Date: January 2018

Position Summary

The Lower School Educational Resource Director (“LSERD”) is responsible for implementing and supervising the school’s resource program and its personnel through Faculty and Administrative roles. The LSERD collaborates with Lower School Teachers (grades 1st through 8th) to identify students with learning, developmental, movement, and/or behavior challenges. Evaluates students in designated grades and assesses individual students as needed. Works therapeutically with students in small groups. Works with Lower School Faculty, individual students, and their families to determine what accommodations and resources are needed. This position will evaluate what type of support the school is able to provide. Coordinates education and communications with Faculty members on how to best serve the students that are referred to the Educational Resource Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Functions:

1. Observe Kindergarten – 1st grade classes annually in the following areas:

a. Incarnation issues – reflexes, development, movement
b. Sensory integration
c. Acuity/perceptual issues
d. Emotional/behavior issues

Results will be shared with Lower School and Subject teachers along with parents of students who need additional support.

2. Lead team of teachers in formal 1st grade assessment to determine if support will be needed.

3. Participate in school admissions process with Lower School Teachers when students apply to SMWS with documented learning or behavior challenges or at the request of a teacher. This would include summer enrollment assessments.

4. Maintain records of observations, assessments, meetings, and Individual Learning Plans
(ILP) in the Resource Program File.

5. Provide leadership to Education Support Circle including meeting agendas, facilitation, case studies, ILP reviews, liaison with doctors, therapists, and consultants. Initiate therapeutic pedagogical presentations for the faculty.

6. Provide leadership in the Lower School Faculty Meeting for Child Study.

7. Maintain a therapeutic resource list of doctors, therapists, and consultants for parents and teachers.

8. Upon request, conduct presentations at 1st through 8th grade parent evenings regarding information about the Educational Resource Program.

9. Supervise and oversee Kindergarten through 8th grade vision and scoliosis screenings.

10. Work with the Pedagogical Director, Lower School Teachers, and the Education Support Circle in cases where SMWS is unable to meet the needs of a student.

11. Meet with the Educational Resource Teacher(s) weekly to coordinate student support.

12. Meet 2-3 times a year with the Pedagogical Director to review the status and needs of students who are in need of additional support.

Faculty and Administrative Functions:

1. Conduct 2nd grade assessments. Follow up on individual assessments as needed in 3rd and 4th grade.

2. Observe and assess individual students in Kindergarten through 8th grades, who are referred by teachers or parents. Create individual therapeutic plans as needed. Collaborate with teachers and parents to support the student. Refer to outside specialists if needed.

3. Work therapeutically with students in small groups in Kindergarten through 6th grades in the areas of sensory integration, movement, and Extra Lesson. Work in the classroom with the Lower School Teachers. Monitor and share progress with Lower School Teachers and parents. Share a status report with the Educational Support Circle once a year.

4. Teach five periods of reading and math tutorials annually:
2nd Grade – 1 period
3rd Grade – 2 periods
4th Grade – 2 periods

Education and Qualifications / Regulations

  • Educational/Resource Support Experience at the Lower School Level (Kindergarten through 8th grade)
  • Undergraduate College Degree
  • Waldorf Education and/or Waldorf Therapeutic training preferred

Work Setting

  • General office environment, computer and desk work
  • Education Support classroom
  • Classroom observation
  • Includes Summer responsibilities
  • Work hours extend beyond the school day

Salary and Benefits

  • This position is ¾ to full time and offers employee benefits

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:
– Bending, sitting, standing, walking, etc.
– Desk work, computer keyboard, telephone, etc.

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 cover letter, resume, and three references 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.