Employment

City of Lakes Waldorf School Available Positions

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

City of Lakes Waldorf School (CLWS) seeks to hire a half-time Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator. The DEI Coordinator is responsible for supporting school wide efforts to expand diversity and support equity and inclusion in every aspect of school life. The DEI Coordinator will collaborate with administrative staff, teachers, parents and CLWS governing groups to support the school’s  DEI Action Plan including faculty recruitment, development, and retention; student recruitment and retention; curriculum and professional development support; faculty and staff diversity and inclusivity initiatives; and work to promote inclusion within and between students, faculty, staff, and families. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in a similar role, excellent communication skills, and an interest in Waldorf education.

Applications accepted through August 15, 2021 or until position is filled. Qualified applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Marti Stewart at martistewart@clws.org.

Faculty Chair 

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a Faculty Chair for the 2020-21 school year. Qualified candidates are experienced pedagogical administrators or Waldorf teachers who are interested in working closely with the faculty, administration, College of Teachers and Board of Trustees to ensure the highest quality of education for our students. The Faculty Chair, with the College of Teachers, is responsible for the development, monitoring, and success of the school’s educational programs. 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. The Faculty Chair supports teachers to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Waldorf curriculum, ensuring that the faculty carry out their role in fulfilling the school’s mission.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will have a passion for Waldorf education, collaboration, and celebrating a diverse community. This person should have experience as a Waldorf teacher, excellent communications skills,  enthusiasm, creativity, and proven collaborative leadership capabilities. This person should have experience serving in a leadership capacity in a school faculty and have actively participated in a Waldorf School’s College of Teachers or Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate will enjoy mentoring and coaching and the opportunity to serve other teachers in a support capacity. We seek an individual who is committed to the fullest development of the curriculum, the health of our teachers, and the continued emotional, social, and intellectual growth of our students. A Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf Teaching Certificate are required.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of Administrative Director, Marti Stewart, at martistewart@clws.org. Applications are requested by July 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Early Childhood Faculty Chair

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a half time Early Childhood Faculty Chair to pioneer this role in our school in the 2021-22 school year. 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. 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 the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Questions may be directed to Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at (612) 767-1501 or martistewart@clws.org

Spanish Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a full time Spanish teacher for the 2021-22 school year. The teacher will be responsible for providing instruction to children (first through eighth grade) in the Spanish language. The ideal applicant will be an experienced elementary and middle school language teacher who demonstrates fluency and knowledge of the culture, practices and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world and has completed a bachelor’s degree. A love of children and teaching, and a knowledge of (or interest in) Waldorf education is required. We seek a teacher who has excellent organizational, interpersonal and classroom management skills and who is committed to educational equity and inclusion. Our Spanish position is considered 100% of full time with commensurate benefits.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Education and at least two years of teaching experience. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Native speakers 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 including Waldorf training.

Qualified applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. For more information please contact Neela Bettaglio at neela@clws.org or Administrative Director, Marti Stewart at martistewart@clws.org.

Part-Time String Ensemble Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking a part-time String Ensemble Teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Our String Ensemble Teacher provides music instruction to students in grades 3-8. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished violinist, violist or cellist; have knowledge of Waldorf education; and have experience teaching an ensemble of children to play string instruments. We are seeking an individual who is committed to excellence in teaching, self-development, educational equity and inclusion and collegial cooperation. Applications from experienced String Music Teachers who love working with young people and have a genuine interest in Waldorf education will be considered. BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: marcee@clws.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at martistewart@clws.org.

Parent/Child Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Parent/Child Educator to join our faculty in Fall 2021. The teacher will be responsible for creating and maintaining a beautiful, warm and nurturing Waldorf environment for young children, 18-36 months, and  their parent/guardian. The 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. Qualified candidates will have a college degree, a strong interest in Waldorf education and proven capacities as a parent/child educator. We are seeking individuals who are committed to self-development, educational equity and inclusion and have the skill to engage with parents and children in 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 Toddler, Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.

Qualifications and Benefits: The ideal candidate will be an experienced parent and early childhood educator. Strong 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.

To Apply: Please send a letter of introduction, resume, short biography, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee. Email: martistewart@clws.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Marti Stewart, Administrative Director at martistewart@clws.org.

Toddler Assistant Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking early childhood assistant teachers for our year round toddler program. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting a warm, safe and nurturing Waldorf environment for our youngest students, 18-36 months. Our toddler classroom is an extension of our vibrant early childhood program and is located at our Loring Park Early Childhood campus, one mile from our main school building and directly across the street from Loring Park. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with toddler-aged children and an interest in Waldorf pedagogy. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 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.

Extended Day Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School is seeking qualified individuals to teach in our Extended Day program in the 2020-21 school year. Our Extended Day Program is an afterschool program designed to serve the needs of children (pre-kindergarten through grade eight) and their families who require a longer school day.

Qualified candidates will have successful teaching experience with children and considerable interest in Waldorf education. The ideal candidate will be responsible, creative, organized, and love working with children. The position is a part-time hourly position. Approximate Hours: 3:00 to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Applications will be received until the position is filled. Please email or mail a letter of interest, resume, short biography and three references to Marti Stewart, Administrative Director, at 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.