Join Cedarwood Waldorf School’s dynamic and creative circle of teachers. Our program is expanding, and we are seeking innovative and enthusiastic teachers to join our current team of exceptional educators.
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic first-grade teacher for the 2015-16 school year. We will be welcoming a large class of 26 to 28 students moving up from our vibrant early childhood program. The right candidate will be dedicated to working in partnership with parents and colleagues while maintaining an interest in self-development, valuing creative teaching, and displaying strong classroom-management skills. We are looking for someone who has completed Waldorf teacher training and ideally has previous Waldorf teaching experience, a grounding in anthroposophy and a bachelor’s degree or higher. The first-grade teacher must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to plan and organize instruction, and the capacity to work with students at many ages and stages of development.
We are seeking assistants to support and be mentored by our creative, seasoned lead teachers. The ideal candidates will possess qualities of warmth, balance and joy, and a healthy will. All candidates should have a minimum of 10 to 15 hours of training in early childhood development or at least one year of experience working with children in a large setting. An understanding of Waldorf education is a plus. Cedarwood offers a warm and supportive environment for assistants to develop and participate in collaborative team teaching. Our school currently has two parent-child classes, two pre-kindergarten classes and three mixed-age kindergarten classes. All of our early childhood programs offer half-day, full-day or extended-day options. The current size of our early childhood staff is approximately 13 employees, and you will be joining a supportive, diverse group of teachers.
We are seeking a creative person to join our eight-member administrative team. We serve more than 300 students and over 50 employees. We are looking for someone dedicated to working in collaboration with parents and teachers, who maintains an interest in self-development and who values creative teamwork. The right candidate will be able to handle many details and challenging situations at once; have experience with office software programs, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and graphic presentation software; and demonstrate an ability to interact with a wide range of people, frequently exchanging information about school operations and policies. One year of work experience required, ideally at a Waldorf or independent school.
About Cedarwood Waldorf School
Cedarwood is situated in a picturesque, historic building in the urban Lair Hill neighborhood of Portland, Ore. We serve more than 300 students from early childhood through the eighth grade. Our students benefit from rich, diverse programming that includes Spanish, Japanese, eurythmy, music, practical arts, movement and a middle-school math program. We have a strong, talented faculty that works hard to support one another and consciously represent Waldorf education to our school community and beyond.
Portland is home to a rich anthroposophical community that includes several Waldorf schools, anthroposophical doctors and a branch of the Anthroposophical Society. The city of Portland offers wonderful cultural opportunities, while nearby Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge capture the splendor of the natural world.
We offer competitive salaries, medical and dental benefits, a matching 401k program, tuition remission and professional development opportunities.
Send cover letter, résumé and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 30, 2015.