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Development Director

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a Development Director.

Summary:

The Development Director is responsible for leading and overseeing a comprehensive development plan at the Austin Waldorf School by cultivating long-lasting relationships within the school and wider community that support the advancement of the vision and mission of the school and that strengthen the school’s culture of philanthropy.

The development program includes annual giving, donor relations, event planning, volunteer coordination, and board development. The Development Director reports to the General School Leader (Head of School) and works closely with the Board of Trustees, the Community and Resource Development Circle (Advancement), Parent Society leadership, and the Enrollment and Finance Directors.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three to five years of development experience, preferably in an educational setting, with demonstrated success in development and management of fundraising campaigns.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with school representatives and constituents.
  • Experience in event planning, volunteer coordination and marketing and community outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability as a well-organized self-starter who can work effectively in a fast paced environment and meet goals and execute strategies in a timely manner.
  • Proven ability to provide administrative leadership in a non-profit organization.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in or knowledge of Waldorf education.
  • Major gifts and/or capital campaign experience.

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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High School Guidance and College Counselor

The Austin Waldorf School (AWS) is seeking a high school guidance and college counselor beginning July 2018. Our comprehensive high school counseling program includes:

  • Post High School Counseling and Planning–assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.
  • College Counseling–develop and implement an exemplary program in grades 9-12 to support high school students and families in the process of college research and admissions.  Responsibilities include education about the process, counseling and coaching students, support for admissions testing, evaluating offers of acceptance, and writing letters of recommendation that characterize student strengths and needs to support individual admissions applications.
  • Management of related software systems such as Naviance.
  • Monitoring the completion of all academic requirements.
  • Coordinate and administer academic testing with assistance of Student Support coordinator.
  • Support the International Student Exchange Program and manage Senior Projects, an independent capstone project.
  • Assist High School Director with student issues, needs, and problems including coordinating social/emotional counseling resources in cooperation with Student Support personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; a Master’s degree or higher in a related field is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Waldorf education; Waldorf teacher training is desirable.
  • 2-5 years experience in counseling, college counseling, college admissions or closely related field is required. Experience working with high school students in an educational environment is preferred.
  • Strong speaking and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Willingness to travel to colleges and related events, workshops, and conferences both in-state and out-of-state.

This is a full-time position during the school year, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week plus weekly faculty meetings and other school-related duties. Benefits include full tuition remission, health insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, a voluntary dental insurance plan, paid sick and personal leave, and professional development support. Salaries are competitive.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume together with the online application.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Grades Student Support Teacher and Program Co-Coordinator 2018-2019

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a full time grades student support teacher and program co-coordinator beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Responsibilities include individual and group student support. This position also supports teachers and parents in meeting the educational needs of students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Waldorf education training or experience
  • Remedial Waldorf training or experience
  • Excellent and proven organizational, written, and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Orton-Gillingham training
  • Other therapeutic or movement training such as HANDLE, AHE (Association for Healing Education), Spacial Dynamics, Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, or sensory integration therapy
  • Experience teaching remedial math and literacy

In addition to completing an online application, please provide a cover letter and resume.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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First Grade Class Teacher 2018-2019

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a First Grade Class Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  AWS has large classes of approximately 30 students in the grades. A Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf training are required.  This position also requires excellent organizational skills, a high level of personal initiative, the ability and desire to work closely with other faculty members in support of students, and the warmth and flexibility to work with students with a wide range of abilities.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume together with an application.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Third Grade Class Teacher 2018-2019

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a Third Grade Class Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.  AWS has large classes of approximately 30 students in the grades. A Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf training are required.  This position also requires excellent organizational skills, a high level of personal initiative, the ability and desire to work closely with other faculty members in support of students, and the warmth and flexibility to work with students with a wide range of abilities.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Grades Teacher Assistant

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking a part-time teaching assistant to support class and subject teachers in the grades. Three grades assistants work in various grades in a shared arrangement determined by the class teachers.The assistants support the lead teachers in all aspects of their work and at their direction. Each position is 25 hours per week.

The assistant will reinforce the instruction taught in the classroom. This may include going over lessons with students individually or in small groups, answering questions and helping students who need more support. It may also include reviewing homework assignments.

Assistants may be asked to prepare materials for the class under the direction of the teacher. These might be materials for future lessons or activities, festivals, or special events. The assistants will help to organize the classroom and keep supplies stocked and in order.

Teaching assistants may supervise students in the lead teacher’s absence. This may include the playground, bathroom breaks, lunchtime, and on field trips.  The assistant may also be asked to supervise the students as they travel to classes such as eurythmy and games and to the pickup area in the afternoon. The assistant may be asked to take the teacher’s place for playground or pickup duty. The assistant may occasionally serve as a full-day substitute though combined work may not exceed 30 hours per week.

Tasks and Responsibilities include:

  • Be able to effectively communicate with students and teachers.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Help teacher prepare lesson materials and assignments for instruction.
  • Help with set up and clean up after crafts, cooking, and painting.
  • In 1st and 2nd grade, help with nap and snack time.
  • Periodically assume the teacher’s role in leading selected activities during designated parts of the class day.
  • Assist children individually or in small groups as directed.
  • Share responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school as well as during field trips.
  • Enforce school policies and rules.
  • Provide individual assistance to students experiencing learning difficulty.
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned, including but not limited to filing, distributing work into individual students’ folders, photocopying, collecting money from students for school-related projects, stocking teaching materials and supplies.
  • Keep classroom neat and in order throughout the day.
  • Maintain appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance.
  • Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in Waldorf education and have experience working with grade school children

This is a part-time position at 25 hours per week.

How to Apply: To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, and an employment application through the link below.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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Extended Care Staff

Our extended care program offers before care from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and after care from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in more details concerning this job contact aabbott@austinwaldorf.org, 512-439-0139.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment application via the link below. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

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AWS is an established school that is financially strong with stable enrollment of nearly 400 students K-12. A recent governance change has the school poised for renewal and transition into our next evolution including plans for new facilities, strengthening the support for our faculty and further enriching our program offerings. We are fully accredited with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.

Our beautiful 19-acre campus is situated in the hills outside the Austin city limits. It consists of three kindergartens, eight grade school classrooms, a library, a handwork room, a nine-classroom high school including state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a gymnasium, a eurythmy hall, two art studios, a performing arts center with a 350 seat auditorium and two rehearsal rooms, a school store, gardens and three playgrounds.

Austin is a family-oriented progressive city located in the heart of the Hill Country in central Texas. Many of our teachers own homes near the campus. It is a region of rich natural beauty, surrounded by cedar and live-oak trees and filled with creeks, rivers, and a chain of highland lakes. Austin is the state capital and home of the University of Texas, which offers a myriad of cultural and recreational events. Although we serve the Austin community, our location on the edge of town makes it possible to live in a country setting.

The Novalis Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of Texas sponsors study groups, festivals and conferences.

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, national or ethnic origin.

“I appreciate the respect for one another that is fostered, the values that are taught, the community for both children and parents, and the spirit of play and creativity evoked in every child.”