Employment

Portland Waldorf School, fully accredited through AWSNA, was founded in 1982, and continues to work out of the insights of Rudolf Steiner to educate students for the whole of life. With an experienced and dedicated faculty, the school serves over 300 students from Early Childhood through High School, and is active in supporting Waldorf education in the northwest. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including eurythmy, music, handwork, woodwork, drama, outdoor education, Spanish, German, PE as well as a middle and high school athletics program.

Portland is a city with a thriving Anthroposophical community including several schools, medical clinics, a teacher training program and a branch of the Anthroposophical Society. Portland is also full of cultural opportunities, near outstanding natural areas, and only an hour and a half from the beach and Mt. Hood ski areas. Our school is located on 7 beautiful acres in Milwaukie, four miles from the heart of Portland.

Nursery and Parent/Child Teacher 2019-20

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a full-time Early Childhood Teacher for our Nursery and Parent/Child class starting in the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators, as well as the parent community, to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. A Bachelor’s Degree and a Waldorf Teacher training certificate are required; Preferred candidates will also have Waldorf teaching experience.

The Sunflower Nursery School / Parent-Child Teacher works out of Anthroposophy and the principles of Waldorf Education to support the unfolding consciousness of the children, and brings creativity, empathy, and innovation to parent work and community outreach. The teacher endeavors to create a harmonious and nurturing environment with attention to aesthetics and safety in both the classroom and the playground. They strive in thought, word and deed to be worthy of imitation by the children.

The full-time position requires the teacher to lead the Sunflower Nursery School for children ages 2.5-3 for three days per week; and parent-child classes two days per week. In addition, some time will be directed each month toward outreach and parent education offerings. PWS is a state licensed childcare facility and all Early Childhood faculty are required to be licensed with the Oregon Childcare Division.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school. Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Benefits offered include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, tuition remission, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including emails and phone numbers (in PDF format only) to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Lead Teachers – Early Childhood Summer Camp

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for full-time Lead Teachers for one or more weeks of our Early Childhood Summer Camp 2019. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators, as well as the parent community, to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals.

Areas of responsibility include: plans daily/weekly rhythm of activities in alignment with Waldorf pedagogy, and in collaboration with other faculty and staff; supports and cares for the children, knows and implements appropriate behavior and safety guidelines/policies; guides children in cooperative, developmentally appropriate play; keeps a safe and healthy space; abides by all state licensing requirements.

Skills required: experience or interest in Waldorf education; strong communication skills; calm, gentle manner; strives to conduct themselves in ways that are worthy of children’s imitation; works cooperatively with groups; proficiency in handwork, crafts, music, or singing; reliable and punctual.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school. Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

PWS is a state-licensed childcare center and all teachers must ensure the program is in compliance with state regulations at all times. This position is non-exempt, with an hourly pay rate of $17.34. Benefits include paid sick time, per Oregon state law.  Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm (or 5:30pm if there are students staying for aftercare). 2019 summer camp weeks start June 17 through August 30 (closed July 4). To apply for this position, send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Games/PE Teacher 2019-20

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a full-time Games/PE Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students in grades two through eight, will have a working understanding of students’ social and physical development, and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. A Bachelor’s Degree and teaching experience is required; Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate, have completed the Spacial Dynamics program, and ideally have Waldorf teaching experience. This position will also coordinate and participate in all lower school annual regional athletic events including Olympiad, Medieval Games, Grade 7/8 Track Meets, plus additional duties as needed to reach full-time equivalency.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school. Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and professional development benefits are offered. Please send resume and letter of interest to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

 

Director of Auxiliary Programs 2019-20

(Vacation Camps, Extra-Curricular Activities, and Before/After School Care)

Job Overview

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a full-time Director of Auxiliary Programs for the 2019-20 school year. We are looking for a trained and experienced Waldorf educator, who values collaborative working relations among colleagues, and has confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community. This position is responsible for providing care to all students in alignment with the ideals of Waldorf pedagogy.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Oversees all camps, clubs, activities, and childcare offered to PWS lower school students outside of school hours. The Director helps plan developmentally-appropriate activities for PWS students (and when appropriate, children from outside the school community) and is responsible for:

  • Recruiting, overseeing, and reviewing qualified faculty, including substitutes
  • Developing curriculum and seasonal themes for activities
  • Shopping for food and crafting supplies
  • Working with the PWS Administrative Staff in coordinating registrations/payments and space availability
  • Providing timely and accurate information, communications, and support to the Administration to ensure the development of marketing materials

Areas of Responsibility Include:

Summer Camps (EC-Grades):

Held each week of summer between the end of the school year to the beginning of the following school year. Develop curriculum and activities with the faculty, shop for supplies, and manage budget, marketing, registration, and staffing.

Before/Aftercare Program

Before-care (7:30-8:30am each school day); Early Childhood aftercare (1:00-5:30pm each school day) and Grades aftercare (1:30-5:30pm each school day) for PWS students.  Coordinate staffing and substitutes.

Additional After School Activities and Clubs

Oversee all lower school specialty activities and clubs to serve PWS students (and children from outside the school community). Oversight includes approval and facilitation of clubs and activities such as unicycle, circus, yoga, cooking, etc., as well as marketing, registration, and staffing.

Vacation Camps

Plan age-appropriate vacation camps and activities for PWS students (and children from outside the school community) during school year vacations, including Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, February Break and Spring Break. Develop curriculum and activities with faculty, order supplies, manage marketing, registrations, and staffing.

In-Service

November 1st – coordinate staffing for faculty childcare.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility.
  • Waldorf teaching, camp administration, or childcare experience preferred.
  • Create and maintain a nurturing, rhythmic, consistent and organized daily/weekly routine.
  • Care for the physical and emotional well-being of the children.
  • Foster positive relationships (teacher to child, child to child, parent to parent) and work cooperatively with groups.
  • Know and implement the behavior guidelines. Model and uphold safe standards of behavior.
  • Proficiency in various skills such as handwork and crafts, music and singing, gardening, games, etc., preferred.
  • Calm, gentle manner.
  • Well-versed in computer skills and comfortable using technology.
  • Record keeping: attendance, injury reporting, documentation of concerns/conversations about children.
  • Good communication process and skills.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Supervise Aftercare and Vacation Camp staff, approve timecards, performance evaluations, coordinate substitutes as necessary.
  • Order supplies and stay within allotted budget.
  • Attend Grades and Early Childhood weekly section meetings, weekly All-Section meetings, in-service days and professional development days as required.

As PWS is a state-licensed childcare center, the teachers must ensure the program is in compliance with state regulations at all times:

  • Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry
  • Hold a current certificate in “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” training
  • Hold a current Food Handler License
  • Hold a current Child First Aid and CPR card
  • Attend 15 clock hours of ongoing education each year per state licensing requirements
  • Abide by all state licensing requirements

This is an exempt, full-time, year-round salaried position with paid time off, health and dental benefits, 401(k) plan, professional development, and tuition remission benefits.  Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Expected Start Date July 2019. To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to: teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Lower School Student Assistance Coordinator 2019-20

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time Lower School Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) for the 2019-20 school year. The Lower School SAC balances time between classroom/student support and parent and other communication, recordkeeping, filing and other administrative tasks. A bachelor’s degree in special education, psychology, child development, or related field is required; preferred candidates will also have experience/familiarity with Waldorf Education, special education, and formal assessments/IEPs. Candidates must show the ability to understand psychological and learning assessments and create support plans that include appropriate accommodations. The ideal candidate has training and experience in identifying and supporting learning and behavioral differences in children from early childhood through Grade 6; upholds our value of neuro-diversity within the school community; and has empathy for students with learning differences and their parents. Candidates must possess excellent organizational, time management, and communications skills, and be comfortable using Google mail and file sharing, and database systems.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education and furthering our school’s mission. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Acts as hub or central coordinating figure of Educational Support Program
  • Provides initial in-class screening of child(ren) to determine if there is a need for further outside assessment.
  • Coordinates communication between teachers, parents, care providers and care group.
  • Keeps track of children receiving care, what type, and by what provider.
  • Schedules all in-school support lessons, care provider, and room assignments.
  • Schedules and maintains communication with public districts as needed for assessments and support.
  • Arranges and schedules assessments with the care providers, and teachers, as needed.
  • Oversees care providers –this includes reviewing the care providers’ action plan, the implementation and progress of program and the care providers’ reporting to parents and faculty.
  • Communicates to School Chair the care providers’ performance and any relevant updates.
  • Writes up and periodically updates the support plans.
  • Follows up with parents for necessary paperwork.
  • Oversees Parent Education so that parents know what services the school provides and how a child’s needs are determined.
  • Attends Student Care Committee meetings.
  • Participates in school admissions process when students apply to PWS with documented learning or behavior challenges or at the request of a teacher. This would include summer enrollment assessments.
  • Maintains a resource list of specialists, therapists, tutors, and consultants for parents and teachers.
  • Upon request, conduct presentations at parent or faculty meetings regarding information about the Educational Support Program.

 

Parent Work:

  • Attend parent-teacher conferences as requested.
  • Arrange meetings with parents and class teachers/advisors as needed.
  • Support and assist parents interfacing with public school educational support services if needed.
  • Sending letters or emails to parents as needed about their student’s progress in school.
  • Making phone calls, e-mails or setting up meetings with parents concerning their child’s development, progress or behavior.
  • Liaison between parents, teachers and local school districts regarding diagnostic testing.
  • Supports the Admissions process by providing assessments for applicants and 6-week check-ins/assessments for new students.
  • Collaborative and cooperative work with private tutors.

Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve about 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

This is a part-time, hourly, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $18.88/hour for 20 hours per week. Benefits offered include paid sick time per Oregon state law.  Expected start date is Summer 2019. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Living Lab Teacher 2019-20

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a full-time LivingLAB Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students, will have a working understanding of students’ social and physical development, and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. A Bachelor’s Degree and teaching experience is required. The ideal candidate will possess Waldorf teacher training as well as a background in gardening/biodynamics/environmental education.

Our LivingLAB environmental education program is a key differentiator for PWS, and its scope and creativity now stand as models for the region’s Waldorf schools and beyond. After 4 years of establishing this innovative program in our school, PWS is seeking a new teacher to help usher it into a new era. This is a full-time subject teacher position, with groundskeeping and gardening duties. This teacher would be responsible for working with a written curriculum that follows the Waldorf Main Lesson curriculum and incorporates hands-on activities and experiences to deepen students’ learning, expand their perspectives, and exemplify place-based education in the Willamette Valley.

The overall job of the LivingLAB teacher is to create a safe and guided experience in all aspects of the LivingLAB program–environmental stewardship, groundskeeping, gardening, and more. The goal of the class is for each student, according to their age and area of study, to have a working understanding of how to plant, care for a cultivated space, harvest, cook, create compost, and manufacture nature-related crafts.

Primary Duties:

  • The teacher works with students from early childhood through high school; maintains the physical gardens, greenhouse and other cultivated areas on campus; and supports various greater campus projects in collaboration with the facilities manager, faculty, and volunteers in a variety of class and outdoor conditions. The work involves both directing and managing an outdoor classroom, as well as physical gardening work, setup, and cleanup.

  • The teacher is expected to participate in the life of the school through attending regular faculty meetings, participating on the Facilities Committee and others as appropriate, and supporting special events including admissions/outreach and festivals.

  • The teacher monitors the upholding of our Green School status; oversees the well-being of the bees and pollinator structures on campus; and oversees the learning gardens and outdoor classroom spaces (coordinating class and volunteer care as needed), including the hearth, spring, green shed, compost areas, and weather station.

  • The teacher coordinates the 9th grade Farm Week and maintains relationships with local farms for field trips and other collaborations; maintains relationship with the Confluence Project as our place-based, diversity-related community engagement work; and is motivated to explore other potential partnerships and recognitions that connect PWS to the larger community.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school. Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and professional development opportunities are offered. Please send resume and letter of interest to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher 2019-20

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time Kindergarten Assistant Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. This position is an integral part of the school’s Early Childhood Program which offers a secure, healthy, and nurturing environment for children with weekly and seasonal rhythms that include circle time, story, creative and active play, and nourishment. We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school.

Skills Required:

  • Abide by State of Oregon regulations for Childcare Certification including holding of current Food Handler’s card and Infant and Child First Aid/CPR card and “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” certification; maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry which includes a background check with fingerprinting
  • Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Certificate or equivalent as recognized by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (or in process)
  • At least one year teaching in a Waldorf early childhood classroom
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Lead Teacher and other faculty and staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized classroom
  • Good communication skills, including email
  • reliable, punctual, well-organized and efficient
  • Proficiency in handwork, music, and eurythmy preferred

Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve about 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $15.30/hour. The work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am-2:00pm, plus two additional hours per week for meetings, as well as attendance at school open houses and festivals as requested. Benefits offered include medical and dental insurance; tuition remission; 401(k) plan; and professional development opportunities. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including phone and email (in PDF format) to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Community Development Director (Fundraising)

Do you believe human relationship lies at the heart of fundraising? That successful community development takes patience, strategy, humor, and vision? Do you enjoy connecting people with opportunities for their values to take form?

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a creative, dynamic, and audacious fundraising professional–one who is highly collaborative, but self-driven; experienced, but hasn’t stopped learning; current, but dying to innovate; looks for their blind spots, and keeps children at the center.

The Community Development Director supports Portland Waldorf School by coordinating fundraising and friend-raising efforts that engage and enliven the school community, support its budget, and help carry out its mission. The successful Director will promote positive relationships both within the school community and the community at large in ways that inspire people to become involved and support the financial and general well-being of the school. This position is founded on a model of service-based leadership committed to collaboration, consensus, transparency, and Waldorf education.

You will join a supportive and adaptable administrative team, to usher PWS into an exciting new phase of growth and transformation. While the school has been around for 36 years, this is an opportunity to reanimate and invigorate its development program for the next 100 years of Waldorf Education. We need someone who’s not afraid to take on new challenges, from software to a capital campaign, and can balance pioneer initiative with professional skill.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Create and implement the school’s current and future plans to engage the community in the economic realm of the school, working with parents, alumni, the Board of Trustees, and administration.
  • Lead philanthropic efforts to raise funds that support salaries, operations, tuition assistance, and capital improvements by working closely with faculty, staff, trustees, and parents to match needs and resources.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, grandparents, alumni and parent volunteers to conduct the Annual Support Campaign and annual fundraising events.
  • Encourage and facilitate activities that build positive relationships with parents, grandparents, alumni and friends from the greater community so that gifts of work, wealth and wisdom are welcomed and integrated into the school’s achievement of its plans.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions and Communications functions to ensure a strong, positive profile and image of the school in the greater community.

A Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of community-oriented fundraising experience are required. Experience in major gifts development, capital asks, event management, annual campaigns, and current development software are strongly preferred. An enthusiasm for Waldorf education and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are also highly valued. This is a full-time, year-round position beginning July 1, 2019, with a salary range of $40,000-50,000 annually, depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance, tuition remission, retirement plan, and paid time off. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including emails and phone numbers (in PDF format only) to crystal.lawrence@portlandwaldorf.org.

Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Faculty Administrator (Part-Time)

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a Faculty Administrator to support the School Chair for the 2019-20 school year.  This is a one-year, part-time position that provides administrative support in the faculty realm, primarily to the School Chair, who oversees both the pedagogical and operational sides of the school. The ideal individual combines excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a love of creating clarity and consistency with a demonstrated understanding of, and dedication to, Waldorf pedagogy.

Working out of a model of servant and collaborative leadership, the faculty administrator attends regular faculty meetings, and communicates closely with all faculty, the College of Teachers, and the School Chair to oversee daily and yearly rhythms in the pedagogical life of the school. A background in Waldorf Education is required; familiarity with the PWS community is strongly desired.

After one year, the position will be revisited with an eye on expansion toward a full-time faculty chair-type role.

HIGH PRIORITY responsibilities include:

  • Professional development tracking and coordinating

  • Evaluations

  • Mentoring (external and internal)

  • Substitutions / guest teachers

  • Licensing (Early Childhood + Aftercare)

  • Required training/in-service planning

  • Work week planning

  • Curriculum sharing and reviewing

  • Liaise w/ Student Care Group

  • Provide administrative support for report writing/reading/advising

  • Role in creating and administering teacher support plans

  • Help with editing/drafting policies for faculty and family handbooks

  • Parent-Teacher conference procedures

A FEW POTENTIAL AREAS FOR EXPANSION:

  • Assisting with teacher hiring process: onboarding, new faculty orientation

  • Assistance with scheduling: class and recess

  • Overseeing recess duty protocol

  • Maintain an awareness of ongoing curriculum and pedagogical developments in both Waldorf Education and in the larger educational community.

  • Work with parent meeting curricula / parent education opportunities in lower school

  • Support healthy parent-teacher communications in the lower school

  • Track and report teacher absences

We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school. Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Benefits offered include paid sick time per Oregon law. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references including emails and phone numbers (in PDF format only) to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

German Teacher (part-time)

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time German Teacher (Grades 5-8) for the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. Oral and written fluency in German, a Bachelor’s Degree, and at least two years teaching experience is required.  German as your native language and a Waldorf Teacher training certificate is preferred (either completed or in progress).

The German curriculum strengthens and balances the growth of the child. Teachers are expected to bring curriculum and activities to their subject area with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy while working in close collaboration with the other German teachers and the class teachers to support the developmental needs of each particular class. In the older grades, we seek a higher level of language fluency as well as mastery of vocabulary and grammar.

Responsibilities include:
•       Provide classroom instruction to students in Grades 5-8; helping students who need more support
•       Lesson preparation working within the framework of Waldorf education and curriculum
•       Familiarity with not only the mechanics of the language, but knowledge of the cultural experiences, songs, verses, festivals, history, games, food and art of people in German-speaking countries – bring elements of German culture to life in the classroom
•       Prepare written reports at regular intervals during the year
•       Meet with parents during parent/teacher conferences
•       Strong Classroom management skills
•       Responsible, reliable, creative, flexible, enthusiastic, and good communication skills

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for teaching. We value collaborative working relations among our colleagues, confidence in representing Waldorf education to the broader community, and dedication to the whole school. Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve over 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum including Music, Handwork, Blacksmith and Woodwork, Drama, Living Lab, Outdoor Education, Spanish, German, Foreign Exchange program, Eurythmy, Games/PE, as well as a middle and high school Athletics Program.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $35.70/hour. There are two classes per week for each grade for a total of 8 classes per week (exact class times are yet to be determined). Benefits offered include paid sick time per Oregon state law. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

High School Math Teacher (Part-time)

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time High School Math Teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. A Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years teaching experience is required.  Waldorf Teacher training certificate is preferred (either completed or in progress).

We are looking for an individual with a love and enthusiasm for mathematics. This position will be responsible for coaching and tracking students at several levels of High School mathematics from Pre-Algebra to Calculus (not in a traditional lecture format). This position could be combined with other openings in the school and has the potential to become a fuller position in future years.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position with a pay rate of $35.70 per hour.  Benefits include paid sick time per Oregon law. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Substitute Teachers

Portland Waldorf School is accepting applications for Substitute Teachers in all sections of the school, including Early Childhood, Aftercare, Grades main lesson, Grades Subjects, High School main lesson, and High School Specialty. Bachelor’s Degree required; Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility or a State teaching license. Once approved, you will need to complete a background check. Other licensing requirements must also be met for Early Childhood and Aftercare substitutes. Pay rates vary depending on position. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Portland Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, tuition assistance programs, staff hiring, or other school programs.
We review each job candidate’s credentials on the basis of their overall qualifications and their individual qualities and abilities.  We recognize that Waldorf teacher training at AWSNA certified training programs is a valued professional qualification aligned with our goals and value as a school.  We also acknowledge that such training is not the only path toward preparation and excellence as a Waldorf teacher.  We will continue to look carefully and holistically at each candidate’s qualifications; for us, the person is always more important than the program.