Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working at Anchorage Waldorf School!

 

Grade 2 Teacher

Anchorage Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf Class Teacher who would work out of Anthroposophy to join our faculty for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond.  Our ideal candidate is a caring, passionate teacher who is fully trained in Waldorf methods and has experience teaching the early grades, though this is not a requirement.

Our school is in the Land of the Midnight Sun.  It’s nestled between the snow-covered Chugach mountains and Cook Inlet and surrounded on all sides by stunning mountain ranges and state parks where bears, moose, eagles, and wolves dwell. Our campus is often graced by flocks of ducks and geese from a nearby bog, as well as gangly moose munching on willow. Nearby opportunities for outdoor adventure include skiing, skating, hiking, kayaking, berry picking, fishing, and camping. We are also fortunate to have many cultural events in Anchorage throughout the year, as well as national museum exhibits, theatrical performances, opera, dance, and folk music festivals.

Have we piqued your interest? Please call 907-333-9062 for further information. We would be delighted to discuss the position in more detail, as well as share information about our school. Please send your cover letter, resume, 3 professional reference contacts, and a one-page biography to office@waldorfak.org, attn: Kate Frankforter. Background check and fingerprinting required for employment. We hope to hear from you soon!

Enrollment Director

This position serves as a critical link between the school and the larger community. AWS is seeking an Enrollment Director to begin employment on April 1, 2016.

Duties:

  • Increase enrollment through the effective delivery of retention and outreach strategies to support the strategic plan
  • Manage and administer the enrollment process and reporting
    • Create and organize promotional materials in coordination with the Marketing Committee
    • Develop and organize events to actively present and promote the Waldorf philosophy and our school within the community
  • Effectively represent the school, its mission, and core values to the wider community

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in customer service, sales, or a school environment
  • Be comfortable making public presentations and direct selling
  • Be familiar with the Waldorf educational philosophy and possess an appreciation of the varying sensibilities of our Waldorf parents, faculty, and board
  • Be professional, thorough, organized, and able to track and handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Possess enhanced computer skills and systems experience
  • Possess basic graphic art skills and superior oral and written communication skills

 

This position may range from part time to full time, salary DOE. Work may be combined with the part time Business Manager position, also open spring 2016, if the candidate has skills and experience in both areas. Background check and fingerprinting required for employment. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to office@waldorfak.org, attn: Kate Frankforter.   

Business Manager

Anchorage Waldorf School is seeking a Business Manager to begin work in May 2016.

Duties:

  • Manage accounts and payroll in an accurate and timely manner
  • Manage cash, investments, and risk without compromising operations
  • Collaborate with Board of Trustees and Executive Director to develop annual budget
  • Administer Tuition Assistance Program
  • Maintain non profit status and manage all government filings
  • Maintain manuals, handbooks, office supplies and other office resources
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws as well as internal school policies
  • Administer contracts with vendors and professionals
  • File reports, conduct research, attend meetings and events, and other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Computer literate with strong Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Blackbaud skills (or equivalent systems experience)
  • Strong organization, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Interest in the upholding the values and mission of Anchorage Waldorf School

This position is part time, salary DOE. Work may be combined with the part time Enrollment Director position, also open spring 2016, if the candidate has skills and experience in both areas. Background check and fingerprinting required for employment. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to office@waldorfak.org, attn: Kate Frankforter.  

 

 

Administrative Assistant

Are you orderly, organized, calm, skilled with both people and technology? Do you love children and their families? Can you be the “hearth” of human warmth and welcome at our school while also attending to details, communication, and data? You could be our next Administrative Assistant, starting May 2016.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • Ability to bring order to chaos and maintain calm in a busy and fast paced environment
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills (written, social, and verbal)
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office, Mail Chimp, Google Drive, and social media; Blackbaud training would be a plus
  • Comfortable using a variety of basic office machines
  • Warm, caring, and disciplined with children
  • Ability to prioritize and complete small tasks as well as ongoing, collaborative projects
  • Flexible, reliable, forward-thinking
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to identify and improve administrative procedures
  • Attention to detail when performing data entry and managing student records and contact databases for the school community
  • Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and securely
  • Committed to the Anchorage community and interested in gaining an understanding of the school’s vision, purpose, and core values as an independent Waldorf school
  • First Aid and CPR certified

This position is approximately 35 hours/week, DOE. If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to office@waldorfak.org, attn: Kate Frankforter. Background check and fingerprinting required for employment.

 

Substitute Teachers

We are always interested in deepening our substitute teacher list.  Please submit your cover letter, resume, 3 professional reference contacts, and a short biography to office@waldorfak.org, attn: Kate Frankforter. Background check and fingerprinting required for employment.