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 285 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.

Aftercare Teachers

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for part-time Lead and Assistant Aftercare Teachers in both Grades and Early Childhood for the 2018-19 school year.  Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students and will work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators to create an environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. This position is an integral part of the school, which offers a secure, healthy, and nurturing environment for children with weekly and seasonal rhythms that include stories, creative and active play, and nourishment. We are looking for individuals 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 and/or Preferred:

  • 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.
  • At least one year teaching (preferably Waldorf)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff
  • Maintain a clean and organized classroom
  • Good communication skills, including email
  • Reliable, punctual, well-organized and efficient
  • Preferred:  Waldorf Teacher Certificate or equivalent as recognized by AWSNA, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, or Lifeways (or in process).
  • Proficiency in handwork, music, games, or eurythmy

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 between $14.28 and $17.34/hour depending on education and experience. The work hours vary Monday through Friday between 12:30-5:30pm dependent on aftercare attendance, plus time for meetings and shopping each week, as well as attendance at school in-service as requested. The position follows the school year, starting in September and ending when school is out in June. There is also an option of working during school vacations when the school provides vacation camps for students (Thanksgiving break, Winter break, February break, Spring break, and Summer Camps). Benefits offered include paid sick time. Please send resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Vacation Camp Teachers

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for Vacation Camp Teachers in Early Childhood and Grades for Summer 2018. PWS is a state-licensed childcare center so all teachers must ensure the program is in compliance with state regulations at all times.

Areas of responsibility include: support and care of the children, know and implement the behavior guidelines, guide children in cooperative play, keep a safe and healthy classroom, abide by all state licensing requirements.

Skills required: experience or interest in Waldorf education; good communication skills; calm, gentle manner; works cooperatively with groups; proficiency in handwork, crafts, music, or singing; reliable and punctual.

This position is non-exempt, with an hourly pay rate between $14.28-17.34/hour, depending on training and experience. 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). 2018 summer camp weeks start June 18 through August 31 (closed July 4). To apply for this position, send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Head Volleyball Coach

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications from qualified candidates for our Head Volleyball Coach position. This position reports to the Athletic Director and works very closely with other coaching staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a positive learning environment for the athletes.
  • Teach the skills necessary for successful performance.
  • Manage athlete behavior during training sessions, meets and events.
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations and school policies.
  • Attend all meets and events scheduled for the sport.
  • Set a positive role model for students.
  • Attend coaches’ meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with students and the sport/activity.
  • Certification through the NFHS Coaches Certification Program (ASEP) required of all coaches at the beginning of their coaching assignment, prior to the start of the season.
  • First Aid Certification, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Coaches Certification training required and can be obtained through the district.

Special requirements:

  • Must be able to verify identity, complete a pre-employment record check, and be approved by the Oregon Department of Education after having a Criminal History Verification completed.

This is a part-time contract position with an immediate start date and compensation is dependent upon experience. All coaching contracts are offered on a seasonal basis only, and re-application for coaching positions is required on an annual basis. Season runs from August 13, 2018 – November 3, 2018. Benefits are not included with this position. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to justice.rosales@portlandwaldorf.org.

Head Cross Country Coach

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications from qualified candidates for our Head Cross Country Coach position. This position reports to the Athletic Director and works very closely with other coaching staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a positive learning environment for the athletes.
  • Teach the skills necessary for successful performance.
  • Manage athlete behavior during training sessions, meets and events.
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations and school policies.
  • Attend all meets and events scheduled for the sport.
  • Set a positive role model for students.
  • Attend coaches’ meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with students and the sport/activity.
  • Certification through the NFHS Coaches Certification Program (ASEP) required of all coaches at the beginning of their coaching assignment, prior to the start of the season.
  • First Aid Certification, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Coaches Certification training required and can be obtained through the district.

Special requirements:

  • Must be able to verify identity, complete a pre-employment record check, and be approved by the Oregon Department of Education after having a Criminal History Verification completed.

This is a part-time contract position with an immediate start date and compensation is dependent upon experience. All coaching contracts are offered on a seasonal basis only, and re-application for coaching positions is required on an annual basis. Season runs from August 13, 2018 – November 3, 2018. Benefits are not included with this position. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to justice.rosales@portlandwaldorf.org.

Parent/Child Class Teacher

Portland Waldorf School is seeking qualified candidates to teach in parent/child classes of 2-2.5 hours in the mornings to small groups of families with children under the age of three. Teacher responsibilities include curriculum planning and activity preparation, parent communication, classroom maintenance, meeting attendance, collaborative work with other faculty and staff regarding student care, outreach and admissions, school festivals and events, etc.

Ideal candidates have experience teaching in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting, including parent education and parent-child classes, and have completed some or all of the Waldorf Early Childhood training at an accredited teacher training center.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Abide by State of Oregon regulations for Child Chair Certification including holding of current Food Handler and Infant and Child First Aid/CPR card and “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” certification
  • Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry
  • Training and experience in teaching or assisting in an early childhood setting
  • An understanding of early childhood development congruent with a Waldorf educational perspective
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff

Compensation dependent on hours and experience. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time Early Childhood Assistant Teacher for the 2018-19 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 one additional hour per week for section meeting and one additional hour per week for class shopping, 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 to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

High School Math and Physics Teacher

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a full-time High School Math and Physics Teacher for the 2018-19 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 teaching experience is required; Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility and ideally have Waldorf teaching experience.

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 about 300 students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. 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.

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.

Communications Coordinator

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications from qualified candidates for our Communications Coordinator position. This position supports Portland Waldorf School by creating and providing editorial assistance for communications directed to and from a variety of school stakeholders. They will promote clear, warm, consistent communication through deeply collaborative strategy and implementation. This position reports to the Director of Administration and works very closely with other administrative staff and faculty.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create, edit, and support outgoing communications independently or on behalf of administrators, teachers, or other individuals or groups; directed to a wide variety of constituencies ranging from internal news to external outreach and marketing.
  • Create and edit content for Weekly Bulletins, monthly/seasonal newsletters, website blog, and other community publications.
  • Manage social media content and strategy.
  • Create graphics and layout for events, outreach, and marketing as requested, including digital collateral, flyers, invitations, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with photographers to maintain an ongoing photo archive for use in outreach and marketing materials.
  • Maintain and develop content and structure of school website; restructure as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of mission and values of Waldorf education
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong digital competency, including experience with social media, Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress
  • Experience creating and implementing communications/marketing strategy
  • Strong editorial skills, including ability to differentiate voice/tone and craft neutral messaging
  • Artistic/aesthetic sensibilities (graphic design experience a plus)
  • Flexibility and understanding of collaborative workflow
  • Ability to understand and contextualize the big picture and the details
  • Ability to independently or collaboratively organize and prioritize workflow
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications-related field or commensurate work experience

This non-exempt position is part-time at 20 hours per week and compensation is dependent on experience. Benefits include paid sick time, per Oregon state law. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to crystal.lawrence@portlandwaldorf.org.

High School Chair

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time High School Chair starting in the 2018-19 school year. The ideal candidate loves adolescents, has intuition and visioning skills to ensure the high school meets what is needed for the new generation of students, is able to give eloquent public presentations about the value of a Waldorf High School education, is able to work in unity with the grades school to bridge the grades and high school, is very organized and good with time management, prioritization and follow-through, is collaborative in decision making, has been successful in managing personnel issues warmly and directly, is confident and warm in upholding form and policies, is able to remain calm during conflict, has been successful in facilitating disagreements between two groups, and understands how to work with parents, faculty and students in a way that they feel heard, held accountable for agreed upon policies, and empowered to make a difference in the life of the school.  A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Preferred candidates will also have a Waldorf High School Teacher training certificate and experience teaching in a Waldorf High School. This position could be combined with another part-time position at our school.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for 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. 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.

Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Benefits offered include paid time off and professional development opportunities. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

High School Student Assistance Coordinator

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part-time High School Student Assistance Coordinator starting in the 2018-19 school year. A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Preferred candidates will also have a Waldorf High School Teacher training certificate and experience teaching in a Waldorf High School.  Candidates must have the ability to understand psychological 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 adolescents, values neuro-diversity, has empathy for students with learning differences, believes that it is essential to nurture self-reliance in the students, and is able to create and hold firm boundaries for the students, parents and teachers. Candidates must also be very organized, good with time management, have clear and supportive communications skills, and be comfortable using Word, Excel, file sharing, and email.

We are looking for an individual dedicated to Waldorf education, with love and enthusiasm for 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. 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.

Compensation is dependent upon education and experience. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, 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.

Woodwork and Blacksmith Substitute Teachers

Portland Waldorf School is accepting applications for Woodworking and Blacksmithing Substitute Teachers for the Middle School and High School sections. Experience in Woodworking or Blacksmithing 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. This is an hourly, non-exempt position with a pay rate of $35.70/hour. 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.