Employment Opportunities

We have the following openings at Anchorage Waldorf School for the 2015/16 academic year:

For more information or to apply for teaching or summer camp positions, please contact diane.vandommelen@waldorfak.org
For more information or to apply for administrative positions, please contact reneepparks@gmail.com

 

Summer Camp Early Childhood and Grades Teachers & Assistants/Before & After Care Providers (hourly)

Handwork/Woodwork Teacher (part-time hourly)

Are fiber arts your calling?  Do you love to share and teach knitting, crocheting, felting, cross-stitch, and other types of handwork and woodwork with children in grades one through six?  Do you have a playful imagination, enjoyment of teaching, and a clear sense for order, loving discipline, and excellent classroom management skills?  Do you see social health, behavior, work completion, care of materials and project, order and cleanliness, and school appropriate conversation as important elements of a successful classroom?  Do you already know about Waldorf education or are you willing to learn?

The successful candidate will be punctual, organized, a loving authority in the classroom, detail oriented, a quick learner, a striving student of Waldorf education, an excellent written and oral communicator, and have a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

A resume, three professional references, a cover letter describing your interest and why you would like to be a handwork teacher, and a background check with fingerprinting are all required to apply.

Lead Aftercare Teacher (part-time hourly)

5 Day Kindergarten Assistant (hourly)

 

Office Assistant (full-time hourly)

Reporting to the Executive Director and providing important administrative and informational support for staff, faculty, students and families of the school, the Customer Service (Front) Office Assistant will be the first point of contact for people visiting the school. Performing customer-facing front office duties during school hours (8 am to 3PM) and office support for the school during business hours (8am to 5pm), this position is a pivotal part of the administrative team. If you love children and thrive in a dynamic, respectful and caring team of education professionals, please apply.

Position Overview

The Customer Service (Front) Office Assistant will be responsible for the following:

Front Office responsibilities during school hours:

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere through effective interactions and communications with co-workers, students, customer and management
  • Maintain a well-organized front office, keeping it clean and striving for a calm environment
  • Welcome visitors promptly and ensure they are signed in and directed/accompanied efficiently and effectively
  • Answer the School’s main business line with courtesy, respect and efficiency, effectively routing calls and delivering message to ensure follow-through
  • Ensure visitors depart feeling well cared for
  • Support employees with their communications, clerical and informational needs
  • Care for students’ first-aid and administrative needs as they arise
  • Support Administrative and Classroom Staff in emergencies
  • Sort and distribute mail, and process outgoing and returned mail
  • Maintain a safe environment for co-workers, students and the public through adherence to established safety standards and timely reporting of potential hazards

Office Assistant duties:

  • Maintain school contact information and ensure it is current, complete, consistent and accurate
  • Maintain and manage student records, ensure they are current, complete and accurate
  • Maintain and manage school documentation, including Parent and Employee Handbooks, standard forms and other materials as required
  • Data entry to support accounts receivable and General Ledger functions
  • Filing of records, in support of the Executive Director and other administrative staff
  • Process payments for student tuition, adult education programs, donations and school store sales
  • Support the development, maintenance and reporting of detailed annual budget
  • Administer special programs such as aftercare, summer camp, extra-curricular, community enrichment program
  • Provide clerical support for marketing efforts such as implementing publicity plans or flyer distribution, posting of social media materials
  • Manage other administrative information such as enrollment statistics in either spreadsheet or document format
  • Provide clerical support for committee work, including minute-taking of committee meetings on request, development of committee materials
  • Provide clerical assistance for special projects on request

In achieving these results, the Customer Service (Front)/Office Assistant may not utilize any method that violates any policy of Anchorage Waldorf School.

Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED, with at least 4 years of office clerical and/or customer service experience; or
  • Certification, diploma or degree in a business or administrative area and relevant work experience with at least one year of and/or Customer Service experience
  • Demonstrated warm, caring, disciplined way with children. Experience working with children in a childcare or education environment is desirable
  • Exceptional customer service skills and telephone etiquette, and overall strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, Social Media proficiency
  • Training and/or demonstrated experience with data entry and reporting using an accounting system, such as QuickBooks, Blackbaud (or equivalent)

 

Enrollment Director

Position Overview

The Enrollment Director plays a leading role in promoting our school so that we may enjoy strong enrollment and healthy growth.  Outreach efforts will employ a variety of methods and events that are crafted for maximum impact & reflect well on the school, with the primary focus being consistently strong enrollment.

Qualifications

  1. Thorough and organized, able to track and handle multiple tasks and priorities
  2. Comfortable making public presentations and direct selling
  3. Familiar with the Waldorf educational philosophy, and possesses and appreciation of varying sensibilities of our Waldorf parents, faculty, and board
  4. Good sense of aesthetics and skilling in graphic arts
  5. Excellent diplomatic, social, verbal and written communication skills
  6. Strong leadership skills including comfort soliciting volunteer help and delegating, assigning, and following-up on various tasks
  7. Be comfortable operating a computer, familiar with basic function of Windows
  8. Able to work collaboratively within committees or other members in the community

Principle Duties

The principle duties defined below are aligned with and in support of the fulfillment of AWSNA’s Stared Principle of practice in a Waldorf School (AWSNA Accreditation Guide, December 2010).

The essential duties of the Enrollment Director include, but are not restricted to, the following

Purpose, Goals, Philosophy

  • Understands the school’s vision, purpose, and core values and its policies, programs, an practices
  • Adheres to all policies, programs, and practices in performing duties

Educational Programs, Activities, Student Services

  • Design and implement a parent volunteer enrollment team that meets regularly to accomplish tasks that increase our school enrollment
  • Develop a yearly “promotions and events” calendar that the school can participate in, advertise in, or in some way increase our visibility in the community
  • Work with the Teachers and Board of Trustees to set priorities for the calendar
  • Follow the established “promotions and events” calendar, and actively initiate, advertise in, or participate in as many of these outreach and promotional events as the allotted time and budget will allow. Be certain to optimize efforts to bring about the greatest result
  • Make presentations to various audiences with the purpose of enlightening interested parents of the advantages of a Waldorf education in general, and of sending thier children to our school in particular, including making presentations to preschools in Anchorage during January and February.
  • Prepare promotional materials (working collectively with the Marketing Committee), and work with the Administrative Assistant to get them distributed timely and appropriately
  • Schedule, organize, and conduct open houses and tours
  • Actively track and follow-through (phone calls, info packets, etc.) with incoming leads and inquiries

Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will execute the vision, the mission and the goals for our school. Responsible for all personnel, management and operations of the school, this person will be comfortable making decisions in a highly collaborative and creative environment and communicate clearly to all stakeholders. Upholding the highest degrees of integrity while representing the school and the mission of Waldorf Education, this person leads a small but dynamic team of Waldorf teachers and staff that are committed to providing the best education possible to fulfill our students’ potential. If you love children, and are a kind, thoughtful, articulate and experienced professional looking for a new and exciting challenge in your career, please consider applying for this position.

Position Overview

  • The Executive Director is solely responsible for the operation of the school, as delegated by the Board of Trustees (BOT), and for successful implementation of the school’s strategic plan
  • Ensures congruence among the school’s vision, mission, and core values and its policies, programs, and practices
  • Communicates the school’s vision, mission, and core values to the school community on a regular basis to promote full disclosure and foster understanding and support
  • Ensures that the goals of the strategic plan are met through the development of an operational plan
  • Ensures that the school’s policies demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
  • Is responsible and accountable for the daily operations of school
  • Manages and provides facilities that are aesthetically pleasing, fully functional and in compliance with all health, fire, safety and sanitary standards
  • Establishes and implements clear decision-making processes
  • Establishes and implements clear policies and procedures in all aspects of school affairs
  • Maintains the school’s 501(c)(3), not-for-profit status
  • Is responsible for the financial health of the school
  • Is responsible for achieving fundraising goals, supported by BOT
  • Ensures the school’s compliance with all applicable laws while adequately managing risk
  • Publishes a tuition and fee schedule, with clear refund, payment terms and Tuition Adjustment definitions, that meet legal and ethical considerations
  • Upholds the vision, purpose, and core values of the school
  • Strengthens the school’s relationship to Waldorf™ Education
  • Builds trust in the school community
  • Brings clarity to policies, processes, and communication
  • Fosters a culture of active participation and collaboration
  • Ensures the stability of the school by effectively administering the daily operations of the school including facilities and infrastructure, finances, enrollment, development, fundraising, public relations, personnel, and educational programs

Qualifications

  1. Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
  2. Ability to clearly articulate Waldorf philosophy
  3. Proven managerial or executive experience
  4. Competent technology skills
  5. Excellent communication skills
  6. Ability to effectively delegate authority and responsibility
  7. Effective decision maker and problem solver
  8. Ability to maintain a sense of perspective and humor
  9. Personal characteristics include being honest, kind, outgoing

 

We are also always interested in deepening our substitute teacher list.  Please submit the following application for substitute teaching: Application: Substitute Teacher (PDF)