Job Openings

School Director

Post Date: Nov 1, 2017

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School is excited to be searching for a school director to provide leadership and to guide our organization in its next phase of growth.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The school director will report to the Board and would help the school develop critical organizational structures, systems and capacities to support sustainable growth and optimal functioning as the school expands.

BRSW has experienced strong growth in its first eight years. Now serving an enthusiastic and committed body of parents, it offers nursery through elementary grades education to 120+ children and the school aims to add a grade each year to become a nursery to eighth grade by fall of 2021. The curriculum includes Spanish, Mandarin, Games, Violin, Eurythmy, and Handwork. Located on two campuses (Nursery and Elementary School), the school is currently working to bring the whole school under one roof.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
In addition to providing strong and visible oversight of the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the school, the school director will also have the opportunity to work with committed faculty, staff and board members to lay the groundwork for the school’s continued success.

  • Support the school in developing a strategic plan for improving organizational functioning (decision making, communication, conflict resolution, etc…). Responsible for driving the execution of strategy with faculty, board and administration.
  • Work in concert/consultation with key personnel/constituents (Administration staff, lead teachers, Board) to propose and execute decisions that support the future growth and fiscal health and efficient functioning of school.
  • Provide skillful and attuned leadership support for faculty. Assist in the development of process and capacities for establishing shared expectations and vehicles for addressing conflict.
  • Provide guidance to the school in integrating Anthroposophical and Waldorf pedagogical insights with progressive organizational practices.
  • Introduce and champion work culture practices that support a balanced workload and opportunities for self-care.
  • Help to improve existing systems to ensure effective outreach, enrollment processes. Work with and support enrollment efforts based on an understanding of school identity and on market and demographic research.
  • Hold over-arching vision for the needs of parent community, ensuring that appropriate communications and processes are undertaken to provide an exemplary level of responsiveness and service.
  • Work with Board to set conditions for an eventual unification of school sites in 2019.

This is a full time position with a competitive salary, benefits that include medical, dental, vision and tuition remission.

HOW TO APPLY
Contact: Stefan Klocek, Board Chair at (415) 999 – 2600
Or submit cover letter and resume electronically to apply@berkeleyrose.org
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
2515 Hillegass Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Substitutes and Camp Teachers

Post Date: Nov 1, 2017

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School is seeking Waldorf-trained substitute and camp teachers for its grades and early childhood programs. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of one year in Waldorf teacher training, experience working with children, and, for the camp programs, experience leading outdoor camps. We expect all teachers to be committed to self-development and open, direct communication with colleagues and parents.

Applicants applying for a position in our licensed nursery are required to have 12 qualifying early childhood education units (ECE) obtained by their start date; kindergarten applicants do not need ECE. The camp programs run one week in spring (April 9-13) and 6 weeks in the summer (June 18-July 27). Hours vary depending on the program.

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School, in its eighth year, currently serves children in nursery through fifth grade (growing a grade a year), with a student body of 130. Located near downtown Berkeley and the Cal campus, the school is easily accessible by bus, rapid public transit, and bike. As a community, Berkeley Rose offers an environment in which communication is transparent, compassionate, and open, and where diversity of all kinds is supported. It is a school that is open-minded and supports families exploring and discovering the best choices for their children. Berkeley Rose Waldorf School is a nonprofit 501c3; is a member of WECAN; and is a associate member of AWSNA. On the About Us page, you may view the dynamic group of educators who make up this growing school.

HOW TO APPLY
Contact: Megan Coleman, Administrator, at (510) 859-7679
Or submit cover letter and resume electronically to megan@berkeleyrose.org
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
2515 Hillegass Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Grades Volunteers for 2017/18

Post Date: Sept 12, 2017

Berkeley Rose Waldorf School is seeking volunteer assistant teachers for its lunch, handwork, and games programs.

Ideally, assistants are trained or actively pursuing certification in Waldorf education, and are open to learning from Rudolf Steiner’s indications. Assistants are encouraged to access guidance from experienced teachers, as part of their education. With time, assistant teachers substitute in classes in which they feel confident.

We hope to find volunteer assistant teachers who:
• Have knowledge of or training in Waldorf schools / anthroposophy
• Are experienced with elementary-aged children
• Have an ability to self-reflect and collaborate with colleagues
• Are reliable and consistent

HOW TO APPLY
Contact: Vasilica Hall, Faculty Chair, at (510) 859-7679
Or submit cover letter and resume electronically to hiring@berkeleyrose.org
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
2515 Hillegass Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704