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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.

Lower School Teacher Assistant  – Grades 1-5 | 2021/2022 

June 2021| Shining Mountain Waldorf School | Boulder, Colorado

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Shining Mountain Waldorf School, founded in 1983, is an accredited Pre-K-12 nonprofit independent school located in Boulder, Colorado on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are recognized for our academic depth, experiential learning, artistic integration, wilderness experiences, and strong athletic program. Our school is about an hour’s drive to Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. We are close to world-class hiking, skiing, and outdoor recreation. A college town, Boulder is home to the University of Colorado and Naropa University, as well as numerous local organizations that provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, environmental initiatives, sustainable agriculture, farm-to-table dining, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Job Title: Lower School Class Teacher Assistant (with Language Arts training and experience)

Program: Lower School (Grades 1 – 5)

Reports to: Class Teacher 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: June 2021

Position Summary

The Lower School Teacher Assistant is responsible for helping to hold and create a wonderful Waldorf experience in our lower grades classrooms. The Assistant will work with the Class Teacher assisting in classroom management and student supervision, engage appropriately with students, take direction from the Class Teacher, and engage in day to day responsibilities according to the principles of Waldorf Education. It is expected that the Assistant will have Language Arts training and experience to help with reviewing class work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attendance
  • Set up for painting
  • Help with morning circle, provide assistance with disruptive children
  • If necessary, take disruptive children out of class
  • Sit near disruptive children to give more aid
  • 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 task to support the needs of the teacher and class
  • Correct math sheets/compositions/ grammar/ Main Lesson books in any grade, as needed (teacher determined)
  • 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 Class Teacher)
  • Student behavior and concerns must be brought to the Class Teacher
  • If a parent reports a concern to the Assistant, it must be brought to the Class Teacher 
  • Meetings which will be paid at the Meeting Hourly Rate (below):
    • Sectional Meetings (Lower School)
    • In-Service Week
    • CPR Training
    • February Conferences (Optional)
  • Meetings which are optional but not paid: Full Faculty
  • Time sheet needs to be approved by the Class Teacher and submitted by deadlines as determined by Human Resources/Payroll
  • If an assistant covers the class(es) for the teacher, they are paid substitution rate: $25/hour
  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks as related to the duties listed above 


Education and Qualifications

  • Waldorf experience preferred
  • BA preferred
  • Lower School classroom experience 
  • Within 30 days complete CPR and First Aid training


Work Setting

  • Lower School classroom, playground, field trips, and neighborhood walks
  • 5 hours daily, Monday through Friday, to be determined by the Class Teacher; not to exceed 25 hours per week
  • Because of the classroom setting, breaks are offered depending on the schedule.


Salary and Benefits 

  • Assistant hourly rate of $18.00 per hour 
  • Three (3) paid Holidays include: All Cultures Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day
  • Sick Days are paid through the Colorado Paid Sick Leave program – 1 hour for each 30 hours worked – not to exceed 48 hours per year – no carryover.   
  • Arrive 5 minutes early, if needed, to prepare for the start of class
  • Because this is part time position, no additional 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.

Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher Assistant – 2021/2022

Program: Early Childhood -White Dove 

Reports to: Lead Kindergarten Teacher

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: June 2021

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.  This position requires a high level of comfort and appreciation for spending time outdoors with children in all kinds of weather. 

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- afternoon kindergarten.
  • 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
  • Become knowledgeable about campus Emergency Plan and be ready to implement
  • Assist 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

  • May be requested to Substitute in the afternoon program if available 
  • 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

    • Waldorf Kindergarten experience preferred
    • Reliability and consistency
    • Adaptability to changes
    • Possess a warm, friendly, joyous demeanor
    • Complete requirements for Colorado ECE regulations of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. Must be an ECT (Early Childhood Teacher) as designated by the State of Colorado or working toward this qualification. 
    • 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
  • Most holidays and school days off are not paid 


Salary and Benefits

  • Hourly rate of $18.00 per hour
  • Three (3) paid Holidays include: Fall Break Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day
  • Colorado Paid Sick Leave – 1 hour for each 30 hours worked – not to exceed 48 hours per year (no carry over)
  • Paid tuition for 2 ECT class required trainings if needed
  • Because this is part time position, no additional 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.

Job Title:  Marketing Director – Part Time

Program: Administration

Reports to: School Director

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Date: October 2021

Position Summary

This is a position within the Marketing Department at Shining Mountain Waldorf School. This position requires someone who is passionate about promoting Waldorf education and developing SMWS as a leader in the United States. The goal is to increase the visibility of SMWS to mission appropriate prospective families and drive inquiries to the Admission Director. The Marketing Director will lead the execution of marketing projects, campaigns and events that are designed to increase admissions interest and traffic. This position will be expected to build relationships with the school community and to craft and execute marketing efforts. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Print advertising campaigns
    • Plan and execute print advertising campaigns to promote the school locally and nationally
    • Write ad copy
    • Work with designer to create artwork
    • Work with publications to place ads
  • Online advertising campaign management
    • Plan and execute online advertising campaigns (Google, Facebook, etc.) 
    • Optimize campaigns
    • Collaborate with the School Director to analyze performance and ROI of campaigns  
  • Public Relations campaign development and management
    • Identify and develop PR opportunities
    • Pitch stories to PR outlets
    • Write and submit regular press releases
  • Content marketing management
    • Develop content with faculty, administration, high school students to tell our story internally and externally
  • Manage school website

  
Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Advancement Team to increase School viability
  • Collaborate with Social Media Director on social media campaigns
  • Lead the Marketing Committee and work with Marketing Committee Chair
  • Create and measure analytics of marketing channels and provide periodic performance reports
  • Conduct competitor research and build profiles of competitor marketing strategies
  • Make process efficiency improvements across all activities, document the updated processes
  • Assist in managing internal and external marketing of school events
  • Manage and update media contact list
  • Work closely with the School Director to track and manage budget on a monthly basis

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred in communications, public relations, marketing, social media, journalism, business or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience with Waldorf education preferred
  • Three or more years of relevant marketing experience in a corporate, non-profit, or agency setting, including online advertising experience 
  • Strong understanding of public relations and online media
  • Demonstrated fluency and experience with marketing for independent K-12 schools or equivalent
  • Proven ability to manage multiple social media accounts on leading platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and more
  • Demonstrated ability to manage email marketing campaigns
  • Advanced experience writing for various platforms, including social media, websites, blog posts, with copywriting experience
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills


Work Setting

  • General office environment -may include virtual office hours
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours 


Salary and Benefits

  • Hourly position – $30.00 per hour
  • 20 hours per week – a year round administrative position
  • Employee benefits are not offered for this position


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, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.