Employment

City of Lakes Waldorf School Available Positions

Lead Toddler Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a lead early childhood teacher to pioneer our new toddler program, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. The teacher will be responsible for creating and maintaining a beautiful, warm and nurturing Waldorf environment ​for our youngest students, 18-36 months.​ Our new toddler classroom is an extension of our vibrant early childhood program and will be located at our Loring Park early childhood campus, one mile from our main school building directly across the street from a city park with a pond, paths, and big open spaces.​

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an experienced early childhood educator childcare provider with extensive experience with Toddlers. S/he will have completed a bachelor’s degree and a Lifeways or Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certificate program. A love of toddlers, a deep understanding of the Waldorf pedagogy as it relates to young 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, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes. All application materials should be submitted no later than May 1, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply

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.

Grade One Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School available positions includes a fully qualified and inspired teacher to join our faculty as the first grade teacher in the 2017-18 school year. Qualified candidates will have completed a college degree and Waldorf teacher training through a recognized institute. Candidates must have experience in the classroom, a strong commitment to Waldorf education and proven capacities for teaching. We seek individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, collegial cooperation and working out of Anthroposophy. City of Lakes Waldorf School is dedicated to educating the whole child through an artistic and developmental approach. We seek colleagues who share these goals and who are dedicated to the healthy development of each child.

City of Lakes Waldorf School believes that a diverse community and the practice of inclusiveness strengthen the educational experience and foster the essential element of respect that prepares students to live and work in a global environment and contribute to the well-being of all humanity. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive community that respects and affirms each of its members, honoring their diversity of culture, ethnicity, race, religion, family structure, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical abilities, and unique learning styles. City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks colleagues who share these beliefs, and who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse and inclusive community.

Qualifications and Benefits
Ideal candidates are Waldorf trained teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of teaching experience, a love of children and a commitment to working out of Anthroposophy. Full-time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, retirement, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development. We offer a base salary of $40,000 with increments for teaching experience and education.

Kindergarten Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a lead Kindergarten Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. The teacher will be responsible for providing a Waldorf Early Childhood education to our young students.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Waldorf Early Childhood educator who has completed a bachelor’s degree and a Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certificate program. A love of children, a deep understanding of the Waldorf pedagogy, 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, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Admissions Associate 

City of Lakes Waldorf School seeks a dynamic individual for the role of Admissions Associate who will provide assistance to the Admissions Director to achieve and maintain full enrollment. The Admissions Associate will help to manage all aspects of the recruitment, admissions, enrollment and retention efforts for students in early childhood through grade eight. The ideal candidate will bring experience in independent school recruitment, parent relations and admissions. An in-depth understanding of the Waldorf philosophy and the ability to articulate how it is applied in the curriculum and at home is essential.

Qualifications and Benefits

Ideal applicants will have a bachelor’s degree, experience in independent school admissions, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, database experience and effective organizational skills. Familiarity with City of Lakes Waldorf School and marketing skills are desirable. Full time administrative staff enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, retirement, and tuition remission. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Start date between May 1 and July 1, 2017. Applications accepted through April 15 or until position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the process of admitting new students to the school including event planning, outreach, attendance at school fairs, and cultivation of relationships
  • Present the City of Lakes Waldorf School specifically, and Waldorf education in general, to prospective families
  • Manage database entry and information for inquiries, applications and accepted students
  • Assist with annual re-enrollment process for Early Childhood and Grades 1-8
  • Participate in work that supports diversity within the school community and actively engaging in ongoing diversity training
  • Support Admissions Director and Tuition Assistance Committee around TA awards

Full Time Eurythmy Teacher

City of Lakes Waldorf School available positions include a trained and experienced Eurythmy teacher to provide Eurythmy to students in preschool through grade eight.

Qualifications and Benefits
Ideal candidates will have completed a full Eurythmy training and a Bachelor’s degree, and have a love of children and a commitment to working out of Anthroposophy. Strong candidates will have experience working with children as well as bringing Eurythmy to faculty and parents and will be interested in building a full Eurythmy program from our current part-time program. We are specifically looking for candidates who are available for block teaching in the 2016-17 school year and a full-time role in 2017-18. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Full-time teachers enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that include health, dental, tuition remission, mentoring and financial support for professional development. We offer a base salary $40,000 with increments for teaching experience and education.

Substitute Teachers

City of Lakes Waldorf School available positions includes substitute teachers for early childhood and grades 1-8. Availability includes all areas of the school day: morning and afternoon early childhood, main lesson, subject classes, lunch and recess coverage as well as extended day after school. Subject classes include movement, handwork, woodwork, ensemble and choir.

Qualifications
Flexible schedule, experience leading a classroom, experience working with many different ages, strong class management skills and strong communication skills. Waldorf teacher training and classroom experience are preferred. Expertise in subject classes is preferred, but not required. This is an hourly position.

To Apply

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 or Marcee Hansen, Faculty Chair, at marcee@clws.org.

Our Staff

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 school celebrates its 28th anniversary in 2016 and is implementing a strategic plan for our future. Our Board of Trustees and talented and dedicated parent community support our 45 full and part-time members of the faculty and administrative staff. Our school enjoys an association with the Minnesota Waldorf School across the river, a chapter of the Anthroposophical Society, and the Novalis Institute, which provides adult education and Foundation Studies to our community.