Employment

City of Lakes Waldorf School Available Positions

Lead Early Childhood Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Lead Early Childhood Teacher to join our faculty in January 2022. The teacher will be responsible for providing a Waldorf Early Childhood education to our students, ages 34 months to 4 years old. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, experience caring for young children in a licensed program , a strong interest in Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We are seeking individuals who are committed to self-development, educational equity and inclusion and have a willingness to to co-create (with our early childhood teachers) an age-appropriate anti-racist curriculum in the context of Waldorf pedagogy. A love of children and a demonstrated capacity to work well with parents is required. The teacher must work collaboratively within the school as a whole, and within the Early Childhood program, which consists of Parent/Toddler, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience. Strong candidates will be educators with extensive experience with young children. Additional training through Lifeways or a Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certificate program and experience working with diverse populations are a plus. Qualified teachers without Waldorf training will be expected to attend a Waldorf certification program supported by school funding. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Full time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, dental, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: johannagarcia@clws.org. Applications are requested by December 6, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Johanna Garcia, Faculty Chair at johannagarcia@clws.org

Early Childhood Faculty Chair

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a full time Early Childhood Faculty Chair to pioneer this role in our school. The EC Faculty Chair will provide administrative and mentoring support to our early childhood teachers and classrooms and help to ensure the delivery of the rich Waldorf early childhood curriculum. Duties will include providing support to over 20 early childhood lead and assistant teachers on two campuses, managing licensed programs, serving on various committees and leadership groups, providing support for EC staffing needs, and facilitating early childhood faculty meetings and professional development activities. The EC Faculty Chair will also be responsible for leading a Parent/Child program that provides a beautiful, warm and nurturing Waldorf environment for young children, 18-36 months, and their parent/guardian. The Parent/Child program is designed to support parents in developing healthy parenting skills, create a community with class participants, and educate parents about the value and benefits of a Waldorf education. We are seeking an individual who is committed to educational equity and inclusion and has the skill to support the development of an anti-racist curriculum in the context of Waldorf pedagogy.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will be experienced Waldorf early childhood educators who have demonstrated leadership capacities and a commitment to collaborative and collegial work. Ideal candidates will have completed a bachelor’s degree and a Lifeways or Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certificate program. A love of young children, a deep understanding of the Waldorf pedagogy as it relates to the young child, and a demonstrated capacity to educate and work well with parents is required. The EC Faculty Chair must work collaboratively within the school as a whole, and within the Early Childhood program, which consists of Parent/Child, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to Johanna Garcia at johannagarcia@clws.org. Questions may be directed to Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org.

Admissions Associate

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks an Admissions Associate to provide administrative assistance to our Admissions Director in support of CLWS enrollment goals. Primary responsibilities include responding to inquiries, conducting school tours, managing the prospect database, and helping to plan and oversee outreach events. The Admissions Associate will assist in the application and enrollment process and with the development of enrollment materials and communications. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, an interest in Waldorf education and at least two years of experience in database management, communications, and event planning. Ideal candidates will be friendly, detail-oriented, hardworking and enjoy a collaborative working environment. Experience in a non-profit or school environment is preferred. Fluency or proficiency in ASL (American Sign Language) a plus. This hourly position is part-time, an average of 20 hours per week.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a resume and contact information for three references to Admissions Director, Soni Albright at soni@clws.org. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please contact (612) 767-1501.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking early childhood assistant teachers to support our vibrant early childhood classrooms (toddler through kindergarten age). The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting a warm, safe and nurturing Waldorf environment for our youngest students. We are seeking a full time assistant teacher to support our Loring Campus from 10 am to 6 pm and part-time teachers to work afternoon hours in our Kindergarten classrooms on both our Whittier and Loring Campus. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with young children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The starting hourly wage is $17 per hour. Applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, short biography and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org.

Substitute Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School currently seeks substitute teachers for all classrooms spanning early childhood through grade eight. Qualified candidates have teaching experience, an interest in Waldorf education, and are committed to equity and inclusion. Applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume, short biography and three references via email.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org.

Our School and Community

City of Lakes Waldorf School is an accredited, full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. We offer a Toddler through Grade 8 education for over 270 students, including Spanish, Cyber Civics, movement and games, handwork, woodwork, circus arts, and music (recorder, strings and chorus) and after school sports programs. Our parent/child program introduces young families to Waldorf education. Our experienced and creative faculty, led by the College of Teachers, is dedicated to excellence in Waldorf education and the development of curriculum to reflect our diverse, urban community. Our educational pedagogy fundamentally values the many peoples and perspectives of our community and the world. We are committed to equity in education and recognize the need to develop an anti-racist curriculum that directly challenges and confronts prejudice. CLWS strives to advance equity in education and nurture a diverse learning community of children, teachers, families and staff; recognizing and valuing individual differences while promoting and celebrating the richness in our local and global communities. Our Board of Trustees along with our talented and dedicated parent community support our more than 60 full and part time members of the faculty and administrative staff.

Our school is located in a beautiful stone building (circa 1922) in a lively urban neighborhood just blocks from downtown Minneapolis. The school resides on what is known as “Eat Street” – home to a large number of restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. We are within walking distance to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and have convenient access to the cultural features of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, including nationally acclaimed symphony and chamber orchestras, theatres, art, science and children’s museums. Our second early childhood campus is one mile away and situated on Loring Park directly across from the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden. Minneapolis is a beautiful city encompassing lakes, rivers and creeks and containing an extensive selection of parks for walking, biking and opportunities for a myriad of outdoor activities in all seasons. Our school enjoys an association with the Waldorf School in St. Paul, a chapter of the Anthroposophical Society, a Camphill Village, several community farms, and the Novalis Institute which provides adult education to our community.