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Inspirational Teaching

We engage dedicated, reliable, and artistic teachers who, with enthusiasm, are capable of enlivening education and inspiring each student.

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A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Horace Mann

Thank you for your interest in working at Davis Waldorf School. Our school is an established community is its 36th year and offers a Waldorf curriculum for 1st through 8th grade and a licensed child care center that has three preschools, two kindergartens and an after-care program. We have a strong and experienced faculty dedicated to working out of Anthroposophy. Our parents are invested in their children’s education and in the school and bring great enthusiasm and energy to any project. We are accredited by and a full member school of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America).

Everyone employed at Davis Waldorf School is required to pass the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Child Abuse Reference Check (CAIC) background clearance.

 

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Current Openings

Kindergarten and Early Childhood
Full time
Davis, CA, USA

Are you passionate about working with young children? We are looking for a qualified individual to join our Faculty as a Kindergarten Teacher, for the upcoming school year. This is a full time, benefitted position.

The Lead Teacher will work with children and the Assistant Teacher to deliver a Waldorf Kindergarten program to a class of 22 students. The teacher will provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for children and support them in their development. We are looking for a teacher who has strong communication skills, knowledge of child development, and an interest in implementing curriculum and activities. Waldorf training or experience is required and a minimum of 12 ECE credits. 

Davis is noted for its desirable quality of life, its seeming small town atmosphere, and an emphasis on parks and open spaces. Davis is also known for its innovation in all aspects of community life as a leader in fostering and implementing non-traditional approaches to traditional problems. Known as an environmentally aware and socially innovative city, Davis boasts more than 50 miles of bicycle paths and more bicycles per capita than any other city in the nation. 

The Davis Waldorf School is a school of 215 children, pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. We are in our 38th year and have been experiencing healthy enrollment, ongoing growth, and strong support from our community. We have a strong, trained and experienced faculty and a supportive parent body. We have a robust specialty program that includes Spanish, Handwork, Games, Strings, Music, Gardening and Woodworking. Our staff is full of creativity, experience and commitment, and we look forward to welcoming new teachers into our warm and caring community!

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, tuition remission, 403b match between 3-5% and a continuing education stipend. 

The position requires a deep understanding and grounding in the foundations of Waldorf education, as well as the abilities to:

  • Plan the daily, weekly and block rhythms of the year. These plans are developed in accordance with the principles of Waldorf pedagogy and in light of the needs of the class.
  • Deepen their understanding of Anthroposophy and child development, and seek out new materials for their teaching.
  • Commit to faculty responsibilities including weekly meetings in our grades section group, weekly faculty meetings and committee service.
  • Build a healthy class community.
     

Position Details
Full-time salaried 
Our pay scale ranges from $50,000-83,000 annually based on years of experience and education

Minimum Qualifications:
1 – 2 years of previous relevant classroom experience
Have completed, or are currently enrolled in a Waldorf Teacher Training Program
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience in a Waldorf school
Our ideal candidate is a certified Waldorf teacher with classroom experience. If you are interested in joining us at Davis Waldorf School, please submit your cover letter and resume to our school director, Jennifer Slater, at director@daviswaldorf.org

We are always adding to our on-call substitute list for early childhood  (preschool and kindergarten) and our grades classes (grades 1-8).

Applicants for early childhood should meet the following requirements:

  •     At least 18 years of age
  •     Have a minimum of 12 core ECE units (transcripts required)
  •     Possess a keen sense of awareness of their environment (multi-tasker, alert to surroundings)
  •     Friendly and approachable (with students and parents)
  •     Positive, energetic personality enjoys working with children
  •     Patient, understanding, able to follow instructions and adhere to specific schedules
  •     Can meet the physical demands of working with preschool-aged children (bending, stooping, floor work, lifting children)
  •     Able to manage students in a classroom and playground setting
  •     Strict adherence to school policies and ability to interpret and enforce rules
  •     Possess a current Pediatric CPR and First Aid certificate
  •     Possess all vaccines required by the state: MMR, TDaP, Influenza, and TB test results
  •     Possess Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training certificate

Are you passionate about working with young children? We are looking for  qualified teachers and aides in our Junebug extended care program for children ages 2-6. This position will be responsible for children in our after school program, assisting with classroom responsibilities, cleaning, making snack and putting children down for nap time.

This position is an important part of our daily operation. We are looking for someone who is reliable, punctual, and committed to the position and our students. Waldorf experience is a plus, however, it is not a requirement.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  •     At least 18 years of age;
  •     Have a minimum of 6 core ECE units-12 preferred (transcripts required);
  •     Possess a keen sense of awareness of their environment (multi-tasker, alert to surroundings);
  •     Friendly and approachable (with students and parents);
  •     Positive, energetic personality enjoys working with children;
  •     Patient, understanding, able to follow instructions and adhere to specific schedules;
  •     Can meet the physical demands of working with preschool aged children (bending, stooping, floor work, lifting children);
  •     Able to manage students in a classroom and playground setting;
  •     Strict adherence to school policies and ability to interpret and enforce rules;
  •     CPR/first aid certification preferred, or willing to obtain training.

Submit your resume, cover letter, three references (including email addresses), and transcripts (if applicabale) to recruitment@daviswaldorf.org

 

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Davis Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications and competence. The School aims to have the most qualified person in every position and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected characteristic under federal, state, or local law that is not considered a bona fide occupational qualification for a particular job.

The School attempts to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled persons with protected medical conditions, barring undue hardship. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, layoff, and termination. In keeping with this policy, DWS will participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with any disabled applicant or employee to determine whether effective reasonable accommodations can be made. Applicants and employees are invited to contact the Business Manager or Administrator in a timely manner if they would like to participate in this interactive process.

If an employee believes he/she has been subjected to or is aware of any form of unlawful discrimination, the School will conduct an investigation, if deemed appropriate. If it is determined that unlawful discrimination has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken, up to and including termination of employment.

All employees have a right to pursue complaints with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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