City of Lakes Waldorf School Available Positions

City of Lakes Waldorf School values a diverse and welcoming community. We encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply for our open positions.

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 facilitate outreach events. The Admissions Associate will assist in the application and enrollment process and with the development of enrollment materials and communications. This hourly position is part-time, an average of 20 hours per week. Ideal candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, an interest in Waldorf education, and at least two years of experience in database management, communications, or 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.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single PDF to Administrative Director, Marti Stewart at martistewart@clws.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Admissions Director

City of Lakes Waldorf School is currently accepting applications for a full-time Admissions Director. This essential, outward-facing role brings our school and mission to prospective parents, from the initial point of inquiry through to acceptance, enrollment, and re-enrollment. The Admissions Director develops outreach initiatives and cultivates relationships with prospective families who express interest in the school, informing them of the school’s curriculum, program, and culture and guiding them through the school’s admissions processes. This onsite, full-time position has an immediate expected start date and offers full benefits with a salary that is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications and Benefits: Ideal candidates will have experience working in a Waldorf or independent school admissions office and demonstrate strong interpersonal communications skills and a commitment to advancing the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Candidates will have excellent project management and planning skills, the ability to speak and write clearly, and bring attention to detail. Candidates must demonstrate professionalism and the ability to work collaboratively as well as a friendly, outgoing personality, a high level of self-motivation and a positive, “can-do” attitude. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a competitive salary, tuition remission for dependent children accepted to the school, individual or family medical insurance, an HSA and retirement savings plan benefits.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single PDF to Administrative Director, Marti Stewart at martistewart@clws.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Human Resources Associate

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a Human Resources Associate to support our Human Resource functions. Responsibilities will include support of school staff in hiring, onboarding and evaluation processes, maintaining personnel records, human resource policies and procedures, and management of employee benefits. The Human Resources Associate will work closely with the Business Manager, Faculty Chair and Administrative Director. Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 2 years of HR experience, preferably in a nonprofit or independent school setting. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion are required. This hourly position is part-time, an average of 10-15 hours per week.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, a resume and contact information for three references to Marti Stewart, Administrative Director, at martistewart@clws.org. 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 our play-based curriculum, rich in artistic activity and hands-on outdoor experiences. We are seeking part  and full time assistant teachers for a variety of positions on our two campuses. Qualified candidates have previous experience working with young children, an interest in Waldorf pedagogy, and are committed to self-development, educational equity, and inclusion. Program hours are between 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The starting hourly wage is $17 per hour. 

To Apply: Applicants may submit a letter of introduction, resume, and three references to the attention of the Teacher Search Committee (email: melissamcpartland@clws.org). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Melissa McPartland, Early Childhood Faculty Chair, at melissamcpartland@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.