Employment

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking faculty and staff members for its growing, urban campuses--which includes an Early Childhood Center opened in Lincoln Square in 2015. The main campus moved in September 2018 to our new permanent location in the diverse and vibrant Andersonville neighborhood. Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS).

The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is one of the largest established Waldorf schools in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of over 365 students. Our full grades curriculum includes German, Spanish, gardening, handwork, woodwork, music, eurythmy, movement and an international exchange program. Our educational support program provides developmental support, extra lessons and therapeutic eurythmy. The school is committed to supporting our faculty through a strong mentoring program and funded professional development opportunities.

Current Openings

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher 2019-20

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher for its growing, urban school. With campuses located in both the Lincoln Square and Andersonville neighborhoods of Chicago, the Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The Early Childhood Assistant works closely with and is guided by the lead teacher of the class. During the morning, the lead teacher supervises the class and the assistant acts as a support to the lead teacher. Lunch and nap assistants supervise a group of ten or fewer children for the afternoon program according to the guidelines established by the lead teacher. In the lead teacher’s absence, the assistant may take on the role of the lead in the class.

The Early Childhood Assistant teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and Waldorf early childhood pedagogy in support their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed or is in the process of completing Waldorf teacher training and/or three years successful Waldorf assistant or teaching experience.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, résumé and college transcripts to: [email protected]


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher 2019-20

The Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a Middle & High School Mathematics teacher for its growing, urban campus. Located in the vibrant Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, the Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. The Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12 year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 360 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The Middle & High School Mathematics teacher is responsible for implementing the Waldorf curriculum of the Mathematics program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group.

The Middle & High School Mathematics teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area, having the ability and skills to teach the Waldorf mathematics curriculum, competently at the High School level.

The Middle & High School Teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for their teaching.

The ideal candidate has,

  • At least Bachelor’s level degree in mathematics
  • Three years successful high school math teaching experience
  • A Waldorf high school math teacher training or a commitment to complete high school math teaching training

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: [email protected].

Compensation and Amenities

The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

Middle & High School Student Services Teacher 2019-2020

Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a Middle & High School Student Services Teacher for its growing, urban campus. Located in the vibrant Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12-year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

Job Summary: The Student Services Teacher provides services to all students with a focus on Middle & High School. Position overview:

  • Identify and support students, families and school systems to overcome barriers that interfere with learning through the use of individual and group based student support, assessment, consultation, coordination of school and community resources, and program development.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers, parents and administration to develop and implement targeted goals and interventions in order to ensure that students’ educational needs are met in all school settings.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) which include: accommodations, goals, progress evaluation, and recommendations for service, communication and follow-up with students, families and faculty. Includes tracking student participation in CWS provided English and math tutoring sessions.
  • Maintain an easily accessible accommodations chart for all students with diagnosed learning differences.
  • Interpret and implement recommendations of Neuropsychological Evaluations and Reports, as indicated.
  • Interpret and implement recommendations of Speech-Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and other Specialized Services Evaluations and Reports, as indicated.
  • Describe Neuropsychological, Therapeutic, and Special Services terminology in practical terms to support daily lesson planning and hands-on teaching for each student.
  • Provide individual and small group work to students with specific accommodations that are outside of faculty scope within the classroom.
  • Serve as a liaison to Chicago Public School (CPS) Office of Diverse Learners Supports and Services (ODLSS) in the development of IEP services and accommodations as requested by parents.
  • Referral to and collaboration with external service organizations and resources.
  • Develop probationary agreements with the Level Chairs.
  • Ensure student records are maintained as per state and federal guidelines.
  • Facilitation or leading of professional development for faculty; social emotional education for parents and or other programming.
  • Identify learning accommodations that are outside the scope of faculty within the classroom.
  • Available to provide support to community and/or crisis management in the event a need arises.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Education:

oBachelor’s degree in Special Education, Remedial Education or related field.

oWaldorf Teacher Training and/or has completed AHE (Association for Healing Education) or RSC Remedial Educational Support Program training or equivalent.

Experience:

    • Minimum 3 years of student services, special education or remedial experience with middle and/or high school students required
    • Experience working with diverse student body: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender preference, learning abilities, class, language and nationality
    • Competency in diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students
    • Ability to develop, curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools
    • Knowledge of Waldorf Education is preferred - willingness to attend Waldorf training in lieu of experience is acceptable

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is the school’s policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. The salary range for the position is $37,500-$50,000 commensurate with experience, and the school also offers a competitive benefit package including full tuition remission.

Part-Time High School Humanities Teacher 2019-20

Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a part-time High School history and English Teacher for its growing, urban campus. Located in the diverse and vibrant Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12-year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The high school history and English teacher is expected to be a specialist in his or her subject area. Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is expertise and teaching experience in history and English.

The high school humanities teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the Humanities program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group, the Teacher Development Committee and the College of Teachers. The high school teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for their teaching.

The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and/or three years of successful Waldorf teaching experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: [email protected].


Compensation and Amenities

A competitive salary is commensurate with experience.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

High School Physical Science & Math Teacher 2019-20

Chicago Waldorf School is pleased to announce that it is seeking a High School Science & Math Teacher for its growing, urban campus. Located in the vibrant Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Chicago Waldorf School is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent School Association of the Central States. Chicago Waldorf School opened in 1974 and is an established Waldorf school in the Midwest. The school serves infants and toddlers in our Parent-Child Program, and preschoolers in our Early Childhood Program. It provides a comprehensive 12-year Waldorf curriculum for students in Grades 1 – 12, with a total enrollment of 365 students.

Purpose and Scope of Job:

The high school physical science & math teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area, specifically in chemistry and physics. For high school science teaching, the ability to work with adolescent students in a laboratory/experiential setting is essential. Waldorf teacher training is highly desired, as is familiarity with technology, especially as it relates to this subject-area. The mathematics teacher is expected to be a specialist in his/her subject area, having the ability and skills to teach the Waldorf mathematics curriculum, competently at the High School level.

In addition to teaching, each high school teacher is expected to carry non-teaching responsibilities that are designed to support the healthy day-to-day functioning of the high school.

The high school science and math teacher is responsible for implementing the curriculum of the Science program and Math program with guidance and support from the High School Leadership Group. A high school teacher is also responsible for deepening their understanding of Anthroposophy, child development and seeking out new materials for their teaching.

The ideal candidate has,

  • At least Bachelor’s level degree in chemistry, physics or math
  • Three years successful high school science and/or math teaching experience
  • Familiarity with a phenomenological approach to science teaching
  • A Waldorf high school science teacher training or a commitment to complete science teaching training

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: [email protected]rg.

Compensation and Amenities

The Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

Middle and High School Pedagogical Eurythmy Teacher for 2019-20

We are currently seeking a pedagogical eurythmist, preferably with prior teaching experience, for a Middle and High School teaching position for the 2019-2020 academic year. The ideal candidate would commit to a full-time teaching position, but we are also open to hiring either a part-time or a visiting block teacher.

The Chicago Waldorf School has a well-established eurythmy program. The right candidate will work collaboratively with a eurythmy colleague who teaches in the lower grades. We have two designated eurythmy rooms which feature sprung floors. We have an accomplished pianist to accompany all eurythmy classes in grades 1-12. Chicago’s rich cultural life includes many opportunities for deepening work in anthroposophy, including a Christian Community Church, the Rudolf Steiner Branch, Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Center, and local anthroposophical doctors. Opportunities for artistic eurythmy work and professional development may be available. The ideal candidate has completed Waldorf teacher training and has three years successful Waldorf teaching experience, especially at the High School level.

Compensation & Amenities:

Chicago Waldorf School offers an excellent and competitive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 403B pension program, full tuition remission, and funds for on-going professional development. The salary offered is commensurate with experience.

We encourage you to forward this job opening to others who may be interested. All applicants will receive a reply. We will be reviewing applications immediately. The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer (see full details below). To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: [email protected]

Operations Director

The Operations Director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision in all operational areas for the school as well as overseeing and ensuring the seamless operation of functions including but not limited to facilities, operations, security, and building projects. The Operations Director oversees the financial and facilities operations of the school. S/He is responsible for the oversight of the physical plant, building maintenance, campus grounds, energy management, and provides support for campus safety and security. The Operations Director leads Capital Improvement and aesthetic decision in support of the school’s strategic plan. The Operations Director organizes, administers, and leads a comprehensive program of maintenance and custodial services that provide and maintain, in an efficient and economical manner, the facilities, grounds, vehicles, equipment, and furnishings of the school so that all students, faculty & staff, and the community are assured of clean, safe, attractive, and healthy places in which to learn and work.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Chicago Waldorf School campus.
  • Responsible for the efficient and effective financial and facilities operations of the school. As a Senior Director finance and operations, s/he is responsive for the effective stewardship of the school’s financial and physical assets and works to sustain and build the school’s revenue.
  • Manage the careful maintenance of buildings, grounds and cleaning programs that keep the school’s appearance in exemplary condition.
  • Provide leadership, supervision and support for the building engineer and custodial staff. Coordinate maintenance and custodial work with the school’s master calendar.
  • Manage and prioritize the request for all non-instructional facility supply and work orders using established processes and/or develop new processes as appropriate to improve performance and support. Ensure proper and prompt follow-up and status is provided on work orders to the requesting party.
  • Oversee scheduling and performance of regular preventive maintenance on all building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofs, safety and monitoring systems, school vehicles, and other school equipment. Oversee and review all reports and inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boiler, fire alarms drinking water, asbestos, etc.).
  • Establish policies and protocol that meet all required environmental, health, and maintenance standards as required by law and work with the administration to ensure compliance with all regional, state, and federal regulations and laws as they impact the school.
  • Select 3rd-party maintenance contractors and manage the fulfillment of their contract obligations, including quality control of their work. Oversee the work of all outside contractors to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and budgetary restrictions. Arrange bids and develop specifications for all outside contractual work which exceeds a set limit as determined by supervisor.
  • Lead Capital improvement, architectural projects, aesthetic improvement projects with the Administrative Director.
  • Ensure facility readiness for day-to-day events as well as special events with the designated events coordinator(s). Collaborate with administrative and faculty leadership to understand special needs and maintain quality of support to the mission. Provide facilities support to campus events as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Administrative Director, maintain safety and security plan for the campus. Assist with the review and execution of the school’s crisis management plan.
  • Monitor and control facilities expenditures based upon the approved annual budget.
  • Develop a facilities inventory and maintenance program that provides historical as well as planned repairs, maintenance, and replacement of all fixed assets. This should include acquisition date of the asset, warranty information, dates of any repairs or maintenance and who performed the work.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing vehicle and equipment replacement program for budgeting purposes. Manage the school bus to ensure full operation and functionality.
  • Organize, schedule, and supervise all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational need.
  • Participate constructively in the strategic development and management of the Campus Development Plan (e.g. master capital plan, utilities services, energy management). Provide AD list of Capital Expenditure items.
  • Provide input to the Administrative Director for projects where contractors, architects, or other professionals are employed. Assist the AD with the review of architectural drawings and specifications; with on-site inspections during construction projects to ensure that specifications and plans are being followed; and proved input prior to payment ensuring that the scope of work was completed properly.
  • Leads facility rentals with the Administrative Director.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Administrative Director.
  • Lead Campus Committee and attend Board of Trustees meetings as requested by the Board Chair. Provide background data, plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports and recommendations.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ten years of related technical work experience is required, including a minimum of two years’ experience in an educational setting. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer or facility management.
  • College or trade school degree/diploma or equivalent experience required, preferably in one of the following disciplines: Industrial Management, Construction Management, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Architecture.
  • Experienced in reading and understanding blueprints and building specifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction codes, health and safety regulations, financial and management practices, purchasing, supervision and motivation of personnel, and state and local regulations regarding the maintenance of buildings and equipment.
  • Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural).
  • Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word, and aptitude to operate BAS (building automation system). Related experience with databases sufficient to comfortably apply the CMMS features.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written). Confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, students.
  • Ability to juggle and manage multiple priorities successfully
  • Commitment to the institution’s needs and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary.
  • Strong supervisory, organizational, technical, and analytical skills
  • Proven success developing and balancing an annual budget
  • Problem solver with a high degree of diplomacy
  • Ability to facilitate and/or lead focus groups, task forces, committee meetings and project meetings.
  • Detail-oriented to recognize needs or missed work and follow-up accordingly
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team or as a member of a team
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Possess current and valid driver’s license

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Finance Office, Building Engineer, Receptionist

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to remain active throughout the work shift is required. May include regular lifting, standing, etc. for extended periods of time.

To apply please send your resume and letter of interest to: [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Chicago Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is the school’s policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. The salary range for the position is $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. The school also offers a competitive benefit package including full tuition remission.

Part-Time Bus Driver

Parents/Grandparents/Friends looking for part-time work driving our fantastic students to sporting events and field trips? We are looking for a part-time or on-call bus driver to drive the school's bus. You will drive students to CWS sporting events and field trips and will be paid for your time. Is this for you or someone you know? The average need is between 8-12 hours per week.

Necessary Qualifications:

The right person for this position will possess a valid Class C CDL license with passenger endorsement, will have a clean driving record, and will pass a background check with flying colors. Experience with children is preferred.

If you meet the above qualifications or are interested in pursuing the steps to meet the requirements to be our school's bus driver, please forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer & Non-Discrimination Policy

The Chicago Waldorf School values the diversity of our talented students, faculty and staff and seeks to support the inclusion of people with different backgrounds to strengthen our school community and reflect the rich complexity of the city of Chicago. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to the characteristics mentioned in our Anti-Discrimination Policy (below) or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law. This policy has the support of the highest levels of management.

CWS Anti-Discrimination Policy

Chicago Waldorf School prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender or gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, disability, or any other category which is protected under applicable local, state or federal law in its admissions, financial assistance or educational policies. (policy updated and ratified by the Board of Trustees on October 25, 2016)

Thank you for your interest in our school, and please return to check this webpage periodically as positions do come open on a regular basis throughout the year.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school's Main Office at 773.465.2662