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.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Portland Waldorf School is accepting applications for a teacher’s assistant position in our Early Childhood program. The ideal candidate has experience teaching in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting and has 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 Lead Teacher and other faculty and staff as needed

The teacher’s assistant works under the direction of the Lead Teacher, and the hours are approximately 8:00am – 2:00pm daily. This is an hourly position and the pay rate is dependent on experience. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to teachersearch@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.

Elementary and Middle School Remedial Tutor

Ideal candidate has tutoring or teaching experience, has completed a training that enables them to offer reading tutoring using the Orton-Gillingham approach, and is able to offer remedial support in spelling, reading, writing and math. Tutor will usually work one-on-one with six to eight students (based on teacher referrals) which results in an average of twelve to sixteen hours of work per week. Additional tutoring in the high school and after school is needed and could be added to this job for a fuller position. To inquire, send resume and cover letter to teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org.

Games/P.E. Teacher

Position Begins: September 2017

Portland Waldorf School is seeking candidates to fill the following curriculum needs in the field of Games & Movement:

  • Teach Games class twice a week for Grades 2-5
  • Teach P.E. class twice a week for Grades 6-8
  • Teach P.E. class twice a week for Grades 9-12 (combined)
  • Coordinate and participate in all lower school annual regional athletic events including Olympiad, Medieval Games, Grade 7/8 Track Meet

Depending on the successful applicant’s interests and abilities, some of the above responsibilities could be combined to make a full time position. Successful candidates will enthusiastically and energetically engage students of all ages, with a working understanding of their 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. Preferred candidates have received a Waldorf Teacher training certificate from an AWSNA-accredited training facility and/or have completed the Spacial Dynamics program.

Please send applications and inquiries to: teachersearch@portlandwaldorf.org

High School Administrative Assistant

The High School Administrative Assistant works under the direction of the High School Secretary to support the faculty in the smooth operating of the High School.  The Administrative Assistant must have good communications skills and be able to keep track of a large volume of information throughout the day, week and year.  S/he performs a variety of confidential clerical and support tasks, and works cooperatively with faculty, students, parents, staff and other community members. Warmth, flexibility, the ability to relate calmly and effectively in stressful situations, and a basic awareness of Waldorf curriculum and philosophy are helpful in this position.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Greeting visitors, answering phones, re-directing callers as needed
  • Updating student attendance records, issuing and processing student absence request forms
  • Administering basic first aid and responding to emergencies
  • Preparing reports, correspondence and documents
  • Updating the PWHS resource website
  • Filing, copying, transcription; processing of field trip, DMV and other forms
  • Maintaining stocks of office, first aid and classroom supplies
  • Monitoring the appearance of hallways, managing lost and found
  • Record issuance and return of textbooks
  • Clerical or other support to students and faculty as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, and timeliness
  • A warm and professional attitude and ability to work with students, families, and colleagues on the phone and in person
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Excel and/or database software is a plus

Hours and compensation:

This is a temporary, hourly, non-exempt position for the 2017-18 school year only.  Work hours are 4 hours on school days only, preferably 10:30 to 2:30.  Compensation is $12 per hour and does not include benefits.  Please send your resume and cover letter to kate.mcgill@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.